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Arul Kumaran Chandrasekaran

Engineering Head and Kernel Expert

Innovation Platform and AI

After becoming an expert on intrusion detection, vulnerability, and public key cryptography for major banks like Centurion and ABN Amro Bank, Arul joined Apple.

As part of Apple’s prestigious secret projects group, Arul helped invent the world's first smartphone – iPhone 1. On that initiative, he designed, developed, and implemented the security and activation platform cryptographically. He also developed a secure manufacturing environment that prevented the iPhone from being cryptographically attacked.

Arul left Apple to join the startup world as CTO of Avot Media which he took from the proof-of-concept stage to a successful M&A. When Avot was acquired by Smith Micro, a developer and marketer of both enterprise and consumer-level software and services, Arul became director of the video and voice businesses. There, he built on-demand and live streaming capabilities for companies like Sprint and Warner Bros.

Beyond his business acumen, Arul writes code in many languages – from the kernel-level code to Python.

Patents for

Patent granted

Modular Machine Learning [Drag and Droppable Quick AI]


United States of America

App. No. 10,776,686

Patent Pending

Dynamic Feature Loading [Custom Code Loading]

Patent granted

Developer Independent Resource Based Multithreading Module [Multithreaded Kernel]

Patent Pending

Developer Independent Resource Based Multithreading Module [Multithreaded Kernel]

Patents prior to Iterate

More About Arul Chandrasekaran

My most successful innovation work ...

iPhone - converting an electronic device to become a phone.

Note: for his contribution to the invention, Apple gave Arul one of the first iPhones (IMEIs) ever produced. Arul told Jon Nordmark, "I don't think it was the first IMEI. It's probably 3rd or 4th one. We gave the first one to Tony (Fadell)." An IMEI is an International Equipment identity.

Another eye-opener I worked on ...

Iterate's Interplay - A DRAG & DROP platform to develop, deploy including AI, Video Conference & Voice Bot, etc.

An a-ha moment that changed my way of innovating was ...

As part of creating Digital signatures & securing email communications end-to-end, I invented a plugin to interact with any desktop client like Outlook and seamlessly created secure communications. It was a unique idea built almost two decades before its time.

My most inspiring project at Iterate ...

Changing the Node JS v8 core at the kernel level by creating a pool of threads and allocating tasks similar to a standard CPU scheduler ... but intelligently allocating and reallocating resources depending on computational needs in real-time --- i.e. lower CPU-intensive tasks vs. higher computational intensive tasks. This was invented as part of the Interplay core platform.

Qualities of an innovator
  • Think outside the box
  • Ask these questions: "Why is it needed? Why not something else?"
  • Evaluate concepts from a variety of perspectives
  • B.E. (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • M.S (Software Systems)

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