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Product and Marketing Exec in data, cloud, SMB + robotics, man-machine systems

Prasad Akella's Work Experience

Optessa

Board Member

Codegear/Borland

India Country Manager & Advisor, India Strategy

Prasad Akella's Education

Stanford University

Ph.D., Robotics/Mechanical Engineering

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MBA, Strategy, Finance and operations

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

BS, Aerospace Engineering

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About Prasad Akella's Current Company

Optessa

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About Prasad Akella

💼 Past Experience

Prasad Akella has worked as an Advisor at DrishtiPrasad Akella is currently a Advisor; Acting CMO at OpsRamp from 2016 to 2018 (2 years) in San Jose. "More workloads. Less work." for the IT ops teams running hybrid IT infrastructures. Protecting trademarks and brands online.MarkMonitor & Thomson CompuMark are global market leaders serving more than half of the Fortune 100. Set the product direction for MarkMonitor and Thomson CompuMark products. (which use a large infrastructure for crawling all parts of the web together with an information retrieval and data mining engine to offer SaaS and software-enabled big data solutions.)Crafted the vision and transformed a very manual detection process for brand violation to one based on machine learning. Interim SVP, Engineering, MarkMonitor (2015). SVP, Product and Marketing at Intermedia from 2012 to 2014 (2 years) in Mountain View, California. Intermedia is the premiere provider of business-grade cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and the world’s largest provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange. Competes with Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for business.Created & launched a number of new services: hosted phone, email archiving, and cloud server while doubling revenue. Put Intermedia on the map when Gartner called it a Visionary in its 2013 Unified Communications-as-a-Service magic quadrant. Vice President, and Head, Global SME/SMB Marketing at SAP from 2007 to 2012 (5 years). Enterprise software and services market leader. Responsible for Global Marketing of SAP's ~$2B SMB portfolio of on-premise and SaaS solutions (SAP Business All-in-One, Business One, Business ByDesign, BusinessObjects Portfolio). Helped grow it at ~30% yoy. Identified as a High Potential top talent -- top 1% of SAP's Global Executives. India Country Manager & Advisor, India Strategy at Codegear/Borland from 2007 to 2008 (1 year). CodeGear, the software development tools division of Borland, developed the Delphi IDE, the programming language Delphi, and the database server InterBase. Guild of Telecom Firms Pioneer Award Holder.Innovator of the Year | Contributor | PMO | Creative Director" Safe, secure, and affordable online communication for businesses of all sizes."


🎓 Education

Prasad Akella's education finished with a Ph.D. in Robotics/Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. After completing his education, Prasad worked as a research associate at the Robotics/Mechanical Engineering Laboratory of the Stanford University. In his free time, he takes up golfing, playing the violin and tending to his home that has five dogs.


💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills

Prasad Akella is currently a Advisor; Acting CMO at OpsRamp from 2016 to 2018 (2 years) in San Jose. "More workloads. Less work." for the IT ops teams running hybrid IT infrastructures. Attacking a burgeoning market opportunity with a holistic, organically built product unmatched in the market. Acting CMO, 2016-2017. Entrepreneur-in-Residence / EIR at SRI International from 2016 to 2017 (1 year) in Menlo Park, CA. Explored entrepreneurial opportunities in Robotics, Manufacturing, and Data at SRI, where the future has been invented for the last 70 years. Created Drishti while here. SVP, Product Management & Product Strategy, MarkMonitor & Thomson CompuMark at Thomson Reuters from 2014 to 2016 (2 years) in San Francisco Bay Area. (Spun off as Clarivate Analytics in 2016)Protecting trademarks and brands online.MarkMonitor & Thomson CompuMark are global market leaders serving more than half of the Fortune 100. Set the product direction for MarkMonitor and Thomson CompuMark products. (which use a large infrastructure for crawling all parts of the web together with an information retrieval and data mining engine to offer SaaS and software-enabled big data solutions.)Crafted the vision and transformed a very manual detection process for brand violation to one based on machine learning. Interim SVP, Engineering, MarkMonitor (2015). SVP, Product and Marketing at Intermedia from 2012 to 2014 (2 years) in Mountain View, California. Intermedia is the premier provider of business-grade cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and the world’s largest provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange. Competes with Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for business.Created & launched a number of new services: hosted phone, email archiving, and cloud server while doubling revenue. Put Intermedia on the map when Gartner called it a Visionary in its 2013 Unifiedcommunications-as-a-Service magic quadrant. Vice President, and Head, Global SME/SMB Marketing at SAP from 2007 to 2012 (5 years). Enterprise software and services market leader. Responsible for Global Marketing of SAP's ~$2B SMB portfolio of on-premise and SaaS solutions (SAP Business All-in-One, Business One, Business ByDesign, BusinessObjects Portfolio). Helped grow it at ~30% yoy. identified as a High Potential top talent -- top 1% of SAP's Global Executives. India Country Manager & Advisor, India Strategy at Codegear/Borland from 2007 to 2008 (1 year). CodeGear, the software development tools division of Borland, developed the Delphi IDE, the programming language Delphi, and the database server InterBase.Crafted strategy and led penetration of the Indian developer tools market, the acquirer's prerequisite for CodeGear's spinoff from Borland.Acquired by Embarcadero Technologies, May 2008. Co-founder & Vice-President, Platform Products at Spoke Software from 2002 to 2004 (2 years). Social network pioneer.


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