Skylo hires senior technology leader Jai Menon as CIO


Skylo today announced that Dr. Jai Menon has joined the company’s leadership team as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this crucial role, Jai will lead the company’s supporting technology efforts for scaling its service, including its Order Management System, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Information Technology (IT) support, business, and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), network, infrastructure, and security.

Skylo CEO and co-founder, Parth Trivedi, commented on the appointment, “Jai’s experience in scaling businesses backed by a service promise and his unparalleled global experience will play a vital role in our growth. I am delighted to have Jai join our team to lead our network operations & service infrastructure initiatives.”

Jai comes to Skylo with experiences spanning 5 continents and has held global CIO/CTO and business leadership positions at IBM (US), AT&T (US), Vodafone (Europe), Airtel (Asia and Africa), and HT Media (India). He has played key roles to drive digital transformation and build scalable global businesses.

“I am inspired by the work Skylo has been doing around the world, especially to digitize industries and sectors that have remained offline for centuries through its innovation-driven breakthrough technologies. Growing up in India with several global experiences driving digital transformation programs for organizations and critical sectors alike, I am excited by this opportunity at Skylo and look forward to delivering impact at scale,” Dr. Jai Menon said.

A distinguished alumnus of IIT-Delhi, Jai has several global recognitions such as Global CIO 50 (US), Forbes (US), GSMA (Spain), Telecom Asia (Hong Kong), IDC (Singapore), and NASSCOM (India). He has authored over 35 US patents, 3 European patents, and nearly 100 international research publications. He has also served on global advisory boards including the TM Forum, GSMA, NASSCOM, CII, IBM, Oracle, and Teradata. Jai received his MS/Ph.D. from Cornell, BTech from IIT-Delhi, and has completed executive programs from Harvard, Wharton, and MIT.

Skylo helps people and businesses benefit from the secure, two-way machine and sensor connectivity through its Skylo Hub, a rugged device that transmits sensor data via Skylo Connect. The company’s always-on satellite network that provides real-time communications even when there is no cell coverage. Customers can manage their operations from the palm of their hand using intuitive Skylo Apps, on mobile or web, giving teams the ability to take immediate action. Skylo offers easy-to-use APIs allowing businesses to integrate critical data streams into existing applications.

Ramesh has over 12 years of experience in different departments of journalism. Having a strong nose for news, he has worked with The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Delhi Press, News Wire Service and Governance Today in different capacities. He is a Delhi University graduate and an alumnus of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Delhi, and St. Xavier's School, Muzaffarpur. He loves writing over issues of social relevance. His craving for smart technology brought him to My Mobile where he has grown up to be a tech journo.

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