CTO & Director
Sandeep is the CTO and Director at Ashnik. He is also responsible in building Ashnik’s India business. Sandeep brings 23 year plus of Industry experience, with 14+ years in open source and building open source and Linux business model. Prior to Ashnik he worked in various leadership capacity in IBM, RedHat. To bring open source technologies to customers’ businesses by providing better solutions and even better services are his core areas of expertise.
Prior to Ashnik he was with IBM for 6+ years, 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 is active in open source technology for over 14+ years. Has a proven track record of building technology business across India and South East Asia. On the advisory board of Engineering Colleges. He is selected as Mentor Of Change for Atal Innovation Mission by NITI Aayog, an initiative by Govt. Of India. Accomplished speaker and contributor on open source solutions and consulting across India and South East Asia. 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.