Kumi Thiruchelvam

CWIC 2022 Organising Committee Member

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About Kumi

Kumi Thiruchelvam MEng is a deep tech entrepreneur, an investor and a board advisor with multiple technology start-ups and VCs. Kumi’s three decades of executive level experience span global telecoms, embedded software for smartphones, cellular IP licensing, Fortune400 semiconductors, and latterly biometric identity and cyber security in IOT.

Kumi has worked for several market and world-leading companies such as Intrinsic ID, IDEX ASA, WSO2 Telco, TietoEvry, Broadcom and BT, at CEO, Vice President and Senior Director leadership positions. A theme throughout Kumi’s professional career has been telecoms, networks and mobile product solutions.

Kumi has gained a reputation for creating, inspiring and empowering high-performing multidisciplinary global teams from lead identification to service delivery. Adaptable and agile in approach, he has demonstrated repeated success in delivering innovation to achieve sustainable revenue streams.

Over the last decade Kumi has focussed on start-ups and disruptive technologies across government, public and private sectors including biometric identity, cybersecurity, cloud transformation, mobile, IoT, API platforms, and network infrastructure solutions. Kumi specialises in designing and executing sales, marketing, and business development strategies that capitalise on sector opportunities and achieve ROI and investor value.

Kumi currently serves as founder and CEO of Artagnan Tech, and independent investor at the Lanka Angel Network and a number of deep tech start-ups.

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