Chief Executive Officer
Vinay Bansal, as Chief Executive Officer, sets the strategic direction to faststream that lie at the intersection of business sustainability, business strategy and organizational theory which drives by keeping the customer at the core of everything. Vinay’s leadership development, marketing, and knowledge management initiatives have differentiated the company from competitors. Vinay has worked extensively in the field of IoT, Semiconductor, FPGA, Analog Design, Cloud, Big Data & Embedded Development. Under his leadership, Faststream has delivered many ambitious projects that include Smart Parking, ThingSpace Manage self-service portal, and modular IoT gateway. He is extremely strategic in his approach, exhibits great thought leadership and uniquely positive in his interactions. With his Design Thinking approach, he looks at Innovation from an entirely different panorama. Vinay has rich experience in Strategic & Innovation Consulting in Internet of Things, Industrial IoT and the corresponding social aspects of it. He is able to think through things from a large scale to the minutest details of entire realm with his system & solution based design methodology. His experience, coupled with his passion and commitment to business and future proof thinking, is a rare combination. Vinay holds a bachelor’s in Electronics and Telecommunications degree from MITS, Gwalior, India.
Dr. John L. Gustafson
Dr. John L. Gustafson is an applied physicist and mathematician. Dr. John spent more than 35 years in various sectors such as Semiconductor, Embedded, IoT, High-Performance Computing System, etc. He is a former Director at Intel Labs, former Chief Product Architect at AMD and Principal Investigator at Sun Microsystems. He is also an alma mater Iowa State University. A pioneer in high-performance computing, he introduced cluster computing in 1985 and first demonstrated scalable massively parallel performance on real applications in 1988. This became known as Gustafson's Law, for which he won the inaugural ACM Gordon Bell Prize. He is also a recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's Golden Core Award. He provides technical and business guidance to Faststream with an advanced, off-road map and far-future research in the areas of VLSI Design and Internet of Things.
Tamer El Sawah
Tamer El Sawah has 22 years of experience working extensively with Signal Processing & Control Systems, Microprocessors, MicroControllers, SoCs, A/Ds, DMAs, Programming Logic, Project Management, Requirement Analysis and handling an entire business ecosystem. Tamer has contributed exceptional insights into high-end development of Embedded Design, and other complex hardware products which power one of the most cutting edge IoT projects and Embedded Systems across the globe. He has initiated and led 28nm SoC projects, assigned roles and responsibilities, and designed relevant workflows. Tamer has directed a simplified design process for a capacitive proximity sensor system to provide sensor flexibility by integrating all of the front-end analog circuitry into a single AFE device. He has helped strategize the embedding process of multiple components in a single chip including SerDes, on-chip memory for GPON ONU, and microprocessors for intelligent control and management, and also incorporating multi-layer protocol functionality and packet processing into a single chipset. Tamer has guided a team project in developing a custom low noise-power AFE for detecting neural firings on the surface of the skin, sampling that information and routing it to a DSP core. He has integrated solutions with common optical functional blocks, such as Transceiver, EDFA, ROADM. Tamer holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, California, USA.
Venkateswar Reddy Melachervu
Chief Technology Officer
Venkateswar Reddy Melachervu is a veteran technology leader who has close to 29 years of experience in IoT, Product Engineering, Embedded Systems, and Cloud Solutions. Before being a part of Faststream, Venkat served as a CTO of Brillium Technologies, Metronomic Healthcare, Readywire, Unifize, Drughub, MedRC EduTeh, and he also spent over a decade of time at Microsoft, Huawei, Philips, Robert Bosh in Cloud, Software and Embedded/IoT technologies where he steered the development of the Application & Services (A & S), Cloud & Enterprise (C & E), Mobile Phone software and Baseband systems. He holds a bachelor's degree from G.Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool, AP, India with a Distinction - Summa-Cum-Laude. Venkat’s skills reflect on technology application, delivering cutting-edge solutions and culminating in new customer base creation, increased operational excellence & profitability. Accredited and recognized for building the world's first cloud-based medication safety platform raising patient safety bar at Apollo Hospitals that won the national award for "Innovative Use of Technology in Healthcare Delivery" at FICCI Heal 2014 Excellence Awards. He was especially recognized for developing and delivering ground-breaking secure remote enterprise access solutions to Boeing, P & G, etc. in record time. He has a proven track record of devising & driving disruptive solutions and is adept at leading diverse, distributed, cross-cultural teams to achieve business goals with optimal resources, the highest quality, sense of urgency & certainty.