My professional journey:
I have been working in hi-tech industry since 1985 focused on software and enterprise solutions. I started may career as a software engineer in India and have worked across many roles (developer, enterprise architect, tech lead, product & product line manager, engineering manager, program & project manager, …) and organizations both in India and US. After spending many years in the US I relocated to Bangalore in 2001 to help Intel setup and grow their eBG/IT group in India. I relocated back to US in 2012. Over the last few years my primary focus has been organizational and technical leadership roles where I have managed geographically dispersed organizations, global strategic initiatives and emerging technological programs.
I was strategy and technical adviser to ‘IndiaConnect.com’ – the first portal to focus on India – right from its inception in 1995 and helped it grow to where it served more than a million hits per month. I also served as technical advisor to another startup, Chingari, which developed software for managing product development cycle. My professional expertise lies in strategy, technology, leadership and management of technology. I am currently on advisory board of EQTribe.
Techie by heart, manager by occupation and writer by hobby. More on my professional experience can be found on my LinkedIn profile.
My writing journey:
Writing has been my hobby since young age. I started writing short stories and humorous articles for my school magazine when I was 10. In my college years I picked up controversial subjects, like atheism, to write for the college magazine and continued to develop my writing skills over the years. Between 1986 and 1989 I contributed to a community magazine in New Delhi as my focus shifted to social topics.
After moving to the US in 1992, I focused my writing on subjects of technology and strategy. I have published articles on strategy and management of technology for magazines like Silicon India, Dataquest and e-zines. My first book, E-verything. com: How to map out a viable e-strategy, was published by Tata McGraw Hills in 2001. My next business book, Cloud Computing: A practitioner’s guide was published in 2011, again with Tata McGraw Hills. My next business book Rise:Essential soft-skills for career management is with SkillSynapse Media.
I kept my fiction writing a private affair till 2005 when I uploaded my sample stories on American Book Publishers’ (ABP) web-site. The editorial board of ABP extended a publishing contract that resulted in the book Conversations in 2009. The India edition of Conversations was released by Leadstart in 2011. My most recent fiction work is an e-book AI.GOV. You can view the synopsis of the books here.
In between working on my books, I write blogs on various topics. These are available here.