Alok Misra is a top expert in SaaS business transformation and a thought leader in the Cloud Computing world. He is a Principal at Navatar Group, one of the leading salesforce.com global partners, where he drives their go-to-market strategy. Alok?s Cloud Computing experience comes from spearheading SaaS enablement initiatives for several large ISVs. He has also been the driving force behind some of the most complex ISV applications built on Force.com.
Before joining Navatar, Alok played several senior roles at Deloitte Consulting, leading large business transformations for Fortune 500 clients. His management consulting career began at Coopers & Lybrand developing eBusiness strategies for mid-market companies, before the merger with PricewaterhouseCoopers shifted his focus to technology-led transformations for larger corporations. In his 20 year career, he has been at the forefront of technological deployments, having led business and organizational change for premier organizations within various industries globally.
Ketan Khandkar is a Principal at Navatar Group and a top expert in business solutions built on Cloud Computing. One of the founders of Navatar, Ketan heads the firm?s Financial Services product strategy as well as client delivery. He has also developed SaaS product strategies for several ISVs. Under his leadership, Navatar has delivered hundreds of complex deployments on salesforce and Force.com across multiple industries.
Ketan?s management consulting career began at Deloitte Consulting, where he was a leading expert in business process transformation through technology. Over the years, he has authored some of the most successful SaaS methodologies and models designed to maximize technology adoption. Ketan holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, India as well as an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business.
Allan Siegert started his career as a journalist working the police beat. He says covering murderers and politicians has provided him with a good background for blogging about CRM and Cloud Computing.
Perhaps some other parts of his background help as well. It includes selling data center (CLOUD) services(Global Center, Exodus, C&W and SAVVIS) and a longtime career in the financial markets. Around the same time Miami Vice was popular on TV, he ran Reuters Off-Shore Tax Haven business (from Barbados to Bermuda) and the Southeastern United States as well. He later worked for Thomson Financial rolling out low latency financial data feeds prior to the firm?s purchase of Reuters. Before Reuters he was VP Newspaper Sales for UPI.
He enjoys working at Navatar Group because it combines the best of Cloud Computing and Sales CRM – and, he doesn?t have to talk to politicians or killers.