former and future entrepreneur, exploring the union of healthcare & AI
Narinder is a technology entrepreneur focusing on using data science and machine learning advances to improve healthcare delivery and decision making. He was the Co-Founder and member of the Board of Directors of Appirio (aquired by Wipro), a leader in delivering innovation to companies by using cloud and emerging technologies.
Over nine years he served in various roles leading strategy, R&D, and marketing for the company - most recently as president of topcoder, a crowdsourcing design, development and data science community of over one million members. He helped bootstrap the company and subsequently raise over $110 million from leading venture capitalists including Sequoia Capital, GGV, General Atlantic and salesforce.com.
Prior to Appirio, Narinder worked at SAP in the Office of the CEO as a part of the Corporate Strategy Group. Working with the management board and other executives, Narinder led initiatives on sales, maintenance and competitive strategies, as well as potential business and technology disruptions.
Prior to SAP, Narinder managed R&D, sales and marketing activity as vice president and general manager at webMethods. He began his career with Accenture at its Center for Strategic Technology.
Narinder has been recognized for leadership in the New York Times, named one of San Francisco Business Times 40 under 40, has appeared on CNN, C-Span and the Daily Show. He has represented Appirio at the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and testified before the House Science Committee on Innovation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Wharton School. Narinder also has worked with several non–profits on their development and serves as an advisor to City Health Works. He is also a co founder of and current chairman of the board of the Sikh Coalition.