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S M Balasubramaniyan
Chairman & Chief Mentor


Leveraging his 35 years of experience in technology and management senior managerial roles in Indian and Global corporates, SM Balasubramaniyan (SM Bala) is passionate about delivering products and services of impeccable quality to the consumers with a focus on the fundamentals in their design.


SM Bala is a graduate in ECE from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai and MTech in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Madras. He did his management studies in IIM, Bangalore. His experience in R & D Switching in ITI Ltd, Bangalore and Wipro Technologies, Bangalore include System design, Hardware and Software development, Captive lab operations, Competency Development, Account management and Product and Process Quality assurance. When superannuated from Wipro Technologies in 2012, he was Vice President of Quality function with a company wide responsibility for defining and deploying the Quality Management System and Operational Excellence.


SM Bala has held board positions in Indian and Global societies and lectured in International conferences and academic institutions. He currently mentors individuals and organisations in Telecom, Quality management, Business and Operational Excellence.
S Thomas
Managing Director & CEO


A firm believer in ‘Quality by Design’, Thomas has more than 26 years of industry experience in Telecom, Embedded Systems design, deployment, verification and mentoring in State of Art technologies. As the CTO of VVDN Technologies, prior to founding Digital Core Technologies, Thomas was responsible for delivering superior solutions to their Global customers and raising a competent System design engineering team.


An M.Tech in Electronics Design and Technology from CEDT, IISc, Bangalore and BE in Electronics and Communication from University of Mysore, Thomas has a blend of experience in teaching, mentoring, consulting and designing in core domains of Embedded Systems. His other assignments were in the Switching R & D division of ITI Ltd, Bangalore, Center for Electronics Design and Technology of India (CEDTI), Calicut at NIT, Calicut campus, ECE Dept, School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science of Technology and GDA Technologies, an L & T company.


His international experience includes a 5 year stint in GDA Technologies Inc, California, USA where he introduced Requirement Driven Design (RequireD) for embedded System development and 6 months tenure in University of Warwick, UK for an Executive Development Program on Project, Product and Quality Management.