iLink Systems Inc. Honored as Recipient of the 2013 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards

iLink Systems Inc. Honored as Recipient of the 2013 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards

Redmond, WA — June 26, 2013 – iLink Systems Inc. today announced it has been named a recipient of the 2013 Microsoft Corp.’s Life Sciences Innovation Awards. The awards, which were announced at the Drug Information Association’s (DIA) 49th annual meeting in Boston, honor companies that are using Microsoft solutions to realize business and information technology benefits. The 2013 winners are revolutionizing medicine by bringing therapeutic breakthroughs to the market faster, to fight serious ailments, improve healthcare and enhance patient’s quality of life.

“Today, the life sciences industry is tasked with not only bringing new therapies to the market faster, but doing so at a lower cost,” said Andrea McGonigle, Managing Director, Life Sciences, Microsoft Corp. “The winners of this year’s Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Awards all faced that challenge head on, demonstrating sustainable impacts to the life sciences industry through the use of innovative technology.”

iLink Systems developed a prototype using the Kinect for Windows sensor & SDK and Microsoft HealthVault to track patient’s physical therapy exercise, provide real-time feedback & send the information to the therapist via Microsoft HealthVault. The Kinect for Windows includes a camera, depth sensors, and a multi-array microphone. The Physical Therapist prescribes a set of exercises for the patients to follow and the Kinect for Windows enabled software guides the patient through the prescribed exercises, provides real-time feedback and reward points to motivate the patient. This information is sent to the Physical Therapist after successful completion of prescribed sets/reps and the Physical Therapist can review the results on a Windows 8 Application and update the exercises (as necessary). Windows 8 Application retrieves the physical therapy data and other patient health information like vitals, current medical condition, medications, allergies, etc. from Microsoft HealthVault. With this innovative solution, both patients and therapists can track if the exercises are done correctly, monitor adherence and how the patient is progressing over a period of time. It also serves as a unified platform for seeing all the health & wellness information of the patient in a centralized location.

“We are very pleased to win this award. Receiving this award is such an honor and is a feather in our cap. This award showcases our strengths and capabilities in the Life Sciences space. Our commitment to Microsoft Technologies and our innovative solution really made this possible and we are thankful to the Microsoft Life Sciences Industry team for recognizing our work,” said Anand Gaddum, Director of Health and Life Sciences, iLink Systems Inc.

iLink Systems Inc. delivers solutions for Life Sciences organizations in the areas of Clinical Data Management, Patient Engagement, Sales and Marketing, Collaboration, Drug Discovery & R&D and Regulatory Compliance.

Award submissions were received from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical resource, and medical device companies from across the world, which are applying Microsoft technology to create therapeutic innovations. Winners, chosen by an esteemed panel of industry experts, were selected based on how their innovation represents a breakthrough from the industry, how their innovation goes beyond incremental improvements on existing technologies, and improves their company’s ability to get safer and more efficacious products/services to market faster by reducing complexity, lowering cost, or enhancing speed and quality. Recipients will be highlighted on the Microsoft website at and on the Microsoft in Health blog at

About iLink Systems Inc:

Founded in 2002, iLink Systems, Inc. is an ISO and CMMI certified global software solutions provider, Microsoft Gold Level Partner and winner of several Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. iLink integrates software systems and develops custom applications, components, and frameworks on the Microsoft platform for IT departments, application services providers and independent software vendors. iLink solutions are used in a broad range of industries and functions, including Health & Life Sciences, Telecom, Government, Education, and Oil & Gas. iLink’s expertise also includes mobile and embedded systems, business intelligence, portals and collaboration, and user experience design. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, iLink has offices in Fairfax, VA; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; London, UK and Chennai, India, Trichy – India. To learn more, please visit

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    Strategist – Cloud Solutions at Microsoft


    Sriram Ganapathy is a Technical Specialist with Microsoft. He has been with Microsoft for 17+ years and has held a variety of roles including solution sales, technical and partner sales, services, support and consulting. During his tenure at Microsoft, his focus has been on the Microsoft Data platform technologies. Sriram is based in Dallas and is focused on providing technology and solution guidance to customers in the US central region in SQL Server, Azure, Big Data, Advanced Analytics and related technologies. 

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    Abhi Vantaram
    Director, iLink Systems

    Abhi has over ten years of experience working on an array of strategic planning, technology assessment, internet infrastructure, software architecture, development and implementation projects. He has over 6 years of experience in working on Environmental applications including Compliance, EMS, Sustainability, Haz Waste, Haz Mat, Conservation, NEPA, etc. He has worked with several fortune 500 clients, startups and product companies, as well as Federal, State & Local, Global Government. He has managed large teams, developed and delivered multiple enterprise solutions. He is well versed and has experience working with both Java/Oracle and Microsoft based technologies.

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    Manigandan Gopalakrishnan
    Director NE Region, iLink Systems


    Mani has over 20 years of IT experience that spans Solution and Services Sales experience across various verticals such as Financial Services, Communications, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, CPG etc. He has worked with iLink for over 6 years, is based out of NJ and currently heads the NE Region Practice for iLink managing Sales and Business Development for NE, Mid Atlantic and some states in North Central, Mid-West and Heartland Districts.

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    Director – Central region, iLink Systems


    Mr. Parihar, with over 15 years of experience, has overall responsibility for the strategy and business development, including sales and marketing, of the Central region. Mr. Parihar holds a Master degree in Wireless Communication from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.


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    VP – Business Operations & Innovation, iLink Systems

    Piyush is a performance driven technology leader with 16 years of experience in IT, and has overall delivery responsibility for all projects at iLink. He is intrigued by the ways in which technology binds us all, and touches our life (and business) on a daily basis. He enjoys discovering and simplifying the true value, often veiled behind the seemingly complex technology landscape of today. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies, startups and ISVs to delivery large scale enterprise solutions as well as innovation driven R&D engagements. Personally responsible for iLink’s TCG (Technology Consulting Group) team, he relishes the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies, including delivery of various frameworks and accelerators.

    Prior to iLink, he has served in key positions in Infosys Technologies and TATA Interactive Systems. He holds a Bachelors of Technology degree from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, and Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

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