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David Evans

David Evans is the Managing Partner of Sentiero Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in artificial intelligence enabled software businesses.  He is a serial entrepreneur & technologist who started coding at 14, launched his first company at 19, and has exited multiple times as a founder and investor, including a national digital signage network that was sold to CBS and an Inc 500 eCommerce company that was sold to a strategic buyer.

In addition, David is the facilitator of the CometX Accelerator for student entrepreneurs at the University of Texas at Dallas and works as an advisor to multiple startups and accelerators.

David is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, a former Beneficial Hodson Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, holds a Certificate in Corporate Finance from Harvard University.

AI & Automation
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Kumar Narala

Kumar is CEO, Chief Platform Architect, & Founder of Re-VIVE, a Process Intelligence company bringing an ML Based Recommendations Engine and Process Analytics to the Process Mining (Automated Process Discovery & Mapping) space.  Applications cover a broad range of industry verticals & business processes including Healthcare, Banking/Financial Services, Insurance, Real Time Audit & Compliance/Fraud Detection,. Mfring, Energy, Automotive, Retail, Supply Chain/Logistics, etc.  

He has 23+ years of experience in Analytics, Data Warehouse, Web Applications across various verticals including Telecom, Healthcare, Retail, Cyber Security, Investment Management, Retail & Commercial Banking.  Prior to Re-VIVE, Kumar architected big data & corporate wide datalake BI platforms and was a senior technologist at companies in these industry verticals, including large well-known companies like Verizon, Baylor Scott & White, and RBC.  

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Saurav Purkayastha

Saurav Purkayastha is a Managing Director at Accenture.  He leads Technology Services for the Resources Client Group within the South Market Unit. In this role, he is responsible for all Technology work across Systems Integration, Application and Infrastructure Outsourcing as well as Journey-to-cloud and digital transformation projects. His role involves collaborating with the Account and Portfolio leads to set targets, designing and running campaigns as well as actively creating and monitoring pipelines. In addition to personally leading large and complex deals, he also leads sales teams that drive sales and origination campaigns for this portfolio. His portfolio includes large and complex transformation programs as well as large multi-year Managed services deals across Applications, Infrastructure and Journey-to-Cloud.

Saurav has extensive experience in building and nurturing long term client relationships with roles across delivery, client leadership and sales.   He also has extensive global experience including long stints in Europe, APAC as well as North America.

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Michael Pratt

Michael Pratt is the Co-founder and CEO of Panamplify, a company using artificial intelligence to automate client report building for marketing agencies. Panamplify was born out of insights identified while running Extra Sauce, the digital marketing agency he founded in 2010. In a previous life, Michael ran the Media, Telecommunication and Entertainment proprietary trading desk at Goldman Sachs for 10 years before forming the statistical arbitrage hedge fund Modulus Capital in 2005. After a long career in finance, he went back to first love digital and started Extra Sauce. Along the way, Michael founded the Digital Fight Club after growing weary of watching boring panels. He has a degree in aerospace engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and after serving in the Army Corps of Engineers he received an MBA in finance from Duke University. Michael currently resides in Dallas with his wife Erica and sons Harry and Jack.