This blog is for Mainframe Modernization professionals to discuss and share perspectives, point of views and best practices around key trending topics. Discover the ART and science of mainframe modernization.

Blogger Profiles

Ambrish Kulkarni

Senior Technical Architect, Mainframe Modernization

Ambrish KulkarniAmbrish Kulkarni has over 14 years of experience in the IT industry, and is a Senior Technical Architect in legacy modernization practice. He is responsible for building mainframe modernization solutions and for designing new age architecture for mainframe applications, including migration to cloud. Ambrish has led multiple consulting initiatives in re-hosting, APIfications, decommissioning mainframe applications and data migrations, and rules extraction from legacy systems.

Dhaval Jagani

Senior Technology Architect, Healthcare Insurance and Life Sciences, Infosys

Dhaval JaganiDhaval Jagani, Senior Technology Architect having 13+ years of experience in Application Architecture and Legacy Modernization.

He has been working with clients in Health care and Insurance space primarily on the Mainframe architecture and Modernization solutions. In the course of his career, he has been working closely with various business and architecture stakeholders of enterprises to solve complex business problems.

Jaydip Sanyal

Senior Industry Principal, Mainframe Modernization, Infosys

Jaydip SanyalJaydip is a senior industry principal and leads the legacy modernization function for Infosys globally. He and his team are responsible for strategizing and developing the technology behind migrating legacy monolithic z/OS and AS/400 architectures to new generation architectures and to the public cloud. He has also led multiple consulting initiatives where he has advised customers on the business case for modernization and helped them to define the roadmap.

His extensive experience in advising customers about the adoption of open source technologies has enabled him to bring a unique perspective to legacy modernization initiatives. He has participated in numerous modernization and open source events as a speaker and a panelist. Recently, he has was the keynote speaker for OSI Days 2015 in Bengaluru and discussed about digital disruption brought in by open source software. He has a degree in engineering and a postgraduate degree in master of business administration (MBA) degree from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) with over 18 years of experience in IT.

Shyh-Mei Ho

AVP, Senior Principal Enterprise Architect, Infosys Limited

Shyh-Mei HoShyh-Mei is an Associate Vice President, Senior Principal Enterprise Architect at Infosys. She has rich experience in supporting and leading clients that embark on modernization programs, and has also built solution accelerators and propositions for mainframe modernization. Prior to joining Infosys, she worked at IBM where she was distinguished for her contributions, earning her the IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards. Besides this, she has earned 45 worldwide patents and has received several other awards.

Shyh-Mei has initiated / created a standards-based CAM technology for data exchange in heterogeneous systems. In her blog, Shyh-Mei will discuss enterprise application integration in supporting API, XML, SOAP, Web Services, RESTful services, mobile, cloud, Internet, B2B, end-to-end security, connectors, metamodels, enterprise tooling, etc.

Rafee Tarafdar

AVP and Unit Technology Officer – Global Delivery, Infosys


TarafdarRafee leads the EA practice across industry segments, driving enterprise architecture and technology solutions for large and complex transformation programs. Additionally he also provides technology leadership to the IT Modernization big bet across the organization.

Rafee has played diverse roles from setting up successful architecture & technology teams globally, providing advisory services to senior executives of fortune 500 organizations and playing the role of CTO & Enterprise architect for large transformation programs.

Suryaprakash Viswanath Kareenahalli

Senior Vice President - Retail, CPG, Logistics, and Legacy Modernization, Infosys

Suryaprakash Viswanath KareenahalliSuryaprakash, a thought leader in next-generation IT services management, has over 27 years of experience. He is well versed in managing executive relationships, creating differentiated offerings, infusing grass root innovation into work culture, improving productivity through automation, building teams with relevant skills, and nurturing leadership.

At Infosys, he focuses on modernization of business and technical ecosystem, transformation of large teams to align with new trends, and effective engagements with software engineers. Through his blogs on, he will discuss trends in legacy modernization, automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and next-generation IT services.

Vignesh G

Senior Associate Consultant, Mainframe Modernization, Infosys

Vignesh GVignesh is a Senior Associate Consultant for Legacy Modernization. He is currently working on proposals providing strategic solutions across various Legacy Modernization domains. Most of his solution is oriented towards helping the customers identify appropriate strategy for modernization based on their business need and IT landscape. He has built multiple collaterals that have been used across client engagements.

Vignesh has completed his post-graduation in management with overall IT experience of 4+ years.