Rahul Lakhani is the CEO and Co-Founder of Canvass. He has diverse professional experience from his stints at Google (Silicon Valley), AMD, Broadcom and Gurome (startup) in various engineering, sales, business development, marketing and leadership roles. Additionally, he has served on the advisory boards of several Silicon Valley startups, helping shape their strategy and growth plans. Rahul closely follows the technology and business blogosphere. An ardent believer in the power of data, he is constantly in pursuit of scalable and innovative ways to help retailers generate tremendous value from their product and customer data. Rahul’s educational background includes an MBA from The Indian School of Business, B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia). Rahul is also an avid photographer.
Ankur Nandu is the COO and Co-Founder of Canvass. As a member of Canvass’s Board, he is instrumental in shaping the company’s product roadmap, driving marketing activities, managing partnerships as well as supervising the allocation and utilization of company resources. He has gained his professional experience at Cisco Systems (Silicon Valley) and at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC, Mumbai) in various engineering and leadership roles. Ankur shows keen interest in identifying creative, unconventional applications of technology for business innovation. He has been named the lead innovator on a US patent pending technology which sends contextual advertisements to users automatically in an indoor wireless environment. Numbers fascinate Ankur and it is common to see him dabbling with algorithms to detect patterns in large sets of data that can generate actionable insight. Ankur’s educational background includes an MBA from The Indian School of Business (Hyderabad), M.S. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). In his spare time, Ankur loves traveling and long distance running.