Ravishankar Shiroor has more than 17 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has been an entrepreneur focused on developing & deploying M2M, Smart Systems and Internet of Things based end-to-end solutions specific to industry segments specific emerging economies like India. His company, Stellapps Technologies (incubated by RTBI IIT-M), is making significant inroads in to applying these technologies in to Dairy and Agri sectors. Apart from being an entrepreneur for the last three years, he has wide range of experience in telecommunication industry varying from working with equipment vendors, telecom service providers and software services vendors. He has worked with Telcos and TEMs in various geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Australia. He has spoken at a number of industry conferences, including IEEE International Conference on IMS, Informa IMS2.0 event and National Seminar on Advanced Communication Technologies. He has also published many industry thought leadership papers and articles on the evolving telecom network and service layers. He is also the author of several IETF drafts. Shiroor holds Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Mysore (1993) and Masters degree in Telecommunication from IIT-Madras (1996).