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Sudhir Bapat

Co-Founder

What are your responsibilities at Sakon?
Sudhir is the Product Manager for Sakon’s Network Infrastructure and Expense Management platform. He is responsible for product strategy, design and development. He has additional responsibility for the development of Sakon’s ETL products.

What did you do before this?
Sudhir has been an entrepreneur for more than 25 years. After completing his Masters in Engineering, Sudhir founded Gateway Systems in 1991. Gateway became India’s leading networking and broadband wireless communications company and, in 2003, it was acquired by Reliance Communications, India’s largest telecom service provider. Sudhir also founded Cruise Control, an embedded software company, and Scrabble, a pioneering DCI-compliant digital projection solution.

What do you do when you’re not here?
Sudhir’s hobbies include computer gaming, photography and music. He loves traveling to unusual and exotic places, and wishes to visit many more places in the world before the coffin is nailed shut on him. In addition to his technology career, Sudhir also serves as Vice Chairman of MMF Hospitals (http://mmfhospitals.in), a charitable hospital in Pune, which treats over 100,000 patients every year.

Why is this an exciting time to be working at Sakon?
“It’s not often that you get the chance to reshape an industry. With Sakon, I have had the opportunity to redefine how corporations manage their telecom costs and inventory. Working with our customers and talented team enables me to think though industry problems and create new solutions that help clients improve their understanding of their networks and costs to achieve better management and ROI. For me, building the Sakon platform and seeing it acknowledged in the industry has been a very fulfilling experience.”