Founder & CEO at TeejLab Inc. Previously, Research Director at SAP; Vice President of Research at Black Duck Software and Founder of Black Duck Software Canada, an R&D division of Black Duck. Concurrently holding Adjunct Professor positions at UBC Sauder School of Business, University of Victoria, and University of Northern British Columbia.
Computer scientist with 15+ years of research & innovation experience working with various public and private sector organizations and customers like SAP, Synopsys, HSBC, IBM, HP, etc. Lead several industry projects in the areas of Open Source security and compliance, governance, IoT, database management, analytics, and networks. Constantly evaluate Open Source trends and related security/compliance issues, research/industry problems to plan growth opportunities for various industries. Specialization in managing projects from the idea/need identification phase through to completion and go-to-market strategies. Implement strategic plans and high performing teams for research/startup-up projects by building relationships with academia, industries, and across organizations and teams.
Received PhD in Computing Science from the University of Alberta, Canada, a post-doctrate from the National University of Singapore, and a management certificate from Singapore Management Institute in Singapore. Published numerous patents and research work at various international journals and conferences. Provide thought leadership and give lectures at various international venues. PhD thesis nominated for CAGS/UMI distinguished dissertation award. Chosen Global Young Scientist by the Government of Singapore in 2012 and 2013. Received Industrial R&D Fellowship, Visiting Fellowship, Doctoral Scholarship (all from NSERC Canada); iCORE Postgraduate Scholarship; Walter H Johns Graduate Fellowship; Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship; ASI Graduate Scholarship from the Advanced System Institute of BC, Canada. Received the best Paper Presentation Award at the National Institute of Technology, India in 1998 for the research work on mobile (cellular) networks.