Vikas Joshi

Chairman and Managing Director, Harbinger Group

 

Vikas Joshi is a business leader who is passionate about product development and technology entrepreneurship. His mission is to help create software products that make a difference. A key part of that mission is to inspire tech professionals and entrepreneurs to grow and develop.

 

As founder and CEO Vikas leads Harbinger Group, a reputed software company with a global customer base. Harbinger Group helps tech companies in building enterprise software products. For e-learning users, the firm markets its own innovative products and provides custom content solutions. Vikas holds two US patents for his inventions at Harbinger in education technology.

 

As writer, speaker and educator, Vikas shares his passion for tech entrepreneurship with others. He holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, where his research in entrepreneurship addresses the co-evolution of technology firms and founders. This work, showing how entrepreneurs learn and develop, has been honored by American Educational Research Association.

 

Vikas is a Harvard Business School alum. Earlier, he studied mechanical engineering at IIT Bombay and completed his masters in computer science at Syracuse University. He enjoys as many books, movies, and songs as he can while he divides his time between Silicon Valley and Pune, India.

 

 

Swati Ketkar

Executive Director, Harbinger Systems

 

As Executive Director, Swati spearheads the rapid growth of Harbinger Systems, a global provider of software services. Since 1990, she has held various positions in the organization, involving engineering, project management, business development and leadership roles.

 

Swati’s leadership in sales and account management has helped Harbinger Systems establish a sound customer base worldwide. To support the rapid growth, Swati led the expansion of Harbinger Systems’ Redmond (WA) US headquarters and established its Santa Clara (CA) satellite office.

 

Swati believes in going that extra mile to give value to customers and delivering beyond their expectations. This mantra, which has helped Harbinger Systems build marquee customers such as Microsoft and Cisco, has also helped build enduring relationships with several smaller companies and technology startups.

 

In her successful professional journey, Swati has given a special emphasis to cadre building. She has been passionate about building highly motivated and effective teams, to carry the baton to a winning finish. She has achieved this by creating an environment that is nurturing and supportive to taking challenges for high level of performance benchmark.

 

The Institution of Engineers (India) honored Swati in the year 2003 with the Woman Entrepreneur award, commemorating Leelawati Mehendale.

 

Swati holds an MBA from University of Michiganís Ross School of Business, and a Masterís degree in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science, Pune University, India.

 

Swati is a founder member of the Harbinger Group.

 

 

Seema Chaudhary

President, Harbinger Knowledge Products, Inc.

 

Seema joined Harbinger Group in 2002 to leverage her knowledge and diverse experience in marketing, sales and business development for international markets, after 13 years of professional career in US.
 
During her years with Harbinger, Seema helped establish the company’s US headquarters in Redmond; created innovative and effective marketing campaigns to launch several products in the international market; and developed crucial long-lasting relationships with prominent and influential experts in the eLearning industry.
 
Seema has built a world class multi-shore marketing and sales team that has generated significant revenue growth every quarter. In addition, she has developed and maintained an excellent global network of partners that has propelled Harbinger's flagship products towards market leadership.

 

Seema has a Masters in Landscape Architecture from State University of New York (Syracuse) and a Bachelors in Architecture from University of Bombay, India. She is a Member of the eLearning Guild and American Society of Training and Development.
 
Seema serves on City of Redmond Arts Commission and pursues her passion for art thru various channels in the business and the community. She lives in Redmond, Washington with her husband and two sons.