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CTO & Director
Sandeep heads Ashnik’s solutions development and technology services. He is also responsible in building Ashnik’s India business. To bring open source technologies to customers’ businesses by providing better solutions and even better services are his core areas of expertise.
Sandeep joined Ashnik in 2014 after over 6 years at IBM, where he rose to Group Business Manager position for System z in India. During his career at IBM, Sandeep was instrumental in creating business and technology value propositions of Linux on Mainframes for key enterprises and SMEs. Prior to IBM, he was with Red Hat from its primary days in India. Having joined as a technical lead, Sandeep went on to head pre-sales during his 5+ years of career with Red Hat. He played a key role in helping grow Red Hat’s business through his solution delivery and customer engagements skills.
He works towards building efficient customer centric solutions with relentless passion, and is known for his strong technical skills in managing complex deals and customer engagement.
Sandeep brings more than 22 years of Industry experience, with over 13 years of active participation in the open source movement. He is an Adjunt Professor with AP Shah Engineering College, Mumbai, and on Advisory board of JJM College of Engineering, Jaysingpur. He is a member of OSI and Linux Foundation and Community Moderator Alumni at opensource.com. Also being an active Isha Foundation Volunteer, he avidly helps create a mindshare for holistic wellbeing, especially among students.
Sandeep earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from Kolhapur University, India.