Mr. Alok Bardiya serves as Venture Partner at SRI Capital. He served as Board Observer at Covacsis. Alok is a senior executive with over 17 years of diverse experience with some of the Top global companies (AT&T/BellSouth and Bain & Co - both in the US; Tata Administrative Service and Cisco in India). He has also been a successful entrepreneur, co-founding a B2B e-commerce company in India which was later acquired by a large public listed organization in 2005. In his current VC and M&A leadership role for CiscoAsia Pacific, he works closely with high growth technology companies as a Board Member. Prior to Cisco, Alok was a Vice President with Tata Communications (TCL) and led their Managed Services and Industry Solutions businesses. This portfolio included several business lines that were strategic to TCL as it transitioned to an Enterprise telecom company from a wholesale bandwidth provider. He was also the head for Marketing for Tata Communications. Alok currently leads Cisco's venture capital investments and M&A for India and Australia/NZ. In this role he and his team are responsible for driving new investments and managing Cisco's existing portfolio of investments (both direct investments in companies and LP investments in Funds). Besides Covacsis, Alok serves on the Boards of Servion (Chennai) and Global Talent Track (Pune). Alok's international experience includes working with BellSouth in the USwhere he led product management for their enterprise data products. He also worked with Bain & Company (US), a top global management consulting firm. Alok holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Delhi and an MBA with Honors from Wharton Business School, USA. He served as Board Member at WSO2.