BALAJI RENUKUMAR

FOUNDER, CEO

WORKFLOWS AND AUTOMATION EXPERT | INNOVATOR IN OPERATIONS | SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Balaji has a perennial drive to make industrial and enterprise processes more efficient by using automation and hi-tech. Balaji’s passion is to execute solutions that make operations and processes in enterprises and industries more efficient by advancing the digital technologies into smart automation technologies. After graduating with a Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT, he worked in Research & Development in elite Academic and Research Institutions, ETH Zurich, RWTH Aachen, DLR in Europe. Later he moved on to Business Development and Consulting in Germany and France before embarking on Entrepreneurship across India, Europe, and recently Silicon Valley.

RAGHUNANDAN GORUR

VP, ENGINEERING

FULL LIFE CYCLE PRODUCT/SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT | ENTERPRISE & HIGH-LEVEL/LOW-LEVEL ARCHITECTURE

Raghu is an Innovator, Architect, Hands-on Technical leader, Analyst, and Support specialist with over 16 years of experience in contributing to advanced company performance through skillful alignment of technical resources with enterprise objectives. Raghu has expertize in Internationalization Application Design, Object-Oriented Methodologies, Software Development Life Cycle Process Analysis, Client Interaction, Web Applications Development, User Experience Enhancement, Team Leadership, Production Support, Project Management, Open source technologies, GraphDB, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

ASHWANI DHAWAN

CONSULTING DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

ENTREPRENEUR | TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS LEADER

Ashwani is the Founder, Partner & Program Director at SliderBar, Palo Alto, CA. He brings 20+ years of invaluable leadership experience in Product Development and Program Management for Enterprise IT/Data Center Management Software, Networking and Medical Radiation Devices. His experience spans complete Life Cycle Management of Products and Programs including Systems Architecture, Software Development, Systems Integration, Business Development, Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management and Technical Sales for large companies, startups and boutique consulting organization.

MARIUSZ BURACZYŃSKI

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Mariusz brings in 25+ years of professional experience spanning across energy industry, consulting, business development and program management. He was either in the founding team or one of the first few employees of KDPW-a clearing house for derivatives, pension funds (PTE Norwich Union), Polish electricity market and related instruments (POLPX). He progressed his career on the capital market working for PeKaO Bank, PTE Norwich Union. Since 2000, he has been associated with the energy industry working for WSE InfoEngine (as CFE), PGE (as Director of Risk Management), Virtual Power Plant (as CEO) and a member of the board of PGE Trading GmbH.

JAKUB KANIA

SENIOR FRONTEND DEVELOPER

Jakub is an experienced software engineer and senior frontend developer with 14+ years of experience in UI/UX development, specializing in the React framework and accompanying solutions. He has worked with tech companies, helping to build technology-based businesses from the ground up. He has also been collaborating with a variety of companies including small startups and big communities - from the initial architecture to final deployment. His expertise lies in building apps with an emphasis on using best practices, performance, code optimization to develop high quality software.

TOMASZ NAPIERAŁA

SENIOR DEVOPS ENGINEER

Tomasz is a DevOps domain expert and an experienced manager in IT/Product Management with over 20 years of experience. During his career, he had the opportunity to work and implement projects for both the largest companies in Poland such as Allegro, as well as international technology giants, including Intel, AT&T, Google and Dell. He also participated in the development of open source projects such as Kubernetes, where he was the founder and served as the leader of the on-premise Kubernetes SIGs. He is also a highly regarded manager. Currently involved in investment banking projects, traditional and on cryptocurrency markets.

ALEKSANDRA ŚWIĄTEK

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Aleksandra has many years of experience in customer service working for Transkinetik and e-Kiosk. She also worked as a Standard Excellence Expert where she gained more experience in Teamwork and collaboration between different branches. Now at Sensfix she coordinates the work of many departments. Aleksandra has a lot of experience working with people making sure every workflow is correctly executed. She studied at University of Science in Lublin and has a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics.

