We will propel mass adoption of cost-effective IoT solutions across all industries, customer segments, and geographies.

We design, develop, and deliver secure Fog-based IoT solutions to address the challenges of network and computing resource constraints inherent in Cloud Applications.

Management Team

Kaushik Pillalamarri
CEO & Co-founder

Kaushik is a global technology and business leader with over 20 years of cross-industry experience in strategy, product marketing, and new ventures. Previously, Group CEO of Universal Industries in Southern Africa, SVP of Reliance Group in India, and Verizon Executive in USA.

Shunge Li, PhD
VP, Engineering & Product Development

Shunge has over 20 years of technology and product management experience in tech and telecom industries. He executed on high-profile wireless programs, delivered mission-critical platforms, and drove large-scale tech innovation. He successfully deployed VoLTE at Verizon.

Arsalan Gilani
VP, Technology & Device Engineering

Arsalan is a technologist and an entrepreneur with over 25 years of product development and business development experience. He spent 15 years at Intel where he drove the Telecommunications product line and also led M&A initiatives with Intel Capital.

Tao Pan
Chief Architect

Tao is an enterprise solutions architect with over 20 years of experience as head of software development. He had successfully implemented large and complex applications in his career. He has extraordinary skills in performance enhancement and operations support.

William J. Heilig
VP, Marketing & Business Development

Bill has over 30 years of experience in marketing, sales, business development, and new ventures.  He retired as the VP of consumer data products at Verizon where he was responsible for FiOS and DSL broadband product lines as well as Verizon Online ISP services.

Ravi Pooli
Managing Director, Smartiply India

Ravi has over 20 years of experience in telecom, retail, and financial services industries. Previously, Country Director for Western Union for India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives, and Head of Customer Value Management at Reliance, where he drove key initiatives during the 3G revolution.

Raquel McMinn
Program Director

Raquel has over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry across project management, requirements engineering, and quality assurance.  Previously, she successfully delivered on strategic initiatives at Verizon and AT&T.  She makes things happen and drives results.

Yan Zhang
Product Marketing Manager

Yan has 10 years of cross-industry experience in product development and marketing globally. He wears multiple hats in the company across critical functions. His versatile experience in Psychology, Data Analytics, and Marketing creates the best blend to drive results.

Board of Directors

Kaushik Pillalamarri

Kaushik is a co-founder of Smartiply, Inc. He formulated the platform vision and execution strategy, and assembled a high performance founding team that formed the backbone of the company. He had successfully launched large-scale product platform ecosystems in both developed and emerging markets that created business and social impact.

Junshan Zhang, PhD

Junshan is a co-founder of Smartiply, Inc. He was the inventor of the original technology concept that formed Smartiply, and he served as CTO of the company. He is Fulton Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Arizona State University and also a fellow of the IEEE. Junshan chaired a number of major IEEE and ACM conferences in computer networks.

Mung Chiang, PhD

Mung is a co-founder of Smartiply, Inc. He is the creator of the Fog Computing paradigm that shaped the industry. A serial entrepreneur, he brought the three Smartiply founders together. He is the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering at Purdue University. Previously he was the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University.

David Shen

David is the CEO of Wistron Smart Devices. He was instrumental in securing strategic customer partnerships globally that helped Wistron diversify and enter new markets. At Smartiply David was instrumental in creating a strategic partnership with Wistron to drive product and market development that was extremely valuable during the early stages of the tech startup.

Russell Hsing, PhD

Russell is a renowned scientist and an industry expert in technology entrepreneurship. He is an advisor for the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance in Europe. He is a fellow of the IEEE, the British Computer Society in the UK, and the SPIE-the international society for optics and photonics. He is currently driving research in 5G and 6G.



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