Back to India and looking to make a difference in the field of Artificial Intelligence. It is an exciting space to be in and a lot of what will happen in the future is going to depend on Artificial Intelligence. Previously, I was in the US for 7 years, where I did my Masters and worked with IBM for 5.5 years.
I worked for IBM as a Product Manager for 2.5 years. Working on solving critical problems excites me. Interacting with clients, understanding their pain points, and defining Product Strategy was my day-to-day work at IBM. The thing that is really needed is to understand the context of the problem and give a solution that not only helps that one customer, but also caters to the wider customer-base and the market in general. Prior to my stint as a Product Manager, I was Senior Big Data Consultant in IBM for 3 years. In this role, I traveled to IBM clients and implemented Big Data solutions using state of the art IBM Big Data Platform.
While doing my Masters from CMU, I worked on multiple projects which ranged from hardcore technical to the managerial side of technology. I have experience with programming in Java, SQL, etc. And I also have experience working doing market research and analysis for the purpose of deciding what kind of applications will solve a particular problem and what is the competition for the same.
In my free time I do a lot of volunteer work. I volunteer mainly for the Art Of Living Foundation where I have been actively involved with many projects. The Art Of Living is a non-profit volunteer based organization which strives to improve the lives of people by helping them cope with stress and smile more naturally. I organize and teach The Art Of Living Happiness Programs and I also conduct guided meditation for beginners which are offered for free. I have worked for many key Art Of Living projects including: I Meditate Pittsburgh, OVBI initiatives such as Project Udaan, IAHV initiatives such as Uttarakhand Flood Relief, Nepal Earthquake relief, etc.
For a couple of years, I also devoted some time to the Pittsburgh chapter of Asian American Chamber of Commerce where I was first the Youth Program Director and then the Executive Director. I was part of a team that helped business connect and find resources to run successfully by organizing networking events and keynote speeches by industry stalwarts.