Knowlarity, a leading provider of cloud based communications solutions to businesses in Southeast Asia and Middle Eastern markets has recently appointed Ajay Shrivastava, as its Chief Technology Officer. Ajay was the Head of Technology at OYO Rooms, one of the largest branded network of hotels, before joining Knowlarity.
Ajay has been a technical leader in start-ups, as well as an established global leader working with the likes of 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.
Ajay’s addition to the highly specialized and innovative team at Knowlarity will help the company deliver the best cloud communication solutions across the Middle Eastern, Africa and other emerging markets across Asia. 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 7000+ hotels, and from few employees to 2500 employees across India.
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 cement its leadership in Cloud Communications industry. With his leadership, we will establish technology as the fulcrum of Knowlarity’s operations.”
The company is also launching a tech blog, http://engineering.knowlarity.com. The blog will feature expert opinions, insights, stories and experiences from Knowlarity’s Engineering, Design, and Product teams.
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.”