About Us

Our Team

Kal Uppaladadiam
Founder & CEO

Kal Uppaladadiam is the founder and the CEO of Novity Inc. She has long standing experience in IT strategy & transformation, business process management, enterprise resource planning and organizational change management. She is directly responsible for business development, operations and the delivery of services. She has worked extensively in all of the markets in which the firm provides consulting and guidance. She has built a reputation in building client relationships, leading cross functional teams, aligning IT strategy to business goals and delivering client value. Previously worked with several Fortune 500 clients across many industries, managing people, budget and P&L management responsibilities.

Kal holds a bachelor’s degree in business accounting from India and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Gopal Ganapathiraju
Head, Professional Services

Gopal has long standing experience leading Professional Services divisions in senior management capacities in consulting and software corporations. His expertise includes management consulting for IT renewal,  e-business and e-commerce, enterprise business intelligence and cloud technologies. He has very strong experience in systems consolidation and spin offs during Corporate actions. His passion is in elucidating very complex ideas in lucid fashion.  He has several publications in user groups.

Gopal  holds a bachelors degrees in engineering and law from Osmania University, masters in technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University.


Sandy Zusmann
Marketing Strategist, Client Services

Sandy is a marketing executive with over 26 years of experience in both the B2B and B2C arenas with firms ranging in revenue from start-ups to Fortune 100. He has managed marketing departments in five companies across five industries ranging from regional to global in scope and built the marketing departments at two of those firms. He has managed billion-dollar consumer brands and a Fortune 25 customer relationship. His key skills include short-term and long-term strategic and tactical marketing, brand architecture and positioning, brand management, project management, market research, digital marketing, promotions, corporate communications and public relations.

Sandy holds a master’s degree in communication from Georgia State and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. Two-time Jeopardy! Winner.


Udom Dwivedi
Advisor, Enterprise Resource Planning

Udom is an hand-on product management executive with 17 years of global experience in contributing to product management, service delivery, account management and operational performance. Previously worked with Fortune 100 high-tech companies where he managed to deploy solutions and led operations globally. Inventive thinker with demonstrated capacity to find alternatives when presented with obstacles and deliver consistent results. He is an ambitious leader and has an entrepreneurial drive with outstanding analytical and customer relationship skills.

Udom received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in computer science from Thailand and an M.B.A from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Yvon Le Renard
Advisor, APAC Markets

Yvon is an international executive with 19 years of experience in high tech industry (Telecoms, Mobile Internet and IT) in Europe and Asia in operations, product portfolio management, business development, solutions selling, sales strategy and execution, partnerships, joint venture management, project management, customer engagement and P&L management. Previously worked with several Fortune 500 high-tech companies across Telecoms and IT industries, launching mobile networks across Asia where he deployed end to end mobile solution and introduced latest technologies such as Home Base Station , 4G network and Cloud Computing for service providers. He is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship’s and enjoy starting, expanding and scaling businesses.

Yvon holds a Master Degree in Computer Science from EISTI in France and an M.B.A from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Ravi Terala
Advisor, Enterprise Applications

Ravi is a results-proven, growth-oriented technology leader with over 16 years of experience in designing, planning, implementing and managing enterprise resource planning and business intelligence platforms for large and medium companies. He has previously worked with a number of Fortune 1000 companies in varied industries in management and consulting roles and leverages his expertise to provide cutting edge enterprise solutions and oversee technology enabled transformational initiatives.

Ravi earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in business management from India.