Graduate from Indian Institute of Technology.
20+ years of Industry experience in Product engineering and R&D in India and US and Europe. Strong Management & Technical professional with good judgement, strong values & excellent track record of driving excellence and building strong product engineering teams. Great learning ability and track record of improving product and organization using various creative methods. Ability to set direction, focus and priority for the product teams. Driven product requirements and closed loop feedback with customers and partners. Good ability to create road-map, provide product vision and strategy. Self driven individual with Entrepreneur skills, with sound decision making abilities. Ability to influence, transform and motivate teams. Extensive Industry contact, proven track record of creating new product teams from inception and lead them towards success, several times in career. Experienced leader who thrives on difficult long-term challenges. Instrumental in leading Agile software development practices at various organizations. Driven organizational transformation and change to increase value for customers and business. Vast experience in large scale enterprise products, real time systems, Storage technologies, data base technologies, appservers, web technologies, data protection, identity management, cloud and data center automation products. Demonstrated capability to attract, hire, inspire and manage teams of highly talented individual contributors, managers and leaders. Successfully led NPIs several times from scratch. Led University relations in US and India with top colleges successfully. Knowledge on various domains including Industrial Automation, lifesciences, pharmaceutical, payments, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities and GIS. Certified on 21 CFR Part 11. Great ability to spot opportunities and analyze them from cost/value perspective. Other interests : Advisor to startups and new ventures, education, teaching, creative writing.