Our Team

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Sachin Deshmukh

Managing Director

Sachin is a business leader with two decades of experience in the Technology industry. Known for his passion for business growth, Sachin has an impressive track record of scaling up new business units and geographies to build sustainable revenue streams across USA, Europe and APAC. As the Managing Director of Softdel, he drives aspects pertaining to business strategy, innovations, growth & profitability thereby contributing significantly to drive the next wave of growth for the organization.

Prior to joining Softel and Unidel Group, Sachin served as Vice President at Cybage Software, a leading Product Engineering and Digital Solutions provider headquartered in Pune. In his role as VP and Regional Head for APAC, he was instrumental in setting up and growing the APAC business to make it one of the fastest growing business units for Cybage. Before joining Cybage, Sachin spent over 12 years with RPG group and Zensar technologies working across USA, Europe and India offices playing different roles across Technology, Presales, Sales and Strategy functions.

 

Sachin holds a master’s degree in Management from the S P Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai and is an electronics engineering graduate from V.J. T. I, Mumbai.

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Sunil K. Dalal

Chairman

Sunil is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of UNIDEL, a global enterprise with a focus on technology and innovation.

He has built numerous automation companies since taking over and redirecting the family owned engineering company. Under Sunil’s leadership the group has spawned several successful ventures in the Industrial Automation, Industrial IoT, FinTech and EdTech space. Sunil is passionate about building businesses that solve real world problems through technology and disrupt the status quo. The ability to connect the dots, devise unique strategies and have the execution discipline is what defines Sunil’s DNA. Sunil is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and is keen on nurturing entrepreneurial talent. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering & Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University, USA.

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Anil Wani

Board Member

Anil is responsible for operations and support functions across all UNIDEL businesses. He started his career with UNIDEL company, Digital Electronics Ltd, in 1975.

Through his career at UNIDEL, Anil has led grounds-up R&D, manufacturing and sales efforts for several generations of products including industrial instruments, electronic production systems, time attendance systems and CAD peripherals. Anil’s technical experience spans across electro-mechanical, electrical, electronics, embedded systems and software technologies. He has consistently delivered predictable performance through the adoption of UNIDEL’s unique business management system across group ventures. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Pune University and is passionate about building and nurturing high-performance teams across business functions.
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Mahesh Asrani

Board Member

In over thirty-five years of his career, Mahesh Asrani has led the finance function in large global businesses in various capacities, including as Chief Finance Officer of COFCO International Limited.

He is an experienced business manager with a strong finance background and expertise in managing the challenges of growing business in a global environment and steering business reorganizations. As a member of the top management team, he has been driving strategy, managing finance, and other functions in multiple countries and diverse cultures. Mahesh is a Singaporean and has served on the Committees of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. At present, he is a member of the Audit Committees of SINDA, Singapore and Beyond Social Service, Singapore. Mahesh is a Chartered Accountant and a Law graduate. He also holds the Financial Times (FT) Non-Executive Director Diploma.
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Dr. Juzar Motiwalla

Board Member

Juzar is a board member and advisor to several companies in the technology space that have global footprints.

Juzar was the Partner of Investments at Green Dot Capital where he was responsible for global investments. Prior to joining Green Dot Capital, he was Chief Executive Officer of Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL), a 300 person high-tech laboratory. KRDL incubated 15 start-up companies in Asia and Silicon Valley. KRDL’s success in bridging competitive world-class technologies with high-growth markets, received international coverage including feature articles in Red Herring, Asian Wall Street Journal and Time. He has also spearheaded the development of several multi-year international R&D partnerships with Apple, HP, IBM, Ericsson and others. He serves on the Board of UNIDEL’s investee company in the venture space. Dr. Motiwalla has been on International Executive Councils of several professional associations and for eight years was a Board Member of Singapore’s National Computer Board. He holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin
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Vinay Chowdhry

Board Member

Vinay has been a successful innovator and entrepreneur in the life science industry for over 25 years.

He founded biotechnology company QualiconTM, a subsidiary of DuPont that invented and markets DNA-based automated microbial analysis systems for the global food industry, serving as its CEO until his retirement. The company’s innovative products provide highly accurate microbial analyses of food and other products susceptible to microbial contamination, resulting in greater safety and quality. Previously, Vinay served in roles of increasing responsibility at DuPont, including General Manager at DuPont FQMS Venture and as Research Supervisor at DuPont Central Research & Development. He currently serves as an advisor to early-stage entrepreneurial companies. Vinay received Ph.D. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University, M.Sc. from the Indian Institute of Technology and a B.Sc. from Bombay University.
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  • Industry Connect Portal:

    Softdel hosted its first IoT Conference on February 27, 2019 in Tokyo and another on February 12, 2020. The conference brought our OEM customers and partners together, to discuss and learn about technologies, latest trends, and disruptions impacting the building and industrial automation space. It’s a unique opportunity to meet with the leaders and innovators from the IoT community. It proves to be a great networking platform to discuss trends, technologies, challenges, solutions, and innovations in the IoT space that spans across various industry segments from Buildings, Lighting to Industrial and Manufacturing.

