Deepika Gajaria is Tala's VP of Products. An experienced product leader and technologist, Deepika is responsible for product strategy and delivery at Tala. Working closely with customers, she drives product direction and shapes the product roadmap to address their core needs.Prior to Tala, Deepika was part of Cisco Jasper, where she led the launch of IoT smart city applications. Her career in product management began at EMC in the new product introduction team, working on key initiatives across the Storage and Data Protection divisions.Deepika has held diverse roles in her career: Her first job out of school was in the research and development of high-voltage particle accelerator technology used in cancer therapy machines. Deepika is a Longhorn, holding undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in Natural Sciences and the McCombs School of Business.