Name: Ashok Atluri
Designation: Chairman & Managing Director
Company: Zen Technologies

Education: B.Com Badruka College of Commerce & Arts, OU
Summary: Ashok is the Chairman and Managing Director of Zen Technologies ( where he is spearheading the initiative to indigenise training simulation technologies for  Indian Defence.

Since Zen’s inception in 1993, Ashok has been responsible for driving strategy and ensuring cutting edge R&D has led to the development of state-of-the-art import substitute simulators for the Defence and Homeland forces.

Ashok’s mission is self-reliance in Indian Defence. He believes that by framing policies that encourage indigenous R&D and IP creation and ensuring super-fast procurement cycle, India can become self-reliant in a short time. He actively contributes articles and has written for Huffington Post, Indian Express, Business World, etc.

He is a voracious reader with eclectic tastes encompassing management, buddhism, probability, technology, investment, defence technologies, virtual currencies, political systems and education. He is a continuous learner and has attended various executive programs in Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, London Business School, Indian Business School.