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Core Team in Silicon Valley


Julie is a seasoned technology industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in leading-edge enterprise software projects.  She was a Director of Engineering at Oracle.  Julie holds an MS and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Founder, CEO & Head of R&D

Julie Basu,PhD

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Terry Gallagher is the voice of the customer at smartQED. Previously, he has been a crisis & support manager at Sun, Rambus, Blue Coat Systems and others. Terry holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from ASU. 

Co-founder, Chief of Customer Solutions

Terry Gallagher

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Lauren is our lead data scientist and ML expert. Prior to smartQED, Lauren worked at Google as a risk strategist where she developed algorithms to detect fraud. Lauren holds a Masters in Quantitive Methods from Columbia University.

Lead Data Scientist & ML Developer

Lauren Washington


Rishi heads product & biz operations at smartQED. Previously, Rishi was a venture analyst at IndusAge Partners and VP of Corp Dev at FarmX, where he helped get the company off the ground. Rishi hold a BS in Computer Science from USC. 

Co-Founder, COO & Head of Product

Rishi Mukhopadhyay


Bonnie helps lead our engineering team at smartQED. She previously has held senior developer roles in companies such as Pearson and Pro Karma. Bonnie holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from IIT. 

Director of Engineering

Bonnie Chowdhury


June leads testing, QA and documentation for smartQED. She previously worked in companies like Oracle & Capgemini in support & development roles. June holds a Masters in Computer Science & Electronics from Jadavpur University. 

Head of Quality Assurance & Doc

June Mukherjee


Expert Advisory Board

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Prof. Dr Arthur Keller

PhD Computer Sc, Stanford University

Advisor to startups, expert witness on patent infringement cases

Advisor to startups, expert witness on patent infringement cases (with testifying experience), politically active environmentalist. Specialties: e-commerce, databases, Internet, distributed systems, supply chain, patents.


Mahesh Kothurkar

Startup Advisor

Mahesh is the founder of Global Footprint Advisory (GFA), a startup advisory firm based at Mumbai. GFA collaborates with Silicon Valley and West Europe startups to create their traction in India. Mahesh is part of the advisory boards of multiple technology startups. Mahesh also is an advisor with cross border venture investment firm in India, Japan and North America. GFA has been successful in creating traction for B2B oriented startups in Core telecom sector (SDWAN, SDN, ITOM, Big Data analytics, Cloud Data migration), EdTech, AdTech and B2C oriented startups in media content.

Prior to conceptualizing of GFA in Dec 2014, Mahesh has worked with Tata Communications for over 8 years, in various roles. Most recently, he was part of the leadership team to turn around loss making product lines for Tata Communications, like Media, Data Center and cloud products. Served in the Indian Navy for 20 years as commissioned officer (Ex Commander) in the coveted Navigation and air combat branch before joining the industry. Mahesh has served on various frontline ships and aircraft carriers, also participated in the three international campaigns including UN peace keeping force at Somalia and Indian peace keeping force at Sri Lanka.

Mahesh has Bsc (Hons) degree in Physics from Institute of Science, Mumbai and is alumni of the Harvard Business School, through the General Management Program.

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Hon Wong 

MBA  - Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Dual B.Sc. - Northwestern University

As a founder, executive, angel investor, and active board member of technology start-ups, Hon has led multiple start-ups through their entire life-cycle from conception and growth to exits through IPOs and M&As.

Hon has extensive hands-on experience with all aspects of the start-up process. He has worked with and guided many management teams through the challenges faced by all technology start-ups. These include fund raising, team building, competitive positioning, market and partnership development, pivoting, and go to market strategy formation and execution. Hon has worked with enterprise software, SaaS, cloud infrastructure and manufacturing service companies. 

Today, Hon sits on the board of a number of technology companies. He is also cultivating a couple of start-up opportunities in the area of SaaS and mobile apps. 

Prior, Hon was EVP of marketing and business development at Coradiant. He also co-founded Ecosystems, NetIQ, Digital Market, Centrify, and sat on the board of many companies, including Relevant Technologies (Flextronics). Early in his career, he was a product manager at Intel and 3Com. 

Hon received dual B.Sc. in electrical and industrial engineering from Northwestern University, and earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.