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GK is a senior management and strategy consultant specialized in technology investments, valuations, turnaround strategy, and research. Over the course of past 18+ years he worked in numerous technologies ranging from OLE/COM, OpenGL, OpenCV to BigData Analytics, RPA, Blockchain, and AI, contributing to various product architectures and solutions at Microsoft, Oracle and Symphony Teleca, and managed large cross-geographical teams, spearheading various center of excellence initiatives.
An IT professional with over two decades of industry experience, who thrives on building relationships, trust and credibility with clients, partners, vendors and colleagues. Results-oriented individual with customer focused approach, leveraging extensive industry experience in leading teams to achieve and exceed business goals and targets. Exceptional ability to articulate complex technical needs to non-technical audiences to convert potential opportunities into real deals. Offers perfect combination of expertise in balancing business and quality objectives managed by metrics based processes supported by savvy business acumen. At core, a strategist, who has successfully achieved corporate goals by leveraging extensive experience, professional relationships and business acumen. Experienced in hands-on sales and marketing with an impressive record of delivering rapid and consistent growth in revenues, client base, customer satisfaction and profitability. Proved track record of developing and managing Business Relationship with industry leaders like Deutsche Bank, TIAA-CREF, Lord Abbett & Co,, BOA, BNY Mellon, UBS, CISCO, Cornell Weill Medical College and Majesco. He also serves as an advisor to growing technology firms in IT domain for Overall Organization Optimization and ROI, Sales & Marketing strategy and “Go-To Market” strategy for IT products.
Lakshmi Somanchi is a senior technology professional with focus on Salesforce applications with experience across multiple sectors. She has extensive experience in Salesforce development, administration and in web development. She has Masters in Information Technology from Lawrence Tech University, MI. With relevant experience in cloud based platforms like Salesforce and in web technologies, she provides valuable insights in her role as technical advisor with OV.
Suresh Madhuvarsu is a passionate product leader who enjoys everything about technology and software. He brings over 17 years of product management, design and development experience in Automotive, Utilities, Construction and Internet industries. Suresh totally believes in the mobile and digital led transformations and helps enterprises to increase their productivity with the help of his tech and product expertise. He spent a decade in building cloud platforms, mobile apps and brought scalability to several industries. He was part of three technology acquisitions and understands the M&A and integration process. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Cochin University, India and MBA in entrepreneurship and marketing from University of California, Davis. He is an author, blogs and tutorials on technology and products.
Dr. John Kozup is Associate Professor of Marketing at Villanova University and winner of the AMA Thomas C. Kinnear Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Research Award. Dr. Kozup served as Founding Director of the Villanova University Center for Marketing and Public Policy Research from 2004 through 2014 and currently serves as Director of the Institute for Business, Government & Culture (Rome/Malta). In addition to his role with Oxygen Ventures, Dr. Kozup is Director of Investar plc (Malta) a merchant banking and insurance group. He also serves as a Director of Equinox AIFM S.A.: a Luxembourg based company founded in 2001, which operates in the market as a management company for investment firms active in the Private Equity sector. As Director of Quadrilateral Advisory, Dr. Kozup contributes to a strategy consulting company focused on developing specialized knowledge, businesses and programs in the security arena. He also serves as director of Bridge Technology Capital, a U.S./UAE cross-border venture capital investment group. Since 2010, Dr. Kozup has served as the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Advertising.
Jonathan Wiesman is Head, Innovation and Transformation at Noema Systems. He’s a dynamic executive who has a passion to promote innovative changes and believes that some of the key areas of experience are Blockchain, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence and AI along with the platforms for cloud services that will change our business ecosystem. Cultural change in healthcare has created opportunities for experience and knowledge gained by executives like Wiesman who has worked with many of the largest insurance, provider and hospital groups in the nation. He has a broad knowledge of current trends in disruptive technologies coupled with a vision of where technology will be in the next 5 to 10 years. Previously Wiesman was on the executive team of global organizations as Vice President of Sales, Senior Vice President & CEO and Director of Sales as a leader in business development always deeply researching and challenging improvement through innovation. He strives to use technology and change that will impact the overall costs and efficiencies needed by providers, hospitals and insurance companies along with Financial Institutions. Years of working with CEO’s, CIO’s, CTO’s etc. has created a wealth of knowledge and experience that gives Wiesman a perspective that is extremely valuable in understanding the new healthcare population health market.
