“To all mankind – may we never find space so vast, planets so cold, heart and mind so empty that we cannot fill them with love and warmth.” – Star Trek’s Garth of Izar
The Bristlecone family is deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of Deepak Ghodke on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Deepak was a valued member of the Bristlecone executive leadership team, heading the Supply Chain Applications Business Unit, Bristlecone Labs, since joining the company in November 2018.
Deepak was a vibrant and compassionate individual whose energy and enthusiasm were contagious. He was always willing to lend a hand, quick with a smile and, though brilliant, incredibly humble.
“Compassion. That’s the one thing no machine ever had. Maybe it’s the one thing that keeps men ahead of them.” – Dr. McCoy to Mr. Spock in Star Trek
An avid Star Trek fan, Deepak challenged us “to boldly go where no man has gone before.” It was a guiding principle he seemed to embrace throughout his career. He was committed to achieving customer success through innovation and service, and he was always looking for ways in which technology can make a difference in the world. At Bristlecone, he was an evangelist for using AI and other advanced technologies to drive the future of supply chain. The industry has lost a true visionary.
Those of us who were fortunate to work with Deepak have lost a dear friend and colleague. He will be missed.
Deepak is survived by his wife Grishmi and daughter Anura.
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