Prakash Chakravarthi is the CEO of Machfu and provides the vision and leadership for the development of Industrial Internet of Things solutions. Machfu’s mission is simplifying connectivity from edge to enterprise. Prior to founding Machfu, Prakash founded multiple IoT and M2M businesses including Eka Systems a Smart Grid connectivity company that was acquired by Cooper Industries. His strong business and technical background enable him to uniquely build technically diverse and execution oriented teams with deep expertise to rapidly and effectively define, create and deliver solutions and products in the evolving IoT space. Prakash has a Ph.D. in Communication Systems from Syracuse University and an Executive MBA from MIT.
Tim Winter is the CTO of Machfu and the architect of the Machfu device platform. He has over 20 years of experience in the IoT & M2M space developing strategy and architecture to realize wireless networking platforms. He has expertise in IP networking, protocol stacks, embedded Linux and Android. As network architect at Eka Systems he guided the development teams in an Agile environment. In a consulting role at Captiva he led the implementation of end-to-end embedded communication systems for GE, AT&T and Mueller Water using cellular and private wireless technologies. Tim was the editor at the IETF standards body for the RPL routing protocol and for IPv6 networking for large-scale Smart Grid and other device networks. Tim has a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
John Geiger is the VP of Business Development and a founding member of Machfu. He has 30+ years of experience and subject-matter expertise in developing innovative M2M & IoT solutions. John has held multiple senior roles including General Manager of Adaptive Broadband, VP of Engineering and Product Management at MDS and Wireless COE leader at GE Digital Energy. He was part of the management team that sold MDS to GE in 2007. He has proven commercial track record in the Utility, Oil&Gas, Water/Waste Water, Traffic, Rail, Heavy Industrial and Commercial markets.
John is credited with multiple innovations associated with the application of communication technologies in the industrial space and actively participates in the SGIP and IEEE802. John has a MSEE in Communication Systems from the State University of NY at Buffalo.