Saturday, June 28, 2008

Suryanarayanan Balasubramanian

"What are we lining up for year 2 at Gaea? Our plan is to grow organically. We want to bring products into the market, which solve interesting business problems. Year 1 saw us launch BlueMarble, a wave planning simulation tool for the logistics industry. Year 2, we are working on Magellan, a way to visualise your projects, by capturing the 'action' beyond the typical Gantt charts that project managers use."
Suryanarayanan Balasubramanian, CTO, Gaea Technologies India P Ltd, Chennai (
June 28, 1 pm
YouTube: Suryanarayanan Balasubramanian

Sury on Scrum

Sury on the first year at Gaea

Sury on BlueMarble

Sury on logistics

1 comment:

Murali said...


Innovative thinker with broad-based expertise in Technology, Product Development, Operations and Finance. Proven ability to lead and grow teams to develop products using cutting edge technologies. Impressive track record in developing products to solve niche business problems within budget.

Chief Technology Officer with extensive experience in R&D, Professional Services and building a profitable and productive off-shoring presence. Product knowledge spans portfolio and project management, supply chain execution and planning, and enterprise SaaS product models. Related areas of expertise are:

Research & Development
Product Engineering
Forming Strategic Alliances
Managing Budgets and P&L’s
Redesigning Business Processes
Leading & Developing Teams


Chief Technology Officer, Chennai, India.
One of the founders of a startup software company focusing on enterprise software solutions. Architected and developed the first two flagship enterprise products ready to hit the market in early 2008. Responsible for Indian operations, R&D, finance, and human resources. Grew from a skeletal programming staff of two to 15 within the first five months. Projected profit from product sales are about Rs.5 Lakh in the first year of operations.

Primavera Systems 1999-2007
Offshore Development Manager, Bangalore, India (2005 to 2007)
Based Bangalore, India, developed and directed Primavera’s Global Development Center with Symphony Services. Responsible for HR, R&D, operations and delivery of Development Center. Built two teams from ground-up, established agile principles of development, test-driven development. Involved in complete rollout of Primavera P6 product line from India which released in early-2007.

Technology Architect, PrimeContract Division, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania (2002 to 2005)
Joined startup unit within Primavera to develop an Application Service Provider (PrimeContract) product. The division’s revenues by the third year went to $5 million due to successful rollouts of incremental releases every month. Primary customers included high-tech industries and the United States Government. Was responsible for architecting the product, integration with a reporting engine and a document management system. Was involved in day-to-day site operations as well to achieve a 99.94% up-time as part of Service Level Agreements.

Technical Integration Lead, Primavera Consulting, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania (1999 to 2002)
Based in Bala Cynwyd, PA with responsibility for integrating Primavera’s scheduling products with ERP products. Instrumental in developing first best-of-breed integration products of Primavera which integrated with Oracle/SAP. Was involved in technical consulting and rollout of integrations to customer-base across the world.

EXE Technologies 1996-1999
Technical Consulting Manager, Eastern Region (1997 to 1999)
Based in Philadelphia, responsible for all technical consulting activity of EXE’s product suite in the Easter Region of the United States. Reported to VP of Eastern Region, built solid customer base, contributed around 30% of company’s total consulting revenues of $40milliion during this period.

Enterprise Product Lead, (1996 to 1997)

Based in Philadelphia, responsible for building technical integrations between EXE’s WMS and Enterprise Resource Planning products like SAP/Oracle. Instrumental in getting certifications with ERP vendors improving sales of product by 15% worldwide. On advisory board within the company on selecting one of the Big Five consulting companies, for farming out the technical consulting practice. Worked with Price-Waterhouse Coopers to establish the EXE Integration practice.

Technical Consultant, (1995 to 1996)
Based in Long Beach, CA and Philadelphia, PA , was responsible for rollout of new flagship product WMS released in February 1996. Performed operational and technical delivery of product to customers around the world, primarily in healthcare, retail, food and beverage and transportation industries.


Bachelor of Engineering, Production Engineering, Annamalai University, India 1989- 1993
Master of Science, Systems and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA 1993-1995
Certified Scrum Master 2006