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February 08, 2018

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Kulwant Gill

San Jose, CA ***** ac4ear@r.postjobfree.com

408-***-**** H 408-***-**** C

Summary

Entrepreneurial executive of technology and business with global expertise earned from Sun Microsystem, Akashic Memories, Domain Technology, Hyundai Electronics, Flextronics International, Image Display System, Wiotel, Speech Morphing and Courtesy Inc. 25 + years progressive experience in directing product management(Hardware & Software), business development, product development(Hardware & Software), Information Technology ( wireless, mobile and internet systems & applications) and process engineering management (Semiconductor) such as Hard disk drives, NAND flash memory, NOR flash memory and MCP (Multi Chip Packages). Owning multiple gas stations along with automotive repair shops and gained sales experience through repairing foreign and domestic vehicles.

Skilled in pioneering and starting up strategic initiatives and undertaking complex challenges across organizations. Expert in building, motivating, leading and managing physical & virtual, small & large teams and organizations; with strong operational, Information Technology, Engineering, business and financial leadership

Professional Experience

Courtesy Inc., San Jose, California June. 2015 – Present

Chief Operating Officer/Co-founder

Mobile communication technologies such as cell phones have given rise to global services, offering chat, voice and video conferencing capabilities along with social media and games to consumers. Hence many users are addicted to their smart phones and knowingly causing issues such as accidents while driving and losing focus while performing different tasks such as studying, working and exercising. Invented and created useful mobile application software that provides the solution to these problems. This fun and engaging app is helping support our local economy and students as well as drivers. Simply lock phone at school or while driving and start earning points. Play with friends against other users in daily and weekly competitions to win Amazon Gift Cards and other exclusive rewards.

Created an innovative architecture, lead technical team in implementation of open platform for developers, and third party partners utilizing Agile development processes

Established the executive team and all the company departments and processes, developed/directed the development of business, product, IT and marketing plans and also raised funds from private investors.

Established strong business relationship with Mountain Mike Pizza food chain and Seven – Eleven chain franchises.

Establishing business relationship with local and on line businesses to use our application for their advertisement.

Establishing business relationship with Auto insurance providers, Auto rental companies, Transportation agencies and Education agencies

Establishing business relationship with Local, State and Federal government agencies.

Created initial platform roadmap with business case for the company.

Established and developed the relationship with new customers.

Developed and conducted emerging technology training to senior executive and staff.

Directed Engineering, business, marketing and sales department managers to prepare project estimates and make projections for the department along with budget preparation.

Managing IT department, Software engineering department and Quality Assurance department, sale & marketing departments and also assigning responsibilities to the team members.

Developed data backup and disaster recovery plan and also implemented.

Developed company-wide network topology plan and implemented.

Managing and Administrating Active Directory, Windows Services, Server Configuration and Software Installation.

Managing and Administrating Cloud services including but not limited to Atlassian, Assembla, BitBucket, Agile, JIRA, Amazon (AWS, EC2, Glacier) and Dropbox .

Installation, Configuration and Maintenance of User Management Projects on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2008.

Managing, Configuring and administrating databases on MySql Server.

Managing developers, Network engineers, DBAs and project managers to verify and check the quality of their works.

Managing corporate hardware and software licenses

Managing software development team in India

Speech Morphing System Inc., Campbell, California Jan. 2011 - June 2015

VP of Operation (Product, IT, Software Application Engineering, QA, Business Development, HR)

Invented and created a Speech Morphing Software platform that provides a cloud service that enables cross-language communications. Through our proprietary speech systems and morphing technology we are able to map the speech and speech “persona” of an original speaker over to speech in the target language. So not only can we make Sylvester Stallone speak French, but the synthesized French output will sound like Sylvester Stallone’s actual voice. Through a combination of speech recognition, translation, and morphing technologies, our cloud service enables two speakers to communicate across languages in their own voices.

Created an innovative architecture, lead technical team in implementation of open platform for developers, and third party partners utilizing Agile development processes

Established the executive team and all the company departments and processes, developed/directed the development of business, product, IT and marketing plans and also raised funds from private investors.

