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Priya Pradeep
Saturday, April 1, 2006
Raju Pudota is Denali Design System’s MD

“My stint with HP in the U.S. where I was responsible for the entire I/O verification effort with just four years of previous experience was an eye-opener,” says 17 year IT veteran Raju Pudota, Managing Director, of the 15 strong and growing Denali Design Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Palo Alto, CA based Denali Software.

Incorporated in 1995, Denali is a provider of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and Intellectual Property (IP) products for design and verification of semiconductor chip interfaces. Most of the leading chip design companies are Denali customers, such as Cisco, HP, TI, and IBM. Pudota joins Denali from Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) where he was the MD of the AMCC India design center.

Bobby Srinivasan takes over as President and CEO, Roamware

Twenty years down the lane as an IT pro, Bobby Srinivasan who has now taken over as President and CEO, Roamware lists his successful longevity at the top echelons of various companies to – persistence. Incorporated in 2002, the San Jose, CA based Roamware is a provider of operator solutions for international roaming and value added services. There are 200 employees within the $2.5 million Roamware India whose customers include Airtel and Hutchison. Prior to Roamware, Srinivasan served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for SoftPlus. He had also set up India’s first special effects studio called ‘Maya the Magic Shop.’

Hemant Bhardwaj joins as Marketing Head, iGate

“Indian IT companies restrict marketing activities only to brochures and participating in events as opposed to MNC IT companies. This attitude must change,” opines 13 year marketing pro Hemant Bhardwaj, the new Head of marketing of iGate Global Solutions a technology and operations service provider.

His different strategy for IT marketing was visible in his most recent role as head of marketing; Polaris Software Lab. Bhardwaj was instrumental in conceptualization of the banking product—Intellet Suite in 2004 for Polaris. Regarding his move from Polaris to the 5000 strong, $128 million iGate Global Solutions he comments, “iGate being a mid-sized company I can make marketing initiatives more easily here than within bigger companies.

That was the prime driver in choosing this organization.” iGate’s clients include ING Vysya Bank, and Garlock Sealing Technologies.
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