On Dec. 11th, we were pleased to Induct three new Members: Wayne Thibodeau, Atul Pathak, and Rakesh Patel.
 
Rakesh Patel:
 
Rakesh Patel, CEO of Space-O Technologies (www.spaceotechnologies.com), a global mobile application development company, has molded the company into the worlds finest applications development, that is downloaded by many users everyday.
 
Rakesh, has played a transformation role in the evolution of the IT operations Management and having played key roles in diverse areas of the software business assuming responsibilities as System Analyst, Design Architect, Project Manager, Functional Consultant, Head of Business Development and Asst. Vice President at IndiaNIC, prior to starting Space-O Technologies.
 
Having 25+ years of leadership in the world of IT operations and mobile application development for the last 8+ years, he has pioneered in the revolution of delivery models that has credited with leading the company with a new approach with a design-led-engineering for application development. His defined success business model for the clients has worked flawlessly for them, hence, his model is not only expanding the businesses, but able get repeat business from the clients. So far the company has been successfully able to deliver more than 3500 mobile application projects.
 
As an entrepreneur he started Space-O in 2010 in a tiny office with 2 people in India, and in span of 7 years, the company has 255+ developers working on Mobile technologies and has business offices and operations in India, Canada, Russia, California (USA), Arizona (USA) & Singapore.  In August 2017 Rakesh & family got their PR and moved to Canada. Currently he operates out of his Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island office. 
 
Rakesh strongly believes in giving back to society, even in his hectic schedule, he takes time to spread awareness about the mobile application, recently he attended workshop National Science day, held at Science City-Ahmedabad, where he talked about the development, making & designing of the mobile applications. His contribution does not stop there, he is known for his philanthropic work, he offered scholarship program for few students who came up with best app ideas. Attends number of events and encourages all his employees to go and serve the society as and when possible.
 
 
 
Atul Pathak:
 
Atul Pathak, is the Director, of Drug Development for BioVectra Inc./Mallinckrodt Inc since April, 2017. He holds a Ph.D. (Pharm Sciences): Dec ‘2008, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi, India, a PGDIPR in July ‘2007, Amity Law School, New Delhi, India. Also, Masters in Pharm. (Pharmacy): Feb ‘2003, Dept of Pharm Sciences, Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar, MP, India.

Fropm Nov., 2014 to April, 2017 Associate Director, Manufacturing Science and Technology (Sterile Injectable), Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, Hyderabad, India. From 2013-14, he was a senior scientist, Formulation Development for Novartis Healthcare Ltd. Hyderbad, India. From 2011-2013, Atul was Deputy Manager, Formulation Development, Mylan Laboratories, Hyderabad, India.
 
Atul also guided and assisted students of Biomedical Science at Citylab Academy, Boston University Medical Centre. 
 
In 2006-2009, he was Awarded a Research Fellowship for Medical Research from the Indian Council. From 2004-2006, he was awarded Fellowship Homor from the Lady Tata Memorial Trust.
 
His work has been published in many journals and he holds a U.S. Patent on nanoparticle based transfection reagents for the delivery of Biomolecules.
 
Wayne Thibodeau:
 
Wayne is an award winning journalist. He started his journalism career at the Journal Pioneer in Summerside and worked at the Eastern Graphic in Montague, and the West Prince Graphic before joining The Guardian 18 years ago. He also worked for Global Television as the bureau Chief. Three years ago, Wayne was named Regional Managing Editor for the Guardian, and the Journal Pioneer.  
 
Wayne is the chairman of the Raise-a-Reader committee, which has raised thousands of dollars for the P.E.I. Literacy Alliance. He volounteers for the fall book drive which the Rotary Club of Hillsborough plays a huge role. He also volounteers for the QEH Hospital Telethon, and Wintertide, Charlottetown's signature winter festival. Wayne co-hosted the Wintertide opening ceremonies this year. 
 
Wayne is a founding member of the Press Gallery of PEI Legislative Assembly, represents the Island on the Atlantic Journalism Awards board of directors, and volounteers with the advocacy group, the Canadian Association of Journalists.
 
 
 
 
 
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