Ambadas Kshirsagar, Co-founder & CEO
- Ambadas has over 25 years of experience as an IT Professional in various Information Technology areas. He brings varied experience in multiple industry verticals like public sector undertakings, the pharmaceutical industry, financial and loan accounting, software product development, software product licensing, etc. He has served in many Corporations and multinational companies like IBM Corporation, USA, Rational Software Corporation, USA, Thomson Financials, USA, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. He made significant contributions in the areas of software design and development, testing, platform engineering and process management.
He has had global teaming experience working in the USA for over 11 years and close working relationships with teams from IBM China Software Labs, IBM Israel, IBM Netherlands.
Before founding Zetagile Info Solutions, Ambadas held management positions at India software labs, IBM India managing InfoSphere Information Server suite of products. Prior to this, he worked at IBM Corporation for over 6 years in the USA.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Sciences from Osmania University followed by Diploma in Computer Programming. He also holds dual specialization in Operations Research and Human Resources from Symbiosis.
Vishnu Joshi, SVP, Americas
Vishnu is an accomplished, result oriented, multi-disciplinary technology leader with over 22+ years (13 years in USA, 9 years in India) of global experience spanning Delivery Management, Program Management, Technical Project Management, Application Development and Architecture, Agile Transformation/Coaching and Quality Engineering and Testing in USA and India. He is a collaborative leader who has defined path-breaking, business driven IT strategies, led, mentored and recruited teams across the globe.
Vishnu’s experience spans financial industry which includes Prime Services, Equities Front Office, Broker-Dealer and Insurance technologies. He has worked on distributed platforms, client facing portals, trading system and back office systems using Java/J2EE stack, Web Services, Messaging systems, Application servers and Database technologies in Waterfall and Agile/Lean model. His areas of expertise include Digital Strategy and Transformation, Cloud Architecture and Migration, Application Development and Architecture & Agile/DevOps Coaching and Transformation.
Vishnu has worked at top tier investment banks and financial services firms like JP Morgan, Citi, HSBC, Barclays and CLS. He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Business from Columbia Business School and MIT Sloan and Bachelors in Electronics and Communication from Andhra University.
Srinivas Kiran M, Co-founder & Advisor
- Kiran has about 25 years of engineering and management experience in the IT industry. Prior to co-founding Zetagile, Kiran was Vice President & Head of Product development division at Innominds. He spearheaded Innominds foray into product development in the space of Big Data Analytics and Data Science. Kiran shaped a multi-year roadmap for the flagship product iFusion Analytics built on top of the open source stack, Spark / Spark ML, Hadoop, Presto, Sqoop, Flume, Kafka, OpenAM augmented with rich Graphical User Interface.
Kiran held several senior product development global leadership positions in IBM Software Group, spent for about 11 year at IBM. Kiran was promoter and co-founder of iNuCom India, which Ascential and later IBM acquired in 2005. At IBM the products that Kiran led include Intelligent Data Movement & Data Refinery Engineering for Cloud, BigInsights, InfoSphere Streams, Text Analytics and Information Sever. Prior to co-founding iNuCom, Kiran was with MVP Systems building Database JDBC / ODBC drivers for different Database vendors and with Funschool.com as Gaming Engine developer.
Kiran brings deep expertise in delivering Enterprise, Cloud-native software for Middleware and Cognitive Analytics, leveraging Big Data & Machine Learning techniques. Passionate about bringing innovative products to the market working on open technologies, and with the ecosystem of business partners and data scientists. Kiran has Extensive experience of setting up and managing Research, Software Development & L3 Support organisations. Kiran is very innovation focused and right now passionate about disruption as opening new possibility in the digital world of SMBs making our lives easier, saving costs and driving innovation forward.
Kiran has good patent portfolio in the space of Parallel processing and Data Integration, comes with 10 U.S patent issuances / filings.
Prasad Varakur, Advisor
Prasad is an Engineering & Product Management leader with over 20 years of experience, and a technology enthusiast in Database internals (Relational/SQL, NoSQL, BigData, Analytics), Data/Storage management platforms and Cloud technologies.
He has led teams & architected key technology innovations at Novell, SAP/Sybase, Dell/EMC, Huawei, Couchbase, Veritas such as, Novell’s NFS server, Sybase’s Database Server Cluster Edition, Huawei’s petabyte scale analytical database server, high performance SQL-on-Hadoop & SQL-on-NoSQL technologies, & first ARM64 port of CoreOS (a container based OS).
He has also sphere headed rebranding efforts of Couchbase server as Engagement Database platform (and doubled number of customers), and business operationalization of Veritas’s multi cloud data management platform.
Prasad holds 11 patents in Databases and distributed systems. He has conceptualized & contributed foundational works of Parametric Query Optimization problem as his thesis, and holds Masters degree in computer science from IIT Kanpur.
Vinit Shah, Advisor
Vinit has over twenty years of professional Information Technology industry experience spanning manufacturing, aerospace, automotive consumer goods, retail and financial industries.
He has incubated, grown and managed very large IT transformation programs/engagements for key, strategic clients along with selling and managing several large annuity portfolios.
He has sold and managed large and complex IT programs/initiatives in the capacity of Client Principal spanning various cutting edge technologies / packaged solutions in multi-vendor environments and global outsourcing models employing global workforce and GDM (global delivery model).
He has experience in running large IT (AD, ITO), Infrastructure, EMS (Engg & Mfg solutions), and BPO programs.
He was accountable for delivering a multitude of multi-million-dollar programs for various Fortune 500 manufacturing, automotive, consumer goods, logistics and financial services customers.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration with Information Systems Management and an engineering degree in Electronics & Communication.