IITM Leadership Lecture Series : Brahmayya Akella

start: Oct 10, 2014 05:00PM
End: Oct 10, 2014 08:00PM

Venue: ICSR IIT Madras, , Chennai


Brahmayya Akella is B.Tech (Mechanical) 1976 and MS (Control Systems) 1983, both from IIT Madras. He did his Exec MBA from IIM Bangalore and Babsons College, Boston.
He started his career in R & D with math modelling of power plant equipment to build Operator Training Simulators in India. He then moved on to build innovative solutions for different industries like Cement, Steel plants, power plants, paper mills, using Computer controlled systems.
A major part of his career was in Siemens where as VP (Real Time Systems), he built a large business group offering solutions in Medical Imaging Systems, Hospital Management Systems, Automotive, and Process control. He later moved to Infineon Technologies as Managing Director to build the semiconductor business of Siemens in India. His last corporate job was President and Managing Director of KLA Tencor before he became an entrepreneur as a Founder and CEO of his startup, Touchfone Technology India Pvt Ltd. At Touchfone, technology in being built for streaming videos under bandwidth constrained networks and across all devices.

The lecture will present the technology demos from Touchfone. Startups is a new welcome trend among the young technocrats and what it takes for the entrepreneur and the ecosystem to build an innovative culture within India. The second part of the talk will be more of a discussion.

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