KritiKal People

Dr. Anshul Kumar
-Chairman, Board of Directors and Co-Founder

Prof. Anshul Kumar, a co-founder of KritiKal Solutions Pvt. Ltd., has been with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT-Delhi since 1984. He has been the Head of Department during 1998-2001 and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies during 2003-2006. His research interests are in Design Automation of Digital Systems, High Performance Architectures and Embedded Systems Design Methodology. He has published several research papers in reputed conferences and journals, has been very active in sponsored research and provided consultancy to industry in these areas. Prof. Kumar obtained his B.Tech and Ph.D. degrees from IIT-Delhi.

Dipinder Sekhon
-Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Dipinder coordinates overall operations and drives future growth strategy and business planning in the company. He has been involved in all aspects of KritiKal's journey, including management and delivery of Computer Vision Systems, imaging (AI) projects, graduation of the company out of IIT Delhi's business incubator, spinning off KritiKal SecureScan (now Vehant Technologies) as a product subsidiary, venture fund infusion, key product and process initiatives etc. He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, with a specialization in Computer Vision.

At a personal level, Dipinder is keenly committed to liberal political and governance reforms in India and to other developmental issues. He holds a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA - Public and Economic Policy) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Sciences-Po, Paris.

Ashwani Gautam
-Principal Architect (Mobile, Cloud and Software Systems), Co-Founder

Ashwani mentors the technical team and manages multiple technology projects, especially those involving mobile, cloud and software applications. This includes innovative mobile-vision and cloud-vision work. Ashwani has contributed to multiple solutions/products in KritiKal since 2002, and continues to be hands-on with architecting as well as developing hi-quality enterprise-grade end-to-end systems. Ashwani holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS).

Nishant Sharma
-Principal Architect (Embedded Systems & IoT), Co-founder

Nishant mentors and guides the technical team at KritiKal, especially around embedded-systems, internet-of-things (IoT), hardware/electronics and related technology domains. Since 2002, he has led the design and development of several complex and innovative products/solutions at KritiKal, including embedded-vision systems. He has a keen interest in areas like operating systems, networks and system architecture. He has worked on a range of embedded platforms, targeted towards varied industry verticals. He has also done extensive development on Linux device drivers and kernel internals. His experience spans managing and executing multiple projects in different domains across India and USA. Nishant holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.

Sarin Suares
-Director, Business Head (North America)

Sarin nurtures KritiKal’s business across North America. Anchored in Toronto, with reach and touch in the USA, he spearheads KritiKal’s business development efforts in the region. To streamline operations, he continues to oversee financial processes, policies and control frameworks at KritiKal, which he devised in his previous role at KritiKal. Prior to joining KritiKal, he has worked with the Bharti Group (Airtel) in various corporate finance roles across India and Africa and also consulted with multiple Indian SMB's to help them improve and scale operations. He is an avid networker and loves meeting, connecting with and supporting professionals across the globe. He holds a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore.

Vik Sethi
-Director (North America)

Vik is responsible for KritiKal’s US Operations, New Business Acquisition, Key Customer Account Management and the development of Channel Partners. Based out of Dallas, Vik focuses on understanding customer challenges and offering customized solutions through the aegis of KritiKal's Services and Products Portfolio. Prior to KritiKal, he founded and managed Qubit Information Systems, with a focus on delivering technology services. Vik has held various Technology Leadership Roles in KPMG/BearingPoint, Michaels Stores, General Electric spanning service delivery, account management, and account growth. He holds an M.S. from the University of Houston and a B.E. from the Manipal Institute of Technology.

Viepul Kocher
- Soul - Testing, Quality & Training

As the “Soul” of KritiKal’s Testing & Quality, Viepul adds value with his extensive years of experience in Software Testing, Development and Quality. He spearheads multiple functions including Testing, Certifications, Training Tools, Frameworks & Services to enable Quality & Innovation; his training experience ranges across ISTQB & ITB Certified Testing Trainings catering to niche domains like DevOps Testing, Blockchain Testing, Mobile App Testing, & Design Sprint Thinking. Viepul has a Master’s in Computer Technology from IIT Delhi and is currently the President of the Indian Software Testing & Qualifications Board (ISTQB). Viepul invented Q-Patterns, a method of capturing testing knowledge and writing reusable test cases. This method is being used by various organizations across the world. He is also the inventor of Linguistic Analysis technique for identification of a large number of tests from minimal documentation in the shortest time possible.

Viepul has 24+ Years of rich experience across leading organizations in the testing domain; he has won several awards, including the best paper award at STAREast 2006 and the Logica CMG Triple Star Award for the most original contributor at EuroStar 2005. Viepul mentors and leads the overall testing and quality team to maintain the quality of every product/solution. His keen interest lies in the ‘Testing of AI Systems’, and he has consulted on testing various AI-based systems and has researched on testing techniques of AI-ML based Systems.

Vice Admiral (Retd) “BARRY” Bharathan
-Strategic Advisor (North America), Former Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy

Vice Admiral (Retd) “BARRY” Bharathan, Former Vice Chief of Naval Staff, served in the Indian Navy for 40 years. He is a Bachelor of Science (Physics) and Master of Science (Defense Studies) from the Madras University. He is an alumnus of Defense Services Staff College, Naval War College, Indian Navy and Naval War College Newport Rhode Island USA, with a diploma in Policy Making & Implementation, Strategic Decision Analysis and Force Planning. His operational appointments were Command of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet, Indian Naval Fleet Aviation Arm and Sea Training in the Rank of Rear Admiral. He has commanded an Anti- Submarine Warfare Helicopter squadron, a multi-purpose warfare corvette in the rank of a Commander and Command of a guided missile destroyer in the rank of a Captain.

His notable corporate appointments have been Chief of Personnel and Vice Chief of Indian Navy in the rank of Vice Admiral. He had the privilege of being appointed as the ADC to the President of India. He has represented India as its Naval Attaché in the rank of Commodore in Washington DC USA and strived hard to foster INDIA USA Navy to Navy co-operation which earned him special recognition by both governments. He has been commended at various stages of his naval service by the Government of India for operational & administrative excellence, dedication and loyalty spanning over 4 decades through award of National Service Medals. His core capabilities include macro project strategic planning, acquisitions, combat/ corporate readiness training and mentoring teams towards optimal performance.  His forte is in enabling KritiKal Innovative Technology Eco systems to cost effectively reach the market place. He is the Strategic Advisor of KritiKal Solutions for North America as well as leadership development mentor of the company’s team. He believes in the indomitable human spirit and its innate ability to excel. He is a proud and grateful ‘KritiKalite’ in Mind, Thought and Action.

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