At ICIx, we are challenging the status quo by creating innovative financial markets that address the needs and risks of the digital generation. We are focused on transforming the way in which all compute resources are measured, consumed and transacted. Our goal is to create the leading global exchange for trading Infrastructure-as-a-Service, aka “The Cloud”.
Dr. Bharat Swami
Dr. Swami is the founder and Chairman of ICI Pvt. Ltd, he received his medical education from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, with extensive research from elite institutions in Italy, UK and USA. As a practicing surgeon, his first taste with entrepreneurship landed with his private orthopedic practice at Niraj Clinic (1985). At Niraj Clinic, he introduced innovative initiatives like a data-driven research institute, called SOGAX, and a pioneering mobile trauma center, called “Life Line”.
Dr. Swami’s ventures have strongly focused on value-driven products and services. With his passion for global collaboration, his ventures have thrived in bridging solutions with an international flair, going far beyond the healthcare space. He helped setup an international pharmaceutical company in the USA (Parkson’s Chemicals and Pharma). He also co-founded NN Enterprises that introduced highly efficient Mitsubishi air conditioners to the Indian market. Most recently, he partnered with Cleveland Clinic to bring unique educational opportunities for Indian medical graduates.
Amongst roles as a practicing surgeon, a serial entrepreneur, Dr. Swami has held professorships, and as an advisor on artificial intelligence and educational technology companies. Currently, Dr. Swami is the Chairman at SCAD Group & SCAD Consultants (international business firm) and the Managing Trustee at Dr. Nirmala Swami Charitable Trust (international medical education initiative). Being an avid technology enthusiast, Dr. Swami’s latest venture bridges state-of-the-art trading technology for the emerging cloud-computing space – an area he has a strong passion for.
Ms. Chintan Mehta
Chintan Mehta (MBA) is the founder and Managing Director of ICI Pvt. Ltd. and is an international business leader with ventures that have brought globalization services to a variety of clientele – both in India and abroad. In 1999, she headed to be India’s first Internet Service Provider (“1-800 ON Line”). With 20 years of strong legal and consultative experience, Chintan has been a business advisor to over 100 Indian companies looking to expand to the continental US markets and vice-versa.
Chintan is the President of SCAD Group & SCAD Consultants, where she has been instrumental in introducing innovative products/services to the market, such as the “Jagjit” brand (in collaboration with renowned ghazal singer and musician, Jagjit Singh) and a global health insurance service “CareCard UK”.
Most recently, Chintan helped set up and lead an Assisted Living Facility in South Carolina (USA) for a diverse and medically restricted clientele as a US National Board Certified Administrator. Her passion for global business partnerships and technology makes ICI a perfect venture with the booming cloud-computing space.
Niraj Swami is a entrepreneur & technologist with deep interests and experience in cognitive, learning and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering & Mathematics from Marquette University (USA), and an MBA with Honors in Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Economics from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. As an Indian National Mathematics Olympiad Awardee (2000) & a Global Top 50 Google Developer (2008), Niraj has drawn out innovative applications in social networks, launching the Human Capital Genome (a learning-based personalization core), held multiple advisory roles in software startups, enterprises as well as an expert invitee for the US Govt. (Department of Defense, Learning Technologies). Niraj has over 14 years of experience in learning technologies – serving as the Director of Technology and Innovation at an award winning learning consultancy – Ellegro Learning Solutions. In 2012, he was selected as a 30-UNDER-Thirty Leader by the prestigious MASIE Center for his contributions and perspectives in the learning industry. Currently, Niraj is the CEO at Mya, an award-winning startup that’s bringing a one-of-a-kind personalized knowledge platform powered by IBM Watson. In addition to his role at Mya, he serves as a Founder & Directer for ICIx – a pioneering Infrastructure-as-a-Service company in India. With ICIx, Niraj has been instrumental in advising on core innovation & strategic partnerships in the US market.
An Industry Expert from Internet, Data and Telecommunication, Hemal currently expands his knowledge by providing consultancy and managing a directorial profile in various companies across the Globe.
