About the Founder

Balaji Prasad is a C-Level Technology Executive, and until recently, led the EA Practice within Cognizant's Global Banking and Financial Services Practice.

Experience – Balaji has 30 years in IT leadership, centered around architecture, innovation and business-technology alignment. He has been a CTO and Chief Architect supporting large enterprises such as EDS (now HP Enterprise Services), General Motors, OnStar and The Hartford Financial Services. Balaji has led multi-million-dollar Enterprise Architecture & IT strategy programs, devised complex technical solutions in fast-changing and rapid-growth businesses, facilitated CEO-level innovation dialogues and led globally dispersed teams in a matrixed onsite/offshore model.

Industry Involvement – Balaji is a published author, has patents in process and is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences on many topics including SOA, The Semantic Web, Nanotechnology, Wireless/Mobile and Speech recognition. Balaji served on the Advisory Committee of the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C), and drove WWW standards. He is also a TOGAF9-certified architecture practitioner.

Education – Balaji's Bachelors in Engineering is from IIT Madras (The Indian Institute of Technology) and his Masters in Business is from IIM Calcutta (The Indian Institute of Management). He also held a Graduate Fellowship at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Services

  • peopleStrategic IT Advisory Consulting Services
    • Business/IT Alignment
    • Facilitated IT Planning and Road-mapping
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • IT Organization and Process Design
    • Leading Strategic, Technology-Intensive Programs
  • paletteInnovation Services
    • Innovation Workshops
    • Future Planning
    • Ideation and Incubation Process Design
  • publicIT Analyst and Marketing Services
    • IT Research Papers
    • Marketing Collateral
    • Presentations
    • Proposals
  • account_balanceEnterprise Architecture Boot-Strapping
    • EA Practice Set-Up
    • TOGAF Certifications