Meet Our Leaders

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Kumar Narala
- Co-Founder & CEO
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Kumar Narala

- Co-Founder & CEO

Kumar has over 23+ years of experience in Analytics, Data Warehouse, Web Applications across various verticals including Telecom, Healthcare, Retail, Cyber Security, Investment Management, Retail Banking and Commercial Banking.

Previously, Kumar lead BI teams for retail markets at Verizon and Physician Portal Development at Baylor Health Care. He managed large teams of Data Scientists to build advanced analytics solutions including Customer Segmentation, Loyalty, Churn Reduction, and Video on Demand. He had experience in Architecting and Building large data warehouses and comprehensive BI Solutions.

Kumar holds an Masters in Engineering from Texas Tech University.

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Dharaninath Doppalapudi
– Co-Founder
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Dharaninath Doppalapudi

– Co-Founder

Dharaninath Doppalapudi (DD) is Senior Vice President at ABIA Inc. DD brings 20+ years of leadership experience with some Fortune 500 companies and is currently responsible for Strategic Partnerships and Sales Operations of the company.

DD served as Operations Head for North America at Enterprise Risk and Security Services of Cognizant Technologies. Innovating the next generation of Cyber Security and Governance through Operational and Actionable Security frameworks. DD has been among the most trusted consultants on Cyber Security in the industry for almost 2 decades.

Over 17 years’ experience with global delivery models, successfully overseeing, managing and delivering geographically dispersed critical information security programs and teams. Acted as a Venture leader, Strategic head, Practice head, Security Services Officer, Engagement Manager and Lead Engineer (along with other roles).

Expertise in several industry verticals, including retail, transport, technology, banking, education, government, health care, insurance, media, hospitality and telecommunications.

Meet our Team

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Neelima Somi
- Global Operations
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Neelima Somi

- Global Operations

Collaborative, passionate, and results-driven professional, offering comprehensive experience in Strategy and Organizational Change Management; complemented with a strong expertise in Organizational Development, Finance, Operations and Strategic Business Planning.

Neelima thrives in a fast-paced, high-pressure environments, and had the opportunity to work across the continents in multi-cultural settings with diverse teams in India, Australia and US. She strongly believes in knowledge sharing and mentoring with the belief that each individual’s success adds and contributes to the organization’s success in lead to long term sustainability and growth.

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Radhika Mandava
- Marketing & Sales
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Radhika Mandava

- Marketing & Sales

An innovative and transformational leader, with over 20 years of extensive experience delivering IT strategic initiatives, leading global & cross-cultural teams, mobilize strategies to lead change from engage to sustain, with meticulous planning and execution, is how I make a difference. An accomplished executive with balanced interpersonal, organization, dedication & self-control traits, deep business acumen, team building, delegation of work, mentoring & people management, always thriving to learn and share. Just graduated in May 2019 from Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas, with an Executive MBA degree.

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Prathima Ananta
– Product Development Manager
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Prathima Ananta

– Product Development Manager

A Self Motivated & Passionate IT professional having 11 years of experience in Analysis , Design and Development of Web and Windows Applications. Worked in Projects for Major role players in Information Media & Entertainment, Travel & Hospitality, Auto-Finance, & Health Care Industries. Skills include ASP.NET, C#, ADO.NET, MVC, MS SQL Server.

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Sridevi Uppala
– Data Analytics Engineer
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Sridevi Uppala

– Data Analytics Engineer

Advisory Board

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Vijay Prabhakar
- Consultant, Cloud Services
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Vijay Prabhakar

- Consultant, Cloud Services

Vijay with 15+ years of demonstrated experience in Cloud Computing, Web / Mobile App, eCommerce Application, Big Data, Digital Marketing, On-site and Off-site Team Management and Vendor Management. Throughout his career, he has worked with early stage product startups, SMBs, Fortune 500 companies.

He primarily focuses on new mobile products and key accounts managing for Themesoft as well establishing and growing Themesoft's global delivery capabilities. He has played an instrumental role in building Themesoft's offshore/onsite global delivery center. Providing technology strategy, vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives that improve cost effectiveness and bottom line results during implementation.

In Jan 2015 Vijay expanded Themesoft’s business portfolio by setting-up a new division of creative services called Creative Lab in Columbus, Ohio In June 2014 Vijay conceptualized to bridge the gap between brands & shoppers and initiated VoxWaves, launch it November 2014 to be a comprehensive Shopping Loyalty Mobile App In September 2013 a top US based Market Research and Survey Company approached Vijay with an interesting requirement to collect behavioral data, ad effectiveness, web and app usage on a very large scale mobile panel. He implemented a cloud based solution with few months. He was instrumental in the product's success and expanded the solution to UK and Canada.

