SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wizeline, a provider of enterprise Artificial Intelligence applications and services, today announced that Gagan Saksena has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Technology and Engineering. A veteran of companies like Google and Netscape, Saksena will apply his decades of experience in big data and analytics, core engineering and technology leadership to drive Wizeline’s next phase of growth and innovation.
Saksena has worked with Wizeline as a strategic advisor since 2015. The company currently has over 250 employees across three offices in San Francisco, California, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. With 50 percent of Wizeline employees working in product and engineering, Gagan’s experience as a seasoned executive with both technical and business experience will support Wizeline’s growth as it hires some of the best engineering talent around the world and delivers innovative solutions to Fortune 2000 companies.
Starting his career in Silicon Valley as a principal software engineer at Netscape, he worked on one of the world’s first consumer Web browsers. In 2003, Saksena accepted an engineering management position at Google where he played a critical role in scaling the company’s content monetization platform, AdSense. Saksena was also founder and CEO of Ideascopic, a real-time analytics company serving brick-and-mortar stores. Following Ideascopic, he served in executive positions in numerous startups to help them scale.
“I’ve known Gagan for almost 15 years and he is, without a doubt, one of the best technology and strategic business leaders in Silicon Valley,” said Bismarck Lepe, Wizeline founder and CEO. “At Wizeline he’ll be focused on leading engineering initiatives to support scale, quality and product innovation for our growing list of enterprise customers.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining Wizeline and working with a team of such talented engineers across the world,” Saksena said. “Wizeline is truly an example of a global company that thinks beyond geopolitical boundaries to focus on solving hard problems with cutting-edge technologies. Whether it be simplifying roadmap development with Wizeline products, or applying artificial intelligence in solving problems across massive data sets, Wizeline is building formidable expertise with talent from around the world to support our global enterprise customers. I am looking forward to hiring terrific engineering talent and expanding this team globally.” Saksena is also an investor in various startups and serves as a mentor for entrepreneurs. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Wizeline is a provider of intelligent business applications and expert software development services, user experience and data science. From enhancing the customer experience with artificial intelligence to identifying new market opportunities, Wizeline’s solutions enable teams to better understand their market and achieve great outcomes for their business — and for themselves. The company has over 200 employees across its headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Guadalajara, Mexico and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.