Management Team

Samudra Gupta (Sam), Chief Operating Officer

As COO, Sam’s prime responsibility is to manage the specification, delivery and enhancement of SkipRoaming products and services worldwide. Sam is also responsible for running the business with the Chief Executive.

Sam has over 15 years of experience in architecting, designing and implementing enterprise class systems using Java/J2EE technologies. As a leading adviser across the ecommerce sector for over a decade, Sam has worked with a wide range of blue chip and private clients, with a particular interest in the fast evolving telecom and financial mobile app services. He has worked with organisations like HMRC UK, News International and World Duty Free etc. He has pioneered agile methodologies in these organisations to help improve process, enhancing the quality of IT systems delivered with increased ROI.

Sam has been an active speaker in conferences, published over 50+ articles in various internet and printed journals. He is the author of a book "Pro Apache Log4j" with Apress, Berkley. His current focus is now to develop innovative products using latest telecom technologies and mobile platforms. Sam is the chief designer and architect of our website, our ecommerce presence, our customer and reseller portal and our mobile application.

K C Sekharan, Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, Sekharan is responsible for SkipRoaming’s technology direction with a focus on commercialization outcomes and developing SkipRoaming’s next generation technology to drive our future products and services.

Sekharan is highly regarded as a world class telecom switch engineer specialising in real time telecom calling product design and development and launching several highly successful international calling products in the UK/USA market. Sekharan possesses over 15 years’ experience in the telecom industry in a variety of switch billing systems including full life cycle billing, partitioning, maintaining accounts, rating, least cost route plans, CDR analysis, revenue assurance, wholesale and retail billing, post- paid invoice automation, carrier reconciliation and dispute resolution. He has vast experience in developing software applications for telecom route performance analysis and management, NOC alarm procedures, dial code analysis software and carrier rates to company rates conversion.

Sekharan is an expert in various RDBMS platforms like SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Visual Basic and Dot net. He is credited with designing several scalable databases for n-tier architectures and his expertise lies in PL/SQL packages, stored procedures functions and triggers including database setup, tuning and loading with SQL Loader, creating SQL Forms and generating intelligent SQL Reports.

Sekharan also has extensive experience in setting up from scratch and configuring diverse telecom switches and databases such as DIGITALK, Lucent – EXCEL 2000, IVR Technologies, Sysmaster (Voicemaster), VOIPSWITCH, MIZU, Asterisks, N-SOFT and PhoenixSoft including Cisco versions VOIP AS5300,5350, Firewall ASA 5510 and Routers 1720,2950. He has also designed and written scripts for cross platform migration from Digitalk to Lucent Excel, Mizu and PhoenixSoft and also from Mizu to PhoenixSoft.