Babu - Satish

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Satish Babu
International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS)
VII Floor, Tejaswini, Technopark, Trivandrum - 695 581
Kerala, India
1. General
A senior professional with over 25 years of experience straddling the Development Sector, the IT Industry and the Government.

  • Presently the Director of ICFOSS, a multidisciplinary institution mandated with promoting Free and Open Source technologies (2011 onwards)
  • President and co-founder of  InApp Information Technologies, a CMMI Level 5 IT Services company with offices in the US, Europe and Japan, and with a development centre at Technopark, India (1999-2011)
  • Executive and CEO of SIFFS (1984-1999), an NGO working with the small-scale fishermen of South India

2. Professional Activities

  • National President of the Computer Society of India (CSI), India's largest fraternity of computing professionals. CSI, founded in 1965, has close to 100,000 members, and a national presence through Chapters and Student Branches
  • President, South-East Asian Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC), a regional association of national computer societies of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, founded in 1978
  • Chair, IEEE Kerala Section (2011, 2012); Vice President, IEEE India Council (2010, 2011)
  • Asia-Pacific Co-ordinator of Geographic Operations, IEEE Computer Society (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012); Global Chair, Distinguished Visitor Programme, IEEE Computer Society (2012); Member, Nominations Committee, IEEE Computer Society (2012)
  • Early Promoter and advocate of Open Source technologies (from 1999); founder-chair of CSI Special Interest Group on FOSS (SIG-FOSS)
  • A programmer on different platforms since college (1982); software designer, consultant, trainer and architect for over 25 years

3. Education

  • Graduated from Kurukshetra University, Haryana (1982)
  • Post-graduation from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) (1984)

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