Dr. Jai Menon has been appointed as Chief Information Officer at Skylo, provider of satellite-based narrowband IoT solutions. In this crucial role, Menon will lead the company’s supporting technology efforts for scaling its service , including its Order Management System, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Information Technology (IT) support, business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), network, infrastructure, and security.
Skylo CEO and co-founder, Parth Trivedi, commented on the appointment, “Jai’s experience in scaling businesses backed by a service promise and his unparalleled global experience will play a vital role in our growth. I am delighted to have Jai join our team to lead our network operations & service infrastructure initiatives.”
Jai comes to Skylo with experiences spanning 5 continents and has held global CIO/CTO and business leadership positions at IBM (US), AT&T (US), Vodafone (Europe), Airtel (Asia and Africa), and HT Media (India). He has played key roles to drive digital transformation and build scalable global businesses.
On taking up the new role, Menon said, “I am inspired by the work Skylo has been doing around the world, especially to digitise industries and sectors that have remained offline for centuries through its innovation-driven breakthrough technologies. Growing up in India with several global experiences driving digital transformation programs for organizations and critical sectors alike, I am excited by this opportunity at Skylo and look forward to delivering impact at scale.”
A distinguished alumnus of IIT-Delhi, Menon has several global recognitions such as Global CIO 50 (US), Forbes (US), GSMA (Spain), Telecom Asia (Hong Kong), IDC (Singapore), and NASSCOM (India). He has authored over 35 US patents, 3 European patents, and nearly 100 international research publications. He has also served on global advisory boards including the TM Forum, GSMA, NASSCOM, CII, IBM, Oracle, and Teradata. Menon received his MS/PhD from Cornell, BTech from IIT-Delhi, and has completed executive programs from Harvard, Wharton and MIT.
Skylo helps people and businesses benefit from secure, two-way machine & sensor connectivity through its Skylo Hub, a rugged device that transmits sensor data via Skylo Connect, the company’s always-on satellite network that provides real-time communications even when there is no cell coverage. Customers can manage their operations from the palm of their hand using intuitive Skylo Apps, on mobile or web, giving teams the ability to take immediate action. Skylo offers easy-to-use APIs allowing businesses to integrate critical data streams into existing applications.