Leadership Team

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Yashwanth Tudimilla  

Yashwanth leads Learning Science and Product Strategy at Edwisely.

Prior to his entrepreneurial stint in India, Yash led Revenue Management Innovations Team at Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi. The team is well known across the airline domain for their Lean Innovation. He conceptualized, designed, and implemented several Technology Solutions across Etihad and its airline partners to maximize Etihad's $ 6 Billion top line. As a data scientist he worked on Bayesian Forecast Models, AI/ML and Optimization. As an Airline Revenue Management expert, he consulted 10+ airlines across the world on Revenue Management Strategy from Sabre Airline Solutions, Dallas.

Yashwanth is from IIT Madras, where he majored in Computer Science and Engineering. His minor studies were in Operations Research.


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Harsha Kankanala  

Harsha is a Co-Founder and leads Product Management at Edwisely.

Coming from a family of teachers, Harsha (Professional Doctorate in Engineering) is a passionate Educationalist and a Project Feasibility Consultant from Netherlands. He graduated in Biotechnology from JNTU, Hyderabad and later pursued Masters in Industrial Biotechnology from Sweden. His project on unique process design for the biorefinery, was awarded the Best Project by the Industry for significantly reducing the processing costs. Further he pursued Professional Doctorate in Engineering from the prestigious TU Delft University in Netherlands. He was majorly involved in analysing the feasibility of establishing new industrial product lines. During this period he has consulted for projects worth more than $100 Million. His passion for education brought him back to India to co-found Edwisely.

Harsha strongly believes in the fact that Engineering will always remain to be the backbone for industrialization and development, so it is important to focus and build right engineers across. At Edwisely, he has been instrumental in productising the ideology of fundamental learning in Engineering.


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Kashyap Kompella  

Kashyap is a Co-Founders and leads Marketing, Partnerships, and Strategy at Edwisely.

He holds a B.Tech in Mechatronics Engineering from JNTU and MSc. In International Production Management from Technical University of Hamburg, Germany. He is a research scholar in Innovation Management and specializes in Open Innovation. At Airbus Defence and Space he led the new ventures team that scouts for business opportunities in Space Systems vertical. He is Fellow of Draper University, Silicon Valley which is well known for Technology Entrepreneurship. His enthusiasm in Blockchain Technology, led him to Co-Found the Blockchained India Community.

Kashyap is a continuous learner and public speaker, with his passion in Meta-Cognition, and Learning Science. He has a global entrepreneurial exposure and consults startups from Europe, US, and South East Asia in various capacities.


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Tej Pydipalli  

Tej is a Co-Founder and leads the Technology Team at Edwisely.

He has experience in Software Engineering, IoT, and Wireless Systems and worked for companies like Airbus, HERE Maps, Helmut Schmidt University of Federal Armed Forces, and Nanotron Technologies based out of Germany. Tej started his career as a Research and Development engineer in the areas of Image and Signal Processing building ubiquitous indoor localization systems, then later he moved into product development building ML and Analytics engines for retail and public mobility sectors. He has consulted multiple early-stage startups with tech stack development. His key skills are in System Architecture, Backend Development, and Data Science.

In Edwisely he built his interest in areas of personalized learning models, Evidence-Centered design and Learning science. Tej did his Masters in Information and Communication Systems from the Technical University of Hamburg.


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YS Rao  

YS Rao leads Corporate Affairs and PR at Edwisely.

Seasoned professional with 30 years of Industry & IT consulting experience, Y S Rao built and managed competencies & delivery practices, set-up processes and methodologies for medium & large IT/ ERP consulting organizations. Architected and implemented complex business solutions to customers across the globe in diverse industries- Cement, Chemical, Food Processing, Paper, Pharmaceuticals, Engineering and Construction, retail and other engineering industries. With relentless passion, he trained, groomed, and mentored hundreds of consultants, leaders and entrepreneurs.

Was part of Senior Management team and Executive council. He strategized growth plans for Global Delivery Organizations and was responsible for operations and delivery. Subject Matter Expert in Engineering & Construction, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Industry. His vast experience brings immense value to the Industry and Market alignment of Edwisely. He forges all key partnerships with industry for talent management needs.