With roles spanning from research to commercialization and alternating between small ventures and large multinational corporations, Vinod’s career is characterised by one constant – developing and translating intellectual property to innovative products and scalable business models. Prior to Flytxt, he co-founded a mobile content repurposing business and later went on to become an early hire at a ten billion $ telecom venture, where he was responsible for a 1400 city mobile Internet service and one of the earliest app stores in the mobile industry globally. He has also actively participated in defining international standards on multimedia and mobile communication.
At Flytxt, Vinod focuses on building a unique, intellectual property driven technology business that delivers measurable value to customers and stake holders. Always connected to customers he constantly strives to support employees to innovate and grow both personally and professionally.
He holds a Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT-Kharagpur, where he specialized in artificial intelligence and neural networks.
Having done business in 60 countries across 6 continents and lived and worked in Japanese and Indian villages, in the Bay Area as well as the silicon valley of India, and metros such as Singapore, Mumbai, Dubai and London, Vinod brings a rare global and multi-cultural perspective in all his dealings. A casual observer of geopolitics, hobby farmer and a parent, he enjoys a good open debate on any of these topics.