SharlinThayil

Sharlin turned Entrepreneur in 2017 and is the Co-Founder & CEO of View360 Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, a Tech Start-Up operating in the IoT and Cloud Technologies space. The Company offers fully integrated solutions (Manufacture and Installation of IoTGateway with Sensor Suite, IoT Platform, Analytics, Mobile and Web App) for Remote Monitoring and Control of critical Infrastructure elements and processes.

The Brand Tag line “Cleverly Simple” sums up the ethos of the Company as it aims to engineer clever & simple, cost effective operations management solutions to help organizations benefit from the use of Digital Technology. Their current focus is in 3 areas – Smart (Telecom) Towers, Smart Infra and Smart (Aqua) Farms. They also provide Design Services for Enterprises wanting to build their own IOT Solution. In his prior work assignment, as Business Group Director- OEM, he was one of the 12 members of the Leadership Team at Microsoft India for almost 4 years. In this role he was accountable for galvanizing relationships of Microsoft with Global and Local Device partners like (Dell, HP, Lenovo etc.), creating opportunities and partnerships for Devices & Services in Consumer, Enterprise, Education, and Govt Segments. Besides his regular role, as LT member he has lead and been a part of many national and global Strategic Transformational projects in Microsoft -a few of them being the MMDS-Mobile Devices & Services Business integration, National Plan Council, and the Smart Village Project etc. Prior to Microsoft he spent about 14 years with Bharti Airtel Limited where his last stint was as CEO for the South-Central Hub with responsibility for the Mobility, Broadband, M-Commerce and DTH businesses. He held CEO and COO positions in Airtel for over 9 years, prior to which he had stints in Sales & Marketing and Customer Service Delivery.

Sharlin holds a bachelor’s Degree in Technology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Prior to joining Airtel, he held various Operational, Strategic and Sales & Marketing Leadership roles in Leading Indian & MNC Companies. Sharlin has a passion for Technology, and possesses strong skill sets in Leadership and Coaching, Strategy, Customer Acquisition and Retention as well as Brand Building. His family comprises of his wife and their two children who are based in the US. He is Charter Member of TiE Hyderabad, member of HGA and office bearer of the IIM Ahmedabad Alumni Association.