Lena Kannappan is the Founder, President & CEO of FuGen Solutions, an independent provider of managed identity services.
Lena Kannappan has held both senior technical and managerial roles in various software industry segments including Digital Identity Management systems, Telecommunications Convergence services and applications, and E-Commerce applications.
Before founding FuGen Solutions, Kannappan was the Director for Identity and Messaging group at France Telecom R&D driving the efforts around Address Book, IM, Presence, SMS, Geo Location services and Social Networking looking at subscriber identity and privacy related issues. Kannappan chaired multiple industry standards committees including Liberty Alliance and Open Mobile Alliance in the areas of Federated Identity Management and Web Services Security. Prior to France Telecom, Kannappan was the Technology Strategist at Oblix (acquired by Oracle) where he worked with number of enterprise vendors to bring the architecture integration models including the first enterprise SSO integration for Siebel systems.
Lena Kannappan holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India and Bachelors in Electronics and Instrumentation from Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India.