With more than 20 years of sound business and technology vision and delivery experience with large scale enterprise systems in disaster recovery, storage, server and networking areas, Chandra Sekhar is one of the founders and also the CEO of Sanovi. As founder and CEO, Chandra, as he is fondly called, has been one of the driving forces behind Sanovi’s successful transition from just another start-up to the industry leader in Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) space. In his earlier role as Sanovi’s CTO, Chandra was responsible for the strategization, development, and delivery of Sanovi’s unique DR Management Platform.
Prior to founding Sanovi, Chandra worked as the Director of SAN Engineering at Sanrise Inc., a leading storage service provider, where he delivered intelligent service-centric storage solutions in the disk, backup, and recovery areas. During his stint there, he was responsible for 70% of the company’s revenues. Earlier, he also held the role of Architect at Sequent (now with IBM), where he built several features from concept to product in NUMA/SMP kernels and IO Subsystems. He has also worked at Sun, Auspex, and Wipro.
Chandra is also currently the Managing Trustee for Pyramid Valley International, a large spiritual center in Bangalore that promotes meditation and spiritual science to one and all free of cost and which is very close to his heart. Chandra believes that spiritual science is the root of all sciences and a good understanding of it, coupled with regular practice of meditation, will lead to joyous living and peaceful coexistence of all individuals and societies across the globe. He devotes a significant amount of his time and resources to this organization.
Chandra holds a BS in Computer Science from India’s premier technology institute, the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) at Pilani. He has also co-authored five patents.