AVP and Senior Principal Technology Architect, Cloud Infra and Security Business, Infosys
Abhijit is an Associate Vice President and Senior Principal Technology Architect with Infosys, having around 19 years of experience in the industry. He has led emerging and niche technology business practices, built products, and led complex technology programs in the space of HPC, Big Data, Operations Autonomics, and Hybrid Cloud Computing. He is currently focusing on building and delivering the next-generation AI platform to help clients reimagine their business and IT operations landscape. His interests include adoption of technology for impacting social and economic transformation.
Vice President and Global Head, IoT Practice, Infosys
Abhishek Goyal has spent over two decades with Infosys with 17 of these as part of the Oracle practice. Currently, he leads the IoT practice at Infosys, where he is responsible for delivering IoT and digital solutions and services worldwide across industry verticals. Besides managing several Centre’s of Excellence around IoT technologies, Abhishek also drives several strategic and corporate initiatives at the unit level. He is also a US patent holder for activity points-based effort estimation for package implementation.
Abhishek has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a post graduate diploma in business management in marketing and finance from Xavier School of Management, XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Alan S. Louie
Research Director, IDC Health Insights
Research director, Alan S. Louie, Ph.D., is charged with spearheading IDC Health Insights’ Clinical Development, Strategy, and Technology Research service with coverage of innovation and best practices in pharmaceutical R&D, and a further emphasis on technology and innovation in clinical development, business analytics, translational research, and personalized medicine. Dr. Louie has authored more than 160 reports on innovation in life sciences and blogs regularly on the topic in the IDC community. Dr. Louie graduated with a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California at Riverside and holds a B.A. in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.
Associate Vice President and General Manager - Public Sector, Infosys
Allen brings more than 35 years of experience in consulting and systems integration services to governments in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Asia, and the US. Since 2011 Allen leads Infosys business growth in the Australia, New Zealand, and UK public sector. Previously Allen was VP for the Unisys public sector business in Asia Pacific and a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting Public Sector.
VP & Head – Enterprise Quality Solutions (EQS)
Alok leads the Process Consulting Practice at Infosys, which helps clients in driving Agility, Efficiency & Reliability in their Ecosystems. He has over 23 years of experience – spanning across IT Consulting and Enterprise Quality Management. He has been a trusted Advisor to clients on Agile & DevOps transformation and has consulted Clients globally - across US, Europe & APAC. He is also an Evangelist of Agile & DevOps adoption at Infosys and is part of the core team driving Agile transformation within Infosys.
Alok holds a B.Tech and a MBA degree from IIT-Bombay, India. He resides in Bangalore.
Vice President and Regional Head, Manufacturing, Retail, CPG & Logistics, Infosys
Ambeshwar (Amby) has spent over 13 years with Infosys, developing trusted CXO relationships, high-performing teams, and helping his clients successfully execute complex transformational and outsourcing programs. He has played a critical role in supporting the profitable growth of Retail, Consumer Goods and Logistics practice in Europe, by developing a healthy portfolio of long-standing client relationships.
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.
Vice President - Retail, CPG and Logistics, Americas, Infosys
Amitabh is a leader in the practice focusing on client relationships globally in addition to focusing on the CoE for Retail Supply Chain and Merchandising Solutions. Amitabh has 19+ years of IT and Business Process Delivery experience with Retail and CPG clients. He has been recognized as a thought leader and has authored several white papers in the areas of supply chain management and merchandising.
Amitabh holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a mechanical engineering degree.
Principal, Enterprise Applications, Modernization Practice, Infosys
Amrish designs and develops applications using open source technology, such as Couchbase and Kafka. He is part of the open source COE and is closely involved with clients in their large migration and transformation projects. He has worked with clients in the health care, insurance, and retail industries to define complex architectures.
Amrish also has extensive experience with database migrations, cloud enablement, and legacy modernization.
Senior Vice President, Regional Head — Australia and New Zealand, Industry Head — Financial Services, Asia Pacific, Infosys
Andrew manages five industry business units and more than 4,500 employees in Australia and New Zealand, Infosys’ second largest market. He also leads the company’s financial services business in the Asia Pacific region.
Before joining Infosys in 2010, Andrew was a senior vice president at London-based Genpact, where he was responsible for the EMEA region. He has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States.
Andrew is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, received an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and is a senior associate of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. He also serves on the board of Infosys Portland and Infosys Compaz.
Senior Consultant, Infosys Consulting, Americas
Andrew has extensive experience leading cross-functional teams and using data analytics to solve a variety of problems related to business strategy, pricing, sales, marketing, and supply chain. He has led several strategic projects and worked with clients in multiple industries, including financial services, aerospace and defense, and energy. Andrew is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Anant R. Adya
Senior Vice President and Group Practice Engagement Manager, Cloud, Infrastructure and Security (CIS) services, Infosys
Anant is responsible for growth of the CIS service line in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions for Infosys. In his 22 years of professional experience, he has worked closely with many global clients to help define and build their cloud and infrastructure strategies and run end-to-end IT operations. Currently, he works with customers and the industry sales/engagement teams on the digital transformation journey. He defines digital transformation as helping customers to determine the location of workloads, leveraging new age development tools for cloud apps, enabling DevOps and most importantly keeping the environment secure and enhancing customer experience.
Associate Vice President – Consumer, Retail & Logistics, Infosys
Anil is an accomplished go-to-market specialist in conceptualizing and demystifying digital service offerings. He has deep IT experience across consumer-centric industries as well as transforming marketing, sales and employee functions. He is an expert in building and managing strategic partnerships across customer experience, data science and cloud platforms.
He is responsible for incubating and scaling digital strategy, creative, production and technology offerings for marketing, e-commerce and sales functions across strategic CPG, consumer tech and retail clients. Anil is based in Frankfurt, Germany.
Anurag Vardhan Sinha
Senior Vice President and Industry Head Americas – Communications Service Providers, and Media & Entertainment, Infosys
Anurag has been helping the world’s leading Communications Service Providers, and Media conglomerates leverage technology, and outsourcing partnerships to create sustainable differentiation. His focus areas include digitization of core processes, transformation of sales, ordering and customer service functions, and new product innovation. In his 24+ year career with the company, Anurag has been held senior leadership positions across Communication Service Providers, Media & Entertainment, Financial Services and Insurance industries.
Anurag is a Senior Vice President and Industry Head of Communications Service Providers, and Media & Entertainment in the Americas for Infosys. In this role, he is responsible for P&L for the industry, defining and implementing the business and operational strategy, client relationship management, and driving growth. He is also responsible for cultivating partnerships with ISVs, analysts and academia.
Anurag holds a Bachelors in Engineering in Computer Science from Bangalore University and is currently pursuing his Executive Education on Global Leadership from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Co-Founder & CEO, Skava
Arish Ali is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Skava, an Infosys subsidiary in the retail sector in the U.S. and Europe. He is responsible for leading the company’s revenue growth, as well as leading product innovation and increasing client satisfaction.
Arish has over 20 years of experience in software design and development with Microsoft and other firms. Prior to his current role, he was the Software Development Manager leading the R&D team at Brience, where he helped pioneer mobile middleware platforms and the development of websites using advanced mobile content optimization technology. He joined Infosys in 2015 when Infosys acquired Skava.
Arish is a frequent speaker at retail and financial services forums and conferences and a contributor to industry publications, analyst discussions, industry trends, and forums for organizational competitiveness. He has been quoted in publications such as FireceRetail, Inc., Mobile Marketer and San Francisco Business Times.
Arish has a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Senior Vice President, Business Strategy, Planning and Operations, Infosys
Arun Hoskere is a senior vice president and head of Business Strategy, Planning and Operations at Infosys. As the head of Infosys China, he is driving sustainable growth for the business and helping clients through their business transformation journey by bringing innovative global practices and expertise.
