About Us

Who We Are?

Data Strategies Interchange is a leading provider of large-scale data migration and conversion services to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies that need to upgrade from old technologies to new ones.

In the last 30 years of experience with media conversion and data migration services, Data Strategies Interchange has developed highly efficient processes and tools to perform the migration of text and image documents archived by most systems to newer document archive systems. We are vendor neutral and market our services, directly, through software vendors, hardware vendors, and system integrator.

Our Mission

Our goal is to provide through innovation high quality solutions to our customers, at a fair price, while providing uncommon value and outstanding customer service.

Service through excellence

  • We offer a professional work environment and believe that our team members are key to the company’s success.

  • We believe in being a good corporate and world citizen.

  • Most of all we believe that our customers are our partners and we consider it a privilege to develop a relationship with them. We believe that they deserve to be treated with honesty and unmatched professional respect.

Executive Team


Dr. Gaggero has more than 30 years of R&D management experience in engineering, physics, and computer science. He led the development of online information retrieval and data base management systems, graphics systems for CAD, compilers, operating systems, and communication protocols. He has experience with a wide spectrum of computers from mainframes to microcomputers.

While employed as Principal Scientific Officer with the Commission of the European Communities, (EEC), he served as director of the European Computer Program Institute (1975-1980), head of the Joint Research Center Informatics Support Section (1976-1980, serving 600 scientists and engineers), and deputy head of the JRC Informatics Division (1978-1980, staff 50). Dr. Gaggero was also the founder and president (1977-1979) of the European Association for Software and Information Transfer, (EASIT).

From 1987 to 1998, Dr. Gaggero was president and owner of Data Strategies International. During these eleven years, he won DSI a place at the forefront of the data storage technology, by establishing effective forms of cooperation with the major storage device manufactures as well as by developing innovative products to meet the requirements of advanced and sophisticated users.

Dr. Gaggero is currently the Chairman of DSI and served as a member of the Accredited Standards Committee X9 (ASC), X9B5 Working Group on Financial Image Interchange (Media Based Bulk Image & Data Delivery).


Yash Havalimane joined DSI. in 2000 as VP Product Development, where he lead the creation of powerful software tools for performing sophisticated data migration and data conversion tasks. He co-designed, developed & tested software for each migration service engagement of the company.

While employed with StorageTek Media Services, Houston, TX, (1999-2000), Yash Havalimane was instrumental in the development of applications for off-line data migration from legacy archives to new target environments. This included migrating documents and checks from legacy applications and storage media to new applications and new storage media with effective QA procedures and complete process audit-trail creation.

Yash Havalimane worked as a Software Development Engineer for ISS Consultants, LLC. (1998-1999). Prior to this he was employed by Tata Elxsi, India (1996–1998) where he designed and implemented security software and enhanced control software for optical jukeboxes.

Yash Havalimane is a graduate in Computer Engineering from Mangalore University, India.