CEO & Founder
Amit Kulkarni is CEO of Intruno ( Formerly known as Cognetyx ) Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. He founded Intruno, bringing more than 18 years of technology leadership, computer network security expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Previously he founded Secure Healing™, a healthcare privacy monitoring company in 2011; successfully patented its technology, architected and developed its initial disruptive product, raised Angel capital, and successfully merged into Intruno after gaining early customers.
Under his leadership and passion, he helped Intruno secure a coveted position in The Texas Medical Center’s very selective – TMCx Accelerator Digital Health cohort in Winter 2016, which enabled the company to have access to the world’s largest medical center and their wealth of information and guidance.
In Fall 2014, he got Secure Healing successfully admitted to Chicago’s premiere Healthbox Healthcare accelerator, which selected only 8 companies among 100’s that applied, which helped secure some early customers along with funding. Prior to that he worked at a Houston based fast growing IT security product and services company as a Product Marketing Manager, as well as their in-house competitive product expert helping with market positioning and messaging for all current and upcoming products.
Prior to that he was designing & implementing security architectures for complex healthcare technology products at a large health system. Before that he worked at Thomson Reuters in their legal division in the enterprise network and application security team, overseeing security for the $5B revenue Westlaw product.
He has also worked in IT security technology positions in Medical Insurance and Medical Devices industries in designing and securing PKI infrastructures.
He has an MBA from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business specializing in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Marketing. He also earned an MS in Software Engineering from University of St. Thomas, Minnesota where focused on Network & Data Security.
Amit also serves as a IT Security advisor/SME for Next Wave Connect’s healthcare security user community consisting of healthcare executives & is also a speaker/panelist for various national and local events on topics of IT Security in Healthcare. He also serves at a few volunteering organizations such as Food Banks, Recycling Centers etc. with his active involvement with HCCA in Minneapolis and HIMSS.
Besides designing innovative technologies for the company’s futuristic product roadmap, he spends time with family and works on DIY projects that range from building a backyard tree house for kids, to tinkering with r/c planes etc.
Executive Vice President
Art has more than 30 years of executive healthcare experience. He has led hospitals as a CEO for twenty years, working primarily in the for-profit sector. Beginning in 2004 he was appointed President of a healthcare data and analytics company providing planning and market assessment services to over 500 hospitals. He served in this role for over ten years.
He has also served on several healthcare company advisory boards.
He received both his BS and MHA from Virginia Commonwealth University and continues to be actively involved in student education and mentorship. He was recognized in 2013 as the Alumnus of the year for the VCU School of Allied Health Professions and in 2015 as Alumnus of the year for the Program in Healthcare Administration.
His goal at Intruno ( Formerly known as Cognetyx ) is to help bring the most advanced products in cyber security to an industry being overwhelmed by credential hackers and rogue users.
Art recognized immediately that the Intruno digital finger print specifically addressed the problem of rogue users and stolen credentials that are the common factor in ninety-five percent of data breaches and HIPAA violations. Anyone using a password and ID that deviates from normal behavior will trigger an alert in real time indicating stolen or unauthorized use.
Randeep Suneja MD
Chief Medical Officer
Randeep Suneja is One of the few Quintuple Board Certified Cardiologists in the Nation and has been practicing for 27 years. He is the only Physician in Texas who is Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine and is also a Fellow of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology. He is the CEO, Founder and Medical Director of Cardiology Center of Houston and has personally treated over 63,000 patients. His Practice motto is “ Caring for your Heart with our heart’ and practices the philosophy, “ I Treat , HE Cures”.
Dr Suneja has received numerous awards several times including America’s Top Doctors, Top Docs of Houston and Top Docs of Katy. He was also awarded Citizen of the Year by Katy Chamber of Commerce in 2015 and Citizen of the Year by American Heart Association In 2005.
He has served in various positions including Chief of Staff , Chief of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology of various Houston area hospitals. He is currently the Chairman of Cardiology at Houston Methodist West Hospital.
Dr Suneja is very active in the community and has been a mentor for PACE program for Katy ISD for the past 19 years. He is also currently the Vice President of Pratham, Houston Chapter, a Nonprofit that provides education to underprivileged children in India. He is also the former Chairman and President of American Heart Association, Katy, Chapter .
Dr Suneja joined Maulana Azad Medical College at the young age of 17 and graduated with Top Honors receiving his Medical Diploma from Nobel Laureate Saint Mother Teresa and a Gold Medal From the President of India . He subsequently did Internal Medicine Residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY and Cardiology and Intervention Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr Suneja lives with his wife and family in Katy , Texas. He enjoys running Half Marathons while also raising money for Nonprofits. He also loved listening to music, playing Tennis. traveling and spending time with his family.
He is currently finishing a year long Masters level Course in Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership at Harvard Medical School and also getting certified in Mind, Body and Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition he is also working on writing a Memoir.
Tom W. Northrop
Thomas W. Northrop, FACHE is an experienced healthcare operations executive skilled in delivering performance improvement solutions. He comes to Intruno ( Formerly known as Cognetyx ) with former experience as President of the IT Consulting firm, E2T2, delivering IT strategy, cyber security, and staffing. Prior to E2T2, Mr. Northrop was CEO of an innovation springboard firm, NMG, using predictive analytics to improve hospital’s clinical and financial outcomes.
Northrop is a partner with Tri-State Capital, LLC, assisting small companies achieve improved management stability, marketing focus, and capital access. Earlier, he was COO for Virginia Hospital Association’s innovation subsidiary- VHHA Services; led two regional Hospital Alliances; served as CEO of stand-alone hospitals; and delivered physician practice consulting services.
Tom E. Northrop
Tom Northrop serves as Regional Director of Business Development. His past experience includes over 30 years of marketing and sales leadership in various organizations. His previous clients have included Inova health, Sentara Health, DuPont, Merck, Coors, Cargill, Tenneco, and the Virginia Department of Transportation. Tom’s goal and personal mission is to deploy the ambient cognitive cyber surveillance solution to clients worldwide.
Tom’s first foray into the healthcare field was as the commander of a medical clearing company in the U.S. Army. He learned first-hand the importance of securing and protecting sensitive data and medical information. Tom also served as an intelligence analyst and was a member of the military pentathlon team. Upon leaving the military, Tom served as a Magistrate in 25th judicial district for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Tom has also served as an adjunct professor at The University of Virginia, James Madison University and Mary Baldwin College as a cultural geographer.
Tom is the founding partner of Human Capital Consulting and Publishing. Currently he holds certifications as a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from HRCI – Human Resource Certification Institute and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from The Society of Human Resource Professionals.
Juliet Breeze MD
Member, Advisory Board
Juliet Breeze, MD is a healthcare entrepreneur who currently serves as the CEO and Medical Director of Next Level Urgent Care and the Vice President of Vantage Hospice.
Dr. Breeze has developed multiple medical organizations from ground-up including a comprehensive orthopedics practice, a rehabilitation hospital and several surgical centers as well as her two current ventures. She has a deep interest in Healthcare IT and has created proprietary electronic medical records content for all her organizations.
During her career, Dr. Breeze has also served on the Board of Directors or Advisory Boards of several organizations including Vista Bank, the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Forum Analytics, Physician Practice Magazine, HealthPost, and as an Excellerator of the Houston Chapter of Young Inventors Association of America. In 2014, the Texas Diversity Council named her one of the Top 25 Business Women in Houston.
Dr. Breeze graduated from Northwestern University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and honors in English. In 1995, she earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine.
Member, Advisory Board
Randy Gleason is a distinguished healthcare and legal professional with more than 20 years of high level industry expertise.
His dynamic career includes having worked with government agencies, serving at the executive level at Texas Children’s Hospital, Hermann Hospital Estate, and the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.
He is currently a partner at Sage Partners which owns and manages several distinct asset portfolios throughout the country.
