Forfend Cybernatics is an IoT solutions company that combines the power of devices, networks and AI to solve real world problems and create new possibilities for consumers and businesses.
Forfend’s founding team started the company’s journey with the vision of solving day-to-day challenges of the masses with affordable IoT solutions.
CEO & Co-Founder
“Playing with technology to create products gets me going”
Arun is a hands-on engineer and architect who coded the core components of Forfend’s Digifence platform. He leads product management and development of the platform and solutions.
He comes with over twenty years of rich experience in networking and communications technologies. In his stint with multiple US based startups and large product companies, he has built many innovative solutions in diverse areas such as – 4G LTE using Femtocell, Tera-bit Switch Router, Satellite Signal Reception & Distribution. He mentors both young and experienced engineers and architects who build devices, applications and networking solutions. He is expert at building successful products with small high impact teams
• Previous Organizations: Airvana, Avici, Wipro
• Education: B.Tech (NIT); Masters in Management (Harvard Extension)
COO & Co-Founder
“There is no better kick than solving real-world problems”
Hari is responsible for helping enterprises transform their business operations and create new business models with Forfend’s Platforms and Solutions. He works with customer’s business and technology teams in rolling-out IoT and AI solutions.
Prior to co-founding Forfend, he led the BFSI Packages and Solutions Group in BFSI vertical in Mindtree, a global IT services organization. In his career spanning over two decades, he drove key initiatives for his organization and customers – defining corporate strategy, delivering large programs, and architecting complex solutions. His collaborative and assertive nature helps him to bring out the best in his team-members while getting things done.
• Previous Organizations: Mindtree, Capgemini, Wipro, TCS
• Education: M.Tech, Communications; General Management (IIM)
Head - Forfend Americas
“Idea spotting & commercialization comes naturally to me”
Prasad drives Forfend’s business development and market expansion efforts in Americas. He is also responsible for creating & expanding partner ecosystem and evangelizing adoption of Forfend’s Platform and Solutions.
Prasad is a serial entrepreneur, comes with practical experience of working with technology innovators and converting their ideas into successful business ventures. He has played a key role in scaling many ventures to multi million dollar businesses and transitioning their merger with buyer organizations. Prior to his entrepreneurial stint, Prasad worked with senior management of Fortune 500 companies in providing them with advisory and solutions in the realm of business intelligence and data warehousing. His flair in communication , networking and decision making skills helped the teams to launch their products faster to the market.
• Previous Organizations: ABB Inc., CSC, IBM GBS, Accenture
• Education: B.Tech