The Team

Apoorv Durga, Ph.D.

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Apoorv has extensive implementation, research and advisory experience in several Enterprise Software products and technologies.

As a Research Director with Real Story Group, Apoorv was responsible for setting and executing the agenda for several of RSG’s in-depth research studies. These include Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Cloud File Sharing, Enterprise Portals, Enterprise Mobile Technologies, Web Content & Experience Management (WCM) Customer Experience, and CRM.

In the areas mentioned above, he has authored or co-authored multiple book-length technology and vendor evaluation reports. Along the way, he also worked with several large and complex organizations helping them with product selection and other strategic technology recommendations.

Apoorv has also been a speaker at many industry conferences, has published several articles in domestic and international publications and gets regularly quoted in industry forums and publications.

Kashyap Kompella

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Kashyap is an industry expert on enterprise automation and artificial intelligence.

Kashyap has 20 years of experience as a hands-on technologist, industry analyst and management consultant. Kashyap advises large organizations on technology strategy, implementation road maps, and vendor selection.

Kashyap is widely recognized as a thought leader on emerging technologies and has been quoted by the media, including the BBC, Quartz, Economist, Mint, Guardian, Forbes, Nikkei Asian Review, eMarketer, CMSWire, KMWorld, EContent and SearchCIO.

Manish Rathi

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Manish has extensive experience in financial services, securities broking and software development. He co-founded TradingCampus and intends to change the way training is conducted within finance domain. TradingCampus offers various modules on Algorithmic Trading, Technical Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, Portfolio & Risk Management.

Manish has built and managed several high-performing digital businesses. He has extensive experience in leading operations for Technology, Business Development and Application Development with full P& L responsibility. As CTO with Indiabulls group, he was responsible for implementing and running several Internet businesses . He has also held positions with AIG, Polaris and ICICI.

Alan Pelz-Sharpe

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Alan has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, working with a wide variety of end-user organizations like FedEx, The Mayo Clinic & Allstate and vendors from Oracle and IBM to startups around the world. Alan was formerly a Partner at The Real Story Group, Consulting Director at Indian Services firm Wipro, Research Director at 451 and VP for North America at industry analyst firm Ovum. He is regularly quoted in the press including the Wall Street Journal and The Guardian and has appeared on the BBC, CNBC, ABC as an expert guest.