Technical Advisors

Akshay Sharma

Akshay Sharma

Akshay Sharma is a tech analyst, ex-Gartner, having authored 280+ research notes, on emerging technologies like DevOPs, Software Defined Data Centers, 5G, and IoT. A frequent speaker at tech events, he is often quoted in leading institutions like CNN, Wall St. Journal, and CIO.com. He is a former CTO of one of the first video/WiFi smartphone firms and an entrepreneur in the tech sector, having worked for firms that are now part of leading firms like Intel, IBM, Nokia, and Ericsson. He advises many emerging startups, such as Kovair in the DevOps/ALM arena, having worked for 3 startups that are part of IBM Rational/DOORS in ObjecTime, Verilog, and Telelogic on integrated development, test and operational environments.

Ashok Agarwal

Ashok Agarwal

Sr. Director, Global Business Systems, Lumileds, a Phillips Company and former Sr. IT Director, Intel Corporation. Distinguished transformational technology leader with experience in supply chain, sales and marketing, product lifecycle, finance and many other verticals. Understands how technology can enable the business and drives transformation by building unique data driven operating models. Deeply committed to operational excellence and spearheading innovative approaches to solve complex business problems.

Ashis Khan

Ashis Khan

Ashis Khan has 25+ years of experience in leading Sales, Marketing and Business Development of Software-as-a-service, IOT/AI/digital transformation stack, PLM services, and System products to large Enterprises, Industrial/manufacturing companies, and Telecom Carriers. Ashis is currently VP of Business Development at Relayr, the IOT/AI arm of Munich Re ($57B revenue), where he is responsible for generating revenue from Industrial accounts and through partners such as consulting companies like McKinsey, AT Kearney; Private Equity firms with portfolio of Industrial companies; Cloud Service Providers like Google and Microsoft. Ashis was Vice President of IOT and Digital Transformation solution (e.g. smart building management SaaS) and engineering services sales at Larsen and Toubro (L&T), where he built the largest account for the $700M revenue group (L&T Technology Services, IPO’d in 2016) delivering 5X revenue growth in 4 years. Ashis was EVP of Sales and Marketing at TelASIC (acquired by MTI/Foxconn) where he delivered $60M revenue from LTE base station OEMs in the first year of product availability. Earlier, Ashis had delivered revenue at Maple Optical Systems, Basis Communications (acquired by Intel for $550M), Cirrus Logic, and Silicon Graphics/MIPS Computer Systems (IPO’d and then merged with SGI). In his entrepreneurial role, Ashis was founding team member at Basis Communications (acquired by Intel); co-founder of Maple Optical Systems where he raised $110M in 3 rounds from Silicon Valley VCs.
Ashis started his career as a microprocessor designer at Intel. He has an MSEE from State University of New York at Stony Brook and a B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur.

In his advisory role at Kovair, Ashis focuses on revenue growth strategies and building relationships for large accounts creations and major partnerships development with the Kovair CEO.