The Team

Apoorv Durga, Ph.D.

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Apoorv has extensive implementation, research and advisory experience in several Digital Technology Marketplaces such as:

  • Omnichannel Digital Marketing Technologies: Customer Data Platforms (CDPs), Journey Orchestration Engines, Web Content and Experience Management, Mobile and Omnichannel Delivery, Digital Asset Management, Campaigns and Lead Management, Social Media Analytics, Customer Experience and CRM
  • Digital Workplace Technologies: Intranets, Enterprise Content Management, Cloud File Sharing, Portals and Application software, Document Composition and Document Output Management, Social Media and Collaboration

As a Research Director with Real Story Group (RSG), Apoorv was responsible for setting and executing the agenda for several of RSG’s in-depth research studies. In the areas mentioned above, Apoorv has authored multiple book-length technology and vendor evaluation reports.  Along the way, he 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. He has often been quoted in industry forums and publications such as Business World, CMSWire, KMWorld, EContent, SearchCIO, TechTarget and others. Apoorv has been a judge for EContent 100, an annual listing of the Top 100 digital companies.

Apoorv has a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from IIT-BHU, Master’s in management from IIM-Calcutta and Ph.D. from FMS, University of Delhi.

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.