Shrikant Acharya CTO Exelfore Shrikant Acharya drives the company’s technology roadmap and strategic automotive industry partnerships with automotive Tier-1 suppliers and OEMs. Under his leadership, the company leads the development of Ethernet AVB/TSN; Excelfore was the first supplier of Ethernet AVB/TSN middleware to achieve independent certification by the AVnu Alliance for both talker and listener stacks. Shrikant was a co-founder of MARGI Systems, which pioneered the delivery of infotainment headunits to several major OEMs. His prior experience includes work on teleconferencing systems at Widergren Communications, communication chips at Cirrus Logic, and development of image compressions systems at Telephoto Communications. He holds 11 patents in the areas of mobile devices, apps & services, and connectivity. Shrikant has a Bachelor’s degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India, and an MSEE from the University of Texas at Arlington.