Hi. I'm Mahesh Krishnan.

I am an Author, Speaker, Innovator, Thought Leader, Microsoft Azure MVP and a passionate Technologist. I currently work as CTO at Telstra Health in Melbourne, Australia

Learn about what I do
I consider myself a generalist, I find myself working more and more in the cloud space. Here is a summary of what I do and what I've done:
  • ~25 years of experience in IT having worked in India, the UK, US and Australia
  • Worked on a wide range of projects from shrink wrapped applications, to web and mobile applications, and large enterprise apps
  • Taken on a variety of leadership and management roles
  • Strong Consulting skills with ability to communicate, advice and influence upper management on technology choices, architecture and draw out a roadmap for the future
  • Presales and business development skills
  • Good management skills, having managed over 40 people
  • Strong Engineering background
  • Certified Scrum Master with good knowledge of agile methodologies, having introduced them in organizations
  • Regular speaker at conferences and events
  • Extensive experience on Architecture/strategy and proven record on delivery
I run the VIC.NET and Azure Meetups in Melbourne, Australia. In addition, you will also find me involved with running community events such as the conference "Developer Developer Developer" or bootcamps/codecamps such the "Global Windows Azure Bootcamp". I also do several talks, and some of the recent ones are listed below:
  • Resilient architectures for the cloud at Dev Connections, Las Vegas 2016
  • Electron: Writing desktop applications using web technologies, Las Vegas 2016
  • Organised and presented "Soft skills for the developer" at DDD Melbourne 2016
  • Electron - Writing web applications using web technologies, NDC Sydney 2016
  • Soft skills for the developer, NDC Sydney 2016
  • Electron - Write once run everywhere is not a myth, NDC Oslo 2016
  • Global Azure Bootcamp - Organised and also presented on Azure services Apr-16
  • Architecting highly resilient applications on Azure, Ignite Australia 2015
  • Creating highly available and resilient microservices on Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, Ignite Australia 2015
  • NDC Oslo 2015 - Modern Architecture Patterns for the Cloud 17-Jun-15
  • Global Azure Bootcamp - Organised and also presented on Web Apps 25-Apr-15
  • Melbourne Azure Meetup - Azure App Services: Web Apps - A deep dive 8-Ap-15
  • NDC London 2014 - Resilient Architectures for the Cloud 5-Dec-14
  • NDC London 2014 - Scalable by Design: The Orleans Actor Framework for Azure 4-Dec-14
  • Tech Ed NZ 2014 - Scalable by Design: The Orleans Actor Framework for Azure
  • Organized DDD Melbourne and also presented Immutability, State and Scale: Functional Distributed Applications in Azure 19-Jul-14
  • NDC Oslo - Immutability, State and Scale: Functional Distributed Applications in Azure 4-Jun-14
  • Global Windows Azure Bootcamp - Organised and presented an introduction to Windows Azure 29-Mar-14
  • RDN Dev Day- VSO and Windows Azure 25-Mar-14
  • ComCamp '14- Windows Azure Websites: Deep dive Mar-14
  • RDN Breakfast- Architecting for the cloud: Doing it right Feb-14
  • NDC London - Modern Architecture patterns for the cloud 5-Dec-13
  • Tech Ed 2013 – Implementing Modern cloud patterns 5-Sep-13
  • Presented on Modern patterns for the cloud at the VIC.NET User group 13-Aug-13
  • Organized DDD Melbourne and presented on Modern Architecture Patterns in the cloud 20-Jul-13
  • Helped organize and present at the Windows Azure Global Bootcamp 27-Apr-13
  • Presented at the Azure Bootcamp in Sydney 23-Mar-13
  • Presented at the Azure Bootcamp in Melbourne 16-Mar-13
  • Speaker at the 6 Weeks of Azure Mar-13
  • Presented at the Singapore Azure Usergroup – Autoscaling in Azure Dec-12
  • YOW! 2012 Developer Conference in Brisbane – Windows 8 Dev Workshop 6-Dec-12
  • YOW! 2012 Developer Conference in Melbourne – Windows 8 Dev Workshop 27-Nov-12
  • Modern Apps, Modern Processes 15-Nov-12
  • Spotlight on Technology – Architecting for the cloud 25-Oct-12
  • Azure Meetup – Autoscaling in Azure 27-Sep-12
  • Tech Ed 2012 – .NET 4.5 – Just the Good stuff 11-Sep-12
  • Tech Ed 2012 – Building Robust Azure Applications with P&P guidance 12-Sep-12
  • Tech Ed 2012 – Casablanca: C++ on Azure 13-Sep-12
  • YOW! 2011 Developer Conference – Brisbane. – Migrating your application to Windows Azure 6-Dec-11
  • YOW! 2011 Developer Conference – Melbourne. – Migrating your application to Windows Azure 1-Dec-11
  • RDN Dev Day – Windows 8, Perth 26-Oct-11
  • RDN Dev Day – Windows 8, Melbourne 24-Oct-11
  • Transitioning to Cloud & Big Data – Words of Experience, Bits of advice at Sydney 5-Oct-11
  • Transitioning to Cloud & Big Data – Words of Experience, Bits of advice at Brisbane 4-Oct-11
  • Transitioning to Cloud & Big Data – Words of Experience, Bits of advice at Melbourne 29-Sep-11
  • Readibreaky Talk – Top 10 Security risks and how to address them 23-Sep-11
  • Tech Ed 2011 – Migrating your applications to Azure 31-Aug-11
  • Tech Ed 2011 – The Essential Windows Azure Developer Toolkit 1-Sep-11
I've written a couple of books in my spare time.

Get in touch!

You can reach me several ways. You can do it the old fashioned way by sending a mail to mail(at)mahe(dot)sh or following one of these links