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.
Vice President, Engineering
Jawahar Arumugam is a multifaceted high-technology leader with over 30 years of experience in the Consumer Electronics, Embedded system and Telecommunication sectors. Before being a part of Faststream, Jawahar spent time at Sharp Software Development India as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect, where he led the design and development team of Embedded, IOT, Hardware and Software Development. He is also an alma mater of Anna University. Jawahar’s skills reflect a wide range of expertise developed through years of experience in various project execution and developing product road map for the IoT Cloud Platform and products. Having worked all front of the technical line level and management positions across a diverse portfolio of IT concepts in both domestic and international markets, Jawahar leverages that experience into passion for Creating and enhancing the IoT Solution, leading research and development into new markets and technologies and managing engineering team to execute goals and deliver new products to market.