Leadership

NXTKey leadership comprises of professionals with vast experience in government and commercial projects.

 

Tonia Sengupta – Founder and President

Mrs. Sengupta is an operations leader with 20 years experience managing large programs and projects for US Companies. As part of that experience, she has a clear understanding of the various US based laws around information, treatment, disclosure, coding, billing, adjudication, confidentiality among others. Capability to engage in strategic dialogue and planning with the patience to execute the work required at very tactical levels.

Direct experience engaging with senior level customers in a manner that instills well-earned confidence in the firm’s ability to execute within or exceed expectations within service level agreements. Firm grasp of North American labor laws both academically and in practice. Clear understanding and previous experience with US based regulations like HIPAA and FCPA.

Mrs. Sengupta has Masters Degrees from University of Michigan in Managed Healthcare and Medical Insurance Fraud

 

Shivaji Sengupta – Founder & CEO   

NXTKey is led by its Founder Shivaji Sengupta who has over 28 years of experience globally managing technology-oriented business.  Mr. Sengupta has worked with wide-ranging enterprise level applications globally across 17 countries / 4 continents in the areas including helping government / public sector and corporate enterprises with their Business Strategy, Technology Consulting, Business Process Management, Global Delivery, Sales and CRM, Enterprise Resource Management, Digital Product Development, Enterprise Content Management, Document Management Strategy among other applications.

Shivaji is an Adjunct Professor for Cyber Security & Information Technology at Delaware State University and Capitol Technology University. Additionally, Shivaji is an AFCEA International Board Member and a member of the Homeland Security and Small Business Committees.

Mr. Sengupta has worked in senior management positions in leading companies like SourceHOV, Aptara Inc., Mindtree, Vitage Systems etc over his 25 years of experience. Mr Sengupta has a Bachelors Degree in Electronics from Bangalore University, India and a Masters Degree from Lund University, Sweden.

 

Baha Azimirad – VP – Cyber Security Account Management Lead

Mr. Azimirad is a strategy and management consultant with more than 14 years of experience serving government and private industry in the areas of program and technology management, process improvement, financial analysis, strategy development/alignment, and information assurance. Holistic and client-specific approaches have enabled him to promote efficient and sustainable strategies, while strong relationship building and client-first attitude have garnered recognition among clients and peers.

In addition to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management, Mr. Azimirad carries a Top Secret security clearance and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

 

Vishal Currie – VP – Technology Consulting and PMO Practice Leader

Mr. Currie is a management consultant and project management specialist with over 25 years of global experience (50+ countries) in digital ICT (Information and Communications Technology) transformation, EPC (Engineering Procurement & Construction) rollouts and technology operations management. He has launched and operated several telecommunication companies throughout his career and focuses on cutting-edge technology and digital transformation.

Mr. Currie has led many initiatives providing financial and technical assistance for the U.S. government grants for developing and middle-income countries executed through the USTDA (U.S. Trade and Development Agency) as well as development banks and agencies like IBRD (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development), World Bank, AFDB (African Development Bank), ADB (Asian Development Bank), etc.

In addition to his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in finance conferred by The Regents of University of Wexford at the University of Zurich (UZH), Mr. Currie has a Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Diploma in Computer Science from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore and a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from Deutsche Telekom Project Management Institute (DT – PMI) in Bonn, Germany.

Karan Malhotra – VP – Business Solutions

Karan has 22+ years of experience in BPO / KPO industry with significant experience in Operations, Sales / Business Development, Account Management and Customer Relationship Management in segments related to Legal Process Outsourcing, Legal Content and Workflow Management, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Scientific Research, Tax Editorial and Healthcare Transaction Processing.

Karan has managed global operations in the US, India, Mexico and China. He has been responsible for managing customer and internal stakeholder globally. Karan has worked with Newgen Knowledgeworks, Exela Technologies / Lason Inc. / Vetri Systems, Thomson Reuters and Mahindra Ford.

Karan has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from Wayne State University, Detroit and Bachelor’s in Engineering (Instrumentation and Control) from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab.

 

Wilber W. Gatwaza – Program Director for Africa

Mr. Wilber W. Gatwaza has over 19 years of international and local market experience in the ICT sector. This experience includes ICT sector planning, process transformation, broadband development, e-Government, Project Management, and smart city solutions. Working with various institutions in government and private, where he has helped deliver digital solutions and several ICT infrastructure projects.

He has built solid ICT experience around project management, strategy development, business analysis and process standardization, information systems, IT service management, solutions architecture and matrix management of project teams. Working with various ICT policy institutions, he has helped develop national ICT policies and corporate strategy that fuel technological infrastructure.

He has experience in nominal cell planning, conducting site surveys, design analysis, defining objectives. He has worked on and successfully delivered over 30+ ICT projects in over five countries. He is PhD scholar with professional ICT certifications including Prince2Practioner, ITIL Expert, TOGAF9, CIO certified Enterprise Architecture professional. He has written and published several articles and presented in several international conference proceeding defining industry best practices.

 

ADVISORY PANEL

Raed H Hammad

Mr. Hammad is a Senior Information Security Consultant, with in-depth expertise in information assurance design/evaluations of networks, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM) compliance and Certification and Accreditation.

Mr. Hammad is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Information System Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), NSA Information Assurance Methodology (IAM) certified and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Management of Science, Technology and Innovation from George Washington University, and a Bachelors of Science in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems from George Mason University. Mr. Hammad is a member of the Information Systems Security Association.

Dr. Bharat S. Rawal

Dr. Bharat S. Rawal is full Professor & Chair Computer and Data Science at Capitol Technology University, USA. His research focuses on network security, cloud computing and security, blockchain, Big Data and analytical modeling, smart grid and health informatics for the development of next-generation cyber defense and operation technologies. He has published about hundreds of peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and journal publications, and has two patents. He is a member of (ACM, IEEE, IET, etc.). He received his D.Sc degree IT from Towson University Maryland.

Terry Bura

Terry Bura is an experienced and skilled Business Development Director, Writer, Proposal/Project Manager and Senior Systems Analyst with over 25 years of experience in an Information Technology environment. Skilled in directing and managing major technical/SI projects (including software development, client-server applications and assessments) and communications projects. Software/hardware Configuration Management experience in surveillance and command and control systems. Has performed Field Surveys in the US, Canada and Africa in support of government IT objectives and designs.

Over 15 years concurrent experience in military and civilian air traffic management and operations and airports, including aviation systems, en-route systems, airport systems, NAVAIDS and other surveillance systems. Specifically, has researched, written and produced briefings and reports for USAF, FAA, MOT (Canada), Department of State, and other military and civil departments. Performed feasibility, cost benefit, business requirement and risk evaluation studies of systems with respect to operations, security and functionality, management and remediation and performed contingency planning, system conversion and implementation. Specific experience with new technology including air navigation, biometric and intrusion surveillance, security and detection systems. Software/hardware configuration management experience in surveillance and command and control systems.