Aditi Ohri is a Partner at Emporiom Digital. An engineer by profession, she found her calling in helping brands navigate Social Media. Over the past 5 years, she’s serviced over 30 brands – from start-ups to industry leaders – across fashion, lifestyle, hospitality, education and technology spaces. A person with a strong knack of understanding social media audiences, she’s helped brands create a differentiated voice in a cluttered market, suggesting clear communication strategies and building a strong emotional connect with their audiences. In addition to her work commitments, she also mentors several start-ups with their marketing pursuits and is a firm believer of “getting it done” in today’s world.
Dinesh Juneja is Partner at Emporiom Digital. He got into building start-ups at an early age and hasn’t looked back since. Over the past 7 years, Dinesh has established two start-ups, both in the domain of digital marketing, branding and creative design and has been associated with over 50 brands across 9 portfolios. His core strengths lie in Digital Marketing strategy and brand communication for firms, helping them understand the new mediums and use them most effectively. During his leisure time, Dinesh is usually found engaging with students at various colleges speaking on the ideas of start-ups and bootstrapping.
Satty Kris is the Vice President and Head of Operations of Inspiration Global, an OV Initiative. He’s an experienced leader with proven success in global IT professional services with over 20 years of leading and designing solid service delivery solutions. His experience includes technical staffing, account management, and operational excellence with a P/L focus. Prior to IG, he served in leadership roles with an enviable track record of integrity, trust and leadership. He’s a graduate of Andhra University, India.
Andy Petroski has played a foundational and key role in building immersive learning and instructional technology functions for multimedia firms, corporations, and education. As Director and Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies he led the MS in Learning Technologies program and learning technologies capabilities at Harrisburg University of Science & Technology; incorporating innovative delivery methods, coordinating outreach and marketing approaches, supporting workforce development projects; and developing a strong network of strategic partners and faculty. He has also worked in the academic publishing industry as a Senior Director of Custom Curriculum Services, leading the development and delivery of custom solutions for clients in the higher education space. Andy’s experience with various roles in digital learning including director, project manager, multimedia producer, instructional designer, graphic designer, writer, and developer provides a broad perspective from which to advise and manage learning solutions. Andy plays an active role in the eLearning industry, writing articles for national and regional publications and presenting at international, national, and regional events and webinars on various online learning, educational technology, multimedia, and user experience topics. Andy is the co-author of the book Alternate Reality Games: Gamification for Performance, published in 2016.
Bhakta Yadlapalli is the President of Neoma. He comes with over 20 years of experience in software applications and product development. He has an in-depth knowledge and deep appreciation of design practices, problem solving thinking and algorithms. His experience includes working with key financial clients with focus on mortgage servicing and loan origination. He’s leading Noema since its inception in 2008. Prior to Noema, He worked with Radian Asset Assurance as Vice President – Design and Development of web applications for Financial Guaranty business. Earlier, he worked with Deutsche Bank, Valista, FusionOps and BVM SARC handling.
Keith Coe is an accomplished senior executive with interests in STEM education, real estate and hospitality. Keith currently heads Allegro Learning Solutions, an OV Initiative as President & CEO. Prior to Oxygen Ventures, he worked with a few reputed firms and led large, national projects nationwide. He comes with experience in troubleshooting assets and creating strategies for improving performance and enhancing asset value. He’s involved with all phases of real estate development, management, ownership and asset management. He holds a JD from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College and a BA from University of Utah.
Jogi Daita is the Founder & Partner of Oxygen Ventures since its inception in 2004. His broad responsibilities include driving vision, strategy, developing key partnerships and venture creation. Earlier, he served as CEO at Credo Technology Solutions and other technology firms. Prior to relocating to the US in 1999, he was based in Mumbai and gained valuable experience in technology startups, private equity, and M&A. He comes with a strong passion and understanding of global technology markets, STEM education, and entrepreneurship. He serves as an advisor and board member to partner firms. He holds a both a BA in Economics and MBA, and is a BITS, Pilani alumni.