About Me

I’m a seasoned cloud architect with 15 years of experience in designing enterprise-class applications. Born and brought up in India, I’ve completed my Bachelor of Engineering degree in 2006, after which I started my career with Infosys as a software engineer. The first breakthrough in my career came in 2010 when I got an opportunity to work closely with Microsoft product teams to onboard new customers onto Microsoft Azure (it was Windows Azure back then). Since then, I have been designing and developing cloud-based solutions on Microsoft Azure.

I come from an application development background, and before shifting my focus to Microsoft Azure, I was a .NET programmer. I still do .NET programming in my free time, trying to keep myself updated with what’s going on in the .NET world. In the past, I have created front ends with ASP.NET MVC, angular js, JavaScript, and JQuery with the backends written in C# and VB.NET.

I have moved to Omaha, NE, in 2016 with my family for work. I’m currently working as a cloud architect at Kiewit Corporation, one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organization. In the past, I have worked at top IT services/consulting firms like Infosys, Mindtree, Yash Technologies, and Hitachi Consulting.

I’m a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, and I hold numerous other Azure Certifications, including Microsoft certified Azure DevOps Engineer Expert, Azure Security Engineer Associate, Azure Administrator Associate, Azure Developer Associate, and Azure Database Administrator Associate.

I have been active in the tech community since I had moved to Omaha in 2016. In November 2019, I took over the Omaha Azure User Group as an organizer. Since then, I have been putting in my time and effort to build and grow the Azure community in and around Omaha.

I am a regular speaker at several User Groups, events, and conferences often speaking on Azure related topics. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). In the past, I had been awarded Microsoft Azure Community Hero and Content Hero badgers for being an active member of the Azure tech community.

In my leisure time, I love reading non-fiction and spending time with my wife and two kids. Outside technology, I have interests in personal finance, stock markets, and photography. Strictly vegetarian most of my life, I have turned Vegan in 2019.

You can connect with me on Twitter, and LinkedIn. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel.