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A JOURNEY OF 2 DECADES
"Following the path of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam"
Reji Vasanth V. J. is an Indian Technocrat-Entrepreneur, Chairman & Managing Director of Mibiz Group of Companies. He was born and raised in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala. He was privileged to get benefited by the birth of Internet Age in India "The Information Age was a boon for a young aspirant like him following the path of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam." His Scientific findings, Innovations, forecasting as a Research scholar have been highlighted by the mainstream Media, endorsed by renowned personalities and invariably appreciated the merits of its findings and unanimously recommended to take it further for its logical purpose by political and industry leaders. As the Founder of Mibiz he bootstrapped the company from a spare room with sheer ambition & due diligence to develop it as one of the World's Greatest Brands.
Reji Vasanth did the pitching of Mibiz Citizen Advisor e-Services Platform www.citizenadvisor.in at The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Kerala Startup Meet-2019 | Reji Vasanth participated one of the most coveted Tech Startup event "Huddle Kerala 2019" | Reji Vasanth did a Presentation on “Leveraging Emerging Technologies for the Growth of IT Industry” for The Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), in Technopark on the National Technology Day 2019 celebration |
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Reji Vasanth was born on 5 July 1976 to a Malayali Hindu family in "The City of Lord Ananta", referring to the deity of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple located in the city, Thiruvananthapuram, is built on ‘seven hills’ at the southern Indian state of Kerala. Nedumangad, the place where Reji was born is a suburb of the extended metropolitan region of Trivandrum city. It is located around 20 km to the north-east of Thiruvananthapuram city. It is an important centre for the commercial trade in spices. His father Vasantha Kumar was an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer, his mother Jaya Vasanth was a social service activist. He has a younger brother Reni Vasanth V. J. His father was posted in Madras (Chennai) in the early days they shifted to Chennai where he did his school education at the Anglo Indian School St Thomas Preparatory School, Santhome adjacent to the renowned St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Chennai. When his father got transferred to the Northeast India his family shifted back to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and continued his schooling.
During this time Reji was blessed to get Rajan an Indian born American Professor as his Mentor who was staying in his farm house in Nedumangad, isolated from the materialistic world. They both used to spend hours discussing topics - Social, Economical, Political, Philosophical, Technological, Policies, Law, Current Affairs etc. They used to debate on each and every topics literally everything under the sun. The ‘Gurukul’ model education was the foundation stone in molding him and thus started his quest for Knowledge. They had a common friend an Australian born missionary Tom Sutherland, who was in Trivandrum those days working from Nedumangad for the welfare of the poor and needy they use to spend hours brainstorming.
He was much inspired by the “Concept of Truth” & "Job-oriented Education" of the Gandhian ideologies and the Technological innovations of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. According to Mahatma Gandhi, “By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in child and man-body, mind and spirit.” Inspired by the Gandhian ideology of "Job-oriented Education" he practiced it in his life in his school years, Reji had average grades but was described as a bright and hardworking student who had a strong desire to learn. He literally practiced “The Truth” in his life and he still believes it as a mighty weapon. He was blessed to get Anad Sasi, as his Mentor, He was his father’s friend who was a shrewd politician turned News Reporter “a Chanakya”. The Political leaders in Kerala used to take his advice and patronage. Reji used to spend hours daily with his Mentor who has ignited the quest in him. Over the period of time Reji has molded himself and worked hard with a vision – “Success.”
After completing his Pre Degree education from the Mar Ivanios College in 1993, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Kerala in 1997. He has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and an Advance Diploma in Software Engineering from Aptech Limited. He was a drop out of Bachelor of Technology (Computing) from the Open University, British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada & Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Kerala.
The Bangalore days laid the back bone of his Technological innovations. During this time the Technological world was behind Y2K problem. He joined as a Lecturer in Bangalore. He struggled hard during those days working round the clock to build a strong pillar – a self-study methodology. He mastered dozens of Software during this time. He became India’s leading Multimedia Lingo Programmer and became one of the Pioneers in Interactive Multimedia and e-learning in India by the year 2000. He was blessed to get A.R.S. Iyer, Additional Director (Technical) from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India as his Mentor, who was working in Kolkata those days. He was his father’s friend. During this time he used to get Telephonic calls on regular intervals from A.R.S. Iyer for trouble shooting Technological issues for Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Governement of India. Initially he faced hard times in trouble shooting the issues then he took it as a challenge and when days/years passed he have gained mastery in the art of Information Technology trouble shooting. This was the turning point in his Life.
