Professor Shashikanth is an academician and entrepreneur. As founder and Chairman of SEDEMAC, he is responsible for overall strategy, product choice, relationships with senior management of customers, investor relationship and team building.

SEDEMAC is a rapidly growing technology-driven company committed to establish itself as a leader in engine and powertrain control products that deliver best-in-class fuel efficiency and/or performance. Its immediate mission is to emerge as India's leader in energy efficient electronic control solutions for diesel power generators. It was founded by technocrats who came together as part of a research group led by Shashi at IIT Bombay. What started as a small lab-based enterprise in the IIT Bombay campus has now grown into a company that supplies unique control products to leading engine manufacturers such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Kirloskar, TVS Motor, TATA Motors etc. Our operations are now based out of Pune. Its products are built utilizing its own IP/proprietory designs.