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Project Leader of Web and Data Services
CU Solutions Group, US
Shashin is the driving force behind the strategy, business and operations of OSSCube in UK and its extended footprint in continental Europe. He is a creative and influential leader with 30+ years of experience in delivering business-aligned technology strategies, architectures and systems across a diverse range of industries and markets. Shashin has worked in senior positions at Logica, Deloitte and Andersen and specialises in Enterprise Architecture and Open Source software for the enterprise. In 2005, Shashin moved on from his position of Director with Deloitte’s Technology Consulting practices and setup his first entrepreneurial venture ‘One Point Consulting’ and became the key mover in bringing OSSCube to UK.
Sasha brings to OSSCube 14+ years of experience and his core skills in enterprise architecture, enterprise infrastructure and systems development with extensive knowledge of open-source technologies. Recent experience includes Enterprise Architect (infrastructure-related aspects) on a multi-million pound transition programme at AOL Broadband and implementation of a SaaS offering for a new startup. He is highly valued for his advice in creating an enterprise roadmap for open source adoption. Sasha is a Cloudera Certified Developerand holds a Masters degree in Information Systems.
With over 15 years of experience, Allan has worked on projects for major organizations such as ING, Rabobank, Johnson & Johnson and AOL as an Architect, Technical Team Lead and Developer, there in delivering systems ranging from high performance web enabled transactional systems to interactive work flow solutions. Recent roles include lead architect for the AOL Broadband online platform and as a member of the AOL Broadband architecture team for the transition programme. He has a strong background in database and software development with an affinity for open-source solutions. His experience covers many open-source technologies and products such as Java EE, PHP, Apache, Linux, jBoss, mySQL, etc. Allan holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He is also a lead member of OSSCube’s Open source Data Bases practice.
Lavanya is the Cofounder of OSSCube and is responsible for its global business strategy and market development initiatives. He is credited with being the architect of OSSCube’s global incubation, delivery model and integrated value chain capabilities. He is a Serial entrepreneur and management thought leader with experience and successful track record spanning Product Start-ups, IT Consulting, Education Research & Development and Investment Banking. Prior to co-creating OSSCube, Lavanya was the key mover in setting up the Technology Consulting Practice of SCG which went on to be scaled up as Leading IT Services company with a market foot print across 24 countries. He has been often sought out and served to the boards, committees & initiatives of leading industry bodies like Advance Computing Society, AGBA, ICCBN, NASSCOM, etc. and has been often invited as a keynote speaker at many international conferences. He has more than a dozen research publications to his credit and continues to serve on the editorial board of International Journals.
Lavanya received the ‘Emerging Technology Leader Award’ (VO, 2002) and ‘Distinguished Young Entrepreneur Award’ (AGBA, 2009). He is also very passionate about nonprofit work and serves on the board of a Global Non Profit Organization, devoting significant amount of his time and talent to supporting projects across USA, India, Africa & South America and leading CSR initiatives for OSSCube. A prolific reader, equally at home in designing global strategy and application architectures, Lavanya is passionate about Leadership Development across the ranks of OSSCube, and often referred to as the ‘Chief Mentor’ of OSSCube Team.
An outstanding alumnus IIT Delhi, Vivek is a technologist and researcher by training, he is committed to delivering innovative, quality and highest customer satisfaction by delivering cost-effective solutions to every client. So when the OSSCube team is feeling devoid of challenges all they need to do is talk to him and he will raise the bar for service, quality and performance.
Brian is the Vice President of Business Development and Sales at OSSCube. He brings over 18 years of enterprise software experience to the team. Brian has been a top performer at companies such as Siebel, Ariba, Endeca, and Retalix with CRM, Supply Chain, and Retail Systems background. Brian’s expertise in the enterprise consultative sales process has helped secure many Fortune 1000 customers.
Based in Austin TX, Brian holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of Texas at Dallas and Masters of Science from Southern Methodist University.
