Irfan Gilani is a Lead Architect of the NorthStar Acceleration program at Dell technologies. In his current role he leads the globalization and modernization of Dell's sales ecosystem. Irfan has led several digital transformation initiatives for Dell and has expertise in the domains of e-commerce, product data modelling, messaging frameworks and distributed systems architecture. Throughout his career he has championed innovation across global engineering teams, incepted ideas of lean software development methods, and promoted cloud-native software designs. Before joining Dell, Irfan gained several years of experience in the gaming and entertainment industry delivering highly scalable server-based gaming platforms for hundreds of casinos around the globe. Irfan has earned a Master’s degree in the field of Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and currently lives in Austin, Texas with his young family.