Hoskere has 25 years of experience in the information technology industry and has been with Infosys since 1994. He has extensive experience in delivering technology-led business solutions in a global delivery model to Global 2000 clients across Americas and Asia Pacific. In his career, he has led specialized teams with in-depth experience in software architecture, software design & development on diverse platforms, managing client relationships & large transformation programs across industries like financial services, hi-tech, logistics and energy. Arun has also led strategic organization change management programs on business strategy implementation, geography expansion, planning & operations and has driven value through process transformation, operational optimization and efficiency.
Hoskere holds a B.tech in Computer Science and an engineering degree from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore India and has completed his Executive Leadership Program from Stanford University, USA.
Aruna C. Newton
Associate Vice President and Head – Global Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability Reporting and Governance, Infosys
Aruna started her career as a Cost Accountant and worked extensively in the area of sales and marketing, before coming home to learning and development. Over the last 25+ years, she has traversed many fields gaining a rich experience and perspective across organizations, people and functions.
As Associate Vice President, she leads Infosys Diversity and Inclusion and Sustainability Reporting and Governance portfolios. A leader in Executive Council at Infosys Bangalore Development Centre, she is also Founder Mentor of Green Connect, the Infosys environmental sustainability initiative powered by Infoscions.
She was the President of the Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA), an industrial estate of over 180 corporations, and she continues to be engaged in security, traffic, transport, infrastructure and social programs for the estate. She now serves as the Chairperson of ELCIA Trust. She works with Bangalore City Police and the Government of Karnataka on projects concerning improvements to traffic and infrastructure and the prevention of crime in the city. In 2009, she was honored with the WILL Women’s Choice Award, a special recognition for Women in Leadership. She was also selected as The Most Happening Woman in Bangalore – 2011, by the Women’s Guild, a forum for talented women across fields and endeavors.
Her current efforts include working with Civil Defence; Jaago Re and Jaagte Raho, Citizen Police and other projects aimed at growing the involvement of citizens in governance and actions – a key to building a vibrant democracy.
A keen sports enthusiast, Aruna has represented Karnataka in Women’s Hockey for many years including captaining the state team, school, college and university teams in a sports career spanning over 11 years. She is also an amateur athlete (marathon) and motorcyclist. She also serves on the Board of Studies at Mount Carmel College’s Commerce Department
President – Portfolio & Service Design, BT Advise, BT Global Services
Ashish Gupta is responsible for implementing network and IT strategy globally. As head of BT Advise, he also leads the development of BT’s global professional services capabilities that complement core propositions. With extensive experience across BT, Ashish has held several positions including being the managing director of BT Global Platforms and deputy CIO of BT Wholesale. Before joining BT in 2004, Ashish spent nine years with Tech Mahindra in various roles, including IT delivery director responsible for Tech Mahindra’s CRM practice. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the London Business School.
Ashiss K. Dash
Senior Vice President and Segment Head - Services, Utilities, Resources, Energy - Infosys
Ashiss Kumar Dash is the Global Head of Services, Utilities, Resources, and Energy industries at Infosys. Dash, as he is popularly called, leads a highly driven team of client services professionals and technologists focused on creating leading-edge capabilities to help clients navigate their digital journey. In his role, Dash is responsible for the growth of this amalgamation of verticals, from setting strategic direction, driving financial and operational excellence, to accelerating revenue momentum.
Dash has over two decades of industry experience and the last decade has enabled him to build deep expertise, lead business strategy and consolidate client services for the Resources (Chemicals, Metals, Mining, and Agribusiness) and Utilities (Electric, Gas, Water) sectors. He specializes in global delivery solution design and IT transformation and has expertise in designing value-driven engagement models to create business value transformation programs. Dash has been actively involved in steering committees of transformational programs for several large customers.
His areas of interest include application of business intelligence and analytics for process agility and customer loyalty, solutions for grid transformation, and the evolving workforce. As an innovator and a visionary, Dash has represented Infosys at forums such as Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and Microsoft Smart Energy Reference Architecture Advisory Council. He is a keen observer of technology trends and has published perspectives on energy industry trends, business analytics, and strategic decision support for enterprises.
