We are very pleased to welcome our advisors to Botprise board of advisors. Our advisors are accomplished global leaders in technology, business and security bringing their wealth of experience and expertise to Botprise in helping our team scale our platform and solutions to make our customers delighted and meeting their autonomous enterprises vision.
Giovanni Paliska – Giovanni Paliska brings 30 years of sales, business development, and Go-To-Market experience in the IT infrastructure and data management space. Most recently, Giovanni was SVP of Business Development and Strategy at Hedvig, a software defined storage company acquired by Commvault.
Prior to Hedvig, he served as CRO for CloudVeloz, acquired by VMware. He also served as President of Sanovi Technologies, Head of OEM Sales and Global Alliances at Attivio and co-founder and CEO of Arkivio. Giovanni holds a BSEE from the Polytechnic Institute of Milan, Italy.
Fleming Shi – As a strategic advisor for Botprise, Fleming Shi brings over 25 years of IT industry experience, specializing in systems, networking, and cybersecurity products. Currently, Fleming is serving the role of Chief Technology Officer at Barracuda Networks, where he drives technology innovation and product development in protecting hundreds of thousands of customers.
Fleming has advised multiple start-ups and entrepreneurs with successful exits, from defining company mission, product vision to building development teams and deliver market-leading solutions.
Manish Gupta – Manish is an experienced contemporary enterprise Digital and IT leader who has 25+ yrs. of learnings with some marquee logos – Unilever Plc., Accenture, PepsiCo, and Diageo. He has worked across technology domains, industries, geographies and thus different archetypes, cultures and delivered impactful outcomes towards business growth, profitability, and reputation.
He has led large teams, managed scale transformations, and been a member of senior leadership teams, influencing and engaging extensively with boards and external stakeholders.
Manish is also actively involved in advising multiple start-ups at different stages of their evolution. He is also an Executive in Residence with India School of Business and also conducts talks/seminars for fellow CIO/CTO communities in SE Asia region.
Ranjan Guha – Ranjan is an accomplished strategic leader with deep, rich experience and a strong focus on the digital transformation and the supply chain/logistics domain. He has successfully advised and helped multiple start ups and medium size companies to scale revenues
He has strong experience and success in setting up and running sales operations, marketing/branding, defining go to market strategies etc. for both services and product companies internationally.
Ranjan currently is the President of the American operations of Interra I T. He has created and implemented the business/technology strategy that has lead Interrait IT to a leadership position in its chosen segments of digital transformation/marketing and supply chain optimization.
Abe Smith – Abe Smith is a results-driven Senior Executive, IT Professional, and Advisor with more than 20 years of success across the information services, internet, semiconductors, biotechnology industries. His broad areas of expertise include vulnerability assessment, security infrastructure, risk mitigation, and IT security solutions implementation.
Abe held a leadership position as the Director, Enterprise Security for Equinix where he spearheaded multimillion projects in information security solutions, handling purchasing, installations, configuration, and deployments. He also produced a 25% improvement in OS hardening of servers and workstations.