A Success Cooked In Cloud: Pepperfry & Indian Furniture E-Commerce In 2023 | CEOInsights Magazine
  • Sanjay Netrabile,   Chief Technology Officer, Pepperfry

    Sanjay Netrabile, Chief Technology Officer, Pepperfry

  • One of the pioneers of online furniture stores in India, Pepperfry came into existence in 2012. The company's journey to becoming the country's largest online furniture store over the past decade depicts a story of flexing innovative muscles to the tune of Indian consumers' meticulous aspirations, democratizing world-class furniture quality, and creating a technology backbone for end-to-end operations. Pepperfry's cloud-based infrastructure has been a crucial part of the company's instant hit a decade ago. In an exclusive interview with CEO Insights, the man behind the company's technology fulcrum, Sanjay Netrabile (Chief Technology Officer, Pepperfry), walks us through Pepperfry's success in the highly competitive Indian furniture industry, as well as the latest opportunities and challenges in the segment. An industry veteran with close to three decades of technology experience, Sanjay has been instrumental in Pepperfry becoming one of the most technologically sound e-Commerce companies in the country.

  • A Success Cooked In Cloud: Pepperfry & Indian Furniture E-Commerce In 2023
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Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Maren Solutions Fahid Mohammad, CTO Maren Solutions A passionate personality focused on delivering highquality highly scalable software that meets business needs and boosts bottom lines
Augray Narayan Balakrishnan, CTO Augray He is an extremely versatile CTO who excels in system level architecture design and scalable product development
JMC Projects India Raj Pillai, CTO JMC Projects India A pioneer in facilitating the concept of Ready Mix Concrete in India is now building large residential projects using the smart precast technology
Microsoft India Dr. Rohini Srivathsa, CTO Microsoft India Holds technology optimizing experience in Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation and Innovation
Pepperfry Sanjay Netrabile, CTO Pepperfry An industry veteran with close to three decades of technology experience, has been instrumental in the firm becoming one of the most technologically sound e-commerce companies in the country
Ennoventure Shalini V. Nair,Co-Founder & CTO Ennoventure Possesses 20+ years of experience in artificial intelligence, blockchain & cryptography in anti counterfeit and connected packaging
Mahindra Home Finance Sourabha Kolhapure, CTO Mahindra Home Finance Successfully driving his organization to success through in-depth tech expertise and outstanding leadership qualities
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