Mr. Atul Bansal
CEO, Timesys, USA
Atul Bansal, CEO, oversees the overall strategic direction of Timesys which provides embedded Linux software, tools, support, services and training to developers worldwide. A pioneer and industry leader in embedded Linux, Timesys’ product and services have been used across many industries including telecommunications, industrial control/process automation, medical, automotive, military/aerospace and consumer. Under Bansal’s leadership, Timesys has: developed its fourth-generation embedded Linux development tool; forged new distribution partnerships in the US, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India; and built strong alliances with key semiconductor companies. He joined Timesys as CEO in 2007.
Prior to Timesys, Bansal co-founded Laurel Networks (acquired by ECI Telecom) in 1999, where he led the company’s growth as president/CEO and was Chairman of the Board. The company spearheaded the development of service edge routers and delivered efficient, feature-rich and scalable services over the IP infrastructure. After the acquisition, Bansal became COO of the Data Networking Division within ECI Telecom, a global provider of networking infrastructure equipment, solutions and services.
Before Laurel Networks, he worked at FORE Systems (acquired by Marconi / Ericsson) for five years. At FORE Systems, Bansal held top executive positions including president of the Network Control Technology division, an IP routing technology subsidiary; and product group director of the company’s multilayer Ethernet switching division. He played a key role in defining FORE System’s strategy for the integration of internetworking technology with ATM. Bansal joined FORE Systems in 1995. Before that, he held engineering and technical management positions for router products at Digital Equipment Corporation (acquired by Compaq) from 1988-1995.
Bansal has received the following honors and recognition
1. 2013 si 100 “Top 100 Tech Companies” recognition for being a top 100 company founded and managed by Indians in the U.S.
2. 2003 Pittsburgh Business Times “Fast Tracker” award for his significant impact on the growth of a business.
3. 2002 LightReading.com “Top 10 Private Companies” award.
4. 2001 EY “Entrepreneur of the Year Award®” in technology for being the brightest entrepreneur in the Pittsburgh region.