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Narinder Singh
Works at Appirio
Attended Northwestern
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First of all, the fact google + doesn't integrate with google apps yet drives me crazy and is why I barely use it.

Second - this Marc getting booted from Oracle Open World melds with star wars analogy is just too fun not to write about. Amazing set of tweets from people on this. Here is my summary and editorial oversight.
Emperor - Its larry, I know I started with the vader thing, but vader redeems himself, im not sure larry was ever anakin. And the whole hardware thing is further towards the dark side.
Vader - tough one, TBD, Gates is a a good call here, though its not perfectly in context. He has totally redeemed himself
Yoda - Jobs, has to be
Han / Luke - This is definitely Parker and Marc, though who is what is actually a bit tricky, I prefer to use them interchangeably. If I have to pick, Marc is Han - swashbuckling and more irreverent than luke and the cult hero. Also the use the force is a bit of the technical undertone that fits parker
Death Star - Oracle Open World / Oracle Buildings. Love this one and thx to adamse (twitter)
The Wookies - NOT Ewoks - The ewoks in return of the jedi were supposed to be Wookies. I'll use that interpretation and say is the wookies. A mob that has the ability to just tear up the on-premise world
X-Wing Fighters - Heroku - great add from zacharyjeans and they just go together, revolutionary technology that is all of a sudden everywhere
The Force - The Cloud is clearly the force, even larry is starting to get that and trying to find a dark side
Light Sabers - I like elay cohen's thinking on this (iphones) but will extend it to all of mobile. Its something that is very interconnected with the force.
Boba Fett - Mark Hurd, gun for hire and a bad ass, but on the wrong side.
Lando - Kraig Swensrud, he is just as smooth, but to really live up to lando he would have to down a 40 before the keynote, I think it would improve even his high level of performance

I could go one forever, but will let others continue to add to the story !

I stuck with the originals for the analogies for obvious reasons, the last (first) three had their moments but without editing the cheese factor was too high.
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Trying out Google Plus - seems very cool, improvement to Facebook in some ways, but 700M users behind is a lot of ground to make up, especially when FB is also innovating rapidly !
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I just joined and I am trying to figure it out as well and why I should use it instead of Twitter, Facebook etc. Jury is still out for me.
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One of the founders @Appirio, a cloud zealot, aspiring philanthropist
Below is my work profile, I'm also passionate about trying to give back to the world.  I'm on the board of the Sikh Coalition and have been involved (through work most recently) with a number of other non profit initiatives.  I hope as life progresses, I'll have a chance to closer marry my love for technology and innovation with philanthropic pursuits.

As Chief Strategy Officer at Appirio, Narinder is responsible for overseeing the company's marketing, communication and product strategy. He brings more than 15 years of experience on the cutting edge of software and business innovation to Appirio, and plays a key role in keeping Appirio at the forefront of cloud computing.

Prior to helping start Appirio, Narinder worked at SAP in the Office of the CEO as a part of the Corporate Strategy Group. Working with the management board and other executives, Narinder led initiatives on sales, maintenance and competitive strategies, as well as potential business and technology disruptions, including software on demand.

Prior to SAP, Narinder managed R&D, sales and marketing activity as vice president and general manager of webMethods (WEBM) workflow business unit. Narinder previously led R&D for the company's business process management (BPM), workflow, B2B and industry products. He joined webMethods in 1998 as one of its first forty employees, and subsequently founded webMethods' Trading Networks product, the most successful add-on product in the company's history.

Narinder began his career with Accenture at its Center for Strategic Technology working on leading edge initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. He pioneered early efforts to internet-enable business applications(SAP and Peoplesoft) at companies such as Motorola, Bell Atlantic and Autodesk.

  • Northwestern
  • Wharton (University of Pennsylvannia)
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  • Appirio
    Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, present
  • SAP
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