Ashish Patel to lead technology teams at digital transformation company
TORONTO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 1, 2019 — Architech, a Toronto-based Enterprise Software and Cloud Services firm is pleased to announce a new chapter in their growth. Long-standing Architech CTO and Chief Architect Jungho Kim is leaving to focus on other pursuits, making way for incoming CTO, Ashish Patel.
“Jungho has been a major contributor to our direction and growth since he first became part of this company 14 years ago,” acknowledges Architech’s CEO and Founder David Suydam. “And while he will continue to sit on our Advisory Board, he is leaving later this year to pursue passion projects, ensuring a smooth transition period. We’re excited to have Ashish Patel come on board as our new CTO. His energetic qualities along with his blend of technical prowess and leadership abilities will make Ashish an ideal fit for our culture and continued growth.”
Ashish is a known thought leader in the industry, having led digital transformations at a number of Canadian firms, bringing with him a wealth of experience in business strategy, new product development, sales and partnerships, software engineering and IT architecture.
Ashish began his career as an entrepreneur, building customer experience automation software that drove productivity. He later joined IBM, where he developed an impressive track record for spearheading products from concept to commercialization for the enterprise market and open source community. His experience includes leading cloud transformation at TeraGo Networks and most recently at Grant Thornton LLP, where he served as Chief Digital & Innovation Officer.
“Ashish has proven adept at leading digital transformation in environments experiencing disruptive change,” notes Suydam. “He’s really the ideal catalyst for our clients who are reimagining their digital presence in the cloud.”
Since 2004 Architech has been helping businesses to digitally transform and realize the power of modern technologies. Currently, a 100+ person team of software engineers, designers and product strategists, Architech was founded by CEO David Suydam to modernize by creating applications that people love. Its clients have included companies such as Bayshore Healthcare, Canadian Tire, RBC and Telus. Architech is a Microsoft Azure gold partner and focuses on cloud-native application development, devops, design thinking, and machine intelligence.
About Ashish Patel
Ashish Patel is an alumnus of the Corporate Services Corps and Extreme Blue programs, IBM’s most prestigious and exclusive global team of leaders of tomorrow. He earned a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering with Distinction from the University of Alberta and an M.B.A from the Rotman School of Management, where he was recognized as a Bregman Scholar. Ashish is also an Open Group Master Certified Architect.
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