Sumir Karayi

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Sumir Karayi founded 1E in 1997 with the goal to reduce the cost of managing Windows PCs and servers through automation. A longtime expert in Microsoft Windows environments, Sumir has led 1E through incredible growth – 1,700 organizations in 42 countries now use 1E solutions. The company ranks in the Sunday Times International Track 100 league table of top private companies and has been heralded as one of the top 20 companies for CIOs to watch by CIO magazine, and Sumir is a globally recognized expert in managing and securing Windows environments.

Early in his career, Sumir worked as an engineer and consultant at the BBC, Reuters and Microsoft, focused on Windows environments. During that time, he saw an opportunity to automate routine Windows management tasks so that IT staff could spend less time on maintenance and more time on innovation. 1E’s first software solutions automated waking up PCs for patching and saving energy when they were not being used, saving its customers over $1 billion in energy costs. Its product portfolio has since greatly expanded – today, 1E provides the only software life cycle automation solutions that can handle both routine IT tasks and emergency actions in real time.

Based in London, Sumir is a passionate believer in philanthropy and charitable giving. He supports many initiatives including the Manav Mandir Ashram Orphanage and the Innocent World Charitable Society in India.

Sumir earned a BEng in Electronic Engineering and MSc in IT from Warwick University.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Sumir Karayi and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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