Shyamal Kumar is a software product leader, and has led several platforms spanning data centre, enterprise, and service provider networks. He is passionate about embracing SDN and cloud technologies to bring simplicity and performance to data networks. Having started his career with the venerable FreeBSD TCP/IP stack, to the current SDN/NFV platforms, he has been instrumental in breakthrough product lines like the Juniper MX. He also brought the initial generation of wireless broad band platforms in the world, through the Telsima WiMAX portfolio. Back in 2001, he was a key member of Inkra Networks, building the industry’s first virtual services switch, which had zero down time over years of network upgrades, due to its pioneering dynamically linked modular system architecture.
As our CEO, in his current endeavour, he has led our team to bring to market SD-WAN products. Shyamal and his team believe that today’s cloud first, digital driven – enterprises can take their business anywhere, as long as the network is available.
Shyamal is a graduate of BITS, Pilani, India and has been in the data networking space for the last 18 years leading products at Tata Elxsi, Juniper Networks, Inkra Networks, Telsima Communications, Riverstone Networks, NetContinuum and Versa Networks among other companies. He is active in several technology entrepreneurship campus courses and loves telling stories about how to build great software, and in the process build great companies as well.
Drritiman Boraah has experienced telecom and data networking technology for the last two decades in multiple product engineering roles, and has led teams in Lucent, Motorola, Juniper Networks, and has travelled the world to understand customer needs.
At Lavelle Networks, he has been instrumental since our founding days, to ensure customer success. He has built a team of fiercely passionate engineers who use technology, tools, knowledge and of course the sheer will of the human spirit, to focus on every reported customer network issue – big or small, to ensure that we keep our customers networks up and running.
Drritiman believes that no dream is too audacious, and no ambition too big to chase.
Driving deep customer insights into the rest of our company – Drritiman has paved the way for us to put the people who matter most to us first – OUR CUSTOMERS.
Randhir Bhattacharya is an experienced software architect who has worked across platforms in Microsoft, Hughes, Starent, Juniper Networks, Versa Networks and always played the role of that key technology architect who creates the blue print of successful product execution.
Building software across multiple engineering teams is a hard role, and he has played that role for us since the inception of our company. Whether it was the first line of code he committed into GIT, back when we started, or the last line of code he recently committed in this year’s GA release, his stamp of passionate technology expertise is all over our software products.
A perfectionist at heart, on technology architectural choices, when we hear him say ….”I am principally against…”, we all buckle down to hear another sermon of how to actually build great software. Mentoring all our engineers – junior or senior, he represents what we stand for in software at Lavelle Networks, a belief that software is, will and continue to change the world.
Karthik Madhava is our most articulate technologist, and he has deep experience in the most important skill of explaining technology to our customers, investors and partners. He has been in product roles from technical marketing to product management in Ericsson, Cisco, NetApp, Juniper Networks, Versa Networks and has always played the role of being a great communicator.
At Lavelle Networks, he interfaces with our technology partners at Intel, Microsoft, or Dell, our investors and key customers, explaining our story and vision and enlisting the support of everyone we need to build our company.
A speaker, blogger and writer at heart, he is at his best when he is creating content, and he is our go to person for communicating our story to world class audiences.
Netaji Patil understands wide area networks like no one else, having spent his time in global and national telecom providers, and is a name to be reckoned with in the telecom network and bandwidth markets. He is based in Mumbai, and has worked at every major telecom company – Tata Communications, Reliance Communications, Tulip Telecom and Global Internet Aggregators. He is deeply passionate about the Internet and its empowering ability to connect enterprises to the cloud.
At Lavelle Networks, Netaji heads our sales and business development across multiple markets – large, medium or small enterprises.
A passionate speaker, and advocate for customer success, he relentlessly pushes the multiple teams at our company, to work together towards the goal of winning, retaining and growing our customers. We have learnt to depend on him and his team, to provide next generation SD-WAN based innovation to connect businesses world-wide to their applications.
If there is one individual at Lavelle Networks who is continually exploring newer technology advancement and designing its adoption in existing products, then that's - Harish Kumtakar.
He has in-depth knowledge in network architecture like SDN, NFV, and VNF. Highly execution oriented, he is always looking for new ways of developing scalable and high performing products.
Harish is leading the product engineering function building world- class networking products and passionate teams.
Sashirekha is a technology and business visionary with an unmatched track record in directing prestigious projects. With 28 years of experience in Program Management, Client Relationship Management, and Software Development, she excels in leading multifaceted projects, ensuring delivery within budgets and deadlines. Her expertise in program management, software development lifecycle, and startup establishment has resulted in successful outcomes and client satisfaction. With her analytical mindset and certification as a Lead Quality Auditor, Sashirekha has successfully supervised and managed complex projects, considering multifaceted dependencies. She has deep insights into the experiences and retention strategies of North American and Canadian cellular operators.
As the Senior VP of R&D at Lavelle Networks, Sashirekha oversees efficient operations and cost-effective systems. She is also a startup specialist, known for building high-performing teams and ensuring seamless customer experiences.
Her analytical and dedicated leadership style drives operational excellence. Sashirekha's leadership skills shine through in building high-performing multicultural teams, fostering excellence in operations, and maintaining low attrition rates. the Senior Vice President of R&D at Lavelle Networks, she is responsible for driving innovation and efficient operations.
Hariharan NRS is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. As the Senior Director of Products & Solutions at Lavelle Networks, he possesses a diverse skill set that includes quality assurance, system integration, technical management, release management, and network technologies. Hariharan excels at overcoming operational challenges to deliver high-quality software products on time. He has successfully led projects concurrently in the areas of Cloud, Wireless, and Wired Networking, fostering collaboration among cross-functional teams to ensure timely and quality deliveries.
Hariharan's expertise extends to various aspects of the telecommunication industry, including SW test strategy development, test methodologies, SW validation planning and execution, system engineering, operations and program management, and customer focus. He is adept at optimising operational efficiency, building and managing labs, developing high-performance teams, and promoting continuous learning. Hariharan is also a skilled mentor and coach, supporting the growth and development of individuals under his guidance. Additionally, he has a strong aptitude for CAPEX and OPEX optimisation, ensuring efficient resource allocation within organisations. With his extensive industry knowledge and leadership capabilities, Hariharan NRS is a valuable asset to Lavelle Networks.