Hello, I'm Abhishek

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I'm Abhishek

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I am a multi-disciplinary technology executive with C-Level success in building private and public companies. I specialize in innovative corporate strategy, marketing, business development and exceptional service delivery. My diverse background in new product development, commercialization, service delivery, and marketing was built through a series of executive leadership roles with companies in Canada, USA, Singapore and in India. My success spans multiple industries, including automotive, agriculture, consulting, telecommunications, technology and information services.

I am Externally recognized for inspiring and engaging presentations on topics ranging from complex technical concepts to creating award-winning innovation cultures. Proven experience in building high achieving teams, launching breakthrough products, and creating new markets. Led complex programs generating over $60M in sales.

Winner in NASA Space Race Challenge Nov-2016

Winner in Schneider electric Go Green in the City Competition Jul-2016

European Satellite Navigation Competition – Special Prize Dec-2015

Best Research Student Award Apr- 2015

Best Outgoing Student Award - Cognizant Technology solutions (CTS) Apr- 2015

Advisor - Center of Advancing Innovation, Besthada, USA.

Strategic Advisor - Sourcetrace, Boston, USA

Advisory Board Member – Technology Accelerator AdvancingX, Sacramento, USA

Technical Advisor - Global Blockchain Foundation, Pune, India

Advisory Board Member - FutureTech Foundation, Singapore

Executive Board Member P24 Ventures, Pune, India

Honored by Cognizant Technology Solutions as Best Strategic Advisor.

Core Competencies

Program Management
Project Planning & Management
Global Supply Chain Management
Operations Management
Client relations & Customer service
Budget Management
Project Estimation and Bidding
Requests for Information (RFI)
Stakeholder Management
Scrum & Agile Methodologies
Risk Mitigation
Lean Methodologies
Contract Negotiations
Resource Planning
Cost Control
Process Improvement
Contract Negotiations
Microwave Studio
Market Analysis
Vendor and supplier management
Strategy Development & Execution
Root Cause Corrective Analysis (RCCA)
PCB Design and Verification
Data Analysis

My Experience

  • August 2018 - Present

    Chief Innovation Officer

    Agri10x, Windsor, Canada

    Developed high precision Pre-Harvest solutions module by integrating UAV, IOT sensors and remote sensing satellite data.

    Successfully executed Agri10X - NASA tech transfer partnership for licensing remote sensing technologies.

    Successfully executed SPACEX – Agri10X Satellite launch initiative.

    Directed all aspects of Agri10x Satellite module including production, operations, systems development, and maintenance.

    Drove best-in-class media strategy to gain insightful performance data across five marketing channels within a myriad of multivariate testing to identify profitability and scalability for each channel.

    Directly led marketing strategies and consistently delivered dramatic efficiency increases to enable full-scale digital marketing optimization.

    Developed game-changing digital lead generation program to create additional and differentiated unique value propositions to consumers by collecting behavioural data and personalizing user experience across multiple touch points. Vastly increased brand awareness, sales conversion rates and list size while lowering overall customer acquisition costs.

    Launched best-in-class mobile e-Commerce presence, growing our mobile subscribers by 400%, with mobile e-Commerce demand driving 55% increase in total e-Commerce business.

  • September 2018 - Present

    Program Manager

    Tessonics, Windsor, Canada

    Responsible for the overall project management and supervision of New Product Development.

    Responsible for developing and managing product road-maps, schedules, tasks, risks and resources.

    Managed a portfolio of projects, ensuring coordination of shared resources, common activities, and other dependencies across projects, leading to revenue of $11M.

    Administered program cost, schedule, quality, performance, processes, and subcontract activities. Employed EVM, metrics, risk management and project management methodologies to assure successful execution.

    Created and implemented PMO best practices, processes, and procedures, ensuring alignment with SDLC and business processes, using an Agile methodology.

    Developed and managed program financials, including forecasting, profitability, invoicing, and expense management, resulting in annual savings of $550,000 by allocating funding.

