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Swami Manohar joins Elina Networks Board
Geodesic Information Systems' Chief Strategy & IP Officer, Dr Swami Manohar joins Elina Networks board of directors. Swami Manohar is a co-founder of PicoPeta Simputers. While at IISc, he co-invented the Simputer.
ELINA NETWORKS today announced that Dr Swami Manohar, Chief Strategy and IP Officer of Geodesic Information Systems, was elected to Elina’s board of directors at their meeting held recently.


"Manohar brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to Elina from having helped create PicoPeta Simputers, and we look forward to his contributions as a member of Elina’s board of directors," said Shekar Nair, Elina’s CEO. "Like PicoPeta, Elina is focused on innovation and Manohar’s insights and experience will be valuable in helping guide Elina in the years ahead," he added.


"Elina’s team and technology are poised to take on the best in the world," said Swami Manohar. "I’m really looking forward to working with Shekar and Elina’s board to help with all the great things Elina is doing."


Swami Manohar is a co-founder of PicoPeta Simputers (acquired by Geodesic). After obtaining his PhD in Computer Science from Brown University he was a faculty at the University of North Carolina for two years and then was a faculty at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, between 1990 to 2005. He has been a visiting faculty at Columbia University, University of Missouri and the University of Texas. While at IISc, he co-invented the Simputer, was awarded the Dewang Mehta Award for Innovation in IT, and pioneered the faculty entrepreneurship activity at IISc, which has since catalyzed similar activity in IITs and other educational institutes in India. He co-founded Strand Life Sciences (formerly Strand Genomics) and String Labs, the first academic incubating company in India.
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