A. V. Sridhar
AV Sridhar (AVS) is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of Digite Inc based out of Mountain View, California. Digite Inc focuses on Lean Software Application Life Cycle Management. It has development centers in Mumbai and Bangalore. Earlier to Digite Inc he co-founded Neta Inc in 1998 which targeted the Web Data Mining and Personalization space. He successfully sold Neta Inc to Disney Corporation in the Year 2000. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur he was part of the early founding team at Wipro where he worked for 17 years between 1981 and 1997 in various capacities. Significant among them being the CAD/ CAM Division partnering SunMicrosytem. As a President he handled different portfolios during his long innings. AVS started various new divisions within Wipro like the eCommerce, Communications Division, Software Products Division, System Integration Division, the Technical System Division. AVS is currently Chairman of Advance Health Care, a network of diagnostics centers for Oncology, Neurology and Cardiology based in 6 different cities in India. He is on the Board of WeP India. He graduated his Bachelors in Engineering from Jabalpur Engineering College. He did various senior management courses at IIM Ahmedabad and GE Institute at Crotonville, New York. AVS has been involved with organizations like the Computer Society of India, MAIT while in India and a TiE Silicon Valley Charter member.
Sr. V.P. & Head of Business Development
and Customer Support
Raghu brings over 19 years of Sales experience in Information Technology products and services in India and the US. Raghu is responsible for Sales and Business Development for India, the Middle-East and the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to Digite’s, Raghu was with Infosys Technologies and HCL Technologies where he was responsible for creating and managing key accounts. Apart from sales and relationship management, Raghu has experience in strategy planning, operations and large change management programs. He started his career with HCL Hewlett Packard in India where he was a Regional Sales Manager responsible for the sales of system integration solutions to large corporate customers. Raghu holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
Sr. Vice President – Engineering and Professional Services
Sudipta (Sudi) has been in the IT industry for over 18 years working with leading services providers like Wipro, HCL Technologies and i2. He is responsible for Digite’s product development, presales and implementations. Prior to joining Digite, Sudi was handling the offshore services organization for i2. At i2, he was responsible for its Americas delivery organization. He was also responsible for Retail, Logistics and Technology Infrastructure practices. Sudi also led the QMG initiative for the i2 India services organization. Before i2, Sudi spent 10 years with HCL Technologies. At HCLT, he played multiple roles – from services delivery to leading sales teams. Sudi was responsible for HCLT America’s Insurance vertical. Sudi started his career at Wipro where he worked for 5 years in different roles across geographies. Sudi holds a Master’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras.
C R Parmeshwaran
Sr. Director – Solutions Param
Param has over 19 years of experience in managing software development for the IT industry. Param is responsible for Digite’s Technology Services Division and handles complex technology solutions for strategic accounts. With a deep understanding of the product domain, technology issues and complimentary leadership skills, Param has been instrumental in solving challenging business problems for multiple Digite customers by applying the various Digite solutions to the specific needs of the customer. Prior to this, Param headed Digite’s Engineering team. Before Digite, Param has had successful stints with companies like Infosys, PCS and CMC where he managed projects for a number of Indian and multinational companies and delivered excellent results. Param holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.
Dr. Ramesh Patil
Chief Technology Officer
Ramesh brings to Digite over 30 years of rich experience as an academician, entrepreneur and technologist. Ramesh is a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence and its application to medicine and has served on the faculty of Computer Science at MIT and University of Southern California, Information Sciences Institute. In 1997, Ramesh was lured into entrepreneurship and joined Rightworks; a provider of B2B e-business applications. Ramesh served as the CTO from its inception till the year 2000 when the company was bought over by i2 Technologies. At i2, Ramesh was VP Technology and Technology Strategy till 2004. Ramesh holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, a master’s degree from IIT Kanpur and a Ph.D in Computer Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and was the Editor-in-Chief of AI Magazine from 1991-96.
Co-founder, Sr. Vice President – Product
Mahesh brings over 20 years of Product Management/ Delivery and Business Development experience to Digite. Mahesh is responsible for Product Management, Marketing, and Professional Services for North America and Europe. Prior to this, Mahesh co-founded Aravali Technologies, a Silicon Valley e-consulting company, and as COO, managed Services Delivery and Operations, till Aravali’s successful acquisition by an India-based publicly owned company. Before Aravali Technologies, Mahesh spent 5 years with HCL America, where he managed business development and delivery of offshore software projects for its West Coast operations, working with Fortune 500 companies such as CIGNA, Boeing, Sun Microsystems and Compaq among others. Before that, he spent 6 years with India’s premier software company, NIIT, delivering consulting and software projects. During that period, he spent 3 challenging years in product management of PC based CASE and project management software in India. Mahesh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from MS University and an MBA in Systems and Marketing from XLRI, India.
Co-founder, Vice President – Sales
Ram brings in over 20 years of Sales experience in Information Technology products and services in India and the USA. Ram is responsible for Sales and Business Development for the Americas and Europe.
Prior to Digite, Ram was a co-founder and head of sales for Aravali Technologies, focused on Information Technology Services till its acquisition.
Earlier, Ram managed key accounts for HCL Technologies – a global IT services organization. Here he was involved in setting up software development outsourcing relationships with Fortune 100 companies. Ram started his career with HCL Hewlett Packard in India where he managed a business unit responsible for the sales of system integration solutions to large corporate customers.
Ram holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from PSG Tech, India.
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Suhas S. Patil
Suhas Patil is founder and Chairman Emeritus of Cirrus Logic Inc., a leading semiconductor company. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Suhas spent ten years in the academic field. Suhas was appointed Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, he worked in the area of Computer Architecture and related topics.
In 1992, Suhas together with other successful entrepreneurs and businessmen of Indian origin in the Silicon Valley formed a non-profit organization called TiE, Suhas was elected its first president and under his leadership TiE became an effective and respected organization nurturing and mentoring entrepreneurs and young companies. Suhas is on the board of Cirrus Logic, Digite (formerly Tufan) and Cradle Technologies.
Suhas received his Doctor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1970. In 1995, his alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science degree on him for his work in science and industry.
Co-founder, President and CEO
A. V. Sridhar
AV Sridhar (AVS) is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of Digite Inc based out of Mountain View, California. Digite Inc focuses on Lean Software Application Life Cycle Management. It has development centers in Mumbai and Bangalore. Earlier to Digite Inc he co-founded Neta Inc in 1998 which targeted the Web Data Mining and Personalization space. He successfully sold Neta Inc to Disney Corporation in the Year 2000.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur he was part of the early founding team at Wipro where he worked for 17 years between 1981 and 1997 in various capacities. Significant among them being the CAD/ CAM Division partnering SunMicrosytem. As a President he handled different portfolios during his long innings. AVS started various new divisions within Wipro like the eCommerce, Communications Division, Software Products Division, System Integration Division, the Technical System Division. AVS is currently Chairman of Advance Health Care, a network of diagnostics centers for Oncology, Neurology and Cardiology based in 6 different cities in India. He is on the Board of WeP India.
He graduated his Bachelors in Engineering from Jabalpur Engineering College. He did various senior management courses at IIM Ahmedabad and GE Institute at Crotonville, New York.
AVS has been involved with organizations like the Computer Society of India, MAIT while in India and a TiE Silicon Valley Charter member.
Sridar Iyengar is the President of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) in Silicon Valley. Previously he was the Partner-in-Charge of KPMG’s Emerging Business Practice. He has had a number of leadership roles within KPMG’s global organization particularly in setting up and growing new practices. He has the unique distinction of having worked as a partner in all three of KPMG’s regions – Europe, America and Asia Pacific – as well as in all four of KPMG’s functional disciplines – assurance, tax, consulting and financial advisory services.
He was Chairman and CEO of KPMG’s India operations between 1997 and 2000 and during that period was a member of the Executive Board of KPMG’s Asia Pacific practice. Prior to that he headed up the International Services practice in the West Coast. On his return from India in 2000 he was asked to lead a major effort of KPMG focused on delivering audit and advisory services to early stage companies. He served as a member of the Audit Strategy group of KPMG LLP. He was with KPMG from 1968 until his retirement in March 2002. Sridar is the Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, holds Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Honors) from University of Calcutta and has attended the Executive Education course at Stanford.
