Kiran Garimella Named CTO At KoreConX, Will Implement Blockchain and AI

Job Appointments | April 13, 2018 By:

KoreConX, a platform for private companies to manage their capital market activity and communications, has named Kiran Garimella, Ph.D as chief scientist and CTO. Garimella will lead the development and strategy for the KoreConX platform and help integrate blockchain and \ artificial intelligence (AI) within the software.

“The global private capital markets economy has one of the most vibrant and innovative ecosystems,” Garimella said. “At the same time, companies are operating with massive inefficiencies and in technology silos. With the resurgence of AI and machine learning, as well as rapidly maturing blockchain technologies, this is the most opportune time to define the operating system for the capital markets ecosystem.”

Garimella brings more than 25 years experience in information technology, consulting and financial services. Prior to joining KoreConX, he was a global CIO and chief architect at General Electric (GE) and vice president and chief evangelist for BPM at Software AG. At GE, he facilitated the growth of the P&L from $2.2 billion in 2001 to $8 billion in 2006. At Software AG, he supported the business development of a $100 million practice and provided consulting services and thought leadership to senior-level executives in over 20 countries.

“As one of the foremost leaders in AI and blockchain, Dr. Garimella will greatly enhance our team and efforts in bringing the most disruptive solution to revolutionize global private company capital markets,” said Oscar A. Jofre, co-founder, president and CEO of KoreConX. “In today’s evolving blockchain market it was important that KoreConX bring a high level of subject matter expertise and experience to further develop our software. It’s not just talking about AI, blockchain or machine learning, it’s about implementing and solving problems that are relevant to global private companies, investors and broker-dealers.”

Garimella is also an advisor to the Association of Merger & Acquisition Advisors and the MidMarket Alliance, where he has helped implement a mid-market center of excellence, incorporating AI, machine learning, data analytics, and blockchain technologies. He is also the principal founder, developer, and chief curator of iKnowCentral, an AI-based platform for digital asset curation, and a co-founder of CognitiveWorld.com, a knowledge hub and ecosystem for cognitive computing.

Garimella has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and machine learning from the University of Florida. He is the recipient of the Circle of Excellence “Best of the Best” award from Capital One and management awards from GE. In addition, he is a highly sought out keynote speaker and author of “The Power of Process: Unleashing the Source of Competitive Advantage” and “BPM Basics for Dummie