RAMAKRISHNA AKELLA

ADVISER

Prof. Akella is a Professor of Information Systems & Technology Management, Director of CIBDA/CLASS/KISMT at the University of California. With over 130 publications and 6000 citations to his name, he is a thought leader in AI/ML/Deep Learning in Industrial IoT, healthcare and temporal Bigdata analytics. His AI, ML, OR, Statistics work has had a transformative impact globally on several critical areas, including Yield Learning and Management, real-time factory automation, supply chain management, Search and Recommender Systems. He has straddled Engineering, Management, Computer Science, Information Sciences, and Medicine, through appointments at Carnegie Mellon (Associate Professor between the Business School and Computer Science), and then at MIT, Berkeley and Stanford, formed TIM at UCSC as Founding Director. He studied at IIT, IISc and did postdoctoral works at MIT and Harvard.

EDWARD COPELAND

ADVISER

Edward Copeland is a versatile Operations Leader, domain expert on workplace operations and facility management with outstanding expertise on growth-focused workplaces. Leveraging his technological skills to implement new systems, services and streamline operations, he has delivered multiple millions in aggregate cost savings throughout his career by creating progressive solutions, building innovative programs and fostering environments defined by strategic excellence. Edward has completed numerous multiple projects, all on time and under budget, to enhance living spaces and exteriors, new shipboard systems such as automated vessel control and navigation, and network platforms for remote monitoring and administration of critical functions. He is highly regarded for defining and deploying solutions and projects in complex Facility Design, Maintenance, Construction and Space Planning, consistently delivering first-class property management solutions and exceptional employee experiences.

FARHAT ALI

ADVISER, STRATEGY

LEADERSHIP CAPABILITY | TECHNOLOGY ACUMEN | STRATEGY

Farhat Ali is the former President & CEO of Fujitsu America where he led Information Technology operations consisting of over 10,000 employees in US, Canada, Central America, India and Philippines. He built an effective executive team, turning around the PC Business, expanding sales channels, and successfully merging Fujitsu operations in North America. Prior to Fujitsu, he spent over 20 years at Amdahl Corporation, where he held senior management positions, including vice president of customer service, vice president of operations, and chief financial officer of Amdahl Global Services. He brings in broad experience in all facets of business and operations. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and holds a MBA from Harvard Business School.

MICHAEL YORKER

ADVISER

Michael is a seasoned Facilities Manager with 22+ years of experience in Facilities and Project Management, contract and lease negotiations, client development, relationship building and customer service experience. He has overseen the management, scaling, and renovation of facilities up to 150,000 square feet, including domestic and international company relocations playing crucial roles in key decision-making, space planning, corporate buying, property procurement, needs assessment, system furniture planning, inventory, tenant improvement management, construction project management, tenant improvements, managing building security and improvements, customer support and commercial space planning. His experience also includes Teaching BCLS/CPR, for the American Heart Association, restaurant/bar management, retail, and the hospitality industries in the US, UK, and South America.

MICHAEL KAPLAN

ADVISOR OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS

TECH-SAVVY FINANCIAL OPERATIONS PROFESSIONAL

Michael’s career running finance operations in Silicon Valley, built on a Wall Street and management consulting background, has given him a 360° view of tech companies. Having seen the typical startup problems – the growing pains, the existential issues, the quest for the right investors – he believes each company is unique and requires unique solutions. He is helping sensfix not only by managing a unique financial model for its Enterprise SaaS, but he frees up the founders from the business drudgery that prevents them from doing what they love – developing great technology and bringing their innovative products and services to market. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Cornell and a MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School.

