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My experience in storage, telecommunications, fintech, retail, healthcare has given me vast knowledge of how technology can enable business. There is always limited resources — time, money, people etc. Technology can easily become a drain.

My experience is in startups where I have built the technology execution culture from the ground-up. I have joined existing teams and transformed their execution engine. I have executed strategies in large companies to align with the business.

My expertise is to help you to make the right architectural decisions at each stage of your journey. In growth phase you will make tradeoffs, Change is constant — you want your technology to scale easily. I build solutions that are less costly to iterate. This requires strong knowledge of technology and smart predictions of when assumptions change.

Building technical solutions is an art with cross-functional expertise — Product, Engineering, Sales, Business etc. My expertise in championing software development methodologies allows me to be creative in the software delivery process. I believe in adapting processes to ground realities. The goal is collaborating and build high-quality solutions listening to all stakeholders.

Building a software product involves strategy, planning, development, quality assurance and deployment. For me, I observe the constraints at each stage; then execute incremental improvements to deliver better. In the end it is all about managing risk — to prioritize the right problems we want to tackle. Technology should make progress each day towards the business needs.

Engineers have a tendency to go after the next shiny gem. Consultants will want to build large solutions to prove their worth. Firstly, no customer pays for the technology you use. Secondly, complexity is always harder to maintain eventually. I strongly believe in building simple solutions that align to the customer needs.

I have built high-performing technical teams in fortune 100 companies and startups. Getting the right talent is important. Having the right processes is also important. My expertise in attracting strong engineers, mentoring and nurturing them to bring out the best of their craft.