With exemplary knowledge in both the healthcare and legal professions, Mr. Gleason is a nationally recognized executive leader with a deep level of expertise in healthcare operations, risk management, privacy, security, and investments.
Warren T. Brennan
Member, Advisory Board
Warren is a co-founder of NHA (New Health Analytics) and manages the company’s operations including data management, technology development, reporting, and customer relationships. Prior startups in which he participated include Med3000, Coastal Physician Group, and CareData.com.
His professional career in healthcare began with service in the US military including a tour in Vietnam as executive officer of a 350-bed evacuation Hospital and then a tour as a management aid to the US Army Surgeon General.
His consulting experience evolved from a role as a senior executive with Touche Ross.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Masters in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and attended the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine as a doctoral candidate.
Member, Advisory Board
David Finn, CISA, CISM, CRISC is the Health Information Technology Officer for Symantec. Prior to that role he was the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Services for Texas Children’s Hospital, one of the largest pediatric integrated delivery systems in the United States. He also served as the Privacy and Security Officer for Texas Children’s. Prior to that Mr. Finn spent 7 years as a healthcare consultant with IMG/Healthlink and PwC, serving last as the EVP of Operations for Healthlink.
Mr. Finn has more than 30 years’ experience in the planning, management and control of information technology and business processes. He is focused on creating and maintaining trust in and value from information and information systems. Mr. Finn’s key skills include IT Governance and Control, Project Management, Systems Selection and Implementation, Business and IT Partnering, and IT Audit, Control and Security. Mr. Finn has presented nationally and internationally on such topics as project management, professional leadership and staff development, and privacy and security. He has contributed to or written articles on IT Management, Disaster Recovery and Security for such as journals as CIO Digest and Baseline. In 2016, he co-authored The Journey Never Ends: Technology’s Role in Perfecting Health Care Outcomes. Boca Raton: CRC Press for HIMSS Media, writing Chapter 10: “The Future of Information Security in Healthcare.”
Finn holds a BA degree from the University of North Dakota and an MA from Angelo State University. He currently serves on the CHIME Board of Trustees. During 2014, Mr. Finn worked closely with CHIME management to create and initiate the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS). In the past, he served on the national Board of HIMSS and on the Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s (ISACA’s) Professional Influence and Advocacy Committee (PIAC). He is Vice President of the Patient Care Intervention Center in Houston. In March of 2016, Finn was named to the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. This HHS Task Force was a requirement of Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA).
Member, Advisory Board
Dan Bowden is VP and CISO at Sentara Healthcare. Dan has led cybersecurity and technology programs for healthcare, higher education, banking, retail, and the military. Dan is active with the Health Sector Coordinating Council Cybersecurity Work Group, collaborating with several top healthcare cybersecurity pros on documented guidance for all health systems to improve cybersecurity practices.
Dan’s current professional focus areas include: cybersecurity workforce of the future, program strategies for protecting cloud and digital platforms, the development and patenting of a blockchain-based health utility network, and delivering cost-effective cybersecurity services for medium and small health systems.
Member, Advisory Board
Marti Arvin is a well-known healthcare compliance professional with extensive experience and expertise. She has focused her career primarily on compliance issues associated with academic medicine. She has been a chief compliance officer at four academic medical centers, most recently as the Chief Compliance Officer for the UCLA Health System and the David Geffen School of Medicine.
Her experience and expertise encompasses privacy, information security, billing and coding, research and other areas of healthcare compliance.
She has spoken at numerous conferences for the Healthcare Compliance Association, the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the American Health Lawyers Association.
Ms. Arvin was involved with the Compliance Certification Board for a number of years and sat on the exam committees for the CHC, CHC-F, CCEP, CCEP-F, CHRC and CHPC.
She has served as an expert witness for privacy and information security cases. She is an adjunct professor in the LLM and MJ programs at the Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. She holds the CHC-F, CCEP-F, CHRC and CHPC certifications. She is also the recipient of the 2007 Compliance Professional’s Award.