The strategic brains that drive Xlicon

The Team

Dipankar Ghosh
Executive Director and Co-CEO

Dipankar has wide experience in product design and development, aggressive profit-and-loss management, business excellence implementation, technology deployment, information-based decision making, strategic partnerships, and high-quality organization building for IT, consulting and manufacturing businesses.

He has handled a variety of strategic, operational and customer facing assignments successfully.

Dipankar has a degree in Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta and a Post Graduate Diploma in Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research from Indian Statistical Institute. He has worked in companies such as BHEL, Gabriel India, HP Pelzer in manufacturing and OfficeTiger (now an RR Donnelley company) in the IT-ITES sector.

Shiva Shankar
Executive Director and Co-CEO

Shiv has more than 22 years of IT experience in Manufacturing and Software industries in the areas of customer requirements and expectations management, design and construction of sophisticated but easy-to-use software and their timely delivery, IT strategy development and implementation and mentoring and managing teams.
Shiv’s specialities include System analysis, design, IT strategy, IT Planning and Budgeting, Project and Delivery Management.

Shiv has a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Systems and Analysis from Bharadhidasan University, Trichy and Master of Commerce from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.

Kumaraswamy V
Vice President, Projects and Training Division

Kumar has 20 years of experience including software programming, software development life cycle management, delivery management and IT strategy consulting in India and overseas. Kumar’s last assignment was with Dell International Services.

Kumar heads the Training Division of Xlicon and Project Delivery Management. He has a Master in Computer Applications. He has certifications in ITIL V3.0 2011 Expert level, MCSE, IBM COGNOS BI Analytics, Software Asset Management(SAM) and is a Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Sujit Ghosh
Advisor – Marketing and Sales

Sujit has over 20 years of sales and sales management experience. He has worked as Practice Director leading a very successful Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing practice and software testing practice for a privately held systems integration company in California.

Chandan Das
Advisor – Strategy

A veteran of nearly four decades, Chandan has been in the construction and manufacturing industries both in the US and in India. His expertise is in organisational and process efficiency & effectiveness and problem solving. He has a B.Tech from IIT Madras and an MBA in Finance from California State University, Los Angeles.

Robert Wilson
Advisor – Legal

Robert Wilson is a trained lawyer, but gave up private practice more than 20 years ago to concentrate on work as a project implementation manager for a Magic Circle law firm, based in the UK, but ending his stint with the firm working in its Bangkok office. He returned to the UK, to take up the role of director of sales and operations at a software company. Latterly, he has worked as a consultant concentrating on software design and implementation for clients in the areas of business continuity and performance review. He is based in London, UK. Robert Wilson has many years of experience in the areas of Business Continuity planning and management, data cleansing (SAP), health and safety software and appraisal/performance review.