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My name is Jagannathan Thinakaran. While I am known by many names (some of them unprintable), I am known to most as TJ (in previous avatars I’ve also been called Jaggu, Jagan, and Jumbo to name a few). I am currently working at a fledging startup Skyy Consulting, more specifically as VP of Business Development.

Before this entrepreneurial venture, I was a Delivery Solution Leader with with IBM’s Enterprise Business Services division. I was with IBM for over six years when I was hired as college hire from the University of California at Irvine.

Brief Past
I began my life in New Delhi, India in August 1978. Being an Army brat (dad was a career Army officer), I was schooled all over India, however mainly in The Army Public School (TAPS), New Delhi; KV Picket, Secunderabad, & Army School R.K. Puram. I was also, for a brief period, an Economics major at Wesley’s College in Hyderabad. I immigrated to the US in 1997 where I enrolled in the Computer Science program at Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta, Georgia. I transferred to UC Irvine in Winter 1999 from where I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2001. I was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa society the same year. In June 2005, I was awarded a Masters in Information and Computer Science (also from UCI).

Why this website?
Finally, after seven years of mooching off UCI I will soon be kicked out from their web servers, so I needed space where I could host pictures and other files to share with my circles of friends. Moreover, over the years I've had the privilege to make and keep friends from all over the world. Some of you I met at school, some at college, and some at work. Regardless of where my future takes me, I'd like to keep in touch with each and every one of you and I hope this website is one way to do that.
Other than the above two reasons, there's no big agenda or blue-sky thinking that I have to share. I am an average guy with opinions about a great variety of subjects, and I'll try and report them through my worldview: my kaleidoscope. Like everyone else, I’m walking the map of life one dot at a time, trying to connect them along the way.


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