Krishna Shastri

Vice President (Operations)
LexpertConsilium LLP

krishna.shastri@davelawgroup.com

7, Sigma Soft Tech Park, Gamma Block, 5th floor, Whitefield Main Road, Varthur Kodi | Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066, India
t +91 9820124991
krishna.shastri@davelawgroup.com
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Summary

Krishna Shastri is Vice President (Operations) and Technical Advisor at LexpertConsilium India, the back office of Dave Law Group. He is also an adjunct faculty for BITS Pilani and ITM Kharghar in India.

He has more than 28 years of experience in the IT Outsourcing industry

In addition, he volunteers in Times of India’s Teach India initiative and mentors students seeking to do their higher education.


Work Experience

LexpertConsilium LLP (Backoffice of Dave Law Group LLC), Vice President (Operations) and Technical Advisor, Bengaluru, India, July 2019 - Current
● Manage team of experts in various technologies and patent agents to deliver Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) related services to firms across the world.
● Participate in customer acquisition for the firm.
● Provide technical expertise in Computer Technology areas for IPR related activities like Patentability and Prior Art search, Patent application drafting.
● Responsible for P&L of the firm.

Amrita University, Joint Director, Coimbatore, India, August 2011 - December 2014
● Responsible for formulating strategies and programmes to train students at Amrita University for placement
● Conduct special sessions for students on Computer Science related subjects
● Manage relationships with Industry and increase University – Industry engagement
● Mentor students for competitions, careers, and higher studies
● Responsible for Corporate Relations, Entrepreneurship Development Cell and training Computer Science and Electrical Engineering students.

Siemens Information Systems Ltd, Sr Vice President, Bengaluru, India, May 2010 - June 2011
● Responsible for the delivery of the Application Development and System Development and Engineering unit in SIS. Responsibilities include
● Delivery of all projects being executed in the AD Domain
● Profitability of operations
● Resource Planning, Capability building, Portfolio development for the unit
● Participate in Business Planning for the unit
● Actively support the Sales team in Business Acquisition across the world

Patni Computer Systems Ltd, Sr Vice President, Mumbai, India, 1985 - 2010
● Delivery of all projects being executed in the PES Domain
● Profitability of operations
● Resource Planning and Capability building for the Business unit
● Participate in Business Planning for the business unit
● Actively support the Sales team in Business Acquisition across the world

Earlier roles in Patni Computer Systems:
● Senior Vice President (Telecom Solutions Business Unit)
● Senior Vice President (Ebusiness Solutions Business Unit)
● Offshore Development Center Manager for Japanese Conglomerate
● Project Manager
● Software Engineer

Other responsibilities in Patni Computer Systems
● Management Representative for Quality, ISO 9001 internal auditor, Recruitment, Marketing support, Project estimation and proposal preparation, and personnel performance review.
● Evaluation of target companies for Acquisition
● Evaluation of China as a location to setup a Development Center
● Steering Committee head for the SEI-CMM initiative
● Steering Committee member for implementing HR initiatives (Leadership Excellence, Fast-track) across the organization
● Deputed to Computervision in Bedford, Massachusetts, USA for development of CAD/CAM Software products.

Hinditron, Software Engineer, Mumbai, India, 1983 - 1984
● Development of software tools for the VAX/VMS series of computers.


Additional Experience

Teaching Experience:
● Teaching IT related courses in ITM Kharghar – Software Engineering and Project Management, IT Consulting and Outsourcing
● Teaching Computer Science courses in BITS (Pilani) Work Integrated Learning Program – Software Engineering, Software Architecture, Software Maintenance Management, Programming Languages and Compiler Construction, Multimedia Computing.
● Teaching Software Engineering in Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai
● Training BTech Computer Science students at Amrita University on practical aspects of Software Development (Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, Operating Systems, Software Engineering etc) and preparing them for a career in the Computer Science field.
● Teaching Communicative English to underprivileged youth through Times of India’s TeachIndia initiative.


Languages

English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi


Education

Indian Institute of Technology (Madras), India, 1983
MTech (Computer Science)

Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur), India, 1981
BTech (Electrical Engineering)


External Publications

● Krishna Shastri, “Transforming Engineering Students into Industry Ready Professionals” - Proceedings of the International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education (ICTEE) Hubli 2014, pp 337-340, doi: 10.1007/978-81-322-1931-6_39