Tarun Gangwani is an award-winning product and design professional whose work has been used by millions of people around the world. With his background in cognitive science and design, Tarun has delivered user-centered solutions to startups and enterprise companies within a wide variety of industries that leverage cloud technologies to deliver innovation to their clients. Tarun’s perspectives and work have been featured in major news publications, including the New York Times, CIO.com, Tech.Co and Forbes.
Currently he runs product, design and development for Grok, a cloud analytics and automation platform that detects anomalies within infrastructure and applications using machine intelligence. Tarun joined Grok in 2016 to manage design and development teams to deliver compelling user experiences for businesses managing their cloud workloads.
Previously, Tarun lead multi-disciplinary product development teams within IBM’s $9 billion cloud business. Tarun was a pioneer in designing IBM’s cloud developer platform, Bluemix. It has since become the largest open-source cloud platform in the world. He joined IBM in 2013 as part of the company’s first wave of designers, which is now 1,000-strong. His work has been recognized in numerous outlets, including the New York Times. In 2016, he was selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List, which features entrepreneurs and leaders in business and technology from around the world.
Prior to IBM, Tarun has worked in various positions in design, technical consulting, and web development. He home roasts coffee and is an avid enthusiast, occasionally setting off a fire alarm on the weekends as he perfects his craft. When not in the danger zone, he writes about technology, business and design on his blog. He is a proud Indiana University alumnus, with degrees in cognitive science and human-computer interaction design. You can follow him on twitter: @tarungangwani.