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Manjunath Bhat

VP Analyst

Manjunath (Manju) Bhat is a Research VP in the software engineering practice covering technologies and practices related DevSecOps, SRE, cloud-native application development and software supply chain security. Mr. Bhat advises clients on a range of software engineering and platform engineering initiatives that cross over application development and infrastructure engineering boundaries.

Manjunath advises clients on how to develop and deploy software applications as well as on applying a software engineering mindset to infrastructure delivery. He is currently working on research around improving developer experience, implementing GitOps, platform engineering, observability-driven development and software supply chain security (SBOMs and open source software governance).

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

Software Engineering Technologies

Security of Applications and Data

Software Development for Technical Professionals

Software Engineering Practices


Master's Degree, Software Systems

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to operationalize platform engineering

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

3How can software engineering leaders enhance developer experience and mitigate supply chain security risks

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

5How to adopt and contribute to open-source software, including governance and innersourcing approaches