Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi (known as IVK) is the Co-Founder and CTO of Crayon Data, a Big data analytics product company at Singapore with a development center in Chennai.
He is also an active member of Indian Angel Network, a syndicate for early stage capital to invest in the start-up companies.
He consults in the areas of business strategy and transformation through new age technologies covering the areas of embedded systems, Cloud services, Big Data analytics and Mobility. Also, he is one of the co-founders of India Innovation Labs, a start-up in the field of augmented reality and robotics.
He worked at Wipro for more than two decades before entering into the startup world. He was one of the core group members to set up the telecom business in Wipro , and led the wireless and telecom applications businesses before becoming Wipro’s CTO.
He is actively associated with many technical and social innovation forums in India and abroad. He serves on the jury panels of various innovation and design forums covering both technical and social innovation. He is one of the core members of CII’s Innovation council and a charter member of TiE. He serves on the governing council of Algo Labs, an industry-academia initiative by Chennai Mathematical Institute. In social impact segment, he is a partner with Acumen Fund in India and helps their investee companies in education sector.
He holds a BE degree in Electronics & Communications engineering and an advanced leadership certification for senior executives from McGill University in collaboration with Lancaster University, UK and IIM, Bangalore.
He has been with ICT industry for the last 25 plus years and is one of the leading experts in innovation management and advanced technologies incubation in India