Derek brings 24 years of rich experience from the IT industry within commercial, federal and state government arenas. As a specialist in high-profile, challenged project domains he is recognized for his direct and decisive management style. Derek has extensive business and project management experience, with specialties in decision support tool development, risk management, Software Quality Assurance, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), methodologies and standards development, and all aspects of software and systems testing.
He is an accomplished speaker who has presented IT management and Governance related topics at various conferences like the International Test and Evaluation (ITEA) World Conference, University of Montana, and NASSCOM Quality Summit in Bangalore, India. Before joining Digite, Derek was PMO Director and IT Process architect within the IT Services Division of State of Montana.
Derek received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, from National University, San Diego, California and a Masters of Science in Information Systems, from Western International University, Phoenix, Arizona. He also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and membership from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a member of the IEEE Standards Association and Computer Society. He is also serves on the National Association of State CIO’s (NASCIO’s) IT Business Case Subcommittee.
Digité (di-ji-tay) is a Silicon Valley startup founded by a group of serial entrepreneurs. It is headquartered in Cupertino, California with offices in US and India – and customers in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Over 300,000 users use Digité products worldwide. These users come from a wide range of industries including Consulting, Professional Services and Enterprise IT organizations as well as several vertical industries including Automotive, Financial Services, Public Sector, Hi-tech and Telecommunications.
Digité is a leading provider of collaborative enterprise software and solutions for Lean/ Agile Application Lifecycle Management and Visual Project Management. Digité’s solutions are targeted towards technology organizations – such as Corporate IT, ISVs, IT services/Outsourcing and IT-Consulting companies, as well as general business functions like Marketing, Recruitment, HR, Procurement, Legal and many others.
Enterprises the world over continue to focus on delivering awesome products and services to their customers world-wide. Software and IT have become critical – and integral – components of their efforts. Without leading-edge, high-quality technology solutions helping them in all aspects of their business from Marketing and Sales, to Procurement, Development, Manufacturing, Logistics, to Customer Service and Support and ongoing Customer Engagement – they simply cannot compete in a global marketplace.
The need for global teams to collaborate successfully on any initiative has become vital! Agile Application Lifecycle Management (Agile ALM) helps global software/ IT teams to successfully collaborate and deliver the software and technology needed by businesses to succeed in these challenging times!
At Digité, we believe we provide the most comprehensive vision of end-to-end Application Lifecycle Management. With the experience of our Founders – and that of our world-class Management Team, we believe we truly understand the needs of technology teams for building world-class products and solutions for their organizations. They need to build high-quality Products and Solutions, they need to manage their development projects and teams effectively, and they need to collaborate effectively with their customers, partners and with their own distributed teams around the world.
We have combined these needs to provide an integrated – yet individually independent – products that combined Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Project/ Program/ Resource Management, Process Governance with Lean/ Agile and Visual Management tools to offer our customers a rich set of tools that combine seamlessly to provide the most comprehensive Lean/ Agile ALM suite in the world!
One of the best compliments – and the reason they go with us instead of the competition – we receive is that we are “very responsive”! We love our products and we want to make sure our customers and users love them too. We combine our products with comprehensive professional services, training and technical support! We make sure we help our customers fully implement our ALM solutions. This is a key reason why most of our ALM and PPM implementations are not team or departmental level implementations, but Enterprise Level – running into 1000’s of licenses across the company.
Thanks to our services and support organizations, our customers have been able to save millions of dollars in terms of productivity gains, cost savings and reduced time to market.
And this is not just what we say! An array of global technology leaders and Fortune 1000 organizations has chosen Digité’s products and solutions over our much bigger and better established competitors over and over again. They have done so for a combination of a superior set of product features and architecture as well as a strong services and support capability.
Over the last 10 years or more, we have satisfactorily helped global organizations implement our products and solutions so they can deliver their products and services successfully to their customers. Nearly $30bn of business is being executed on the Digité SwiftALM and SwiftKanban products, with over 300,000 users using these products for successful collaboration and product delivery to their customers.
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