Vignesh Kumar

Director @ Cisco | Tedx Speaker | Mentor Startups & Young Professionals | Strategy & Ops | Cloud – SaaS & IaaS | Blogger | Ex-VMWare, Oracle, Dell

About Me

15+ years of experience across Strategic Consulting, Product marketing & Pricing, Customer insights & Analytics and operations. For the past 8 years, I have been actively involved in cutting edge technologies that are redefining the technology landscape- like cloud (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), Hyper-converged infrastructure, Internet of Things, Kubernetes, SD-WAN etc.

I am currently working as a Senior Manager – Global Pricing & Operations – launching SaaS products at VMware.

Prior to VMWare, I was working with Oracle India as a program manager (Business Development) for India IaaS and PaaS business. I also worked for Dell and was leading a team of 15 analysts as a Manager in Product & Pricing at Dell Business operations, handling Dell Consumer Products.

Prior to Dell, I worked with Capgemini as a Financial Strategy Consultant as part of its Strategic Analysis Group (SAG). I worked on projects for clients across global markets such as Merrill Lynch, Gucci and Deutsche bank.

I have co-authored the World Wealth report (2009 & 2010) and Asia Pacific wealth report (2009) that was jointly published by Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management.

I hold a Postgraduate diploma from S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai, 2008

I was interested in exploring new places from my teens and a travelling job in early part of my career helped me build on this passion. I like planning my trips and reading about the places I am going to visit so that I can relive them when I visit the place.

All the pictures that you can find in my blog have been clicked by me. I am not a big time photographer and do not carry any high end camera. For me a picture is more about capturing the moment and you will be surprised to know that most of my photos have been taken using my Nikkon L120 camera and smartphones  .

Career Timeline:

  • 2003 – Completed Bachelors in Engineering (Mechanical) from Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India (University 1st Rank)

  • 2003 to 2005 – Started my career as a developer working on “Polaris Software labs Limited”, Mumbai, India

  • 2005 to 2006 – Worked with Lehman Brother India, Mumbai, as a developer in their Fixed income team.

  • 2006 to 2008 – Completed my MBA (PGDM) in S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai, India.

    Specialized in the field of Information Management.

  • 2008 to 2011 – Worked as a Senior Consultant with Capgemini financial consulting, based out of India.

    Co-authored World Wealth Report (2009 & 2010) & Asia-Pacific Wealth Report (2009).

    Domain: Strategy consulting, Business consulting, Wealth Management

  • 2011 to 2016 – Worked as a Manager with Dell International Services Limited, leading a team of 15 in the field of Analytics.

    Domain: Enterprise Solutions, Product & Pricing, Sales

  • 2016 to 2017 – Worked as a program manager with Oracle India Private Limited.

    Domain: Sales Campaigns, Business Development, PaaS, IaaS, India Market.

  • 2017 to Till date – Working as a Senior Manager with VMware India Private Limited. Leading a team of 13 in the SaaS Product & Pricing domain.

    Domain: SaaS, Product & Pricing, Monetization, Operations

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