After 25 years in the product R&D space, on Dec 2015, moved full-time into academics. As Professor Co-Innovation, heading the Research/Innovation outreach at IIIT Hyderabad. helping start and grow the Technology Transfer Office, Co-Innovation (corp) labs, Entrepreneur On Residence program and the Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Have been adjunct faculty (middle ware systems) at IIIT-H since 2002, visiting faculty at IIT Hyderabad (Innovation),member of governing board of incubators at IIIT-H, IIT and BITS.

Until recently , Center Head (& Vice President- Products), Progress Software's Hyderabad labs, responsible for leading the product development at the Hyderabad Development center. As Center Head, Built a formidable product engineering group that now owns half of engineering in the company. And is widely seen as a very Innovation centered engineering group (won national awards). Prior to taking the above position, was VP of Middleware Technologies at Pramati, . heading Product Engineering.

An accomplished Technologist, with over 20 years product engineering and R&D leadership experience. Regularly speak at tech workshops and seminars in India. Recently co-authored a book on ‘SOA approach to Integration’, published by Packt Publishers. Member of several Standards Expert groups including J2EE 1.3. Active in Product/Startup circles. . was Chair of ACM Hyderabad Chapter 2012-14. Active in industry organizations. most recently was President of HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Industry Association) and Regional council member at Nasscom. One of the Founders of Headstart Network (StartupSaturday).