Dr. Vijay Vasandani

Dr. Vijay Vasandani

B.Tech 1983, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Vijay Vasandani

Dr. Vasandani graduated from PEC in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. After a brief stint at EIL as a management trainee, he went to United States for higher studies. In the U.S. he received two Master’s degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Dr. Vasandani started his career at IBM as a solution architect and was a primary contributor to the architecture of their first-generation Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) product which is marketed as ENOVIA today. His team was responsible for delivering the UNIX and Windows versions of this enterprise software which was identified by industry analysts, at the time, as the “Recognized Leader” in the PLM space. He also laid the foundation for a web interface and CAD integrations for this product which were released later. IBM recognized Dr. Vasandani’s valuable contributions to their PLM product suite by giving him several awards including the “Outstanding Innovation Award” for technical leadership, “Market Driven Quality Award” for excellence in quality of services and “The Invention Achievement Award” for his technical patents.

In 1996, Dr. Vasandani became an entrepreneur and as the CEO of his own company, Axiom Systems, he assumed full responsibility for the company’s vision, strategy, and operations. He orchestrated all aspects of the business including setting strategy, creating business units, commercializing products, scrutinizing financials, developing alliances, and instilling new processes and procedures to ensure profitability in all years of operation. He sharpened market focus and created a consistent image of Axiom Systems as a “Trusted Partner” and an “Enterprise Technology Company” capable of delivering high quality PLM solutions and services.

Axiom Systems, under his astute leadership was recognized as a premier partner of IBM and Dassault Systèmes and provided engineering design process transformation advice to many Fortune 500 companies including Sikorsky Aircraft Corp (United Technologies), Lockheed Martin, Pratt and Whitney, Newport News Ship Building, Gulf Stream Aerospace (General Dynamics), Parker-Hannifin, Space Systems – LORAL, MIDREX, Tesla and Walt Disney Imagineering to just name a few.

In 2006, Dr. Vasandani negotiated the sale of Axiom Systems to the satisfaction of all Axiom Systems’ shareholders. He then went on to use his business acumen to lead an effort to consolidate the U.S., European and Indian operations of NobleTek, a spinoff of the acquiring company, to set up their worldwide engineering practice.

Dr. Vasandani is currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a startup, GoProcure, where he is the thought leader for innovative SaaS based B2B procurement solutions. He also serves on technical advisory boards where he gets the opportunity to pursue his passions and evaluate emerging, disruptive technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for business applications.

Dr. Vasandani has been a resident of the U.S. state of Georgia since 1986 and an avid fan of the Atlanta Falcons. He does not miss any opportunity to cheer the Indian Cricket Team either and fondly cherishes memories of the D.P. Azad training camps in Sector 16 stadium where he had the fortune to play with Kapil Dev and Yograj Singh as a teenager. He currently lives in the Suwanee suburb of Atlanta with his lovely wife, Dr. Geetanjali Vasandani, an internist at Grady Hospital. They both are proud parents of two wonderful adult daughters Natasha, an industrial engineer, and Nimisha, a Pharmacy student at UGA.