Vinod P Deshmukh
Bridging Technology for Positive Change

Vinod P Deshmukh, an entrepreneur and technologist dedicated to using technology to improve the lives of those with limited means. Vinod is the founder of InnovationHub Technologies, a platform aimed at creating practical solutions that enhance the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

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Educational Background:

Vinod holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Nagpur University. He furthered his studies with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Professional Journey:

Vinod started his career as a scientist at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, later contributing to the research and development wing of WIPRO. His work played a role in the company’s growth and global recognition. In the early ’90s, he established a design center for WIPRO in the United States. Subsequently, he served in many executive roles at Mindtree, contributing to the company’s revenue growth and IPO. His focus was on leveraging technology for value creation and growth, especially in short-range wireless technology.

Passion for Social Impact:

Vinod’s passion lies in using technology for social good. He is dedicated to creating practical, tech-driven solutions that improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. Additionally, he believes in the potential of social entrepreneurship to bring about positive and lasting change.

Padmanabhan S N

Padmanabhan (Paddy), an engineer by heart, a technologist and a hobbyist, is a founding member of InnovationHub Technologies Private Limited, along with his longtime colleague Vinod.

Driven by his interests in Electronics right from his school days, Paddy completed his BE in Electronics & Communication Engineering with Honours from Madras University in 1984. His passion for technology and research motivated him towards completing his Masters in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1986.

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Paddy joined Wipro’s R&D as a campus recruit in 1986 and went on to hold several positions there. He was involved in the development of intelligent peripheral controllers during his initial years at Wipro. Subsequently he was responsible for designing high end processor and memory subsystems. In 1990, he moved on to build capabilities in VLSI Design and helped to grow this as one of the larger strengths of the organization. He has been a part of some of the industry wide initiatives in the chip design area.

Paddy joined Mindtree Ltd in 2000 and has been involved in building its Hardware and IC Design capabilities. He has been responsible for bringing in the tools and methodologies in these areas and has incubated multiple Silicon IP initiatives. He has served as a Senior Vice President addressing the Semiconductor market and also as Technology Evangelist at MindTree’s R&D Services Business.

Paddy had actively involved with various initiatives of the India Semiconductor Association (ISA). He served as a Core Committee member of Technovation initiative of ISA, its Technology Special Interest Group and the National Semiconductor Vision Group. He had been a member of the Embedded Technology initiative taken up by NASSCOM. He has served as an Expert Committee member for the past 10 years to select the best pan India student project in the VLSI / Hardware areas, instituted by Cadence Design Systems.

Paddy believes in putting his technology skills to use towards social causes, thereby making a positive impact to Enhance the Quality of Life of people with disabilities.

Paddy is passionate about photography and is an amateur photographer. He also has deep interest in Indian Philosophy systems