Niraj Juneja is principal and founder of Webscale Solutions, an IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture consulting firm focused on cloud computing and big data. He has worked in companies like Capgemini, Hewlett Packard and IBM advising fortune 100 clients on Business IT Alignment, IT Strategy and Cloud Computing.
His background includes working in diverse areas like managing P&L for globally sourced multi-million dollar IT projects, to consulting with CIO's in an advisory capacity, to managing global teams with resources in different time-zones. He has played the role of a transformation consultant on Enterprise wide initiatives like Enterprise Data Warehouse master plans, using Big-Data Predictive Analytics for improving customer retention and lowering the cost structure of the IT organization. He has also led large e-commerce projects for financial services firms like Zurich Insurance, ADP and Morgan Stanley.
As a practitioner in the service industry, Niraj has unique insights into executing large outsourcing engagements and the fit of solutions for outsourcing. As the core business technology infrastructure becomes a utility with cloud computing, Niraj see's convergence in the IT and Business functions in the Enterprise. Having a dedicated IT function does not make sense and Business people with poor understanding of IT are ill-equipped to handle their jobs in the digital economy.
Niraj received a B.E (degree) in Electrical Engg from M.S University of Baroda, India and is a student in the Executive MBA program at UCLA Anderson School of management.