Leadership

Kalyani Velagapudi, PhD

Founder, President & CEO

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  • Doctorate in Health Economics with specialization in hospital cost optimization

  • Served as a Board member of University of Washington Information School (2014-2018)

  • Founder of Winigent, a successful consulting firm specializing in Advanced Analytics and Data Science. Winigent serves many large enterprises including the University of Washington Medical Center, Microsoft, and the State of Washington among others

  • 25+ years of experience in healthcare, software, technology, and telecom industry leaders like Virginia Mason, Microsoft, Fujitsu, and AT&T

  • Drove Microsoft MSIT overall business alignment for the Office of the CIO

  • Passionate about improving quality and efficiency of patient care while reducing costs

Bala G. Nair, PhD

Co-founder, Chief Solution Architect

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  • Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering

  • 20+ yrs of expertise in Perioperative Informatics, Clinical Decision Support, and Medical Devices from The Cleveland Clinic and University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)

  • Served as Assistant Director of Clinical Engineering R&D at The Cleveland Clinic

  • Served as Associate Professor in the Dept of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UWMC

  • Served as Director, Center for Perioperative & Pain Initiatives in Quality Safety Outcome at UWMC

  • 50+ publications in peer reviewed journals, holds 7 patents

Suresh Velagapudi, BE, MBA

Co-founder, COO

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  • MBA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • BE, BITS, Pilani

  • 18 yrs of Engineering leadership experience at Microsoft in Exchange Server, Windows, Office, Mobile Search, Tablet PC, and Windows Live Platform

  • Principal Group Program Manager for Microsoft Concept Development Team

  • Managed Software Development of Telecommunications Applications for Tandem Computers

Medical Advisors

Howard A Schwid, MD

  • BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • MD, Anesthesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Previously Professor of Anesthesiology - University of Washington and UC-Irvine

  • Founder, Anesoft Corporation

  • Physician lead for multiple electronic medical record implementations at major hospital systems

  • Authored 50+ articles on computerized clinical decision support and perioperative technology

  • Motivated by perioperative care and revenue optimization, OR efficiency and IT innovation in hospitals

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Business Advisors

Richard Fade

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Paul Suzman

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  • Founder of OfficeLease, a real estate firm which pioneered commercial tenant and buyer representation whose clients included Cray, Bright Horizons, Amazon, Deloitte & Touche, Zymogenetics, and Phenopath

  • Founding board member of WTIA (Washington Technology Industry Alliance)

  • Served on the boards of several local companies including The Learning Garden (acquired by Bright Horizons) and Torrefazione Italia Coffee (acquired by Starbucks)

  • Former board member of The Pacific Science Center.  

  • Founding board member and is on the executive committee of VillageReach (Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel: honorary chairs) 

  • Serves on the advisory board of University of Washington’s Autism Center