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Abhinav Narayanan

Abhinav Narayanan

Founder & CEO

Abhinav Narayanan has been a programmer since a young age learning how to hack systems and has always had an infatuation with how genomics and machines intertwine (e.g AI). Abhinav spent a short time at MIT studying Computer Science and Molecular Biology. As he was studying, he sold biotech research to inStem out of Indian Institute of Science having to do with (Pain Detector using Microwave Radiometry, Invitro Alzheimers Cure using gene- editing (e.g CRISPr,TALENs, and Insulysin), Using Anti-Proliferative properties for the Diagnosis of Lung Carcinoma, etcc.) He spent time at the MIT Media Lab focusing on security of race conditions in code and most recently Microsoft where he was working as a Security Machine Learning Engineer on a special project creating a new framework for Hadoop.

Harish Kashyap

Harish Kashyap

Head of Algorithms

Head of Algorithms @ Agua.ai & AI Advisory Board Member @ Microsoft

Harish Kashyap has a Masters from Northeastern University, Boston in Electrical Engineering. He received the Graduate Student Award, a research scholarship as a part of which he worked at BBN Technologies, a research lab that is credited for invention of Email, Internet, RAM, and formative speech recognition algorithms. His thesis was in the area of System Combination using Bayesian Probabilistic Algorithms in Speech Recognition.

He has more than 15 years of experience in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Data Science, Digital Signal Processing and Software development. Previously he worked at various research labs such as Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), Schlumberger Doll Research and industries such as Nokia and MassMutual Financial Group. He has several publications and patents filed in the areas of ML.

He has led various Data Analytics projects across US and Europe that led to organizational savings of $8M+. He has built out the curriculum for Machine Learning training platform, refactored.ai which is now part of SUNY Buffalo’s graduate ML course.

Ajay Ghanti

Ajay Ghanti

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Ajay Ghanti was the CTO of MCG and co-founder of Diagram.AI. He was leading the ML and Data Science teams out of Mysore, India. He was previously working at Oracle Inc., Bangalore, for more than 11 years where he contributed immensely to Oracle’s product portfolio across areas like CRM in the Cloud, My Oracle Support portal, Enterprise Management software, amongst others. He loves to keep himself up to date on the latest technologies and research areas in the industry.

Prior to this, Ajay has worked with the Operating Systems Labs for Hewlett-Packard Inc., Bangalore, and Delphi Technologies, Bangalore, in the fields of Unix user space, and parsers for embedded systems. He has a Bachelors in Engineering from the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, in Information Science & Engineering. He also served as the chairman of the IEEE Student Branch during this time.

Ajay loves to travel, learn, and experience new cultures. He is also an avid reader and is always game for an intense discussion about anything under the sun!

Advisors

Jerry Rudisin

Jerry Rudisin

Jerry Rudisin has over 30 years of executive experience in B2B software companies, most recently as CEO of four venture-backed software startups: Flybits, which created the first cloud-based context-as-a-service platform for the personalization of mobile marketing experiences; Schooner Information Technology, which developed database software optimized for flash memory and multi-core processors (acquired by SanDisk Corporation in 2012); Agitar Software, which automated unit-level software testing (acquired by McCabe Software in 2008); and NightFire Software, which developed service-management software for telecom carriers (acquired by NeuStar in 2003). From 1991 to 1999 Jerry led marketing at Rational Software Corporation (acquired by IBM in 2003) as it grew from a private company with $28 million in revenue to a public company with $412 million in revenue. From 1986 to 1991 he was Vice President of Marketing at a startup near Boston. Previously he was a software developer and manager. Mr. Rudisin earned his MS in Computer Science from UCLA and his BS in Computer Science from MIT.

Shiva Rajaraman

Shiva Rajaraman

Chief Product Officer @ WeWork

Formerly Veteran Product Officers @ Spotify, Apple, Google, Youtube, and Twitter

Matt King

Matt King

Head of Business Development @ GoChain

Matthew King was the founder of Royal Crypto Advisors, a boutique firm serving crypto hedge funds, ICO/STO venture funds, and ICO/STOs. Prior to founding RCA, Matthew worked as an enterprise account executive at Microsoft and in technology investment banking at Morgan Stanley. Matthew earned his BA from Harvard University and his MBA from the Yale School of Management.