Ashok Nare

Ashok Nare

Entrepreneur and Technologist passionate about Digital Health. IoT & Wearable Tech Enthusiast. CEO & Founder of Kollabio, Inc. Was CTO for two startups prior to starting his own. Hands-on Engineer/Architect/Executive.

Ashburn, VA
Member since January 28, 2016
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1995 University of Nebraska - Lincoln , MS , Industrial and Management Systems Engg.

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Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Key player/CTO in building a Model Driven Software Development platform and taking to market

As CTO, helped a federal consulting firm grow from 25 people to over 300 people, while growing the technology solutions footprint by over 60%

Established the company's innovation lab and delivered company's very first SaaS product for federal acquisition support in under 4 months

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Slack, Airbnb, Buffer

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Only thing predictable about startups is that they are completely unpredictable ! This is the most frustrating and rewarding aspects of being an entrepreneur. Perseverance and persistence are key to sustaining the constant ups and downs.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Trying to do too much !

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Focus and ignore noise !
Iterate, iterate and iterate !
Get to market ASAP !

Full bio

Ashok Nare is the Founder and CEO of Kollabio, Inc., a global digital solution provider with a focus on creating smart, connected solutions for today’s increasingly digital world. Kollabio’s mission is to use the power of digital networks, Wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) to create connected solutions that address social issues, improve quality of life and promote sustainable living. Mr. Nare is currently in the process of building a wellness solution that will shift the focus of healthcare from reactive care to a holistic, outcome driven, personalized and preventative care with a goal of improving wellness awareness across all layers of population in India. 

Mr. Nare has over 20 years of technology and management leadership experience in enterprise software development, technical leadership, and enterprise architecture, with a focus on aligning technical strategy with business goals.  Mr. Nare’s core competencies are Digital Strategy, Enterprise/Solutions architecture, Technical Leadership & Strategy, New Product Development and Agile Software Development, with expertise in emerging technologies such as SaaS, Cloud Computing, Mobility, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT). He has a proven track record in providing his customers with best practices based direction and advisory support in IT strategy, enterprise architecture and solution architecture.  He also has broad, demonstrated expertise in the architecture, implementation and delivery of high performance, scalable enterprise business applications and technology solutions across multiple domains including public and private sectors.

In addition to leading Kollabio’s vision and solution strategy, Mr. Nare also serves as a Senior Technology Advisor for Octo Consulting Group, a federal IT and Management consulting firm located in Virginia, USA. Prior to launching his own venture, Mr. Nare was the Chief Technology Officer of Octo Consulting Group where he sphere-headed multiple initiatives to position the firm as a premier technology consulting firm in the government contracting space.  He was responsible for leading and growing the Technology Solutions division and, driving internal and market-facing solution development.
 He grew the Technology division from 2 people to 60 people across diverse technical capabilities such as Agile Software Development, User Experience Design, Data Analytics and Cloud Computing.  He also led and delivered the firm’s very first SaaS product in under 4 months while directly contributing to the growth of the firm through operational support, executive leadership and business development.

Prior to joining Octo, Mr. Nare held several technical and management leadership positions where he was responsible for the implementation of a diverse portfolio of distributed, high performance, scalable, and secure business solutions in multiple verticals using Object Oriented Analysis & Design (OOAD), Model Driven Development (MDD), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), E-Commerce, Enterprise portals and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI).