Kalpana is a founder at Cerenode and leads the Product Strategy and Sales. She is an expert in developing, managing and bringing new products to the market. She has over 20 years of experience in business and technical roles in the scientific computing industry. Previously, she has held various leadership positions in places such as GE, CambridgeSoft, Tripos, Instantiations (acquired by Google) and the North Carolina Supercomputing Centre at UNC-Chapel Hill. She also has extensive startup experience as the co-founder of Jigyasa, an e-learning startup and Metaome, a linked data search and analytics company. She holds an integrated MS degree from IIT-Delhi and a second MS degree in Computational Chemistry from Wright State University, USA.