Speakers: Shridhar Mittal, Suresh Ketha, Tahir Hussain and Bhaskar Krishnamsetty
Shridhar is the CEO of Zimperium. Previously he was the GM of the Application Delivery business unit at CA Technologies (CA), where he was responsible for creating the DevOps vision and establishing CA as a leader in the high-growth space. At CA, Shridhar ran a global organization and led the acquisition of Nolio; an Israel based company focused on Continuous Delivery. Shridhar came to CA with the successful $330M acquisition of ITKO. Prior to ITKO, Shridhar had an 11 year career with i2 Technologies in various roles including presales leadership, sales leadership, and various marketing and general management positions. His finished his career with i2 as the Chief Marketing Officer.
Suresh Ketha, lead GEMS Inc. to become a successful SAP system integrator, further acquired by HP-EDS in 2006. He a serial entrepreneur, thought leader in enterprise best business practices, promoter of businesses in Healthcare, Education, Real Estate, Software, IT and Business Services.
Suresh champions through PROMOTE STEM (503(1)(c) volunteerism, corporate contribution and student to student collaboration for enhancing quality of K-12 STEM education in US and India. He is the CEO at RISE Group of Companies, Dallas based company with global focus on On Demand Applications, Cloud computing, Data Management and Services providing solution for an integrated enterprise in partnership with SAP, Microsoft and Google.
RISE leverages its "Platform-as-a-service" All-in-one solution to help companies which deploy the entirety of their business processes to the cloud. It also provides "Head in the cloud, Feet on the ground" company a quick and cost effective integrated solution in data and application space with a full stack of software and services.
Tahir is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor, inventor and a technologist. As a founder and managing partner of Collide Village, a milestone driven technology accelerator, Tahir has a deep passion to change the local technology startup landscape by investing and coaching entrepreneurs on how to build a successful, repeatable and scalable business model through data-driven entrepreneurial.
Tahir serves as General Partner of an investment firm where he focuses on Angle and Private Equity Investing in startup companies in a variety of industries. Tahir has a passion for taking start-up ideas and converting them to businesses. Tahir enjoys helping entrepreneurs through a structured process of mentorship.
Tahir founded Fusion Solutions in 2002 to serve the specialized technical consulting, mobile solution development and staffing needs of large telecom companies.Prior to founding Fusion Solutions, Tahir served in a number of technical and management positions with Ericsson.
Bhaskar Krishnamsetty is a serial entrepreneur and has experience in the launch of emerging technology start-ups. Bhaskar is a venture partner, board member and chief advisor for multiple start-ups focusing on Cloud, Big Data and IoT markets. Bhaskar brings a depth of experience in entrepreneurship, technology leadership, corporate strategic direction and product development having launched multiple startups himself. Bhaskar co-founded one of the successful Cloud computing startups that was acquired by Cisco Systems. Bhaskar has held technical leadership and senior engineering positions at Fortune 100 companies. Bhaskar is actively involved in several non-profits and also spearheaded empowerment initiatives such as CodeForAP.