KAILASH KALIDOSS


Meet Kailash.

DRIVEN BY CURIOSITY. MULTIFACETED

On my Job…

 

 

Beyond Work…

 


 

Learning something new. Everyday. Repeat…

 

More About Me

I'm a lively and motivated engineering management professional with a passion for sharing the knowledge involving Science and Technology in aviation, space exploration, and astronomy. I'm grateful to be recognized as a Solar System Ambassador by NASA for my passion and love of all things Aerospace.

The foundation of my professional experience is in demonstrating leadership for complex projects involving, Quality Assurance and Regulatory affairs of critical systems such as MedTech, starting from Business requirements to product release.  In my decade and a half of experience, I have worked as a consultant for various leading US-based Medical Device Companies. Currently, I work for a cutting-edge robotic surgery firm based out of the Bay area in California.

I’m a passionate aerospace enthusiast and a student pilot. I strive to take this passion and knowledge and make a difference to the community. Alongside my NASA SSA role, I’m also a Captain with the Civil Air Patrol, a United States Airforce Auxiliary. I contribute towards Aerospace Education and Safety and I’m also a part of the aircrew.

Academically my career is well rounded with an MBA from a prestigious B-School alongside a Harvard professional certification in Leadership and Communication. Also, I have good exposure to STEM fields through MS and Engineering Bachelor degrees earlier, to effectively complement the B-School erudition. Outside of work you can find me spending time with family, traveling, continuously learning new trades, and playing an occasional game of Cricket.

If you think I can make a difference to your community through my aerospace and STEM education initiatives, please get in touch.

Diverse Attributes

Creative solutions, creative results. 

Subject Matter

Product Development of Critical Systems

through consulting



Community

Aerospace Education & Safety

NASA SSA Program and Civil Air Patrol




Passions

Aerospace, Cricket, Chess, Photography

for fun and fulfillment


Macro Focus

17 Countries. 7 Languages. Countless cultures

for inspiration and leadership

Skills + Adapt

SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY AND LEADERSHIP, GLOBALLY.

My solutions are effective across multiple disciplines, be it technical and non-technical, physical or remote.

 

01. SUBJECT MATTER.

AAMI Certified MedTech QA/RA SME

Quality: ISO 13485, MDR and QSR 

Regulatory: 510k clearance, Letter to File and De Novo pathways 

Change Management

Risk Management

Cybersecurity

Medical device Software 


02. NOTABLE ROLES.


NASA Solar System Ambassador

Captain, Civil Air Patrol,  United States Air force Auxiliary.

Senior Quality Engineer, Think Surgical Inc. (current)

Medical Systems Engineer, Gener8 

Senior Test Lead, HCL America

Technical Lead, HCL Technologies

Management Consultant Intern, Angelentoni Industrie, Italy

 

03. FUNCTIONS.


Agile management of on- and off-shore engineering teams

Quality and Regulatory 

Verification and Validation

Taking NASA's research and missions to the community.

Spreading Aerospace Education to the community through Civil Air Patrol

 

04. ORGANIZATIONS.


Volunteered with Civil Air Patrol and NASA

Worked in / with organizations from Asia, Europe and America.

Global and large international brands such as Johnson & Johnson,  Abbott,  Baxter,  Ethicon and many others.

Adept in working with emerging tech startups


05. ACCOLADES.

Frank Brewer Memorial Aerospace Education Award for Senior Member of the Year 2020, 2021 and 2022 - Civil Air Patrol

Winner of Lichess Arena Chess Tournament (<=1500 rating)

The AMBA MBA Leadership Award Nominee 2022

Guest of Honor and Notable Alumni listee - Annamalai University

Author of the book  "The Dummies' Guide to Software Testing".  Rated as "One of the best Software Testing ebooks for beginners" - BookAuthority.




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Explore how I can help

Consulting

I offer consulting for the following:

Public Speaking / Writing

I'm open to support:

in addition I also support the community through:

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LET’S Catch up!

Operating in an ever-changing environment has enabled me to solve complex, multi-faceted problems; to build trust among diverse audiences; and to continually find better ways of doing things, often integrating seemingly unrelated areas. Rather than focusing on the “obvious”, I look to underlying causes to develop effective solutions.

If you have a problem that you think I may be able to help with or you just want to get in touch, please contact me!