About Us

Blaze Automation is an Internet of Things (IoT) company with offices in the USA, India and Australia. Blaze Automation has built B.One OS which comprises devices, cloud infrastructure, mobile applications, and voice assistants. B.One OS is used in applications such as Smart Home Energy Management (SHEMS), Commercial and Industrial Energy Monitoring and Management, Elderly care, and Occupancy Monitoring. Blaze also specializes in end-to-end design, prototyping, sourcing, turnkey manufacturing, box building and testing of high-reliability IoT Devices. Blaze has been a leader in delivering IoT platforms and devices to the global market.

Arjun Valluri


Arjun is the Chairman of Blaze Automation and leads the vision and ideation efforts. As a successful serial entrepreneur Arjun has received various awards for his business accomplishments and has made significant investments in Green Energy and Technology sectors.

He was the Co-Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intelligroup ,Inc (acquired by NTT Data). Throughout the years, Arjun has received multiple NJ Fast 50 awards, Var Business 500 Awards, NJ Entrepreneur of the Year awards, and the NJ Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001.

Dr. Dave Irvine Halliday


Dr. Dave MSM, PEng, Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary is a Director at Blaze Automation. He is the founder ofthe NGO: “Light Up The World (LUTW)” (1997). LUTW has facilitated affordable Solid State Lighting systems in 53 countries. He is the Founder for “Visionary Lighting & Energy (VLE) and has worked on Projects with Univ. of Calgary & Mount Royal University (Canada).

Dave is an expert in Power Electronics, Solar Photovoltaic Systems and in designing LED Lighting Systems. In recognition of Dr. Dave’s services to humanity he received over two dozen awards including – Rolex Laureate 2002, Tech Museum Laureate 2002, Saatchi and Saatchi Laureate 2003, Meritorious Service Medal (MSM), Gov. of Canada (2005), Honorary Doctorate, Aberdeen University, Scotland (2006), K. Y. LoMedal of the Engineering Institute of Canada (2008).

Sridhar Ponugupati


Sridhar is the CEO of Blaze Automation and spearheads strategy, operations, design and development efforts. Sridhar has years of experience in designing and building, Industrial Embedded Security and Automation systems. He was also responsible for Design and Implementation of Security Systems for several Banks and key Government agencies.

Over the years Sridhar has received various awards from IEEE’s Best circuit designer of the year award, Faraday Memorial award for the design of Solid state Lighting System for the developing world. Stood one among the TOP 20 in Windows Embedded Students Challenge conducted by Microsoft.

Sarada Akkineni


Sarada is Director at Blaze Automation and brings over 10 years of management experience from flagship telecom companies. Sarada Akkineni is currently responsible for managing software design and development of Blaze Home Automation products.

Her experience spans a range of technologies including Broadband Networking, Asynchronous Transfer Mode Switches, High speed Routers and VoIP Systems. During her career she has held management positions at Lucent Technologies and Net2Phone, and started her career as a software engineer at Cisco Systems. She interned as a network engineer at Bell Labs. Sarada is a Graduate from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.