Ashok Sivanand is the CEO of Integral, a digital transformation firm that helps businesses with embedding a technology DNA to their culture, processes, and experiences by collaborating to build delightful products and high-performing product teams.
Ashok is a student of the automotive and manufacturing industry and has worked as a forklift driver on the line, developed applications at a General Motors plant, and various product roles at an industrial IoT startup called Shoplogix.
Ashok transitioned this knowledge of lean manufacturing to lean-agile software while serving on the leadership team at Pivotal Labs.
At Pivotal, Ashok visited Detroit from Toronto to help Ford build a development lab called FordLabs; loved Detroit so much that he decided to stay and start Integral here. Integral also sponsors integratedetroit.org to help bridge the race and gender gap amongst Detroit's technologists.