As Chief Product Officer, Dr. Akhil Sahai heads product management and marketing at Symphony SummitAI. Akhil has 20+ years of experience in product strategy and management, marketing, and business development. Akhil is a product leader with extensive experience managing SaaS-based early stage start-ups as well as high-growth businesses with multi hundred million dollars product portfolio. Most recently, he was Chief Product Officer at LexisNexis where he headed a $250M+ product portfolio spread across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Prior to that, as head of product management and marketing, he led an early stage AI/machine learning-based start-up, Perspica Inc., to successful acquisition by Cisco. He also initiated, funded, and managed an enterprise-wide solutions program at HP and product managed and launched vCloud software at VMware. As head of products, he led another start-up, Gale Technologies, to successful acquisition by Dell; after the acquisition, he product managed the entire Converged Infrastructure portfolio.
Akhil received his PhD in computer science from INRIA France and his MBA from Wharton School. He holds 17 technical patents, has authored 80+ peer-reviewed articles, and has authored a book.