Maniappan has more than 24 years of Technology experience working initially in embedded technologies writing device drivers for Linux and other kernels in early 90s. Later worked on the networking stack development and built an entire OSS stack for the Cable industry as part of a startup in early 2000 that is still deployed in MSO’s worldwide. In 2006 co-founded as CTO of healthcare company that provides a clinical document management software for the Indian hospitals. Was also consultant for a script test automation product company in defining and developing the test automation platform. Currently with the Technology Focus team in HCL looks at the IoT space for use especially in Medical vertical. Passionate about IoT space both on the hobby side(with Raspberry/Arduino) as well as Industrial/consumer IoT.