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Dr. Akhil Sahai

Dr. Akhil Sahai, chief product officer and founding member of Kanverse, has more than 20 years of experience in product strategy, management, marketing, and business development. As an executive leader, he has managed high-growth businesses with multimillion-dollar product portfolios as well as scaled SaaS-based early-stage startups. Previously, he was the Chief Product Officer at LexisNexis, where he headed a $250M+ product portfolio spread across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Prior to that, as head of product management and marketing, he led early-stage AI/machine learning-based startup Perspica Inc. to a successful acquisition by Cisco and led the acquisition of Cloud Automation startup Gale Technologies by Dell Inc. He also initiated, funded, and managed enterprise-wide solutions programs at HP and at VMWare, led the product management of vCloud software. He has a doctorate in computer science from INRIA France and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds 17 technical patents, has authored a book, and has written more than 90 peer-reviewed articles.