Vice President Engineering • Data Science • AI • Machine Learning | CTO
San Jose, California
Customer-oriented, pragmatic strategist with a track record of successfully developing and executing product and technology strategy aligned with business goals; analyzing business processes and driving improvements; building and leading high performance technology teams; managing outsourced and offshore development. Over fifteen years of experience combining technical and management expertise, providing technical leadership and solutions as a strategic thinker,...
Customer-oriented, pragmatic strategist with a track record of successfully developing and executing product and technology strategy aligned with business goals; analyzing business processes and driving improvements; building and leading high performance technology teams; managing outsourced and offshore development. Over fifteen years of experience combining technical and management expertise, providing technical leadership and solutions as a strategic thinker, architect and hands-on system developer, in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500, including tools, internet and enterprise software companies, standards organizations and healthcare. EXPERTISE SUMMARY * Leadership: building and leading high performance teams; coaching & mentoring; managing outsourced and offshore development, technology vision * Software Development/Product Management: developing competitive products from concept to commercialization, including customer needs assessment, requirements definition, product specification, architecture and design; whole product lifecycle management; lean startup & agile; business process and data modeling; * Architectures: mobile solutions, middleware, frameworks, platforms, user interface architectures, highly scalable, N-tier, multi-tenant and service-oriented architectures (SOA), SaaS, PaaS, enterprise application integration, big data. * Business Management/Operations: business acumen; business development; financial planning; project and budget management; process improvement; cost reduction/avoidance. * Human Factors/UX: UI design, usability; tasks analysis; modeling use cases and scenarios. * Security: HIPAA, privacy, data protection, disaster recovery, access controls. * Human Language Technologies/AI/Knowledge Discovery: speech recognition; natural language understanding (NLU/NLP); statistical language modeling; semantic and model-based technologies, AI techniques, expert systems, machine learning, text and data mining, data analytics.Vice President of Professional Services @ From 2014 to Present (1 year) Palo AltoVP of Data (Chief Data & Knowledge Officer) @ Education startup providing comprehensive, customizable content and delivery platform, with hundreds of thousands of users worldwide. Leading R&D focusing on knowledge representation, data modeling and analytics, aimed at delivering adaptive, personalized learning experience, including data driven recommendation and remediation capabilities. From 2013 to 2014 (1 year) San Francisco Bay AreaVP of Engineering @ Big data platform and personalization as a service SaaS/PaaS company. A leading provider of personalized customer experience solutions for multi-channel retailers. Led product development, R&D and Hosted Ops teams in creating and delivering big data and personalization platform. * Successfully delivered 2 major releases in first 9 months. * Strengthened the team & re-established architecture practice * Overhauled dev/release/deployment processes to adopt lean and agile methodology, emphasizing automation and short release cycle * Drove adoption of virtualization across all stages. From 2012 to 2013 (1 year) Chief Product & Technology Officer / Cofounder @ Healthcare software & services startup providing cloud-based, mobile solutions for healthcare professionals "on-the-go". Managed product development from customer requirements to architecture to deployment, utilizing lean startup agile methodology. Led creation of a model-driven technology platform for building flexible, adaptive interactive applications as a competitive advantage in delivering solutions comparable to “customized” applications at a lower cost. * Created a cloud-based mobile billing solution for physicians on-the-go. Designed, developed and deployed, leveraging AWS, a solution supporting multi-channel access, including mobile clients. * Architected a cloud-based SaaS solution to address gaps in workflow support for independent doctors and small/medium practices. * Designed and developed multiple mobile applications (iOS and WebOS) From 2009 to 2012 (3 years) San DiegoChief Architect - Consumer Tax Group (TurboTax) @ Responsible for technology strategy, influencing biz strategy and maintaining alignment of technology and business strategy to deliver business outcome enabled by architecture strategy and design. Led, coached and mentored architects and broader developer community. Led technology refresh, transition to new tax platform and launch of a new connected services architecture for next generation SaaS offerings with improved performance, scalability and flexibility. Contributed to development of new Intuit ecosystem and provided thought leadership in compositional approach for creating new offerings. From 