Araf Karsh has with over 27 years of experience leading the design and development of mission-critical, object-oriented and web-based applications for premier organizations including Bank of America, CIBC, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Dept of Energy. Karsh has an established track record leading production software organizations and bringing new products to market using leading edge technology.
He has extensive knowledge of service-oriented architecture, Microservices (DDD, Event Sourcing & CQRS, Service Mesh), Containers (Docker), Kubernetes, Blockchain and key foundational technologies. He is well versed in building highly scalable and high performance distributed applications using Java technologies.
Training, mentoring and motivating his people is his first passion. He says chess taught him the importance of doing this, a pawn (or a rookie) can become the king when it reaches the other end, the challenge is to take it that far. But he is also known to demand a lot from his teams and again he uses a chess metaphor to explain that the worst enemy of a strategist is the clock.
Karsh focuses on Designing & Architecting innovative solutions for business problems which will be cost effective while using leading edge technologies. He uses his leadership skills in team building, technology research, while managing the creative aspect of software building, motivating and empowering team members to come up with new innovative solutions.
His core strength includes building Corporate IT strategy with cutting edge technologies which aligns with the organizational goals and vision. He is passionate in building innovative products around SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud) Apps, IoT (Internet of Things) Apps, Big Data Analytics, IT Security & GRC domain.
In MetaMagic Karsh focuses on Product Architecture, Strategy & Roadmap.
Karsh maintains a blog which talks about his other passions like Relativity & Quantum Physics, Eastern Mysticism, Genetics & Evolutionary Biology, Economics etc., apart from Technology & IT Security.
Checkout his slideshare presentations on Enterprise Software Architectures, Docker, Functional Reactive Programming, Web App Security, Understanding India's Socio-Economic Progress, Education, Business Culture and Innovation etc..
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