Amar Reddy, CEO Smart IMS and Chairman for Smart IMS group of companies (Atlas Communications) has 24+ years of experience as a technology professional, with wide-ranging roles in architecting and implementing large enterprise solutions in Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical, Insurance and Finance/Banking industries.
Prior to Smart IMS, he held senior technology leadership roles at Merrill Lynch, leading the engineering solutions for global voice and data solutions for all wealth management locations across the United States. He was an integral part of technology integrations for M&A that included many acquisitions, including a $9B merger/acquisition of $1 Trillion assets of Blackrock integration with MLIM. He has held senior positions in Marsh and McLennan, AT&T, Hoffman-LaRoche, and other public companies. He was one of the first employees with a startup Graypeak Technologies, helping the growth of company, later acquired by a NASDAQ traded technology company..
At Smart IMS, he focuses on providing enterprise solutions, supporting in building new technology and business practices, with his deep domain expertise in systems, applications and unified communications, along with acquisitions and overseeing global operations.
His philanthropy activity includes creating awareness on water contamination issues, school’s literacy development activity in rural villages and working with food banks in New Jersey. He provides mentorship to students in high school and undergraduate levels to encourage early entrepreneurship.
Mr. Reddy was also a co-Founder of INVAGEN Pharmaceuticals, Co-Founder of Symphony Pharma & Life Sciences, a high-growth CRO company with global presence.
He holds Master’s degree from the City University of New York, published author and won awards for his research work from the City University of New York.
Nagesh is the Chief Operating Officer with Smart IMS. He has been with SmartIMS for more than 16+ years and has been instrumental in the steady growth of Smart IMS. Nagesh is responsible for taking Smart IMS into the global market and has helped the organization penetrate multiple domains with specialized services. He has been an able leader to the Smart IMS team, while establishing efficient operational methods within the company and with our partner firms.
Nagesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering from Kakatiya University, India. He has entrepreneurial expertise encompassing over 12 years apart from leadership experience in Information Technology services. Prior to his engagement with Smart IMS, Nagesh founded a technology services company in India, which specialized as a single source solutions provider for all technology needs for then emerging IT services.
He brings extensive business consulting experience in large enterprises, with relevant deep-domain expertise in diverse technologies, and delivers extensive capabilities as the COO in client engagement delivery.
Global Thought Leader, Visionary & Strategist, providing strategic guidance on selection, incubation and go-to market across IOT, Security, Networking, UCC, Datacenter & Cloud practices.
Indrajit Ghosh, has been successfully leading the charge to transform communications for some of the largest Global Enterprises and Service providers over the past 20 years.
A true visionary and strategic thought leader, Indrajit has been steadily building Atlas Smart IMS, into a company that has consistently evolved and remained relevant in a dynamic, rapidly changing industry with a Global perspective. Since co-founding the company in 1997, he has transformed Atlas, from a Global Consulting Services firm to a Premier Cloud & Managed Service provider. He lead the development of “ConnX Secure Cloud” service to deliver unique Communications Transformation Solutions for enterprise markets. ConnX is a “Secure Federated Service Broker” platform that delivers Software Defined Network (SDN) integrated with Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C) supported by the “Avatar Service Assurance” platform to deliver Security, Performance Management and Analytics.
Indrajit has advanced Atlas, both organically and through a strategic merger with Smart IMS, delivering 20 consecutive years of growth. Indrajit has the unique ability to anticipate market needs and is driven by a passion to help his clients to be the innovation leaders in their respective industries. Connecting every day with customers across Financial, HealthCare, Insurance, Retail and Telecom, he is committed to providing a personal focus and assuring that Atlas Smart IMS delivers a positive experience with every connection.
As Managing Director for Atlas Communications Technology, a Smart IMS Company, Steve Pitchon is tasked with growing revenue and profitability for the company across the sales team and within the Cloud and Managed Services portfolio. In his 14 years with Atlas, he has been instrumental in developing new accounts and new opportunities to showcase the services and capabilities and sell services across all pillars of the organization.
As we develop greater understanding of client requirements, Steve has also been instrumental in helping to craft new services to meet customer needs. Specifically, he leads the effort to build our Office 365 enablement process, managed and grew our ASIMS Managed Services business and supported our professional services engagements and assessment service.
Prior to joining Atlas in 2004, Steve was a Client Business Manager with AT&T responsible for sales, customer service and P&L for the Merrill Lynch account. In his 21 years with AT&T, the most challenging opportunity was to help Merrill Lynch and lead the voice and unified communications team in the migration of their legacy voice platforms to a unified communications architecture. He also created a new service for emergency call redirection that is still in place today at Merrill and other large financial services customers.
Accomplished academic, he has Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Marketing and Multinational Business Operations from Florida State University.
Steve enjoys mostly spending time with his wife, two daughters, their husbands, grandchild especially and his dog, Harry. His hobbies include swimming, whitewater rafting, riding horses, music, travel, cooking, eating, and enjoying fine wine and spirits.
Prashanth Mitta, Head of Operations, Smart IMS, has been leading the Hyderabad, India operational activities setting strategic goals, reflecting steady growth of the organization’s strong offshore facility, enhancing customer satisfaction for the past 11+ years. Prashanth is also responsible for building the efficiency of business procedures aligning the same with organizational objectives, managing procurement process, resource allocation, budgets to promote profitability and customer support processes.
