“Alpharetta Tech Talk,” Episode 10: Sharad Varshney, OvalEdge
Sharad Varshney, CEO of OvalEdge, discussed the importance of data cataloging and governance for enterprise companies, how OvalEdge helps clients find unexpected actionable insights in their data, and much more. Sharad’s advice to startups on “vitamins” vs. “painkillers” is alone worth the listen. The host of “Alpharetta Tech Talk” is John Ray and this series is broadcast from the North Fulton Business RadioX® studio inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Sharad Varshney, OvalEdge
Sharad Varshney is the Co-Founder and CEO of OvalEdge. OvalEdge was founded in 2013, with the goal of democratizing data and making it accessible to all. The founders believed that employees – from marketing, sales, IT, human resources, and other departments – could do their jobs better if the could develop insights from data across the organization. But they didn’t have the tools to find the data, nor create insights themselves.
Enter OvalEdge: a data catalog and a data governance tool that virtually centralizes all of a company’s data into a single repository or catalog. Plus, it empowers anyone with Excel skills to understand trends, identify opportunities, and gain deeper perspectives. Sophisticated users can even build recommendation or predictive engines.
In 2018, OvalEdge was successfully acquired by FutureTech Holding Company (FTH) a firm with strategic holdings in the financial, technology and healthcare sectors. It’s still run by the same team that has made it successful for over 6 years.
About “Alpharetta Tech Talk”
“Alpharetta Tech Talk” is the radio show/podcast home of the burgeoning technology sector in Alpharetta and the surrounding GA 400 and North Fulton area. We feature key technology players from a dynamic region of over 900 technology companies. “Alpharetta Tech Talk” comes to you from from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®, located inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
Past episodes of “Alpharetta Tech Talk” can be found at alpharettatechtalk.com.
Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with approximately $12.9 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you.