Athulan is responsible for the day-to-day business operations and leads R&D, product, sales, marketing, and field services. He spearheads the strategy and technology development of VIMANA’s IIoT platform and smart manufacturing and connected product solutions. His focus is to bring deep alignment between go-to-market to technology development to enable agility, scalability, and customer responsiveness. Athulan was a developer of the MTConnect standard, and in 2009 co-founded VIMANA, and launched the first cloud-based smart manufacturing application. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
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