Executive Council


Dr. S M Srinidhi

President, ACCS

Dr. Saragur M. Srinidhi received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University, USA in 1988 and 1992, respectively.
He was a Telecommunications Consultant with BP America in Cleveland, Ohio and later with NASAs Lewis Research Center at Cleveland where he was a Senior Consulting Engineer with the High-Performance Networks Group.
As a Principal Investigator for NASAs Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) experiments, he was recognized as a pioneer in hybrid ATM networking over satellites and has extensively worked on prototyping wide-area ATM networks in support of dispersed applications.

Saragur was the Country Manager for FORE Systems Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance networking products based on ATM technology and managed the business operations in the South Asian region since 1996. He continued as Head of SAARC operations for Marconi Communications PLC after their acquisition of FORE Systems. Saragur left Marconi in 2002 to establish a start-up company to design and develop a first mile access public Ethernet device.

Dr. Srinidhi currently heads Prometheus Consulting, a global technology consulting firm specializing in due diligence studies on technology, investment analysis and regulatory studies. He is recognized as an International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Expert in Telecommunications. He is a lead consultant to India’s Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) for the National Grid Computing Initiative – Garuda. He serves on the investment committees of UTI Venture Funds and Government of India’s Technology Development Board where he plays an active role in the identification and evaluation of investment opportunities. Dr. Srinidhi is a member of the Graduate Faculty at Cleveland State University and a Senior Member of the IEEE.


Uma Mahesh

Secretary, ACCS

Venkatesan Kannan

Treasurer, ACCS


Jailendra Kumar

Member of Executive Council, ACCS

Jailendra’s role at BAE Systems is to promote technology innovation in India, bringing together industrial, government and academic partners in development of cutting-edge capability within India. With a strong background in technology and business management, Jailendra has worked in numerous engineering disciplines – Computing, Communication, Semiconductors, Robotics, Aeronautics, etc. that make him a well-rounded technologist and an able business manager.

Jailendra has a knack of starting new business wherever he has worked. He has set up the India Development Centre for Samsung Electronics System LSI division and headed it for over four years before co-founding Solex Semiconductor along with technocrats from Silicon Valley. During his time at Samsung, the India centre created a number of technology solutions and product prototypes that were showcased at prestigious trade shows. Before joining Samsung, Jailendra worked for Philips Semiconductor, setting up an interconnectivity competence centre at Bangalore. Prior to Philips, he worked for over a decade at the Defence Research and Development Organization and Indian Space Research Organization on new technology frontiers.

Jailendra has a Master’s degree in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Master’s degree in Business from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, North Carolina, USA. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, USA and the Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India. His biography is included in Marquis Who’s Who in World 2010 edition.


Dr. N. Rama Murthy

Member of Executive Council, ACCS


Dr. N. Rama Murthy was the Head of the Signal Processing Group and Additional Director in charge of Academic Collaborations at DRDO’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. He leads research in real-time DSP algorithms, Cryptography and VLSI architectures for signal and image processing. Dr. Murthy started his career with the Indian Telephone Industries and later with the Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) besides spending a few years as a visiting scientist at Concordia University, Canada.

He has a BE from Bangalore University, a ME from the Indian Institute of Science and a PhD from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax – all in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Rama Murthy is widely published and was the Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and is the current Associate Editor for Journal of Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing.