Mr. Sood has 20 years of global industry experience and is currently focused on applying AI/deep learning, big data applications, visual analytics, geospatial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) in Investment Management, Risk and Compliance analytics. Currently, in addition to working with MidOcean on investment opportunities, Mr. Sood is the founder and CEO at Smart Data Science LLC, a boutique firm that provides resilience and risk management platform for multilaterals and governments. Under his leadership, the company was recognized by the World Bank Group as one of the top innovative vendors providing ‘big data applications for resilience’. Prior to his current role, Mr. Sood served as co-founder, CEO and Product Management Leader at Messagemind LLC, from 2009 to 2014. Messagemind, an AlwaysOn Top-100 Innovative company, created patented business software products including an intelligent email management app and a social network mapping analytics platform. Prior to Messagemind, Mr. Sood led the R&D, Program Management and HR/Technology Staffing functions from 2001 until 2009 at Business Instruments Corp., an IT consulting firm. Prior to that Mr. Sood held various roles in corporate in corporate planning, business process reengineering, IT and business development positions with large multinationals in the ERP/SCM/CRM software, power generation, automobile, water and agriculture sectors. Mr. Sood holds multiple patents on unstructured data analysis, user behavior learning and intelligent decision support systems.

  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Executive M.S., Technology Management
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Post Graduate Diploma, Marketing Management
  • PAU, Bachelor of Technology, Agriculture Engineering

Manish Sood
Management Affiliate