Krishna Kumar is Chief Executive Officer of App Orchid Inc., a developer of cognitive computing apps powered by artificial intelligence. Krishna is an entrepreneur, innovator, visionary and architect with proven expertise in taking a concept to a market-leading commercial product. Prior to App Orchid, Krishna was initially founder and CEO, and later CTO of Space Time Insight, a company with over $44M in VC financing. Under his leadership, Space Time Insight created a market called Situational Intelligence. Krishna owns two patents on Big Data and has filed for seven more in the field of Cognitive Computing and ‘Internet of Things’. Prior to Space Time Insight, he spearheaded the SAP Practice at Ness, a Nasdaq listed company.
Vaibhav Nadgauda is General Partner at Moneta Ventures. Prior to joining Moneta, Vaibhav was President of the SAP Business Unit at KPIT, managing a global portfolio of over $100 Million in revenue and a team of over 1,800 employees. He was co-founder and partner at Sparta Consulting, where he served as Executive Vice President and played a key role in growing the company to $100+ Million in five years. He was Vice President of Corporate Development and Global Delivery at Fujitsu Consulting, a Fortune Global 500 company, leading a team of over 1700 consultants globally. Vaibhav started his career 21 years ago at Siemens. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electronics and a Master’s Degree in Computer Management, both from the University of Pune.
Bankim Gopani has 23 years of experience as a successful Private Equity professional, Operating Executive, and Entrepreneur in Information Technology, Business Services, Communications, Water and Green Energy industries. As a Private Equity professional, Bankim has championed numerous investments, served on their Boards actively, built management teams, guided portfolio companies for IPO preparations and strategic exit via M&A, and led fund-raising activities. His private equity career began at GE Equity where he earned the Winner’s Circle Award for being a top global performer. He was then hand-picked by two Fortune 100 CEOs to lead Information Technology investments for Arlington Capital Partners. Bankim’s entrepreneurial experience includes being Founder and CEO of Best Search Inc., an information screening SaaS firm serving mid-large clients. Bankim earned his MBA from Wharton as a Palmer Scholar, and BAS from Stern School (NYU) with Summa Cum Laude Honors.