Dash is an engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and has a certification from the Global Leadership Program at Stanford University. Dash is based in Los Angeles. He is an avid reader and ardent marathoner.
Vice President, Regional Head – Delivery & Operations, Australia and New Zealand
Ashok Mysore has over 26 years of industry experience across telecommunications, financial services, logistics, energy, utilities, and services industries. He is the Vice President and the Infosys Regional Head of Operations for Australia and New Zealand, where he is responsible for developing a performance driven culture to achieve accelerated profitable growth by delivering value while continuously improving internal efficiencies.
Ashok joined Infosys in 2004 to lead the telco, media and entertainment business and has held numerous industry and sales leadership roles, before taking up the regional COO role for delivery and operations across Australia and New Zealand in 2014. Ashok has wide experience in sales leadership, general management and consulting across Australia, New Zealand, the United States, India and South-East Asia.
Ashok as part of Global Deputy COO’s office is responsible to roll out all corporate initiatives in ANZ region focusing on digital, trending technologies and talent localization strategy. Ashok chairs the Global Steering Committee on Blockchain, sits on multiple customer steering committees and program boards, and has been actively involved with the Australian Computer Society for many years.
Ashok completed his Executive Leadership Program from the Stanford Graduate School of Management, and has an MBA in Strategy & Leadership from the Mt Eliza Business School as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering. He is based in Melbourne.
Global Head - IT Service Management, Infosys
Arvind possesses diverse experience in design and implementation of large, IT service management, and infrastructure transformation programs. A winner of International IT service management leadership award, he is an expert in strategy definition and execution, practice management, talent management, thought leadership, and innovation. He has intellectual property (IP) rights for Green Information Technology framework, and is an official reviewer of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) V3 and ITIL V3 2011 updates.
Member of Board & Global Head of Business, EdgeVerve Systems Ltd.
Atul Soneja is the member of board & global head of business, EdgeVerve (subsidiary of Infosys) and Infosys Nia™. He is driving the Automation and AI strategies for Infosys clients to help them navigate their digital transformation journeys successfully. With a focus to drive intelligent decision making across businesses, Atul helps clients in their automation continuum journey leveraging the power of AI. With over 23 years of experience, Atul excels at driving product strategy, aligning marketing and sales goals to the organization’s vision, and managing the P&L for EdgeVerve.
Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Services — EMEA, Infosys
Ajay has 20 years of experience in technology, consulting, and outsourcing services in Europe and North America. His work has included the development of product and platform partnerships, and large transformation deals with financial services firms. More recently, Ajay has led information management and regulatory transformation efforts, and collaborations with fintechs. Before joining Infosys, Ajay was a partner and large deals leader for IBM GBS Financial Services in Europe. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and an MBA from the London Business School.
Balakrishnan C. S.
Associate Vice President and Head of Digital Solutions, Retail, CPG & Logistics, Infosys
Balakrishnan C S (Balki) is an Associate Vice President and the Head of Digital and Product Platforms for Consumer, Retail and Logistics business unit. Balki specializes in digital strategy, stitching technology and process capabilities needed to solve core digital related challenges for customers and works towards strengthening Infosys vision to deliver end to end digital transformation. He has worked for top Fortune 1000 customers over the last 20 years in various roles to roadmap, program manage and deliver various digital programs.
Balakrishna D R
Senior Vice President, Service Offering Head - ECS, AI and Automation, Infosys
Bali is a senior vice president and heads the delivery for ECS business unit of Infosys catering to energy, utilities, telecommunication, media, entertainment and services industries. He also heads the AI and Automation unit for Infosys and is reponsible for driving both internal automation for Infosys and providing independent automation services leveraging market leading products for clients. Bali has been with Infosys for more than 25 years and has played sales, program management and delivery roles across different geographies and industry verticals.
