Our Amazing Team

Dr. Kalyan Kalwa

A trained physician and pharmacist from India, came to the United States with a dream to practice medicine. However, soon after, he realized his true passion for information technology. After completing some IT courses, he worked as a quality analyst for over a decade. During this time, he realized that he wanted to make a much bigger impact in health care. Armed with a unique combination of skill sets from both medicine and the technology world, he co-founded Health innovators in 2012. His idea was to involve doctors and computer programmers in innovation. Starting small, the organization has grown to over 20000 members today. Kal’s entrepreneurial vision not only drives Health Innovators, but spans to helping others with the same passion. Kal believes in empowering others to achieve their goals. This trait extends beyond work, at the Toastmasters. Kal first started going to Toastmasters to improve his own public speaking skills; but eventually has served as the Cambridge area governor, helping others who are in the same shoes that he was in some years ago.

Dr. Mohan Venkataramana

Mohan Venkataramana is a serial entrepreneur and the president of Syntonix Inc., a technology Research and Development (R&D) and business strategy solutions company specializing in developing bench scale concepts to marketable products. At Syntonix, he launched several products in multiple verticals, including Life Sciences and Healthcare, Clean Energy, Retail Services, Education and Telecommunications; He is an experienced developer in Software and Enterprise solutions, Big data, Cloud Computing and Mobile Solutions.

He created the Patient Talkback product and related healthcare applications. As a key technology leader in the Core Team launching the AT&T MultiQuest 900 service, he helped grow the service from 0 to $3 billion in 3 years. Leading the technology team from AT&T Bell Labs he helped solve many mission critical technology development and deployment issues and launched the successful service from concept to the marketplace deployment.

At Amazon, he helped them to scale their infrastructure to handle peak traffic load during Christmas season and recover lost revenue. At AT&T Conversant, his team won the coveted AT&T Trailblazer award for the most innovative new product for our Phone Notes product. At Syntonix, he has created a complete QA automation framework application with Ruby to support automated test suites and reporting for a SaaS application. He developed several automation packages for Cigna Healthcare.

Mohan serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Health Innovators. He has organized training and facilitation sessions for entrepreneurs and start-ups under the aegis of Health Innovators. He designed and delivered regular weekly sessions of a course called “Evidence based Entrepreneurship in Healthcare”, and managed ideation sessions for Health Innovators.

Mohan graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai with a B.Tech degree and received his Sc.D from MIT in Chemical Engineering. He also has a M.S degree in Energy Engineering from University of Illinois. Mohan has a diverse background, having worked at AT&T Bell Labs, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Microsoft and Amazon.

Mohan is passionate in helping people reach their full potential, and has mentored several entrepreneurs, start-ups and MBA students at the Albers Business School in Seattle University. He co-founded two non-profit organizations, one called India Rural Community Projects Initiative (IRCPI) for evaluating new technology introduction opportunities for rural development in Energy and Healthcare, and the other called Seattle Institute for Peace Studies for fostering non-violent ways of conflict resolution in young children as well as adults.

Mohit Verma

Performance Engineering Leader/GURU with 20+ years of technology experience -- Created, Managed and Promoted Technical Competencies within Organizations -- Served as a Technical Mentor, Conference Chair (Performance Track) -- Successfully Developed and Presented business cases to purchase production monitoring (APM), performance engineering and development tools. -- Experienced in Benchmarking Software Systems (Full stack) -- Devops Evangelist -- Experience with Modern Web Frameworks -- Experienced in Cloud Based Testing (Blazemeter, STORMRUNNER) -- Exceptional Performance Engineering Skills -- Excellent in-depth Performance tuning and all around technical skills (Web and traditional Client-Server) -- Experienced in NO SQL databases -- Organizer for multiple local meetups including https://www.meetup.com/Performance-Engineering-and-Capacity-Planning/ -- Worked with various IT groups to develop and enforce development, testing and monitoring best practices. -- Worked with other enterprise architects to build a enterprise IT strategy. -- Proficient in Mobile and Rich Web client Performance Testing -- Achieved Industry recognition presenting at various User Group meetings, Roundtables, Conferences and Workshops Interests: Leadership, Application Performance & Reliability, Scalable Systems, Performance Management/Monitoring, Enterprise Architecture, Machine Learning, NOSQL Specialties: Enterprise Performance Engineering Architect/Evangelist, Application Performance, Managing/Creating Technical specialties, Team Building/Mentoring/Coaching Software Development and Testing

Moses Rajan

Experienced business IT Professional offering consulting services to the enterprises including Fortune 500 corporations. Specialization includes enterprise Human Capital Management solutions (Oracle, Workday) and HR analytics. Mission to help teaching underprivileged kids developing skills in coding, robotics and drones. As a co-founder and CTO of bright start foundation, Volunteering to offer curriculum and technology readiness.

