Co-Founder & CTO,
Crayon Data, Pte

Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi (known as IVK) is the Co-Founder and CTO of Crayon Data, a Big data & AI product company at Singapore with a development center in Chennai.

He is also an active member of Indian Angel Network, a syndicate for early stage capital to invest in the start-up companies. His current technical interests and activities include Recommender systems and Choice theory, Product and Taste affinity graphs, Customer analytics, Text and Graph mining in both B2B and B2C contexts. He worked at Wipro for more than two decades before entering into the startup world. He was one of the core group members to set up the telecom business in Wipro , and led the wireless and telecom applications businesses before becoming Wipro’s CTO.

He is one of the core members of CII’s Innovation council and a charter member of TiE. He serves on the governing council of CMI Algo Labs, an industry-academia initiative by Chennai Mathematical Institute. In social impact segment, he is a partner with Acumen Fund in India and helps their investee companies in education and other sectors.

He holds a BE degree in Electronics & Communications engineering and an advanced leadership certification for senior executives from McGill University in collaboration with Lancaster University, UK and IIM, Bangalore. He has been with ICT industry for the last 30 years and is one of the leading experts in innovation management and advanced technologies incubation in India.