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Meet the Team Behind the Mission

“Team is a group of many hands and one Mind” - Bill Bethel

Our goal is to provide Next Generation IT & Security Management Platform using AI/ML to enable enterprises manage IT & Security function better. We are very thankful to so many people who in many ways provide direct or indirect support to our vision and execution. As part of this journey is also our commitment to educate and make it exciting for the next generation of kids to be part of this journey.

CORE TEAM

Vijay Sundar Founder & CEO/CTO  image
Vijay Sundar
Founder & CEO/CTO

30+ years Industry experience 15+ Years of Enterprise IT/Security leadership experience- Managed large enterprise transformaNon IniNaNves ($50M+) 7+ Years of ConsulNng Experience Co-Chair/Expert Member for Industry Standards (J2EE/JCA, RFID, GS1) Master’s in engineering from University of Central Queensland, Australia

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Reed Augliere
Chief Architect
Consulting Cybersecurity Expert

30+ years Industry experience Experience includes key roles at TJX, BJs, RSA, Open Group Published extensively in the areas of technology transfer, sojware security, IT Risk Management, and Image Processing PhD in OperaNons Research from Harvard University

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Julian Mazaira
UX Designer/Lead Engineer

7+ years Industry experience Key developer in the design and development of SmarterD UI PlaTorm Driven several SmarterD customer programs successfully Undergraduate from University of Pennsylvania

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Kris Ashok
AI/ML Engineer

Brings experience in AI/ML modeling and application in Business Process Automation. He is responsible for creating and managing different ML Models for Automation within the product. He is a Computer Science Student at Purdue University.

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Ganesh Srinivasan
Corporate Strategy & Advisor

Ganesh also previously held senior Management Position at Lucent Technologies and was founder of two Technology Startups companies including Silicon Tech Corp that was successfully acquired. He brings a positive attitude to Smarterd Management team members and is always looking to contribute his experience in Information Technology, Customer Relationships, building Enterprise Software Solution, Supply Chain Automation and best way to leverage his Entrepreneurial experience. He attended Bombay University where he earned his bachelor’s and completed the Management Graduate Program from Babson College, MA. He enjoys coaching Basketball to underprivileged children.

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Offshore Team
UI/Front-End/
Middleware Development

We have a small extremely talented offshore team that helps us in all UI/Angular and Java Development Activities.

KEY CONTRIBUTORS / TECHNICAL ADVISORS

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Bharat Desai
Customer Success

Initial member of the SmarterD Team. Has extensive experience running large Infrastructure Operations and working very closely with Security Teams. Before SmarterD, he was a Senior Director at Barnes & Nobles. He is responsible for working closely with our customers, making SmarterD successfully implemented and feeding back to our product team. He has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Gujarat, India.

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Karthik Prabhakaran
Sr. Cloud Architect Amazon

An experienced technology professional with 15+ years of hands-on software development and leadership expertise. Skilled in building and managing high-performing remote teams for delivering high-quality projects/products. Proficient in architecture design, infrastructure, automation, and continuous delivery/testing.

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Ram Nagarajan
Vice President, Business
Operations at Blendid

An experienced technology and business entrepreneur with a track record of success in consumer and B2B markets, including strategic relationship building with leading companies, managing a $100M annual revenue center, and launching high-profile consumer products. Expert in delivering complex cross-functional programs from concept to market.

ADVISORS

Jed Young VP & CISO Jabil Prev Sr. Director & CISO Andeavor image
Jed Young
VP & CISO Jabil
Prev Sr. Director & CISO Andeavor

A results-driven leader experienced in cybersecurity, infrastructure technology & architecture, relationship management, customer service, and IT sourcing. Expertise in decreasing risk, leading diverse teams, and implementing innovative solutions while meeting financial and operational results. Specializes in information security, technology & network architecture, business process understanding, and IT sourcing.

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Annie Zhang
MSSP Strategy and Programs
Nozomi Networks

Currently the Director of BD and Alliance Solutions at Nozomi Networks with over 20 years of experience in tech and cybersecurity. Annie is a creative, strategic thinker with a proven ability to identify and seize opportunities for strategic collaboration and business growth.

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Anne Jackson
Director Cybersecurity Optum,
Prev Chief Data Analytics IBM

A data science leader with a track record of driving revenue growth and optimizing business strategy. Formerly held leadership roles at top companies, including Optum and IBM, responsible for data analysis and strategic planning. Skilled in strategic reframing, utilizing data analytics and modeling to identify critical pivot points. MBA holder from MIT Sloan with background in finance and marketing strategy.

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Marc Linster
CTO EDB
Prev Senior Director Polycom

A software executive skilled in Agile and Scrum, subscription-based and cloud-based models, and team leadership across multiple regions. A visionary change agent skilled in problem-solving, relationship-building, and cross-functional collaboration, with a track record of creating team-centered work environments that achieve business objectives and establish cohesive cross-functional relationships at all levels.

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Alan Boehme
CTO H&M navbar-brand
Prev CTO Proctor & Gamble

An experienced executive leader in technology, CIO/CTO and Global Innovation Exec, as well as consulting. Recognized authority and frequent speaker on the strategic application of IT to drive revenue growth, improve production, and cost controls. Proven ability to envision and orchestrate innovative corporate projects, specialize in innovation, business acceleration, and optimization. Adept at approaching and solving problems from a business or technology perspective.

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Athani Krishnaprasad
Founder ServiceMax
(Acquired by GE)

An experienced entrepreneur and tech executive with a proven track record in founding and scaling multiple enterprise software startups. He is the founder of ServiceMax, a field service management software company. He has expertise in product and company strategy, sales, customer relationship management, professional services, and software as a service. He has also mentored numerous founders and CEOs on strategy, fundraising, and product-market fit, and is an active angel investor in startups in the cloud computing and enterprise software sectors.