Chief Architect and Head of Product Engineering
Araf Karsh has 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 of leading production software organizations and bringing new products to market using leading-edge technology.
He has extensive knowledge of Microservices (DDD, Event Sourcing & CQRS, Service Mesh), Containers (Docker), Kubernetes, Blockchain, SOA and key foundational technologies. He is well versed in building highly scalable and high performance distributed applications using Java technologies.
Karsh focuses on Designing and 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 IT strategy with cutting-edge technologies which aligns with the organizational goals and vision. He is passionate about building innovative products around SMAC Apps, loT (Internet of Things) Apps, Big Data Analytics, IT Security & GRC domain.
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.
Karsh holds multiple patents to his name.