Araf Karsh has over 25+ years of experience leading the design and development of mission-critical, object-oriented, and web-based applications for premier organizations including Bank of America, CIBC, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, and the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Dept of Energy. Karsh has an established track record leading production software organizations and bringing new products to market using leading-edge technology.
He has extensive knowledge of Agile, Big Data, Containers, Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Blockchain, DevSecOps, Kubernetes Kafka, Microservices (Domain Driven Design, Event Sourcing & CQRS), RPA, SOA, Service Mesh (Istio), Zero Trust.
His career can be divided into 4 Phases.
1. First 8 years he worked in distributed computing, building distributed applications deployed across 20 cities in India connected thru a Wide Area Network in the early & the mid-1990s.
2. Next 8 years he focused on Security, building Industry's first SIEM solution, and Architected and build the industry's first & high-speed Event Correlation Engine primarily used by US Govt Orgs & other large enterprises. The SIEM Product was a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant in the early 2000s.
3. Next 8 years he focused on building cloud solutions in Security, GRC, and building low code platforms in the late 2000s & mid-2010s.
4. Next 6+ Years he focused on combining all this knowledge in building highly scalable Cloud-Native Apps using Design Thinking, Microservices, DevSecOps, Containers, K8s, and Zero Trust landscape.
Through Manipal University - Jigsaw Academy / UNext - handled hands-on technology workshops for Dell, Philips, Baxter, Publicis Sapient, Walmart, etc., and direct customers like Reliance Industries, Nutanix, Glassbeam, etc., in the last five years. I created Elastic Engineering Curriculum for Manipal University (For Corporate training) subjects ranging from Agile to Zero Trust Networks.
Karsh focuses on Designing & Architecting innovative solutions for business problems that will be cost-effective while using leading-edge technologies. He uses his leadership skills in team building, and technology research while managing the creative aspect of software building, motivating and empowering team members to come up with new innovative solutions.
His core strength includes building an IT strategy with cutting-edge technologies which align with the organizational goals and vision. He is passionate about building innovative products around Cloud-Native Apps, IoT, Blockchain, Zero Trust & GRC.
Karsh maintains a blog that talks about his other passions like Relativity & Quantum Physics, Eastern Mysticism, Genetics & Evolutionary Biology, Economics, apart Technology. http://www.arafkarsh.com/.
o 7,877,804 B2 US Patent on Comprehensive Security Structure Platform for Network Managers
o US 2011/0289588 A1 Unification of Security Monitoring and IT GRC (Pending)