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Wes Flores
- Consulting Practice Leader in Data Management, Analytics, Systems Architecture & IT Strategy
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Wes Flores

- Consulting Practice Leader in Data Management, Analytics, Systems Architecture & IT Strategy

Wes is a Senior Data Management & Analytics Executive with 20 years of experience in Master Data Management, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Analytics, CRM, Data Integration, Data Quality, Quoting & Ordering platforms, User Experience & Mobile Solutions. He has a proven track record and a passion in setting up high-performance teams and implementing world-class information management platforms. He has the ability to effectively communicate key strategies, gain stakeholder alignment, and drive user adoption in support of key technology and organizational goals. Wes has extensive experience leveraging relationships to drive favorable negotiations both internally and externally and is a recognized industry international speaker.

He has directed IT organizations of 200+ resources & budgets greater than 20M per year, directed multiple large scale & multiyear programs of 20M+, managed global organizations (US, Germany, India, Argentina, France, Hong Kong, England) and implemented large scale systems & tools from hundreds to 10K+ users.

He received the Performance Excellence Award from the Verizon VRD Program in 2015 for innovation and leadership in support of sales solutions including budgetary quoting, automated product packages, and advanced address management solutions. He has on both individual and team industry awards beginning with Information Management Magazine's - TOP 25 Information Managers and Computer World BI & Analytics Perspective's - Best Practices in BI and Analytics for leading a multi-year corporate wide business intelligence program for a fortune 15 company.

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Raghava Kothapalli
– PhD (Founder & CEO, Big Data Analytics India Pvt. Ltd)
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Raghava Kothapalli

– PhD (Founder & CEO, Big Data Analytics India Pvt. Ltd)

Raghava is an Eminent Data Scientist with 20 years of industry experience, who has developed many innovative solutions. He is the Principal Mentor for Dell Global Analytics team who reached finalist at Informs Edelman award 2013. He is experienced in solving large scale business problems using Machine Learning, Optimization and Predictive Analytics in Supply chain, Sales and Marketing and Retail Verticals.

Raghava holds a Doctorate in Operations Research from IIT, Madras in India and Masters in Industrial Engineering and Management from IIT, Kharagpur in India.

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Vadapalli Ravi
– PhD
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Vadapalli Ravi

– PhD

Ravi has over 20 years of experience in several domain areas in science, engineering and medicine.

His specific expertise is in parallel and distributed computing applications and Big Data.

He brings experience in leveraging industry-research partnerships leading to new business development, technology transfer, and commercialization opportunities.

He has contributed and prototyped information technologies in oil/gas, cancer biomedicine, and healthcare informatics.

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Harold Collum
– (Executive Director, Cyber Future Foundation) (CEO, U.S. Data Mining and Co-Chair Cyber Crime Committee)
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Harold Collum

– (Executive Director, Cyber Future Foundation) (CEO, U.S. Data Mining and Co-Chair Cyber Crime Committee)

A Dallas, Texas native, Harold Collum is the CEO of U.S. Data Mining, providing Environmental, Health and Safety, and Risk Management database products and services to a wide range of government and corporate clients, and is the President and Founder of Health Care Cyber Defense, a start-up providing data security and secure communications for hospitals and health care organizations. Past experience has included consulting for major hospital systems, as well as large public health care institutions.

Mr. Collum also serves on the Board of Directors of the Cloud Security Alliance–NT, and is their Marketing Director. CSA is a non-profit organization with over 48,000 individual members worldwide.

Mr. Collum has served on advisory boards and committees for The W.A.R.M. Place, a children’s grieving center in Fort Worth, Texas, Constituting America, an organization committed to furthering a deeper understanding of, and respect for, the United States Constitution, and Nexus Women’s Recovery Center.

Harold is an ordained elder in his church, and previously served on the board of Dallas Christian Academy. Mr. Collum earned a B.S. in Behavioral Science at Andrews University, later enrolling in graduate courses in inferential statistics and research methodology at the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Harold is a graduate of the Dallas FBI Citizen’s Academy, and a member of InfraGard’s Health Care & Public Health critical infrastructure group, and the Secret Service’s Electronic Crimes Task Force.

He is a Texas Navy Admiral, a member of Mensa Int’l, and an active Freemason.