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Technology Leader, Mentor, Solutions Architect

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Technology Leader, Mentor, Solutions Architect

  1. 1. Ragu Masilamany
  2. 2. <ul><li>Ragu is a business and technology professional who brings focus to product development by “maximizing software value” – through IPR development, architectural positioning, and solution development. Proficient at building dynamic teams, fostering collaboration, identifying growth opportunities, and developing customer relationships. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Known for … <ul><li>Passionately selling the technology to C-level executives and technologists </li></ul><ul><li>Inventing new methods and creative ways to solve business problems </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing credibility and building relationships with customers/partners </li></ul><ul><li>Executing company strategy through delivery and support processes </li></ul>
  4. 4. Start-up personality … <ul><li>Delivering new revenue and customers: </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering lead for beach head solution deployments with Tier 1 service providers in North America and Europe (Embarq/Swisscom) </li></ul><ul><li>Innovating to lead the market: </li></ul><ul><li>Successfully lobbied 3GPP to adopt NewStep’s proposal on VCC – dare to defend, create alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Authored FOUR FMC patents (5 in total) – strong focus on value creation </li></ul><ul><li>Executing company strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>Led global pre and post sales engineering – building customer and partner relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Managed teams in Ottawa, Hyderabad, and connected with HQ in New Jersey – global/distributed team management, experience in outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering new technology/solutions: </li></ul><ul><li>Designed and developed sip service broker from paper to product – cool stuff </li></ul>
  5. 5. Just getting started … Telephone Technician - Sold and serviced Mitel PBX 1987-90 <ul><li>First Degree, University of Peradeniya </li></ul><ul><li>B.Sc.Eng. (Honors), EE and Comp. Sci. </li></ul><ul><li>Installed PBX, wrote software for KLM, </li></ul><ul><li>Taught programming, started an ISP </li></ul>1990-94 <ul><li>Graduate Degree, University of Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>Fulbright Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>M.Sc. Computer Engineering, GPA 3.67 </li></ul>1996-98 <ul><li>Senior Software Engineer, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, SG </li></ul><ul><li>Filled first patent on IP router abstractions </li></ul><ul><li>Secured government research grant, built prototype </li></ul>1998-00 <ul><li>Director of Customer Solutions, NewStep Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Led pre/post sale engineering, generated for few millions of beachhead revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Invented session control mechanisms led to four patents </li></ul><ul><li>Lead solution development of BT Corporate Fusion FMC service, launched in eight European countries, and IMS based deployment of European Customer. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ragu has a unique ability to recognize business opportunities and turn those opportunities into tangible product. His business prowess in combination with his ability to instill customer confidence qualifies Ragu as one of the most extraordinary talents in the industry” – Founder and VP Arch. & Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Lead/Senior Software Developer, Leapstone Systems (now Motorola) </li></ul><ul><li>Played key role in a ground up startup building SIP service broker </li></ul><ul><li>Managed teams in India and Canada, liaised with PLM and CTO in NJ </li></ul><ul><li>““… [Ragu] takes every change in stride, and is a fast learner... While working as technical lead, he exhibited a unique blend of leadership and interpersonal skills” – Director of Development </li></ul>2001-2004 2004-Present
  6. 6. Next steps … <ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical sales specialist, business developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile, IMS/NG, enterprise voice and messaging architect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career grade software developer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web/Vertical applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marriage of Skill, Interests, and Dreams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empower the web browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a community, extend application reach </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. … according to GSMA, there are 15 new mobiles activated per second Thank You