Ashish Bhalgat

Ashish Bhalgat

Cloud Practice Lead / Cloud Strategist

Pune, India

Cloud Solution Architect / Enterprise Architect – Expertise in Cloud Computing, Distributed Systems, IoT Platform, Big Data, Data Engineering, Machine learning application with Computer science professional 18+ years of experience in the Software industry.

Currently working as global Cloud Practice Lead at Thoughtworks and part of Enterprise Modernisation Platform and Cloud service line. My area of focus is to help customer in building their tech strategy and road map to achieve the business goals. My area of expertise involves in Cloud Strategy , Multi-Cloud , Cloud Modernisation , Cloud Migrations and Cloud Governance. Along with delivery and tech advisory , i also play pre-sales role and assist demand team in RFI/RFP response and be part of inception/workshops to decode the business problem and built tech architecture for design critical components.

My Linkedin Profile : https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashish-bhalgat-b054792/

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform
  • Azure
  • Cloud Consulting
  • Cloud Native
  • Cloud & DevOps
  • Cloud strategy
  • Cloud Technology
  • aws
  • Cloud Migration
  • GCP
  • Cloud Native Computing
  • Google Cloud Paltform
  • Cloud Architecture
  • IoT
  • Azure IoT
  • Industrial IoT
  • IIOT
  • Automotive IoT
  • DevOps
  • Software Development
  • Agile software development
  • Cloud Security
  • Finops
  • GreenOps
  • greentech

Evolutionary journey towards Cloud leveraging GCP Cloud Migration

Cloud migration and modernisation is a continuous process that involves significant organisational change management spanning people, process and technology. Taking a holistic approach will not only help you navigate the cloud journey successfully but also help ensure that you’re organisation realises new benefits such as agility , scale , resiliency , cost optimization once your workload run in cloud. In this talk we will talk about critical cloud migration phases and key deliverables duding each phase. We will also demonstrate on how to assess workload using GCP mFit tool and also how to migrate the workload to cloud using GCP migrateForCompute tool. The talk will also include best practices on how to setup cloud governance , account management and leverage landing zone.

Chaos Engineering for Cloud native Apps

Improve application resilience with chaos testing by deliberately introducing faults that simulate real-world outages. Azure Chaos Studio Preview / AWS Fault Injection Simulator is a fully managed chaos engineering experimentation platform for accelerating discovery of hard-to-find problems, from late-stage development through production. Disrupt your apps intentionally to identify gaps and plan mitigations before your customers are impacted by a problem.

Building of an IoT reference architecture using serverless components leveraging Azure Serverless

Serverless architectures offer elasticity, low entry cost and faster time to market without the operational overhead of managing servers. They are proven to be effective in many use cases such as Event Streaming, IoT data processing, Chatbots, Cron jobs, Microservices, etc. Serverless first mindset for building end to end solutions using serverless stack.

The session will demonstrate the IoT reference architecture build using serverless stack end to end. When building cloud native applications you can leverage the entire serverless stack starting from compute, object store, database, messaging, etc. During the talk we will demonstrate the building of an entire IoT Reference Architecture using serverless components leveraging Azure serverless services. We will demo on how IoT devices (Raspberry Pi with few sensors) will securely connect and transmit data to Cloud gateway. We will see in action how the IoT data streams using serverless data ingestion and further storing time-series telemetry data efficiently with serverless databases.

The session will also touch base on Serverless design patterns about how to leverage Hexagonal architecture as a serverless design pattern which enables easy migration to any cloud vendor (Avoid vendor lock-in) with least impact to the application if the need arises.

Serverless is definitely a step closer towards NoOps and becoming the de facto standard for building greenfield Cloud native applications.

Accelerate adoption of DevSecOps by building Blueprint Framework

The session focused on discussing the importance of accelerating the adoption of DevSecOps in an enterprise through the creation of a reusable Blueprint Framework. DevSecOps is an approach that integrates security practices into the software development process. The focus of the session is how to build reusable DevSecOps Blueprint.

In a large-scale organization, the actual expense of implementing CI/CD lies in the repetitive toil required to recreate identical or similar pipeline functionalities. Throughout our CI/CD journey, we made a significant discovery that the key to building potent and efficient CI/CD or automation testing pipelines is to avoid writing pipeline logic altogether. The breakthrough came from concentrating on the atomic level of reusable code within pipeline stages along with security stages. This involved leveraging the potential of crafting small, opinionated, extensively tested, and appropriately versioned libraries. By doing so, we unlocked the capability for teams to easily assemble pipelines by piecing together functionalities from a comprehensive catalog of libraries at scale.
Key Discussion Points:
* Introduction to DevSecOps.
* Benefits of a Blueprint Framework.
* Implementing Automated Security checks.
* Defining Security Policies and standards.
* Securing Infrastructure as code.
* Securing CI/CD pipelines.
* Promoting Adoption and Encouraging success.

The "Accelerate Adoption of DevSecOps by Building Blueprint Framework" session concluded with participants gaining a comprehensive understanding of the importance of DevSecOps and the practical steps involved in building a Blueprint Framework for successful adoption.

Cloud With Chris

December 2023

Global Azure 2023 - Pune

Architecting Resilient Apps in Cloud

July 2023 Pune, India

Experts Live India 2023

“Building IoT Reference Architecture using Serverless stack.”

March 2023 Pune, India

Automation + DevOps Summit 2022

December 2022 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Devfest Mumbai 2022

December 2022 Mumbai, India

Game of Testing

"Chaos Engineering for Cloud Native Apps"

September 2022 Bengaluru, India

SRE day 2022

"Chaos Engineering for Cloud Native Apps"

September 2022 London, United Kingdom

DeveloperWeek Cloud 2022

September 2022 Austin, Texas, United States

aMS Pune - 18/06/2022

June 2022 Pune, India

Global Azure 2022 - Bengaluru

May 2022 Bengaluru, India

ThoughtWorks XConf 2021

October 2021 Pune, India

Ashish Bhalgat

Cloud Practice Lead / Cloud Strategist

Pune, India