Amplify is managed by people with diverse professional experience & qualifications, in areas such as pure technology research, strategy and IT consulting.
An innovative entrepreneur and inspiring leader, Vijay Kaushik has been defining the vision for, and charting the course of, Amplify over the last six years. A telecommunication engineer by training, he has extensive experience in the design, deployment and management of fixed and mobile communication systems. Noted for his creativity and spirit of enterprise, he has made successful forays into land acquisition and infrastructure development. A committed educationist with an insatiable passion for excellence, Vijay brings to Amplify a rich panoply of human resource management and team-building skills, honed over his two decade stint with the Indian Army and two plus decade in Education & Training. Vijay specializes in the areas of mind-management, stress-management and senior management interventions.
A serial entrepreneur with prior entrepreneurial experience in IT, Consulting, Education, Online space since last 17 years. He has Travelled and worked in about 20 countries and have consulted with clients including Daimler Chrysler, WJ Towell, IBM, Kinetic Engineering, Munich Airport Automation across the globe. His first start-up InfoTek went on to become the hottest startup in the year 2000 -2001 as per NASSCOM.
He has thereafter incorporated 3 companies in Germany, USA and India in IT, Online and Consulting space. He has personally been involved in VC- PE funding, Sale & Merger of his start-up with world's one of the largest manufacturing company. Joy Brings with him vast experience of founding an organization, putting a team together and working on organization valuation process. His expertise in creation in business plans, Business Idea Generation, identifying market space for launch of new product and services and interacting with Venture Capitalists, Private Equity Funds etc. comes in handy during workshops. He has delivered workshops across many institutions, organizations across India, USA, Germany, Brazil and China. He is also a member of World Entrepreneurship Forum, Lyon - France.
Vice Admiral DSP Varma is a former Director General of India's Nuclear Submarine Program. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he is a Post Graduate in Radar and Communications from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
The Flag officer has held several sea and shore appointments during his illustrious career of four decades in the Navy. He has held a wide range of Apex positions in technology management fields including that of the 'Chief of Materiel', the senior most technical position in the Navy.
During his long career he has been intensively associated with Naval Research, Academia, Industry, (both Public and Private Sectors), and was instrumental in the design, development and induction of several systems including cryptographic products on Naval Ships and Submarines.
On retirement from the Navy, he was appointed by the Government of India, to head the prestigious Advance Technology Program, as the Director General. Under his stewardship India's first strategic nuclear submarine was launched on 26 July 2009 catapulting India into a select group of countries capable of designing and building Nuclear Submarines.
He has presided as Chairman on various Design Review Committees, and Lab Research Councils in the Defence Research and Development Organisation. He was appointed as a Member of the "Council for Industry and Higher Education Collaboration" an Advisory Body set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
For distinguished services of exceptionally high order he has been conferred with the 'Param Vishist Seva Medal', 'Ati Vishist Seva Medal' and the 'Vishist Seva Medal' by the President of India.
Presently he mentors Organisations and Start-ups in niche domains pertaining to National Security.
Has over 13 years of professional engagement experience with companies such as Samsung, Intel, Atos, Siemens, SAP, ARM, TCS, BlackBerry, Sasken, Wipro, CDAC, AT&T Wireless (USA) & many more. A renowned corporate and mobility consultant on Android platform. Has been mentoring professionals on Android applications development & best practices, Android framework & middleware development, Android system development & porting, Android testing framework & practices. Also has conducted sessions for professionals and beginners on web - HTML5, jQuery, UI/UX for mobile/web apps, Unity for game development.
Apart from Android he has vast experience on various mobility platforms like iPhone, Windows Phone, Blackberry RIM, Linux for Mobile (Maemo, MeeGo), Symbian, PalmOS, BREW and various other platforms. He has trained 6000+ professionals at organizations listed above. He has also worked in close co-ordination with Professors and PhDs in IIT-Bombay, New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA) and Princeton University (New Jersey) for 3G multimode wireless chipset reference design as well as carried out consulting assignments in Mumbai, New Jersey and New York City.