Areas of expertise: Service-oriented architecture (SOA), application integration, B2B integration/ EDI platforms, cloud service and hybrid integration, mobile application integration, API management, and IoT middleware.
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, business-to-business/electronic data interchange (B2B/EDI), cloud, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT) integration. He also focuses on associated disciplines such as API management, business process management (BPM), integration and solution architectures, communications integration, managed file transfer (MFT), and data security and governance imperatives for enterprise integration. He maintains a keen interest in software spend forecasting across the key business software market segments, regions, and verticals.
Saurabh's recent research has focused on integration PaaS (iPaaS), cloud and hybrid integration, API management, B2B/EDI integration and MFT solutions, mobile application integration, IoT middleware, the relevance of SOA in the current operating environment, communications and business process integration, integration imperatives for digital transformation, and the associated vendor landscape and business models. He 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 nine 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. He 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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