At Velankani Communications Technologies, we are committed to delivering world class technical expertise and a wide range of product and service solutions to telecom industry customers. We meet customer requirements and exceed expectations by providing high quality services on time, every time.
Chief Executive Officer
Raj has more than 20 years’ experience in telecommunications, including work at Bell Labs, the Dataphone II business unit of AT&T and McGraw Hill, Inc. Raj joined Velankani in 1991 in a business development role. Under his leadership, Velankani has become a full-service consulting firm providing engineering and management services to telecom and data communications firms. In 2005, Raj Singh became President and CEO of Velankani Communications Technologies, Inc. where he has lead the creation of several business models that are now becoming standard practices in the Industry. In 2011, Raj co-founded Network Design Decisions, Inc. to market FTTx network planning software to the telecom industry.
Chief Financial Officer
Ray joined Velankani Communications Technologies, Inc. following a 22-year career at AT&T and Lucent Technologies where his experience spanned field operations and engineering, strategic planning, and Operations Support System design, testing, deployment, integration, and support. At AT&T, Ray managed teams that defined AT&T’s Hybrid Fiber Coax architecture for telephone over cable and was lead planner on the development and deployment of AT&T’s Local Operating Systems. At Lucent, Ray was Managing Director of the System Integration Practice. Ray began his career in the telecommunications industry after serving in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear program.
Vice President, Marketing
Ann is an award-winning executive with more than 30 years’ experience in corporate marketing, working for companies such as McGraw-Hill and Ziff Davis. She joined Velankani in 2012 to develop corporate and product brand messaging, support new product launches and create an integrated marketing program. At McGraw-Hill, Ann developed a worldwide online leads service for architects, engineers and contractors. For Ziff Davis, she developed new marketing strategies for the (then) emerging direct mail channel. At media company Hanley-Wood, Ann headed up corporate marketing and divisional marketing.
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Stan Lumish, former CTO of JDSU (and member of Lightwave’s Editorial Advisory Board), is also CEO and chairman of Pilot Photonics Ltd., a company focused on optical comb subsystems development based in Dublin, Ireland. Pilot Photonics develops optical comb source subsystems targeted at next-generation optical communications networks. The subsystems can be used with a variety of multicarrier optical transmission technologies, such as coherent optical OFDM, coherent WDM, and Nyquist WDM. He has spent more than 25 years in optical networking, with stints at AT&T Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies as well as JDSU. He most recently spent 18 months in Iraq and Afghanistan working for the United States Department of Defense on economic stabilization efforts.
Director, Network Management Technology
Ramu is an EMS/NMS subject matter expert, with over 17 years’ experience in software architecture, design, development and deployment of EMS and NMS for various types of network elements. He joined Velankani in 2002 as a project manager and is currently responsible for architecting and managing NOCVue and QuickChassis. Ramu has lead teams to successfully complete critical system analysis and functional design of telecom applications and sub-components and managed technical resources through a formal SDLC methodology to meet aggressive schedules and budget limitations. As CTO, he oversees RFPs, proposal generation, project estimating and statement of work for Velankani’s business development team. Previously, Ramu was employed by Varros Telecom, Wipro Technologies, DSQ Software, working for key customers such as Alcatel Lucent, Acme Packet, OKI Electric, Japan and Citibank, India.
Based in Bangalore, India, Venkatesh joined Velankani in 2003 as a technical manager and was promoted to Director of Engineering in 2005. He has worked for 16 years in the telecommunications and networking industry and extensive experience working with geographically distributed teams and customers in India, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Venkatesh has lead teams of up to 10 managers and senior managers and created teams ranging from 2 to 160 engineers to tackle complex embedded and network management implementations. His experience includes development, systems testing, test automation and web/general applications teams in multisite environments. Venkatesh also held technical positions at Celox Networks (USA), Tata Elxsi (India), DSQ Software and ABB India.
CEO and President, Velankani Communications Technologies
President and CEO, Velankani Information Systems
Kolanda founded Velankani Information Systems in 1985 under the principal of providing the best and brightest consultants to the telecommunications market at a reasonable price. Kolanda has more than 20 years technical consulting expertise in telephony and financial applications. A former Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Kolanda was an early innovator of relational databases. He has extensive experience in database architectural design, implementations and conversions. Kolanda holds two Master’s degrees, one in Computer Science from Queens College, College University of New York, and the other in Operations Research from Osmania University in India.
President and Chief Executive Officer, VPIsystems
Tito has 15 years of communications industry experience. Prior to joining VPI Systems, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Lemur Networks, an OSS company in the CATV market. Before joining Lemur Networks, Tito was Chief Financial Officer of Aplion Networks in Edison, NJ, a software and hardware vendor of converged data, voice and video services. He was also a founder and the Director of Business Strategy for Coreon, a start-up in the OSS space for communications carriers. Previously, he held multiple positions in AT&T Corporate Development and Finance in the U.S. and in Asia, where he performed financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate development. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from SUNY and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University
Chief Executive Officer, Viteos
Shankar founded Viteos to bring the hedge fund community a fund administration and middle office model that combined advanced technology with consultative client service. An entrepreneurial leader with over 21 years of international experience in business acquisition and development, he has operating experience in culturally and geographically diverse global markets. Prior to founding Viteos, Shankar was the President and CEO of Silverline Technologies, an IT services company. He successfully guided Silverline through its phases of organic and inorganic growth, managing the acquisition and delivery of services for Fortune 500 clients. He led Silverline to its listing on the NYSE as the first Indian IT services company to be listed on the big board.
President Emeritus, Network Design Decisions Inc.
Kermit is co-founder and president of Network Design Decisions, Inc. NDDI provides software to streamline the process of upgrading from cable to broadband, saving time and money for telcos, cablecos, consulting engineers making the critical decisions required to plan FTTx deployments. NDDI’s products—NOCPlan XS and NOCData XS— works with any engineering platform . Kermit has over 40 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, including sales, marketing and executive positions at Raychem, Raytheon, GN Netcom, Teltone and DSC. He has founded and headed several companies including Millennium Marketing, a marketing consulting firm for telecommunication suppliers, and Teledata Communications Inc., a North American subsidiary of an Israeli company. He is a regular contributor and speaker at telecom industry events and publications.
Co-Founder – Meru Networks
Mr. Srinath Sarang was a Co-Founder of Meru Networks, Inc. (Acquired by Fortinet) where he served as its General Manager of Hospitality & Entertainment. Mr. Sarang served as a Vice President of Product Management for Meru Networks, Inc. He joined Meru Networks from Bytemobile Inc (Acquired by Citrix)., where he served as a Director heading various aspects of product development, professional services and sales. Mr. Sarang handled customer field trials and deployment, which proved instrumental with Bytemobile’s first customer, Vodafone PLC. Prior to Bytemobile, Mr. Sarang served as a System Architect of Lucent Technologies. Mr. Sarang was involved with the core architecture team tasked with designing and developing Lucent’s next generation Any PathÔ Unified Messaging System, a carrier class Unified Messaging product for wire line and wireless networks. Mr. Sarang’s involvement spanned the product cycle from conceptualization to deployment at multiple carriers around the world. Mr. Sarang started his career designing embedded systems in the voice messaging industry and graduated to be an infrastructure architect with core expertise in security and messaging protocols. Mr. Sarang attended the Masters program in Computer Science at San Diego State University and has a BS in Computer Engineering from Karnatak University, India.
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