Skylo Technologies, a provider of satellite-based narrow-band IoT solutions has appointed Dr. Jai Menon as the company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO).
In his new role, Menon will lead the company’s supporting technology efforts for scaling its service , including its Order Management System, ERP, IT support, business and operations support systems, network, infrastructure, and security.
“Jai’s experience in scaling businesses backed by a service promise and his unparalleled global experience will play a vital role in our growth. I am delighted to have Jai join our team to lead our network operations & service infrastructure initiatives,” Skylo CEO and co-founder, Parth Trivedi said on the appointment.
Menon comes to Skylo with experiences spanning five continents and has held global CIO/CTO and business leadership positions at IBM (US), AT&T (US), Vodafone (Europe), Airtel (Asia and Africa), and HT Media (India). He has played key roles to drive digital transformation and build scalable global businesses.
“I am inspired by the work Skylo has been doing around the world, especially to digitize industries and sectors that have remained offline for centuries through its innovation-driven breakthrough technologies. Growing up in India with several global experiences driving digital transformation programs for organizations and critical sectors alike, I am excited by this opportunity at Skylo,” Dr. Jai Menon said.
A distinguished alumnus of IIT-Delhi, Menon has several global recognitions such as Global CIO 50 (US), Forbes (US), GSMA (Spain), Telecom Asia (Hong Kong), IDC (Singapore), and NASSCOM (India).
He has authored over 35 US patents, 3 European patents, and nearly 100 international research publications. He has also served on global advisory boards including the TM Forum, GSMA, NASSCOM, CII, IBM, Oracle, and Teradata. Jai received his MS/PhD from Cornell, BTech from IIT-Delhi, and has completed executive programs from Harvard, Wharton and MIT. Menon said he is looking forward to delivering impact at scale at Skylo, the Palo Alto-based company, that helps people and businesses benefit from secure, two-way machine and sensor connectivity through its Skylo Hub, a rugged device that transmits sensor data via Skylo Connect, the company’s always-on satellite network.
Recently, Skylo launched a Fish Catch Report, a mobile communications solution and for the fishermen community to help initiate the selling process even before they dock boats on the shore. The new solution is offered in partnership with the state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), and Britain’s Inmarsat to provide fishermen and boat owners with real-time data, 2-way messaging, and the ability to send SOS messages.