Established strong business relationship with Hollywood (USA) and Bollywood (India) to use our system for automated documentary and film dubbing.

Established strong business relationship with DARPA (Defense Advanced Projects Agency) to develop their BOLT (Broad Operational Language Translation) project.

Establishing business relationship with Cisco System to use our application for their Telepresence (Long distance Video Conferencing) System.

Establishing business relationship with AT &T, Call Center Companies, Social media companies like Face book, Linkedin and many more.

Establishing business relationship with Local, State and Federal government agencies.

Created initial platform roadmap with business case for the company.

Established and developed the relationship with new customers.

Developed and conducted emerging technology training to senior executive and staff.

Directed Engineering, business, marketing and sales department managers to prepare project estimates and make projections for the department along with budget preparation.

Developed the planning of corporate IT infrastructure.

Analyzed and understand corporate IT needs and place purchase order.

Managing IT department, Software engineering department and Quality Assurance department and also assigning responsibilities to the team members.

Developed data backup and disaster recovery plan and also implemented.

Developed company-wide network topology plan and implemented.

Managing and Administrating Active Directory, Windows Services, Server Configuration and Software Installation.

Managing and Administrating Cloud services including but not limited to Atlassian, Assembla, BitBucket, Agile, JIRA, Amazon (AWS, EC2, Glacier) and Dropbox .

Maintenance of Node Java Script Application for Voice evaluation.

Installation, Configuration and Maintenance of User Management Projects on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2008.

Managing, Configuring and administrating databases on MySql Server.

Database backup and migration for Voice Training Applications.

Conducting company wide voice evaluation and generating reports for various different voices.

Testing applications and Voice Evaluation across various environment and devices.

Running Unit tests and integration test.

Hands on using Runscope for testing purposes.

Overlook testing team and understand and meet their requirements and needs.

Managing developers, Network engineers, DBAs and project managers to verify and check the quality of their works.

Managing corporate hardware and software licenses

Managing software development team in India

Wiotel Inc., San Jose, California Jan. 2005- Dec. 2010

VP of Business Development/Co-founder

Invented and created an enterprise-grade web software application, multitenant SaaS with consumer device (mobile), interfaces and an open developer API and SDK platform, for online concierge services with display and classified ads, targeting the hospitality and travel industries. Conducted market research, developed and executed the product plan, the business and the marketing plans for three product lines. Gained first paying customers and raised syndicated Venture Capital funding. Developed business relationship with key partners including Intel Corporation and other significant players and delivered on a very tight budget and schedule to major corporate clients including Marriott and Starwood.

Created an innovative architecture, lead technical team in implementation of open platform for developers, and third party partners utilizing Agile development processes

Established the executive team and all the company departments and processes, developed/directed the development of business, product and marketing plans and raised funds from two VC’s

Negotiated with a major chain and achieved successful Proof of Concept. Generated revenue from more than 40,000 rooms with profits exceeding initial estimates and exceptionally rewarding guests and customers’ feedback

Established strong business relationship with Intel and other industry leaders, including major hospitality and travel companies around the Mobile Internet Device (MID)/ Atom technology, demoed at Intel booth at CES 2009

Directed the development and release of one of the first MID Linux based (Moblin) mobile applications ever and deployed it at marquee properties in San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Developed short and long term plans and strategies to deliver technology services to our clients

Developed and maintained a company wide hardware, software and network system.

Directed business, Engineering, marketing and sales department managers to prepare project estimates and make projections for the department along with budget preparation.

Image Display System, San Jose, California May 2001- Jan. 2005

VP of Engineering/Co-founder

Invented and created first thin client touch screen wire and wireless communication product; defined and delivered the communication infrastructure platform technology program including market validation and long range product plans.

Created first 3G wireless platform reference design (RNC-node)

Managed Strategic Long Range Planning (SLRP) for the company product lines

Organized the program establishment processes and chaired the program executive steering committee

Created initial platform roadmap with business case for the company

Established and developed the relationship with new customers

Developed and conducted emerging technology training to senior executive and staff

Built new site network infrastructures from ground up. Maintained corporate network as well as remote site location.

