SmartHelio announces the appointment of the first set of Executives

(Left to Right) Neeraj Dasila, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Shankaransh Srivastava, Vice-President (VP) Marketing SmartHelio.

Lausanne, Switzerland, January 6, 2022:  Neeraj Dasila, Head of Technology & Operations at SmartHelio, was appointed as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), while Shankaransh Srivastava, Head of Global Business Development at SmartHelio, was appointed as the Vice President (VP) Marketing at the company.

“SmartHelio has been growing rapidly in the last two years specially in 2021. Neeraj has been driving tech development. Under his leadership, SmartHelio launched several technologies including edge computing and forecasting. Neeraj’s deep understanding on clean technology will certainly help the company,” Govinda Upadhyay, CEO & Founder.

As CTO, Neeraj will be leading various research initiatives of the company and setting the directions of the new development. He will be largely responsible for converting the company’s vision into effective action plans, and strategically building the technology roadmap for transforming ideas into tangible products and services.

Neeraj, a proud alumnus of IIT Bombay (one of the premier institutes of Bombay), has previously worked with TATA (Motors) leading their IoT segment. He also led various projects on energy and data at the highest government level while working at NITI Aayog (Indian government Think Tank).

“As a kid, I was born and brought up in the ecologically sensitive regions of the Himalayas, where I saw the last standing apple tree and the dying orchard of apples. I was always fascinated by technology and curious to use it against climate change. SmartHelio is the true manifestation of my bonafide imaginations where I see myself in the frontline against the climate change,”Neeraj Dasila, CTO.

As VP Marketing, Shankaransh will be heading SmartHelio’s marketing and branding efforts. His responsibilities will include building the company’s marketing and global expansion strategy, new market research, PR relations, continuously optimizing ROI, as well as managing and developing the marketing team to ensure the marketing and branding stands true to the company’s vision and values.

“We recognise marketing as a key aspect of our business. Shankaransh is already driving our sales efforts. He has a deep understanding about the clean energy markets globally. He will help us to create a powerful and trustworthy brand in the domain of deep data analytics and artificial intelligence.” Govinda Upadhyay, CEO & Founder.

Shankaransh, so far, was handling the global business development for SmartHelio. His consistent efforts have helped the company to launch and expand into prominent markets including Europe, Asia and US. Being a part of the SmartHelio team from day one, Shankaransh interviewed over thousands of solar companies to understand their needs and helped to develop a solution which adds value to our clients. With a background in technical sales and with a better understanding of the client’s requirements, Shankaransh has helped SmartHelio add several big clients to its clientele.

“Any change in our lives is always first resisted by our minds. To bring about a change, trust & awareness is very critical. I am delighted to spearhead this awareness drive at SmartHelio. We want to help the clean energy industry change the way they build & maintain their assets. Our aim is to build a brand which becomes a industry standard and the most trusted clean energy data intelligence company of the world,” Shankaransh Srivastava, VP Marketing.

With a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech and specialization in renewable energy, Shankaransh started his career with solar EPCs and developers in the USA serving in many roles ranging from design engineer, asset manager to managing sales. An educator at heart, Shankaransh was selected by Washington DC’s Department of Energy and Environment for their ‘Solar For All’ program to teach basics of solar PV technology to the DC low-income residents. He has also taught solar engineering and solar sales for a community college in Virginia.

About SmartHelio: SmartHelio (Certified B Corporation) is a Big Data Clean Energy Intelligence company based out of Switzerland. We make cleantech infrastructures profitable and long lasting using proprietary deep data technology, developed over decades of research in Europe. SmartHelio is the doctor for solar plants: we remotely diagnose existing problems, predict faults and prescribe solutions in real time.