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Priya Pradeep
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Bobby Soni is Chief Strategy Officer and Ex. VP, Webify Solutions

“The company where I was one of the founders was acquired by a large, global consulting organization in 1999 and I had to adapt my frame of reference from being an entrepreneur to working within a very large organization and a different set of corporate forces and ‘rules’.

The fact that I stayed there for six years and rose to an executive position probably says that I adapted well to the new environment!” voices Bobby Soni. Yes, Soni now Webify Solution’s Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President has indeed adapted very well to various challenges to come this far. The avid skydiver and hiker is responsible for business strategy, client services, and alliances to build the 142 strong, $13.1 million Webify’s position as a provider of vertical specific service oriented architecture (SoA). A highly regarded industry thought leader around SoAs, Soni has more than 15 years of business integration experience in the Global 1000 customer space. He most recently served as Chief Technology Officer, Client Services for BearingPoint, Inc., a global management and technology-consulting firm.

K.J.Jathavedan joins Marlabs as Associate Vice President

“My decision to join the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was the most important decision I had taken as it made me thoroughly familiar with all aspects of engineering,” voices 27 year IT veteran K.J. Jathavedan who has now joined the 250 strong Marlabs India as Associate Vice President (AVP) based in Bangalore. Marlabs Inc. (U.S.) is a $50 million provider of solutions and services for the healthcare, insurance, real estate, media and entertainment verticals. It partners technology firms such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Sybase. Prior to the appointment at Marlabs, Jathavedan was heading Ernst & Young’s Middle East offshore development and IT support center at Trivandrum, Kerala.

Previously he had a long stint at ISRO Trivandrum where as an engineer he had also worked under Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who was the then Project Director of Satellite Launch Vehicle-3 (SLV-3). “Kalam’s project and people management skills were very unique. I learnt a lot from him,” recalls Jathavedan.

Informatica India has S. Suresh as VP and MD of its R&D center

S.Suresh will lead the Bangalore R&D center of the 150 strong Informatica India as it expands to provide critical support to Informatica’s base worldwide, which has global revenues totaling $267 million. An early employee of Informatica, Suresh rejoined the company in 2000 and most recently served as Vice President of research and development of metadata infrastructure.

Prior to returning to Informatica, he managed the engineering team at Zimba, a developer of mobile applications that was acquired by Informatica. Earlier in his career, Suresh served as one of the first lead developers at Informatica and is the author of multiple patents that were granted to Informatica. Suresh comments on his innovation, “Every challenge presents an opportunity.

Some of the most memorable ones have been ensuring the success of an early Informatica customer by making the product perform several times faster.” He balances his technical pursuits with reading, particularly science fiction and Tamil historical novels by Kalki and listening to music.
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