2007 to 2009 (2 years) Chief Process Architect & Chief Technologist @ Managed and led R&D, driving technology strategy and process improvements in a leading provider of medical transcription services. Developed partnerships and managed global collaboration with premier research groups in signal processing and human language technologies, including CMU, Columbia University, IISc (Indian Institute of Sciences). The initiatives included incorporating signal processing, speech recognition and natural language processing technologies into medical transcription process; applying statistical language modeling and semantic technologies to document analysis; using data mining for process analysis and workflow improvements. Managed and led a globally distributed software team (US & India) in embracing new technologies and development methodologies. Created Architecture team and provided guidance in overhauling the global (US & India) systems architecture for improved performance, scalability and reliability. From 2003 to 2007 (4 years) CTO @ Led the creation of middleware and development framework for high-value interactive applications, with support for cross-platform development and adaptive application deployment. Managed business development and strategic partnerships. Frequently invited to participate at industry events and think tanks sponsored by technology leaders, including Fujitsu, IBM & SAP. From 2001 to 2003 (2 years) Chief Technology Strategist @ Drove technology and influenced product strategy. Successfully managed architecture and ad-hoc cross-functional teams to achieve corporate strategic goals. Advised executive team on strategic decisions involving build / buy and partner-integration, as well as M&A activities. From 2000 to 2001 (1 year) Principal Technologist @ Hands-on technology evangelist. Led new product research & development and advised executive management on strategic technical, product and partnership issues. Responsibilities increased from a single product line to cross-product integration, involving globally distributed teams. Developed new business and helped retain existing business through direct interaction with global customers, including BMW, BAE Systems (UK) and Boeing. From 1997 to 2000 (3 years) Member Technical Staff @ Championed model-based technology and applied it to UI design, data browsing environments, intelligent tutoring systems, agent architectures, eCommerce and Web/Internet applications. Consultant for IT and other internal clients, helping them meet internal needs and develop new products. Designed the system architecture and implemented key components of a Web-based intelligent tutoring system (patent granted). Designed N-tier architecture for mass-market multimedia information services. Collaborated with marketing on customer requirements and on conducting user focus groups evaluations. From 1992 to 1997 (5 years) Visiting Researcher @ Invited to help jumpstart model-based user interface work at the Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center. Designed and implemented a model-based prototype tool for creating and managing multi-modal applications, with predictive evaluation and advanced validation technology. Helped launch a collaborative effort with USC/ISI on creating a unified framework for application modeling. From 1991 to 1992 (1 year) Atlanta, GAPh.D, Computer Science (AI + Human Factors + Software Engineering) @ The George Washington University Srdjan PhD is skilled in: Software Architecture, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, SOA, Model Driven Development, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Data Mining, Semantic Technologies, Business Process, user interface..., Usability, Task Analysis, Requirements Analysis, Software Development..., Technology Strategy..., Product Development, Agile, Enterprise Architecture, Start-ups, Business Requirements, Distributed Systems, Integration, SDLC, Agile Methodologies, Architecture, User Interface, Mobile Devices, Data Modeling, Product Management, Enterprise Software, IT Strategy, Cross-functional Team..., E-commerce, Strategic Partnerships, Architectures, Web Applications, Strategy, Big Data, System Architecture, Software Development, Analytics, Virtualization, Scalability, Agile Project Management, Software Design, Software Engineering, Technical Leadership, Mobile Applications
Vice President of Professional Services
2014 to Present
CK-12 (Khosla funded venture)
VP of Data (Chief Data & Knowledge Officer)
2013 to 2014
San Francisco Bay Area
VP of Engineering
2012 to 2013
Rabit Solutions, LLC
Chief Product & Technology Officer / Cofounder
2009 to 2012
Chief Architect - Consumer Tax Group (TurboTax)
2007 to 2009
Chief Process Architect & Chief Technologist
2003 to 2007
SCS LAB, INC
2001 to 2003
Chief Technology Strategist
2000 to 2001
1997 to 2000
US WEST Advanced Technologies
Member Technical Staff
1992 to 1997
GVU Center at Georgia Tech
1991 to 1992
What company does Srdjan PhD work for?
Srdjan PhD works for MetricStream
What is Srdjan PhD's role at MetricStream?
Srdjan PhD is Vice President of Professional Services
What industry does Srdjan PhD work in?
Srdjan PhD works in the Information Technology and Services industry.
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