Kaushik Pillalamarri is the CEO & Co-founder of Smartiply, Inc., headquartered in Basking Ridge, USA. An academic spin-off from Arizona State University and Princeton University, the company creates innovative Fog / Edge Computing solutions for the IoT industry globally. They earned recognition from the CIOReview magazine for “20 Most Promising IoT Solution Providers 2018.”
A versatile leader with extensive global experience, Kaushik has optimal blend of business and technology expertise across both emerging markets and developed markets. Prior to Smartiply, Kaushik was the Group CEO for Universal Industries, Ltd., Southern Africa, and the Senior Vice President of Emerging Businesses at Reliance Communications, India. A veteran of Verizon Communications in USA where he has had a rewarding career spanning 14 years, he drove several technology and process innovations earning the highest honor in the company.
Kaushik has MBA in Entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University; Bachelors & Masters in Computer Science from Kansas State University; and Executive Education from Sloan & Wharton.