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Summary
Mr. Prakash is a Product Development & Engineering executive with over 15 years of experience in product delivery including product management, application development and hosting operations. Sachin has a passion for building industry leading products with particular areas of interest being SaaS (Software as a Service), especially in the enterprise space.

Sachin joined UpShot Corporation, the pioneer in CRM SaaS and a well funded VC company, as employee #9 and became part of the leadership team to grow the company to over 100 people. Sachin was the Director of Engineering & CTO when UpShot was acquired by Siebel Systems.

At Siebel, as Director of Engineering, Sachin helped launch Siebel's first CRM SaaS offering based on Siebel's technology stack, maintained engineering and hosting operations responsibility for the UpShot CRM application with over 10,000 users and helped define Siebel's next generation SaaS Platform.

After Oracle's acquisition of Siebel, Mr. Prakash, as Senior Director of Engineering, worked with Oracle's executive leadership team to create a new business unit called Social CRM SaaS. Sachin helped define the business model for the business unit and created and managed a team of well over 100 people spanning 3 continents and 5 countries. Mr. Prakash also successfully introduced a few firsts at Oracle including the largest adoption of Scrum by a product development team at the time and worked with corporate legal, corporate security and corporate marketing to launch the first built from-the-ground-up truly SaaS product at Oracle.

Mr. Prakash is now at AquaFold Corporation where he is in charge of product management, engineering and hosting operations, as the Executive Vice President of Product Development. During his time at AquaFold, Sachin has helped launch two version 1.0 products including an enterprise application server geared towards ETL and a SaaS product targeted towards the software development community.
Specialties
SaaS (Software as a Service)
CRM
Social CRM
Enterprise Applications
Experience
Executive Vice President, Product Development & Engineering    
AquaFold
April 2010 - present (9 years 8 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    
Oracle Corporation
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    
Siebel Systems
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.
UpShot Corporation    
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.
Consultant    
Andersen Consulting
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.
Education
University of Michigan    
Computer Engineering
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