    Participated in sales and marketing initiatives, answering RFP responses, client presentations, and executing statements of work totaling $2 million in incremental new business.

    Planned and deployed system life cycle methodology to produce high quality systems to meet and exceed customer expectations. Introduced project management processes into $2.7 million new product development program.

    Improved new product development team efficacy to 93% by coordinating with business partners, technical engineers, data architects, and project managers to ensure training and support standards adhered to best practice.

    Managed the product backlog, working with 5 Agile engineering teams and designers to prioritize, define, and develop features, user stories, and requirements.

    Led the onboarding process for new clients and new projects to achieve quick adaptation, resulting in an improvement in new feature engagement rate of 41%.

    Directed international cross- functional project teams in developing PCB's required from prototype to mass production in a stage gate, PDP environment.

    Monitored organization staffing, including recruitment, training, career

    Established and maintained peer recognized leadership role in product development process (PDP).

    Partnered effectively with Finance and Operations to monitor sales reports, sales forecasts, sales trends, and pricing trends, which increased gross margins and resource and equipment utilization.

  • April 2017 - August 2018

    Project Engineer

    Tessonics, Windsor, Canada.

    Worked on designing Testing jigs and cables for Resistance spot weld testing machines.

    Provided assistance in the assembly process of ultrasonic NDT equipment.

    Conducted training with customer’s personnel to ensure proper operation of RSWA equipment.

    Performed laboratory measurements using custom designed RSWA-V4 analytical systems for clientele.

    Improved quality and enhanced the performance of electronic systems on existing and future NDT products.

    Designed and debugged analog digital and mixed signal circuits and systems.

    Assisted in the development of PCB’s, created bill of materials, production documents and operation manuals.

  • May 2017 - Mar 2018


    Riderless Technologies, Yukon, Canada

    Designed LTE and Radio Modem for Sentry (UAV).

    Designed and tested FLC(Flight Computer), navigation systems for sentry unmanned aerial vehicle.

    Analyzed platform communication, interface, and general requirements. Re-used existing and designed new Verilog and assembly code for System Controller (SC) using ISE.

    Designed 'SCAD' SPI, SVID, sequencer, IF, memory and logic modules, block diagrams, address maps, and test documents.

    Designed Power Module card display, power, and logic circuits and schematics. Directed PCB layout.

    Designed eMMC upgrade and other circuits using Cadence schematics and Allegro layout.

  • Jun 2016 - Mar 2018

    Executive Vice President

    Grainster, Arkansas, USA

    Effectively managed all aspects of Grainster operations in India. Formulated and implemented strategic plan that guides the direction of online grain trade business with block chain Technology. Developed marketing strategic plan, in addition to implementing the overall strategic direction.

  • Jun 2016 - Apr 2017


    Stratodynamics, Guelph, Canada

    Designed pressure, temperature, IR sensors and developed Navigation system electronics design for UAV.

    Designed 2M display digital signal processing board.

    Tested and maintained computer-related UAV electronic control systems.

    Analyzed and provided reliability improvement solution for existing products such as Radio Managements Systems (RMU), VHF Navigator System (VNS), VHF Communication System (VCS).

    Troubleshot and determined Root Cause and Corrective Action for production failures at both the CCA (Circuit Card Assembly) level, Changed Control Boards and implemented Engineering Change Notices (ECN).

    Installed, maintained and recommended appropriate field solutions for electronic products.

  • Jan 2017 - March 2017

    Quality Assurance Manager

    CWD, Niagara Falls, Canada

    Lead continuous improvement through regularly scheduled supplier assessments and closed loop 8D Supplier Corrective Action System.

    Developed product inspection checklists and coordination of product final random inspections (FRI).

    Developed Fact finding reports (FFR) and performed root cause analysis on Video security cameras.

    Worked on reduction of cost through identification of systemic defects and variability, root cause analysis.

