Haptik ropes in ex Fropcorn Founder Kartik Poddar as the Business Head for its Enterprise vertical

Haptik, India’s leading conversational AI platform, has recently appointed Kartik Poddar as the Business Head of its Enterprise vertical. In his role, Kartik shall lead the GTM and revenue generation efforts of Haptik’s Enterprise Business. He will work closely with customers across India and US to drive the adoption of Haptik’s advanced conversational AI platform amongst enterprises.

Bringing more than a decade’s worth of experience in the fields of product management and marketing, Kartik has previously worked with leading technology businesses such as Komli Media and Microsoft. Part of the initial team at Komli, he led product initiatives for the company’s audience measurement and retargeting platforms, along with driving its product marketing and GTM efforts across the APAC market. At Microsoft, Kartik was a part of the product team of Bing, Microsoft’s search product. Prior to joining Haptik, he was the Co-founder and CEO of Fropcorn, a hyper-local content distribution venture where he spearheaded the product, fundraising, and business development efforts for the company. A creative soul to the core, he is also a member of Kaamedy Inc., an improv comedy troupe of white-collar executives which performs regularly at corporate events and leading performance venues across India.

Speaking on the appointment, Aakrit Vaish, CEO & Co-founder, Haptik, said, “With more and more enterprises across the country looking at intelligent chatbots to optimise their operations, we are witnessing an unprecedented market demand for our state-of-the-art platform. We’ve historically been a consumer company at heart so it became important to bring in expertise on the B2B side. Kartik comes with years of experience working with some of the largest enterprises in the world, and being an entrepreneur is an ideal fit for a company at our stage. We are confident that he will lead us to greater heights and take Haptik chatbots to every part of the world. “

Kartik Poddar added, “Throughout its journey, Haptik has differentiated itself thanks to its focus on delivering the most cutting-edge and comprehensive chatbot platform to businesses across multiple industries. Its leadership position in a highly-competitive market segment therefore comes as no surprise. The dynamism, energy, and dedication of the team at Haptik is truly inspiring. As someone who thrives on innovation and creativity, I am excited to be a part of the Conversational AI revolution that Haptik is pioneering and look forward to making a positive contribution towards the company’s continued growth.”

Haptik has established itself as India’s premier AI-based innovator and has implemented conversational interfaces across applications as diverse as business communication, customer support, , social initiatives, marketing campaigns, and e-commerce, amongst others. Its proprietary technology, coupled with data from millions of chat interactions it powers every month, has helped Haptik deliver rich and compelling chatbot solutions across its consumer and enterprise vertical.