Rahul Agarwal

CTO at Capri Global Capital Ltd.

Delhi, IN

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-- 17 Years exp in tech-product development -- Building and scaling growth tech-products -- Tech-Product transformation and in-house transition -- Building highly efficient medium to large teams -- Business and system transformation -- High ROI Tech-Product Ecosystem Domain Expertise : -- Edu-Tech -- Fin-Tech -- Insurance -- Ad networks -- E-Comm / Lead gen / Marketplace -- Mobile phone mfg -- Online Real Estate Strong background in large scale enterprise business products (both B2B and B2C), big data, data analytics and AIML, system architecture and scalability. Domain exp. in Edu-Tech, Fin-Tech, Insurance , Ad Networks, Mobility, Online Real Estate, Lead Generation, Community Development. Bootstrapping internet start-ups and leading technology/product teams. Deep understanding and experience in large and highly scalable cloud computing infrastructure (AWS specially). • Business-tech integration, product/technology ownership, system design/architecture, big data , AIML and data analytics, server-less architecture, business solution design, high availability and highly scalable systems, product conceptualization, team building and start ups. • Very strong and deep understanding of AWS (Amazon Web Services) infrastructure. Big data systems using Serverless paradigm, Hadoop, AWS EMR, Athena, Redshift/Spactrum etc. Building highly scalable and high performance oriented tech systems. • Start-up background, office incubation, in-house team building and scaling.

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PolicyBazaar
Online Education
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Jul 2021 - Present

Capri Global Capital Ltd.

Chief Technology Officer

Jun 2020 - Jul 2021

Aakash Educational Services Limited

Group CTO

-- Successful integration with ByJu's and all aspects of this merger -- Building Aakash a leader in Edu-Tech from a traditional Test-Prep Institute -- Building In-House Tech, Product teams -- Growth products -- Complete Online and Hybrid Transformation of existing setup -- Building Edu-Tech and Distance learning systems -- Enterprise systems for business excellence and automation -- Data security -- Bring in the cost efficiency with elegant use of tech.

Dec 2018 - Jun 2020

PolicyBazaar.com

CTO

-- Managed all aspects of 250+ members technology team (including Roadmap, architecture, partner integrations, call center technology, team building, cost management/optimization etc) . -- Transformed basic enterprise AWS deployment footprint to next-gen, highly scalable, server-less architecture (saved costs in 92% aspects recommended by AWS gold standard) -- Transformed the entire call center tech in a matter of days to enable 10,000+ sales staff to work from home during Covid-19 lockdown leading to zero revenue loss for the organization -- In-house AIML and NLP analytics on terabytes of data and millions of audio calls -- Seamless payment integrations with all top gateways and govt services (NPCI) -- Expertise in 100% compliance with PCI-DSS, data storage & transmission s customer PII, Big-4 audits and IRDA compliance.

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Jun 2016 - Dec 2018

Lava International Limited

CTO & VP Software Services

Taking care of enterprise business systems, data analytics, in-house apps. Building integrated teams across multiple locations and products. Responsible for entire tech landscape and team building, system architecture, tech infrastructure, budget forecasting etc. Designed completely auto scaled big data system on AWS to handle billions of mobile user events (and growing) continuously. Also, data analytics to process this data for audience segmentation and user data analytics to propel VAS business. Running multiple in-house development projects and cross functional tech team.

Jun 2012 - May 2016

Head of Engineering

Worked as Head of Engineering at IndiaHomes(IndiaWorld Technologies). Responsible for everything which touches technology : Customer facing tech-products, analytic systems, mobile apps and everything under the tech/product-ecosystem and its business impact. Designed and taking care of technology infrastructure and leading in-house tech/product team. Played senior management role to ensure that business goals and technology-product are in sync and they work in deep synergy. Enabled technology to grow the business to next level by understanding the current and forward needs. Responsible for managing relations will all concerns 3rd party vendors, technical specs and feature requirements, timely delivery, delivery quality and project costing. Created in-house central platform to cross leverage the functionality and data of multiple legacy systems by migrating them into common technology stack. Spearheaded the IndiaHomes One Stop Shop product for real estate offerings with PAN India footprint. A WORLD-PATENT is filed for the same and pending. Also built the data analytics platform to analyze real time data across multiple data sources and cross reference them. Migrated and implemented all technical systems onto AWS (Amazon web services) server infrastructure. Architecture them into highly available, completely distributed, fail safe and real time auto recovery mode.

