Our Story

We are analytics experts on a mission to make analytics accessible to operators at factory or plant floors. During our tenure at Hortonworks (now Cloudera), we built market leading Big Data products and collaborated with Global 1000 companies in their Big Data and Artificial Intelligence use cases across verticals-from Manufacturing, Retail, Oil & Gas, Finance to Healthcare & Insurance. We oversaw adoption of  many top level open source projects by the information technology (IT) teams. Our aha moment came when we realized that unlike the IT teams, the operational technology (OT) teams need a very different system approach to solving their business problems at factory floors/plants. An approach that is a complete plug & play approach and can work autonomously without cloud (or with cloud or data center when available). This is not different from network connected consumer devices that are plug & play and intuitive in nature at some level, while being more enterprise grade in many other aspects.  At Borde, we believe in bridging the IT and OT technologies to fully realize the 100x tranformative power of Artificial Intelligence in Industry 4.0.  Our mission is to enable operators across all verticals an AI-enabled smart assistant, so that there is an immedicate benefit to the operators and operators can focus on their businesses instead of glueing various IT tools, which is the state of affairs today.


Saumitra Buragohain

Founder and CEO

Advisory Board

Phu Hoang

Technology Executive and Advisor

Satyam Priyadarshy

Chief Data Scientist & Tech Fellow

Selvamohan Neethiraj

Ex-VP, Engineering, Hortonworks

Saumitra Buragohain was a Vice President, Products, Hortonworks Data Platform at Hortonworks, a Big Data pioneer and led major product launches/iniatiatives (HDP 3.0, DataPlane 1.0, Hybrid Cloud, Kubernetes). Alum of then market leaders EMC and Brocade, Saumitra led major P&Ls and strategies. Saumitra also founded a startup (accepted into Alchemist) and headed Products at Skyera (acquired by Western Digital). Saumitra has 2 granted patents, an MBA (SCU), an MS (USC)

Phu Hoang is an experienced Silicon Valley technology executive, advisor, and angel investor. Most recently, Phu was Co-founder and CEO of DataTorrent, a real-time Big Data stream processing and decision making platform on top of Hadoop. Phu founded DataTorrent in 2012, raised multiple rounds of Silicon Valley venture funding, and built a platform with many Fortune top 50 customers.

In 1996, Phu was hired as the 5th engineer at Yahoo, and over a 12-year span there, he became Executive Vice President and GM, overseeing 3000 engineers in the development of all of Yahoo!'s consumer and advertising products worldwide. He led the development of many of Yahoo!’s core products such as Search, Ad Systems, Mail, Sports, Finance, Messenger and Groups, as well as Yahoo!s Platform engineering and Bangalore engineering groups. He led many key acquisitions for Yahoo in Search, Shopping, Payments, Sports, etc. He retired from Yahoo in 2007 to focus on his family, non-profit and advising startups.

Prior to founding DataTorrent, Phu was Executive Chairman of Buysight, a leading provider of real-time retargeting and intent-based display advertising. Phu was responsible for product and company strategy and was instrumental in the acquisition of Buysight by the Advertising.com Group of AOL in December 2012.

Before Buysight, Phu led the Engineering and Product groups at Kiva.org, a non-profit whose mission is to alleviate global poverty through micro-financing of entrepreneurs world-wide.

Previous to Yahoo, Phu worked in the Electronic Design Automation industry. He has a Ph.D. and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy is the Chief Data Scientist and Tech Fellow at Halliburton. A highly sought out speaker, author and scientist, Dr. Priyadarshy is a pioneer in the fields of data science, big data, analytics, and emerging technologies and is the first Chief Data Scientist of a major oil and gas industry firm. Dr. Priyadarshy is also an adjunct faculty at Oklahoma State University and a Senior Fellow at the International Cyber Center at George Mason University. Prior to joining Halliburton, he has held various leadership positions with top tech companies such as AOL, Network Solutions, Acxiom Corporation. Dr. Priyadarshy obtained his Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and MBA from The Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech.

Selvamohan Neethiraj was a Vice President, Engineering, Hortonworks Data Platform at Hortonworks, a Big Data pioneer and led the large engineering team- responsible for the core big-data releases with major Apache projects – HDFS/YARNHiveHBaseAmbariRangerKnoxAtlas. Selva joined Hortonworks as part of acquisition of XASecure where he was a Co-Founder and CTO. Selva had prior stints at Verisign and Freddie Mac and has an MS (Tech) (BITS Pilani).