L Ashok, Founder & CEO
An entrepreneur & technocrat with 25 years of experience, Mr Ashok set up Futurenet Technologies in 1996 to focus on IT services. As an expert in IT Infrastructure and related services, Mr Ashok assists customers in aligning IT with their business. He provides consulting services to corporates in areas such as Bullet proofing IT Infrastructure (High Security & High Availability), blue print for cloud migration including business benefits, cost saving and risk mitigation. He lends his expertise to businesses with capacity to convert business/ functional requirements into bullet proof IT infrastructure and also advices on cyber forensics and information security.
With over 27 years of exposure and understanding of various models of IT Infrastructure, Mr Ashok as an L7 Consulting expert, heads teams that focuses on conducting detailed study of an existing IT landscape, conducts user group dialogues to understand where a business is headed and arrives at a composite plan to meet business objectives. The methodologies and deliverables for the engagement are the basis for a project plan or blueprint. This approach is accompanied by a unique engagement model that addresses the customer’s specific business strategies and includes expansion of monitoring footprint to accommodate growth. Mr Ashok has vast experience in building Data Center, Local Area Networking, Wide Area networking, Virtualization and business continuity planning.
Managing over 200 people work force with 2 level of managerial structure, Mr Ashok has successfully created service standards at Futurenet, with high levels of response and turnaround time. Due to the process driven approach, today Futurenet is known for its service delivery and commitment to customer satisfaction.
As a respected entrepreneur, Mr Ashok has received several awards and recognition from businesses and the industry. As a Rotarian leading Rotary Club of Chennai Midcity, Mr Ashok has successfully raised funds for worthy causes. He is also involved in mentoring mid-level managers as well as heads of businesses.
Mr Ashok is a well-recognized orator who has delivered noteworthy speeches on Leadership at renowned technology and human resource development forums including the HR Caucus 2013 organized by Voltech HR as a panellist on the topic “Bridging the Industry & Institutional Skills Gap”. (HR Caucus is a triangular forum of Academicians, Corporate HRs & Students), National Conference of Community Colleges organized by Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College (SVRCC), speaking on the topic “Industrial Partnership”. He has also addressed Cloud Connect 2013 organized by UBM Media Group as a panellist on the topic “Cloud Delivery Models- What works for your business”. He has also addressed several career guidance programmes for students on subjects such as “Readying for IT & Business Transformation” and “How to Choose Right Career”.
Mr V N Sundharam, an IT professional with over 3 decades of Software Development experience, has worked in various EDP functions.
Organizations that Mr Sundharam worked for included manufacturing, transport, trading and engineering companies. 30 years of working knowledge has exposed Mr Sundharam to different kinds of Information Systems ranging from Transaction Processing Systems, Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and Office/Factory Automation System.
With his vast knowledge on software application development and business engineering systems covering wide Enterprise applications, Mr Sundharam’s knowledge is spread across commercial applications like financial accounting including payable/receivable, Sales, inventory, logistic and human resources system. He has successfully implemented many application systems in areas of on-line and off-line systems, both in integrated and independent environments.
Mr Sundharam is a Post Graduate in Mathematics and MS (System &Information) from BITS, Pilani and a Ph.D from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi. He has published 5 papers in international journals and 8 papers in National journals.
Chandrasekar Balasubramanian is a Senior Executive with over 30 years of experience in establishing new business units, achieving sales targets, pre-sales, project management and service delivery. Ability to forge strategic partnerships and recognized for talents in strategy development aligning with corporate vision.
Diversified background in presales and delivery management; distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem solving methods, cross-functional teams and a bottom-line orientation.
Offering innovative solutions to operational challenges, and leverage decisiveness to implement solutions while minimizing risk and maximizing performance.
Motivator and coach, combining business acumen with analytical depth, to align operational efficiencies with corporate goal.
Team building and Management.
Sundararaman Venkatesan, an MBA in Information Technology from Symbiosis, is a Senior Management Professional with two and a half decades of experience in multiple leadership roles across technical, Operational and functional portfolios. Held positions in the capacity of Head of Service Delivery at CSS Corp handling global Customers and IT Infrastructure head in MasterCard. He has worked for major incorporations like MasterCard and contributed immensely to Banking Customers in Wipro bringing matured best practices and delivery excellence.
Wide experience and competencies in IT Strategy formulation & Execution, IT Infrastructure Technologies, Build Office IT Infrastructure, Core Service Delivery, accomplishing Turnkey projects for Fortune 500 Companies, building high performance teams, Organizational focus to attain and comply with ISO Certification standards, SAS, HIPAA, CMM levels and experience across various functions.
A professional with over 26 years of experience in Operations, Client Servicing, Channel Management and Maintenance Management across the IT and Telecom Sectors, Mr Sangameswaran’s vast experience includes having managed more than 100 resources and 750 Partners all across India for the IT & Telecom sector.
This vast experience has enabled Mr Sangameswaran to deliver dramatic breakthrough improvements by adopting business process improvement techniques and quality compliance at Futurenet.
Mr Sangameswaran is committed to using troubleshooting tools and spares management to acquire visibility on break down analysis, corrective action & preventive action analysis. He is highly proficient in developing & streamlining systems to enhance operational effectiveness and goals within defined cost, time & quality parameters.
Mr Sangameswaran is noted for his enterprising leadership capability working with cross functional teams and delivering quality services to clients. His core expertise includes strong relationship management, analytical and communication skills. This has also resulted in Mr Sangameswaran being responsible for generating Service Revenue Growth Year on Year.
Some of the awards that Mr Sangameswaran has received in his professional career include the Citation Award for New Business Initiatives for Support Pack Sales in 2004 and Out Standing Performance Award from TVSE Cluster Companies for IMPROVING PROCESS CAPABILITY in the year 2003.
A result-oriented sales & marketing professional with over 20 + years of IT diversified experience together with a rich mix of Sales, Marketing, PreSales, Customer Management, Delivery, P&L, Process and People-care.
Strong business acumen with the ability to execute a wide range of sales and marketing strategies to establish market presence and to increase revenue and profitability. A proactive planner with expertise in market plan execution, key account management with skills in competitor/ market analysis. Successful at building and leading efficient sales and marketing teams ; excels at building strategic vendor alliance. Skills to drive business growth, capitalize on new revenue potential, and manage all aspects of daily business operations.
In-depth knowledge of the assigned product range, pricing details and competitor information. Acquires a clear understanding of the industry, technology trends with the distinction of instituting new practices to achieve business excellence. Proven skills in coordinating teams to work in sync with the set parameters for achieving business and individual goals.
An effective communicator with demonstrated leadership & excellent interpersonal / relationship management skills. Effectively interfacing with people at all levels, managing healthy work environment.”