Arjun Kumar

Arjun Kumar

Name: Arjun Kumar
Location: Chennai, India
The Innovation: Fleet management and tracking app for schools.
Brief Bio: Arjun studied at Velammal Vidhyashram School in Chennai, India. He is the Founder and President of LateraLogics. He started the company with the aim of developing affordable and innovative technology solutions to help make life easier. Arjun was exposed to technology at a young age and was fascinated by it. After his father bought a smartphone, he learnt about Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s programming tool-App Inventor and started developing apps on the platform. While in eighth grade, he received accolades from MIT and others for his apps – Ez School Bus Locator and i-Safeguard, a woman and child safety app. Arjun is the recipient of the ‘National Child Award for Exceptional Achievements for Computer Technology (2014)’ instituted by the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India, and was felicitated by Computer Society of India (CSI)-Chennai, IEEE Computer Society-Madras, and IEEE Professional Communication Society-Madras at the CSI National Headquarters.
Developments: Arjun’s innovation, Locatera helps schools manage their fleet of buses in a more efficient way through a ‘tri-app’ methodology. The app has three different modules for parents, school admins, and bus attendants. Based on their credentials they get access to different dashboards with different functions. Parents can also keep track of their children when they travel on the school bus. For this app he won the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s ‘App of the Month (Best Design) 2015′ award and ‘Google India Code to Learn Contest 2015′.