About Me

Navveen Balani is Google Cloud Certified Fellow, having over two decades of experience in building enterprise products using exponential technology, specializing in Cloud, AI, Blockchain, Sustainable Computing, and 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 high-quality teams from the ground up.

I have been involved in multiple startups right from their inception (Webify – acquired by IBM, Bridgeweave – Fintech and Wealth Investments) and co-founded one -“Cittin Data Labs”, a startup building cognitive products for the retail industry using AI, deep learning, and computer vision.

I also run an open community upskill initiative via , and,to provide freely accessible, quality, and advanced content on a wide variety of technologies on Multi-cloud, IoT, AI, Blockchain and other exponential 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 am a hands-on technology expert,  having skills in AI/Cognitive computing, Deep Learning, Natural language processing, Machine learning, MultCloud (Google Cloud, AWS, Azure), Big data technologies, Internet of Things, large-scale enterprise architecture and deployment, product architecture and development, services engagements, client-server architecture and modernizing legacy applications.

My “technology for the good initiative journey” started with one of our projects (2016 time frame) around citizen science, where we applied computer vision using deep learning and convolutional neural network (you can check out my 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 upcoming technologies. I 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 am very grateful to my readers for their comments and feedback 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 the 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 article in the last 10 years for the 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.  I got recognized as a Google Cloud Certified Fellow in 2020 (The Google Cloud Certified Fellow Program is for elite cloud architects and technical leaders who are experts in designing enterprise solutions –

I have authored the first book on Google Cloud Anthos, Enterprise IoT, Enterprise BlockchainReal AI, Production-Ready Microservices on Google Cloud, Cognitive IoT, a 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. Enterprise IoT book was awarded one of the top computing books in 2016 by Production Ready Microservices on Google Cloud book was awarded one of the top books under the Kubernetes and Microservices category.

I have launched a learning module –, where you can find free video courses on exponential technology

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