About Me

Navveen Balani is Google Cloud Certified Fellow, having 20+ years of experience in building enterprise products using exponential technology, specialising in Cloud, AI, Blockchain, IoT.

I am currently focused on delivering innovations and new products/offerings for a greener, healthier, and sustainable environment. I have a passion for creating innovative products using exponential technologies, technical leadership, mentoring and building out high quality teams from grounds up.

I also run a open community upskill initiative via and ,to provide freely accessible, quality and advanced content on wide variety of technologies.

Prior to my current role, I was responsible for setting up the Watson and IoT mission in India and getting the team ramped up on cognitive technologies and enabling partners and customers across the globe on Watson technology. I led the content strategy for Watson Ecosystem and developed the content analysis framework for evaluating partner unstructured content.

I have been involved in multiple startups and co-founded one -“Cittin Data Labs”, a startup building cognitive products for retail industry using AI, deep learning and computer vision.

My current area of research is on deep learning algorithms and edge gateway computing. I have technical skills in AI/Cognitive computing, Deep Learning, Natural language processing, Machine learning, Big data technologies, Internet of Things, large scale enterprise architecture and deployment, product architecture and development, services engagements, client-server architecture and modernising legacy applications. My last project was about applying computer vision using deep learning and convolutional neural network, you can checkout my the project at Internet of Birds was nominated as Best Mobile Innovation for Education category in Global Mobile Awards 2018.

In my spare time, I like to research on upcoming technologies and like to share my knowledge and experiences with the community through blogs, articles, books, video lectures and other various forums.

I started my digital journey in 2000 and very grateful to my readers for their comments and feedbacks over the years. Over the years, I received multiple recognitions for blogging and sharing my knowledge with the community. I am a Master Author with IBM developerWorks, the first in the world to receive highest level of recognition for contribution to developerWorks open community, having written over 50 plus publications on various topics. My articles on Spring Series were rated as the top articles in the last 10 years for developerWorks web architecture zone. My publications have been cited in various research papers and implemented in various customer solutions. I am a DZONE Most Valuable blogger and I even write for Intel IoT zone and other publications.

My latest video lecture series at Udemy covers how to build real-world blockchain applications.

I have authored the first book on Enterprise IoT, Enterprise BlockchainReal AI , Production Ready Microservices on Google Cloud, Cognitive IoT, co-authored book on Spring framework, the first book on Apache CXF and multiple IBM Redbooks on WebSphere Business Services Fabric and BPM 6.2 Product deployments. I am working on my next book – Google Anthos

This web site provides my views, future vision and posts on Technology.

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