Sherif – CEO

Sherif – CEO

iCalibrator was founded by Mr. Sherif Kottapurath in early 2007. He was formerly the CTO of the India Engineering Center of Sun Microsystems and has more than 25 years of IT industry experience. He is the CEO of iCalibrator.

His experience in the IT industry encompasses various technologies. He started his career in Wipro Infotech’s Operating Systems group. Starting with OSes like DBOS, WDOS, he moved onto porting of Xenix to Wipro’s 286 based platforms. He was also involved in porting SVR3 and SVR4 Unix onto Wipro’s Motorola and Intel based platforms. He worked with the SVR4 consortium to MP enable SVR4 Unix on i486 at Intel. He was also a key member of the i860 porting team at Intel. He also interfaced with Intel to get parts of the SVID test suites developed in India. He was also instrumental in establishing Wipro Global R&D’s first office in USA. When Sherif left Wipro, he was heading both the software and hardware teams working on Intel server platforms at Wipro.

In 1992, Mr. Kottapurath joined Sun Microsystems in California to single handedly port Solaris Intel to multi processor machines. He defined the architecture to be used for abstracting the hardware dependent portions for easy porting. While at Sun in USA, he worked on various performance related projects involving world record setting TPC-C benchmarks using Oracle, TPC-D benchmarks with Informix and Web server benchmarks with Sun web server. He also worked on the NUMA project for some time, before\ returning to India in 2000.

He moved to India as CTO for the India Engineering Center, Sun Microsystems, Bangalore. In this role, he was involved in collaborative research activities with IITs, and international standards efforts in the web proxy arena. He also worked on Solaris related projects and as an architect for the Sun Java Application Server.

During the 25 years he has been in the IT industry, Sherif has been a mentor to dozens of IT professionals who are currently holding high positions in large IT organizations and has been involved in conducting many training programmes.

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