ROLE PLAYERS 2019 - Saumendra Mohanty

Saumendra Mohanty

Sr. Vice President & Head - Smart City Solutions
ValueFirst Digital Media Pvt. Ltd.

Saumendra Mohanty, popularly known as Sam in the industry is a B.Tech (Electronics) NIT Calicut (1984-88) and MBA from IMI New Delhi (1990-92) and has more than 30 years experience in IT /Telecom Industry ranging from IT , Software, Satellite, Mobile VAS and Digital Marketing (Wipro , Hughes , Primus and ValueFirst).Prior to his current assignment in Corporate sector ,Saumendra was a serial entrepreneur and has successfully started and sold previous ventures :

Hotwire Internet Pvt Ltd (India's first Ethernet broadband services set up in year 2000 to Primus Telecom in 2004)

-Packet Shaper Technologies Pvt Ltd (software development of Telecom Software Products like Soft Switch, IP PBX, Predictive Dialer and Mobile VAS services like email2sms ) to Ms ValueFirst Digital Media Pvt t Ltd (in 2010 ) .ValueFirst is 325Cr ( $50M) SMS & Mobile VAS leader with multiple round of VC funding (NEA , UK and HSBC Headland Ventures Hong Kong)

Saumendra's experience is an unique blend of technology entrepreneurhip and Sales /Marketing in IT /Telecom sector and has indepth knowledge of the IT /Telecom/Mobile Ecosystem.Saumendra was one of the founding members of ISPAI (Internet Service Providers Association of India ) in 1994 and was part of Govt task force for drafting the ISP Plolicy

Saumendra is currently working with ValueFirst as Sr Vice President & Head -Smart City Solutions with a specialised team which bids in Smart City tenders Pan India offering unique Citizen Central Platform , a single platform of Mobile App , Chatbot , SMS , Voice and Email alerts for all citizen centric smart city services