MEET THE CANWILL FOUNDERS
We are passionate bunch with love for technology, products, & start-ups.
Praveen is a successful entrepreneur and technology aficionado. He took on various roles during his career of 20+ years as a technologist developed enterprise solutions for telecom companies. Praveen started as a software engineer and wore various hats as an Architect, Designer, DBA, and Business Analyst. Praveen eventually took on various middle management roles and coordinated large cross-functional teams and always loved the challenge of taking complex projects to fruition. He built deep understanding of operations while working on diverse enterprise systems like Lead and Marketing Campaign management, CRM, Order Processing, Inventory Management, Retail and Wholesale billing, Service Assurance, COST Audit, Revenue Assurance, Margin Analytics, Data Warehousing, and Business Intelligence. In 2013, Praveen founded CanWill Technologies along with four other technologists. He has been responsible for developing growth strategy and often acts as a success manager. Praveen is also the founder and CEO of Niveza, a financial education and marketplace with 168,000+ registered members. He took on CTO role during start-up days of Niveza and lead product engineering efforts. He later rolled up his sleeves and turned himself as a marketing strategist and hands-on digital marketer. When Praveen wants to take a breather from his favorite role as a technologist and entrepreneur, he enjoys playing Golf and actively involved in fitness and yoga.
Praveen Kedar,CEO / Director
Samir has 9+ years immersive experience in successfully delivering products. Samir has successfully lead engineering efforts for 10+ challenging products in Education, Telecom, Social Networking, Industrial Psychology, Financial domains. He is highly skilled in various technologies needed to deliver successful web and mobile products like J2EE/Spring/GWT, ASP.Net MVC, ASP.NET, PHP, Web Services, MySQL, Tomcat, Real Time Web Technologies. Samir has proven experience of designing web scale architectures which can take advantage of Cloud Services like Amazon EC2. He is uncompromising when it comes to quality and takes highly engaging approach using Agile development process. Samir is one of the founding members. He is technologist at heart and likes to takes pride in whatever he is involved in. He is avid reader and always seems on top of the interesting topics. When not reading, he often gets into trouble with his activities in adventure sports.
Samir Warke,Director of Product Engineering
Sayali is currently focused on product engineering while leading overall operations in India. She is on the board of directors at CanWill Technologies and guides finance strategy. She has 5 years of boilerplate experience in software industry catering specifically to Banking and Financial Services domain. She also gained valuable experience in Business Process Re-engineering group of one of the leading private sector banks in India. During her tenure, she was exposed to most areas of banking like retail assets, retail liabilities, custody services, finance, collections, business banking, risk Intelligence and control etc. She is go-getter and and was asked to play various challenging roles required to get things done like Technical team lead, Business Analyst, Solution architect and Project Manager.
Sayali Kedar,Director, Enterprise Applications
Ram loves to give life to ideas since last 9+ years. He understands creative and iterative nature process of prototyping. He is patient enough to deal with the frustrating experience of arriving at a prototype which entrepreneurs loves to say “that’s what I was talking about”. Ram is always focused on understanding the business impact of the ideas and resulting UI/UX designs. He is highly experienced with various wire framing and UI design tools like Pencil, Adobe Photoshop etc. He always is thinking of highly engaging user experience and applies various CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization) techniques from get-go. Ram understand that mobile enabled, cross-browser, cross-platform responsive designs is absolute necessity for modern web scale applications. He is always exploring ways to deliver lightening fast and efficient designs using latest technologies available i.e. HTML 5, CSS3, Ajax/JQuery/Angular.JS, Twitter BootStrap. Ram is one of the founders and leads a team of designers and ideators in providing innovative design experiences to our clients worldwide. Ram often escapes to his native place and loves to explore ways to improve farming using technologies. He dreams of being organic farmer someday! He loves adventure sports and often explores beautiful mountains and forts around Pune.
Ramdas Balwad,Director of Ideation