Chief Product Officer and SVP, Software
Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Saurabh Kulkarni has been named Chief Product Officer and SVP, Software at Lucata Systems. The search was led by Kirsten Settle.
Prior to Lucata, Saurabh served as VP and GM of Graphcore, North America where he led Graphcore’s engineering and commercial activities for the region. During his tenure, Graphcore North America saw tremendous growth in customer adoption of Graphcore technology. Before Graphcore, he held senior leadership positions at Intel, Microsoft and Oracle in domains spanning computer architecture, server platform architecture, cloud infrastructure, cloud native services, AI/ML accelerators and systems. Throughout his career, Saurabh has been passionate about productizing disruptive technologies and converting them into successful business opportunities.
With over two decades of experience in the computer industry, Saurabh will bring a combination of technological insights and business acumen to Lucata as it continues to scale to address important challenges in areas such as graph analytics and AI/ML.
“Saurabh is a proven leader who brings a wealth of experience in scaling technologies from concept to product”, said Michael Maulick, Chairman and CEO of Lucata. “We are very pleased to have Saurabh onboard. His experience, leadership and insights will be invaluable in Lucata’s mission to make our breakthrough technology universally accessible to solve complex problems in a broad range of industries such as finance, healthcare, national security, supply chain, etc.”
About Lucata Systems
The next-generation Lucata computer architecture enables organizations to accelerate and scale graph analytics orders of magnitude beyond the capabilities of existing approaches. Lucata leverages patented migrating thread technology to massively scale unified memory and perform high performance, multi-hop analytics, including exhaustive breadth-first search (BFS), on unpruned, unsharded scale 40 databases and beyond. You can now analyze deeper connections on much larger graphs – using existing graph database software or custom graph solutions – than ever before possible. Lucata solutions support groundbreaking graph analytics and improved machine learning for organizations in financial services, cybersecurity, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, ecommerce, government and more. The company has offices in Palo Alto, New York City, and South Bend, Indiana.
We need a revolutionary approach to address challenges associated with emerging sparse and memory intensive workloads in graph analytics and AI/ML where conventional architectures will fall short. I am excited to join the Lucata team and look forward to helping the team scale new heights in the next phase of its growth journey. Lucata is poised to disrupt the big-data graph analytics and AI/ML space in a way that the industry has not seen before.Saurabh Kulkarni, Chief Product Officer and SVP, Software, Lucata Systems
Saurabh is one of Silicon Valley’s most highly respected engineering leaders. He has both a profound technical and business understanding of software systems and infrastructure technologies. Lucata is solving the efficiency needs that are ubiquitous for next-generation computing. As Chief Product Officer/SVP of Software, Saurabh has quickly become an invaluable asset for Lucata’s mission.Kirsten Settle, Partner, Lonergan Partners