I am a software services veteran with over 25 years of experience building and advising technology businesses. I am a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of technology and business. I have a proven track record of coaching SaaS, Virtual Reality, and other startup leaders on various functions, including recruitment, scaling, and product development. As a Microsoft Regional Director (Honorary) since 1999 and IEEE Senior Member, I am a regular speaker at technology and business events.

I started my career in the 1990s by developing an inventory system for a publishing house, which sparked my passion for creating transformative software. In recent years, I designed Simpligic, a U.S. patent-pending news app that uses machine learning to personalize the user experience.

I was the former CEO of Vishwak Solutions, which I grew into a regional frontrunner with offices in India, Seattle, and London. I was also the co-founder of a fintech startup in Seattle & Chennai that used Azure Artificial Intelligence to reimagine business document management.

I am an advisor to the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation – House of Kalam, Rameswaram, and I am passionate about Tamil language computing. I serve on the technology advisor committee of Tamil Virtual Academy, helping with their digital library and Tamil computing initiatives. I was a member of the Tamil Nadu Government Committee that standardized on Unicode in 2010.

I am a member of the Professional Speakers Association of India. Contact me to know my availability. I am also a prolific blogger, in the last 19 years, I have written nearly 4000 posts which have been read by over a 1.5 million users at venkatarangan.com. You can reach out to me through social media platforms @venkatarangan. Outside of work, I am an avid reader, film enthusiast, and blogger.

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மென்பொருள் வல்லுநர், தொடர் தொழில்முனைவர் மற்றும் பேச்சாளர்

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