Fabio Pania

London, United Kingdom

HW & SW CTO and entrepreneur
Fabio's Skills
Product Management
Business Development
User Experience

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group


About Fabio

I believe that technology can and needs to improve people's lives, our interaction with each other and the environment we live in.

I am passionate about quality product development and great user experience supported by solid technology and visionary strategy. I enjoy human interaction, building close-knit teams and working closely with them, knowing that a company is only as strong as its people.

I am a CTO and entrepreneur with wide experience that ranges from hands-on technical Hardware and Software research and development to business and product management. I am curious by nature and attracted by challenges and difficult problems. In my career I have been equally enjoying being an engineer, a creative thinker, a manager, a strategist, a company director and board member, a thought-leader and an international speaker.

Work Experience

Founder and CTO

Vinaya Technologies

October 2013 - Today

Co-founded and grew the company from just an idea to a tech start-up that has pioneered a new wave of fashionable and intelligent HW wearable products and built its bespoke Silicon to Cloud ecosystem. • Founded and built Vinaya Technologies (previously Kovert Designs) from idea to a pioneering company in the wearable space • Growth. As CTO and only technical founder, personally built the first HW/SW prototypes in the early days and went on building the tech and product team piece by piece. Lead the company throughout the various phases of fundings and growth. • From Silicon to Cloud and everything in between. Recruited and Managed a team of researchers and engineers and lead the R&D effort of Hardware, Embedded SW, Manufacturing, Production Automation, Product Design, UX/UI Design, Product/Project Management, Mobile Apps Dev (iOS and Android), Cloud, Data Analysis and Machine Learning • Product Development. Lead the full cycle all-in-house development of HW and SW products from idea to market • Business Strategy/Development & Product/Technical Management. Managed the business and product development strategy, roadmap, lead and negotiated deals and international business development

Leading Hardware Design Engineer

Imagination Technologies

January 2010 - January 2014

Played an active role in the Technical HW Specification, Design, Implementation, Verification and Optimisation of several blocks within various industry’s leading low power/high-performance GPU IPs. Mentored and supervised engineers with various levels of experience. Involved in the recruitment process, carrying out technical interviews.

Research Scientist

NXP Semiconductor

October 2008 - December 2009

- Study and implementation of patented algorithms on Low Power/High Performance Embedded Vector DSP (NXP EVP and Tensilica’s platform) for Software Defined Radio (SDR) in Car. - Using HW/SW tools and low level programming, clock-cycles accurate simulations and debugging. - Embedded Architecture and instruction sets optimisation and benchmarking.