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Jigar Desai

VP of Cloud and Platforms

Jigar Desai is VP of cloud and platforms at PayPal where he leads his team of technologists that built one of the largest private clouds based on OpenStack powering all PayPal transactions. In this capacity, Jigar also oversees internal developer frameworks, application security and engineering environments. He is really fascinated about new technology trends like SDN/NFV, containers and Docker to solve real life business problems. Jigar and team constantly innovate to keep PayPal’s massive distributed systems environment up and running to process millions of payments per day. Before joining PayPal, Jigar helped a massive technology transformation at eBay by migrating out of legacy proprietary technology to open source platforms that increase developer productivity multifold. Besides having strong infrastructure and platform background, Jigar also worked on several ecommerce applications that power more than 500 million listings on eBay’s website. Before eBay, he spent several years as an engineer building rule based engine for enterprise applications.