Abhishek Ranjan is Co-founder of BigZetta Systems with close to 20 years of experience in software product development. He is utilizing his skills (technical, sales, management etc.) to build a high-tech company focused on building products for accelerating big data computations in modern data centers with heterogeneous compute resources. A strong engineering professional with an MS in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University and Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, he has held major leadership positions at large companies (Xilinx Inc., Mentor Graphics, Siemens) as well as successful start-ups (Hier Design Inc., Calypto Design Systems). Has been instrumental in managing successful acquisitions of start-ups and assimilation of products in big companies. He has great expertise in assembling high quality teams and delivering best-in-class technologies. Has authored dozens of research papers in the field of Design Automation and holds multiple US patents in the same domain.