I am a seasoned technology leader with 13+ years of experience leading engineering teams at various cloud provider startups and networking companies - Packet (now Equinix), DigitalOcean and Cisco. During my tenure I have built and scaled global diverse teams (30-70 people) multiple times with a track record of delivering excellence through products and experiences that delight the customers.
I have experience with building products for cloud infrastructure as a service including VPC, Cloud Firewalls, IP address Management, Load Balancers, Network Monitoring, Object Storage and enterprise products like SDN Controllers, Wireless Security, Context Aware - Indoor Location services, WAN optimization controllers.
I truly want to pay it forward and empower women (and men) to take charge of their own careers. I am the founder of Women in Science & Engineering group at Cisco (5000+ women engineers). I contribute to Forbes and sit on Forbes Technology Council and do mentoring on different platforms.
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Building Edge Metal Cloud at scale with bare metal automation at anytime, anywhere for Equinix's global customers. I am leading and growing team of passionate backend, frontend engineers, UX designers responsible for building Cloud Control Plane, API, UX and Billing systems that run the cloud.
I am excited to be accepted into the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives. As part of this council, I am joining other Forbes Tech Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com.
This is a great platform to contribute and share my thoughts on technology and leadership at DigitalOcean with a wider set of audience. Read my first publication on why we should encourage our engineers to work on open source projects - https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2018/03/07/why-your-engineers-should-spend-more-time-writing-open-source-software-code/2/#7c0f070656b1
Delivering flexible, reliable and high performance software defined network products and infrastructure enabling customers to deploy production applications in a simple, scalable and secure way.
Leading a team of 40 engineers, 3 managers working on VPC, Load Balancers as a Service, Kubernetes Platform, Firewalls, IPAM, Network Monitoring and Performance.
Reinventing Cloud Networking for millions of droplets. Leading Software Networking and Storage teams delivering cloud infrastructure software for DO's customers.
• Lead and managed a team of 20+ passionate rockstar engineers and delivered the Cisco Enterprise SDN Controller - APIC-EM
• Grew the team from 3 members to 20 by hiring top international talent.
• Lead many short 3 month releases for APIC-EM focussing on the features like Inventory, Discovery, Security and Policy.
• Actively mentored team members by spending 1:1 time and giving constructive feedback and helped my team to grow in their career.
• Collaborated with cross functional teams and leaders to enable them to build applications on APIC-EM platform.
• Received the YWCA Silicon Valley - Emerging Leader Award for leadership excellence.