Mr. Hari Thalapalli is a multi-disciplinary leader with close to three decades of experience in the Technology Services space. Prior to joining CallHealth, Hari was with TechMahindra, where he provided leadership to critical business process areas including business consulting, digital marketing, CRM, supply chain management, etc., with an annual revenue run-rate of approx $300 million.
In addition, he provided leadership to the Global Marketing Function and was instrumental in Tech Mahindra’s brand positioning over the last six years. His prior roles involved building robust HR practices, through which he helped raise the performance bar and helped the organization scale newer heights.
He has won many accolades, including the CPO of the Year Award from Bloomberg in 2010.
Mr. Naresh Nigam has over 30 years experience in technology strategy, product marketing, product development and general management. Most recently, Mr. Nigam worked as Chief Technology Officer at Contec Holdings, LLC, a Private Equity owned company catering to MSO and Communication customers. Prior to that as a CTO he drove Sanmina’s (NASDAQ:SANM) corporate technology strategy, managed that company’s worldwide design centers and successfully designed and drove mass-production of products including set-top-boxes that were resounding successes for major OEM/MSO’s.
Before joining Sanmina, Mr. Nigam co-founded Force10 Networks, a 10Gigabit Ethernet Switch/Router company that was subsequently acquired by Dell (NASDAQ:DELL). Previous roles in Mr. Nigam’s accomplished track record include Chief Executive Officer of Duet Technologies, a developer of Physical Libraries and Memory Compilers; and Vice President of Client/Server Engineering at Unisys. Mr. Nigam holds an undergraduate degree from Agra University and M.S. from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.
Venkat Narayanan is the founder & CEO of BigTapp Pte Ltd, a Singapore based enterprise focusing on Big Data Analytics on Cloud. He is focused on creating a platform to democratize analytics leveraging models & algorithms that focus on getting business benefits at lower cost and faster time-to-market.
Venkat is also an Adjunct Faculty in Singapore Management University teaching Master programme in Analytics.
Prior to this he was Senior Vice President at Tech Mahindra, a leading global business consulting and IT services company. He headed the Strategic Initiatives function globally under CTO’s office and was responsible for mentoring strategic and large deals, overall integration of emerging technologies like Green, Open Source, Mobility/Digital Convergence and Cloud/SaaS. He also headed the Enterprise Architecture practice. He was the founder of Singapore based startup Knowledge Dynamics which specialised in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Analytics solutions and services to service sector customers in Asia Pacific region. Knowledge Dynamics was acquired by Mahindra Satyam in 2005, which in turn was acquired by Tech Mahindra.
Venkat has about 28 years of business management and consulting background, which includes stints with Wipro in India and a regional airline in the Middle East. His extensive international experience has taken him to consulting assignments in the USA, Middle East, South Africa and Asia Pacific.