Senior Vice President - Head of AI, Data and Advanced Analytics @ Scotiabank
Founder and CEO @ DataMath Inc
VP/GM, Watson IoT Platform, IBM Watson and Cloud @ IBM
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Veeru has over 20 years of experience with 15 years of executive and management experience in Digital Industries. He has extensive background in the Digital and IP Networking space i.e. delivery of multimedia content over IP platforms on wireless and wired networks using SOA and Cloud architectures with several development frameworks. Veeru has a wide ranging background
Veeru has over 20 years of experience with 15 years of executive and management experience in Digital Industries. He has extensive background in the Digital and IP Networking space i.e. delivery of multimedia content over IP platforms on wireless and wired networks using SOA and Cloud architectures with several development frameworks. Veeru has a wide ranging background in the areas of Mobile, Collaboration (Social/UC), UX and Big Data Analytics with competencies in Business and Strategic Planning, Building Roadmaps, R&D, Architecture, Product Development, and Deployment.
At GE, Veeru has envisioned and executed several key initiatives. He built a 70-person organization consisting of several labs within the SW-COE. He drove various programs for GE businesses, such as a complete E2E SmartGrid Analytics and Visualization Platform; delivered a cloud-based high-valued Mobility and Collaboration Field Services Program; and several UX programs for various GE businesses.
Before GE, Veeru was a CTO and senior executive at Vianix, a media technology company that provides end-to-end speech processing solutions. He was accountable and responsible for all technical and business due-diligence in the company. Veeru expanded the technology penetration into several markets including six core markets namely Healthcare/Legal/Insurance, Mobile Voice Services, Call-Center and Analytics, Biometrics, Semiconductor that increased the company valuation manifold. He has built several technical and business development teams from ground-up and effectively led global teams.
Before Vianix, Veeru served as a Director of Services Technology in New Media Development as part of the Division of Strategic Planning at Comcast. He was responsible for the strategic planning, roadmaps, architecture, design, development and deployment of new applications and services.
Veeru earned his PhD in CS at USF, Tampa and his M.E in EE from India Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and BSc in Mathematics.
Senior Vice President - Big Data and Data Science @ From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Founder and CEO @ From December 2013 to Present (2 years 1 month) Technology Leader (Executive) @ SAGE/SW-Center of Excellence is a newly formed start-up like organization within GE. I was hired as the one of the FIRST TWO employees to execute on core software initiatives within GE across all business lines. With solid start-up background and expertise I quickly stood the organization up. Identified, recruited, and trained best-of-breed technical talents at the Global S/W Center in San Ramon. Formed and built the Mobile, Collaboration (Social/UC), and UX technology centers/labs from ground-up with the newly hired team. Manage the development and delivery of different modules and products across different platforms and vertical markets (Healthcare, Energy, Transportation and Aviation), within the budget. Employed agile methodologies for execution of these fast paced initiatives. Some of my ground-breaking technology innovations have been extensively covered by media (including KTVU (CBS), SF Chronicle, WSJ, NYT, MIT Technology Review and Bloomberg). From May 2011 to February 2014 (2 years 10 months) Founder, President and CEO @ Built a consulting firm from scratch. Identified opportunities, sourced talent and placed teams for large organizations like ATT (SBC). Analyzed customer needs and challenges from a technology and business perspective and identified gaps to augment their existing infrastructure. From June 2005 to December 2011 (6 years 7 months) Chief Technology Officer @ Company was an early stage start-up without a technology and business direction. Joined the founder and raised initial round of $7M from a $20B investor. Architected and built the technology from ground-up by identifying, recruiting, training and retaining world class technical talent across globe (US, India, Romania, Malaysia, Ukraine, Russia). Managed the development and delivery of different modules and products across different platforms and vertical markets (Healthcare, Legal Insurance and Public Safety, Telecom, Multimedia and Semiconductor, such as Consumer Electronics), while maintaining the cost well under budget. Responsible for ramping the business up to 40 contracts in less than 2 years. From May 2006 to April 2011 (5 years) Director of Services Technology @ Senior leadership role to lead, innovate and create new products and services (using SOA and SaaS models) such as Next-Gen On-Demand Video, Video conferencing using IMS/SIP Technologies and Packet Cable 2.0 and also increase Comcast’s presence across the MSO industry in conferences and standard bodies like ITU-T and CableLabs From March 2003 to April 2006 (3 years 2 months) R&D Consultant @ Over and above my regular job, I had an opportunity to do consulting to build algorithms in order to test the quality of KVM switches in the market and hence built a local area network of switches and routers in my basement! From February 2004 to October 2004 (9 months) Principal/Chief Scientist/Engineer @ The company is an early stage start-up to build optical routers and switches. I was responsible for architecture of the optical router solution (Sonet STS-1) and Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) applications for defense organizations like NASA; Integrate it with our Radisys AOpen boards and COTS-based Agilent Sonet Card; Demonstration of AON EOS product/solution environment at NASA Glen Research Center, and other defense customers. From October 2002 to June 2003 (9 months) Member of Technical Staff @ As a senior researcher and Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs, I was responsible for designing, architecting and building an innovative Packet Multimedia Gateway (PMG) to transcode and translate from wireless to IP networks; this solution was sold as part of the business unit to NMS communications for more than $60M and later part of the work got adopted in the ITU standards body for the interoperability of image, video, voice, data and control; I was also responsible for architecting a novel in-building wireless (PicoGSM) solution with a base-station using GSM, and IP protocols.
I was also the lead for an ingenious Digital Watermarking system for broadcast video with an annual revenue of more than $2M. From June 1998 to December 2002 (4 years 7 months) Research Assistant @ Worked as a research assistant along side software industry in the areas of data compression, VLSI and embedded architectures. From August 1994 to April 1998 (3 years 9 months) Senior Software Engineer @ Built computational fluid dynamics software on different platforms such as IRIS GL, IBM AIX, SUN SPARCs From August 1994 to July 1997 (3 years) Software Engineer @ Built drivers and test applications for IBM Graphics cards. From September 1993 to August 1994 (1 year) Research Assistant @ Built image processing algorithms for satellite and SAR images. From May 1993 to October 1993 (6 months)
Ph.D, Computer Science and Engineering @ University of South Florida From 1994 to 1998 M.E, Electrical Engineering @ Indian Institute of Science From 1989 to 1993 B.Sc, Mathematics @ Vivekananda College, University of Madras From 1986 to 1989 P S Sr Secondary School Veeru PhD is skilled in: Software Development, Software Engineering, Agile Methodologies, Embedded Systems, Algorithms, Software Design, Machine Learning, Enterprise Architecture, Distributed Systems, System Architecture, Cloud Computing, Linux, Digital Signal Processors, Systems Engineering, TCP/IP
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