Parag is a serial entrepreneur with over 18 years of industry experience, out of which 9 years have been in high technology startups. At Saankhya he is the CTO and one of key contributors to the Saankhya SDR concept architecture. He drives the overall technology and strategic roadmaps of the company and is directly responsible for the Wireless DSP, DSP firmware, DSP tool and Systems groups. He is also responsible for Product Marketing and Business Development. He is one of the co-founders of the company and is a member of the Board of Directors.
Prior to Saankhya he co-founded Smart Yantra technologies one of India’s first Video IP streaming companies in 2001 and Vayavya Labs India’s first Electronic Design Automation Company in 2006. Both companies are high technology product companies. Smart Yantra was acquired by Genesis Microchip in 2004.
His work experience includes product conception and development, system/software architecture, building and binding strong technical teams and product marketing. He has built strongly motivated technology teams in Saankhya, Vayavya and Smart Yantra .At Vayavya, he is one of key contributors in the definition of a patented Device Driver generator product. This product is first of its kind in the industry and the company’s flagship product. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and advises Vayavya on technology aspects.
At Smart Yantra he was the CTO and was responsible for the overall technology and product roadmap of the company. He conceived and architected the world’s first Video over Wi-Fi system solution that won several awards. Post acquisition in Genesis ( 2004-2006), he built the DTV demodulation technology team at Bangalore, as part of the CTO office. At Ishoni Networks a Telecom Networking startup he was one of the early members and one of the key architects of the world’s first Gateway on Chip solution. At Philips Research and Consumer Electronics he was instrumental in defining software and system architectures for a range of Analog and Digital TV ICs. He was also one of the founding members of Philips India Design Centre in 1995. From 1992 to 1995 Parag worked as a private contractor to a reputed Indian Defence Organization. Here he designed and developed embedded hardware and software for the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft project. He has 9 (3 issued, 6 pending) US and India patents in the areas of CPU/SDR architecture, Digital Communications, Signal Processing and Hardware-Software Co-design/ Code generators.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Karnatak University, India.
Posted in: Board Members