Srikanth Desikan

Founder, Products, Marketing, Sales

Sri is responsible for Products, Marketing and Sales. Sri has over 20 years of experience in data management and analytics at companies like Siebel, Agile and Disney and has also worked at several startups doing advertising analytics and Internet of Things Analytics. Most recently Sri headed Products at Glassbeam, an Internet of Things Analytics company. Prior to that Sri was responsible for Analytics Infrastructure at Disney Interactive.

Harish Butani

Founder, CTO, Architect

Harish has over 20 years of experience at companies like Oracle, SAP and Hortonworks as well as several startups. He is an expert at databases and OLAP engines having developed several versions in his career. He is a PMC for Apache Hive. He has architected and engineered Big Data solutions for several customers over the past 5 years. Most recently Harish was at Hortonworks .

Ali Rathore

Principal Engineer

Ali joined as the first engineer at Sparkline Data, working on the optimizer, cloud, and anything else he can annoy his colleagues with. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley with Electrical and CS and is a member of UC Berkeley's HKN and TBP engineering honors societies and was awarded the Haas Scholars Fellowship for his research. He started working on databases at Sybase on the IQ Data Warehouse optimizer team, where he lead the integration with Hadoop. He later joined the SAP HANA team working on federation, distributed query execution, tiered storage and cloud.

Feng Hu


Mr. Hu is a serial entrepreneur, founded or co-founded multiple companies, in the fields of social network, data mining, and smart IoT devices. Two of the companies collectively received more than $10m in funding and are doing well.

He has also invested in 30+ early stage startup companies in the areas of Healthcare/Biology, Big Data, Mobile, IoT. There are a few exits and many got the followup funding. He is managing partner of iSprout Ventures, a micro VC fund focusing on early stage tech startups.

Before those, he joined Google in its early days as a software engineer and tech lead, and developed many good features and products.

He holds a B.Eng from Tsinghua University, and a Master in CS from Polytechnic University (now part of NYU).

Sanjeev Kulkarni


Sanjeev Kulkarni is the co-founder of Streamlio that focuses on building next generation real time processing engines. Sanjeev was the technical lead for real-time analytics at Twitter where he co-created Twitter Heron. Prior to Twitter, we was at Locomatix where he managed their engineering stack. Before Locomatix, he worked in the Adsense team at Google leading several initiatives. He has a MS. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.