Founder, CEO

Trivikrama Rao V

Trivikrama Rao V, M.Sc, M.Tech (CSE), Master of Business Law is anentrepreneur on a mission to transform the problems of the society at all levels to provide smart solutions using latest technology and produce meaningful outcomes. As a part of his mission, he has addressed multiple practical problems of education sector beingthe CEO and Founder of PlatiFi Solutions.

With his 17 years of diversified industrial expertise and especially a strong motive to apply latest technological innovations to the education ecosystem, he started PlatiFi Solutions. Prior to this, he was also founder of multiple technological companies like TelQ Labs, Accelera Mobile Broadband, Mobile Nerd, AiTat Solutions, Lavelle Networks, and Videntum R&D Labs. Prior to start hisentrepreneurial journey he worked with MNCs like Honeywell Technologies, Tata Elxsi, Telsmia Communications, Tejas Networks and played key roles in product design and development.

He has gained expertise on managerial skills and mastered most of the technological aspects of Fourth Industrial Revolution, like Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, 5G, Big Data Analytics, Smart Cities. He strongly believes in applying these technologies with focus on Sustainability which is the 5th Industrial Revolution.  He believes that integration of different technologies is the key future driver and provides solutions to environmental problems by cross-pollination of ideas from different sectors.

Having come from a background, where he had to overcome all the hurdles in his childhood because of poverty, he is passionate and very keen to make education reach equally to every student in the country. He also established Adishankara Foundation in 2012 with his vision of uplifting education system in Govt. schools and colleges. 

This Foundation has enabled many slum students, promoting them with quality, practical and foundational education.

He is very spiritually inclined personality who believes in live-long learning. He enjoys spending time with students of age groups and loves guiding them. He works relentlessly to fulfil his dream to make the technological innovations reach each and every student of the country.

CO-Founder, MD

Raghuveer Sakuru

Mr. Raghuvveer Sakuruu, is an Engineering Graduate from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. He attended graduate school in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science in the US and came back to India in early 2003, after 14 years, to start the Indian operations for Kenexa, Inc., USA. He has more than 30 years of business and IT experience.

 

He is a proven entrepreneur with a sharp nose for business and entrepreneurship. Before joining Kenexa’s executive management team, he co-founded Pragma, Inc., a company acquired by Kenexa in 1995.

 

Raghuvveer’s expertise stems from his vast experience spanning across business consulting and Management. He has been involved with Kellogg’s, Sun Microsystems, Fair Isaac, Computer Task Group (CTG) and Kenexa over the past 14 years and his work focuses mainly on Technology Services.

 

His caliber as a technical applications ‘guru’ was recognized and is reflected in his phenomenal growth at Kenexa. He has moved from Principal Consultant to Partner to Head of Consulting Delivery Team to Head of Sales/Delivery – all within a span of just four years. He was also instrumental in building the ERP practice at Kenexa and has scaled the company to greater revenues.He last served as a Managing Director of Kenexa Technologies Pvt.Ltd, India, a 100% subsidiary of Kenexa Inc. USA. Kenexa Inc., USA was acquired by IBM in 2012.

 

Raghuvveer’s leadership skills played an important role in turning Kenexa Technologies Pvt. Ltd from a cost center into a budding profit center within a year in India.

 

Mr.Raghuveer has done active technology investments from 2013 till 2019. He has mentored various companies to develop their technology and product strategy.

Chief Marketing Officer

Anita Sakuru

Ms. Anita Sakuru is a post-graduate (M.Sc Hons) from the prestigious BITS, Pilani. She has secured an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Chicago, USA. Ms.Sakuru has 29 years of Information technology experience globally. After graduating in 1991, she has started working as an IT professional in India and moved to the U.S.A in 1994 after executing a couple of projects in Singapore and Thailand. Ms. Sakuru is a proven technologist with a sharp nose for business and entrepreneurship. Before joining Kenexa’s executive management team, he co-founded Pragma, Inc., a company acquired by Kenexa in 1996.

Ms.Anita served as an Executive Vice president of Kenexa Corporation, USA, in Boston, MA and lead the Technology Solutions Group, the most profitable & growth division of the company.

Her contributions include transforming Kenexa from a recruiting company in 1996 to a technology leader in HR space by 2003. She was part of the team that raised the first round of venture capital funding for the Company in 1999/2000.

She has won several awards with the company from “Most Growth Team,” “Most profitable Team,” “Best leader” to “Most Valuable Player” award.

After serving the company from 1995 to 2004, Ms.Anita has moved to India, helping the company find its footprint in India.

After the acquisition of Kenexa by IBM in 2012 December, Ms.Sakuru has focused on various entrepreneurial and social activities.

Ms.Sakuru’s experience and strengths in her initial years of career are from operations and technology. After years of experience, she has focused herself on strategy. She is on the board of 5 companies in India and also a founder member of the non-profit cancer foundation for Children. (https://www.impactchild.org/ ).

Ms. Sakuru has produced and was a judge on a TV show – STARTUP JUNCTION on TV5 that showcases startups. The show provides a platform for entrepreneurs to present their idea and connect to investors and mentors.

She has joined the Platifi team to head global marketing and create channel partnerships for the company.

Anita.s@platifi.com

@sakuruanita – Twitter

Chief ADVISOR

Suman Banerjee

Suman Banerjee is the Sheldon Lubar Professor in Computer Sciences at UW-Madison

where he is the founding director of the WiNGS laboratory which broadly

focuses on research in wireless and mobile networking systems.

He received his undergraduate degree from IIT Kanpur (and a gold medalist), and 

MS and PhD degrees from the University of Maryland. He is the inaugural recipient of the 

ACM SIGMOBILE Rockstar award and a recipient of the NSF Career Award. He is a

recipient of multiple award papers at various conferences, such as ACM

MobiCom, ACM CoNEXT, and IEEE Dyspan.  Further, technology developed by Prof. Banerjee has 

won various accolades including the first prize at the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan

Competition in 2011 and in the Interdigital Innovation Challenge in 2012.

He is a co-founder of multiple startups in the US, leading them from initial

seed funding to revenues. He served as the chair of ACM SIGMOBILE between 2013 and 2017.