The IFIT (Independent Finance, Innovation & Technology) Research Forum is a progressive, nonpolitical, not-for-profit, think tank that conducts research on strategic systemic gaps in the India ecosystem and engages with the community to close those gaps.

Vamsi T Mohun, Organizer & Analyst

  • Born and raised in Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • MBA (University of Texas at Austin), MSEE (Michigan Technological University)
  • Author, Mastering Enterprise SOA with SAP Netweaver, Wiley
  • Career spanned 20+ years in USA starting with technical roles and later in management roles
  • Partnered with leading cloud & devops vendors, facilitated an acquisition
  • Founded a social & big data startup, consulted for a VC firm
  • Master’s degree thesis in GaAs VLSI Modelling, funded by NSF
  • Areas of Interest: economics, geo-politics, technology, strategy and startups


Volunteers – SMEs & Research Analysts

(in no particular order)

Abhimanyu Bhardwaj
Founder at Launchspace, Founder at 21ID
Master’s in Strategic Design (Politecnico di Milano), BSc (Stephen’s)
Expertise: Design Strategy & Innovation
Ramana Chandavarapu
Head of Engineering at Crewfoundry
EGMP (IIM Bangalore), MS (University of Texas at Arlington)
Expertise: Blockchain, Product Development
Anwar Hussain
AI Consultant
MBA (MIT), BS (University of North Carolina)
Expertise: AI, Analytics, Big Data, Mobile, Cybersecurity
Satish Kottapalli
IoT Entrepreneur
MS (Stony Brook University – SUNY)
Expertise: Telecom, Wireless, IoT


We are based in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.