Waqar Hasan, CEO and Founder
Waqar brings 20 years experience in the Data and Internet areas, building high-energy organizations and delivering leading edge products that are delivered as software or operated as a service. During his five-year tenure at Yahoo! as Vice President of Data Systems, Waqar led and managed Yahoo!’s data platform that served all lines of business including Audience properties, Search and Brand Advertising. Analyzing data from 500 million consumers, these remain among the largest-scale systems in the world, affect nearly all of Yahoo!’s revenue streams, and have substantially increased both monetization and consumer engagement. Waqar founded DB Wizards (acquired by Adeosoft), ran the optimizer team at Informix (now IBM), worked on data research at HP Labs and IBM Almaden, and has consulted for companies such as Microsoft, Visa, Reed-Elsevier and Deloitte. Waqar received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University and his B.S. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Joy Thomas, Chief Scientist and Founder
Joy brings two decades of experience on applying Information Theory to problems in data mining, text classification, data compression, performance analysis, and network capacity. Joy served as Chief Scientist at Iron Mountain Digital from its founding as Stratify in 1999 to its acquisition by Autonomy (HP) in 2011. He led the development of advanced mining, clustering and classification algorithms that formed the basis of the Stratify Legal Discovery Service. From 1990 to 1999, he was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center where his algorithmic contributions led to IBMs MXT memory doubling technology. He has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University and Stanford University.He is the coauthor of the widely used textbook “Elements of Information Theory” (Wiley, 2nd edition 2006), two book chapters, more than two dozen technical papers, holds nine patents and is the recipient of two IBM patent awards, including “Master Inventor”.Joy received the IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Fellowship for 1984-85, and the IBM Graduate Fellowship for 1987-1990. Joy received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Jagdish Chand, VP of Engineering and Founder
Jagdish is a proven leader with over 13 years of experience in delivering leading edge analytic products to create business value from the world’s largest data collections. Over the last ten years at Yahoo! as director of engineering, he developed and deployed innovative and highly scalable solutions such as recommendation engines, audience analytics, advertising and campaign analytics that improved user experience, increased monetization and resulted in 10 patents.Jagdish received his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from N.I.T Hamirpur India.He was awarded the Gold Medal for the best graduating student across all disciplines as well as the Gold Medal for Computer Science.
Sanjeev Srivastav, VP of Customer Success and Operations
Sanjeev has over 20 years of experience serving hundreds of enterprise customers through SaaS and on-premise software delivery. With a diverse experience within the data services industry, Sanjeev has worked on the workflow, analytics and decision systems related to unstructured data. Sanjeev has focused on several systems that support regulatory compliance, M&A, litigation, information governance, and marketing. He has managed global teams for building customer relationships, processing high-volume data, and maintaining highly secure data repositories for applications such as eDiscovery, archiving, data protection and buyer-supplier collaboration. At InsightsOne, he leads the work on applying predictive modeling techniques involving historical and real-time data for e-commerce, healthcare, and financial services customers. Sanjeev brings with him the entrepreneurial ethos of startup companies such as Stratify and Lavante, as well as the maturity of enterprise organizations such as Exponent, Iron Mountain, and Autonomy/Hewlett Packard. Sanjeev holds an MS from North Carolina State University, BTech from IIT, Delhi, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Bob Dutcher, VP of Marketing and Product Management
Bob brings over 20 years of experience in marketing and managing business intelligence, analytics, data warehousing, risk and financial solutions. Over the years, Bob has held a variety of senior management roles in some of the fastest growing and most successful technology and analytics companies in the world including Business Objects and SPSS.Most recently, Bob was head of marketing and communication for Moody’s Analytics Software Division, driving global marketing efforts for a quarter of a billion dollar business unit. Bob holds a BS in Physics and MS in Engineering.
John Barry, VP of Finance
John Barry serves as VP of Finance, responsible for the daily operations of the finance, accounting, and administrative functions of the company. Barry has served as VP Finance for MTI Marketing, providing agency services to IBM Corp., and other Fortune 500 companies. He has held similar positions in emerging Silicon Valley startups, and well-established San Diego government contractors. Barry holds a M.S. in Accountancy from San Diego State University, and received his B.S degree in Accountancy cum laude from Villanova University.