Mahesh Dharan is responsible for business development, innovation and strategic eco-partnering. His experiences includes managing corporate development, multi-business strategic planning, M&A integration, new ventures, and ecosystems. He has successfully led/managed large enterprise business transformation, process re-engineering, Information Systems/ERP product development, customer services call centres systems/technologies.
Previously, he was the President/COO of Avirtek, Inc - a cyber security technology start-up where he managed ecosystem development, product strategy and customer relationships with private and public sectors.
Mahesh has held leadership/managerial positions,
Mahesh has completed executive education at Harvard Business School and The Wharton School. He has a MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a MS from Syracuse University, and a BE from Bangalore University/India.
Guru Murthy is the Founder/CEO of Processware Systems (P) Ltd., a leading provider of software solutions to Aerospace, Banking and Financial institutions.
Guru Murthy has been involved in Design and Development of Software Solutions to Financial Institutions since 1995. He has spoken at various seminars/conferences on adoption of technology by Financial Institutions. He is involved in providing shared computing resources to smaller institutions on an ASP basis in India, using Cloud Computing model.
Guru has been working with many Financial Institutions in India, to enable them to extend their reach and thereby attain the required scalability. Around 300 Co-operative Institutions have been using Processware's solution to process real time transactions. The integration of hand held devices to the backend MIS systems have enabled many Financial Institutions to provide door step services to their customers.
Guru has delivered talks at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Institute of Co-operative Management, Karnataka Federation of Urban Co-operative Banks Ltd., and other microfinance seminars across the country. Guru obtained his Masters in Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science from University of Missouri - Rolla. He worked as a senior Computer Scientist at Schlumberger prior to starting Processware.
CJ Bruno is a results-focused senior executive who, over the course of a 34+ year career as a Sales and Marketing Leader at Intel Corporation, has a proven track record in revenue generation, design-wins, demand creation, and brand building. His broad areas of expertise include leading global organizations, customer engagement, business development, global strategy, and partnerships.
CJ is an adept public speaker and company spokesperson who has delivered numerous keynotes and press interviews at technology industry events globally. As a corporate officer of a Fortune 100 company, CJ led teams as large as 1300 team members and continues to serve as a mentor to many of his colleagues.
After joining Intel in 1984, CJ learned the business during 3 years in supply chain and manufacturing planning. He then spent 15 years in large account sales in North America and 7 years as the Americas geography director of marketing. CJ went on to spend 7+ years as the president and general manager of the Intel Americas' business before becoming general manager of Intel's Global Accounts in 2016, where he delivered results to fuel Intel's transformation to a data-centric company.
Diane is a passionate, experienced Customer Experience executive, change agent and sherpa for new and developing customer obsessed leaders. She believes that brands who win choose to focus on human and emotional elements of business.
Diane has over 25 years of building and growing Customer and Employee focus. She was interim CEO for the Customer Experience Professionals Association. Most recently at AT&T, she led Customer Experience strategy by transforming customer and associate engagement. In 2011, she founded Customer Experience Catalysts as a consultancy and thought leader for organizations who were launching or progressing customer and employee experience to grow their brand value. She also developed and led Customer Engagement at Sysco Foods Corporation and has worked with many brands of different verticals and sizes helping build transformation through experience centricity.
Diane holds an MS in Psychology and an MBA She is a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP) and also holds NPS, VoC, CEM and Design certifications.
Bob was with Intel Corporation for over 20 years, where he held various senior management positions in marketing, sales, and business unit management. Bob is a co-founder of Dark Signal Research. Dark Signal is a research company dedicated to solving hard problems in computer science and producing intellectual property based on those solutions. Bob graduated from University of Arizona.
Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan is CEMOSoft Advisor providing guidance on technology, innovation, platform roadmap and business growth. He brings deep and broad insights in technology, research and leadership experiences to CEMOSoft.
Dr. Panchanathan is the Executive Vice President, Chief Research and Innovation Officer at Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ. He leads the Knowledge enterprise at ASU. He is the director of Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing and Foundation Chair in Computing and Informatics. He is a Professor in Computer Science and Engineering department at ASU.
Josh Lerner is the Jacob H Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School and head of the Entrepreneurial Management unit. He graduated from Yale College with a special divisional major that combined physics with the history of technology. He worked for several years on issues concerning technological innovation and public policy at the Brookings Institution, for a public-private task force in Chicago, and on Capitol Hill. He then earned a Ph.D. from Harvard's Economics Department
Jeffrey Durgee was recently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and is currently Associate Professor of Marketing at the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He teaches Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Branding, Marketing Research and New Product Development and does research on qualitative methods for identifying needs for new products and new brand positionings.
He has taught in the Lally School's Executive MBA, and taught Marketing to General Motors engineers for over 12 years as part of the Rensselaer Master of Science in Management and Technology. His research has been published in the Journal of Advertising Research, Psychology and Marketing, Advances in Consumer Research, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, the Design Management Journal, The Design Management Review, the Journal of Consumer Marketing and the MSI Working Paper Series. He recently published a book on consumer needs research and idea generation titled "Creative Insight: Finding Hidden Needs for New Products and New Brand Positioning". He is also the co-author of a new book on entrepreneurship in North Africa, "Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Maghreb".
He has consulted on new product development and brand imagery projects for many companies including Procter & Gamble, Kodak, Coleman Camping Products, Hannaford Brothers, Meineke Car Care, O. M. Scott, Enterprise Rental Cars, Allied Demecq Spirits and Wine, and Autozone. He also conducts workshops and seminars for executives on Branding and Consumer Behavior, most recently for the Helsinki School of Economics. He worked in the Creative Research Department at Young and Rubicam in New York City. His Ph.D. is in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh. His undergraduate degrees are from the University of Pennsylvania and the American University in Paris.
Professor Friar has researched and written on the subjects of marketing strategy, management of innovation, and technology strategy, with emphases on radical innovations and start-up companies. Professor Friar has been involved in the start-up of several companies and currently serves on the board of several others. He has held positions in planning, marketing, and finance at N.A. Philips Corp. and was a software engineer at Draper Laboratories. Professor Friar has also taught at Clark and Brandeis University, Melbourne University in Australia, and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. An active consultant, he has special interest in the medical electronic, computer, and telecommunications industries. Professor Friar is a member of the editorial board for IEEE Transactions. Professor Friar has a PhD in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a MBA from Harvard Business School, and an AB from Harvard University.
Dr. Kalmadi is an Advisor at CEMOSoft, LLC. He brings his deep understanding of the field of medicine, patient care and healthcare business acumen to CEMOSoft innovations.
Dr. Kalmadi serves as Chief Medical Officer at Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers. Dr. Sujith Kalmadi completed his residency training and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He has served as academic clinical faculty at the Cleveland Clinic School of Medicine (Lerner School) in Cleveland, Ohio and subsequently at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During his tenure at these prestigious institutions, he pioneered several novel clinical research trials which have been lauded at national scientific meetings and published in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Kalmadi has a MD and medical schooling in India. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology.
His areas of clinical and research interests include several solid tumors and hematological disorders. He currently resides in Chandler, AZ and enjoys tennis, chess and racquetball during his spare time.