My name is Pinak Kiran Vedalankar and I am Director of Technology in Sapient’s UK business unit.
I have 16 years of experience in IT, primarily in technical leadership, engineering, business and IT consultancy. My expertise is in delivering extremely complex ecommerce , content ,social and all other digital applications with focus on engineering and agile transformation
I am experienced in managing large multi disciplinary local teams as well as globally distributed teams in a wide variety of application development technologies like Oracle webcenter, ATG, WCS, Hybris, Adobe CQ 5, Demandware, Endeca, open source technologies like Angular, React, Flux, NodeJS and the likes
My core beliefs
- Start with “Why”. Then describe “How” and then come to “What”. Follow Simon Sinek’s principle of “Starting with Why”. This will help in finding innovative ways to doing things which will be faster and achieve better results. You will be surprised on how you can find something different and more impactful everytime
- Being and thinking positive – I firmly believe that we need to be positive and think positive as that is the only way we can remain calm and achieve what we want to achieve in professional and personal life. Highly inspired by “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne
- Follow first principles reasoning. Go right to the core truth and reason up from there rather than reasoning by Analogy. This is what Elan Musk followed all his life. But you cannot do this for all the things. There are occasions when you have to follow the principle of “Don’t reinvent the wheel”. On those occasions, find out if something has been done once and it has met the desired outcome using the first principle approach. Then figure out how we can improve what has been done, rather than trying to figure out solution to the same problem from scratch. Sharing knowledge from my learning is also a key to this belief so others can learn from what I have done