Dr.Ashok Bakthavathsalam is a successful entrepreneur who has led the growth of Global Software Services (GSS) and KG Invicta Services Private Limited (KGiS). His business acumen is perfectly complemented by the several years of valuable experience in technology management that he gained while working for leading Silicon Valley based high tech companies including Domestic Automation Company, San Carlos, California, USA (now Cellnet Schlumberger) and Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA. Ashok received his Doctorate in Computer Science Engineering at Anna University. He has also been honored with a prestigious honorary Doctorate Degree in Science by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University for his contribution towards the development of information technology sector in the city. He received a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, NY, and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.