Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Harvinder Singh

"The next 5 years will be interesting in terms of more and more applications getting added to enterprise environments. This is The Dotcom Boom coming in now!"

Harvinder Rajwant Singh, Country Head – India, F5 Networks

July 2, 12.45 pm

Harvinder on the job of F5

Harvinder on how F5 makes apps faster

Harvinder on image download

Harvinder on the state of security (music in the background)

Harvinder on Blue Ocean Strategy

Harvinder on Chennai work


Murali said...

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F5 Networks Appoints Harvinder Singh as Country Manager, India

Appointment emphasizes company’s commitment to the region

BANGALORE, INDIA, DECEMBER 5, 2007 – F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced the appointment of Mr. Harvinder Singh Rajwant as Country Manager for its India operations.

“Harvinder is a high-energy, results-oriented leader with a proven track record of growing businesses. He is widely recognized for conceptualizing, developing and implementing effective marketing and sales strategies,” said Song Tang Yih, Vice President, Asia Pacific, F5 Networks. “Harvinder’s valuable experience, track record in the industry and excellent leadership qualities will enable us to take our business to the next level in India,” he added.

Backed by the buoyant Indian economy, F5 has established a long-term plan to meet specific needs of its enterprise customers in India. India is a key emerging market for F5 and is supported by a dedicated sales and marketing support infrastructure.

“The enterprise segment is going through a transformation and businesses are looking to technology to enable them to be more effective in a mobile environment. F5 aims to play a bigger role with the enterprise segment and help to ensure that their business applications are always secure, fast and available. We continue to invest in India to provide in-depth technical support for our solutions in some of the key verticals sectors like Service Providers, Banking, IT and ITES. Thus far, we have already established a robust ecosystem with streamlined partner training processes to ensure that our customers’ needs are understood and met. Our solutions are designed to enable businesses to deliver productively in complex multi-application environment,” said Song Tang.

“We will deliver solutions specifically designed to meet the business requirements of the Indian customers in a mobile world,” said Harvinder. Emphasizing F5’s long-term commitment to its customers and partners, he added, “I am confident that we will be able to meet the needs of the Indian customers and achieve our targeted growth. We are aggressively expanding our marketing and services efforts in India to be able to meet these requirements.”

Harvinder has over thirteen years experience in the IT and telecom industries. Prior to joining F5, Harvinder was National Sales Manager at Citrix Systems, India. He has also served as the channels manager for Juniper Networks, India and SAARC. Harvinder also gained valuable experience during his stints at Netscreen, ISS and HCL Comnet.

With two senior level appointments in the country in the space of 6 months, F5 continues to solidify its focus and commitment for the region. Mr. Pranay Jhaveri, another industry veteran, was recently appointed as Sales Director. Pranay is responsible for driving the sales across the region and continues to grow F5’s business among customers and partners.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5 provides solutions that make applications secure, fast and available for everyone, helping organizations get the most out of their investment. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications, F5 optimizes applications and allows them to work faster and consume fewer resources. F5’s extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability—all on one universal platform. Over 16,000 organizations and service providers worldwide trust F5 to keep their applications running. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide. For more information, go to

Murali said...

From: Murali D
Date: 2008/7/7
Subject: Questions for an email interview - Harvinder

Here are a few questions for a possible email interview.
1) You are into 'application delivery networking'. What's that?
2) Can you tell us what the major problems are when delivering applications over networks?
3) With more applications running at user ends, doesn't the job of the security professional become extremely tough?
4) Are there clear metrics by which you demonstrate value for your customers? Any success stories? (user quotes, pref)
5) You have been in the security industry for nearly __ years. Looking back, what were the signifiant shifts or turning points? Also, what do you see as the emergng security scene to be like?
6) Does the mobile space require the same security standards as on computer networks?
7) Describe the infrastructure you have in place to respond to SOS calls from users w.r.t. security.
8) We find that pages with many visual elements load slowly on desktops. Does F5 maake things faster?
9) As a security professional, how comfortable are you with the state of security in the big public systems around us? What can be done to improve these?
10) Any other points of interst.