Karthik Lalithraj is a principal solutions architect at Kinetica who focuses on solutions for the financial services industry. With over 18 years of software experience in a variety of roles and responsibilities, Karthik takes a holistic view at software architecture with special emphasis on helping enterprise IT organizations improve their service availability, application performance and scale. Karthik has successfully helped recruit and build enterprise teams, and architected, designed and implemented business and technical solutions with numerous customers in various business verticals. Prior to Kinetica, Karthik led the presales big data organization at Terracotta/Software AG. Karthik has a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from the National Institute of Engineering in India.