Dig­i­talOcean ropes in Prab­hakar Jayaku­mar as Coun­try Man­ager

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Ac­cord­ing to the lat­est up­date, Dig­i­talOcean has ap­pointed Prab­hakar Jayaku­mar as the In­dia Coun­try Man­ager. In his new role, Prab­hakar will use Dig­i­talOcean’s of­fer­ings to help grow and sup­port the lo­cal startup ecosys­tem, con­tin­u­ing the com­pany’s mis­sion of em­pow­er­ing soft­ware de­vel­op­ers and star­tups around the world.

Prab­hakar’s key re­spon­si­bil­i­ties will be build­ing lo­cal­ized go-to-mar­ket strate­gies to in­crease Dig­i­talOcean’s aware­ness. He will also ac­tively be look­ing at se­cur­ing part­ner­ships and build­ing key re­la­tion­ships with de­velop- ers in the com­mu­nity, as the com­pany gets ready to launch its first dat­a­cen­ter in Ban­ga­lore this sum­mer.

Com­ment­ing on the oc­ca­sion, “We’re in­cred­i­bly ex­cited to have Prab­hakar lead our go-to-mar­ket team and sup­port the rapidly ex­pand­ing startup ecosys­tem in In­dia,” said Mitch Wainer, Co-Founder of Dig­i­talOcean.

Com­ment­ing on his ap­point­ment Prab­hakar Jayaku­mar said, “In­dia is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a tech­nol­ogy and startup boom like none we’ve seen be­fore. Soft­ware de­vel­op­ers and star­tups have been our fo­cus from the be­gin­ning, and we’re look­ing for­ward to cater­ing to the needs of these ex­cit­ing next gen­er­a­tion cloud busi­nesses and de­vel­oper projects be­ing born in In­dia. We an­tic­i­pate that In­dian cus­tomers will love the ease and sim­plic­ity of us­ing our cloud in­fra­struc­ture that of­fers great per­for­mance at a com­pet­i­tive price point,” he added.

Prab­hakar is an alum­nus of IIM Ban­ga­lore and NITK Su­rathkal and comes with rich in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence. Prior to join­ing Dig­i­talOcean, Prab­hakar was as­so­ci­ated with Ama­zon where he was re­spon­si­ble for build­ing Ama­zon’s busi­nesses in In­dia. Be­ing the sec­ond hire for Ama­zon’s In­ter­na­tional ex­pan­sion team, he played a key role in plan­ning and launch­ing Jun­glee.com and Ama­zon. in mar­ket­place busi­nesses. In his stint as Head of Seller Marketing at Ama­zon, he led the team re­spon­si­ble for marketing their seller fac­ing prod­ucts and ser­vices to the small and medium busi­nesses (SMBs) across In­dia. Prab­hakar also comes with en­tre­pre­neur­ial ex­pe­ri­ence, hav­ing co-founded a startup in the so­cial net­work­ing and so­cial com­merce space.

Prab­hakar Jayaku­mar

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