Jnan Dash is a technology visionary and executive consultant in Silicon Valley. He focuses on enterprise solutions such as integration, real-time events, real-time Business Intelligence, Service Oriented Architecture, Web Services, open source, and transactional Web (Web 2.0). He spent ten years at Oracle Corporation and was the Group Vice President, Systems Architecture and Technology till 2002. He was responsible for setting Oracle’s core database and application server product directions and interacted with customers worldwide in translating future needs to product plans.
Mr. Dash is a well-known expert in the software industry. Prior to joining Oracle in 1992, he spent 16 years at IBM in various positions including development of the DB2 family of products and in charge of IBM’s database architecture and technology. Mr. Dash is a frequent speaker at industry forums around the world on the future of software technology. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and Master’s degree in Systems Design from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He sits on several boards and advisory boards of companies. He is also a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) of Silicon Valley.
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Jnan’s Quought for the day is:
Have I got the right balance between myriad new ideas in technology, while at other times, getting my mind to a state of “no thoughts”?
Jnan’s note accompanying the Quought:
In other words, do I have a balance between technology and spirituality?
Quought = Question that provokes thought. Questions are important. Thinking is important. Questions that make you think are very important!