As the Chief Technology Officer, Rajesh Rathod assists the CEO & the Board in building strategic growth drivers focused on next-generation technology and capability development. Rajesh is also responsible for scaling Prodapt labs, building next-gen technology offerings and IP frameworks to boost future growth, in addition to driving the M&A technology strategy. As part of the role, he also oversees the learning & development function to prepare Prodaptians for the next phase of growth.
Prior to Prodapt he was the Centre-head of Telcordia India Laboratories based in Chennai. He was then responsible for building and developing the Engineering Delivery Centre for Telcordia that specialized in Intelligent Network domain. Earlier, Rajesh was with Indian Telephone Industries (ITI), in its Switching R&D Division. In ITI he worked for 9 years in core R&D activities – designing and developing hardware and software for Telephony and Packet Data Communication Systems. Subsequently he joined Future Software (now Aricent) based in Chennai, where he held various positions culminating as the Centre Head of the organization. As the Centre Head he was responsible for all the Engineering and Delivery functions, and the daily operations of the Centre.
Rajesh Rathod completed his B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and his Masters in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Outside his professional engagements, Rajesh is an active member of Shri Ram Chandra Mission, a spiritual organization, where he volunteers for several initiatives.