Milind Bapu Gaonkar

Application Development Associate Manager

Mumbai, India


"I loved being able to use my technical expertise to contribute to the global fight against climate change."

How I put change in motion

As a Technical Delivery Lead/Scrum Master, I lead the technical development offshore team based out of India in the implementation of digital plant solutions.

We recently collaborated with Swiss eco-tech company Climeworks to help fight global warming. We developed a technical solution to enable them to better understand plant operations and forecast carbon capture in different conditions.

Our team developed a cloud-based (Microsoft Azure) digital plant user interface for Climeworks that was intuitive, secure and scalable. I was involved in understanding the client requirements, defining the cloud-based architecture, effort estimation, client engagement, ensuring implementation of wireframes, organizing scrum calls, conducting show-and-tells for stakeholders and managing the day-to-day team activities.

The digital plant has enabled Climeworks to monitor their plant in near real-time, event tracking and advanced analytics to visualize core functionality such as production forecasting and energy consumption statistics. The solution is helping Climeworks achieve their goal of digital transformation and journey to cloud.

While working on this project, I learned to acknowledge the change, quickly adapt, maintain precise communication and practice smaller iterations of work to achieve the larger goal in hand. I loved being able to use my technical expertise to contribute to the global fight against climate change.

Read more about how we helped Climeworks apply leading-edge technology to filter global CO2 emissions.

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A day in my life

A typical working day in my life starts with collaborating with my development team to understand our daily goals. We work in an agile environment that motivates us to accomplish smaller tasks on an everyday basis.

My team is diversified, with members spread across India, along with our onshore lead in the U.K. I love that we get to explore cutting-edge technologies and work on exciting projects, especially in the field of windfarm management, electric grid and carbon capture.

I ensure that I go for a run each day to help me clear my mind and prepare for the next day. I enjoy cooking for my wife, which helps me maintain a healthy balance in my personal and professional life.

"The solution is helping Climeworks achieve their goal of digital transformation and journey to cloud."

My advice

I believe a composed leader results in effective project delivery. My advice would be to stay calm, always believe in your team’s true potential and provide them with an environment that is conducive to learn and grow.

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