Shanti is an engineer-entrepreneur with about 3 decades of experience in building Networking and Storage systems. Beginning her career as a network engineer in the US with Digital Equipment Corporation, she moved back to India in the late ‘80s to start an off-shore development team, pioneering one of the earliest networking software export projects in India. Later, Shanti worked with Wipro R&D in Bangalore, designing and developing networking products for the global market. Armed with the confidence to build teams and deliver high-tech global products, Shanti co-founded Aarohi Communications, a venture-backed start-up in the storage networking space, based in California and Bangalore, and headed the India centre for over a decade, even after its acquisition by a US company.

A B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Oregon, Shanti is now actively pursuing her passions, namely, music, spiritual learning and community service. She is Trustee and member of a music collective called Sunaad, engaged in the making and performance of musical productions that aim to spread awareness on classical music and oneness of all beings. She is a Trustee of Vijay Nambisan Trust to promote budding literary talent.