Vice-president, product development, Titus Labs Inc.
Company profile: Provider of e-mail, document and SharePoint classification software solutions that help government, military and large organizations to classify, protect and securely share information.
Education: Masters in Business Administration (two degrees), Queens University, Cornell University (2007).
Biggest biz achievement: Building a medical image storage, retrieval and print product, marketing, selling and deploying it in couple of prestigious hospitals in India, all in one year.
Biggest biz obstacle: Memory. Memory serves as a devil’s advocate when attempting something new, always warning you of learned dangers. I love how a child with no such memories explores and learns new things.
Biggest lesson learned in business: Marketing is everything and everything is marketing.
Three words that best describe you: Driven, passionate, focused.
Charitable or non-profit involvement: I prefer to work directly with individuals in need than with big charity organizations. I have recently been helping newcomers to Canada integrate into the workforce, and one organization I have done much work with is the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Center.
Biggest influence: S.R.Uttarwar, the director of a government-run technology export promotion department in India. He faced tremendous political challenges from within his organization.
Favourite pastime: Researching, building and fixing stuff.
Favourite travel destination: The sofa-swing in my backyard.
Favourite book: Sherlock Holmes stories, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Favourite movie: Shawshank Redemption.