My professional journey:
I have been working in hi-tech industry since 1985 focused on software and enterprise solutions. I started my 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 across Asia. 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 Chingari, which developed software for managing product development life cycle. In recent years, I was on advisory board of EQTribe and helped them through their journey till Covid hit with devastating results.
My professional expertise lies in strategy, technology, leadership and management of technology. 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 many 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) website. 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 a sci-fi short story – AI.GOV.
In between working on my books, I write blogs on various topics.