Amit Kaul

Amit Kaul

VP, Technology at ThoughtWorks

 LinkedIn profile

Seniority

17 Years

Hierarchy

Executive

Management Experience

Hiring
Reorganization
Leadership
Remote
Company Culture
Scaling Team

Expertise

B2B expertise
B2C expertise
Marketplace expertise

Hi everyone! My name is Amit Kaul and I am currently a VP of Technology at ThoughtWorks, where I lead a team of 11 Directors and Managers. Looking forward to meeting you!

Sorry, I am not currently available for mentoring sessions.

Stories

How to Help Your Team Understand Top-Down Changes to the Products They’re Working On
23 August

Amit Kaul, VP of Technology at ThoughtWorks, describes his experience with reorganizations and how he dealt with getting the buy in from one challenging employee.

Reorganization
Sharing the vision
Toxic employee
Team processes
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
PM
EM
Amit Kaul

Amit Kaul

VP, Technology at ThoughtWorks

A Different Approach To Estimation & Tech Debt Prioritization
10 May

Amit describes how his team was able to complete a huge five-year program of work through a more iterative, agile approach to estimation and tech debt prioritization.

Product
Prioritization
Deadlines
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Amit Kaul

Amit Kaul

VP, Technology at ThoughtWorks

Providing Constructive Feedback
10 May

Amit describes his method for sharing constructive critical feedback with his employees.

Underperformance
Feedback
Managing Expectations
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
PM
EM
Amit Kaul

Amit Kaul

VP, Technology at ThoughtWorks

Experience

Global Head of Enterprise Modernization

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Jan 2019 - current

I currently lead a global team focused on helping AWS customers accelerate software innovation by building developer-focused engineering platforms that leverage cloud-native infrastructure, architecture, and organizational structures. As part of this role, I regularly engage directly with senior customer executives and technology leaders, providing prescriptive guidance on how to best leverage the power of AWS services to innovate.

VP, Technology

ThoughtWorks

Jan 2016 - Jan 2019

During this period, I led ThoughtWorks’ Emerging Technology group; responsible for building complex digital products and platforms for ThoughtWorks' most strategic clients. ThoughtWorks' Product Innovation teams are currently focused on delivering world-class digital experiences for our clients' customers, through full-lifecycle execution across product design, development, operation, and evolution. ThoughtWorks' Digital Platform teams are combining modern software infrastructure, architecture, & data patterns to build engineering platforms that increase developer efficiency, reduce time to market, and facilitate digital product innovation.

Engineering Manager

Thoughtcorp

Jan 2003 - Jan 2006

Led the development and operation of software products for Fortune 100 companies; managing a team of System Analysts, Architects, and Engineers.

Senior Software Engineer

Hostopia

Jan 2000 - Jan 2003

Designed and engineered customer-facing products for shared hosting services, built on a LAMP stack. Customized large portions of Apache, Tomcat, and Mod\_jk source to create one of the first services allowing customers to deploy JSPs, Servlets, and EJBs in a shared hosting environment.

Co-founder & CTO

ClubDistrict.com

Jan 2000 - Jan 2003

Co-founded an online social network geared towards Toronto’s nightlife community and led the development of the underlying technology platform, built on a Microsoft web stack.

Software Engineer

The Minacs Group

Jan 1996 - Jan 2000

Engineered custom CRM technology solutions for Fortune 500 clients, including Bell Canada, America Bankers Insurance Group, and Royal Bank.