Architech, a Toronto-based Enterprise Software and Cloud Services firm
is pleased to announce a new chapter in their growth. Long-standing
Architech CTO and Chief Architect Jungho Kim is leaving to focus on
other pursuits, making way for incoming CTO, Ashish Patel.
“Jungho has been a major contributor to our direction and growth since
he first became part of this company 14 years ago,” acknowledges
Architech’s CEO and Founder David Suydam. “And while he will continue to
sit on our Advisory Board, he is leaving later this year to pursue
passion projects, ensuring a smooth transition period. We’re excited to
have Ashish Patel come on board as our new CTO. His energetic qualities
along with his blend of technical prowess and leadership abilities will
make Ashish an ideal fit for our culture and continued growth.”
Ashish is a known thought leader in the industry, having led digital
transformations at a number of Canadian firms, bringing with him a
wealth of experience in business strategy, new product development,
sales and partnerships, software engineering and IT architecture.
Ashish began his career as an entrepreneur, building customer experience
automation software that drove productivity. He later joined IBM, where
he developed an impressive track record for spearheading products from
concept to commercialization for the enterprise market and open source
community. His experience includes leading cloud transformation at
TeraGo Networks and most recently at Grant Thornton LLP, where he served
as Chief Digital & Innovation Officer.
“Ashish has proven adept at leading digital transformation in
environments experiencing disruptive change,” notes Suydam. “He’s really
the ideal catalyst for our clients who are reimagining their digital
presence in the cloud.”
Since 2004 Architech has been helping businesses to digitally transform
and realize the power of modern technologies. Currently, a 100+ person
team of software engineers, designers and product strategists, Architech
was founded by CEO David Suydam to modernize by creating applications
that people love. Its clients have included companies such as Bayshore
Healthcare, Canadian Tire, RBC and Telus. Architech is a Microsoft Azure
gold partner and focuses on cloud-native application development,
devops, design thinking, and machine intelligence.
About Ashish Patel
Ashish Patel is an alumnus of the Corporate Services Corps and Extreme
Blue programs, IBM’s most prestigious and exclusive global team of
leaders of tomorrow. He earned a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering with
Distinction from the University of Alberta and an M.B.A from the Rotman
School of Management, where he was recognized as a Bregman Scholar.
Ashish is also an Open Group Master Certified Architect.