    Traveled throughout USA and China conducting Technical Factory Audit (TFA), Supplier Capacity Audit (SCA) on suppliers.

  • Jan 2015 - Sep 2015

    Electronics Design Verification Engineer

    VVDN Technologies, Chennai, India

    Designed hardware circuit, layout, and testing for RT series second-generation cameras.

    Built flex camera, 64 mega pixels resolution with only 4 mega pixel CCD sensor.

    Developed whole camera circuit design, prototyping, calibration, and testing method. RT2 series camera, deep cooling (-42 degree C) CCD sensor.

    Supplied circuit design, prototyping, calibration, and testing method and FPGA design for critical signal timing control, gain switch, channel switch, certain number of pixel's data binning, FIFO buffering. Insight Gigabit camera, with highest readout rate (40MHz x 2 channel)-Worked on design, RTL (VHDL) development, top-level integration of OVM and CMMi level 3 process development for ASIC front-end and FPGA for automation.

    Architected, Designed, verified and Single handedly developed the 1G/2G Fiber Channel Controller, which provides 1G/2G Fiber channel FC-1 and FC-2 layer functions.

    Responsible for complete IP development and deliverables, right from architecture and specs finalization to FPGA proto-type targeted on Xilinx Virtex-II Pro, Functional Specs Documentation, Architecture documentation, RTL design doc, Micro-architecture, RTL, STA, Simulations, Synthesis, and bring-up.

    Worked on design, RTL (VHDL) development, top-level integration of OVM and CMMi level 3 process development for ASIC front-end and FPGA for automation.

    Designed Inter vehicular communication systems.

    Integrated actual data collected from rapid radar pulses using the Modular Adaptive Signal Sorter (MASS).

    Designed and implemented interface hardware to test Automotive Communication radios.

    Developed Intellectual property designs and involved in ISO process development.

  • Apr 2014 - Dec 2014

    System Design Engineer

    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Tirupati, India

    Provided RF planning, design, and capacity lab provisioning for lab UMTS and LTE systems.

    Troubleshooted RF configuration issues, analyzed network issues and resolve technical problems.

    Conducted RF configuration and risk assessments for UMTS and LTE systems.

    Maintained functionality for 32 T1's (LD and Local), 2 DS-3 circuits, 2 OC-3 circuits, 2 Marconi Fibermux's, 2 Adtran MX2800 Multiplexers, 700 digital keysets, and 16 IP Endpoints.

    Implemented VoIP networking as a redundant path for 3 node Inter-Tel networked PBX's.

    Integrated VoIP Digital Endpoints in a production environment to provide greater worker flexibility.

    Designed and programmed call routing plans, including first level call routing, redundancy and emergency re-routes for the systems and carrier routing plans.

    Created all telecom documentation including routing plans, network maps, and disaster recovery.

  • May 2013 - Jan 2014

    Antenna Design Engineer

    ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, India

    Worked on Dual band dielectric resonator antenna array (1.9GHz and 2.4GHz); Novel smart antennas for tactical communications at 1.37GHz - 2.7GHz.

    Optimize and evaluate single, multiple beams antennas.

    Test antenna performance using HFSS design and test wave-guides.

  • Nov 2012 - Dec 2012

    Telecommunications Trainee

    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Hyderabad, India

    Responsible for Designing of Telecom Networks Responsible for preparation of functional and detailed design specifications Responsible for incorporating and handling customer queries and suggestions.

    Responsible for Fiber optics Planning and Implementation. Responsible for designing of Telecommunication protection and LAN/WAN/CCTV services. Carrying out technical acceptance testing of new telecommunication equipment.

  • May 2012 - Sep 2012

    Navigation Systems Analyst - Intern

    Defence Research and Development Organisation, Hyderabad, India

    Overhauled electronic equipment, including actuators, gyroscope and inertial navigation system.

    Tested and maintained Temperature Control of Gyroscope, electronic control systems and electrical components.

    Researched and recommended network and data communications hardware and software for Navigation system.



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