Reji Vasanth started his expedition in business as a startup In 2003 to implement his scientific study Digital India: Mission CD/DVD Authoring India (2003) which has reference to the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) and Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR). The TIFAC/DSIR forecasted "CD-ROMs with storage capacity of 1.6 GB of data have been instrumental in fast information retrieval and access. Use of multimedia for storage of text, graphics, video, sound etc. has immensely benefited the information storage system.” His scientific study followed the guidelines of Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam “India’s Vision 2020” and ‘10-point development agenda’ aimed at making the state of Kerala an economic powerhouse”. In 2003 it was his Mentor Anad Sasi gave him Rs.5000/- and advised him to prove his identity in this World of business. He bootstrapped the company from a spare room with sheer ambition & due diligence to develop it as one of the World's Greatest Brands.
He gained knowledge in the world of Medical science from the Government Ayurveda College Thiruvananthapuram from where he started his business endeavor. He gained experience in the field of Media, ethical Journalism from the Veteran Kerala Development Reporting / Investigative Journalist Elias John who was his Mentor. He got an opportunity to be part of Elias John fight for - Vizhinjam International Transshipment Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport. He gained knowledge in the world of International Trade, Shipping & Logistics, Fertilizer & Hydrocarbon from interacting with the experienced Fertilizer & Hydrocarbon professionals in India and abroad.
The Information Age was a boon for a young aspirant like him. Reji has shown much personal interest in acquiring Knowledge as a Research & Development (R&D) expert - Information & Communication Technology, Maritime, Media, Trade, Hospitality, Industries and Education etc. The knowledge which he gained over the period of time, ransacking books, searching the Internet, Interacting with the experts in the Industry, travelling the length and breadth of the nation, attending meetings, seminars, conferences etc has helped him to empower and in shaping his Business Management, Administration, Public Relation, Brand Building, Marketing & Sales strategies with his Technological skills and the Communication graphical (Presentation) skills.
Career as a Data Scientist
As a Data Scientist Reji Vasanth followed the guidelines of India’s Technology Vision 2035 & India’s Vision 2020 a Vision document prepared by the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) of India's Department of Science and Technology and The National Knowledge Commission (NKC) Chairperson, Mr. Sam Pitroda guidelines / advice given to the former Prime Minister's Office on policy to develop India as a global power.
Reji Vasanth scientific work Digital India: Mission CD/DVD Authoring India (2003) has reference to the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) and Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR). The TIFAC/DSIR forecasted "CD-ROMs with storage capacity of 1.6 GB of data have been instrumental in fast information retrieval and access. Use of multimedia for storage of text, graphics, video, sound etc. has immensely benefited the information storage system.”
His scientific work Mission 2020 - Knowledge Village (India) followed the guidelines of Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam “India’s Vision 2020” and ‘10-point development agenda’ aimed at making the state of Kerala an economic powerhouse”.
Scientific studies
Vision 2050 Project Study Robotics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) (2017) - Vision 2050 Project (Robotic Technology) – Proposal to establish Indian Robotics Research Organization (IRRO), Indian Institute of Robotic Technology (IIRT) and a suggestion to bring the Robotic Technology out from the Information and Communication Technology (Technology Vision 2035) similarly the resources from the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) which should be utilized for the Indian Robotic Technological explorations.
Cyber Forensics Laboratory (CFL) (2016) - The Report discusses establishing the state-of- the-art Cyber Forensics Laboratory (CFL) to Equip, Empower, and Train Cyber Forensics across the Nation.
