Vijay is a customer-oriented and data-driven Product professional with a strong academic background in Engineering and extensive work experience in Business Consultancy. Today, he is leading a team of Product Managers at The Home Depot, delivering holistic customer experiences for checkout, credit cards, payments and managing fraud. Vijay began his professional career as an Application Engineer at Technova Solutions, a multi-interest consulting and business services company. His work has taken him from Chennai, India to across the US to support ventures in sectors ranging from Management Consulting, IT & Services, Computer Software along with Financial Services. He takes a multidisciplinary approach that puts the customer delight and success first and has gained expertise across Innovation, Strategic Planning, and Human-Centered Design. Vijay graduated from New York University with a Master of Science degree in Financial Engineering and prior to this, he earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University. On top of his academic and professional endeavors, Vijay is also an avid volunteer; to date, he is a Member at animal welfare and a Student Mentor at Capital One teaching middle schoolers on logical thinking and problem-solving. He is a truly compelling speaker who continues helping companies build holistic experiences to delight customers through information-based strategies.