    The conference is meant for:
    • IoT Leaders & Professionals
    • Members of Corporate IoT Strategy Teams
    • IoT Technology Adopters
    • Consultants & Engineers
    • IoT Solution Enablers
    • Cloud Service Providers
    • Building Automation OEM Representatives
    • Smart lighting OEM Representatives
    • Smart Factories OEM Representatives
  • IoT Solutions & Services:

    An advanced IoT solutions and services platform for manufacturers and OEMs who’s new and legacy products requires advanced engineering to meet the standards of upcoming IoT networks. We offer various services like IoT applications & analytics, IoT platform – data storage, device management, data science, device connectivity, managed services, and testing services.

    Benefits:
    • Domain expertise: Expertise in building, lighting and industrial automation working with Fortune 500 companies across the globe
    • One-Stop-Shop: End-to end support for consulting, product design, product development, and testing
    • Deep IoT development experience across applications: Cloud based BMS and smart space management solution with
      energy optimization and facility operation management
    • Flexibility: Highly adaptable business model to align with customer specific requirements and processes
    • Technology experience: Years of experience in Azure competency center, AWS competency center, and a number of application development technologies
    Our Offerings:

    IoT Services

    BACnet Interoperability Testing

    BACnet Pre-certification Testing

    Technology evaluation, technology recommendations, product development, managed services, data science, data storage, testing, device management, and access to our live technology webinars

    Access to network of BACnet devices from various manufacturers, priority access for interoperability testing status/reports, and consulting support on issues/defects

    Priority access for pre-certification status/reports, consulting support on issues/defects

    Why Softdel?
    • 15+ years of experience in gateway development across building, lighting, and industrial automation domain
  • Comms Protocol Training:
    • Training programs on BACnet for software developers, field engineers, test & QA engineers, tech support engineers
    • Customized BACnet programs tuned to OEMs’ needs
    Benefits:
    • Flexibility: The division of our courses is highly flexible addressing the needs of beginners as well as professionals.
    • Scalability: There is an immense scope of BACnet in building automation devices of any type to enable limitless connectivity and interoperability.
    • Hands-on experience: We provide our participants hands-on training to get a firm grip and real-time experience of the BACnet protocol functions.
    • Consultancy: Our team of experts will bring tremendous value and improvements for all your BACnet issues.
    Feature Set:

    Core Training Services

    Advanced Training Services

    Customized Training Services

    A beginner’s guide to BACnet protocol with classroom and hands-on training on BACnet fundamentals.

    An advanced professional guide that includes hands-on training using the latest diagnostic, debugging, and configuration tools and techniques.

    A specialized and customizable guide addressing specific requirements.

    Why Softdel?
    • 1000+ hours of trainings experience
    • 50+ OEM engagements
  • B-IoT Tools:

    Our customers can choose from 14 different variants of BACnet stack that is ideal for every building device, equipment, and application. Updated with the latest BACnet standard (Revision-19 supported on all our variants), we offer fully featured BOSS license. You can choose from our two tools:

    • Boss Simulator
    • Boss Explorer
    Benefits:
    • Flexibility:Simple interface that is easy to use for BACnet professionals as well as novices
    • Scalability: BACnet monitoring, debugging and simulation program that runs on any Windows® computer
    Feature Set:

    Automatic network traffic generator

    Real time logging, monitoring & analysis of BACnet commands and response

    Backup and restore support

    Segmentation support

    BBMD support

    Set property value of discovered objects

    Configurable BACnet devices

    Simulate BACnet/Ip device virtually

    Discover and browse BACnet devices

    Support for both A-side and B-side services

    Monitor Object property values

    Supports IBM MS DBCS, ANSI X3.4 character sets

    Object Browser

    User configurable simulation of PVs (Present Values)

    Protocol revision support (PR-19)

    Virtual router

    Why Softdel?
    • 1000+ hours of trainings experience
    • 50+ OEM engagements
  • Edifice Edge:

    Ready Gateway platform to kick start your IoT solution – build your own applications including containerization, cloud connectivity, security etc.

    Benefits:
    • Modular: Flexible container based architecture with mix & match protocols and applications to enable new services
    • Inclusive: Work with multiple building solution providers like application builders, facility managers, and SIs
    • Open: Data normalized through Project-Haystack that promotes innovation and interoperable data access
    • Secure: Advanced security and authentication procedures that protects aggregated data at rest
    • Extensible: Upscale hardware as needed by adding higher compute nodes within the same stack
    Feature Set:

    Device Discovery: Project Haystack based data model that supports BACnet/IP and Modbus TCP

    Extensible: Micro services based architecture that is scalable to support 3rd party containerized applications

    Data Management: Supports numerous data points with provision to log telemetry data and also supports up to 25,000+ data points

    Platform Interfaces: Rest API to easily integrate with cloud and enterprise based systems with lightweight pub-sub mechanism using MQTT

    Security: APIs secured with TLS1.2 and 256 AES encryption with role-based access control

    Remote Device Management: Secured Over-the-Air (OTA) Firmware upgrade- System, applications, and firmware

    Why Softdel?
    • 1000+ hours of trainings experience
    • 50+ OEM engagements