Hand on experienced with Cisco products such as switches, routers, wireless access points, etc.

Hand on experience with Toshiba product such as NAND flash memory, NOR flash memory and MCP, etc.

Directed to implement the Microsoft SQL sever and provided training to employees

Directed responsible department managers to prepare project estimates and make projections for the department along with budget preparation.

Flextronic International, San Jose, California Feb. 2000 - April 2001

IT Director

Managed different projects and project team members. Developed project plan, budget and drive the project from customer requirement up to the delivery of the project. Designed test plan to test B2B system with trading partners. Evaluated Netfish and Biztalk for automatics transaction from our ERP system (BaaN) to our trading partners ERP system. Designed XML/EDI strategy for Flex worldwide solution. Developed procedure to negotiate with software and hardware vendors about the price of equipments, licensing and training.

Managed to implement the BaaN ERP system

Established and executed architecture project plans for scrubber automatic transaction software for purchase order and forecasting

Managed the development and introduction of the initial implementation plan for PlumTree web base global solution software portal

Directed to implement the ORACLE relational database and provided training to employees

Designed and implemented company wide VoIP system.

Designed project to maintain corporate network such as servers, switches, routers, firewall, telecommunication system and desk supports.

Maintained knowledge about the technology development’ current laws and regulation

Prepared statistical reports for company executives and trading partners.

Directed responsible department managers to prepare project estimates and make projections for the department along with budget preparation.

MMC Technology (Semiconductor Company) Subsidiary of Hyundai Electronics,

San jose, California April 1996- Feb. 2000

IT Manager

Managed Information technology department to provide support internal and external customers (LAN &, WAN Network) and Next Generation Network (NGN) based on VoIP technologies.

Managed and coordinated the strategic plans, the development and test plans

Identified core competencies and negotiated global development project establishments, planned and controlled the project resources, including labs, deliverables and budget

Defined product strategy and implementation priorities

Directed project leader to develop project plan, budget and drive the project according to the plan with in the budget

Managed to implement the CamStar ERP system

Directed to implement the AS400 along with DB2 and provided training to employees

Designed project to maintain corporate network such as servers, switches, routers, firewall, telecommunication system and desk supports

Designed project to install and configures desktops, servers, wireless access points, printers, phones, switches and routers.

Prepared statistical reports for company executives and trading partners.

Akashic Memories (Semiconductor Company), Milpitas, California May 1987- March 1996

Manager Process Engineering

Responsible for process R & D department to develop new process for high end disk drive. Managed process development team.

Developed and modified the process on a continual basis to improve yield and eliminate any process problem.

Managed and coordinated test plans, test execution and release projects and all associated tests and validation labs procedures including capital and operation management

Staffed & managed the department of 200+ employees and labs to meet the development & support needs

Established latest high end disks and released in the US market

Significantly reduced the R & D lab capital budget to $9 M, & depreciation to $3M

Created state-of-the-art first reliable high end sputtering magnetic media disk

Prepared department budget

Community Service Experience

Board of Director, District # 7, Santa Clara County Open Space Authority

Former Human Right Commissioner, City of San Jose

Former Chairman, Indo-American Political Association

Board Member, San Jose district# 8 community club

Board Member, Silicon Valley Asian American Club

Education

PhD Wireless Networking (wireless security), Rutherford University, B.C., Canada

M.S. Software Engineering, National University, San Diego, CA., USA

B.S. Electrical Engineering, GNE College, Ludhiana, Pb., India

A.S. Computer Engineering Technology, Condie College, Campbell, CA., USA

N.D. Doctor of Naturopathy, University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe, USA

Certification

Microsoft SQL Server

ORACLE Database (Architecture and Administration)

ORACLE Database (SQL and PL/SQL)

ORACLE Database (Data Modeling and Relational Database Design)

Certificate of Leadership Award (National University)

Sexual Harassment Awareness for Supervisor (California AB 1825)

CA Local Agency Ethics (AB 1234)



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