Prashanth holds Master’s Degree in Business Administration(MBA) from MIM New Delhi, spent over a decade in advancing through a series of Leadership positions. Gained significant global experience by heading operations and Business Development for Two Start Up Firms and has led multiple process, outsourcing Programs and running P & L accounts.
Prashanth is an excellent organizational leader with outstanding people skills, in-depth knowledge of diverse business functions and principles in supply chain, finance and customer service sectors.
Specialties: Operations, Human Resource Management and Business Development.
Rahul Srivastava is the Head of Enterprise Application and Digital Technology at Smart IMS. Rahul is responsible for Strategy, execution and P&L for Enterprise Application and Digital Technology portfolio focusing on Enterprise application, Mobility, Big-Data/R Analytics, Cloud and IoT (Internet of Things) platform solutions, Services & Consultancy.
Rahul is a technology evangelist and brings a wealth of enterprise solution and Custom Solution development expertise across ERP, Middleware, Portals, BI, Cloud and IoT applications with cost optimized solution & implementation planning. He comes with a strong technical background combined with delivery excellence and operational mindset. He has a vast experience in managing large customers, particularly distributed, cross-cultural, cross functional and agile teams. As a thought leader, he carries a business oriented consulting experience that helps client in process re-engineering, and building a cost sensitive yet robust and effective technology solution.
Rahul is an Entrepreneur who has worked with leading organizations like Capgemini, KPIT, Tech Mahindra, Zensar, Sopra Steria etc. He contributed to high-profile, multi-shore pre-sales, inside-sales, delivery & competency development operations. Rahul has been a part of various IT governance and steering committees involving CIOs and CTOs of client organizations to advise on IT TCO analysis for capital budgeting, governance, alliance and partnership selection, implementation road plan, change & delivery management.
Rahul is a doctorate in Software Engineering, a published author and IT business and program management trainer and coach.
Masoud Majidi is responsible for managing Program and Project Management Office. In that capacity, he is responsible for on-time and on-budget delivery of all of Atlas’ Managed and Cloud Services projects. Masoud is also responsible for managing all strategic partner relationships, ranging from contracts and financials to solution development and offer management.
Prior to Joining Atlas, Masoud spent 20+ years in major telecomm companies (AT&T, Lucent and Avaya). At Avaya, he was the director of IT Back Office Operations, responsible for managing all server, storage, backup and DC Infrastructure, Disaster Recovery, messaging, middleware and ERP systems, among other things.
Recipient of Marvin Harold Cheitman Award for highest academic achievement, Masters in Computer Science from the prestige Rutgers University, New Jersey. Ranked first among more than 1900 students at Rutgers with 4.0 GPA, Golden Key National Honor Society Scholarship, Recipient of the Outstanding College Student of America Award Trained in Cloud Computing, API, Certified in Agile Program Management, Disaster Recovery.
Robert Sese is responsible architecture and engineering in four key service domains – Unified Communications, Session Border Controller, Network and Security Infrastructure and Network Function Virtualization (SDN-WAN). Robert has successfully delivered hosted and managed services for major global enterprises with Skype for Business, Ribbon Communications (Genband) WebRTC and SIP Telephony, Oracle, Sonus and Audiocodes SBCs, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Serenova Contact Center and 128 Technologies SDN-WAN from Atlas Smart IMS Data Centers and at customers’ premises.
Robert also heads product development for introduction of new technologies and services, as well as ongoing enhancements to delivery of current services, including the Atlas Smart IMS Avatar Monitoring and Management Suite. Application development services have been introduced for large-scale deployment using scripting and automation to ensure timely and accurate delivery.
Robert Sese has over 20 years of professional engineering and management experience over a diverse range of technologies including Enterprise and Trader Voice, Contact Center, Network and Security, Application Development, Market Data, Low Latency Networking, High Speed Trading, Data Center and Network Management.
Trading Communications transformation of over 10,000 traders from disparate platforms to a centralized and highly available IP-based Trading Platform.
Deployment of a five-city Contact Center with 7,000 seats for a top Shipping Enterprise with region-based routing that accomplished an operator-assisted transfer rate of 6 seconds per call.
Transformation of an international Health Insurance Provider from disparate PBXs to a centralized SIP-based UC Platform.
Development of an Enhanced Services Engineering and Operations Organization for a major Global Financial Corporation to implement and support market data and low-latency trading services with advanced network and application signature monitoring with microburst event detection.
Robert Sese is a private pilot with over 100 hours of flight time. Robert is also a retired semi-professional musician playing lead guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums and saxophone. Robert’s family shares his passion for music, art and flying.
Lou has over 25 years of strategic sales and business development experience, providing a full range of creative Information Technology services to large, mid-tier, and government clients, helping clients to build a world class brand image. He works strategically, as a consultative advisor to C level management to help determine solutions that include the tactical deployment of expert technology resources, in support of their key technology initiatives. His experience includes a strong focus on solution sales, using on, near, and off-shore delivery models, as well as strong experience selling a wide range of consulting services. His solution expertise includes developing, and selling knowledge management, content management, infrastructure support, application development, and quality assurance solutions.