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Nirmal Velayudhan

Sr. Director for Advanced Projects, ViaSat, Inc.

Nirmal Velayudhan is a Senior System Engineer who has worked in a variety of roles in the wireless and satcom space. He started off as a modem designer, architected waveform MAC and PHY designs for very low EsNo channels and then moved on to help create new lines of business at Viasat, both in a technical and management role. He was a key lead member of the team that started Viasat’s aeronautical connectivity business and then went to create the same in the maritime space. He since has been working on next generation user terminals and is also helping with incubating internal startup businesses and innovative projects within the company. He likes working with small teams including various external startups.

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