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Manjunath Bhat

VP Analyst

Manjunath (Manju) Bhat is a Sr. Director Analyst within I&O responsible for managing the research agenda for DevOps. Mr. Bhat advises clients on a range of Infrastructure and Operations initiatives that include DevOps, site reliability engineering (SRE), chaos engineering, programmable infrastructure, DevSecOps, DevOps toolchains and agile best practices.

Manjunath regularly advises clients on how to apply software engineering practices to infrastructure delivery and drive higher business value from cloud-enabled innovation.

He sees the shift from project to product based operating models alongside a transition to cloud native architectures as two tectonic shifts affecting DevOps. In addition, his coverage extends to SaaS Management platforms, unified endpoint management tools and workplace analytics with a focus on securing the digital workplace.

Previous experience

Mr. Bhat architected and designed mobile security and the AirWatch EMM software in his previous position. He was the head of engineering at AirWatch by VMware India Technologies. He joined the company as the first employee and built the R&D organization from the ground up.

His expertise includes building scalable,fault-tolerant,load-balanced, high volume, mission-critical transactional systems. He Was responsible for the technical architecture of warehouse automation software that powered one of the world's biggest warehouses in North America.

Professional background


Director, R&D

Manhattan Associates Inc.

Senior Manager, Design of Warehouse Automation Software

Manhattan Associates India R&D Center

Development Manager

Areas of coverage

Digital Workplace Infrastructure and Operations

Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Management

Software Engineering Technologies

Security of Applications and Data

Cloud and Edge Infrastructure


Master's Degree, Software Systems

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to drive higher business value and communicate the value of infrastructure-led innovation

2How to drive innovation, agility and customer value through cloud adoption. Best practices in cloud adoption

3How to implement programmable infrastructure, infrastructure-as-code, infrastructure automation

4How to implement DevOps, chaos engineering, site reliability engineering (SRE) and achieve continuous delivery

5How to implement digital workplace technologies such as SMP, UEM, Office 365, G Suite and workplace analytics