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8K Miles announces the appointment of an additional Board of Director in India and enhancement of Strategic Advisory Board in the USA

Chennai, India, July 17, 2018/Press Release/ — 8K Miles Software Services (“8K Miles”, “Company”), a leading provider of Secure & Compliant Cloud Solutions and Nextgen Managed Services, announced today the appointment of Mr. Vivek Prakash, Finance Executive from UAE to the Company’s Board of Directors in India as well as its Strategic Advisory Board in the USA. Additionally, 8K Miles is also appointing Mr. Shiv Krishnan, a serial entrepreneur and US Federal Government business veteran to the Strategic Advisory Board for expansion of business in Europe and US.

Mr. Suresh Venkatachari, Chairman and Managing Director, 8K Miles Software Services said, “We welcome both Mr. Vivek and Mr. Shiv to 8K Miles and very much looking forward to work with both of them. As we rapidly expand our business globally, Mr. Vivek’s hands-on experience and knowledge from Europe and Middle East region will be of strategic importance to 8K Miles’ reach. Mr. Shiv’s leadership, reputation and influence are well-respected across Washington DC Business Community and various Federal Government entities. While 8K Miles is already a recognized leader in Highly Regulated Industries in commercial sector, his advisory will play a vital role to enter US Government Cloud First Opportunities effectively.”

Mr. Vivek, with his multi-cultural and multi-lingual background, is also currently part of Board of Directors of various corporate entities in Europe, UAE and India, while he is EVP Finance of the Engineering & Construction Business at Petrofac. His Corporate Governance background includes extensive knowledge and accomplishments in Compliance, Communication, Risk Management and Finance. Prior to this, he was Executive Director at Dodsal Pte Limited and also ran his own Accounting Firm for over 11 years.

Mr. Vivek is Chartered Accounting graduate of ICAI holding BA (Honors) in Economics from University of Delhi.

Mr. Shiv is a Technology Leader and a Serial Entrepreneur, who is currently the CEO of KOOLROX, an Investment and Consulting firm. Prior to this, he founded INDUS Corporation in 1993, after several years of public sector and Fortune 500 IT consulting experience. Under Shiv’s leadership INDUS grew into a highly successful mid-tier Technology Consulting firm and was acquired by Tetra Tech, a NASDAQ listed (TTEK) global consulting and engineering services firm supporting Government agencies.

Mr. Shiv graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY with a Master’s in Chemical Engineering, and has completed executive business management programs at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He was recognized as “one of the 20 people we admire in Washington Business” by SmartCEO Magazine was selected as a “Smart 100 CEO” for 5 years in a row since 2009. He was the 2002 SBA Small Business Person of the Year, VRSDC Entrepreneur of the Year, a three-time finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and among the “Fifty Most Influential Minorities in Business” according to MBPN.

Mr. Vivek Prakash and Mr. Shiv Krishnan also join the following elite group of existing members of 8K Miles Strategic Advisory Board in the USA:

  • Jay Vijayan: Former CIO of Tesla, Former Senior Director, VM Ware
  • Reza Nazeman: Former Head of Global IT Transformation, Microsoft; Former CIO of Microsoft Europe and Middle East/Skype; Partner KPMG Consulting Europe
  • Suja Chandrasekaran: Former SVP, Global Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Officer Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • John Cuny: President and CEO, World Class Health Enterprises, Inc.
  • Honorable Dr. Rajan Natarajan: Former Deputy Secretary of State, Maryland USA
  • Jason Rouault: Head of OpenStack Cloud, Time Warner Cable; Former CTO of HP Identity Management and Director of Engineering, HP Open Cloud
  • Jeff Nigriny: Founder & President of Certipath, Former CISO of Exostar
  • Dinesh Yadav: IBM Business Unit Executive, Security solution sales
  • Charles Soto: Associate Partner SteelPointe Partners, LLP, Vice President of IT, Motorola

About 8K Miles:

8K Miles Software Services is a global Cloud & Security solutions provider and Next Generation Cloud MSP headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area and a publicly traded company listed on Indian Stock Exchanges (NSE and BSE). 8K Miles Software Services offers secure Cloud solutions allowing for organizations in highly regulated industries to embrace the Cloud and that can meet GxP, HIPAA, PCI, SOX and GLB making it easy to meet regulatory compliance on the Cloud. 8K Miles CloudEz platform combines Automation, Security, Governance and Validation for regulatory compliance, helping to reduce costs and time to market. 8K Miles MISP provides automation capabilities for onboarding SaaS Applications and any cloud applications to Cloud Identity Management platforms.