Deepak is a Silicon Valley veteran and specialist in software innovation and distribution. He has managed strategic alliances at Oracle; participated in Netscape and VMware IPOs; holds three patents and advises multiple startups. Deepak specializes in identifying the right technology to solve business needs, structuring multi-party licensing deals and building software distribution channels. He writes on tech activism in CIO and software innovation in Network World. He serves on the board of the Tides Foundation and supports multiple non-profits including Ashoka, NetHope and Taproot.