hpad, Inc.

Achieving Excellence In the Enterprise

Using AI

Founded on the First-Principles of

Enterprise Architecture

Founded in 2019 hpad, Inc. is based in Wichita, Kansas, USA.  Our technologies and services are focused on enabling holistic approaches to address enterprise problems and opportunities by applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to assist Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to teach AI about any domain of an enterprise and manage enterprise-level issues.

Our Model-First™ services help create custom solutions based on an interactive and iterative approach enabling SMEs to teach AI to understand and analyze enterprise knowledge and data using their own mental models.

Harirajan Padmanabhan

Founder and CEO, hpad, Inc.

Three decades of innovation and hi-tech experience has taught hpad CEO Harirajan Padmanabhan holistic approaches to enterprise-level issues.

He has worked in a variety of business and technical roles, including software engineer, application developer, architect, director of engineering, tech executive, entrepreneur, and global consultant. Companies from startup to Fortune 50 have benefited from his expertise.

Hari’s diverse background gives him a panoramic perspective of industry pain points and needs. That background, combined with a passion for constantly looking at old challenges in new ways, led him to innovate in the enterprise arena so executives have better tools for navigating ever-changing corporate landscapes.

advisory Board

     Dr. Arthur Kordon

Dr. Arthur Kordon

An internationally recognized pioneer in applying artificial intelligence in the industry with more than 30 years of experience. He is currently consulting several global corporations to introduce and use analytical solutions and artificial intelligence in their business. He was granted a US patent and has published more than 70 papers, three books, and 16 book chapters in applied artificial intelligence and advanced analytics.

     Brian Paulsen

Brian Paulsen

Brian Paulsen is an entrepreneur and Wealth Manager with True Wealth and Company and focuses his time on helping business owners transform business success into personal wealth. Brian is a retired Distinguished Engineer at IBM with 20 years of experience leading large teams developing custom solutions primarily in the finance industry.  He is the co-author of the IBM’s PanDOORA architecture and holds several patents in the object-oriented application architecture space.  Brian’s last role at IBM was as the CIO of the IBM Account and oversaw the technical team that delivers and supports the applications that run the IBM Corporation

Brian’s role on the Advisory Board is to leverage his technical background and wealth management leadership to help position hpad for growth.

Karel Cerny

Karel Cerny

Karel is a highly respected leader in process control and automation in the pulp and paper industry. He started his career in this industry as an electrical engineer over 50 years ago. From 1985 to 2020, Karel played several roles, including senior process control engineer, project manager, and director at Georgia-Pacific. As director of corporate process control engineering, he was responsible for all process control projects as well as plant upgrades and introduced several industry-leading innovations prior to his retirement. Karel actively contributes to Open Process Automation Forum efforts to create the O-PASᵀᴹ standard for process control and automation.

Brandon Sullivan

Brandon Sullivan

A Technology and Sales strategist with a passion for connecting value with opportunity.

Currently serving as a Sales Leader for Cybersecurity firm Cequence Security, Brandon works in the field daily with go-to-market, marketing, commercial negotiations, partnerships, and growth strategy.

Brandon lives in Wichita, KS, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship from Wichita State University.