Ravi Suhag

Engineering and product leader with a passion for building great products. More than 10 years of experience in building and leading high-impact engineering teams. Proven track record to establish a vision and execute efficiently. Active contributor and maintainer of open-source projects.

VP Engineering, Gojek, Jan 2017 - Present

Leading product and engineering efforts to build large-scale, self-service data platforms including Enterprise Data Platform, Experimentation Platform, Analytics Platform, and Customer Data Platform. These platforms empower the Gojek workforce to make data-driven decisions. It involves building distributed big data infrastructure, real-time analytics and visualization pipelines for billions of data points per day using many handcrafted as well big data open source tools including but not limited to Kafka, Flink, Spark, BigQuery, Airflow, Zeppelin etc.

Engineering Lead, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Apr 2014 - Mar 2017

Leading technology efforts to design and develop data interfaces for evidence based policy decisions and increasing accountability in public programs. We have developed high-potential pilot projects which demonstrate the value of data and evidence through hands-on capacity building, while simultaneously creating innovative and effective ways for policy actors to utilize data and research evidence to improve their decision making.

Consultant, Data Journalism, Hindustan Times, Nov 2015 - Aug 2016

Built the definitive online source of real-time air quality monitoring in all of India for Hindustan Times. This project involved working on sensor journalism, extensive web crawling for data collection and moinitoring platform for data exploration. The goal of the project was to empower citizens to make better decisions, and so that they can hold their government accountable.

Consultant, Data Interfaces, JPAL, Apr 2015 - Dec 2015

Built data exploration framework for emission trading system to enable the Ministry of Environment & Forests to cap total pollution emissions in select areas and increase regulatory transparency and accountability. The pilot scheme provided a model for expansion within India and a framework for implementing global environmental policy. This project was done in collaboration with JAPAL South Asia, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

Founder, Inspiration Edge, Jun 2011 - Dec 2015

Inspiration Edge is a design driven software company and a community of passionate individuals, thinking disruptively to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. We work with ambitious people and organizations to provide software delivery, pioneering tools and consulting in commercial, social, educational and government sectors. We believe in improving quality of living with technology and sharing what we learn by running events, conferences and contributing to open source.

Lead Architect, Info Assembly, Dec 2013 - Mar 2014

Worked on designing architecture for Big Data web platform for Info Assembly which leverages data analytics and offers innovative FinTech products for businesses. We used Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing algorithms running on massive big web data to create intuitive visual experiences which would greatly simplify the manual financial market research process.

Full list of organisations is available on my Linkedin profile.

Media

  • Quartz - India’s most prolific hackathon winner
  • Your Story - From helping his dad in farms to winning hackathons
  • Josh Talks - Cracking programming languages, without books
  • AngelHack - Another Name to Look out for at Global Demo Day
  • Scroll - India’s most prolific hackathon winner

Awards