THE SILVAN STORY
The idea of Silvan sparked in 2008 in the midst of the economic meltdown. It was then that the founders realised that despite the financial downturn, one thing would never change – the need to feel secure.
Silvan’s founders started the company with a view to make people’s lives safer and more secure. They kick-started their operations in Bangalore with a simple yet effective solution – Internet Protocol (IP) cameras with built-in intelligence to detect events automatically. As the business started to take its own shape, Silvan expanded its scope by entering into the sphere of home automation based on contemporary technologies such as cloud services and the Internet of Things.
Ubiquitous access to the home automation system from the smart phone was first on the list of priorities for Silvan’s founders. They were keen on creating a generation of new-age automation where smart phones could be used to control all the appliances and devices in a house. The focus was also on being a ‘complete solutions company’ rather than being just a ‘product company’. Silvan’s objective is simple – to cater to an evolving Indian lifestyle, which demands a fresh approach, wherein a modern and traditional way of life can co-exist.
Silvan’s solutions for home automation has been welcomed by several big players in the field of housing – Sobha, Brigade, Nambiar Builders, Total Environment, Tata Housing, and Lodha to name a few.
Spurred on by the magnitude of success the company has achieved in home automation in the Indian market, Silvan is now looking to expand into other geographies. It is also working on new products that would increase its footprint amongst the consumers.
MANAGEMENT TEAM AT SILVAN
- M GIRIDHAR KRISHNAChairman & Managing Director
An expert in programming paradigms and technologies, and managing multi-location product development teams, he handles everything related to engineering and operations.
- AVINASH K GAUTAMChief Executive Officer
Avinash drives business development, new market identification, sales and marketing, product roadmap, branding and public relations, customer relationships and customer projects execution.
- G MOHANVice President, Product Management
An experienced professional in software engineering and business development, he leads the new product development initiatives at Silvan, and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company.
- Ajay GuptaVice President, Systems
With three US patents in audio processing, image quality enhancement, and media drivers, and 21 years of experience in embedded systems design, he is the brains behind Silvan’s indigenous Smart Home System.
- KANNAN VChief Financial Officer
As a cost accountant, he has around 25 years of experience in the field of finance. Fund-raising has always been his core strength, which he brings to Silvan.