Our People

FOUNDERS CIRCLE

  • Bishal Lachhiramka Bishal Lachhiramka
    CEO
    Drishti-soft
    www.drishti-soft.com
  • Diwakar Nigam Diwakar Nigam
    Managing Director
    Newgen Technologies
    www.newgensoft.com
  • Dr. A.S. Rao Dr. A.S. Rao
    Director,Center for Projects Mobilization and Globalizarion at Vignana Jyothi
  • Pallav Nadhani Pallav Nadhani
    Co-Founder
    FusionCharts
    www.fusioncharts.com
  • Piyush Singh Piyush Singh*
    Sr. VP and Chief Information Officer at Great American Insurance
  • Rishi Krishnan Rishi Krishnan
    Director & Professor of Strategic Management
    IIM Indore
    www.iimidr.ac.in

FELLOWS

  • Amit Pande Amit Pande
    Innovation, Product and Experience Design Leader
    HP Labs
    Part Time Fellow
  • Avinash Raghava Avinash Raghava
    Full Time Fellow
  • Dilip Ittyera Dilip Ittyera
    Founder & CEO
    www.aikonlabs.com
    Part Time Fellow
  • Gowri Shankar Natarajan Gowri Shankar Natarajan
    Part Time Fellow
  • Hareish Gur Hareish Gur
    Part Time Fellow
    VP - Sales
    Newgen Software
    www.newgensoft.com
  • Manjunath M Gowda Manjunath M Gowda
    CEO
    www.i7nw.com
    Part Time Fellow
  • M. Thiyagarajan(Rajan) M. Thiyagarajan(Rajan)
    Innovation Leader
    www.intuitindia.com
    Part Time Fellow
  • Nakul Saxena Nakul Saxena
    Full Time Fellow
  • Nari Kannan Nari Kannan
    Part Time Fellow
    Lead Associate
    Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Shashi Bhagnari Shashi Bhagnari
    Fellow
  • Shoaib Ahmed Shoaib Ahmed
    Full Time Fellow
  • Sridhar Ranganathan Sridhar Ranganathan
    Product Guy
    www.meaningfullysocial.com
    Part Time Fellow
  • Srivardhini K Jha Dr. Srivardhini K. Jha
    Part Time Fellow

MAVENS

Mavens are trusted experts who pass knowledge to others in a pay-forward model in small intimate learning sessions that iSPIRT has pioneered.

  • Shankar Maruwada Shankar Maruwada
    Mentor to entrepreneurs
    and investor
  • Shashank N D Shashank N D
    Co-founder & CEO
    Practo.com
  • Sridhar Ranganathan Sridhar Ranganathan
    Product Guy
    credibase.com

SAARTHIS

Impassioned volunteers bringing iSPIRT initiatives to their community

  • Aditya Bhelande Aditya Bhelande
    Yukta
  • Ahimanikya Satapathy Ahimanikya Satapathy
    DocEngage
  • Ashwin Ramaswamy Ashwin Ramaswamy
    ContractIQ
  • Chaitanya C Chaitanya C
    Ozonetel
  • Chintan Mehta Chintan Mehta
    iSPIRT Foundation
  • Harrshada Deshpande Harrshada Deshpande
    Foun10
  • Indus Khaitan Indus Khaitan
    Oracle
  • Manjula Sridhar Manjula Sridhar
    GSF Accelerator
  • Rakesh Mondal Rakesh Mondal
    Creative Director, UI/UX Designer
  • Ramesh Loganathan Ramesh Loganathan
    VP (Products) & Center Head, Progress Software
  • Sairam Krishna Sairam Krishna
    FreshDesk
  • Sanket Nadhani Sanket Nadhani
    FusionCharts
  • Seema Joshi Seema Joshi
    BMC
  • Sumeet Anand Sumeet Anand
    Kreeo
  • Vijay Anand Vijay Anand
    The Startup Guy.

ADVISORS

  • Kunal Bajaj Kunal Bajaj
    Entrepreneur; Director
    One97; Ex-MD
    Analysys Mason India
  • Nitin Pai Nitin Pai
    Founder & Fellow at
    www.takshashila.org.in
  • Nrk Raman Nrk Raman
    Director
    Trimax IT Infrastructure & Servies Ltd
  • Navyug Mohnot Navyug Mohnot
    Founder and CEO
    QAI Global
  • Ravi Venkatesan Ravi Venkatesan
    Ex-Chairman
    Microsoft India

* - Individual

WELL WISHERS

"The entire ISODA community has noted and received news of formation of ISPIRT with great enthusiasm and anticipation.
I take this opportunity, on behalf of ISODA management and member community, to congratulate you all on this new initiative. We wish you great success and hope that with the help of ISPIRT, many new success stories will be seen in near future for software product companies in India, giving a boost to our industry and economy.
We also take great pride that some of our members are the founding fathers of ISPIRT.
Congratulations and Best Wishes.
Thank You."

Biren Shah, ISODA, Chairman

“iSPIRT is a much needed initiative for fast growing product ecosystem in India. Non linear growth, while is the new buzzword, we need on the ground catalysts to foster such growth and collaborate with universities, government and corporates to create a conducive environment to make this happen. Right initiative at the right time!”

Pinkesh Shah, Director of Programs, Institute of Product Leadership

“Following its exemplary success in the IT Services and BPO areas over the last three decades, the Indian software industry has another unique opportunity to create global impact with Software Products. Having had the experience of leading i-flex, the first global success story for “Made in India” Software Products, I have always believed that the Indian IT industry can scale even higher peaks with such innovation. As a close observer of this industry, I see a lot of positive momentum and promise, especially in the recent past. A think-tank like iSPIRT is certainly long overdue, and I sincerely hope that a sound policy framework will emerge from this initiative, that will help encourage and nurture this industry in the future. I wish you all the best.”

Rajesh Hukku, Former CEO and Chairman, i-flex solutions

“Congratulations on the launch of iSPIRT! It’s a fantastic initiative to grow and sustain the Indian product ecosystem. A national think-tank body is exactly what we need for the community to drive even bigger influence in the business and technology arenas that exist in the country today. IPMA is delighted to contribute to the promising influence of products through excellence in product management practices in this endeavor.”

Ravi Padaki, Founder, India Product Management Association