About Me

Hi – My Name is Arun Rajiah, I am a Farmer, Social Entrepreneur, Tech Advisor to Non-profits, Government sector and Startups. Speaker at CII, Public schools and Colleges.

Started my career when I was 19 yrs old in a computer sales and service shop in rich street, Chennai as a helper and service engineer. Served few companies as a System and Network Engineer. I almost work on all technologies from open source to ECM/ERP systems. As an IT Consultant, I help industries to implement enterprise information management applications (OpenText). I help industries to implement Innovation Management, Innovation Strategy for SME and Larger Enterprise and I also take care of a non-profit Code 4 Cause.

In short, a serious Creator, Love creating new things

You can follow my updates @ twitter.com/arunrajiah
Linkedin Profile: linkedin.com/in/arunrajiah

Awards

  • Inspire Award – 2014
  • People those who do “The Techies Award” by Intel & Lenovo – 2013
  • Innovation Excellence – 2013
  • Best Startup Story award @ Failcamp – 2012
  • Guinness world record holder for Microsoft Windows 8 App development for 18 hours continously – 2012
  • Innovator of the Year – 2012
  • Idea Champion of the Year – 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Gem Award – 2010
  • Diamond in the rough award – 2009

Certificates

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate – 2004
  • Microsoft Certified Professional – 2003
  • Seagate Certified Service Engineer – 2003

Speeches & Lectures

  • CII Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship @ 20’s and 30’s – 2013
  • Crowdsourcing for society – GTU 2013
  • Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation for Code4Cause at IIM-A- 2012
  • Design Thinking workshops
  • Motivational Speeches @ Govt Primary Schools, Tamil Nadu
  • Network Security @ Engineering Colleges across Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 2003 to 2005

My Family

I was born and brought up in a farmer family in Veerapandi, a village near Theni. I am from a farmer background, most of people in my family are uneducated, but knowledge rich people. I learned many things from them everyday.

Little history about my blog

I started my first blog at blogger.com (rarunraj.blogspot.com) in the year 2005. I got introduced to blogging through my friends who were already blogging on that platform. First I started a blog only for earning money through blog advertising. I started many blogs in wordpress.com, blogger.com and in other hosted blogging platforms. I started writing articles about technology, food, programming, about my village and paid product reviews.

Brought my first domain rarun.info in Godaddy for $ 1.99 in 2007. Later I moved to arunrajiah.com and brought a new server for hosting all my websites.