Product development veteran to lead growth of emerging software for social good platforms
December 18, PALO ALTO, Calif. —Benetech, the leading software for social good nonprofit, today announced the appointment of seasoned technology executive, KP Naidu, to the position of Vice President, Benetech Labs. KP will lead the development of early stage software, taking the most promising initiatives to market and scaling them for community impact.
“KP has a demonstrated track record of success developing and scaling new technologies across a broad range of applications,” said Betsy Beaumon, CEO of Benetech. “His experience running numerous global teams and leadership in the public and private sectors will be crucial in growing and launching Benetech’s latest software initiatives.”
KP holds a Masters in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from XLRI in India. An experienced product innovator, KP brings with him a varied background of leadership roles across startups and large technology organizations. He held a variety of executive leadership roles at Sun Microsystems, and most recently served as SVP of Product Delivery and Engineering at Amava, a startup that he co-founded, which uses technology to improve the lives of seniors. He has a strong knowledge of public sector technology needs, having served as Director of IT Operations for the County of Santa Clara. This broad experience will prove invaluable as he collaborates with the communities that use Benetech’s cutting edge solutions to advance human rights, poverty alleviation, education, and employment.
“From a data collaboration system that connects people to critical human services, to AI that analyzes human rights violations and education platforms that empower students to learn in ways that work for them, Benetech is building innovative software to solve pressing problems in the social sector,” said KP. “I’m thrilled to join Benetech at such an exciting point of development and growth for these new software solutions that aren’t being provided by for-profit tech companies.”
Benetech is a nonprofit that empowers communities with software for social good. Our work transforms how people with disabilities read and learn, makes it safer for human rights defenders to pursue truth and justice, and connects people to the services they need to live and prosper. We’re constantly pursuing the next big social impact. Visit www.benetech.org.