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Priya Pradeep
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Aparna Khatri, 36 Sr. Manager Development, Symantec India

1. Within VERITAS (now Symantec) Software India Ltd from 2000.
2. At Ficon Tech, New Delhi (1998–2000) in the Networking domain.
3. At Hughes Software Systems, Delhi (1994-1998).
4. At Tata Elxsi, Bangalore (1992-1994). Worked mainly on Network management
5. Completed post graduation in computer science in 1992.

When you are excelling in something you love, would you risk trying out something entirely new and be still sure you will come out tops? Aparna Khatri did just that. With a strong Unix OS knowledge background in the networking space, Khatri opted to take up the Symantec (formely Veritas Software) offer in 2000. She was consciously making a switch from the networking domain to storage domain. She knew learning in technology means being up to date with trends across verticals.

She recalls her first assignment: A new release for the clustering product called VCS on the Linux platform. As she sat down to evolve the solution, the complexity increased with new Linux kernel releases almost every seven days. Despite the constraints, Khatri believed she could deliver within the six-month time frame. It was no surprise that the India team got appreciation from their U.S. counterparts.

Today, as a second line development manager, Khatri is responsible for product release on multiple platforms. Five years from now she wants to contribute more to organization building. Yes, this is one lady who always knew what she wanted and got it too.
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