Contexti appoints new chief engineer

Former Akamai software engineer to lead Big Data consulting firm's engineering efforts

Big Data analytics consulting company, Contexti, has appointed Akamia software engineer Harpreet Sawhney as chief engineer.

According to a company statement, Sawhney adds strength to Contexti’s leadership team, bringing deep expertise in building cloud-based, real-time, big data analytics solutions.

As Chief Engineer, Harpreet will oversee Contexti’s engineering competency across all services lines including Training, Consulting, Integration and Managed Services.

Founder and chief executive, Sidney Minassian, said, in addition to his technical depth and hands-on experience.

"Harpreet is an exceptionally talented people leader,” he said.

“We’re excited to have Harpreet on-board during this important growth phase for Contexti.”

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Harpreet was most recently Director, Software Engineering at Brandscreen, a real-time media trading platform where he initially joined as chief architect then took over as leader of the engineering team.

Previously, Hapreet has held Architecture and Software Engineering leadership roles with Experian, Hitwise, Akamai Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent.

Sawhney said he was excited by the opportunity Contexti presents in helping customers leverage their data.

“I’m honoured to be joining a talented team and a company that is the front runner in the Big Data services category.”

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