The Computer Museum Society (CMS) is a registered society founded by Dr. B. Govindarajalu in the year 2019, for promoting Computer Museums in INDIA. The Chennai Computer Museum (CCM) is the first Project.
The Executive Committee comprises of a team of Academicians and IT Professionals headed by Dr. B. Govindarajalu, a former professor of Computer Science, an author, technology consultant, and an entrepreneur. Dr. V. Sankara Narayanan, former professor of Anna University and former Director of Tamil Virtual University is one of the founder members of CMS. Another leading founder member, Mr. Rajkumar C Madhuram, is CTO of C1X Inc., a silicon valley start up. He is a former principal engineer at Yahoo Inc., Sunnyvale. Mr. H R Mohan, former President of CSI, is another co-founder of CMS. The other co founders are Mr. M. Pulikesi (Computer Education Consultant), Mr. Sampathkumar T (Vice President – Deliveries, Tech Mahindra), Mr. TNC Venkatarangan (Director, Little Feet Services Pvt. Ltd.), Mr. G. Chandrasekaran (Overseas Education Consultant), and Mr. Prakash Rajendran (CEO- Ultra Hybrid Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) who also have significant experience in IT industry.
CMS is supported by a number of reputed senior Professionals in the Honorary Council of Advisors & Honorary Council of Technical Experts. Mr. Ajay Bhat, Intel Fellow, Dr. K M Mehata, Former Director, Department of CSE, Anna University, Mr.S. Jegdees, Former Deputy General Manager, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. Mahindra World City, and Dr. San Murugesan, a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, IETE, and IICA, and a Golden Core Member of the IEEE are among the advisors. Dr. M. Anantha Krishnan, former Vice Chancellor of Anna University is a Patron supporting the CMS.
A detailed project report for the Chennai Computer Museum has been prepared by the Project Consultant, Mr K G Kumar, Former Director General of NCSM & Director, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore.
Retired Professor of Computer Science & Engineering (Founder cum First President of CMS)
Dr. B.Govindarajalu is founder president of Computer Museum Society. He founded Microcode, an IT firm specializing in PC hardware and networking training and development of diagnostic tools and trained nearly 10,000 engineers in PC maintenance and Networking. He later served as Dean / Director at several institutions such as Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering, Sri Ramanujar Engineering College and Alpha College of Engineering. He has taught Microprocessors, Computer Architecture, Computer Networking and Embedded Systems.
Dr. B.Govindarajalu graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Trichirappali and M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay. He was awarded a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering by B S Abdur Rahman University for his research work and thesis on Enhancements to RISC Architecture for Portable Embedded Systems.
CEO, Little Feet Services Pvt Ltd (Vice President-CMS)
Venkatarangan Thirumalai is a white space leader and a technology entrepreneur with over two decades of experience starting, growing and selling a company that operated in India, USA and UK. He is a Microsoft Regional Director (Honorary) from 1999 and an IEEE Senior Member. He is an advisor with APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation – House of Kalam, Rameswaram.
One of the areas he is passionate about is Tamil language computing and as Former Chairman of International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil (INFITT) he conducted the Tamil Internet Conference 2010 in Coimbatore for Tamil Nadu Government. He encourages entrepreneurship through his association as a Charter Member of TiE Chennai and through mentorship programs in IEEE. He is a board member of the IEEE Computer Society Madras Chapter.
Venkat has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from University of Madras. Being a voracious blogger, he can be easily reached at tncv.me or on Twitter @venkatarangan.
Sampath KUMAR Thirumalai
Sampath has over 30 years of experience in several diversified industry verticals such as Manufacturing, Electronics, Telecom, Printing & Publishing, IT outsourcing, Global Delivery and IT services. Establishing stronger connect with the CXO organization and solving their business challenges by offering a unique blend of IT & Business solutions is his forte. He is adept at handling large service delivery engagements that has presence across multiple geos.
He currently manages global business from a Large Global Automotive OEM, one of the largest automotive customers and top strategic account for Tech Mahindra along with Aerospace & Defence business units in his portfolio. Some of his key focus areas include relationship management, revenue growth and global spread, solution identification, ensuring profitability and customer satisfaction.
