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    Ajay Budhraja interview excerpts

    What should be the focus on moving to emerging technologies?

    Ajay Budhraja: The focus should be on developing an Enterprise Strategy for emerging Technologies and Cloud, Big Data, Mobility etc., leading such programs is like driving a racing car, you have to be agile and stay on course. Many organizations procure such services and deploy them piecemeal resulting in rework and re-engineering that has to be done later.

    I have worked on large programs for emerging technologies such as Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and the key is to determine and document the value of these technologies to the organization and also align the Information Technology strategy with the Business Strategy. Internal capabilities, external drivers, governance, organization structure and the overall approach needs to be defined and this then leads into planning for initiatives, resources and schedules.

    What are the impacts of Open Data?

    Ajay Budhraja: Open Data drives innovation and encourages the the development of new products. This data should be made available in a standard manner so that developers can utilize it effectively. Open Data strategy should define the specific requirements of what data will be made available and opening it up effectively to the public and these efforts have had a tremendous impact on the effective utilization of the data. The data should also be available to reuse from a licensing perspective.

    Data.gov has thousands of data sets that can be searched and utilized to build web and mobile applications that can provide great value to users in areas such as climate, public safety, education, finance etc.

    Ajay Budhraja has over 25 years experience in information technology with experience in areas such as executive leadership, management, project management, enterprise architecture, system architecture, software engineering, methodologies, training, networks and databases. He has provided senior executive leadership for global and nationwide programs and have led programs for integrated enterprise information technology solutions, enterprise business transformation, strategic planning and agile development. He has also worked extensively in the areas of Cloud, Big Data, Shared Services, Virtualization, Analytics, Business intelligence, Mobility. For many years he worked in the telecommunications area to lead large, nationwide mobile applications and portal deployments that have included mobile platforms, applications and services. I have worked in the government and private sectors and have led big international, global programs.
    All views and information expressed above do not represent the positions and views of anyone else, any organization or any agency

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