THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY:
AI + SENSOR FUSION
Backed by one of the world’s leading start-up incubation firms and a global industrials conglomerate, Everguard has built a technology-agnostic safety platform with advanced machine learning and computer vision technologies.
Everguard's mission is to protect companies' most important assets — their people — with the first truly proactive solution dedicated to industrial safety. Our Industrial Health and Safety Platform and Ecosystem utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) and sensor fusion driven by technologies that include edge computing, computer vision (CV), real-time location system (RTLS), wearables and others. The platform and ecosystem provide proactive interventions to help prevent and avoid industrial accidents and the billions of dollars in fees and lost-time incidents they cause.
Sandeep Pandya, Chief Executive Officer
Sandeep Pandya is Chief Executive Officer of Everguard.ai, an AI joint venture, backed by Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures and SeAH Global Inc, a global steel conglomerate. Everguard.ai's mission is to make the world’s industrial environments safer with machine learning (ML)/ computer vision (CV) solutions, and to drive a paradigm shift in safety from reactive to proactive approaches.
Prior to Everguard.ai, he served as President of Netradyne, a 100+ person venture backed startup focused on commercializing ML/CV innovations in the areas of Autonomous Vehicles, HD Mapping, and Fleet Telematics.
Prior to Netradyne, Sandeep served as Vice President of Product Management at Qualcomm, Inc. During his time at Qualcomm, he was instrumental in driving the introduction of more than two dozen of Qualcomm’s leading Snapdragon smartphone and 3G/4G IOT baseband chipsets.
Prior to Qualcomm, he worked at Motorola, Leap Wireless/Cricket Wireless, The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).
Sandeep is proud to be a recognized thought leader and member of the invite-only Forbes Technology Council.
Sandeep earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Sandeep believes that the world is experiencing a technological renaissance and that the nexus of artificial intelligence, computer vision, ubiquitous connectivity, and access to the worlds knowledge base through the internet will fundamentally reshape and improve the way people live, work and play globally. He is determined to help lead that change.
Sundeep Ahluwalia, Vice President of Product
Sundeep Ahluwalia is the Vice President of Product at Everguard.ai. With over twenty-five years of experience, he is a leader in elevating the performance and profitability of technology-driven organizations. Throughout his career, he continues to prove success in leading cross-functional teams, scaling business development, and providing thought leadership in Cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) and Internet of Things (IoT) products and service verticals to both consumer and industrial markets.
As VP of Product, Sundeep’s focus is on driving the vision of creating a safer, more productive future for the world’s industrial environments. He oversees the development and management of Everguard products as well as innovation and improvement to ensure continual growth and consumer satisfaction. Sundeep works closely with multiple teams across the organization including engineering, marketing, and sales.
Before Everguard, Sundeep held the role of Senior Director of Business Development and Head of Solutions at Prodea Systems. There, he was responsible for accelerating time-to-revenue by working closely with customers to bring to market new revenue-generating IoT services such as Video Surveillance, Smart Home, Elder Care, eHealth, Maintenance as a Service, Replenishment as a Service and Industrial IoT services that leverage Prodea’s multi-services, multi-screen SaaS platform.
Sundeep holds a BS in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley, an MS in computer science from California State University, Chico and an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.
Jennifer MacDonald Turner, VP of Operations
Jennifer Turner is the Vice President of Operations at Everguard.ai. For over twenty years, Jennifer has been a noteworthy leader in the technology space. Throughout her twenty-year career, she is credited with the successful launch of multiple North America Channel Partner Programs that included partner recruitment and on-boarding, co-branded lead generation programs, partner certifications and training, and partner enablement tools.
Serving as the Vice President of Operations, Jennifer oversees planning, directing, and coordinating the development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems. Her commitment to this role has ensured the organization’s success in meeting developmental and strategic goals.
Before joining the Everguard team, Jennifer was the Senior Director of Business Operations at Netradyne. During this time, she worked to identify, plan, and develop global processes and programs across multiple departments including sales, marketing, finance and customer support. Jennifer’s dedication to strategic development and focus on growth were instrumental in helping launch Netradyne and bring the first product to market.
