Meet The Team

Rishidot Research is still in the startup mode and we are growing steadily. As our team grows, you can meet the members in this page.

Krishnan Subramanian, Founder and Research Advisor

Krishnan Subramanian (a.k.a Krish) is an well respected expert with focus on cloud computing and open source. Sys-Con Media considers him to be one of the top 50 Cloud Bloggers and The Next Web considers him to be one of the Top 25 Influential Voices tweeting about Cloud Computing. Also, according to Apptio, he is one of the 12 top thinkers of Cloud Computing and SAP considers him to be one of the top 50 influential voices on cloud computing.  Forbes considers him to be one of the top influencer of cloud computing. CRN Buzz considers him to be one of the top 5 influencers in cloud computing. His core research areas include cloud platforms, infrastructure and big data. He was a speaker and panelist on various cloud computing conferences and he was also an advisor for Glue conference in 2011 and Cloud Connect Santa Clara in 2012. He is also part of GigaOm Network of Analysts contributing to their research publications. He is a leading member of Clouderati community often participating in various debates/discussions among the community members. He holds a Masters degree in Physics. Krish is also employed by the OpenShift Team at Red Hat Inc. and this will serve as the disclaimer for Rishidot Research activities.

Learn more about Krishnan and press quotes here.

Lori MacVittie, Principal Research Analyst and Advisor

Lori MacVittie was named by SYS-CON Media as one of the top 10 most powerful voices in cloud security and a top 50 author on cloud, Lori is Principal Analyst for Rishidot Research and serves on the steering committee for CloudNOW. Lori has extensive experience in analyzing and evaluating technology with an emphasis on the convergence of networking and applications. She has spent equal amounts of her career in enterprise architecture and high-tech in addition to her role as technology editor for Network Computing Magazine. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University, and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. Lori is also employed by F5 Networks and this will serve as the disclaimer for Rishidot Research activities.

Learn more about Lori here.

Atul Jha, Principal Research Assistant

AtulAtul Jha (a.k.a koolhead17) is technology evangelist based out of India. He was among the initial OpenStack documentation contributors & is one of the coordinators for OpenStack community in India. He is community manager for The New Stack in his day job and he will be assisting Rishidot Research with data analysis and research reports. You can find him on Twitter @koolhead17