arul kumaran

Arul Kumaran Chandrasekaran

Interplay Platform


Prior to Iterate, Arul led two teams in Smith Micro Software, Inc. a public company in Bay Area headquarters in L.A that designed, architected, implemented and managed visual voicemail of millions of customers for carriers like Sprint as well as managed movies / videos of studios like Warner Bros, streamed live as well as on demand in the hospitality industry segment of premium customers protecting piracy using multiple DRMs.

Prior to Smith Micro, he was the CTO of Avot Media. Led the company from proof of concept stage to a successful M&A. Avot Media was acquired by Smith Micro. At Smith Micro, Arul became the Director of the video business and also the voice business with Carriers.

Prior to Avot Media, Arul was part of Apple’s secret projects group, particularly very first iPhone initiative. He was mainly part of the design, development & implementation of the security and activation platform for the iPhone cryptographically, following GSM 11.11 specifications around the RF radio board. Also responsible for developing a comprehensive secure environment in which the devices are manufactured and preventing the device from being cryptographically attacked.

Prior to Apple, Arul held management positions over 5 years at Odyssey Technologies, India. His primary duties include administering a comprehensive intrusion detection analysis infrastructure, and vulnerability analysis of the production and development environments of major banks like HDFC bank, Centurion Bank, ABN Amro Bank in India. Architecting and documenting the security policies and system security based on Public Key Cryptography.

As Engineering and usability expert with excellent adaptability and innovation in program leadership, execution intelligence, and architectural design, Arul remains as CEO of NATZ Technology Pvt Ltd, India. NATZ has a unique turn-key platform called NZPlatform, a carrier grade software-based network management, QoS managed, Centralized turn-key platform that is easy to deploy, manage network and handles all payment functionalities of sub-carriers, vendors & end-users.

Arul’s unique combination of the broad industrial technology insight, business strategy, project management, product architecture and hands-on development experience in small startups to large companies like Apple. As an executive technology leader with proven ability to capitalize on carrier-level and enterprise-level technologies to produce multimillion-dollar savings, led Avot Media from proof of concept stage to a successful M&A.

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