Basant has over 20 years of industry experience, combining research and technology skills with a talent for incubating teams. He was the CTO of Symantec India and headed the SRL (Symantec Research Labs) where he was responsible for sustaining and fostering innovation. He was a founder member of the Patent Filter committee and himself a contributor to Symantec’s IP programs with a number of patents in the storage domain. Basant oversaw the offshoring of several large projects in Symantec, and headed the Storage Foundation group. He started his career as a file system engineer, working on key features of the industry standard VERITAS file system.
He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay. His technical interests include storage technology, parallel processing, distributed systems, real-time systems, formal languages and logic.
Barnali co-founded Coriolis Technologies in 2005 and has overseen its growth from inception. She has built several teams for technology companies, which contributed significantly to their core IP in the areas of storage, databases, security and virtualization. Barnali has over 14 years industry experience, and was a Technical Manager in Persistent Systems Ltd, one of Pune's largest software services companies, where she was responsible for seeding and scaling out large teams for US-based technology startups.
Barnali holds a Masters in Industrial Engineering with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Samir has been deep into computers and software for more than 14 years. A true engineer, he is equally at home with power tools (of the drill and circular saw variety) and operating systems (of the Solaris, Linux, AIX and FreeBSD variety) Samir has a very strong storage and OS background, and has worked on the industry standard VERITAS file system for many years. He was responsible for architecting the Metadata Server of the next generation clustered storage platform at Symantec. He holds many patents and was a member of Symantec's Patent filter committee.
Samir holds a Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Ganesh has over 14 years of experience in building enterprise software products. Starting as a kernel engineer working on the VERITAS file system, he has gone on to manage several teams building cutting edge storage software products for VERITAS and Symantec. His strong technical skills complement his ability to manage and deliver complex software products. He holds several patents and was a member of Symantec's Patent filter committee.
Ganesh has a Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Lal has over 20 years of industry experience in both technical and managerial roles, but he is still very much hands-on and likes to describe himself as a programmer. Over the years he has worked for Motorola, Hewlett Packard and SAP Business Objects on a wide range of technologies starting from Embedded tools, Compilers, Kernel Debuggers and HP-UX Operating System to Business Intelligence Platform, Java Technologies and Storage. He has several US patents to his credit.
Lal holds a Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Sinoj has been driving the creative bus for over 25 years in the user experience field, building teams and helping them come up with creative ways to solve problems, centered around humans.
He was the head of user experience (UX) in Symantec/ Veritas, lead India UX team for enterprise offerings on data center management, ran Experience Design Studio working on the UX Future Horizons, planned Rapid Design Labs and Design Thinking Workshops. He was also a member of India Innovation Council and Symantec Patent Filter Committee and holds multiple UI patents at USPTO.
He is a post graduate in Product Design from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He specializes in design thinking education/ training, rapid design labs, innovation acceleration, UX POC, design patents and storytelling.