Our Team


Santosh Raktawan

Managing Director

Santosh leads Softdel as its Managing Director and he is responsible for all aspects of the operation including engineering, technology, sales, marketing, customer satisfaction and quality assurance.

Santosh has been with Softdel for over a decade and has grown into his current role after having led the engineering, delivery and quality assurance functions at the company. Santosh has over two decades of global product engineering experience across geographies and has previously worked with the Tata Group, KPIT Cummins and Wipro Technologies. Santosh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Shivaji University, India

Umesh Suryawanshi

Director - Digital Transformation Solutions

Umesh is a technologist and has over two decades of experience in developing smart and connected products.

Umesh’s inimitable style of leadership, combined with his sharp focus on technology realization and customer experience has helped Softdel emerge as a leading global Industrial IoT solution provider with a focus on Smart Building, Smart Lighting and Smart Factories segments.


His experience cuts across large and complex OEMs with mature product lines as well as early stage tech companies where product roadmaps are not fully defined.  Umesh is equally adept at applying modern IoT solutions to end user segments by helping them drive ROI from their technology spends.


Prior to joining Softdel, Umesh worked with Tech Mahindra, Tata Elxsi, Tata Consulting Services and Automotive Research Association of India.


Umesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics from Walchand College of Engineering, Shivaji University, India.


Deepti Shete

Director- Technology & CoE Practice

Deepti is the cornerstone of Softdel’s Building Automation practice and has over 15 years of experience across Building & Telecom domains.

At Softdel, Deepti leads the Technology & Centre of Excellence Practice with a keen focus on product management, pre-sales support and customer centric technology solutions. She has been instrumental in institutionalizing the BACnet University at Softdel which nurtures and groom’s talent across building automation technologies. Deepti’s experience with technology majors such as Wipro, Qualcomm and Avaya along with a strong understanding of embedded systems technologies and trends enables her to provide viable solutions to complex problems. Deepti holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication from Pune University, India

Swapnil Kulkarni

Director - Customer Success

Swapnil champions Softdel’s success mantra – ‘the customer is at the center of everything’

One of Swapnil’s primary goals is to align Softdel’s strategy, execution and leadership to drive the realization of the customer’s vision and goals. Swapnil has been with Softdel for over a decade and has been part of the company’s growth journey and expansion. He is responsible for customer engagement, on-boarding and success across various segments of the Industrial Internet of Things value chain including Smart Building, Smart Lighting, Industrial Automation and Automotive sectors. Swapnil holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (IT) from Pune University, India

Shitalkumar Chavan

Director - Engineering

Shitalkumar has over 17 years of software delivery experience across the building automation, industrial automation and consumer electronics segments.

At Softdel, Shitalkumar leads all aspects of the software engineering operation and quality assurance. His responsibilities include definition and implementation of quality processes, resourcing and delivery operations management. He has deep expertise in embedded systems testing including development of test automation framework solutions for complex systems. Prior to Softdel, Shitalkumar worked with the Tata group, Robert Bosch, KPIT Technologies, Giesecke & Devrient and Curtis Instruments. Shitalkumar has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Electronics from Shivaji University, India

Manoj Soni

Representative Director - Japan

Manoj is responsible for Softdel’s business operations in Japan.

With 20 plus years of experience under his belt, Manoj embodies Softdel’s ‘customer first’ attitude. His entrepreneurial mindset, result-oriented approach along with a keen sight for identifying key customer challenges makes him an integral member of Softdel’s team in Japan. Manoj’s responsibilities include nurturing strategic relationships with partners and growing Softdel’s business segments in Japan. Manoj is fluent in Japanese and has a deep understanding of Japanese business culture and customs. Manoj has an MBA and the experience of selling large scale technology solutions and consulting services in Japan and APAC regions.

Sunil K. Dalal


Sunil is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of UNIDEL, a multi-asset class single family office with a focus on early stage technology venturing.

He has built numerous global businesses since taking over and redirecting the family owned engineering company. 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.

Juzar Motiwalla

Board Member

Juzar serves as board member & advisor to several technology companies.

Juzar was a partner at the venture fund, Green Dot Capital. Prior to this, he was CEO of Kent Ridge Digital Labs where he built R&D partnerships with Silicon Valley companies including Apple, HP, IBM, & Ericsson. Juzar has a PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, USA.

Mark Rogozinski

Board Member
New York City

Mark Rogozinski has over two decades of experience managing both business operations and technology organizations.

Mark began his career in manufacturing, graduating from Raytheon’s Management Development Program.  Later, Mark spent several years at Nypro Inc., a global leader in precision plastic injection molding, co-managing the engineering department.  Mark has also led operations and development roles at several technology and finance companies including RockIT Solutions, Rockefeller & Co, WealthTrust, Homrich & Berg, Convergent Wealth Advisors and Atlantic Trust PWM.


Mark received a BS in Finance/Investments, Entrepreneurial Studies and Communications from Babson College, USA.


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. Vinay received Ph.D. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University, an 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.

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.

    • 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