smartData has enjoyed a stable leadership since its inception in the Silicon Valley, California in 1996. We have expanded from a single location to current presence in the 5 global cities including building our own infrastructure at the 3 Indian cities with 24/7 connectivity.
Core values of organization based on “Accountability, Authenticity & Diversity,” have stayed with us since inception continuously fostered by our founder, management team and investors.


Scaling Expectations


Adapting to a global customer community with a culturally diverse workforce


Accountability – We believe in taking the responsibility for our actions and learn from failures.

Authenticity – We believe in presenting the true facts to our customers and employees.

Diversity – We believe in diversity of opinions and people.

CEO - Ajay Tewari

Ajay Tewari

Chief Executive Officer

Ajay Tewari, Chief Executive Officer, earned his B. Tech. from University of Liverpool, U.K. and a Bachelor of Nautical Sciences from Bombay University, India. Ajay has been running smartData for over ten years and the company grew from 50 employee to more than 700 currently under his leadership. He has played a key role in expanding smartData sales and travels frequently to US, UK and Australia to meet its global clients.He is an avid sports lover and follows all sports closely. He also served as the President of TIE Chandigarh Chapter for 2015-16 term.


Gurdev Singh

Vice President, Technology

Gurdev has been a member of the smartdata Corporate Think-Tank since 2003, and has led several strategic initiatives.He has been in several position during the 13+ years of working experience in smartData.He holds the position of VP technology and also heads the R&D department.He has a passion for technology & gadgets.

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Vinay Tewari

Vice President, Finance

Vinay’s responsibilities include corporate finance, corporate planning, risk management and investor relations. He has over 17+ years of experience in IT industries and during this tenure, he held several leadership position with smartData. He also worked with the Board and helped in companies structure and implement global operational strategies, grow revenues and actualize business value.

Archana Pandey

Archana Pandey

Vice President, Operations

Archana, a core member of Think-Tank from past 19 years, working as a VP-Operation. She played a major role to setup Nagpur branch, which is now a leading company in central India with 300+ IT professionals. She loves to travel all over the globe to understand growing needs of IT, also to understand the culture similarities at different geo locations. As an independent thinker, she evaluates business requirements easily while taking care of 3C (Commitment, Customer Centricity and Credibility).


Dr. Sanjai Tiwari

Founder & Chairman

Dr. Tiwari founded smartData Enterprises, Inc.after graduating from Stanford and working with the various silicon valley start ups in early 1990s. He was engaged as a founding member of e-commerce companies and raised financing and built executive teams from scratch. His career spans research and management experience at IBM,Bank of America,Home Shopping Network and Persistence Software, which went public in 1999.IBM awarded him the first patent on query optimization for its DB2 database.He is a graduate of IIT Kanpur with MS/PhD from Stanford University.


Dr. Ashish Gupta

MD-Helion Venture Partners

Dr. Ashish Gupta is a co-founder of Helion and serves on several boards including Kirusa, Komli,, Pubmatic and SMSGupshup. He has co-founded two successful companies – Tavant Technologies and Junglee (AMZN). He has also worked at Woodside Fund, Oracle Corporation and IBM research.Some of his past investments include Daksh (IBM), InfoEdge (NAUKRI), MakeMyTrip (MMYT), MuSigma,Odeskand Redbus (MIH). Ashish is a Kauffman Fellow, holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur where he was awarded the President’s Gold medal.


Mr. Mason Brutschy

Mason has over 30 years of experience in the financial, administrative, and operational areas of a broad range of firms spanning technology, biotech, retail, and property management.He served as a CFO of Air Communications, a supplier of wireless Internet products and services.He has also held senior financial positions with Safeway Corporation, the Fairmont Hotel Group, and Sutter Hill Ventures, a Palo Alto VC firm. Mason began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick.He earned his BA and MBA from the UC Berkeley.

Since the very beginning of our business, smartData has received many awards and accolades associated with our customer success and service. The following is a list of few of the great achievements the team at smartData has earned over the years.

    • New land acquired in Mohali.
    • Commissioned [Fuji Tower] as a first Green Building in Nagpur.
    • Awarded One of the fastest growing companies by Silicon India Magazine.
    • Awarded Certificate of Good Status by the Secretary of State of California.
    • Commissioned [Shivalik Tower] as operational HQ in Mohali, Punjab.
    • Winner of the Quality Innovator Award for Service at the QualTech Awards.
    • Opened fully functional Australia sales office in Sydney.
    • Award of Excellence as Socially Active Unit in the state of Punjab.
    • CMMI Level 3 Certification after KPMG audit.
    • Started company-wide employee health initiative.
    • Started 3rd development location in Dehradun in the foothills of Himalayas.
    • Received Top rankings on global software marketplaces : Upwork (oDesk & Elance).
    • Opened US sales office in the Bay Area, California.
    • Certified Microsoft Gold Partner, exceeded 100 licenses.
    • First Software Company in Punjab to be funded by the local venture fund.
    • First software company in Punjab to get ISO certification.
    • Selected by E&Y as one of the 15 growth companies across India.
    • Award for Excellence for Highest Export in Software Development from Punjab state in 2009.
    • 2006, added a new operation center in Nagpur, Central India.
    • 2000, moved engineering operations to Chandigarh, Northern India.
    • Added Bank of America and Home Shopping Network as clients.
    • 1996, started as a boutique consulting operations in the Silicon Valley, California.

A core group formed that helps define the road map of smartData Enterprises in line with management vision directly. Basecamp journey began in the year 2005 with the group now reaching a size of 40 members from different departments under the leadership of our CEO. They are groomed to become leaders of today and tomorrow. The selection to this group is based on performance and value addition by the member for the overall growth of the organization. Most of the existing members have spent between 5-12 years with smartData.


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