About Me

profile_picHemant Khandelwal is leading Harness at India in collaboration with Jyoti Bansal, the successful entrepreneur behind a $3.7 billion exit at AppDynamics. Together, they are revolutionizing software delivery by introducing the industry’s first Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform. Harness was valued at $3.7 billion during its last funding round.

During his tenure as CTO of Rivigo, Hemant played a crucial role in transforming the company into a unicorn within three years. He oversaw the development of an intelligent and data-driven tech platform, hiring over 100 high-performing teams from scratch. Hemant’s contributions include designing innovative technologies such as network relay models, fuel analytics, resource allocation and optimization, human behavior analysis, and time continuum algorithms, resulting in three filed patents..

Previously, Hemant served as the engineering head at Adobe Systems, where he spearheaded engineering, product management, and technical support for the successful ColdFusion product line. He led the creation of proposals for groundbreaking innovations such as an API management platform, mobile application development platform, and cloud versions. Hemant also played a key role in establishing a secure eBook product in India and developing improved security infrastructure.

At Pramati Technologies, Hemant’s notable achievements include independently developing the world’s first EJB2.0 container, positioning the company ahead of major competitors in the Java enterprise space like Weblogic, Oracle and IBM. As an expert group member of enterprise Java standards, he contributed to defining the future direction and standards for Java usage in enterprises – EJB 3.0 and J2EE 1.4 alongside world’s topmost Java experts.

Hemant holds a graduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and an executive MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His accomplishments extend beyond technical expertise, as he has also mentored managers, served as an Adobe ambassador, co-authored a book, and presented innovative ideas at Adobe and global conferences.

Reach him via twitter at @khandelwalh or hemant-at-crunchyfriday-dot-com.

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