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Kunal Bhasin

Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer, iCiX
Kunal Bhasin is Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer at iCiX, a SAAS based B2B startup and is responsible for the company's overall technology and infrastructure strategy, direction and execution.
Mr. Bhasin has many years of experience in a wide array of systems ranging from mission critical real-time solutions at NASA-Ames to web-scale commercial applications. His specialties include BigData, SAAS, In-Memory computing, highly-concurrent and very large-scale systems, cloud-based systems, and social architectures. Mr. Bhasin is an expert at building and architecting highly scalable, highly available, fully faulttolerant and robust applications delivering peak optimum performance, ease of operations and lower cost.
Prior to icix, Mr. Bhasin was an early employee and Deputy CTO at Terracotta (acquired by Software AG) where he oversaw the ongoing evolution of the Terracotta Platform, mentored the Architects and helped with direction, strategy and execution of key initiatives in the office of the CTO. For six years at Terracotta, Mr. Bhasin architected and was instrumental in many of Terracotta’s biggest deployments in terms of scale, performance and availability, while playing a key role in the evolution of the Terracotta technology and product suite. Post acquisition, he played a key strategic role in Software AG’s product portfolio and defining and executing Software AG’s next-generation Data Management platform, including Big Data strategy and the In-Memory Analytics strategy with Hadoop.
Mr. Bhasin came to Terracotta from Infospace, where he built and architected components of server side infrastructure including search, mobile and social gaming. Prior to Infospace, Mr. Bhasin was involved in various roles that included building a Robotics test bed for NASA-Ames, and conducting computer science research as a Research Scholar for Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Bhasin holds a M.S. in Information Technology/Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (100% scholarship) and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Pune University, India.
He grew up in India and currently lives in San Francisco, California. When not working, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, adventure sports and dabbling in technology, physics, alternative healing techniques and photography.

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