About me

Hi, I'm Puja. I'm Vice President of Product Relations at Giant Swarm, where we build a managed Cloud Native Developer Platform based on Kubernetes. I'm also a CNCF Ambassador and regularly speak at technology and startup events around the globe. In the past I have worked in various startups and software projects; first as a developer later in product management roles. Next to that I used to be an external expert advisor to the European Commission and a Network Science researcher working on projects in the fields of IT security, technology startups, and venture capital. In my spare time I coach technology startups at international accelerator programs and dabble in various topics around technology innovation.




  • 2013 – 2014: TA for “Selected Issues in Information Systems” at University of Cologne
    • The two sides of Social Media in practice – Social Media Management and Social Media Monitoring & Analytics
  • 2012 – 2014 : TA for “Electronic Business” at University of Cologne
  • 2011 – 2012 : TA for “Information System Management” at University of Cologne
    • 2012: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Electronic Commerce
    • 2011: HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and modern frontend technologies & frameworks