About Smiota

Located in Pleasanton, California, Smiota provides complete chain of custody, security, convenience and real-time analytics and reporting. These features and more are available as secure APIs for partners and third party developers to use with their own custom solutions. PODs for refrigerated and dry packages, Mailroom automation app, package room automation, recipient presence apps and many other applications are already running the Smiota operating system on the Smiota platform.

 

Our History & Mission

When CEO Manju Kashi Experienced package theft at his door, he realized that packages delivered must be secured until they are retrieved. He brought together a team of savvy Silicon Valley co-founders, experienced consultants, and knowledgeable advisors, who took the idea of package management from concept to product in less than two years.

Our Mission is to provide a cloud-based platform, locker operating system, and applications and services that facilitate secure exchange of physical goods across all industries and walks of life.

Meet Our Team

Executive Team

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Manju Kashi

Founder, Chief Exectutive Officer

As CEO, Manju is responsible for overall operations overseeing everything from budgeting to strategy development for business growth at Smiota. Manju has over 25 years experience in Silicon Valley working at leading high-tech semiconductor companies such as AMD, Atmel, SST, Winbond, and ISSI. During his tenure at these companies, he has travelled to 47 countries for marketing and business development purposes. As head of the internet computing segment at SST he grew the business from $20M to $200M in 5 years. At Winbond, he was responsible for building a segment marketing team that grew the business from $6M to well over $350M in 7 years covering 25+ applications in computing, industrial, automotive, networking, communication and consumer segments. Manju served as VP of Marketing at ISSI before starting Smiota.
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Kailasnath Dornadula

Co-founder, Chief Hardware Officer

As CHO, Kailasnath overlooks the hardware architecture of products at Smiota. For over 20 years he has focused on developing and integrating cutting-edge firmware and hardware systems into Internet of Things products. Prior to Smiota, he was co-founder at Ayantra, Inc. and served as Vice President of Engineering. He has valuable experience in executing Machine 2 Machine technology into applications such as custom fleet tracking devices. He is also co-author of a patent.
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Waheed Rasheed

Co-founder, Chief Marketing Officer

As a CMO, Waheed is responsible for marketing and sales operations at Smiota. He is a team builder and a collaborative leader who has solved complex problems and created products that have delighted millions of consumers globally. He has held leadership roles at Silicon Image, Trident Microsystems and Sigma designs in Product Marketing, Business Development and Strategy. He is also experienced in running non-profit organizations.
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Rajesh Chaganti

Vice President - Engineering

Rajesh Chaganti is VP of Engineering at Smiota and is responsible for driving technology and software development. He is passionate about building and running resilient large-scale software systems that scale to millions of users. He is also passionate about building, leading, and mentoring high-performing engineering teams.

In his prior experience, Rajesh was Chief Technologist at MediaKind and was responsible for overall cloud strategy for multiple TV platforms. Prior to that, he was Director of Engineering and responsible for building and running a cloud-based TV platform used by millions of TV subscribers worldwide. In this role, he led the Cloud Platform, Cloud Infrastructure, and DevOps teams. His team was responsible for scaling the platform, evolving the architecture to support both public and private clouds, containerizing the platform, optimizing cloud resource consumption, and launching the service for multiple TV operators globally. He was also instrumental in scaling the engineering organization and building new offshore development centers.

Earlier in his career, Rajesh led various engineering teams at Ericsson and Microsoft.

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Jyothi Kashi

Co-Founder , Vice President – Customer Success

As a VP of Customer Success, Jyothi is responsible for driving customer goals, product utilization, business transformation, and revenue expansion by ensuring the engagement, success, retention, and growth of Smiota’s customers.

Jyothi has an action mindset, is always up for challenges, and gets excited by the idea of expansion,and scaling globally. She not only identifies roadblocks and inefficiencies, but also contributes to iterative process improvement initiatives in collaboration with cross-functional teams, ultimately increasing customer satisfaction.

Jyothi strongly believes that we only become more powerful when we empower others. Through her leadership, she enables the team to put their best foot forward. She is extremely result-oriented and proactive in addressing and resolving problems.

Before joining Smiota, she was the co-founder of SmartelligentZ, an educational services company, and she worked as a Sr. Applications Engineer at Atmel and Actel. She was also a part of green initiative organization “Going Green”.


Board of Directors

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Manju Kashi

Board Member

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Kailasnath Dornadula

Board Member

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Petros Dermetzis

Board Member


Advisors

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Khurram Mahmood

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Ramesh Punaganty

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Warren Porter

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Dr. Rolf Schlenther

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John Callan

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Timothy Kerner

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Dr. Deben Dey