Prabal Acharyya is the Director of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Alliance at OSIsoft. He provides the vision that drives OSIsoft business development initiatives and joint alliance strategies with Microsoft. His goal is to put the technologies of both world-class companies into the hands of people at every level of the manufacturing enterprise, so they can make informed decisions to solve real-world problems. Prabal creates joint sales and marketing campaigns, product alignment roadmaps, joint engagement strategies, and new ways to leverage our strategic partnership to address the challenges of our shared enterprise customers. A former PI System customer himself, he joined OSIsoft in 1999 as a senior member of our product development team. Prior to working at OSIsoft, Prabal spent ten years at BP, where he lead a team of system architects to define strategies for common operating systems, applications and platforms using Microsoft technologies. He has extensive experience with strategic alliance management, enterprise project leadership, and global software implementation. His education includes a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (1987) and master’s degrees from Ohio State University in Computer Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence, and Nuclear Engineering.
Paul Kaiser is the Engineering Group Leader for RtWebParts, and has been with OSIsoft since 2002. Previously, he worked in various roles for 11 years at PID and Sequencia, including software development on the OpenBatch, eProcedure and ProcessPoint products. Paul has a BSE in Computer Systems from Arizona State University.