Management Team

We help enterprises accelerate their business use of the cloud

Vidyashankar J
CEO & Founder

Started Entrepreneurial venture with Xencia, a company that specialized in technology migration on the collaboration platforms.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, spent most part of the career with Philips Electronics Singapore. As IT Service Director, delivered IT Solutions for Philips businesses world-wide and defined/enhanced Service methodologies, Intellectual capital and best practices to effectively manage the operations.

During the career span of over 20 years, honed leadership skills with stints in Global Geo’s @ Philips, Global Foundries, CSS Corp, Lotus Development Corp, IBM and Sundram Information Systems. Carrying an MBA (IT Management) degree from University of Leicester and Bachelor degree in Physics from University of Madras.

Karthik S
CTO & Founder

Prior to founding CK, was part of the WorldWide Cloud Services group at Citrix, helping  Telcos, ISPs and Enterprises design, build, deliver, and manage an Infrastructure cloud to their end-users, using the Cloudstack orchestration platform.

Led the Infrastructure Management Practice at CSS Corp (2008-11). Consulted with key customers such as BT , London on Data Center & Cloud projects. 

As part of Global Network Services team at BiogenIdec (Cambridge, MA), 2003-08 & BT's INS Consulting services (Boston, 99-2003)  key focus areas were Network Management & Performance optimization. Consulted with Telcos such as Verizon, Qwest Telecom, CTC Communications  etc. 

Areas of interest are IT Infrastructure Management & Security. Is a Certified Cloud Architect, and professional education from Harvard University Extension School.  Professional education  includes a degree in Chemical Engineering from BITS, Pilani.



Anandhi Krishnan

Over 23 years of experience in the IT industry managing large engagements involving multiple customer interfaces spread across the globe. Played a SBU Senior Leadership Role for the last 10 years managing to generate revenues through new offerings and account mining and responsible for P&L Management.

Worked on the Banking domain extensively on the Retail banking channels and the Corporate banking space

Financial services experience includes digital transformation for corporate banking channels, Global pooling and reporting in Liquidity, Global information Warehouse for corporate banking applications, Trade finance systems, Commercial cards for corporate customers, platform services for the corporate banking channels, regional specific payment hubs and credit appraisal and monitoring system. Insurance domain experiences include lead management system customized to insurance domain, bancassurance system, claims system and Agent workbench (a mobile solution for the agents.)

Rich experience in establishing practices and growing them and working in partnership with global product companies like Microsoft.

Umashankar N
VP - Delivery

Certified AWS Solution Architect, leading the Cloud Services Delivery team and responsible for P&L of team managing Solution Design, Architecture Deployment, & operational management of Customer Cloud Assets. Head the Engineering Team in building a Multi Cloud Management Platform. Day 0 Member of the IT Startup on Cloud Services.

Manages Platform/Product development Team, & Service Delivery in Onsite-Offshore Model of delivery.

Helped set up large Infrastructure in Cloud and migration from Physical Infra of 290+ Servers, Setting up and Managing SAP ERP infrastructure in Cloud as Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Architect (AWS).

Part of building an Information Systems team from ground up in managing Mid Size IT Organization and of Leading Electronics Manufacturer, Financial Services, Banking firm, Auto major in US, UK & Singapore.


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