Bali spearheaded creating vertical practices, industry consulting group and solutions to deliver differentiated value-added services to clients. In his previous roles, he headed ADM, SAP and Testing service lines for ECS. He was also head of the Bangalore development center and set up our first Global Development Center in Canada. He has managed several large programs for Infosys for various Fortune 500 clients. Bali participates and speaks at multiple industry forums.
Head of Americas, Human Resource Development, Infosys
Becky has an HR career spanning three decades and joined Infosys in July 2016. She has spent her entire career working with IT Professional Services teams. Most recently she was Vice President – HR, responsible for Experian Global IT Services. Prior to this role, she spent 10 years at Capgemini, a company she joined as the result of an acquisition that spawned their Global Outsourcing practice. Over those years, Becky held various HR roles mostly involving large scale transformational change. She also has a strong background in Talent Development and a passion for client interface. Becky was also responsible for helping set up the first delivery centers in India for Capgemini.
Becky has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and an MBA focusing on Organizational Behavior and Change from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
Associate Vice President, Design Thinking
With more than 18 years of design thinking, change management, marketing, communications, product management, program development, and getting-stuff-done experience, Carly has worked for some of the biggest brands in the tech industry: Infosys, Gartner and SAP. Bringing a work hard, play hard attitude to projects, she succeeds in both leadership positions and in the trenches.
Carly has demonstrated success in translating the theories of design thinking and agile programming into execution. As part of Infosys, Carly helps lead client interventions, designs custom engagements and design thinking awareness and education.
A change leader, researcher and storyteller both in experience and degree. Carly is pursuing her doctoral studies in organizational change at the University of Southern California, where she is exploring the future of work and the impact of artificial intelligence (expected graduation May 2019). She received her Masters in Organizational Psychology/ Change Leadership from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
Associate Vice President and Head of Delivery for High Tech Consumer Electronics, Infosys
Brijesh Balakrishnan is Associate Vice President and Head of Delivery for High Tech Consumer Electronics at Infosys. He also heads the Blockchain practice of the company. An alumni of Columbia Business School, Brijesh is also a member of Executive Councils and winner of multiple corporate Excellence awards.
Brijesh has over 20 years of IT experience in various leadership roles. He also has diverse IT experience in geographies of USA, Japan, Europe, Singapore and India. He is an Industry speaker at NASSCOM, Government conferences, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and other industry events. He also writes articles for The Hindu and Times of India.
Brijesh holds an Engineering Degree in Electronics & Communication, an MBA in Finance from Symbiosis Pune, and an Executive Management from Columbia Business School. He also has a specialization on ‘Manufacturing & Supply Chain’ from IIM Bangalore and has done a course in ‘Executing Growth Strategies’ from Wharton Business School.
Brijesh is an avid cyclist and attained the coveted Super Randonnuer title.
Country Manager, Infosys Brazil and Partner, Infosys Consulting
Claudio is the country head for Infosys Brazil and Partner at Infosys Consulting. He oversees Brazil´s subsidiary strategy and execution for a profitable growth. Before Infosys, Claudio was a Delivery Director and co-founder of CPM Braxis (currently Capgemini, Brazil) and Vice-President of NTT Data in Brazil (former Value Team), where he led Consulting Services for Manufacturing and Agro-Business verticals. He has over 25 years of experience in software packages (ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence), system development and customization, and program and project management. He has been instrumental in handling organizational re-structuring, turnarounds, mergers, start-ups and leading teams through change. Additionally he has deep knowledge of the Brazilian Legal, Fiscal, and Tax systems in contract management and business operations.
Senior Producer, Infosys Knowledge Institute
Chad Watt is a veteran business journalist who most recently anchored Infosys Digital Radar 2020 report. His reporting and editing career included stops in Texas, Washington, D.C, North Carolina, Florida and New York City. He holds degrees from Columbia University in New York City and Southern Methodist University in the Dallas area. Chad now works in Richardson, Texas.
