About Pingar

The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

That’s the Pingar philosophy.

We have brought together a team of outstanding individuals who love the challenge of solving difficult problems. Because of this we attract people from around the world who all share the Pingar vision of making artificial intelligence and automation a reality. Together we’ve created an suite of tools for automating information management – we call this the PingarBot – our artificial intelligence bot that generates metadata for managing all aspects of the information lifecycle.

For too long our industry has been telling customers they can automate records management but it’s a myth as currently most customers say that only a small percentage of their content is finding its way into traditional EDRMS to be appraised and classified . It’s this myth that has driven us into developing a machine based solution that really works.   We believe it is only possible with a deep understanding of the principles of text mining combined with human curated intelligence built in to our data models.  So we developed data models for different industry content types and a methodology for rapidly creating models for new industries and customer sites.

Our Leadership Team

Hamish Macleod

Hamish Macleod
Chief Executive Officer

Hamish has a long track record of success in management, sales and  marketing with international tech companies including Mitsubishi Electric, Compaq NZ and Compaq Financial Services.  Hamish then moved into NZ technology start-ups with GM, VP & director roles with multiple companies including PureDepth, a company holding over 70 patents in computer displays and SMX with a globally scaled SaaS solution.

Anna Divoli

Dr Anna Divoli
Head of Research and Development

Anna has been developing and evaluating algorithms and user interfaces for text mining systems since 2001. Her research has wide application including automatic database annotation, usability of search engines, knowledge acquisition, entity extraction and document clustering.

She has an MSc in Biosystems and Informatics from the University of Liverpool, a PhD in Biomedical Text Mining from the University of Manchester and held postdoctoral research positions in the prestigious School of Information at the University of California at Berkeley and later the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago.

Conni Christensen
Vice President Product Development


Conni has more than 20 years of consulting in records and information management systems, designing and building classification schemes and developing innovative software. She founded Synercon in 1998 and is the designer of a.k.a.® information governance software.

Conni works across the globe as a highly sought consultant and trainer. She regularly contributes to the industry publications with a focus on classification, metadata and systems design, and the automation of information management processes.

Rajesh Menon

Rajesh Menon
Vice President Sales

Based in India Rajesh heads up sales and operations for Pingar across multiple regions.

Rajesh has more than 20 years of executive experience in the technology industry in business development, strategy, and general management into the USA, Europe, Asia and Africa. 

Before joining Pingar Rajesh was a director of an Indian IT software solutions company overseeing the deliver of tech projects including CRM, ecommerce and analytics products into large multinationals.

He has a Masters in Computer Applications and a Masters in Business Administration.

Ashwin Punichithaya
Technical Project Manager

With over 15 years in system implementation, in India and New Zealand, Ashwin has delivered dozens of major projects.

Renown for his critical and innovative thinking, he excels in the SharePoint environment where he brings Pingar’s innovative products to life.

Ashwin has a First Class Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science), and is completing his Masters degree in Service Oriented Computing.

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