BUDDI has brought together a world-class team of technologists, designers, and AI practitioners to fix one of the most broken parts of the healthcare system

We're on a mission to structure the world's healthcare data.

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Meet the Team

Core Team

Ram Swaminathan
Chief Architect | AI Executive | Dreamer

A serial tech entrepreneur who passionately believes in reducing the healthcare costs by reducing the 30% wasteful spend in healthcare which invariably hovers around the 80%+ unstructured medical records and requires structuring and thereby eliminating the manual labors and inefficiencies

With a prior tech exit (an audio fingerprinting platform acquired by Market Tools) Ram has hands-on end-to-end Expertise building highly scalable tech companies. His Masters thesis was on ad-hoc networks based on a project with NASA’s Space Dynamics Lab at Utah State University. He holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering & M.B.A. in Information Systems from Utah State University.

Sudarsun Santhiappan
Chief Scientist | Modeling Guru | Co-Founder

Sudarsun is an A.I. GURU having spent 19 years on NLP technologies and 15+ years on machine learning and deep learning systems. His innovations in labor market analytics have been used by the U.S., European and Israeli governments across 20+ languages. Google has used his algorithms for searching internal resumes/jobs versus using Google’s own system. Sudarsun is a thought leader in artificial intelligence in India and holds a M.S. from I.I.T. Madras and is in the last phase of completing his PhD in Class Imbalance Learning from I.I.T. Madras as well.

Venkatesh Prabhu Gopalan
Chief Technology Officer | Product Tsar | Co-Founder

Prabhu is a proven machine learning architect and a prolific productizing expert with over 14+ years of experience leading the technology initiatives at Indix, Burning Glass and Ugam Solutions where he worked on cutting-edge artificial intelligence platforms for text domains that handle billions of points of data in Ecommerce and Jobs verticals. Prabhu has a M.S. in Computer Science from Anna University in Chennai.

Chief Financial Officer | General Counsel

Anil has over 20+ years of business & legal experience in finance with a focus on venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, derivatives, and financial engineering. He has worked at ING Barings, Ivy Asset Management, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. Anil also has vast experience as an entrepreneur, a prolific angel investor and an active advisor for several startups in the New York area. He has B.S. in Economics from N.Y.U.’s Stern School of Business and a J.D. from Boston University’s School of Law. He is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts state bars.

Senior Account Executive

Wes is an accomplished healthcare sales veteran with over 15 years of experience in the sector. His areas of expertise include surgical devices, IoT, wearables, revenue cycle management and AI with organizations such as Medtronic and IBM Watson Health. He was also the founder of Vasendo, a wearable IoT prototype designed to facilitate remote management of patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease. Wes attended Arizona State University where he triple majored in Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, and Computer Engineering. Wes resides in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

Kishore Kumar
A.V.P Engineering | Architect & Troubleshooting Guru

Kishore has a 18+ years of multi-disciplinary engineering hands-on expertise in Transforming ideas to data-science driven scalable enterprise products successfully. He has the unique distinction of architecting and building two of the core labor analytics products innovated with machine learning algorithms at burning-glass (the world's largest labor analytics platform) processing billion-point data sets for 30+ U.S state governments, including the White House for their labor reporting needs. At BUDDI, Kishore is employee No.2 defining BUDDI's platform since inception and maturing our core deep learning + business rules platform to handle 100's of millions of transactions in a given month on Azure in a multi-tenant scenario. His troubleshooting skills are legendary, solving complicated multi-layer problems transcending cloud apps, networks, logic pipes, storage systems to end-user computing has brought incredible accolades from our customers. He continues to innovate on our core deep learning parser and core automation algorithms to help health systems automate their business-critical clinical & revenue cycle functions. Kishore holds an M.S in Computer Science & Engineering.

Senior Account Executive

Eric is a former healthcare finance executive turned sales professional who leverages his background in finance and management to drive digital transformation in healthcare. His industry experience includes medical sales, finance, and materials management with organizations such as Hill-Rom, Ascom, Phillips Healthcare and most recently, IBM Watson Health. Eric earned his B.B.A in Finance and M.B.A in Health Organization Management from Texas Tech University and resides in Lubbock, TX.

Senior Account Executive

Samir is a seasoned technical sales professional with proven expertise leading complex projects ranging from $100K to $15M+ in size. His previous experience includes telecommunications, cloud computing, enterprise networking, Internet of Things (IoT), SaaS, and cybersecurity with industry leaders such as AT&T and Cisco Systems. Samir earned his B.A. from the University of Florida and resides in Central Florida.

Director Research Eng. R&D

Gnana has 12+ years of experience as Java developer dedicated to building scalable, distributed microservices-based software applications. In recent years, He has been working as a Senior/Principal engineer in the domain of IoT Analytics, productizing Machine Learning applications using Java Microservices & Spark. He also takes horizontal responsibilities across the organization, as the integration and deployment of IoT and Industrial Connectivity systems. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior developer building big data platforms using Java Microservices, Cassandra & ELK Stack and providing software consulting services for US & European based customers in Healthcare and Leasing (asset management) domains. He has an M.S in computer engineering and around 12 years of professional experience which combines product development and software services & consulting.

A.V.P  R&D | Cloud Wizkid

Tamil has over 16+ years of experience across multi-disciplinary engineering fields like software engineering, machine learning, natural language processing, vision analytics, data mining, software security, infrastructure security, networking infrastructure, infosec compliance and many more. Tamil is an incredibly curious engineer whose innovations are still powering several millions of transactions in the labor analytical world across multiple organizations around the world.
Tamil leads BUDDI's R&D engineering efforts innovating on the core NLP & Knowledge graph efforts across both text and image-based healthcare data sets and additionally he architects the overall Azure cloud infrastructure for economies of scale, manageability, and HIPAA & SOC2 security. He is a rockstar engineer cum chief troubleshooter, resolving complex multi-layered technology problems and innovates a solution around it.

Director, Auto Coding | Auditor

Gopi has over 20+ years of hands-on medical coding, auditing expertise across specialties like Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Pathology, Cardiology, Emergency and E/M. He has been instrumental in baking all the Medicare/Medicaid rules for BUDDI’s auto coding logic and handles all coding subjectivity and helps bridge the gap between coding expertise and data scientists to help machine learn the codes correctly.

Karuppaiya Subramaniyam
Director, Healthcare Data Analytics & AI | Auditor

Karup has 15+ years of experience in US healthcare medical coding, billing for professional, technical & facility transactions and payer claim adjudication. He has an incredible grip on medical coding nuance for Inpatient, most Out-patient specialties, Ambulatory Surgery, Radiology, DRG assignments, Dental coding, ICD 10 CM, ICD 10 PCS, and more. His expertise spans across the Payer arena for Payer claims adjudication, claims adjustment, Pend claims, Claims Management & risk adjustments. On top of that, Karup has a solid Consulting experience, Solution Design, Delivery Support Functions, Sales Support, Pre-Sales, RFPs/RFIs, Team Management, POCs Management. Additionally, Karup has also worked extensively with DRG Shift analysis from ICD 9 CM, Vol -3 codes claim to ICD 10 CM & ICD 10 PCS codes. He supports multiple product innovation teams building NLP based autonomous coding solutions, SNOMED CT algorithm for - Radiology, Surgery, Emergency. On the billing arena, he helps structure the various medical billing analytical insights for the various physician groups and hospitals. And finally, he leads BUDDI's efforts on Denial Prediction & Prevention algorithms and audits the machine and appends Payer Specific rules for various denial categories, builds solution rules for denial categories.

Shanmugam Rathinasabapathi
Senior Product Manager

An experienced Senior Product Manager with a demonstrated track record of building & delivering highly effective web-based cloud-enabled products in healthcare. He has hands-on experience working in highly complex cloud enabled I.T environments with an ensemble of Ai Lego blocks hosted in the cloud with regulatory compliances. Shan’s highly talented data science software engineer cum architect who has an extensive experience in Healthcare business functions, Market Research, Data Collection, Java Framework, .NET Framework, HTML5, and Data Processing. Strong professional with a Masters in Computer Science.

Archana Murugan
Senior Engineering Manager

Archana is a versatile big-picture engineer with an incredible acumen for developing complex NLP based applications and troubleshooting problems stemming across multi-layered cloud based enterprise applications. With over 8+ years of hands-on experience executing upon data science based applications, she is adept in scaling cloud hosted web based applications for economies of scale. She has an eye for industrial design and implements strategic solutions for business critical problems, engages with the broader developer community to foster newer ideas and drives innovation from the top.

Advisory / Investors

Corp Dev | Strategy | Investments| Advisory Board

Ethan is a seasoned Institutional investor and invests selectively as an angel investor in Health-tech, Media and Deep-Tech. He is passionate about tech plays which has economies of scale and spends most of his time researching on market trends, future tech and spends a ton of time with entrepreneurs bettering their approach to go-to-market and improve their success rate.