Rakesh brings to OSSCube more than a decade of experience in internet application engineering and rolling out large Enterprise migration to open source. Being one of the earliest evangelists of PHP, he has been working LAMP stack right from years when you needed to write your own device drivers to get Linux to work! He is a certified MySQL DBA, Cloudera Certified Developer and accomplished trainer and a member of Project Management Institute (PMI). One of the distinguishing features in his cap at OSSCube is leading the inaugural project “Redfort”,where as many as 11 core products were migrated from proprietary to open source for a Fortune 500 technology company which has since then been adopted globally and support millions of users. Prior to his current assignment he served as Product Manager accountable for technical road map and sales for a leading eCRM product. Ever the maverick...he is also recognized in OSSCube for his dislike for modern fashion and is known for being an outstanding talent as a singer.
John is the Vice President of Enterprise Marketing. He brings over 20 years of thought leadership and marketing and sales management experience to OSSCube. He is a consummate go-to-market strategist with a consistent track record of growing market share for large companies such as IBM Global Services and Digital Equipment and smaller companies like Filemark and Planet Associates. John has successfully turned around companies, divisions and projects, adding customers by finding solutions to complex issues.
Based in Austin TX, John has a degree in Industrial Electronics Engineering from Worcester Industrial Technical Institute and enjoys riding his Harley Ultra Classic through the Texas hill country and beyond.
Vineet is a CoFounder of OSSCube and responsible for its global alliances and business relations. He has been the principal architect of many successful partnerships that OSSCube has built with open source technologies leaders like Zend, MySQL, EDB, SugarCRM, Acquia, etc. to name a few. As a Serial Entrepreneur and Open Source evangelist, prior to co-creating OSSCube, Vineet co-founded one of the earliest Full Service Internet Companies back in the days of the ‘Shell accounts’ that went on to acquire a market footprint across 24 countries and several fortune 1000 accounts. He also has the credit of being one of the earliest minds and architects of the Open Source Product story as the principal architect of an award winning open source eCRM solution that acquired 2.5Mn+ active users across the world.
As a business leader he is highly respected for his sharp analytical abilities, challenging conventional thinking and innovative marketing strategies. He is passionate about Innovation and Customer Service excellence and can be seen eagerly engaging the young talents of OSSCube across its global locations. He has been the proud recipient of Distinguished Business Leader Award (SCG, 2002) and Entrepreneurial King Ship Award (VO, 2009). Vineet is a prolific reader and has the penchant to distil his learning into companywide best practices implementation that he has over the years consistently led with great success. He is also often referred to as the Chief innovator at OSSCube.
Pranab brings to OSSCube 15+ years of diverse experience distributed across almost all key functional areas in IT industry including R&D and Academics, Project and Program Management and Business Development. He is currently accountable for leading the customer acquisition and relationship management initiatives of OSSCube in India and the extended footprint in South Asia. He works at continuously raising the bar on customer service excellence within OSSCube, which has earned him the “respectful” title of Customer Advocate. He also excels in nurturing talents and has been a mentor of choice for many of OSSCube budding leaders and has contributed significantly in evolving the people development practices of OSSCube. He is also an accomplished singer and guitar player and commands a significant fan club at all parties! He holds a Master Degree in Computer Application and is a recipient of University’s Gold Medal.
A Cofounder of OSSCube, Sonali is an internationally recognized Data Bases expert with 10+ years of hands on experience in complex projects and consulting engagements. Well known as a MySQL Consultant, Developer & Trainer, she also has the distinction of being Asia’s first Woman Certified MySQL DBA and India’s first MySQL authorized instructor. Sonali’s expertise has been routinely sought out in setting up clusters, optimizing performance of large portals and delivering MySQL training to several Fortune 500 companies. She is regularly invited speaker at leading International conferences and her most recent speaking assignments have included OSSPAC, Singapore; OSI Days, India, International PHP Conference, Germany; National Open Source Conference, India. Sonali is arguably the most recognized face of OSSCube internationally.
Arinder has been the distinction of being a convert from MS Technologies, where as a Sr. Project Manager he excelled at rolling out a wide variety of enterprise deployments of workflow, business analytics, finance and control systems, till he was commissioned to lead a team to build a Hospital Information Systems. Since then his long romance with the Health Care application space started, which has seen him evolve as a “Guru” on open standards in the HIS, EHR and EMR domains. He has been responsible for leading many challenging assignments in the Health Care space including the ground up engineering of a CCHIT compliant EHR solution which has since then been rolled out as a widely adopted SaaS offering. Ever the mild mannered boss with little respect for formal qualifications, he is known to command intense loyalty of teams he has worked with.