Meet the Team
We are database Gurus and wizards from HP and Tandem NonStop SQL roots, who have built multiple database products that served the global enterprises in the world, now on a mission to help enterprises deliver converged Big Data solutions that range from transactions to analytics on the same SQL Engine.
William Li is President and Executive Chairman of Esgyn Corporation. William brings over 30 years of enterprise software experience. He has held multiple senior executive roles in global enterprises and brings a unique blend of customer focus and technology expertise. Prior to Esgyn, he was the CTO of HP China, where he led the HP Services team of over 10,000 employees that generated $350M in revenue. Before HP, William was a Global Partner at Accenture, where he led strategic consulting services to major enterprises in China. Prior to Accenture, William was responsible for Sales and Marketing at China Unicom. William holds a Ph.D in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Hong is CEO of Esgyn Corporation. Hong was previously the Executive Vice President in charge of product development and service business at Esgyn. Prior to this, he was the Senior Director responsible for developing various data management products (SQL-on-Hadoop, Hadoop Data Management and Enterprise Data Warehouse) at HP. He is a 20-year engineering veteran, specialized in software architecture, product engineering, cloud automation and Big Data technology. Under his engineering leadership, HP introduced the first IaaS offering to the market in 2007, which has become the core platform for Managed Cloud Service in HP’s Cloud Service portfolio.
Hong holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Rao has over 20 years of experience in establishing and nurturing high value sustainable partnerships and alliances, with specialization in evangelizing technology/service solutions in USA and India. He is a graduate of Executive MBA program from Santa Clara University and has strong engineering background with a graduate degree in Computer Engineering from Clemson University and an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Osmania University.
Rao contributed to various community service programs and was involved with Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) as Committee Member; Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) as Volunteer; Cherish Orphanage as Volunteer; and Lead India 2020 Foundation as Fulltime Volunteer and Trustee, where he was fortunate to work with Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, India’s beloved people’s President. At Clemson, he pledged with Alpha Phi Omega, a service-oriented fraternity.
Rao is a sun-worshipper and foolish enough to try white-water-rafting, sky-diving, juggling pins-with-fire, climbing Half-dome with no preparation, driving his red 5-liter-V8-Mustang-convertible at high speeds, etc. His utopia is meditating in Yosemite.
Rohit has worn many hats in his career, including solutions architect, database consultant, developer, development manager and product manager. Prior to joining Esgyn, Rohit was a Chief Technologist at Hewlett-Packard for SeaQuest and Trafodion. In his 39 years in applications and databases, Rohit has driven pioneering efforts in Massively Parallel Processing and distributed computing solutions for both operational and analytical workloads.
Rohit has a Masters in Management Science from Birla Institute of Technology & Science and an MBA from the University of Michigan in Business Administration.
Ken is an experienced software product development leader with deep knowledge of building and delivering enterprise-class database products and the requisite supporting hardware and software platforms, from the ground up, and from inception through to maturity. Prior to Esgyn, Ken held a variety of positions at HP ranging from Director roles in Product Management, Development, and QA, to Chief of Staff. At HP Ken played a key role in launching Apache Trafodion as an open source project in collaboration with HP Labs, and has the dubious honor of giving the project its name.
Ken holds a Bachelors degree in Physics from University of Wales with a specialty in Computing Physics and has been a lifelong student of technology ever since.
Anoop is EsgynDB Chief Engineer. He has tremendous experience in database development and has worked on architecture, design, development and performance enhancements for multiple transactional, operational, analytical SQL engines and Hadoop based database products.
Anoop holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology and a Master in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Rao Kakarlamudi is Principal Architect at Esgyn and is a Vice President responsible for Pre-sales and Proof-of-Concept (POC) programs.
Rao has a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Nevada and has over 20 years of technology experience in building highly-scalable, mission-critical transaction systems that are used by global enterprises.