Vinnie Mirchandani, founder of Deal Architect, is a former technology industry analyst (with Gartner), outsourcing executive (with PwC, now part of IBM) and entrepreneur (founder of sourcing advisory firm, Jetstream Group).
He is a thought leader on trends in software, outsourcing and offshoring. He has personally helped clients evaluate and negotiate technology contracts valued in excess of $ 5 billion and has consistently advised companies on IT risk management, globalization and sourcing issues.
Since his analytical work while at PwC (where he led a team conducting market intelligence) and Gartner, he has always been on the forefront of technology trends. He now catalogs them on his innovation blog, "New Florence. New Renaissance"
In addition to technology circles, he is an active participant in finance/accounting, human resources and sourcing/procurement communities and focuses on benchmarks and best practices to improve business processes in these areas.
He has a global perspective having spent 6+ years doing technology business in the US, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, India and a number of other countries.