Sudhir Gajre

Database, Analytics, and Cloud Principal Technologist at Microsoft

Greater Omaha Area
Computer Software

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Sudhir Gajre's Overview

  • Senior Consultant at Cap Gemini
  • Systems Engineer at YSA Corp

426 connections

Sudhir Gajre's Summary

Technology Business Professional with 20 years of Software Development, Technical Pre-Sales, Technical Marketing, Sales, Management, and Consulting Experience.
Deep Expertise and Specialization in Azure and other Cloud Technologies, Core RDBMS Technologies, Big Data Architectures and BI
Responsible to Drive Sales and Revenue by serving as the main technology liaison and pre-sales architect for enterprise Cloud, Big Data, BI, and Database Technologies between Microsoft sales teams and enterprise customers. Interact with customer executives and technology staff to hold technology and architecture discussions. Deliver executive and technical presentations and de-briefs for business value justifications and technology initiatives. Lead internal sales and compete initiatives.
Frequent Speaker at Conferences and User Groups

Sudhir Gajre's Experience

Database, Analytics, and Cloud Principal Technologist


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

August 2007Present (7 years 2 months)

Responsible for lead Technical Role in the sales process to support a $100 Million Application Platform and Cloud Business
Responsible for crafting and executing on technology marketing events.
Responsible for Compete Strategy
Responsible for Technology Architecture Design Sessions and Proof Of Concepts
Responsible for mentoring and growing internal Microsoft talent.
Microsoft’s face to the local database community – lead, grow and mentor the local database community through teaching seminars and presentations.

Key Skills:
Technology Breadth:
SQL Server Data and BI Platform
Server and Virtualization Platforms
Enterprise Management
Data Delivery and Consumerization
Azure IaaS, PaaS, Storage, Networking, and Security
Cloud Architecture and Migration Planning
Cloud Hybrid Architectures
Cloud ROI and Business Justifications
Big Data:
Hadoop Architecture and Ecosystem Design
Hadoop Business Justification
Hadoop Use Case Analysis
Sales Focus:
Business Value Strategies
Technical Evangelism
Compete Knowledge
Relationship Building and Networking:
Innovative Networking Strategies through Cadence Process
Customers Trusted Advisor

Principal Architect


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

September 2000Present (14 years 1 month) Greater Omaha Area

Database Architect for Microsoft Consulting Services
In-depth knowledge of Database Enterprise Architecture and SQL Server performance tuning and scalability. Expertise in transactional system design and architecture, database modeling and development, methodologies, project and technical leadership. Excellent communication skills at a technical and business level. Excellent sales and presentation skills. In addition to SQL Server, architectural familiarity with all Microsoft Enterprise products.

Key skills in many areas of database and data warehouse design and development including:
 Enterprise Database Architecture Design and Planning
 Overall Enterprise Architecture using Microsoft Products
 SQL Server Scalability and Performance Tuning
 SQL Server Scale Out Design Expertise
 SQL Server Architecture and Planning
 DB2 / Oracle to SQL Server Migrations
 ERP Migrations
 Database Design and Modeling
 Database Development and Programming
 Data warehouse Design and Modeling
 Reporting Services and BI Architectures
 Team Lead, Project Management, and Managerial skills
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 Excellent client / partner interaction skills
 Sales and project scoping and delivery skills

Key Projects
 Lead Database Architect for one of the largest high traffic Web Based Applications in the US
 Lead Architect and Project Leader for an Insurance Policy Underwriting Application
 Lead Architect for many ERP Based Systems
 Lead for many Oracle to SQL Server Migration Projects
 Lead Architect for an eLearning Platform
 Lead DW and BI Architect for a Reporting and Analytics System
 Lead for Offshore coordination and Project Management
 And many other similar projects…….

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2009Present (5 years 9 months)

Senior Consultant

Cap Gemini

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CAP; Information Technology and Services industry

September 1994September 2000 (6 years 1 month) Greater Omaha Area

Senior Consultant for Cap Gemini responsible for Delivery and Account Management
Key Skills:
Oracle Database Administration 8i
Redbrick Designer and Administration
Data Modelling
Data Warehouse Design and Architecture
PL/SQL Programmer
PowerBuilder Developer

Systems Engineer

YSA Corp

June 1993September 1994 (1 year 4 months) Los Alamos

Unix and Sun Solaris System Administration
Motif GUI Design and Programming
XWindows GUI Design and Programming

Sudhir Gajre's Certifications

  • An Introduction to Marketing

    • Wharton School of Management MOOC: Coursera Verified Certificates
    • License 8QDCGKDRKZ
    • January 2014
  • Finance of Retirement and Pensions

    • Stanford Online MOOC by NovoEd
    • January 2014
  • Financial Markets

    • Yale MOOC by Coursera
    • April 2014

Sudhir Gajre's Skills & Expertise

  1. Microsoft SQL Server
  2. Business Intelligence
  3. Enterprise Software
  4. Databases
  5. Virtualization
  6. Enterprise Architecture
  7. Cloud Computing
  8. Software Development
  9. Pre-sales
  10. Security
  11. Strategy
  12. Oracle
  13. Architecture
  14. Big Data
  15. Management
  16. Networking
  17. Microsoft Technologies
  18. SharePoint

Sudhir Gajre's Education

University of Scranton

MS, Software Engineering


Government Engineering College, Aurangabad

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) (Computer Science), Computer Science


St. Joseph's

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