Ravi Krishnaswamy: who is InMobi’s new CTO?
Krishnaswamy has been appointed by th...
InMobi has announced that Ravi Krishnaswamy is set to join the company as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Krishnaswamy has been appointed by the firm largely due to his 20 years of industry experience. Ravi worked at Microsoft for almost two decades, during which time he played a significant role in the development of the company’s next generation cloud OS platform, acting as the leader of the Azure teams at Microsoft IDC.
In addition, he most recently stood as the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Flipkart, responsible for leading the ecommerce startup’s infrastructure and platforms group.
“We are delighted to onboard Ravi into this role,” said Mohit Saxena, Co-founder and current CTO of the company. “His vast experience in leading large-scale global teams and advanced internet start-up teams will be indispensable as he takes over the reigns as InMobi’s new CTO,
“We are pleased to welcome Ravi to the InMobi leadership team,” said Naveen Tewari, Found and CEO of InMobi. “His breadth of experience across the mobile industry, the startup ecosystem and his expertise as a technology leader is a successful combination in driving our technology portfolio.”
Krishnaswamy will now lead the technology strategy of the world’s largest independent mobile advertising platform, with its agenda looking towards the incorporation of both AI and big data.
“I’m excited to be part of a team that has been the stuff of folklore and has been home to India’s brightest tech minds,” Krishnaswamy said. “I am looking forward to taking InMobi’s global tech dream into the next sphere of growth and data-driven innovation.”
Non-IT experts ‘to build majority of tech products by 2024’
80% of technology products and services will be built by non-technology professions by 2024, says research firm Gartner.
This is according to a new report from Gartner, which claims a new category of buyers outside the traditional IT organisation is now responsible for a growing share of the overall IT market.
“Digital business is treated as a team sport by CEOs and no longer the sole domain of the IT department,” said Rajesh Kandaswamy, distinguished research vice president at Gartner. “Growth in digital data, low-code development tools and artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted development are among the many factors that enable the democratistion of technology development beyond IT professionals.”
COVID-19 Accelerating Technology
Technology has started expanding into all areas of business, creating demand for products and services outside IT departments. In 2023, Gartner anticipates that US$30 billion in revenue will be generated by products and services that did not exist pre-pandemic. Gartner analysts said the rapid expansion of cloud services, digital business initiatives, and remote services opened the door for new possibilities in integrations and optimisation.
The research found that COVID-19 also reduced barriers for those outside of IT to create technology-based solutions by providing an entry point for anyone who was able to serve pandemic-induced needs. Gartner said technology providers are now finding themselves increasingly entering markets related to, or in competition with, nontechnology providers, including innovative firms in financial services and retail.
Gartner expects high-profile announcements of technology launches from nontech companies to proliferate over the next 12 months.
“The availability of business technologists provides new sources of innovation and the ability to get work done. Thus, technology and service providers will need to extend their sourcing of ideas and technology development into new communities, whether they are based on citizen development, their own customer communities or other sources,” said Kandaswamy