Mission 2020 - Knowledge Village (India) & (Maldives) (2005) - The Report discusses Implementing a Knowledge Village - bring about a fusion of Knowledge with IT, ITES, & Space Missions and looks forward to developing the Knowledge Village to a vibrant Knowledge-disseminating hub of the World, providing services for disseminating knowledge to people in all walks of life through Satellites & Virtual Classrooms and to create Knowledge economies and facilitate Tele/e-learning, Tele/e-health & medicine, e-village, e-atolls implementation (2005-2020) in India & Maldives.
Digital India: Mission CD/DVD Authoring India (2003) - The Report discusses Interactive e-learning solution implementation (2003-2010) in India.
Medical Science work(s)
The Digital Multimedia Medical & Dental Encyclopedia series is the ultimate word for Medical & Dental science. It is the World’s Most Comprehensive Medical & Dental study for disseminating Healthcare information to Medical Practitioners and people in all walks of life. The works has been reviewed and certified by the leading Healthcare Practitioners and experts across the Globe. Dr. B. Ekbal, the Former Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala, a public health activist, a neurosurgeon, and an academic in Kerala has written the Foreword for the Medical Encyclopedia and it was Press released in 2003 in the Thiruvananthapuram Press Club.
Technology work(s)
Reji Vasanth developed the Citizen Advisor Platform - Advisory Management, Public Utility services & Public Grievance redressal mechanism to help the Citizens of India and the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) to overcome their problems. The Citizen Advisor Platform is based on his Research National Vision study – "Knowledge Village India (2005)." The development and marketing of Knowledge products is one of the 10-point development agenda Dr. Kalam urged the state to venture into. According to Reji “The Citizen Advisor Platform is a tribute to Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam - "India’s Vision 2020" & "10-point development agenda aimed at making the state of Kerala an economic powerhouse.”
The Entrepreneurial Journey of a Technocrat
Reji Vasanth started his expedition in business as a startup In 2003 to implement his scientific study Digital India: Mission CD/DVD Authoring India (2003) which has reference to the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) and Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR). The TIFAC/DSIR forecasted "CD-ROMs with storage capacity of 1.6 GB of data have been instrumental in fast information retrieval and access. Use of multimedia for storage of text, graphics, video, sound etc. has immensely benefited the information storage system.” His scientific study followed the guidelines of Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam “India’s Vision 2020” and ‘10-point development agenda’ aimed at making the state of Kerala an economic powerhouse”.
In 2003 it was his Mentor Anad Sasi gave him Rs.5000/- and advised him to prove his identity in this World of business. Reji worked round the clock for achieving his Mission (Digital Revolution in India) in the Digital Multimedia industry - Tele/e-learning, Tele/e-health & medicine, e-village and Authoring for CD, DVD, Web, Kiosk. He bootstrapped the company from a spare room with sheer ambition & due diligence to develop it as one of the World's Greatest Brands. He gradually diversified his business into Technologies, Consulting and Maritime. He gradually diversified his business into Technologies, Consulting and Maritime without any legacy.
In 2011 he founded Mibiz Technologies Pvt Ltd. Mibiz e-Commerce Platform www.mibizkart.com is an digital Platform of Mibiz Technologies Pvt Ltd. The Mibizkart features – Medical / Dental Encyclopedia CD Roms. The informative interactive Research elearning CD Rom volumes – Mibiz Medical / Dental Encyclopedia series, which is the ultimate word for Medical science. It is also the World’s most Comprehensive Medical / Dental study for disseminating Healthcare information to Medical Practitioners and people in all walks of life. Mibiz Cyber Forensics is a Cyber Security [Cyber Forensic Laboratory (CFL), Investigation & Services, Training, and Auditing] division of Mibiz Technologies Pvt Ltd. Mibiz Cyber Forensics is managed under the leadership of our Cyber Security Expert, Honorary Director & The Chief Technological Officer (CTO) Shri A. R. S. Iyer, Ex Officer of the Ministry of Home Affairs,(MHA). Govt of India who is having several years experience in the Cyber Forensic field and has the capability to establish well equipped state of the art Cyber Forensic Laboratories (CFL) across the Globe and also winner of Awards: Presidents Police Medal & Indian Police Medal Government of India. Mibiz Media a division of Mibiz Technologies Pvt Ltd is a 360 degree Marketing & Communication solution provider specializing in Research & Script Development, Production (Print, Web, TV, Radio). Mibiz Media has several years of experience in managing small & large projects. Mibiz Media supports organizations to achieve greater level of performance by implementing value added solutions and services through Brand building, Public Relation, Marketing campaigns etc. Mibiz Media has great experience in implementing and developing successful Research Project and Multimedia solutions to help organizations to achieve the industry best.
