Gurbaksh Chahal, DaVinci Marketing Cloud Founder Returns as Global Chairman & CEO

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Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Gurbaksh Chahal, returns as Global Chairman & CEO at DaVinci Marketing Cloud

Gurbaksh Chahal

Global Chairman & CEO, Gurbaksh Chahal

I am excited about coming back and completing the underlying mission of bridging the gap of software marketing automation, A.I. with an emerging focus on our blockchain technologies

Gurbaksh Chahal, industry veteran of 20 years returns to DaVinci Marketing Cloud as its Global Chairman & CEO.

Gurbaksh Chahal started his first company, ClickAgents, one of the first ad networks, that pioneered the cost-per-click model. Eighteen months later, ValueClick offered to buy it for $40 million.

Four years later, Gurbaksh founded his second company, BlueLithium. With an insight into sophisticated new ways that data, optimization and analytics could help Web advertisers with behavioral targeting. BlueLithium was named one of the top 100 private companies in America for three years in a row by AlwaysOn. In 2006, it joined Google, Skype and Salesforce.com in being recognized as a “Top Innovator” of the Year and by 2007 it was the 5th largest ad network in the US. Shortly after, Yahoo acquired BlueLithium in 2007 for $300 million in cash.

By 2009, Chahal founded his third company RadiumOne which grew to become one of the fastest programmatic platforms leveraging social data from around the Web. Chahal currently holds 11 patents for developing the underlying ShareGraph(™) technology from the USPTO. RadiumOne was acquired by publicly listed, RhythmOne.

His entrepreneurial journey continued into 2014 where he founded Davinci11.com in which he recently took a hiatus for 7 months. “I am excited about coming back and completing the underlying mission of bridging the gap of software marketing automation, A.I. with an emerging focus on our blockchain technologies," said Gurbaksh Chahal. He currently has over a dozen patents in development and pending for DaVinci Marketing Cloud.

DaVinci11 is the world's most sophisticated high-frequency machine-learning marketing OS system designed to boost ROAS and enhance digital advertising through personalization. It collates customer experience so marketers can target an individual throughout the 11 steps of the consumer journey, across all touch-points, regardless of delivery channel. It’s proprietary AI technology, Mona Lisa seamlessly integrates data into the marketing cloud, which is then stitched together and sorted into a semantic graph to form connection clusters, using correlation variables to ultimately build consumer personas for automated and personalized targeting. All through a single click, it empowers agencies and marketers to allow connected software to optimize a manually driven $230 billion global advertising market. The company's headquarters are in London, but has offices in Sydney, Auckland, Singapore, Dublin, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Christchurch, Taipei, and India.

Chahal has also been featured on various global publications and was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show to share his entrepreneurial journey. He has been awarded several times for his achievements in the business world. According to BusinessWeek he was one of the Best Tech Entrepreneurs in 2010. The same year he was given the Leaders in Management Award by Pace University along with an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Commercial Science. Other accolades include Most Influential CEO, People’s Award for Excellence in Business Leadership and Amrapali Award for Entrepreneur of the Year in the Light of India Awards 2012. And, in 2013 he was awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Chahal also founded a fully registered 501(c)3 non-profit called The Chahal Foundation. As the foundation has grown over the years, it now spans across the globe spreading awareness around social causes, providing university scholarships and mentorships, supporting disaster relief efforts, improving schools in third world countries, and building awareness to help eradicate child sex trafficking.

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