Leaders

Rohan Sanil
Co-Founder, CEO and Head Of Products
Rohan Sanil is the Co-Founder and SVP of Products of Deep North. Rohan has over two decades of strong product, business experience, entrepreneurial leadership with motivation and passion to build teams, launch products leading to company’s growth. Rohan brings critical insights and dynamism to the Deep North team. He has the experience of starting multiple startups in the video technology space – Akiira Media Systems, Atstream Networks and Tri-Cad, where he was instrumental in building the company, raising capital, and launching products. Prior to co-founding Deep North, he handled product management at MetricStream and business development at Cambridge Solutions (now part of DXC Technology), with marquee customers such as Polycom, Broadcom, Virgin Mobile, Cisco and Oracle. Rohan holds an M.S. Degree in Management Science from the University of Dayton, Ohio, and a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka University, India.
Dr. Jinjun Wang
CO-FOUNDER, CTO
Dr. Jinjun Wang is the Co-Founder and CTO of Deep North. A prolific trailblazer as inventor, researcher, and scientist, Dr. Jinjun Wang is a Co-Founder and SVP of Products of Deep North main inventor of Deep North’s deep learning technology. Internationally acclaimed, he draws on considerable experience in multimedia signal processing, pattern recognition, computer vision and video understanding to design the company’s technical and engineering blueprint. Acknowledged as one of the ‘future research leaders’, Dr. Wang is a published author, holds 14 U.S. patents, and is the recipient of the 2005 Microsoft Asia Fellowship Award. He was part of the winning team at PASCAL 2009 - an International Visual Object Classification Contest. Jinjun, invented the Locality-constrained Linear Coding (LLC) to solve fundamental problems of image representation in the area of computer vision. Jinjun holds a Ph.D from the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a M.S. degree in Electronics and Information from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Nate Angara
VP GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE/CLOUD SERVICES
Nate Angara is the Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Cloud Services for Deep North’s AI and deep learning platforms. Nate has over twenty years of experience in the design, deployment, and maintenance of mission and data critical infrastructure. Prior to joining Deep North, Nate spent the most recent 18 years designing, deploying, staffing, and maintaining high performance and parallel processing compute farms, Hadoop clusters, as well as various open source and public cloud-based infrastructure for the semiconductor design industry. Nate holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Hawaii, as well as various industry certifications including AWS CSA, MCSE (Cloud Platform and Infrastructure), and Security+.
Abhijit Deshpande
VP ENGINEERING & ANALYTICS
Abhijit Deshpande is the Senior Vice President Engineering and Analytics for Deep North’s computer vision and Artificial Intelligence platform. Abhijit has over 2 decades of experience in driving product development and data analytics in entrepreneurial and leadership roles. Prior to Deep North, he was heading BSS platform for Redknee Inc. Abhijit worked for many years at Virgin Mobile where he led engineering of Virgin Mobile’s data analytics platform. Prior to Virgin Mobile, he led product development at Oracle. Abhijit holds dual Master’s in Systems Engineering and Operations Research as well as Mathematics and Computer Science from Ohio University.
Prakash Atawale
VP SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Prakash Atawale is the Vice President of Systems Engineering, leading the development of Deep North’s platform and products. Prakash has over 2 decades of experience in driving product development and systems engineering in enterprises and startups. Prior to Deep North, he was leading security and data center alerts automation at Digital Realty. His prior experience includes online education platform at Vocareum, video technology products at Akiira Media Systems, video conferencing systems at Polycom, e-commerce systems at Rightworks and B2B systems at IBM Global Services. Prakash holds Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. Prakash is passionate about teaching technology. In his spare time, he teaches Information Security and C programming classes at San Jose State University.
Casey Swan
VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
Casey Swan is the Vice President of Sales, leading sales and business development in North America. Casey has over 30 years of global experience in the software, electronics and analytics industry, including scaling 3 previous early-stage startups through acquisition. Prior to Deep North, Casey was the Sales Director at Motionloft, a computer vision solution provider. Prior to Motionloft, Casey was held VP Sales roles at Coverity (acquired by Synopsys), PROS Inc., Veloxum (acquired by Ambicom), Yield Dynamics (acquired by MKS), Schlumberger and Wavecrest (acquired by Schlumberger). Casey holds a Bachelors in both Business and Computer Science from San Jose State University, and continuing executive course work from Stanford University.

Advisers

Deep North has a stellar advisory board working on strategy and as mentors to the team.

Gokul Rajaram

Google's 'Godfather of Adsense'

Abraham Sofaer

Former U.S. federal judge and Legal Adviser to the United States State Department

Jim Miller

Ex - VP WW Operations Google Cloud

Martin Hitch

Chief Business Officer at Bossa Nova Robotics

David LeBaron

Angel Investor, Retail Market Thought Leader

Carl Graziani

Former SVP Safeway Grocery Stores

Jawad Qureshi

Investor, Entrepreneur, Technologist

Dejan Subosic

Founder of IvyRevel, fashion e-commerce company now a partner of H&M

Aleks Subosic

Founders of IvyRevel, fashion e-commerce company now a partner of H&M

Vinay Goel

Sr. Director at Google

David Stevens

Angel Investor and IP Attorney

Mike Kaul

Veteran Technology Executive and DIUx ML Ai Lead

Jason McDowall

Product Leader and Entrepreneur and ex Salesforce Director

Kim Kobza

Technology Executive, Entrepreneur

Jarat Ford

Senior Vice President at Lexington Security Group

David Urban

American lobbyist, political operative and political commentator for CNN