Dr. J. Brandon Laflen
Head — Digital Services, GE Global Research Center
Dr. Brandon wears many hats — he leads digital services at GE‘s Global Research Center, manages a portfolio of advanced technology research programs that combine digital strategy with GE’s services technology pillars (that deliver hundreds of millions of annual benefit to GE’s businesses and customers), and builds the next-generation product portfolio for GE Digital. Prior to this, Brandon led software transformation and worked closely with the Vice President for Software Research and the leadership team to develop the digital strategy and digital twin. Brandon joined GE in 2008 and has led software and digital research programs at the intersection of statistical signal processing, computer vision, physics based modeling, and materials science, before managing the System and Signal Analytics Laboratory in 2013. Brandon received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University.
Chidambaram Ganapathi, Associate Vice President and Practice Head, Infosys Digital Workplace Services
Chidambaram Ganapathi, is the Associate Vice President and Global Practice Head for Infosys Digital Workplace Services. He has over 19 years of experience in IT consulting, practice building and pre-sales, solution architecture and delivery for global Fortune 500 clients across multiple verticals including financial services, telecom, education, pharmaceutical and other industries. He has extensive experience in IT Strategy & Consulting and has provided technology advisory services in the execution of large transformation programs for global clients to successfully deliver on their strategies.
Chidambaram is an active speaker in industry forums, conferences and brings thought-leadership in the areas of Cloud, Digital and Workplace transformation through his blogs and podcasts.
Dr. Colin J. Parris
Vice President of Software Research, GE Global Research Center
As a senior member of GE Global Research Center, he is responsible for the software, systems, and analytics research for GE’s industrial and capital businesses. He works with GE’s subsidiaries, partners, and clients, to leverage their deep domain expertise and significant data assets. Colin is also an Officer of the GE Corporation. Colin previously worked with IBM from 1994 to 2014. In his previous role as the Vice President of Systems Research in the IBM TJ Watson Research Division, he was responsible for creating market making systems and system software that provided leadership for IBM’s next-generation mainframe, distributed, and storage systems. He has also been a member of the IBM Integration and Values Team (top 300 executives worldwide) for the past 11 years. Colin received a PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley; a master’s degree in the science of management (MSM) from Stanford University (as a Sloan Fellow); a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkeley (MSEECS); and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at Howard University (BSEE). What’s more, in addition to six patents, he has also received various technical and community honors.
Dr. Jürgen Weigand
Professor of Economics, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
Dr. Jürgen Weigand is Professor of Economics at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. He holds Masters, doctoral and post-doctoral degrees in Economics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He is also a graduate of Columbia Business School’s Senior Executive Program (CSEP 125). His area of expertise is competitive strategy, competition policy, and corporate governance. Professor Weigand is Deputy Dean of WHU and Associate Dean Degree Programs.
Partner & Strategic Design Consulting Leader, Infosys
Corey has over 35 years of experience, in industry consulting providing advice on technology and business as an expert in strategic design thinking, digital transformation, customer experience strategy, design, and the use of visualization applied to the development of innovative products, processes, and services. He specializes in the formation of design and innovation programs, overseeing execution teams, working in a global Centers of Excellence that create breakthrough business solutions and technologies to bridge the gap between Business, IT and the End User.
Prior to his 20-year career in consulting, Corey spent 15 years as a design lead in the entertainment, broadcast, gaming, interactive, product, environment and print and marketing industries, winning multiple awards, and has been named one of the 100 most influential designers of the decade by AIGA, the professional association for design.
Dr. Danielle M. Kalitan
Digital Growth Leader for Software Research, GE Global Research
Danielle joined GE Global Research in Niskayuna in 2007 as a combustion researcher and in 2015 became the manager of the Turbomachinery Aerodynamics Laboratory. Danielle received a BS in Aerospace Engineering from University of Central Florida, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Central Florida.
Executive Vice President and Global Head of Enterprise Application Services, Infosys
Dinesh joined Infosys in 1990 and has worked in business development and service delivery management. He has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of industries, including retail, consumer packaged goods, logistics, energy, utilities, and telecommunications. Currently, Dinesh’s responsibilities include SAP, Oracle, and enterprise application integration services such as API, BPM, and SOA.
