reQall is a global, venture-backed business, with operations in the U.S., Singapore and India, focusing on context-aware, intelligent assistants. Behind reQall is a highly respected group of science, technology and business specialists.
Don Norman is the Chief Mentor of reQall Inc. He advises the company on its product design, usability and overall product direction.
Don is co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group, Professor at Northwestern University, and former VP of Apple Computer. He serves on many advisory boards, including Chicago’s Institute of Design and Encyclopedia Britannica. In 2006 he was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award in Computer and Cognitive Science.
He has honorary degrees from the University of Padova (Italy) and the Technical University Delft (the Netherlands) and is the author of “The Design of Everyday Things” and “Emotional Design.” He is now writing “The Design of Future Things,” discussing the role that automation will play in such everyday places as the home, and automobile. He lives at www.jnd.org.
Rao is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of reQall Inc.
Rao brings considerable start-up and international experience to reQall. He has taught in universities, was a Principal Scientist at Apple Computer for over ten years, heading various groups including the Learning Lab, one of Apple’s three research labs. He holds six patents in computing. Rao is a member of Board of Councilors of NSF’s Center on Multi-Media Computing (IMSC) at the University of Southern California and serves on the Advisory Board of the Edward De Bono World Centre for New Thinking based in Malta.
Rao has an interdisciplinary educational background in public health (MPH from California State University at Northridge), general systems and information networks (Certificate from United Nations Institute for Research and Training, University of Stockholm and UCLA), and instructional technology (Doctorate from University of Southern California).
Sunil oversees product development at reQall and contributes to the company’s product vision.
Prior to reQall, Sunil worked at France Telecom and Apple Computer. Sunil’s interests include Human Memory Assistance, Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Information Visualization, Knowledge Acquisition, Organizational Memory, Speech Recognition, and Interface/Interaction design. He has three patents and his research has been extensively covered in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Newsweek, CNN, and MIT Technology Review.
He received his Ph.D. from MIT’s Media Lab, his Masters Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, and his Bachelors Degree in Cybernetics from UCLA.
Senior VP, Products
Deb is the Senior Vice President, Products for reQall Inc. Deb has over 25 years of experience in leadership roles for high technology companies.
She is a results-oriented executive, with a broad background that includes expertise in technical management, financial analysis, business plan development, marketing research, and product management.
Deb’s previous corporate roles include Global Development Manager for Educational Systems at IBM, Director of Development at Sybase, and Vice President of Development at Decisionism, a venture-funded startup. She was the founder and CEO of Pensieve Software, a voice recognition application company.
She received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University in 1977 and an M.B.A. from Colorado State University in 1986
Clarence Chan is the VP of Engineering for reQall Inc. At reQall he is responsible for overseeing reQall’s engineering efforts.
Prior to joining reQall, Clarence worked at Magically Inc., an ASP for Virtual Desktop, WorkSpace Collaboration and Mobile Synchronization. While working at Magically, Clarence had served several major clients. He lead the web mail and PIM solution for the Financial Times portal, NOW, PCCW, Hong Kong CSL, Hong Kong Trade development Council, and CPCNet. He also lead the team for serving the work space collaboration application for Li & Fungs, the biggest trading company in Asia. Clarence’s expertise includes, mobile device software development for Symbian S 60, Blackberry and Windows Mobile.
Clarence holds the US Patent no 6571245 for Virtual Desktop. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree for the University of Manitoba, Canada.
Giridhar Bandi is responsible for reQall’s India-based engineering and quality assurance teams.
Giridhar's expertise spans server-side development and machine learning applications in identifying actions from corpus of emails. He is currently developing reQall’s applications on Google Glass.
Giridhar holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India and a certificate in machine learning from the Stanford University. He has a patent pending on mining a corpus of communications to identify actions.
Ash is the Managing General Partner of Edge Venture Capital and a Founding Director of reQall Inc.
Ash has over ten years experience in strategy and high-technology investment in the Silicon Valley and recently headed the State of California’s $60 million Next Generation Internet investment fund and was instrumental in establishing test beds in UC Berkeley and the San Diego Supercomputing Center. He serves on the advisory board of the Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for e-Service and the Scientific Advisory Board of Integrated Media Systems Center at USC. Ash earned a Ph.D. in Management in 1996 from the Fox School of Business at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Director, Mobile Development
Pan Ng is responsible for all mobile and wearable software development in reQall Inc.
Prior to joining reQall, he worked at Magically Asia for many years in Hong Kong, developing applications running on a wide range of mobile platform such as J2ME, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Android and iOS. He is currently leading a team of software engineers for wearable applications on Sony Smartwatch, Pebble, Samsung Gear and Gear Fit.
Pan holds a Bachelor degree in Information Technology specializing in Applied Computing from the University of Cape Town and has a patent pending in extracting and managing user tasks.