Dr. Shridhar Shukla
Co-Founder, Chairman, KPOINT Technologies
After graduating from IIT Bombay in 1983, Dr. Shukla got his MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. Dr. Shukla’s career ranges from research and academia to technology development, corporate leadership, and entrepreneurship. He co-founded kPoint Technologies which offers a SaaS video engagement platform for businesses, while GS Lab, also co-founded by him, offers software product engineering services. Over the years Dr. Shukla has served as a faculty member in the Department of Computer Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School, California, and as Director and Chief Operating Officer at Persistent Systems.
After completing his corporate career, Dr. Shukla’s focus shifted to digital trust technology. To that end, he has set up the IIT Bombay Trust Lab. Dr. Shukla also participates actively as an investor and advisor to organizations working to improve school education, sustainable living, and elderly care.
He is a Distinguished Service Awardee of IIT Bombay and has served as a Chairman of the IITB Alumni Association. He lives in Pune with his wife Gauri. They have two children. Aditya is a cognitive psychologist and a blogger. Rohini is a PhD candidate and Fulbright scholar at the Department of Religion, Columbia University, NY, USA.