Knowlarity appoints Ajay Shrivastava as CTO
Knowlarity has recently appointed Ajay Shrivastava as its Chief Technology Officer. Ajay was `the Head of Technology at OYO Rooms before. Ajay has been a technical leader in start-ups as well as established global leaders such as Intel, Adobe, Microsoft, Expedia, SlideShare, LinkedIn and OYO. Considered a veritable tech wizard, he specializes in high-performance execution of technology and will be bringing this prowess on board at Knowlarity to further bolster its tech infrastructure.
At OYO, Ajay spearheaded the seeding and growing of OYO’s technology and team from scratch. He headed technology for the company during the phase in which OYO grew exponentially from 4 to 200 cities, from a handful of hotels to 7,000+ hotels, and from few employees to 2,500 employees across the country. Having diverse experience in building brands from the ground up to working with some of the largest companies in the world, Ajay has an instinct of identifying which strategy to apply at what stage of a company and how it should evolve with the growth of the venture.
Commenting on the appointment, Knowlarity’s CEO Ambarish Gupta said, “It gives us immense pleasure to welcome Ajay on board. He is one of the most dynamic and respected leaders in the Indian technological sphere. He will help Knowlarity to cement its leadership in Cloud Telephony industry. With his leadership, we will establish technology as the fulcrum of Knowlarity’s operations.”
Expressing his happiness with the appointment, Ajay added, “It gives me great pleasure to join the thriving workspace of Knowlarity, which is doing seminal work in the cloud and business communications arena. I always enjoy working with fast-growing start-ups as it gives me ample opportunities as well as operational freedom to build awesome products, technology and organizations. I hope to create something unique and disruptive together with the passionate team at Knowlarity.”
Knowlarity’s vision to help business grow with effective use of techonology has found an able commander in Ajay, who has been a thought leader and inventor of several engineering execution philosophies such as “Solver Teams” and “Minimum Viable Technology” (MVT). Ajay is 2005 graduate from the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore.