Mike Rana is an ex-IAF officer, a software engineer from Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, and electrical and aeronautical engineer from Punjab Engineering College. He is now a published author, bloggist on mikerana.com, and plays on accordion. He has a large presence on social networks LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, WordPress, Speaking Tree, and e-Zine. He is the creative founder of an online magazine ‘efingertip’ on WordPress.
In his career of Thirty-Nine golden years, he served twenty-nine in the Indian Air Force, and ten in the corporate, out of which seven years were in Amdocs Cyprus. Mike Rana has received several awards from the Government of India, including a Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) for work on projects on large database and real time embedded systems. He also has the distinction of receiving multiple awards for his writings on information technology by the Computer Society of India.
So far, he has published four books on politics (Digital Democracy – 2021, 300 pages), (The Crowning Syndrome – 2022, 300 pages) (A Citizens’ Manifesto – 2011, 640 pages) and (A Wonderful World – 2014, 346 pages), one fiction novel (The Himalayan Swami – 2017, 276 pages).
He took premature retirement from the Indian Air Force as Group Captain, Commanding an Air Force Station in Delhi.
While the experience of radars, missiles, and communication and real time systems stands him in good stead, he specializes in dealing with large-scale online database transaction processing systems (OLTP). The domain of his work is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Telecom Billing and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, and their integration.
He is ideally suited for consultancy and / or employment in the following areas
• Pre-Sales and answering RFP (Request For Proposals) in Billing, CRM and ERP areas
• Integration of Billing, CRM and ERP applications
• Migration of extremely large online databases from one platform to another
• Product and Project Management of large-scale software projects