PRAKASH NARAYAN

ADVISER, TECHNOLOGY

PRODUCT VISION & STRATEGY | SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | DELIVERY | PARTNER ALLIANCES

Prakash is a proven leader in product and engineering. He brings in over 25 years of experience in all phases of software development life cycle from concept to delivery with recent experience in designing, and driving the implementation of Mobile applications with client-server architecture encompassing aggregation and delivery of high value data. He passionately advises sensfix in all aspects of product and engineering reflecting on his experience in managing complex projects and driving them on schedule to completion, his excellent grasp on Software Development Tools, OS programming, application tuning & analysis. He also builds partner alliances, nurtures mutually beneficial relationships and interacts with VCs / Analysts.

RAVI CHERUVU

ADVISER

Dr. Cheruvu is a veteran of AI solutions. He brings in 40+ years in the IT services, product development, Research & Development. He has delivered complex enterprise software systems to international companies; and industrial and AI solutions to Indian companies. Worked in Indian companies for about 29 years and abroad for 13 years. He served as a faculty member for 3 years at Latrobe University, Australia where he taught AI courses to graduate students. He brings in 15+ years of experience in working with IT companies developing AI/NLP-based products for. In addition, Dr. Cheruvu is the author of many scientific articles presented at international and national conferences in the field of NLP, MLIR. He is an architect of the first commercial Vector processor in India and developed the most powerful Prolog compiler in India.

MADAN ANKAPURA

ADVISER, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

PRODUCT LEADER AT GOOGLE

Madan has a daytime job at Google as Product Manager. He passionately advises sensfix on Product Management. He brings in 15+ years experience in building hardware/software products, product roadmaps, program management, prioritization of tasks, software development lifecycle management, driving technical architecture and building teams that deliver. An MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Madan earlier worked with a startup developing video watermarking technology before working with Samsung and now Google. He has Product/Engineering experience in growing/scaling android of the partner ecosystem and improving the battery life of smartphones. He holds special Interest in companies working on Convergence of Web, Mobile, and Broadcast (TV/Radio).

DR. RALPH WERNER

ADVISER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Ralph has held various senior leadership positions in ecommerce, advertising & online classifieds companies (National Semiconductors, eBay, mobile.de, Adconion, Naspers, Matomy, Deutsche Telekom, Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, Dekamedia). He is well known for his business acumen with a sharp focus on technology. His passion for tech driven innovation and business models drives him to advise sensfix on its strategy. He helps in addressing a variety of strategic issue putting together his wide range of expertise and skills built over the years from semiconductor manufacturing technology, management consulting and strategy development online marketplaces, digital advertising on the buy and sell side, internet business models Business Development and Software Sales Network Security Software Re-organization & transformation processes.

ANIL ADVANI

ADVISER

Anil is a well-known lawyer, advisor, angel investor and mentor to early-stage startup founders in Silicon Valley. He is the managing partner of the law firm Inventus Law based in Palo Alto at the heart of the Silicon Valley. He has advised early-stage startups from their bare beginnings of 2-3 "guys in the garage" to being global multinational corporations throughout the life-cycle of the venture, negotiating angel and venture financings, customer and licensing transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Over the last 19 years working at powerhouse law firms like Cooley Godward and Orrick Herrington, and now Inventus Law, he has represented over 3,000 startups, angel investors, founders and has been involved in nearly 500 financing and M&A transactions valued at over $3 billion in aggregate.

SANJIT SINGH DANG

ADVISER

Dr. Sanjit Singh Dang has been a successful Venture Capitalist, Corporate Executive, Board Member, Speaker, and Writer in Silicon Valley for almost two decades. He is currently the Co-Founder and Chairman of U First Capital which provides Venture Capital as a Service to Corporations. Prior to that, he was at Intel Capital where he had an excellent track record of driving 1 Exit every year: DocuSign (IPO 2018), Body Labs (2017), VokeVR ( 2016), Maginatics (2015) and Basis Science (2014). He has been an Investor and Board Member of several companies, including True Fit, Reflektion, Helpshift, and Enlighted. Sanjit has experience in investing in Consumer and Enterprise sectors across several areas: Transportation, AI, Security, Big Data, IoT, Virtual Reality, eCommerce, etc.