Geeta Chauhan is an accomplished Senior Executive, Entrepreneur, Board Member, and Thought Leader with more than 25 years of success in the information services, technology, fintech, telecom, healthcare and human resources industries. Leveraging extensive experience with scalability and cloud computing issues, Geeta is a valuable asset for companies seeking guidance on software implementation, AI, and blockchain technology. Her broad areas of expertise include software architecture & development, innovation management, agile development, due diligence, talent management, reliability engineering, microservices, lean startup, and onshore/offshore multi-site development.
She is a trusted advisor for Investment firms for Technology due diligence during merger and acquisitions and venture funding and led over a dozen due diligence projects across US and Europe with total ~$200 Million investments.
She is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and Thought Leader on topics ranging from AI, Deep Learning, Ethics in AI, Blockchain, IoT at several conferences. She is passionate about adoption of AI for Good and mentors startups at CleanTech Open, the largest accelerator for clean technologies.
Throughout her executive career, Geeta has held leadership positions with Silicon Valley Software Group (SVSG); Sustinnova; Nokia (formerly Alcatel-Lucent); Genesys Telecommunications; Techspan, and SCI Computers. In her current role as AI Practice Head, Consulting CTO of SVSG, she has been responsible for technology due diligence for M&A and venture funding; AI/Deep Learning blueprints for Cray Supercomputers; CTO Consulting for the architecture of new Electronic Health Care records platform with AI, Mobile solution, and transformation to cloud. Concurrently, as Founder & CTO of Sustinnova, Geeta advises startups in Lean-Startup methodology for creating exceptional products and experiences, utilizing Customer Discovery & Validation, Design Thinking Methodologies, and strategies for habit-forming behavior.
Previously, as CTO Data Platforms & Messaging for Nokia, Geeta led the R&D Transformation of the Business Unit from old telecom style development methodology to modern Agile practices; reduced cycle time for R&D deliveries by 50%, and promoted adoption of Docker and Cluster Computing stack across Bell Labs Research for repeatable research and faster translation for commercialization. During her prior tenure, as Head of Advanced R&D at Genesys, among her many achievements, she led incubation of several new production including the fastest growing social medial monitoring platform. adoption of User Experience Design paractices, integration of Development & QA teams into an agile product unit, with a highly distributed global team across six sites in five countries and four time-zones. Having led a startup incubator inside a large enterprise and managing the innovation pipeline coming out of Bell Labs Research, she brings unique combination of expertise in building new products and engineering teams for Startups and large enterprises for both emerging technology disruption and scaling and building large complex systems.
Geeta obtained a Master of Computer Applications from Pune University, Department of Computer Science and a Bachelor of Computer Science from Delhi University. She has received professional development training from UC Berkeley, UCSC, Stanford, Coursera, Udacity, as well as Idea to IPO Entrepreneurship Program from the University of California, San Francisco. Geeta has served as a Board Member for SCI Computers (India). In addition, she has won competitions, holds US Patents, frequently gives public talks, and is the author of numerous publications.