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Management Team


Encore boasts of a highly competent management team which has more than 140 man-years of combined experience in the management of R&D projects, and the development of Embedded Systems and Digital Signal Processing technologies.

Vinay L Deshpande Chairman & CEO, and Founder
Chhanda Deshpande Executive Director


Vinay L DeshpandeVinay L Deshpande

Vinay is an MSEE from Stanford University, USA with over 40 years of experience in hardware / firmware development, and in R&D Management. He has also been responsible for the development of a vast range of electronics/IT products during his long IT career. Amongst the most respected personalities in the Indian IT industry, he has numerous associations, with the Government (including the Prime Minister's Information Technology Task Force), and within private industry, in India and overseas, and has been named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 2001 and 2002.

Along with his colleagues Shashank and Mark, Vinay is one of the co-developers of the Simputer, a low-cost, mobile computing device designed to help bridge the Digital Divide. He is also a Founder-Trustee and Managing Trustee of the Simputer Trust, a not-for-profit entity. To recognize this achievement of developing the Simputer, the seven founder-members of the Simputer Trust were jointly awarded the First Dewang Mehta Award for Innovation in Information Technology, instituted by the Government of India, in August 2002.

Vinay is a Fellow of the Computer Society of India and the Indian National Academy of Engineering, and received the Sir M. Visvesvaraya Senior Scientist State Award from the Government of Karnataka, 2003, for lifetime contribution in Science and Technology.


Chhanda DeshpandeChhanda Deshpande

Mrs. Chhanda Deshpande is a Post-Graduate in Economics from Nagpur University, and is in charge of the Administration at Encore Software Limited. She has 36 years experience in this field.



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