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Chander Khanna: Founder and CEO


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Chander has over 25 years of experience in worldwide deployment of enterprise solutions, software systems and technology services. Prior to Purposeful Clouds, he has been co-founder in multiple SaaS businesses. He has held many executive and senior management positions in start-ups, mid-size and large companies including HP, Lucent, Unisys, Platinum Equity Holdings and Stratus Technologies. Chander has deep and broad experience with SaaS, Paas, IaaS, FT/HA, Virtualization, Pay-as-you-go, security, CMSs, Storage and Networking solutions. He has extensive experience working with partners worldwide as well as M&A experience for strategic, financial, and operational deals.

Mr. Khanna has two Masters in Computer Science, one from Queen's University, Canada and another from Indian Institute of Technoloy (IIT) Delhi. He also has BS in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering.

Walt Lapinsky, CCSK: VP Cloud Security

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Walt joins Purposeful Clouds with over 40 years of software development, marketing and partner relationship management experience. Most recently he was the marketing director for a new suite of security products at Unisys Corporation. These products represent strategic differentiation of their Cloud offerings. He has started multiple companies and is advising start-ups on how best to go to market. He co-owned and operated a custom software consulting company in San Diego, CA, for twelve years. He recently founded wrLapinsky Corporation to provide marketing, product management and development consulting to small software firms. He is advising Med-Communicator Inc. as their Vice President, Technology, and helping them take an innovative product to market. As Vice President, Cloud Security, for Purposeful Clouds he provides strategic and operational guidance on many fronts specifically leveraging his more than 15 years working in the DoD environment, concentrating on data security.

Mr. Lapinsky has BS and MS degrees in Mathematics from the University of Delaware. He holds a Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) from the Cloud Security Alliance.

Mr. Lapinsky is a Member of the Board of Trustees & Corresponding Secretary of The Speaker's House in Trappe, PA. The Speaker's House was founded in 1999 to rescue from demolition the home of Frederick Muhlenberg, first Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and first signer of the Bill of Rights. It continues to celebrate his heritage and works to restore his home to its appearance during his occupancy.

He is also a member of the Board of Advisors, Rosemont College School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Business and Leadership Programs.

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David Tonkin

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David is a proven and award winning entrepreneurial training thought leader and strategist. He is expert in identifying critical knowledge and skill needs and initiating ingenious time- and cost-effective learning solutions that energize and boost employee and organizational performance. In his prior assignment David was the Director of Training Design and Development for the Unisys Corporation’s Technology Consulting and Information Systems business unit. In this role he developed the training strategy, learning designs and substantial content for instructor-led, Web-based and e-Learning Cloud Computing courses for technical, services, and sales delivery professionals worldwide.

In 2008 David and his team were honored with the “Excellence and Innovation in Corporate Learning” Award at the 9th Annual Corporate University Xchange Awards. This coveted and prestigious worldwide award is co-sponsored by The Wharton School of Business and Training Magazine.

Rishi Bhat

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Rishi Bhat is a noted internet entrepreneur who began his career at only age 15. He founded and ran the internet privacy and security firm SiegeSoft, as well as the web-based desktop service myEDesk.com for only a couple months before his companies caught the eyes of major venture capitalists as well as potential buyers. Bhat sold both companies to Vancouver-based Zimtu Technologies, a publicly traded company. Bhat became an overnight celebrity, being featured on virtually every local program and print medium, and most notably appearing on ABC's Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and in BusinessWeek's Top 40 Under 40, The Financial Times, and the Times of India, among others. Particularly notable is that the Zimtu stock reached an all time high only hours after Bhat's Good Morning America appearance, causing many to speculate on Bhat's potential overnight millionaire status. Most recently he co-founded and served as the CTO of a mobile technology company.

As a member of the Purposeful Clouds Advisory Council, he lends his particular expertise in Cloud architectures, mobile technology, as well as information security. In particular, he has considerably experience writing concept-of-proof buffer overflow exploits for a variety of UNIX-based software, including daemons such as nameservers. He has expertise on both the client and server side of mobile applications - in particular he has been responsible for building clients on the BlackBerry/J2ME, other J2ME platforms, Symbian, iPhone and Android. In addition, he has built REST APIs on the server side to interface with such mobile clients using a LAMP stack.

Mr. Bhat completed both his bachelor's degrees (math and computer science) as well as a Master's degree (in computer science), all in only 4 years at University of Pennsylvania. Rishi is also interested in pursuing Ph.D program at the University of Pennsylvania.