Before Netradyne, Jennifer held roles at Securematics and Qualcomm, both leaders in the technology industry.
Jennifer is a proud alumnus of The Ohio State University, The Max M. Fisher College of Business where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on marketing.
Changsoo Jeong, VP of Engineering
Changsoo Jeong is VP of Engineering at Everguard.ai. He is an expert in the computer vision field with over twenty years of experience and a passion for developing AI algorithms to help people in all industries. Changsoo's specialties are in image and video recognition based on features and context, motion sensing through sensor fusion, software and hardware co-design, and scratch to commercial product development. He believes in the ability of sophisticated algorithms to save lives in industrial work environments.
As VP of Engineering at Everguard.ai, Changsoo leads the US and global engineering team in using the latest computer-vision algorithms and other dimensional sensor data to develop a product for industrial safety. He oversees the implementation, testing, and deployment of the complex systems.
Before joining Everguard, Changsoo was Head of Algorithm at ring.com, a subsidiary of amazon.com. There he directed an algorithm/system design for the well-known security-camera enabled smart camera/doorbell products.
Changsoo received his EEE and completed PhD work from the University of Southern California. When he’s not developing sophisticated algorithms to save lives, Changsoo spends his time volunteering with Project Mercy to build homes for families in need.
Sanjay Pandya, P.E., Vice President & General Manager - Construction
Sanjay Pandya is the Vice President and General Manager of Construction at Everguard.ai. Sanjay is a solutions-driven leader and professional engineer with over 30 years of civil engineering experience.
As VP and GM of Construction, Sanjay serves the construction industry delivering real-time platforms with reliable wearables, computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to provide situational intelligence required to improve construction site productivity and safety.
Sanjay’s experience includes project management and structural engineering expertise. He brings exceptional know-how in delivering site civil and building projects from planning and design to completion of the project construction. His experience combined with industry knowledge helps to provide an understanding of the challenges and needs of contractors in delivering site civil and building construction projects in a manner that ensures worker safety and productivity.
Prior to Everguard, Sanjay was Senior Project Manager at Kimley-Horn and Associates where he focused on scaling Kimley-Horn’s Parking and Structural Engineering Practice in the California and Pacific Northwest markets.
Sanjay received a Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Paul Thurber, VP and GM of Manufacturing
Paul Thurber serves as the VP and GM of Manufacturing at Everguard.ai. With over 30 years as a hands-on safety professional, Paul brings EHS expertise from a vast number of industries including construction, automotive and heavy industry.
As the VP and GM of Manufacturing, Paul leads Everguard’s efforts to help companies protect their most important assets- their people – with the first truly proactive solution to industrial safety.
Before Everguard, Paul served as Safety Director at Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, where he was responsible for establishing and managing the division's overall safety efforts. He has also held management positions in environmental health and safety at Alabama Metal Industries Corporation, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, Charter Communications and ABC-NACO (formerly ABC Rail Corporation). In these roles, Paul was tasked with developing and implementing safety programs that kept thousands of team members safe and healthy every working day.
Paul is passionate about collaborating across companies and industries to raise safety standards and adoption for all workers. He serves as Chairman of Manufacture Alabama's Safety and Health Committee and as Chairman of the Executive Board for the Central/West Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross. Paul is a recent recipient of both the ASSP Safety Professional of the Year award and Don B. Daily award for Safety Excellence awarded through the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST). He maintains his Alabama paramedic license which is where his dedication to helping others stems.
Mark has C-Level experience working for and raising funds within private equity-backed start-up companies. Alongside two other co-founders and with Koch Industries as the primary investor, he most recently oversaw the commercial launch of a $1.6B new steel company, Big River Steel. While most of Mark's career was in heavy industry, he spent three years as the Managing Director of a boutique strategic consulting company's industrial and consumer manufacturing practice. It was these experiences that led to his passion that everyone must have a line of sight to their role in an organization's strategy and success.
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