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    Akshay Luther
    Akshay Luther
    MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management
    Greater Boston
    LocationGreater Boston
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  • Professional Experience
    09/2012 - Present
    • GMAT: 760 (99th percentile)• Co-Founder and Co-President, MIT Sloan Data Analytics Club• Teaching Assistant, 6.932 / 15.377 Linked Data Ventures (Tim Berners-Lee)• Teaching Assistant, 15.567 The Economics of Information (Erik Brynjolfsson)
    09/2012 - Present
    07/2010 - 04/2012
    • Highly-awarded global market leader in user interface development tools, empowering developers to build and style immersive user experiences and rich data visualizations in line of business applications using Microsoft technologies• Sole presales responsibility for India enabling 4 salespeople and 7 resellers on 14 products• Evangelism at enterprise accounts - MNCs and large SIs through presentations, demos, proof-of-concepts and fostering relationships with key stakeholders • Inbound sales enablement through community evangelism activities as exhibiting /speaking at conferences, conducting webinars to 100+ attendees, blogging and building showcase applications• Marketing and product management activities such as representing “voice of the customer” for product enhancement and identifying and facilitating marketing case studies• Vital role in India market strategy through contribution to yearly business planning and strategic proposals to senior management• Pivotal role in acquisition of 250+ new customers, generation of US$1.35mn in revenues over 18 months (more than tripling revenues of the previous 18 months) and achieving 73% YoY growth in FY 2011/2012• Exceeded FY 2010/2011 revenue targets by 16% and exceeded FY 2011/2012 targets by 28%
    02/2009 - 11/2009
    • Highly-awarded global market leading financial services company offering solutions for employee benefits management• Part of a team of 13 responsible for ongoing development of company’s SaaS technology platform serving 200+ customers including IBM, Cisco, AmEx, Deutsche Bank, GSK
    10/2008 - 11/2008
    07/2007 - 07/2008
    • Technology consultancy in non-profit sector, hired to facilitate growth and manage all software development activities• Streamlined development processes, moving from a service-oriented to a product-oriented strategy• Enabled company to compete in new market segments by conceiving 2 products, leading a team of 3 on design, development and implementations for 3 customers
    10/2006 - 06/2007
    • Built cohesive team of 5 and led it to design and build the real-time web-based front-end of an innovative Communications-as-a-Service platform marketed as a white-label solution and resold by Telstra (Australia’s largest telco) and Sify, India• Afforded the company a competitive edge by delivering a differentiated product in a tight timeframe
    12/2005 - 10/2006
    • Software startup aiming to simplify backups by offering an automated cloud-based backup system with a focus on user experience• Sole responsibility for all business and product development activities; launched product after several months of development• Venture was unsuccessful as business model was deemed commercially unviable, but pivoting was infeasible due to lack of funds
    08/2004 - 12/2005
    • Technical leadership for client Alcoa on business-critical project, a pilot for future deployment to all aluminum smelters worldwide• Consultant for client QSR (highly-awarded global market leader in qualitative analysis software); provided expertise on new technology used in creation of flagship off-the-shelf software package 12 months before official release by Microsoft• Received recognition award for outstanding work which included streamlining QSR's software build process
    02/2004 - 08/2004
    • Conceived, designed and developed Alchemi, world’s first open-source .NET grid computing framework enabling numerous organisations to painlessly create virtual supercomputers from existing desktop machines with no investment• Recruited and collaborated with a team of international open-source developers to enhance Alchemi after developing initial version• Used for numerous academic, scientific and commercial and scientific purposes including high-performance cryptography, environmental simulation models, large-scale document processing, financial modeling, gene pattern recognition, early detection of breast cancer, as a teaching tool at universities and as a basis for further research in high-performance computing• Received coverage in press, referenced by numerous books and technical publications• 100,000+ downloads to date, twice ranked 241 out of ~60,000 projects on SourceForge• Attracted AU$750,000 in research funding from Microsoft and ARC in 2007• Precursor to two software companies one of which won the 2010 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award and was a finalist for the 2010 Google Eureka Prize for Innovation in Computer Science
    07/2002 - 11/2003
    09/2000 - 02/2002
    11/1999 - 09/2000
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  • Educational Background
    2012 - 2014

    • Writer for MIT Entrepreneurship Review • GMAT: 760 (99 Percentile)

    1999 - 2003

    • Recipient of International Excellence Award

    Extra-activity: RMIT Student Leadership Program, University Challenge

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