Vinod currently leads a stealth project at Uniphore which aims to bridge the Idea to Innovation gap in organizations leveraging Conversational AI, Automation and Knowledge AI. He is also an advisor to March Capital and the Co-Chair for the USISPF’s Startup Connect Initiative.

Vinod was previously the COO at Cisco Webex Customer Experience. In 2014, Vinod Co-Founded Cloudcherry, a Customer Journey and Experience Management Platform which was acquired by Cisco in the fall of 2019. Before CloudCherry he lived the zero to one journey in another Startup MarketSimplified, where he was part of the core founding team that introduced Mobile Stock and Derivative trading to most retail brokerages like TD Ameritrade, OptionsXpress, FXCM, National Stock Exchange of India among others. Vinod spent his formative years at sea. He quit the Merchant Navy as First Officer with Maersk Line after 9 years aboard multiple ships on worldwide charters.

Vinod lives in Pleasanton, CA with his wife, two girls and a very vocal Husky. He is passionate about building and taking to market new and delightful products, geopolitics, climate change, cricket and almost anything written by PG Wodehouse or Bill Bryson.