December - 2013 - issue > CEO Spotlight

Entrepreneurs Must Break Through the noise

Sheeroy Desai
Co-Founder & CEO-Gild Inc
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Sheeroy Desai
Based in San Francisco and with offices in Salt Lake City and Milan, Gild Inc. is the provider of a platform that helps companies hire skilled developers by ensuring that candidates stand out on their proven abilities. The company has raised a total funding of $12.7 million from Baseline Ventures, SAP Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, Mark Kvamme, TMT and Correlation Ventures.

The hot trends in the industry will remain consistent as we move into the New Year. For instance, innovations in the mobile space will
continue to disrupt how people do business and consumers live life. Big Data, which is an interesting trend, will transform every facet of life from education to healthcare to commerce.
The fact is the quantity of data in the world is doubling roughly every 18 months. Currently there is a lot of misunderstanding about Big Data. In 2014, we will see a greater reliance on
machine learning; a concept originally introduced in the 1980; to help us make sense of the data.

The convergence of consumer and mobile technologies has created a dramatic change in the physical workplace. The most progressive
companies are redesigning work processes by changing the way they handle functions ranging from HR to customer service to sales and marketing to IT. This redesigned workplace results in happier employees which ultimately equates to greater efficiency and productivity
across the entire organization. Looking at the consumer side of the market, the whole retail experience is also going through a major evolution. We are seeing innovations in the way

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