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Harnessing the Power of Advanced Technologies for Product Development

Posted Apr 22, 2022 | Views 451
# Spring Summit - 2022
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Sriram Thiagarajan
CTO @ Ancestry

Sriram Thiagarajan has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Ancestry, since November 2020 and is responsible for ensuring Ancestry’s customers have the best product experience powered by its software products, advanced technologies and cloud platform. Sriram leads the overall vision, strategy and execution for all aspects of Ancestry’s product engineering and technology development including architecture, data science and product analytics, platform engineering, cloud operations, cyber security, corporate infrastructure and business systems. Sriram joined Ancestry in 2017 as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, and in December 2019 added the position of SVP Platforms. Sriram is a seasoned, growth minded technology executive with 20+ years of experience in scaling businesses and delivering growth by leveraging advanced technologies and software solutions at Fortune 500, Venture and Private Equity backed companies.

Prior to Ancestry, Sriram served as SVP & Chief Information Officer at Infoblox, where he was responsible for Information Technology and Cybersecurity. Before Infoblox, Sriram was the Global Head of IT & Corporate Engineering at Twitter, where he helped architect and scale corporate infrastructure, enterprise applications and integrations to revenue and billing platforms, to help prepare the company for its IPO. Prior to Twitter, Sriram served as VP of Payments Infrastructure & Corporate Systems at Yahoo, and its premium services monetization platform and enterprise systems organizations. Earlier in his career, Sriram held leadership roles at Verisign and Ernst & Young. Sriram holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, FL. and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Anna University, India.

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DP Suresh
CTO @ Scribd

DP joins Scribd from Yahoo, where he leads a team that builds analytics for Yahoo.com while managing 100s of petabytes of data. While at Yahoo, he balanced the massive undertaking of eliminating 15 years of tech debt while simultaneously driving forward innovation. Some of his key accomplishments include launching new versions of the Yahoo homepage and the Yahoo app. He has also held engineering leadership positions for pioneering companies like Netscape and Microsoft, where he helped millions first experience the internet.

Beyond large company experience, DP is well versed in start-up culture thanks to his time as co-founder of Habitera. He also has firsthand experience at scaling companies, such as Simply Hired and LiveOps, where he helped expand from 10 to more than 400 employees.

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Hear insights from Chief Technology Officer, Sriram Thiagarajan on how Ancestry, 30-year-old tech company, reinvented itself by taking advantage of technology transitions and the evolution of modern technology architectures. Sriram shares details on the successes and challenges of Ancestry’s digital transformation journey, including migrating to a 100% public cloud architecture, adopting cloud native services, and unleashing the power of AI/ML to accelerate the pace of innovation and deliver new features more frequently.

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