Mr Vinod Sood is currently Managing Director at Hughes Systique Corporation (HSC); an Engineering R&D Solutions & Services company. Prior to his current role, he was Head of Global Engineering and R&D at Hughes Software Systems (HSS) and served on its Board as well. Before HSS, Vinod worked with C-DOT where he was part of the core team which designed India 1st Digital Switch. Vinod is a veteran of hi-tech software industry, during his career span of 35 years he has built high performance teams at premier R&D organizations in India. Vinod has an exceptional track record of building profitable and sustainable institutions from conceptualization to maturity.
Mr Sood is member of NASSCOM Engineering R&D Council and Chair of Northern Regional Council. He is a member of Advisory Committee of the Institute of Informatics and Communications, University of Delhi. Vinod is involved in guiding and mentoring young entrepreneurs and startups and is on the Advisory Boards of some of these startups most notably OYO rooms. He is a TiE Charter member and is part of several CII, NASSCOM and TiE juries to identify emerging startups and innovative product companies.
Mr Vinod Sood is alumnus of PEC Chandigarh from where he graduated with a Gold Medal.
Chairman, CII Artificial Intelligence Conclave'19 and