Manish Chauhan

A practicing Interventional Cardiologist, Director of CST Research Foundation and Founder of CardioVisual, a physician-driven patient education and engagement app that delivers curated and shareable video-based content on a single mobile platform.

Implementation of technology in healthcare is a slow process and for successful adoption and utilization, I believe healthcare professionals must take an active role in guiding innovation. While treating patients and directing research trials, CardioVisual is my effort to bring a technology solution for a common problem faced by practicing clinicians and patients. It is an honor to work and partner with some incredible innovators, passionate clinicians, organizations as well as medical and technology companies.

Deepak Mahendarkar

Current interests include

• Public health crisis mngmt • Digital Transformations • Cloud Transformation • Supply chain Management with focus on product safety Core competencies include • Product Management • Strategic Planning • Project Management • Architecture • Governance • Personnel Management

I can pave path to adoption for IoT (Internet of Things), Smart Connected Products, Ubiquitous Computing, Mesh Networks, RFID, SOA, Cloud computing, BPM, Big Data, Mobile enablement, Portal and other platforms by providing roadmap models. Provide IT strategic leadership and to enterprises that are green in such adoption can be hands-on member of the development team – assisting with translating business strategy into technology solutions with a viable architectural vision which supports development frameworks, design patterns with emphasis on reduced code redundancy. Can provide blueprints, roadmap, connectivity options, patterns and strategy assessment with solution implementation for domains such as IoT, Smart Connected Products, HealthCare, P&C, Annuity Insurance, Financials, Govt.

Dr. Dhrumil Shah

My primary interests and focus areas are Digital health innovation, Data science and Care analytics, Health innovation and Entrepreneurship and Life science technology commercialization. I provide advisory & consultation services for and speak to companies and entities around the globe, who are looking to explore disruptive innovation ideas and create a scalable business model in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism – nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures. I am actively involved in Health IT space via many of national and regional speaking engagements and collaborative fuelling the much needed disruption to redesign Healthcare delivery space. I am honored to be leading greater Boston SOPE chapter and looking forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Randall Bock

Effective and dynamic problem solver with experience in a variety of endeavors: medical physician who ran and owned solo practice; property manager and investor; entrepreneur currently bring "Gain Street" to fruition, with emphasis in business- and customer- development. Angel investor and ad hoc advisor in the Boston startup scene.

Dr. Pavel Hradecky

A healthcare and life science professional, trained as a physician, with international work experience atthe intersection of biomedical R&D, data analytics and business.

Britto Raj

15+ years of experience in the health care, specialized in interoperability and developing health care solutions and products. Managed a team to build interoperability with 50+ EHR & HIE vendors to connect hospitals, lab and imaging companies, practice groups and other trading partners.

Christopher Davis

Christopher enjoys scaling up emerging innovations. He also has a particular interest in developing new, novel uses for existing technologies and leveraging them into an evolving market. He obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT.

Mitchell Wachtel

At the Offices of Mitchell J. Wachtel, we provide acute foot injury treatment and a full array of podiatry health services and surgery services with the emphasis on simplified claims administration.

Matthew DeNoncour

Dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to the healthcare, biotech, and business communities of Massachusetts. Matt is happy to share his vast experience and knowledge with his business clients as an attorney and owner of Magis Law Firm, P.C.

Kartikey Trivedi

Project Consultant with strong domain expertise, operational and program leadership. Sustained track record of managing multiple client engagements and profitably managing multi-million dollar projects from inception through implementation.

Teesta Jain

3+ years of experience in business development, negotiation, start-ups and in depth understanding of cardiovascular, cancer, medical devices and healthcare technologies. Structured agreements with academia and pharma/biotech to commercialize technologies and advance research.

• Evaluating new technologies being considered for Commercialization • Experienced Entrepreneur • Worked with business development, scientists, legal/IP • New business development and partnership/relationship building experience • Market assessment and identification of business opportunities • Due diligence including patents, papers, market reports, PubMed • Strong scientific background in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology applied to cancer • PhD Biochemistry • Understanding of academic technology transfer

Ayoola Adebesi

Highly motivated project management professional.

Cristianne Aguair

Executive with +15 years of experience in Marketing Strategy and Product Management in Telecommunications Industry on B2B and B2C. Technology Enthusiast, high analytical skill, and experience in team management.

Sheshakanth Munagapati

Founded the healthcare venture, a consumer internet start up, healthouts.com, Generation of business model along with Product Management, Design, Roadmap and strategy from the scratch. Significant experience in managing/launching the multiple globally scalable products from conceptualization to the product positioning. Built/Managing the teams providing technology direction towards the product roadmap. Strong focus for great simple user Interfaces in the web and mobile applications. Design and deployment of highly scaling products using public cloud computing services. Seven years of foundation of Product development experience in Enterprise System Software products with great HP's intellectual R&D culture having 5 paper publications. Exposure to consumer internet start ups ecosystem and various business models. Collaborated with internal global teams/partners for the owned product and delivered consistently above the objectives.