Jun 2011 - May 2012

Tyroo Media Pvt Ltd

Director Engineering

Conceptualizing and developing high performance products around ad performance, analytics, new ad format, reporting engine and customization of 3rd party ad serving software. This involves design, architecture and product management around multiple projects and delivery responsibilities. Leading a mid size technology team of highly motivated individuals. Taking care of competitive market study, 3rd party product analysis and strategies around them for efficient productivity. Implemented full scale CRM system with custom development to ensure better operational productivity for sale-purchase and supply-demand activities. Building central data warehouse, enhance reporting and value added tools using 3rd party AdServer APIs and data providers.

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Apr 2009 - Jun 2010

Clickable

Product Manager

• Recommendation Algorithms and Act Engine Recommendations project is one of the core value added features of Clickable. It automatically analyzes every account metrics and generates set of recommendations based on pre-defined algorithms. This requires a very good understanding of online ad industry and user behavior analysis. I worked as Product Manager for this product as well as the architect. My role in this project is to generate new algorithms for products and owning the core code for automated generation system (Act Engine). The responsibilities in this area also cover analyzing the similar features provided by the competitors and enhancing our existing recommendations. • Clickable Common Infrastructure Clickable common infrastructure project is an initiative I have conceptualized to integrate all different applications and products of clickable. My designation is this project is Tech Lead. I have developed common application security architecture, scalable caching framework, common logging so far. I have also designed the further road map of the project including SSO implementation, distributed caching, common validation framework for business and transactional entities. Other than technical and analytical responsibilities I am also helping clickable with domain expertise in online advertising domain. I am working with senior ad analytics director to improve the clickable products for exponential business growth. I am also providing training sessions to people for better understanding of this domain.

Sep 2006 - Apr 2009

Vriti InfoCom Pvt Ltd.

Co-Founder & VP Engineering

Co-founded Vriti Infocom in 2006 and designed and built most of the core application architecture. Also worked in all aspects of building core team, office, client servicing, processes etc. One of the key products designed was Online Classroom and Online Test Series. This is one of the best online test taking and examination systems in country so far. It helps educational institutes and coaching centers to conduct their tests in online environment and also generates parallel revenue streams for them. Other than online test taking environment, the product provide features like individual sites for different clients, self service system for professors to upload, review, analyze tests, one of its kind 360 degree suggestive analysis of taken tests by which students can see their performance in every aspect of test taking and practice accordingly to improve it. Conceptualized and designed educational user community called CollegeSearch to help students to find out the right college and right courses to opt. Conceptualized and developed EasyApply, which is a online application form filling system keeping educational institutes in mind.

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May 2005 - Oct 2006

Tribal Fusion

Software Engineer

Started the India RnD Center in Noida and was the first employee here. Developed the core Tribal Fusion platform and Lead Generation Marketplace. Currently this platform works as the backbone of every developed application on top of the Tribal Fusion Ad Server. Marketplace is a run-time bidding system which transfer the potential leads to buyers keeping maximizing the revenue in consideration. Also helped in building core team, office set up, processes etc.

Jun 2004 - Apr 2005

Tavant Technologies

Software Engineer

Joined Tavant just after IIT as Software Engineer. Worked on Loan Management Application, developed code, fixed bugs and perform background tasks.

Education

1999 - 2004

Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) In Chemical Engg, Chemical Engg

1999 - 2004

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Dual Degree, Chemical Engineering

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