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Vivek Vipul

Co-Founder and CEO

Vivek has 16 years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and “Big 4” consulting companies, which have helped him form Abzooba’s vision and strategic direction.

Prior to Abzooba, Vivek served as Co-Founder and Managing Partner for BrachySolutions Inc., a healthcare technology and services company, which was acquired by Radion Global. Other relevant experience includes sales at HCL-Hewlett Packard, management consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (acquired by IBM), and management and operations at Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft).

Vivek received his B.Tech degree in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and his MBA from the Walter A. Haas School of Business – University of California Berkeley.

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Rajiv Pratap

Co-Founder and COO

Rajiv Pratap brings with him 18 years of experience as an entrepreneur and a technologist in the fields of data mining architectures, business intelligence, databases, web analytics and integration of data from mobile devices with enterprise data. Rajiv has co-authored several pioneering technical papers and research reports for various publications and holds two international patents.

Rajiv was a founding member of Virtual Gold, Inc., a New York-based data mining and BI company, and Avita Software Pvt. Ltd. Rajiv started his career at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and received a B.Tech in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

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R. Krishna Kumar

Country Head

R. Krishna Kumar (“KK”) has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to Abzooba, he led technology teams at Denave India Pvt Ltd, Avita Software Pvt. Ltd., and Virtual Gold, Inc., the last 2 of which were co-founded by him. Prior to this, he worked at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA.

He has proven expertise in architecting large systems, and designing enterprise-wide solutions for data management, including collection, warehousing and advanced analytics, including OLAP and data mining. He has co-authored several pioneering technical papers and research reports for various publications, and two international patents. He received the B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

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Arnab Bose Ph.D

Managing Director

Arnab Bose has over 15 years of analytics experience. He has held senior positions in high-frequency quantitative trading at Credit Suisse and other financial firms. Arnab has led business development on predictive analytics and built and managed teams across different geographic locations. He has focused on research, development, simulation and optimization of machine learning and statistical models in financial equity and fixed income markets, retail compliance, healthcare cost of care solutions, traffic flow and congestion management, among others.

He is a lecturer at the University of Chicago MSc Analytics graduate degree program where he teaches Time Series and Forecasting. Arnab has been invited as an industry expert on data analytics by academia. He has published 10 research papers and two book chapters. Arnab has MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur.

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Labhesh Patel

Chief Data Scientist

Labhesh is an accomplished hands-on machine learning, NLP, technology leader with 17 years of experience in corporate and entrepreneurial settings. Passionate about innovation, he has 120 issued patents and 175 patent filings to his name. Before Abzooba, he was the CEO and Co-CTO of CellKnight, a mobility expense management solution for enterprises.

He also worked at Cisco Systems for the Voice Technology Group where he was responsible for shining several product lines end to end. Labhesh received his Masters from Stanford University and Bachelors from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in Electrical Engineering.

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Pradeep Suryanarayan

Sr. Vice President

Pradeep has over 20 years of experience in the fields of analytics and technology as a serial entrepreneur. Prior to Abzooba, Pradeep co-founded two analytics startups and led them to market leadership.

He received his MBA from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and has a B.Tech in Computer Science from India Institute of Technology Kanpur.

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Pushpal Bhattacharya

Vice President, Business Development – India and Europe

Pushpal comes with an overall experience of more than 16 years in IT and ITES domain, driving various functions and had been instrumental to scale start ups to enterprise.

Previously, Pushpal was heading business development for a large sales enablement organization, catering to IT and ITES organizations in India and South East Asia.