An alumnus of IIT Mumbai, Vijay is a first generation entrepreneur. Vijay has worked with CAD/CAM divisions of Crompton Greaves and Godrej & Boyce for six years at the start of his career. Vijay has over 17 years of experience in development of complex CAD/CAE/Project Management software. He has been the driving force behind building SoftTech Engineers Limited, a software product company of repute during the last 14 years. He has steered the company towards international, award-winning success by envisioning software solutions that enable complex processes in the AEC (Architecture-Engineering-Construction) industry into a matter of a few mouse clicks. He holds an M.Tech degree from IIT, Mumbai. Vijay strongly believes that IT has to be leveraged extensively to bring in speed, efficiency, and transparency in processes for public and private sector organizations. It’s his belief, enthusiasm and strategic and technical know-how that has successfully steered SoftTech through the years.
Manish Chauhan is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned leader with Cross-Functional Experience and Cross-Industry Expertise. He has over three decades of notable experience in instituting corporate responsibility, integrity, and accountability with Consulting companies, Tech companies, GovCon companies, and Non-Profit organizations. His experience has helped him to drive corporate business strategies and lead enterprise transformation programs to accelerate new growth platforms, build new capabilities and improve ROIC and org structure.With strong track record executing multimillion-dollar projects, implementing best practices, and new product introductions, he offers expertise in aligning sales, production, delivery, talent acquisition activities to drive success, growth, and expansion and has played instrumental roles in enterprise technology transformation. Manish recently served as an Executive Director (COO/CFO) at ‘NIGP: National Institution of Governmental Purchasing’ where he was responsible for leading the strategy, technology, finance, and operations for an association of public procurement officers.
Having delivered innovative & exceptional outcomes in highly competitive environments, Pinak has been a market entry protagonist with 90 % of career spent towards establishing new businesses from scratch. He exceeded corporate expectations on multiple occasions generating Billion dollar revenues across 18 diverse industry verticals while serving both Product OEMs and consulting firms. The geographic expanse of this experience covers North America, EMEA, APJ and ANZ. Apart from business operations, Corporate strategy international business, alliance engagement, sales & marketing; Pinak’s strengths also encompass cost optimization, productivity enhancement, org restructuring, quality deployment, etc. He holds a coveted MBA in Marketing & B.Tech in Chemical Engineering. As Softtech’s CRO, Pinak leads the company’s global effort for Sales, Marketing, Alliances, Corporate Strategy and international operations.
Jeremy Spaulding brings a background in industrial engineering and more than 15 years of proven success in technical innovation, systems design, and strategy development that challenges the norm. In addition to his role of Senior Vice President Technology, he is an active Advisory Board Member of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Center (STIP) in Washington DC. Jeremy has significant achievements in vehicle design, data science, analytics, enterprise software solutions, wireless solutions, advanced gesture and speech-based systems, and experience navigating development spanning five major industries as well as academia. He has achieved numerous patents,in addition to his technical achievements, Jeremy also has proven business innovation advancements through various roles venture creation, mentoring new ventures, business acceleration, and strategic advisory. He is passionate about new technologies that push the boundaries of convention as evidenced by his roles at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and most recently invitation for Forbes Tech Counsel.