Ankur Gopal • TEDxPaloAlto
Opportunity as a Service: Igniting Human Potential
Ankur Gopal is a Technology Entrepreneur and CEO of Interapt, an award-winning innovation-as-a-service software company that serves the Fortune 1000. He is the recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Technology Award, selected by the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame as the 2014 Emerging Entrepreneur, and one of 40 business leaders under 40. Ankur is a recognized speaker who has addressed audiences at multiple leading conferences, including US News and World Report's STEM Conference, and Salesforce’s Dreamforce Conference. He was selected by U.S. Representative Hal Rogers (KY-5th) and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin to lead a ten-year-plan to teach Kentuckians technology skills and build a sustainable technology ecosystem. He has created one of the the first IT Apprenticeship programs recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Interapt Skills, and is expanding this program nationally. Ankur's work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Politico and The San Jose Mercury News, as well as on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Prior to moving to Louisville, Gopal studied Entrepreneurship at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and attended the University of Illinois. He also performed improv comedy on the Main Stage at Chicago's prestigious Second City. He currently serves on the Speed Museum, Kentucky Center for the Arts and Junior Achievement boards. Ankur is an active entrepreneur mentor, investor and social impact philanthropist. In his spare time, he is an avid tennis player, enjoys cooking, movies, live music and improv comedy. He is married to Dr. Kiran Gill, and has two children, Arya (2) and Arman (2 months).