Vishwa is an active technology entrepreneur with over 24 years of industry and research experience. Prior to Saankhya he co-founded Smart Yantra technologies, a high technology product start-up; one of India’s first video streaming IP companies. Smart Yantra was acquired by Genesis Microchip in 2004.

He has been responsible for building and sustaining highly motivated technology teams at Saankhya and Smart Yantra. Under his leadership, Smart Yantra acquired several international clients. When at Genesis, he built the technology team responsible for the delivery of several key IPs from Bangalore. Prior to founding Smart Yantra, he was at Philips Consumer Electronics where he contributed to the system and software architecture for a new range of analog and digital TVs.

His research at Philips Research Labs Eindhoven resulted in the development of computational models for estimation of video quality. Vishwa was awarded Ph. D. from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, and M.E in ECE from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore. Vishwa has co-authored several publications in leading international journals and co-inventor in several US patents.

VISHWAKUMAR KAYARGADDE

(Founder & COO)

HEMANT MALLAPUR

(Founder & EVP Engineering)

Hemant Mallapur has 26 years of industry experience in Semiconductor and System product development and engineering management. At Saankhya as a Co-Founder and EVP of Engineering he is responsible for development of Broadcast and Rural Broadband products.

Prior to Saankhya he was one of the early members of Sage Inc which had its IPO on NASDAQ (SAGI) in 1999 and where he led the development of company’s successful IC’s for HDTV & LCD displays. Earlier he worked at Synopsys and Paxonet on ICs for Networking, PC and Graphics.

He was featured in the EDN ASIA magazine for their Innovator Award in 2000. He holds 3 US patents and has co-authored 4 papers in industry conferences. He completed his B.Tech in 1992 in Electronics and Communications Engineering from College of Engineering, JNTU Hyderabad, India.

Anindya is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Saankhya Labs with approximately 24 Years of experience. He is an expert on Software Defined Radios and has led the design and development of the Baseband and RF subsystems for Saankhya’s products in wireless communication. He has been instrumental in SDR Platform development and holds several fundamental patents and publications in this domain. He is a Senior Member, IEEE,and participates in standardization activities in 3GPP and TSDSI. He is an alumnus of IISc Bangalore and IIT BHU and previously workedfor Texas Instrument and Broadcom.

Anindya Saha

(CTO)

Preetham Uthaiah

(EVP Marketing & Strategy)

Preetham Uthaiah is the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Marketing at Saankhya Labs. He comes to Saankhya with more than 2 decades of global experience in Telecom and networking industry. Prior to Saankhya Labs, he was Vice President at Tech Mahindra leading a large multi-million-dollar strategic. At Tech Mahindra, he has served in various rolesin sales and account management in USA and India, which included, heading the international business development for smart cities and Go-To-Market initiatives for IoT.Prior to that, he was Director of Sales at L&T Technology Services in USA.  He has also been entrepreneur and founder of start-ups in the areas of IOT and industrial automation. Preetham started his career as software engineer and has worked in various technical roles for Telecom and networking products in Alcatel USA (Now part of Nokia) and Axes technologies.

Preetham is an Electronics and communications Engineering graduate from Karnataka University, India and has MBA in International Business management from Thunderbird School of Global management, University of Arizona USA.

Vivek Kimbahune, is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Saankhya Labs. With over two decades experience in Semiconductors, Consumer Electronics and Satcom domain, he drives all the Sales and Business development functions of the company with special focus on Satcom as a vertical.

Prior to Saankhya Labs, he was in-charge of Europe and Turkey handling key OEM accounts for Genesis Microchip Inc., world leader in LCD display controllers. Later, he started and led the Sales operations of Genesis Microchip in India bringing to market India’s first LCD TV, designed, and developed in India.

Earlier in his career, he was associated with the mobile industry managing corporate accounts and later joined the founding team of Smart Yantra technologies, a media streaming enterprise that was acquired by Genesis Microchip in 2004. With unique mix of MNC, Startups & Growth stage leadership experience, his specialties include International Sales, business development, strategic planning, key account management andcustomer support.

Vivek Kimbahune

(EVP Sales & Business Development)