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 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 moved 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 technologies.
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; 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. My most recent non-fiction book is on career management & soft-skills. Read about it here.
In between working on my books, I write blogs on various topics. These are available here.