Two Inflight Entertainment Connectivity (IFEC) industry veterans, Suki Perry and Shankar Velusamy, founded Ackila Inc. in 2010. They formed Ackila because they shared a vision and passion for product excellence and customer satisfaction. Suki and Shankar are highly respected in the IFE space and have a gold standard reputation for producing high quality and unique passenger interactive experiences. Both Airlines and IFEC OEM’s alike have benefited from wonderful products and services produced by Ackila over the past 7 years. Ackila’s team, led by Suki and Shankar are the IFEC industries foremost knowledge experts on all IFC platforms. Ackila has produced many top class and award winning Interactive Passenger Experiences. Today Ackila is embarking upon a high growth phase of their business and the Company’s goal is to become the “Consultants to the Airlines” for all IFEC Interactive related deployments. Ackila will become the industry leader and is in the process of assembling the tools and expanding its team to insure that airlines get the best possible Software Product Offerings for their passengers.
Suki Perry is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ackila Inc. Having worked in the IFEC Industry for over 25 years, she has spent the last 15 years managing and delivering Interactive applications to many Domestic and International airlines.
From laying the groundwork for all the custom interactive software design and development for the industry, to establishing an encoding lab, she has an all-encompassing knowledge of the passenger interface and content delivery systems. With a reputation for being reliable and a problem solver, Suki excels at utilizing her strategic and tactical skills in leading her teams to success.
Suki lives in Orange County, California. With a passion for giving back and community service, she volunteers as Director of Marketing and Communications for EWGA Orange County Chapter.
Shankar Velusamy is the Co-Founder and CTO of Ackila Inc. He has 20 years of IFE experience and has extensive knowledge of all major IFEC systems. Shankar is highly skilled in Software/Product Development, Project and Resource Management, as well as Technical Sales.
Shankar has a passion for product quality and innovation. He leads his teams with a hands on approach and through his collaborative style he brings out the best in all around him.
Shankar has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Cal Poly University Pomona. He lives in Orange County California with his wife and daughter and soon to be born twins!!
The Ackila team is made up of a diverse group of people from different backgrounds and cultures and a broad range of skill sets. Ackila prides itself on maintaining a work environment built on trust, communication, collaboration and community. As Ackila continues to scale its organization and team, we will work tirelessly to sustain the spirit of a start up and a company built around values, sharing and giving back.
Ackila’s software design team understands the entire life cycle of software development from concept to delivery. Our knowledge experts have a strong understanding of multiple IFEC Hardware Platforms and this affords us an advantage of knowing what works and what does not work. During the design and implementation phases of the Interactive development process this knowledge base saves Airlines development costs, minimizes unnecessary design changes and ultimately results in a far more stable Passenger inflight interactive experience.
The Ackila UX and Graphic Design team's primary focus is on functionality and usability for the end user. Through every phase of the design process the team meticulously follow a proven methodology that results in superior UX and Graphic quality. Designs are based on device capabilities and specifications. The Ackila team strives to keep designs consistent and interchangeable across multiple device platforms.
Ackila has a highly skilled Program Management Team. They have successfully managed many projects from Project Kickoff to Final Deployment. Ackila’s PM group affords their Airline Customers to focus on airline activities and allow Ackila to lead the efforts to deliver to the airline a high quality IFE product. Ackila program group has decades of IFE experience on Panasonic and Thales platforms.
Ackila Technical Consulting Group is embraced by its Airline Customers. The Technical Consulting Group acts on behalf of the airline and is the primary liaison with the IFE suppliers. The benefits to the airlines means they do not have to deploy precious resources to the IFE supplier site. This results in significant savings for the airline in regards to travel and time expenses.
Ackila recognizes that the quality of our products and services are the future of our business. Quality is a degree of excellence, which is ever changing and we constantly look to improve. Our entire organization is involved in working tirelessly to seek ways to improve our products, processes and service on a daily basis. From the smallest process to the largest endeavor quality is our passion and customer satisfaction is always our goal.
Our award winning IFE experience would not be what it is today without Ackila. In this industry you want to work with people you can trust and people who love what they do. Suki and Shankar of Ackila are two such people.
The Ackila team built the Thales App Portal that enabled Thales to bridge the gap between 3rd party developers and our IFE systems. Their expertise and knowledge made collaborating on the architecture of the Portal easy and the resulting product met all our requirements.
I have had the pleasure of working with Suki and Shankar from Ackila for many years and on multiple projects. Their IFEC industry knowledge and interactive design experience enables them to produce highly innovative solutions. I would not hesitate to recommend Ackila to Airlines and IFEC providers for all their UX/Graphic and Software design projects.
17731 Irvine Blvd., Ste 203
Tustin, CA 92780