Clinical Informatician | Decision Support | Ph.D | Advisory Board

Prolific researcher and clinical informatician with over 24+ years experience in Clinical informatics and information technology, spanning various verticals such as Telecommunications, HealthCare and Life Sciences. He has held lead positions involving design, development and architecture of various applications for Knowledge Management, Data Integration, Business Rules, Business Process and Machine Learning. Currently a Director at Optum for Decision Support and clinical content creation and innovates on models for automation at a clinical setting. Formerly a Director at Northwell Health, Vipul looked at new emerging technologies such as Decision Modeling (DMN), Blockchain, Machine Learning and Ontology Management for Healthcare. At CIGNA, Vipul was the Director of Clinical Decision Support and Knowledge Management, where he led creation decision support logic and clinical knowledge artifacts into clinical and health advocacy applications, At Partners Healthcare, Vipul was a Senior Medical Informatician, where he worked on Clinical Decision Support and Knowledge Management. Vipul is on the advisory boards early stage startup companies on industry groups such as the W3C Advisory Committee, HITSP, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO, UN) and was a guest researcher at NIST in Health Informatics. He has been the co-PI of a DoD funded project on Clinical Decision Support and Knowledge Management. Vipul’s strengths include research, design and implementation of innovative applications and projects with creative solutions in tactical and strategic areas. Vipul has a Ph.D and Masters degree in Computer Science from Rutgers where his thesis topic was related to the use of domain ontologies for information integration and brokering across distributed information infrastructures.


Hospital CIO Executive | Investor | Advisory Board

Accomplished healthcare CIO with a proven track record of providing strategic direction and operational support to large health systems in the areas of information technology and telecommunications. Consistently provides the innovation, excellence, and teamwork required by today's leading healthcare organizations .

Major accomplishments include:

- Implementation of a single comprehensive electronic medical record across inpatient and ambulatory settings.

- Rapidly integrated newly acquired hospitals and physician practices in order to facilitate key corporate functions such as central business office, quality, decision support and human resources.

- Created a regional electronic record by extending infrastructure to independent providers.

- Directed the successful effort to achieve NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home certification for primary care practices.


Pharma Entrepreneur | Investment | Investor | Advisory Board

JVishal has over a decade of investment banking experience in the healthcare sector including biotech, pharma, medical devices and diagnostics sectors. He has executed over $100 billion of transactions, including M&A equity and debt offerings . His work also includes at some of the largest global banks including Mizuho and UBS.


Investor | Board Member

Tariq Khan is an angel investor and a specialist in financing start-ups at the earliest stages of their launch. He co-founded Games 24x7 Inc which launched the largest on-line games company in India. His other investments include Buddi-Health, Vectorly, Fitbark, Resolute Innovation and Baby Destination. He is Past President of the New York Chapter of TiE, the largest mentoring organization for entrepreneurship. Currently he is serving a two-year term on the TiE Global Board of Trustees.

Previously he worked for twenty years in finance, with major banks and financial institutions in most of the support and operational functions including settlements, finance, risk management, compliance and technology. Main companies he has worked for include Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, GM Asset Management, Citigroup Private Bank, Natwest, Lloyds Bank and Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, CNA Insurance, L’Oreal, Mitsui & Co USA, Fiat SpA, Filippo Fochi Spa, Hunter Douglas NV, Sun Chemicals, Colgate Palmolive, Ely Lily, Reuters, ENI and IBM.


Investor | Advisory Board

Chandan Anchalia is a Chartered Accountant and Lawyer. He has been advising several Multinational and Indian clients on doing business in India, going global, M&A, structuring transactions, investments, business deals, corporate law and regulatory compliance. With over a decade of experience across the Big 4, he advices BUDDI.Ai on financial & legal matters.

Chandan is an Investor and a Financial advisor for BUDDI.AI.


Investor | Advisory Board

Jeff has a 25+ years of successful I.T Executive career building effective sales teams to sell enterprise software and services into Fortune 500 clientele over several decades to go from 0 to $10 Million in revenues. In the process he also founded Recruit.com, an innovative recruiting platform. Jeff is an Investor and a sales advisor for BUDDI.Ai.


Imaging Data Scientist | Entrepreneur | Advisory Board

Highly motivated technology entrepreneur who has a successful exit “Visual Geomatics” to his credit to AutoDesk. Highly creative and versatile Imaging Scientist with over six years of experience in cutting edge imaging enterprise software development, innovative algorithms implementation as well as management of large and complex software projects. Expertise in imaging research and development, with a proven record of unprecedented accomplishment. Proven Executive management experience in identifying technology requirements, software design, novel algorithm design, research and development.

Ramesh is highly skilled in Windows Programming, using Visual studio programming tools, Ai techniques such as DL & ML algorithms, Object Oriented Programming experience, LIDAR software development, GIS application development, Experience in efficient database handling and excellent management skills.

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