Leadership

Amplify is managed by people with diverse professional experience & qualifications, in areas such as pure technology research, strategy and IT consulting.

Col. Vijay Kaushik
- Chairman
Vijay Kaushik

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 four decade stint with the Indian Army. Vijay specializes in the areas of mind-management, stress-management and senior management interventions.

Joy Basu
- Director
Joy Basu

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 D S P Varma (Retd)
- PVSM, AVSM, VSM
D S P Varma

He is a former Director General of the ATV Program and a former Chief of Material of the Indian Navy. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy , he is a Post Graduate in Radar and Communications from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

He has had an outstanding naval career spanning 45 years of varied experience in technology intensive fields. His important appointments have been the Director of Weapons Equipment/Systems at NHQ, Naval Attache’ at the Indian Embassy , (Paris), General Manager Naval Dockyard (Vizag), Director General Naval Projects (Mumbai), Assistant Chief of Materiel (IT & Systems) at NHQ, Admiral Superintendent, Naval Dockyard ( Mumbai) and the Program Director ATVP in the Dept of Defence R&D, prior to his taking over as the Chief of Material of the Indian Navy.

On retirement from the Navy, he was appointed by the GOI to head the ATV Program as the Director General, a post he held till December 2012. Under his stewardship India’s first indigenous strategic submarine was launched catapulting India into the select group of countries capable of designing and building nuclear submarines.

Prashant Hinduja
- Corporate Trainer
Prashant Hinduja

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 trainer 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.