Chief Executive Officer
Shehryar Akhtar is our CEO, he is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in international IT business management. He worked in different industries, including pharmaceutical and energy before finding his niche in IT. He brings to the table a strong link between the industry professionals and their audiences, international experience of navigating different foreign companies and cultures, deep understanding of critical business drivers in global markets, success in building relationships with decision makers and delivering on customer commitments. He has a knack for pushing startups to their full potential by predicting the emerging opportunities and trends. His unique abilities allow for a bridge to be made between the innovators that have the tech to offer and those who can implement, distribute, and market it. He is result oriented and focused leader who excels in a dynamic environment while staying aligned and pragmatic.
Basit Hussain, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Hussain is a technology visionary who provides overall technical leadership to our development teams. He has Twenty-five years of software development industry experience, including working on cutting-edge technology projects for companies like Strategos, Perot Systems, Dell, CBOE, Vanguard Mutual Funds. Huntington Banks, USAA, and Cotiviti (Atlanta). Focus areas include Infrastructure Security, Application Security, Natural Language Processing, Semantic Analysis, and high scale deployments. Highly experienced in building scalable Linux infrastructures for mass deployment. Proficient in functional programming, object-oriented analysis, and Enterprise software development. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Three patents awarded and multiple patents pending in the information security area.
Saeed Rajput, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Dr. Rajput leads our advanced statistical analysis, algorithms, machines learning, simulations and modeling efforts. He has been and continues to be an innovator with three patents, and several publications since he acquired his Ph.D. from Viterbi School of the USC. He was the first to implement the Viterbi Algorithm on a signal processor when at Philips Research Labs. He has led several applications, system and embedded software development efforts including implementations of security products. He specializes in advanced algorithms used in machine learning, big data and natural language processing. He lectures in computer science at Florida Atlantic University. He has conceptualized, designed, and managed the development of several products and programs. Dr. Rajput is a senior member of IEEE.
Databases and Big Data | Consultant
Sami Ahmad is an Analytical and Database professional with over 25 years of experience in database administration and development. He specializes in Oracle. He is Senior Oracle Consultant at Florida Dept Of Transport (FDOT -SUNPASS). In the past, he has worked with Motorola, JMFamily, and several start-up companies including healthcare and VoIP. He has a Masters in Computer Engineering with certifications for various industry specific modalities including Hadoop, Oracle Certified DBA, Networking and Solaris System Administration. The also lectures at Nova Southeastern University.
Michael van Hilst, Ph.D.
Security, Data Analytics and Software Engineering | Consultant
Dr. van Hilst did his undergraduate and masters at MIT and his Ph.D. at University of Washington. He specializes in network security protocols, and has lead software teams. He has worked with several exotic overlay protocols and has created security architectures. He worked at NASA and the Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as Chief System Software Architect on projects for NASA’s astronomy satellites, including Einstein, Hubble, and Chandra. This work is based on long history in data calibration, collection, reduction, analysis and visualization for the French government, IBM TJ Watson Laboratories, Motorola, HP Labs, and others. He is an Associate Professor in Computer, Electrical, Software Engineering at
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
James Termini, Ph.D.
Healthcare: Personalized Medicine | Consultant
Dr. James Termini is a microbiologist and immunologist with expertise in virology, personalized vaccine development, and genomics. He obtained his PhD from University of Miami. He studies viral genomics and their relationship to viral infectivity as well as potential avenues for personalized vaccination. His current research is funded by the State of Florida and the Centers for AIDS Research for the development of HIV vaccines and is an author on 15 publications. He is the recipient of the 2017 CFAR award for research excellence and the recipient of the Procter and Gamble Research Award.
Medical and Bio Informatics | Consultant
Ms. Rivero is a biochemistry, molecular biology researcher and a data scientist. She has worked in several labs at Harvard Medical School and University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. She also researched the expression of all variants of HCELL present in pancreatic, colon, liver, and breast cancer. She is a project engineer at Eepos IT Services, where she oversees the design and development a platform for companies that treat children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ms. Rivero is working on her Masters in Computer Science at Nova Southeastern University.
Stan is an innovative and enthusiastic IT professional. He has developed software products and enterprise grade solutions across multiple industries including Finance, Telecommunications, and Document Management. Stan is interested in latest technology trends and corresponding business paradigm shifts.
Stan worked in various positions ranging from Product Management to development to management and had exposure to large corporations as well as start-up environments. He graduated with Bachelors in Computer Science and later received dual M.B.A. in Finance and Business Strategy from Rutgers University. Stan is native of Lithuania and now enjoys the beautiful Tampa Bay.
Innovation/R&D | Consultant
Frank has deep roots in both the R&D and consumer sides of innovation. He has over 20 years of experience identifying business opportunities while leading product/technology development with companies like Procter & Gamble, Orange Glo International, Launch Pad, American Recreation Products, and Tersus Solutions across categories as diverse as cleaning, fragrance, foods, dietary supplements, textiles, outdoor equipment/clothing, and cleantech. As a Ph.D. chemist with a design-mentality, Frank is currently focusing on growing his own consultancy-based business, KV-Design, by helping companies create strong, new businesses.
Oracle Apps and Web Development | Consultant
Ghislain Nkulu is EPIC Inc Founder and Oracle Apps Migration Developer with over 15 years of hands-on experience in Oracle Web Development. Ghislain specializes in Oracle APEX Architecture and Oracle Forms and Reports including Middleware and Oracle Database. Ghislain is a founder of EPIC Inc and EPIC College. In the past, Ghislain has worked with Oracle America as Sr. Oracle Retail ERP Support Engineer; Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as System Analyst – Oracle APEX Migration Architect; Teach for All as Visual Analytics Dashboard Developer; University of Windsor as Oracle Forms/Report Developer for Office of Research and Services department and Oracle Forms and Reports Teacher Assistant for the Computer Science department.