Narayan has spent more than ten years in the enterprise software business in various functions - from software consultant to database administrator to developer and finally product manager. More recently, Narayan was a Group Product Manager in the Oracle Enterprise Manager product line where he was responsible for middleware and SOA management areas. At Oracle, Narayan oversaw a period of major technological acquisitions that greatly complemented the flagship Grid Control product. He was responsible for bringing the Management Pack for SOA to market and creating awareness (and revenue) in the middleware and SOA domain regarding operational pain points and solutions. He has authored white papers on SOA management, spoken at several industry events including Oracle User Groups, Oracle Open World, and so on. Narayan has a technical bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in San Mateo with his wife and two year-old son.