I lead Personalization and Data Infrastructure at Netflix where my teams build machine learning pipelines and caching infrastructure for Netflix’s video recommendations. Before that, I built the Platform Engineering organization at streaming QoE startup, Conviva where we deployed one of the first industry use-cases of Apache Spark in 2010 and scaled the platform to millions of concurrent streaming viewers. I started my career at networking QoS startup RouteScience Technologies and led teams at Avaya, after RouteScience’s acquisition. I did networking research at SLAC National Lab while attending graduate school at Stanford. Born and raised in India, I have been in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998.
In addition to building and retaining top talent teams at companies that are disrupting innovators, I occasionally dabble in old school Art, like to go out on early morning runs in the great California outdoors, and enjoy binge-watching some of the great TV series of today. I also have a special love for Urdu poetry.
“Tu Shahee.n hai Parwaaz hai kaam tera
Tere saamne Aasmaa.n aur bhee hai.n” – Iqbal
[ You live to fly, oh majestic eagle
There are yet many a sky to soar high ]