A technologist with a good product sense. I have an extensive experience starting new ventures.I also acquired operational experience in fast moving environments at Zynga. I like to advise early stage startups and connect them with my large network.
Describe what you have done, what you are doing, and the kinds of things you are interested in.
I was among the first 5 employees at PanoLogic where we built the first thin client endpoint for the hosted virtual desktops era. Massive effort that took us from a basic HW prototype to product launch in 6 months. I was the system architect on the team and filed multiple patents in the process.
I recognized the importance of Big Data very early on. With my background in Data Parallel engines at Nvidia, I co-founded HappData which focused on unleashing the power of GPUs into the bigdata sphere. This included working on mapping Hadoop on GPUs in March 2009.
I run the Farmville engineering and operations teams at the highest popularity point of the game (March 2010 - December 2010). I was responsible for ~10K servers at the time. I oversaw record breaking quarters for 3 quarters in a row and delivered daily game releases for months. I introduced a lot of automation and tools that improved team productivity and allowed for a better allocation of resources.