Hemal can manage multi-disciplinary projects to navigate complex challenges by his unique ability to be fungible to adapt to any role as the requirement. He has worn many hats in his career viz Marketer, Programmer, Researcher, Designer, Production Manager and above all is proving himself as a strong Strategist for upcoming business houses.
At a very young age Hemal achieved MCSE+I & CCNA certification, he also holds MBA degree specializing in Telecommunications and Internet.
Hemal started his professional career with Planet Internet, the first ISP in Gujarat; soon he was handpicked by Satyam Infoway impressed with his Inter-Network Designs and Management capabilities. He was instrumental in upgrading their Gujarat Operations and was a strong pillar in establishing a stable network, winning peer acknowledgment and Customer Satisfaction.
Coming seven years he worked extensively on different Technologies and joined upcoming ISP IceNet in western part of India, were he recognized himself as an Entrepreneur. He was instrumental in laying first ever underground and overhead Cable Network. Hemal continued with his innovations and added complex Technologies like 2.4Ghz and 5.1Ghz radio networks , Optic Fiber and Coaxial Cable Networks , VoIP Services, Cloud Infrastructure to name a few which were opportunities for company to break all sales and revenue records year on year. Needless to mention these new inventions made IceNet no 1 ISP in western India.
After winning the market confidence in Telecommunication and Data Networks at the age of 29, he incorporated his own venture named Allianz infonet. In short span company started accepting International Projects and hence Allianz Telecom was born in New York. There was no looking back after the success of Allianz Group operating internationally with POP’s in cities like LA, Chicago, London, Dubai, Kenya, Lagos, Morocco, Hongkong, Singapore, Mumbai, Delhi, Colombo, Manila, Bangkok and many more locations around the globe exploring, researching different avenues in Telecommunication, VoIP, Hosted IT Infrastructure and Cloud computing.
Hemal strongly believes and follow Think big, think fast, think ahead. Ideas are no one’s monopoly. He leaves no opportunity to turn ideas to reality which makes him a winner in any field he chooses to be.
With 20 years of rich experience in Sales Operations, Business Development and Customer Relationship Management. Swapon has Flair for Formulating & Implementing tactical sales strategies and contributing towards enhancing business volumes/ growth through, Breaking new avenues & driving sales growth.
Being an integral part of Business Development teams for over 15+ years, Swapon has successfully completed various On-Site projects, Transitions & Migrations for North America, EMEA & ASIAPAC regions.
Prior to joining ICI as COO, Swapon was Sr. Vice president – Business Development – Kochar InfoTech LTD aligned to Global Technology Infrastructure providing IT Service Delivery & IT Service Management Operations, for leading clients across world.
Under his distinctive leadership style and as focused, passionate and futurist, Swapon has contributed significantly into organization in his career working with Big Foot Technologies, Coca-Cola and Ceat Tyres and was largely responsible for business results. He has received numerous awards for his leadership over the past 20 years of experience including been awarded twice the AEGIS GRAHAM BELL AWARD.
His philanthropic side is he serves as a Trustee for top NGO in India and has been the recipient of Chief Ministers award to bring Sustainability & Diversity programs for the rural people for the state.
He has also been awarded the Duke of Edinburgh Gold medal at London and have excellent track record in Sports. In addition he has represented India at Canada for 6 months as Best NCC cadet. Last but not the least he is a avid Pilot holding a CPL and takes his hobby seriously.
Swapon believes that there are three characteristics that make a good leader: First is producing results, second is building a quality team, and third is the ability to communicate direction, and that’s what he wants to do at ICI.
Adam is the Founder and CEO of UCX LLC and President of Fast Market Holdings LLC. Adam is responsible for recognizing and seizing the opportunity to license the WAC algorithm in order to create and license WAC Financial Products. Currently, Adam is responsible for the direction, management and execution of day-to-day activities for UCX.
Previously, for over ten years, Adam was a member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group), as an independent Eurodollar commodity spread trader and broker. He traded and filled complicated spread derivative trades, including butterflies, double butterflies, and pack/bundle to butterfly trading strategies, while incorporating customized trading software to automate trading strategies in order to improve efficiencies and speed of trades.
Adam was also the Founder / COO of Grow the Game Golf, a cross platform mobile application platform, which provides real-time scoring, live event management and real-live status for competitive golfers on and off the course. Adam managed the development of GTG Golf, using the latest in Node JS, Web-sockets, and HTML5. Adam has also developed cross-platform mobile applications for the publication and music verticals.
Prior to that, Adam was a National Accounts Manager at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, an electronic health record, practice management and electronic prescribing company. Within the 1st year, Adam was awarded the Presidents Cup, for being the top salesman and the Excellence Award, for his overall quality, commitment and teamwork.
For over 5 years, Adam was a Corporate Champion’s board member at Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, helping to raise millions of dollars to support and fund the hospital, believing that kids are our future and they do come first. Adam graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University with a B.B.A in Finance, Small Business Entrepreneurship and Business Pre-Law. He currently resides in Charlotte and enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and their two children Noah and Chloe.
Hagop “Jack” Bouroudjian
Founder/Director of Product Development
Jack is a Founder and Advisor of UCX, and provides exchange experience, exposure and marketing to the team. Since November of 2009, Jack has held the position of CEO and principal of Index Futures group, LLC, a registered introducing independent broker and is Chairman of Bull and Bear Partners, Inc., a financial services holding company.
Previously, Jack was the SVP of Equity Futures for Nikko Securities, Japan’s second largest brokerage house; Credit Agricole Futures and Commerz Futures, divisions of the 17th and 25th largest banks in the world respectively and also served as President of Commerz Futures from 1999-2002. His responsibilities included planning, executing and supervising an effective marketing and sales program along with creating educational concepts designed to expand the European and Asian customer base.
Prior to that, Jack was a member of the board of directors of the CME Group for three terms from 1996-2002 during which time he helped demutualize the exchange and prepare for the IPO. He was an integral part of the Strategic planning and Executive committees while serving his term. He was Chairman of the Equity Indices Committee when the Russell 2000, S&P Midcap 400 and the revolutionary E-mini concept was successfully introduced to the marketplace. He was also chairman or co-chairman of over a dozen product and regulatory committees during that time. In 2006, Jack raised capital and listed a micro cap company on the NASDAQ to service the SEPA requirements of European SWIFT payments. Jack is a serial entrepreneur with a wide range of business interests including, technology and petroleum logistics.
Aside from over 30 years of industry experience, Jack is a published author “Secrets of the Trading Pros”, Wiley 2007 and Jack has had an extensive amount of Media experience. He has done over 2000 international and domestic live TV shots over the last several years including CNBC, CNN, ABC, FOX, Bloomberg, PBS and countless local and regional broadcasts. He currently is a paid market contributor on CNBC and appears regularly as a co-host of Squawk Box Asia. Jack is also a regular on the CNBC’s ‘Closing Bell’ and CNBC Asia’s ‘Rundown’. Jack is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and is happily married with two children.
Samir Ranchhodlal Parikh
Mr. Samir Ranchhodlal Parikh an M.Com and F.C.A has been a prominent Chartered Accountant in the state of Gujarat. As senior partner with “M/s. AMIN PARIKH & CO.” a Chartered Accountant Firm which was established in 1965 has taken personal interest in the launch and financial operations of ICI.
He is an auditor & consultant to many Corporations, Charitable institutions, Co-operative Banks and semi Government bodies. He has been a prominent and reputed chartered accountant specially for corporates, co-operative societies & not for profit charitable institutions.
Mukesh B. Shah
Chief Legal Counsel
Mukesh is an Advocate Gujarat High Court and specializes in Corporate and Civil law. He has been a prominent attorney at law in the state and been instrumental in formatting and setting many major corporate operations.
His field of expertize in legal matters has inspired ICI to have him on board to oversee the legal side of trade and interchange operations.
Sahil P. Shah
Exec. Vice President [Operations]
Sahil an Engineer by profession who has exceptional versatile capabilities of executing Multi-disciplinary assignments and functions. With a corporate experience that spans over 35 years with one of the largest PSUs of India – The Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals as a General Manager he took it upon as a challenge to help and manage operations at ICI.