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Serial Entrepreneur & Technology Evangelist | Writing Code and Building Applications since 2003 

Professional Experience 

Sept 2013Present (Acquisition phase)

CEO, Co-Founder - GuideTrip | Largest Provider of travel experiences & tour guides globally

USA | Canada | Singapore | India
  • Led GuideTrip to become once of the largest providers of curated tours in the world, with presence in 150+ countries
  • Built entire technology for the platform on Yii Framework, Angular.js, HTML5 and SQL from scratch, thereby providing a perfect online business marketplace for 500k travellers, guides and auxilliary user types
  • Automated affiliate and white label solutions and APIs to enhance the reach of our services to over 15000 third party providers like Travel agents, Hotels and Corporates
  • Led a team of 20+ employees and 145+ interns in spearheading the SEO/SEM/Social Media automation initiatives driving Guide trip to near 200,000 visitors a month
  • Serviced 10,000+ travellers including Diplomats and Corporates, Scaled the platform to over 20,000 travel experiences and 9,000 tour guides through lead conversion strategies, social media, search and referral engines
  • Worked overseas for 6 months to promote GuideTrip in USA, Canada and Singapore
  • Negotiated and raised seed funding of US$ 45000 from investors in India, Mauritius and Ukraine
Jul 2012Aug 2013

Project Manager, Atlogys Technical Consulting

India
  • Led of team of 20+ employees in developing and managing more than 10 large scale projects based on website/mobile app development and digital automation
  • Planned and developed exhaustive web technology models for SL8Z.com leading to a VC funding round in a matter of months
  • Headed a team of 60+ employees at Guru.com to build project plans and single handedly develop/code a front-end architecture defining the complete conversion based remodelling of the website's structural and language flow, thereby reducing overall bounce rate by 40% in a span of 25 days 
  • Built a javascript framework for Guru.com to handle dynamic data binding and templating in combination with ajax at the DOM level, then forked by the Ember.js community 
  • Managed and developed core energy desktop/mobile applications in integration with 24 different energy devices  with a team of 15 engineers for Enernoc
  • Developed a frontend graph data framework using the 3D graphics framework d3.js to present an interactive version of 96 pain spot zones in a human body, to be made use of in online pain diagnoses for patients, now used to diagnose problems of 20,000+ patients online
  • Rejected pay hike of 400% to start my first venture in the travel technology space
Jan 2016Present

CEO, Founder - Factorial Technologies

Germany | India
  • Founded a social media analytics and digital marketing firm to build automate technologies across different websites on a  SAAS model used by prominent clients including Siemens
  • Initiated and cross sold web/mobile app and digital marketing solutions worth $200K to existing and new clients
  • Automated Twitter and Instagram social tangibles using apps built with C#, Artificial Intelligence sequences & Selenium for LogicInbound, seamlessly automating the work of 5000 virtual assistants with only TWO virtual private servers
  • Automated fully functional SMTP and bulk email management solution for DigitalRevolution Tech, scale tested to handle 15k+ campaigns and 2 million+ users, comprehensively automated for campaign management and automation, email templates, template tags management, ajax list export with remote DNSBL checks, delivery via Amazon SES / Mandrill, bounce emails processing, FBL/ARF emails processing, quota management for delivery servers, advanced subscribers tracking, recursive delivery processing, system memory management control and parallel delivery processing amongst other things

Technical Skills

Web Development

Javascript, Django, Ember.js, Angular.js, Handlebars.js,  Jquery, Ajax, Brucelist.js, CSS, CSS3, Photoshop, Flash, HTML5, XML, YAML,PHP (Yii, CakePHP, Symfony, Laravel), Ruby (ROR), Node.js, Wordpress,MySQL, MySQL Server

Digital Marketing

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), SEM, CPA/CPC/PPI Campaigns, Social Media Automation & Analytics, Website Scraping, Email Marketing, Traffic Analytics and Lead conversion strategies

Mobile App Development

Android Application Development(Native+Hybrid), Core Java, Android Studio, Phonegap

Operating Systems

Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora), Windows, IOS, Android

SERVER TECHNOLOGIES

Apache2, Microsoft IIS, Nginx, AWS, AWS SES, AWS Cloudfront

Generic Tech/Languages

Git, SVN, Hibernate, Spring, JSP and servlets, C, C++, C#, Matlab 

Education

20082012

B.E, Electronics and Communication

Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), Delhi University
20062008

AISSCE/CBSE - 11th,12th

Delhi Public School - R.K. Puram, Delhi
Start2006

AISSCE/CBSE - Till 10th

Birla Vidya Niketan, Delhi

RESEARCH PAPERS aND PUBLICATIONS

  • Automated PV Regulation of Wind Turbines using Android Application (ongoing)
  • Detecting Wormhole Attack in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks:  A Survey
  • Energy Efficient Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey
  • Research Paper on 2D Image Tracking using Kalman Filters 
  • Bachelor Thesis: Design of Millimeter Wave Tunable Bandpass Filters in Suspended Substrate Stripline
  • Research Project: Electronic Lock with 3 digit Pass-code using 8085 micro processor
  • Simulated a communication signal using MATLAB as part of winter training . It includes creating a random communication signal using MATLAB, adding AWGN 28 and plotting the signal to noise ratio

INTERNSHIPS AND COMMUNITY WORK

JAN 2010DEC 2011

Game Developer - Striker Manager

Developed a Java based live game engine to simulate real time football game based of 650+ factors including live interruptions, embraced by over 100k users in just a few months

SEPT 2011OCT 2011

Research Intern - Network Security at Department of Electronics and Communication, Govt. of India

Researched and eliminated security vulnerabilities across web servers handling automation tasks, network relays and hosting code improving overall network downtimes by 40%

JUN 2011JUL 2012

Research Intern, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India

Analysed and solved a real life problem in tracking fast moving satellites using radars and sensors. Proposed, analysed and proved the efficiency of Kalman filters as the best solution by using code to simulate object motion and estimate real time tracking performance on a 2D scale.

Jun 2010JUN 2011

Group Co-ordinator, SPYM - Society for Promotion of Youth and Masses

  • Organised training programs aimed at tackling different social issues like visual disabilities and instilling confidence in and treating people afflicted by them
  • Participated in organising counselling sessions at the SPYM drug de-addiction centre.
  • Regularly interacted on a first person basis with beneficiaries to understand the circumstances involved in funding and to solicit funding for new target projects in the social sphere

 

Personal achievements and hobbies

  • Played Chess at State Level
  • Fitness freak - Passionate about football & other team games, I swear by Liverpool FC
  • Online gaming connoisseur, played Counter Strike as part of a professional clan
  • Loved writing poems, reading novels and debating in another life