VP Products & Center Head, Progress Software
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Tech trends to watch out for
The trends that I am tracking in our areas of work are around Realtime Responsive Enterprises. On how business flows across applications need to be tracked in Realtime (and the challenges therein), how to get business events non-intrusively out of the applications, and how to correlate and build realtime analytics off of these flows and events. Therein I am also blending in realtime data/events relevant to the enterprise from the social media as well (for consumer facing enterprises like banks, credit card companies or FMCG and such).
Currently working at
Currently, I am working as a VP (Products) & Center Head at Progress Software in India, is responsible for leading the product development at the India Development center. I am responsible for providing strategic guidance to all the products teams, scale the product operations with specific focus on cross-product considerations for the SOA & Data integration products.
Anyone starting their career in this domain has to have strong analytical skills, very good proven learning ability & have some excitement for technology and products.
The Journey So Far
I started my career as a software specialist at Integra Micro Systems. Then, I worked at companies like Shell & Compaq Houston, Informix and also worked as a VP of Middleware Technologies at Pramati. Currently, I am working as a VP (Products) & Center Head at Progress Software in India, is responsible for leading the product development at the India Development center. I am responsible for providing strategic guidance to all the products teams, scale the product operations with specific focus on cross-product considerations for the SOA & Data integration products.
Plans for the Future
I see myself more actively involved in the startup and product eco-system in Hyderabad (maybe elsewhere in India also). And more specifically engaged with colleges and universities in creating active & successful tech startup incubation centers - bringing in industry and other advisory to enable and accelerate the startups.
Most Important Decisions
The most important (Long term impact) decision was probably to join a small tech company i.e., Integra Micro Systems, Bangalore in 1991. After being very disenchanted with the 1.5 year stint at a much larger company including 9 months' US client visit to IBM. Got a chance to work on a technology intensive product at Integra and with that got completely rooted to products.
Most Important Lessons
Every day is a learning experience. But some learnings that have stuck is that the whole industry and academia is a deeply enmeshed web. We do not appreciate how much we are all connected and also inter-dependant for our mutual success. We should consciously recognize this and cultivate. Nurture the often ignored areas like inter-company networking and also industry-academia relationships.
Degrees that Matter
I don't believe that certifications mean much. Actual experience and knowledge mean much more than certificates.