In 2016 he founded Mibiz Shipping & Logistics Pvt Ltd. For exploring the potential of the “Sagarmala” project which is expected to give a boost to the Indian Maritime dreams & Vizhinjam International Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport - Gateway to India's future an emerging International Deepwater seaport and Container Transshipment Terminal in Trivandrum he has incorporated a new company Mibiz Shipping & Logistics Pvt Ltd.
In 2017 he founded Alina & Reji Consultants India Pvt. Ltd. Mibiz Consultancy Services Citizen Advisor is a Platform for delivering Innovative fast track solution [Mibiz Innovators] for - Advisory Management, Public Utility services & Public Grievance redressal services. It will be a doorstep delivery of e-Services which will be a "revolution in governance and will bring transparency, accountability and efficiency in the delivery of services through a reduced turnaround time." Mibiz Citizen Advisor e-Services Platform - The main features of the Citizen Advisor e-Services Platform - Advisory Management, Public Utility services & Public Grievance redressal mechanism. The Citizen Advisor e-Services Platform is incubated at the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) ecosystem.
Today the Group has strong presence in the Technology, Consulting & Maritime business. Mibiz Group of Companies is a Zero Debt Company.
Career as a Journalist
Reji Vasanth gained experience in the field of Media, ethical Journalism from the Veteran Kerala Development Reporting / Investigative Journalist Elias John who was his Mentor. He got an opportunity to be part of Elias John fight for - Vizhinjam International Transshipment Deepwater Multipurpose Seaport. As a freelance Journalist, Reji specialized in Media Research, Development Journalism & Investigative Journalism. According to Gandhi Journalism was a means to serve the people but unfortunately over the period of time much deterioration has happened in Journalism (Paid, owned, earned and hijacked Media) which resulted in his Media study – “A Critical Study on the Media Industry in Post-Independent India, 2018” - “Third Press Commission” a Media Reform in India after four decades. He did another Media study on “Sting Operation in Investigative Journalism (Kerala) a Study with emphasis on National & International Scenario”. His works – “Robotics & Artificial intelligence (AI) in India”, “Robot to rule the world” was a game changer.
Media studies
A Critical Study on the Media Industry in Post-Independent India, 2018 - “Third Press Commission” a Media Reform in India after four decades. The Research study has been invariably appreciated and recommended by The Governor of Kerala Justice P. Sathasivam, The Governor of Mizoram, Kummanam Rajasekharan, The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, The Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani, The Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, The Chairman, Administrative Reforms Commission & The Former Chief Minister of Kerala V. S. Achuthanandan, The Secretary to Government of Kerala I&PRD Commissioner P. Venugopal IAS, Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Kerala & Chairman, External Affairs Committee of Parliament, Dr. A Sampath Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Kerala, Suresh Gopi Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Kerala, Ramesh Chennithala, The Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Legislative Assembly, Akhilesh Mishra IFS, Ambassador of India to Maldives & by a few eminent Media personalities. Attempts were made for a submission in the Indian Parliament by Dr. A Sampath Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Kerala during the Monsoon session 2018
Family
Reji Vasanth owes much of his success to the people around him. His father Late P Vasantha Kumar was an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer, his mother Jaya Vasanth was a social service activist who has been a great support to help pursue his vision. He has a younger brother Reni Vasanth V. J. who is an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer.
He is married to Manma Reji who have followed his Vision and have added great value to the growth. He has one daughter M. Alina Reji who has been a great support to him. She motivates him to do more to win recognition, love and respect from around the world.
Philanthropy
As part of the public service initiative he is offering the Public Grievance redressal service which is a free, confidential and independent advice to help the Citizens of India and the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) to overcome their problems through the Citizen Advisor Platform.
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