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Ovum » Saurabh Sharma

  • Saurabh Sharma
  • Senior Analyst
  • Infrastructure Solutions

Areas of expertise: Enterprise service bus (ESB)/service-oriented architecture (SOA), application integration middleware, B2B integration/EDI, cloud service integration, integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS), API management, mobile middleware, integration

Saurabh is a Senior Analyst in the Ovum Software group and a member of Ovum’s Infrastructure Solutions team. He leads Ovum’s research in the integration and middleware space, including integration infrastructure and enterprise integration strategies that span across on-premise, B2B, cloud, and mobile application integration and Internet of Things (IoT) middleware. He also focuses on associated disciplines such as API management, integration and solution architectures, communications integration, managed file transfer (MFT), and data security and governance imperatives for enterprise integration. Saurabh maintains a keen interest in software spend forecasting across the key business software market segments, regions, and verticals.

His recent research has focused on integration PaaS (iPaaS) and cloud-based integration platforms, API management, B2B integration and MFT solutions, M2M and IoT integration, mobile middleware, the relevance of service-oriented architecture (SOA) in the current operating environment, communications and business process integration, integration imperatives for digital transformation, and the associated vendor landscape and business models. Saurabh has delivered consulting assignments and speaking engagements across a range of areas in the integration and middleware space, including API management, B2B integration and MFT, and communications integration.

Saurabh has over eight years of industry experience in software development and technology research and consulting. Prior to joining Ovum, he worked with IBM as a Senior Consultant and focused on driving growth for its cloud computing business. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant for a major research and advisory firm and focused on a range of areas including communications service provider (CSP) business strategy, network infrastructure, enterprise applications, cloud computing, and IT services. Saurabh has also worked as a software engineer at Aricent (erstwhile Hughes Software Systems) and was involved in the development of base transceiver station software for Nokia Siemens Networks.

Saurabh holds a Bachelors of Technology with honours in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.

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