Balaji is a Vice President and Global Technology Head of Big Data Labs, API Engineering and e-Commerce Engineering at American Express. In this role, Balaji is responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy and development of Enterprise Fast Data Platform, Machine Learning Platform and e-Commerce solutions (India Market). These platforms and solutions are powering growth, competitive differentiation and innovative line of products/services for the enterprise. Most recently, Balaji led the launch of Enterprise Big Data Warehouse to power next generation Information Management and Data Analytics Capabilities @ American Express. Currently Balaji is working on implementing the Fast Data Platform (Real-time Analytics) and Machine Learning Platform for American Express. He relocated back to Bangalore in July 2012 to lead a team of highly talented engineers and managers to establish Big Data Labs in close partnership with Risk and Information Management Data Sciences team.