Kandha Sankarapandian

Development Manager, SVBIG

Kandha Sankarapandian

Kandha is a founding member and development manager for the Silicon Valley Business Innovation Group at FXPAL.

Previously, he was key to the development and launching of SkyDesk Cloud Service for Fuji Xerox. The gamification platform that he helped build has been applied to gamifying sales and parenting. Sales gamification targets sales organizations and helps them to set targets based on their KPIs, promote healthy competition among team mates and reward top performers. motu addresses the need for parents to creatively motivate desired behaviors in children using positive re-enforcement. motu was built in collaboration with a school teach (Kevin Olsen) as part of the IISME summer fellowship program.

In the past, he has also worked on PBox, a smart capture appliance for conference rooms, and the Multifunctional Device (MFD) where he worked on integrating smartphones with the MFD (patent) and providing contextual advertrisements while printing/copying/scanning/faxing (patent). He is interested in building systems that provide Usable Security.

He earned his B.E. in Computer Science from PSG Tech, Coimbatore, India and his M.S. in Information Security from Georgia Tech, Atlanta. Kandha interned at FXPAL during the Summer of 2006 with the Corporate Memory team.

Prior experience includes working at Verizon Data Services and an internship at HCL-Cicso, both in Chennai, India.



Publication Details
  • IADIS e-Learning 2008
  • Jul 22, 2008


While researchers have been exploring automatic presentation capture since the 1990's, real world adoption has been limited. Our research focuses on simplifying presentation capture and retrieval to reduce adoption barriers. ProjectorBox is our attempt to create a smart appliance that seamlessly captures, indexes, and archives presentation media, with streamlined user interfaces for searching, skimming, and sharing content. In this paper we describe the design of ProjectorBox and compare its use across corporate and educational settings. While our evaluation confirms the usability and utility of our approach across settings, it also highlights differences in usage and user needs, suggesting enhancements for both markets. We describe new features we have implemented to address corporate needs for enhanced privacy and security, and new user interfaces for content discovery.