Vivek Ranadivé

Owner & Chairman, Sacramento Kings

Vivek Ranadivé acquired the Sacramento Kings in May 2013, securing the team’s future in Sacramento. <br /> <br /> Ranadivé has implemented a forward-looking “NBA 3.0” philosophy – on and off the court –driven by utilizing cutting-edge technology to enhance the fan experience, acting as a positive agent of the change in the community and expanding the team’s and the Sacramento region’s global brand. <br /> <br /> Ranadivé is an entrepreneur, technology visionary, New York Times best-selling author, and philanthropist recognized for his outside-the-box thinking. Ranadivé has led the advancement and use of real-time technology in business operations and decision-making, earning him the nickname “Mr. Real Time” in technology circles.<br /> <br /> In 1986, he founded Teknekron Software Systems, which automated Wall Street, and its technology became the engine for most of the world’s capital markets. In 1997, he founded TIBCO Software Inc., with the mission of bringing real-time computing into the mainstream.