Project Head, Ultra Hybrid Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd (Treasurer, CMS)
Prakash Rajendran is an Engineering graduate from Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Annamalai University. Prakash is Heading the Projects Division for Ultra Hybrid Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd, a Renewable Energy consulting & EPC firm. He is also an Associate Consulting Partner of CGS Green Energy Chennai. He has 15 years of Industrial experience in Digital Substations, Substation Automation Systems, SCADA Projects. Having worked in Global Technology Leaders in Energy Organizations such as AREVA T&D, ABB, Siemens, Schneider Electric within and outside India, his Industrial experience will bring value to the Computer Museum Society & Chennai Computer Museum Project with vision of having integrated Museum with latest state of the art technology.
Chairman – ACM Chennai, Fellow CSI, Former AVP – Systems, ‘The Hindu’ (Board Member, CMS)
Mr. H.R. Mohan is a seasoned IT professional with over four decades of experience in ICT field. He has seen the growth of Computing in India and has been a part of the IT Community through various technical associations such as Computer Society of India (National President 2014-15), IEEE Computer Society (Chairman, of Madras Chapter 2006-15) and the Association of Computing Machinery – ACM (Present Chairman)
Mr. Mohan is a graduate of IIT Madras. He has served as the Associate Vice President of Systems at the India’s National Newspaper, The Hindu, where he was instrumental in the digital transformation. He is well known in the Information Technology professionals circle. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Computer Society of India, Senior Member in IEEE and Senior Member and current Chairman of ACM Chennai. He has represented India in international forums such as ICANN, IFIP, and SERACC.
Mr. Mohan manages a number of eGroups relating to his professional activities and interest and also assists non-profit organizations and institutions in managing their websites. He has organised over 1000 events and delivered over 300 presentations across the country in the areas of his interest such as Information and Communication Technology, Open Source Software, Software Engineering, Smart Technologies including Internet of Things, Big Data & Analytics, eGovernance, Digital Transformation etc.
Independent Education Consultant (Board Member, CMS)
M.Pulikesi has over 35 years of industry experience in IT including software project
management and mainframe software programming training. He has worked for large multinational Fortune 500 corporates as end clients like Liberty Mutual and handled various senior positions in CTI, Datamation, DSQ and Benchmark softech Limited.
His experience includes the entire technology spectrum from IBM Mainframes to Microsoft. Having handled large IT projects, mission critical maintenance projects across a large technology, he was responsible for his team of program managers, architects, technology specialists and delivery teams who worked closely with the clients to ensure the highest level of program execution, technical integrity and delivery of quality solutions across different geographies.
Several hundreds of his students are working in various corporate companies across the globe in various positions. Currently he is an independent computer education consultant.
C. Rajkumar Madhuram
CTO, C1X Inc. (Board Member, CMS)
Rajkumar is the CTO of a Silicon Valley Startup called C1X Inc. He has more than 20 years of experience in developing software and leading teams. Former Principal Engineer at Yahoo Inc., Sunnyvale, where he helped build an end-to-end native advertising system in record time. Winner of many hackdays and programming contests, including a worldwide challenge for Eclipse plugin. He is passionate about emerging technologies and its applications to improve society.
Managing Trustee, SUKA Foundation (Board Member, CMS)
G.Chandrasekaran has more than 25 years of senior administration experience in various reputed IT organizations such as ORG Systems, Aurelec Data Processing Systems, Mythri Marketing Pvt Ltd., and Microcode Consultants and had been The Chief of Operations in The Sunsea Group in the service of Overseas Educational Consultancy.
He is the Founder and Managing Trustee of SUKA Foundation pursuing research in the field of fundamental sciences and also in the field of nature friendly agriculture. He is also a Program Manager and Organizer of cultural events for more than 25 years for Shri Ariyakudi Music Foundation along with The Indian Council for Cultural Relations, a Central Government Organization into promoting the arts of rich heritage, and to encourage hundreds of eminent and young artists.
He has also served as a project consultant for various NGO organizations working in the grass roots for revamping the social fabric.
Dr. V. Sankaranarayanan
Retired Professor – Anna University, Former Director – Tamil Virtual University (Board Member, CMS)
Dr. V. Sankaranarayanan, graduated from Annamalai University in 1966 in Electrical Engineering and did his Post Graduation from College of Engineering, Guindy in 1968 and got his Ph.D. degree from I.I.T., Madras in 1979.
Eighteen candidates have obtained their Ph.D. degree in Engineering under his guidance and supervision. He has published more than 176 papers in Journals/Conferences, both national and international, with more than 1205 citations. His h-index is 13 and i10 index is 16.