Brings onboard industry veterans as Sr. VP Core Technology and India Business Head
Chennai, June 7, 2017: Uniphore Software Systems, a Chennai-based speech recognition solutions company, announced appointments of Dr. Pat T. Pattabhiraman as Senior Vice President, Core Technology, and Ravi Kompella as the India Business Head.
Speaking on the appointments, Umesh Sachdev, CEO & Co-founder, Uniphore Software Systems said, “We are excited to have Dr. Pattabhiraman and Ravi join Uniphore’s leadership team. Their vast experience and understanding of the industry will be a huge asset to the company. I am looking forward to working with them as they help accelerate Uniphore’s growth and industry leadership.”
Dr. Pattabhiraman comes from Conversay and has an extensive experience in Natural Language Processing and Speech Technology to his credit, where he led teams of speech engineers and computational linguists in the development of critical components of speech recognition engines in 20 languages, resulting in commercial products deployed on over 8 million devices. He has also worked at Seagate Software (now SAP Canada), where he architected a natural language interface to Crystal Reports and developed several of its major modules. He is a mentor with Cyberlaunch, the leading accelerator for machine learning and information security startups.
He has been a part of major conferences and guest-edited special issues of the Computational Intelligence Journal on Natural Language Generation. His Ph.D. dissertation is used as course material at the University of Strasbourg. He has a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras, and a Ph.D. in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University.
Ravi Kompella joins Uniphore from Salesforce India where he was driving business from Enterprise Accounts. He comes with two decades of experience in areas across Customer Service, Systems Administration, Solution Engineering and Accot Management. He had also handled several roles in sales, presales and IT in companies such as Oracle, Dell, Dixons Group (UK), Ingram Micro and Global Telesystems.
Ravi has completed an Advance Strategy Program from IIM-Calcutta, holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Applications, a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and an Honour’s Degree in Systems Management. Besides these achievements, he has successfully completed several professional trainings from reputed institutes across the globe during his previous endeavors.
Uniphore Software Systems is headquartered in IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai. Uniphore was incubated in IIT Chennai, India in 2008 and currently has offices in India, Singapore, and U.A.E with about 100 employees spread across all locations. Uniphore’s investors include Kris Gopalakrishnan, IDG Ventures India, India Angel Network, YourNest Angel Fund and Ray Stata.
Uniphore has worked with over 70 enterprise customers and served over 4 million end users. Uniphore was recognized by Deloitte as a Technology Fast 500 company in Asia Pacific in 2014 and was also ranked as the 10th fastest growing technology company in India by Deloitte Fast 50 in 2015. Uniphore’s Co-Founder & CEO, Umesh Sachdev was recognized by the TIME Magazine list of 2016 amongst “10 Millennials Changing The World”, and with India’s edition of MIT Technology Review’s ‘Innovators Under 35′ for the year 2016.
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