An entrepreneur, author, and DevSecOps expert, Ashwini Kumar Rath is the Founder and CEO at Batoi and is actively involved in strategic affairs and product development. He also serves as a director at companies he co-founded in India and abroad, besides being the Regional Chairman (East) of the Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council of India (ESC). He is a member of different business and academic associations at national and international levels and also serves on executive committees. His research pursuits encompass quantum computing, artificial intelligence, sustainable practices in DevSecOps, and the mathematical sciences. Alongside his family, which includes his parents, spouse, and son, he cherishes the beauty of Nature and the simplicity of rural life in India.

Born in Odisha (India), Ashwini obtained his education completing post-graduation in theoretical physics and an advanced diploma in software management. He was a visiting student to some of the leading research institutes such as TIFR (Mumbai), IUCAA (Pune), and IOP (Bhubaneswar) during and after his study at the University of Hyderabad.

He was awarded the best research paper presented at the national conference of Plasma Science Society of India in 1998, and was the web editor of this national body during the year 1998-1999, while he was engaged in theoretical studies of the nonlinear statistical behaviour of strongly-coupled dusty plasmas in Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) as a Research Scholar. Later Ashwini took interest in Information Technology and founded a few technology startups after a series of software consulting assignments in India and abroad.

Ashwini is a seasoned writer and has written a number of academic, business and other articles published in leading magazines and journals. A compelling and effective speaker, he is fluent in English; and has spoken in different national and international fora.

Ashwini is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, a life member of the Computer Society of India (CSI), and a local association of amateur astronomers.

Ashwini has been involved in different social and philanthropic activities and is a strong believer in knowledge-based socio-economic development through the active participation of the local populace. Ashwini is a nominated management board member of several leading private and government schools and colleges. He is also a member of the leadership committees and Think Tanks of different business associations and government technology committees. He is a life member of the Blood Donors Council, Indian Red Cross Society, and St. John Ambulance.

Ashwini Kumar Rath