Vishnu Sundaram is the SVP of Cockpit and Connected Services at Stellantis. At Stellantis, Vishnu leads through a transformational leadership role to advance the company to be a leader in the Connected Cabin experience. Vishnu leading global development and driving platform oriented creation of Cockpit, Connectivity and Cloud products and also bringing the connected experience with a plethora of live content and services to transform the car into a living space leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Immersive Gaming and EDGE/Cloud Services.
Prior to joining Stellantis, Vishnu Sundaram was the SVP & Global Leader for Telematics Division at Harman/Samsung working out of Munich, Germany driving creation of cutting-edge Connectivity solutions for Harman. In addition, Vishnu is also served as the board member of 5G Automotive Alliance, an organization focused on driving development and application of 5G technology for autonomous driving, smart city and intelligent transportation. Vishnu has lived and worked in three countries – US, Germany and India.
Vishnu was named and conferred as the “Rising Star” by Automotive News in Michigan, Detroit. Vishnu is strongly networked with top level executives in the connectivity and automotive industry both in US and Europe. Vishnu started his career with a short stint in the silicon industry at Intel, and later moved to Austin based technology company – Trilogy, where he played the role of Technical Fellow in Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning projects. He was a product of the Trilogy University Program, the Harvard Business Review renowned boot camp to create a cult of individuals with extreme creativity, innovation and strategic thinking.
After building successful high technology products and teams within Trilogy, he left Trilogy to start the entrepreneurship journey. Vishnu co-founded Lifeblob, a content aggregation platform, which was acquired by Printo. Later, founded Interchain, a Telematics product company then had 70% market share in first responder Telematics solutions in India. Harman acquired Interchain in 2012 to enable expansion of product portfolio and market reach. The entrepreneurship journey of a decade in the “Internet of Things” space helped in building strong business acumen in creating and realizing the vision to build products for tomorrow.
Vishnu has a unique blend of entrepreneurship and startup background combined with deep-rooted technical experience. Vishnu did the Executive General Management Program with Wharton University, in addition to a Masters in Science degree with a specialization in Software Engineering. Vishnu has published several patents and publications in the IOT domain.