Vishnu Alavur Kannan has 15 years of experience in software design, architecture and engineering. Throughout Vishnu’s career, he has engineered modular and sharable components to be used in various systems, led small engineering teams to develop products and architected big data and distributed computing systems, introducing new technologies that are leveraged across organizations and businesses. 
Vishnu now leads the Analytics Technical platform at Monsanto, a global, open, cloud-based big data and analytics platform. This team consists of big data and cloud analytics developers who are responsible for co-engineering solutions with data science teams to run analytics@scale and integrating analytics into core product platforms for the enterprise.