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Global Lead with 15+ years of work experience across ✈️🌍 Singapore, Spain, UK, Japan & Germany.

☁️ Cloud Strategy & Advisory to help embrace Data, AI, Secure and Optimized Architectures

☁️ Worked as a Software Developer, Network Engineer, Computing Researcher & Big Data Analyst

☁️ Switched gears to Management Consulting, specializing in Cloud Engineering & Solutioning

Global Lead AWS Services



Cloud Strategy & Advisory

Digital Transformation

Solution Architecture

Technology Consulting

Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure


AWS Ambassador (since 2022)

AWS Community Builder (since 2022)

AWS Cloud Certifications and Accreditations (25+)

Microsoft Azure Cloud Certifications (~10)


Intel Labs | Internet of Things for Smart Sustainable Cities ( - Game Theory based Network Optimisation using IoT for London

TUM Labs | Wireless Sensor Network Communication Protocol ( - Multi-functional Self-Organizing WSN for Process Monitoring

Work Experience

Global AWS Services Lead @ Singapore
2021 - Current

☁️ Crayon, Singapore | Helps build the technical foundation for a secure cloud-first digital transformation journey

Cloud & Infrastructure Engineering @ Singapore
2015 - 2021

☁️ Accenture, Singapore | Cloud Transformation and Migration, Cloud Assessments and Technology Consulting

Research Staff Member @ Spain
2015 - 2021

☁️ Telefonica, Barcelona | Created a shortest path Big Data Solution by extracting mobility paths from Telco network location data

Computing Researcher @ United Kingdom
2015 - 2021

☁️ Intel Labs, London | Optimized distributed networks using game theory, IoT frameworks & real time processing at

Network Engineer @ Japan
2015 - 2021

☁️ NTT Communications, Tokyo | Enhanced the Internet traffic monitoring tool Samurai and IPv6 Engineering at Global Architecture Center

Software Developer @ Germany
2015 - 2021

☁️ Fortiss, Munich | Developed ‘Multifunk’ communication protocol for self-organizing wireless sensor networks


Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Master of Science - MS, Mechanical Engineering

  • Won two National Awards for Best Master Thesis by Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) & Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)

Technical University of Munich, Germany

(master's exchange), Computer Science - Robotics and Embedded Systems

  • Awarded two German Government DAAD Fellowships as "TUMexchange LAOTSE Fellow" & "A New Passage to India Fellow" for a three semester exchange!


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston

Global Fellows Leadership Program


IIT Madras Alumni Association
2021 - 2023

Joint Secretary (Overseas)

  • Elected into the Executive Committee for 2021-2023,
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras Alumni Association (IITMAA) represents the 50,000+ alumni of IIT Madras across the Globe, which has been in existence for over 50 years.