Leadership Team

Meet Our Leaders

Krishna Kumar

CEO & Founder

Timothy B. Noe

Chief Revenue Officer

Yuvaraj Mani

Chief Product Officer

Dan Goldenblatt

VP Business Development (EMEA)

Ravindranath Bommakanti

Chief Technology Officer

Sanjay Rao

Sr. Director, Customer Engagement

Srilatha Vuttalooru

Sr. Director, Strategic Accounts

Karthik Emmaneni

Sr. Director, Solutions Engineering & Delivery

Catherine Cruzado

Director, Sales Operations

Jagadeesh Macherla

Chief Architect

Shreekanth Vankamamidi

Director, India Operations

Jeremy Freeman, Senior Director, App Experience

Jeremy Freeman

Senior Director, App Experience

Meet Our Board of Directors

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.

Meet Our Board of Advisors

Sankara Ramnath, Former President, Board Member – Prism Cements
Paul Kurchina, President, KurMeta Group
Nina Simosko, CEO, NTT Innovation Institute i3.
Denise Coyne, Former CIO, Global Corporate Functions, Chevron
Keith Halbert, Former CIO & SVP, United Airlines
Matt Shocklee, CEO – GSOS
Jyoti Das, Former Director, IT for Supply Chain, Big Data Analytics – Intel Corporation

App Orchid, Inc. Selected as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Global

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The Smart Grid Revolution and IT

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AO Platform Release v2.1.1

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App Orchid, Inc. Chosen as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

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Krishna Kumar selected as semifinalist in the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Northern California Awards

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The 10 Most Innovative Artificial Intelligence Solution Providers 2018

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“Our mission is to create ‘apps’ that make the Internet of Things think like the human brain”

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App Orchid Wins Tender by Danish Energinet.dk, the National Transmission System Operator for an Artificial Intelligence Powered Grid Analytics Project

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Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Powered Digital Innovations Help App Orchid Win Multiple Industry Awards

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App Orchid CEO, Krishna Kumar will be a Featured Speaker at Upcoming “Insurance Disrupted/Customer Engagement at the Digital Edge” Conference

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AI’s Huge Potential for Underwriting

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Video: Plugging Utility Profit Leaks with App Orchid and SAP Hanna

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Video: App Orchid Delivers Real-Time Apps Using SAP HANA Platform

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App Orchid Appoints Bankim Gopani to Board of Directors

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AppOrchid – cognitive computing across the internet of everything – An Interview with CEO, Krishna Kumar

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App Orchid to Showcase New Generation of Smart Apps for Utility Industry at DistribuTECH 2016

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AI’s Huge Potential for Underwriting

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“Appifying” the utility enterprise

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See App Orchid at DistribuTECH 2016 in Orlando, Florida

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App Orchid CEO, Krishna Kumar, Featured Speaker and Panelist at “2015 Insurance Disrupted Leadership Summit”

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App Orchid Uses AI to Gather Utility Data, even ‘Tribal’

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