Vivek Kulkarni is Principal Architect, Persistent Systems Ltd. He has more than 18 years of experience in academia and the software industry. In the past, he has served as subject chairman for multiple subjects in the Board of Computer Engineering, University of Pune. He has also worked in organizations such as BMC Software, Symantec Corporation, and Tech Mahindra. He is also one of the inventors of System and Method of Universal Programming Language Conversion, which has been internationally recognized and patented.