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Dr. Anupam Bhide is the founder and C.E.O of Calsoft Inc. With more than 22 years of experience in the technology industry, he is widely respected for his integrity, innovative mindset, and dynamism. His visionary leadership combined with deep industry and technology expertise have played a key role in establishing Calsoft Inc. as a leading provider of software product engineering services. Prior to incorporating Calsoft Inc., Anupam led elite development teams at HP, IBM, and Oracle. Under his direction, the teams at Oracle designed key features for Oracle 8 and improved the scalability of Oracle 7. Before joining Oracle, he served as a Research Scientist at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, New York where he was a founding member of the DB2/6000 Parallel Edition team. At IBM, he also conceived and built one of the first high availability products in the open systems market - the Highly Available NFS File Server. Anupam holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California-Berkeley. He also has a master’s degree in science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in technology from IIT-Mumbai.
Sharmila Bhide is the co-founder of Calsoft Inc. Sharmila is responsible for shaping all aspects of the company’s business strategies and spearheading financial planning and strategy initiatives. Prior to co-founding Calsoft, Sharmila was a Product Manager at Oracle where she led the design of the Oracle Receivables application. She played a critical role in adding cross-product features to Oracle’s financial suites such as Oracle Payables and General Ledger. Before joining Oracle, Sharmila pioneered the development of an integrated portfolio management, accounting, and tax software package for hedge funds at Hedgeware. She holds a MBA from the Yale School of Management and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Parag Kulkarni heads the engineering function at Calsoft. Parag is an industry veteran, bringing more than 20 years of experience in designing and developing complex technology products. As Vice President, Engineering, Parag drives the technology roadmap at Calsoft to improve the overall quality of delivery processes. Before joining Calsoft, Parag held key positions at Veritas (formerly Symantec) where he conceived the Database Edition Product for Windows and led its delivery through two product lines - Database Edition for Microsoft (R) Exchange Server and Database Edition for Microsoft (R) SQL Server. Parag also served as the Site Manager for the Backup Exec team in Mountain View, California. Prior to his role at Veritas, he was a key contributor to Informix Corporation’s line of database products, now acquired by IBM. Parag holds a master’s degree in computer science from IIT, Roorkee and a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from University of Indore, India.
Vic Mahadevan was the Chief Strategy Officer for NetApp. In this role, Vic was responsible for leading NetApp’s business strategy and identifying additional market and product opportunities to fuel future growth. He led the company’s strategic planning and business development activities worldwide. Vic was also responsible for driving the strategic planning process,managing acquisitions, and supporting NetApp’s strategic alliances and partnership teams.
Before joining NetApp, Vic served as vice president of marketing for LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for driving all aspects of product management, outbound marketing and business alliances.
Prior to LSI Corporation, Vic was chief executive officer for Deeya Energy. He has also held senior management positions with leading storage and systems management companies including BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita, and Maxxan Systems.
Vic holds an MBA in Marketing and MS in Engineering from the University of Iowa as well a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.