Ranga Kanapathy

Head of Engineering and India Technology Center, Altimetrik

Ranga Kanapathy is a global IT leader with more than two decades of experience in technology, product, business and leadership roles—predominantly focusing on vision, strategy, innovation, delivery and operational excellence. At Altimetrik, Ranga is focused on engineering rigor and delivery excellence across the organization.

Prior to joining Altimetrik, Ranga was the India Head for VISA Data Labs where he created a successful operating model enabling various cross-functional teams to work on machine learning, data analytics, BI, data app dev, ETL, operations and program management. Earlier, Ranga was with PayPal where he held leadership positions in technology development and acceleration. He was part of the core team setting up the PayPal India Development Centre. Prior to PayPal, Ranga spent over a decade as a Director at Covansys.

An entrepreneur by heart and practice, Ranga co-founded two start-ups in India that provided technology products and solutions to large enterprises. He serves on the board of directors and mentors various start-ups in India.

Ranga received a postgraduate degree in computer applications from Anna University and an MBA in information management from Uptron ACL.

Outside of work, Ranga’s interests include adventure sports, long-distance running, cricket (he represented his state team in U-16s) and playing percussion instruments.

 

Talks on Wurreka:

As we continue to focus on the disciplines of software engineering and technology innovation that are further accelerated by COVID-19, we can see some interesting patterns emerge in how the industry approaches architecture. The last few months have shown us that companies who invested in technology/product transformation, cloud native capabilities, modern delivery pipelines and advanced data capabilities all supported by open architectures and ecosystem APIs have emerged much stronger and taking leadership positions in their industries.

Digital transformation is thus picking up pace and moving very rapidly from the conference room to the shop floor. Some examples include Netflix, PayPal, NortonLifeLock and Reliance Jio. During this keynote, we will specifically look at some of the emerging architecture trends and patterns that are designed to address the post-Covid world that deal with more distributed workforce, increased importance of (on demand) at-the-door services and importance of consumer/end user cyber security beyond just corporate systems and networks.?This is thus an early potential indicator of the direction of technology investments and how we - this roomful of technologists, practitioners and influencers - have a critical role to play in helping our organizations navigate these choppy waters.

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