Technology Leader, Technical Strategist, Solution Architect, Development Consultant, and a Trusted Technology Advisor with more than 14 years of experience in the IT industry with expertise in Development, Architecting, Engineering, Consulting, Services Delivery, Leadership, and Mentoring.
Currently associated with West Pharmaceutical Services as a Director of Software Engineering at Digital Technology Center based out of Bangalore, India.
At West, Abhijit is responsible for building, managing, and leading the overall Application Development and Software Engineering team. His area of focus is around building a highly scalable and sustainable solution for Industrial IoT edge, E-Commerce Platform, Enterprise Mobility, Smart Device Platform, Product development with MES, and Digital Reality. He is also responsible for building competency in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Data Science, Edge-based IoT, augmented / virtual/mixed reality, Chat Bots, and different Open source tools and platforms.
Before West, Abhijit was associated with Microsoft for 8.7 years and held different roles in Delivery, Development, Engineering, Consulting, and Pre-sales.
At Microsoft, As Development Lead and Architect, he executed several complex projects and delivered solutions to the Worldwide enterprise customers with very high customer satisfaction. Several of this project have been published as Case Studies at Microsoft’s Official site. As a Presales SME, he was instrumental in winning several deals across different technology platforms.
While at Microsoft, Abhijit was one of the technology front runners. He was responsible for adopting and delivering a world-class solution with N+1 Technologies (including Universal Windows Platforms (UWP), Microsoft Azure Platforms, Internet of Things (IoT), Cross-Platform App ( Windows, iOS and Android), and Kinect for Windows) at Microsoft Services India.
He has also incubated HoloLens and Chat Bot delivery capabilities at Microsoft, and also build up the team for Azure App Management and Application Support for the highly scalable cloud solution.
At Microsoft, Abhijit has also driven the technology community as a Community Lead and was a recognized Worldwide SME.
He has received “Best Consultant” , “Best Development Lead“, Great People Great Performance (GPGP) and several other awards from Microsoft.
Prior to Microsoft, he has worked with Sapient Corporation Pvt Ltd and HCL Technologies Ltd.
Apart from being a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), he is a Speaker, and author, as well as an avid Technology Evangelist.
He has delivered sessions at prestigious Microsoft events like Tech Ready, TechED, Web Camps, Azure Camps, Community Tech Days, Virtual Tech Days, Devdays, developer conference, etc. He has presented sessions at IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay on Kinect for Windows SDK organized by Microsoft Research India.
He has authored the following books
- Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide ( ISBN-10: 1849692386 ISBN-13: 978-1849692380 )
- HoloLens Blueprints – (ISBN-10: 1787281949, ISBN-13: 978-1787281943)
He has been awarded Code Project MVP (Most Valuable Professional) three times in a row for his contribution to the Code Project community. Many of his articles posted on different web forums have been selected as “Article of the day” at http://asp.net site also featured as a “Spotlight” section. CodeProject.com has awarded him many times for his asp.net articles.
He is the Founder of http://dailydotnettips.com, a community website for developers, which aimed to create and share useful .NET Tips and Tricks. He spends his personal time to make this site better, share lots of tricks on development that helps days to developers activities.
He is a core member of Microsoft User Group – Hyderabad ( MUGH).
He is basically from Kolkata, West Bengal, India presently based at Bangalore, India with his wife Ananya and his beautiful daughter Nilova.
He loves to spend quality time with his family and playing with his little daughter Nilova.
He loves photography.
He holds the following qualifications:
MCA [ Master in Computer Application] – From Heritage Institute of Technology , Kolkata , India
BCA (Hons) [ Bachelor Of Computer Application ] – From The University of Burdwan, WB, India
Awards and Acheivements
- William S. West Excellence Award, Year 2021
- By Your Side Awards – West, Year 2021
- Best Mentor – Microsoft, Year 2018
- Director Special Appreciation – Microsoft, Year 2016
- Best Development Lead – Microsoft, Year 2015
- GPGP ( Great People Great Performance) – Microsoft, Year 2014
- Director Special Team Award- Microsoft, Year 2014
- Best Consultant – Microsoft, Year 2013
- Star Award – Microsoft, Year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Spot Award – Microsoft, Year 2011
- Outstanding Community Contributor- Microsoft, Year 2012, 2013
- Nijam Award – Emirates Airline, Year 2013
- BRAVO” Award – HCL Technologies Ltd, Year 2007, 2008
- “Silver Club Member” By HCL Technologies Ltd on Sept 2008
- “Gold Club Member” By HCL Technologies on June 2009
- Prize winner “Best ASP.NET article of March 2011”
- Best Blogger of the Year 2010 – KolkataNET
- Visual Studio 2010 Extension Development Contest Winner
- Code Project MVP for 2011
- Code Project MVP for 2010
- Code Project MVP for 2009
- Microsoft MVP – ASP/ASP.NET
- Prize winner “Best ASP.NET article of Sept 2009”
- Prize winner “Best ASP.NET article of July 2009”
- Prize winner “Best ASP.NET article of June 2009”
- Prize winner “Best ASP.NET article of January 2009”
- Prize winner “Best ASP.NET article of October 2008”
- Prize winner “Best ASP.NET article of November 2008”
Microsoft Certified Azure Specialist
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