Vinnie Mirchandani is President of Deal Architect Inc, a technology advisory firm. The firm helps clients take advantage of disruptive trends like cloud computing and business process outsourcing (BPO) before they go mainstream. Between this firm and previous role at the technology research firm, Gartner he has helped clients evaluate and negotiate over $10 billion in technology contracts. The Black Book of Outsourcing has recognized his firm as one of the top boutique advisory firms. He writes a blog, Deal Architect which focuses on waste in technology and has been rated by Industry Standard as one its favorites. His innovation blog, New Florence. New Renaissance averages 500 posts a year on innovation in infotech, biotech, cleantech and other areas.
His books, The New Polymath and The New Technology Elite have been called “innovation firehoses.” His recent work Silicon Collar, has been called "an important addition to the discourse on 21st century technology impacts". His work, SAP Nation, was more investigative but carried his trademark style, which is case study-heavy and research-intensive. His books bring unique perspectives from his twenty-five years consulting with customers and his travels and speaking engagements across fifty countries.
After graduation from the Neeley School of Business at TCU, he spent his early career at Price Waterhouse, first as an accountant, then as a technology consultant (that division is now part of IBM). He has been quoted in most major technology and business publications, and he has presented at a wide range of industry events.