Saankhya Labs appointed new member to the Board of Advisors.
Bengaluru, January 10, 2020 — Saankhya Labs today announced that it has appointed Prof. Abhay Karandikar to the Board of Advisors. Saankhya had earlier announced formation of new Board of Advisors with Kiran Deshpande and Amar Maletira.
Saankhya Labs formed the board of advisors to provide insights, advice, and non-binding recommendations to its Board and Executive leadership team. Parag Naik, CEO of Saankhya Labs said “As Saankhya continues on its path of innovation and growth in the wireless solutions domain, our advisory board members bring an incredible variety of experience and insight to the table to help take the company to the next level of growth”.

Prof Abhay Karandikar is currently the Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. Prof Karandikar is also Member (Part-Time) of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Before joining IIT Kanpur as the Director in April 2018, he served as Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. He also served as the Dean (Faculty Affairs) and Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at IIT Bombay. He spearheaded a national effort in setting up Telecom Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI), was the founding member and former Chairman of TSDSI. He was member of High-Level Forum on 5G setup by the Government of India and Chaired the 5G Spectrum Policy Task Force. Prof Karandikar has several patents issued and pending, contributions to IEEE, 3GPP standards, contributed chapters in books and large number of papers in international journals and conferences to his credit. Prof Karandikar was awarded with IEEE SA’s Standards Medallion in December 2016 in New Jersey.

Prof. Abhay Karandikar said “Saankhya Labs is working on some really innovative solutions in wireless communications area, and I am happy to be part of their advisory board to guide them in their endeavour to build path breaking products and solutions to solve some of the current problems in the communications industry”.

Saankhya Labs had formed a new Board of Advisors in December 2019 comprising of seasoned leaders from the industry Kiran Deshpande and Amar Maletira. With the addition of Prof. Karandikar, Saankhya has expanded the board of advisors to include accomplished thought leader from academia as well.