Meet our Team!

meet our team

Dr. Venkata Rayapati

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Prior to SAI, Dr. Rayapati worked as Vice President of Design Engineering at Chartered Semiconductor, and served as Chief Technology Officer & Chief Operating Officer of Xalted Networks Inc. Rayapati also co-founded Portal Player Inc. (now part of NVidia) as their VP of Engineering & CTO. He has over twenty years of experience in Cyber Security, Wireless Video, and Artificial Intelligence. Before that he worked at Lucent Technologies as Director of Product Development, responsible for development of the broadband access products. He won Bell Labs President Award for the innovation of Stinger and Eagle Products. He held several technical positions at Nortel Networks, National Semiconductor (Chief Architect) and AMD (Architecture Manager of K6 & K7). Dr. Rayapati was also on the Board of Directors at Digital Video Systems Inc. and has held various technical advisory board memberships at Zarlink Semiconductor. Dr. Rayapati holds a Doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Montreal, Canada. He has also taught several courses at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz in emerging Wireless, Optical Communications, Telecom, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security related advanced technologies. Dr. Rayapati has published approximately 35 papers in various reputable International Journals and Conferences

Phillip hadreas

Vice-President of Sales - US region

Phillip Hadreas is Vice President of Sales for SAI Technology. Prior to joining SAI Technology, Phillip worked as Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Open Source Storage. Where he spear- headed and managed both domestic and international markets. With over 20 years of enterprise sales experience with significant sales revenue generated. Phillip has cultivated and managed large enterprise accounts such as Stanford Medical, Dignity Health, UCSF Medical, Wells Fargo, AIG and Nordstrom. He has also held positions at EMC, Cardiff Software, and Xerox in which he played a pivotal role in driving growth. Phillip’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach and overall revenue growth. He earned a BA in Public Relations and Business Economics from California State University, Chico

Ajit Khokar

Vice President of R&D

Ajit Khokar, Vice President of R&D at SAI Technology, manages all phases of product development functions related to 4G LTE/5G CRAN, eNB, EPC, UE, Stinger, Eagle IOT Gateway Products. Ajit played a pivotal role in the development of world’s first WiFi 4X4 MIMO Product to completion as a joint venture effort between SAI and Qualcomm. Prior to SAI Technology, Ajit has worked as development engineer on many networking products include Cisco's WLAN products and Gateway Products etc. His core responsibilities: product development, management, research and development (R&D). He is also responsible for the end to end product quality design from concept to delivery to the customers. Since joining with SAI Technology in 2008, Ajit has served in several pivotal roles in product research and development (R&D) organization. He has been instrumental to the organization for growth and managed several product releases related 4G LTE/5G Products. He is a pioneer in advanced WiFi/LTE Security Algorithms implementation. He holds B.S degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Maharshi Dayanand University, India.

Arun Voleti

Director of Engineering

Arun Voleti, Director of Engineering at SAI Technology, manages Virtual reality Video Connect Product, LTE vEPC IMS, SIP Cloud Product development for Healthcare, Financial, Public Safety, and Education markets. Prior to SAI Technology, Arun Voleti worked as Principal Engineer at Cisco, developed Telepresence and Physical Security Products. He worked on the Low end Telepresence System Marmaduke product development, Video optimization, Video quality enhancement algorithms development and integration. He worked as an Architect at Network Security Professional Services group at Nokia. He worked at Denso Wireless automotive safety and security solutions. He was awarded security solution innovation award at Nokia.  Arun is responsible for the product development and customer engineering. He holds a M.S Degree in Computer Science and Engineering, and B.S degree in Electrical Electronics and Communications Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India.

Vijayasri Rayapati

VP, HR & Operations

Vijiyasri has over 13 years of Human Resources management, technical recruitment, and organization development experience. She has worked with IBM, Mindfinders, Vertical Net and several other companies on a full time and part time basis. Vijiyasri has also run her own recruitment firm supporting clients like Lucent Technologies, AMD, Portal Player and several start-up companies in the Silicon Valley. Vijyayasri obtained a B.S Degree in Fine Arts, and also a Post Graduate Diploma specialized in Human Resources Management from the University of Santa Cruz, California


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