Chief Operating Officer, Infosys
Pravin Rao as Chief Operating Officer has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the entire portfolio of the company’s offerings. He oversees the key functions of global sales, global delivery and business enabling functions. He drives and oversees the continuous renewal of key processes, systems and policies across the company in client relationship management, sales effectiveness, delivery excellence, quality, talent management and leadership development. Pravin is also Chairperson of Infosys BPO.
He has over 30 years of experience. Since joining Infosys in 1986, he has held a number of senior leadership roles including Head of Infrastructure Management Services, Delivery Head for Europe, and Head of Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Logistics and Life Sciences.
Pravin holds a degree in electrical engineering from Bangalore University, India. He is a member of the National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Executive Council of Nasscom.
Vice President and Regional Head for APAC and MEA - Retail, Manufacturing, and Logistics Practice, Infosys
Shveta has lived and worked across the U.S., India, and Japan, and is currently based out of Singapore. She has over 19 years of experience in the field of business consulting, business development, and account management. In her current role, she holds P&L responsibility for the Infosys Retail, Manufacturing, and Logistics practice in the APAC and MEA regions. Prior to this, she was a client partner, leading strategic client relationships for Infosys based out of the U.S.
Vice President and Head of Manufacturing Practice – Americas and Europe, Infosys
Nitesh is responsible for managing and growing client relationships globally with manufacturing companies across Aerospace, automotive, and industrial and discrete sectors. He has been instrumental in establishing the presence of Infosys across Europe. Throughout his journey with Infosys, starting in 1998, he has pioneered the expansion of integrated service offerings around applications, infrastructure, and BPO. Advising clients on large transformation objectives with global scope has been an area of keen interest for him. Nitesh has been part of the President of India delegations, with former president, President Pratibha Patil, for bilateral talks with Switzerland and Cyprus. He has also represented the Indian IT industry in Slovenia and Austria. He has been a member of the jury for several internal and external awards, most notably the European Business Awards. He is a recipient of several Infosys excellence awards in areas including sales management, client relationship, unit management, and people development. He is based in Plano, Texas.
Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar
Chief Scientist and Head, Division of Natural Products Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT)
Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar received his B.Sc. (1982), M.Sc. (1985), and Ph.D. (1991) degrees from Osmania University, and pursued post-doctoral research at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA, with Prof. J. R. Falck. As a Humboldt Fellow at the University of Göttingen, he worked on the synthesis of hybrid natural products with Prof. L. F. Tietze. Dr. Chandrasekhar was instrumental in setting up the state-of the- art Molbank facility at the IICT for the storage and retrieval of chemical samples for HT screening.
He has over 240 publications in national and international journals. He won the Infosys Prize 2014 in Physical Sciences for his diverse and notable contributions in synthetic organic chemistry with special focus on the synthesis of complex molecules from natural sources. He has devised innovative, practical approaches to pharmaceuticals of current interest to industry.
Ashiss K. Dash
Vice President and Regional Head, Utilities, Americas, Infosys
Ashiss heads Utilities for the Americas at Infosys. Ashiss’s areas of interest include application of business intelligence and analytics for process agility and customer loyalty, solutions for grid transformation, and the evolving workforce. He is a keen observer of technology trends and how they impact the energy ecosystem.
Executive Vice President, Data Analytics, Infosys
Satish has been with Infosys for over two decades. In his current role, he is responsible for the Data Analytics practice at Infosys. Prior to this, he has played various delivery leadership roles across the manufacturing, healthcare, life sciences, financial services, and retail verticals. He is the recipient of multiple Infosys Excellence Awards, for his contribution to service delivery and nurturing some of the key client relationships.
Vice President, High-Tech and Manufacturing, Infosys Consulting
Jeff has more than 20 years of consulting experience and is currently focused on the high-tech and manufacturing sectors. His areas of specialization include consulting, engineering, technology, and intellectual property, and he has led several transformations in product innovation and life cycle management. In addition, he has anchored strategy and supply chain programs in high-technology, software, discrete manufacturing, and consumer goods. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Professional Engineer.
Ravi Kumar S.
President, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Infosys
Ravi is a President and the Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Infosys. In this role, he leads the Infosys global delivery organization across all global industry segments, driving digital transformation services, application development and maintenance; independent validation services, engineering services, emerging technology solutions, business intelligence & analytics, cloud and infrastructure, and enterprise package applications service lines. He also oversees Infosys operations in Japan. He is the Chairman of the Board of Infosys China and is also on the board of Infosys Public Services and McCamish Systems (an Infosys company).
Vice President and Head - Life Sciences Unit, Infosys
Since joining Infosys in 1998, Subhro has held multiple leadership positions in areas such as client management and delivery in the Life Sciences and Infrastructure business units. He has worked on large, complex, strategic initiatives for clients across multiple service offerings, such as management consulting, IT, and BPO services across the globe. In his current role, he is accountable for the Infosys Life Sciences business. Prior to his current responsibilities, Subhro was responsible for managing client relationships for a top-five pharma company in the US. This account today has expanded to include IT, BPO, and consulting services spanning the US, Europe, and Asia. In addition, he has played multiple roles in project delivery, where he successfully delivered development, reengineering, and maintenance projects within budgets, ensuring high customer satisfaction.
Vice President and Regional Head, Manufacturing, Retail, CPG & Logistics, Infosys
Ambeshwar Nath (Amby) has spent over a decade with Infosys, developing trusted CXO relationships, high-performing teams, and helping his clients successfully execute transformational and outsourcing programs. He has played a critical role in supporting the profitable growth of Retail, CPG and Logistics practice in Europe, by developing a healthy portfolio of long-standing clients (including Adidas, Diageo, Metro, ICA, FC, Ahold, DHL etc.), leading strategic NAOs, and making a difference to the team and competency development.
Prior to Infosys, Amby worked as a strategy consultant with a leading big four consulting firm. He has a MBA in business strategy and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. He lives in Nuremberg, Germany with his wife Munisha and daughter Anahita.
John A. Pilla
Senior Vice President of Engineering & Chief Technology Officer, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
In his role, John has responsibility for engineering and R&D across all programs, and also leads Spirit’s IT organization. Prior to this assignment, he served as senior vice president and general manager of Airbus Programs, and SVP / GM of Propulsion Aerostructures at Spirit.
John graduated in 1981 from the University of Kansas with a degree in aerospace engineering. His career at Boeing Wichita began as a stress analyst in 1981. He worked on Nacelle Programs, company IRAD, and the A-6 Replacement Wing. He completed a master’s degree in aerospace structures in 1986. In 1997, John led next-generation 737 engineering programs, including the development of the 737-900 fuselage and empennage. In 2000, he led the Define Team on the 777LR airplane, and in 2001, he became the director of business operation. In the spring of 2002, he graduated from Wichita State University with a Masters of Business Administration.
In 2003, he became the director of product definition and manufacturing of the new Boeing 787 program. At the time of the divestiture of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Wichita Division in June 2005, he became vice president / general manager – 787.
In 2008, he served as chief technology officer.
Murray B. Swartzberg
Senior Vice President, IT and Digital Media, ATP
Murray is a Senior Executive with the Association of Tennis Professionals. His technology background includes extensive experience in big data, along with real-time and enterprise systems in the entertainment, transportation, hospitality, and retail industries, including building a real-time scoring system for tennis to track hundreds of millions of data points on a global basis. Murray has provided strategic analysis and pragmatic advice to boards, executives, and managers on topics such as strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, and best methods to leverage technology to their strategic and commercial advantage.