Executive Vice President, Product Development & Engineering
April 2010 - present (10 years 4 months)
Sachin Prakash is the Executive Vice President of Product Development at AquaFold and is responsible for product management, application development and hosting operations for all of AquaFold's solutions. Since Sachin's time at AquaFold, he has directed the release of two 1.0 products: AquaDataServer and AquaClusters. AquaDataServer is a specialized application server targeted towards the enterprise market. AquaClusters is a cloud-based social collaboration tool for the open source software community, educational institutions and the enterprise.
Senior Director, Engineering
March 2006 - April 2010 (4 years 2 months)
Prior to AquaFold, Mr. Prakash was Senior Director, Engineering at Oracle where he held overall product delivery responsibility for the Social CRM SaaS business unit. He was a founding member of this business unit and worked directly with Oracle's executive team to create a business plan and get this business unit funded. Sachin formed the product delivery team from the ground up, spanning 4 countries and totaling over 100 people and infused the team with the culture, passion and intensity of a startup. Through this business unit, Mr. Prakash also spearheaded the largest adoption of Scrum & Agile methodologies at Oracle along with being the first group to deliver a true SaaS based offering at Oracle. This involved working closely with Oracle's corporate legal, corporate marketing, internal operations, corporate security and standards teams and educating them on the differences between SaaS vs traditional enterprise offerings and influencing change to allow the SaaS products to come to market.
Director of Engineering
October 2003 - March 2006 (2 years 6 months)
At Siebel Corporation, Mr. Prakash held the title of Director, Engineering and helped deliver Siebel's first CRM SaaS product, ensured the continuity and availability of the UpShot CRM SaaS product, led our division's foray into offshoring by seeding our first India based development team and helped shape corporate strategy by convincing senior executives to add SaaS capabilities to Siebel's next generation platform.
Director of Engineering / CTO
May 1997 - October 2003 (6 years 6 months)
Sachin was hired as a software engineering and was employee #9 at UpShot Corporation, a VC funded company and the pioneer of CRM SaaS. Mr. Prakash helped UpShot to grow to over 100 employees and was Engineering Director, acting CTO and part of the leadership team at the time of acquisition by Siebel Systems.
1995 - 1997 (2 years)
At Andersen Consulting, Sachin was part of the company's research arm in Palo Alto, creating and demoing new technology concepts to various C level technology executives in our industry. He also became a founding member of TekraM, an Andersen Consulting funded start-up that was creating an internet, web based delivery channel for HR & benefits related employee services.