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First Principles Innovations

As scientists, business leaders, and technology geeks we really believe in applying first principle thinking in everything we do. We bring this 360-degree perspective to solve the problem - How to assist telecom operators to solve the never-ending enigma of their access network planning, where they spend 90% of their yearly budget? AP-Jibe is that innovation.

How does innovation happen at FPI?



We bring relevant problems from our 24x7 interactions with the industry experts



We constantly validate our thinking and solutions with inter-industry experts



We bring state of the art solutions that address the problems most effectively



We productize the solutions with simplicity and decision-making needs in mind

Meet Our Experienced Leadership

Sudheer Dharanikota

Sudheer has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry as a strategist, product line manager, architect, development lead, and standards contributor. Sudheer earned his MS in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Science, PhD in computer science from Old Dominion University, and Executive MBA from Duke University.

Luc Absillis

Luc has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry as a CTO, solution team lead, architect, product line manager and fundamental research. Luc  earned his PhD and MS in computer science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.

Meet Our Strategic Advisors

Stephanie Mitchko Beale

She was a former EVP and CTO at Charter Communications responsible for strategy for and management of, software and hardware engineering, CPE development, Wireless, Mobile, technology policy, Data Center / Cloud Security, and Network evolution. She streamlined the future five-year strategy and implementation plans for convergence architecture and engineering infrastructure.  She created a multiyear budget and planning to compete in a 10Gig and beyond the competitive landscape. She provided hands-on leadership to a “flex/remote” hybrid workforce.

Prior to Joining Charter Stephanie was CTO & COO of Cadent, SVP of Video Infrastructure Software at Cablevision. With more than 25 years of experience, Mitchko-Beale is a technology, media, and advanced advertising maven with a solid record of pioneering evolutionary products.

Stephanie completed the SCTE-Tuck Executive Leadership Program at Dartmouth and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from NYU-Poly in New York. She is on the board of telecom companies.