Engineering Leadership SIG: Cloud Computing: Dropping Technology Barriers
Engineering Leadership SIG (EL SIG!) Presents:
“Cloud Computing: Dropping Technology Barriers and Raising Business Challenges”
Speaker – Praful Shah, VP Strategy, RingCentral, Inc.
Engineering Leaders Need to Know: Why do so many SaaS startups get overwhelmed with the new revenue models?
Program Description–Begins promptly @ 7 PM
Cloud Computing is currently one of the hottest technology topics. Mass media promotes opportunities for technology companies to quickly deliver cost effective business services through a shared infrastructure and the benefits it delivers to the buyers of such services. What’s rarely discussed are the challenges the new revenue models present to the overall success of these SaaS companies. In this session, Praful Shah, VP of Strategy at RingCentral will share his experiences in the SaaS world over the last 12 years at WebEx and RingCentral.
About the Speaker: Praful Shah VP, Strategy
Praful Shah brings over 20 years of experience in the software and internet industry with major technology companies. Prior to joining RingCentral, Mr. Shah was at WebEx for 10 years, since its founding days until its acquisition by Cisco for $3.2 Billion in 2007. At WebEx Mr. Shah held various executive management positions including Vice President of Strategic Communications, Online Products, Product Marketing and Business Development. Prior to WebEx, he was at Oracle as Senior Director of Marketing for Internet Products and Database Products Divisions. Before Oracle, Mr. Shah was at Tandem Computers where he held senior level positions in product marketing and performance engineering. Mr. Shah holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology - India, and a M.S. in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University.