Vice President at Vasona Systems International
For over 35 years, Mr. Kothari has been managing technology development in state-of-the-art Application Specific integrated Circuits, Networking and Computer Security, and User Privacy in Hospitality, helping businesses solve key problems.
Today, he serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Vasona Systems International, LLC (VSi), a Silicon Valley-based company he co-founded to provide sophisticated solutions for the hospitality industry through a wide range of mobile applications.
Previously, he co-founded several firms that achieved important high-tech “firsts” including:
Vertical Systems Inc. – Acquired by Uniguest in 2015 – provided automated business centers, kiosks and in-room products to the hospitality industry.
VPNet Technologies – Acquired by Avaya Corporation – the first company in the world to focus on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
VIA Technology – Acquired by First International of Taiwan and now a public company – one of the first developers of fabless PC semiconductor products, notably PC chip-sets and microprocessors.
Semi-Custom Logic, Inc. – Conceived and developed a mobile tablet PC with an embedded GPS system; managed development for IBM’s micro-electronic graphics and data compression technology.
Mr. Kothari earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at NED Engineering University in Karachi, Pakistan and a Master’s Degree in Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).
Mr. Kothari has also served on the First Global Board of The Indus Entrepreneur (TIE) and is the past Chairman of Board of the OPEN Silicon Valley, both organizations built on helping young entrepreneurs achieve success through mentoring by successful entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley.