Yuvi Kochar, corporate CTO, collaborates with the major divisions of The Washington Post Company in the areas of technology strategy, architecture and Shared Information Technology Services. Under his leadership, Shared IT Services has rapidly expanded to support key Compliance, Identity Management, Security and Privacy, HR, Benefits, Payroll and Procurement processes across all divisions. The team also supports the corporate Intranet and is innovating in the areas Enterprise 2.0, collaboration and flexible architectures, enabling rapid deployment of new solutions to respond to the fast-evolving requirements of the Company’s business units.
Kochar evaluates opportunities and threats presented by new technologies to the various Post businesses. He collaborates with business executives to develop innovative strategies to leverage the rapidly changing technology environment.
Prior to joining The Washington Post Company, Kochar was the CTO at BrassRing (now Kenexa), a leading SAAS solution for Talent Management. He led the architecture, design, development and hosting of the most innovative product in the space. BrassRing earned a number of prestigious industry awards, including two consecutive Software & Information Industry Association Codie Awards (2004 and 2005) for "Best Human Resources Product.” BrassRing serviced over 50 Fortune 500 customers on a single multi-tenant instance of a highly scalable and reliable application suite.
Kochar has managed several large offshore outsourcing engagements as a customer and a vendor, including a $100+ million application management outsourcing contract.
He has worked at several technology startups: a PC fax product developer in California, a small footprint RDBMS developer in New York and a software localization service provider in Normandy, France.
His personal technology blog is at http://yuviontech.blogspot.com.