Michael AdairCEOMichael Adair is the President and CEO of Deep North and drives the company’s strategy and execution. Michael has served in many entrepreneurial and cross-functional leadership positions over the last two and a half decades in technology and media industries. Prior to Deep North, Michael spent many years in the digital media and technology world leading and scaling companies like Google, Rubicon Project and Pubmatic. As CEO of Deep North, Michael is bringing these skills to bear as the world enters the age of physical digital convergence and artificial intelligence. Prior to Google, he worked as an Investment Banker at Lehman Brothers, where he served in their Communications and Media Group. Michael spent several years working in sales and marketing management at Computational Systems, an enterprise software and advanced sensor technology start-up, now a division of Emerson Electric. Michael holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.Rohan SanilCo-Founder,VP ProductsRohan Sanil is the Co-Founder and SVP of Products of Deep North. Rohan has over two decades of strong product, business experience, entrepreneurial leadership with motivation and passion to build teams, launch products leading to company’s growth. Rohan brings critical insights and dynamism to the Deep North team. He has the experience of starting multiple startups in the video technology space – Akiira Media Systems, Atstream Networks and Tri-Cad, where he was instrumental in building the company, raising capital, and launching products. Prior to co-founding Deep North, he handled product management at MetricStream and business development at Cambridge Solutions (now part of DXC Technology), with marquee customers such as Polycom, Broadcom, Virgin Mobile, Cisco and Oracle. Rohan holds an M.S. Degree in Management Science from the University of Dayton, Ohio, and a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka University, India.Dr. Jinjun WangCo-Founder, CTODr. Jinjun Wang is the Co-Founder and CTO of Deep North. A prolific trailblazer as inventor, researcher, and scientist, Dr. Jinjun Wang is a Co-Founder and SVP of Products of Deep North main inventor of Deep North’s deep learning technology. Internationally acclaimed, he draws on considerable experience in multimedia signal processing, pattern recognition, computer vision and video understanding to design the company’s technical and engineering blueprint. Acknowledged as one of the ‘future research leaders’, Dr. Wang is a published author, holds 14 U.S. patents, and is the recipient of the 2005 Microsoft Asia Fellowship Award. He was part of the winning team at PASCAL 2009 - an International Visual Object Classification Contest. Jinjun, invented the Locality-constrained Linear Coding (LLC) to solve fundamental problems of image representation in the area of computer vision. Jinjun holds a Ph.D from the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a M.S. degree in Electronics and Information from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.Nate AngaraVP Global Infrastructure/Cloud ServicesNate Angara is the Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Cloud Services for Deep North’s AI and deep learning platforms. Nate has over twenty years of experience in the design, deployment, and maintenance of mission and data critical infrastructure. Prior to joining Deep North, Nate spent the most recent 18 years designing, deploying, staffing, and maintaining high performance and parallel processing compute farms, Hadoop clusters, as well as various open source and public cloud-based infrastructure for the semiconductor design industry. Nate holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Hawaii, as well as various industry certifications including AWS CSA, MCSE (Cloud Platform and Infrastructure), and Security+.Abhijit DeshpandeVP Engineering & AnalyticsAbhijit Deshpande is the Senior Vice President Engineering and Analytics for Deep North’s computer vision and Artificial Intelligence platform. Abhijit has over 2 decades of experience in driving product development and data analytics in entrepreneurial and leadership roles. Prior to Deep North, he was heading BSS platform for Redknee Inc. Abhijit worked for many years at Virgin Mobile where he led engineering of Virgin Mobile’s data analytics platform. Prior to Virgin Mobile, he led product development at Oracle. Abhijit holds dual Master’s in Systems Engineering and Operations Research as well as Mathematics and Computer Science from Ohio University.Prakash AtawaleVP Systems EngineeringPrakash Atawale is the Vice President of Systems Engineering, leading the development of Deep North’s platform and products. Prakash has over 2 decades of experience in driving product development and systems engineering in enterprises and startups. Prior to Deep North, he was leading security and data center alerts automation at Digital Realty. His prior experience includes online education platform at Vocareum, video technology products at Akiira Media Systems, video conferencing systems at Polycom, e-commerce systems at Rightworks and B2B systems at IBM Global Services. Prakash holds Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. Prakash is passionate about teaching technology. In his spare time, he teaches Information Security and C programming classes at San Jose State University.
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