Active in several nonprofit organizations, Dinesh is also founder and managing trustee of UDAYA, a social support organization that helps educate under privileged children and orphans. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Mysore University in India and currently lives in Bangalore.
Research Director, NelsonHall
David covers IT Services in the areas of digital transformation consulting and application services. He has been a part of NelsonHall's IT Services analyst team since 2016, providing comprehensive and insightful coverage of IT services markets. During his time with NelsonHall he has been recognized by clients for his knowledge of digital consulting services, including cloud migration, UX-UI consulting and SAP S/4HANA as well as industry IT service buyer priorities.
David assists both buy-side and vendor organizations in assessing opportunities and supplier capability across IT service lines. His current project is Agile, DevOps & Automated Software Development: Improving Time to Market.
Prior to joining NelsonHall, David worked for over sixteen years in the IT consulting industry, with the last ten years spent designing, developing and selling application and digital services solutions for one the world's leading consulting and outsourcing firms.
His experience spanned consulting, application development and maintenance solutions for ERP, legacy, SaaS and digital applications across a number of industries. His experience includes significant focus on organizational and operating models, business case development, metrics and performance management.
David holds an MBA with a concentration in International Business as well as a BA in Management & Marketing, both from Florida State University. He lives in Denver.
Senior Vice President and Region Head Americas – Retail, CPG and Logistics, Infosys
In his career spanning over two decades, Dinesh has been helping the world’s leading retailers leverage technology, and outsourcing partnerships to create sustainable differentiation. His focus areas include digital economy, analytics, and packaged led enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation. Dinesh is a Senior Vice President of Retail, CPG and Logistics practice in the Americas for Infosys. In this role, he is responsible for new business development, go- to-market strategies, and client relationships. He is also responsible for forming strategic partnerships with partners. His leadership style combines an entrepreneurial drive with business-management skills, to drive gains in revenue, market share, and profit performance. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
CEO and Chairman of the Board, Proximus
Dominique Leroy has been Proximus CEO since January 2014. She joined Proximus (formerly Belgacom) as Vice President of Sales for the Consumer Business Unit in 2011 and was appointed Executive Vice President of the Consumer Business Unit in 2012.
Prior to Proximus, Leroy worked for 24 years at Unilever. She was Managing Director of Unilever Belux and member of Unilever’s Benelux Management Committee.
Leroy is Chairwoman of the Boards of BICS and Be-Mobile, Chairwoman of the International Advisory Board of the Solvay Business School, and an independent Board member at Lotus Bakeries and Ahold Delhaize.
Executive Vice President, Group Head – Strategy, M&A and Chief Risk Officer, Infosys
Deepak Padaki is executive vice president, group head – Strategy, M&A and chief risk officer at Infosys. His responsibilities include long-term strategic planning for the organization and the management of cross-functional strategic initiatives. As the chief risk officer, he is responsible for defining the company’s risk management framework and identifying and monitoring the risks to the successful execution of the company’s strategies and operations.
Padaki also heads the company’s M&A function, defining areas of inorganic growth and leading transaction, due-diligence and post-merger integration teams. He is a member of the board of Infosys’ subsidiaries Edgeverve Limited and Panaya Inc.
Padaki has been a speaker at several industry events on M&A and enterprise risk management, including the India–U.S. Forum 2017 organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, the Economic Times M&A Summit 2017, the CFO India Conference on Risk Management 2017, the Roundtable of India Chief Risk Officers 2017, the World Economic Forum Chief Strategy Officers Meeting 2016, and the India National HRD Conference 2000.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Mysore, India. He is currently based in Bengaluru, India.
Associate Vice President, Organization Change Management, Infosys
Emmanuelle Blons is the Associate Vice-President of Organization Change Management at Infosys and is based out of Paris, France. She brings over 20 years of experience in change management and HR. She specializes in organizational transformation, transition management, and people challenges linked to outsourcing for large scale programs. She is convinced that AI transformations are human, cultural, and societal before being technological.
She is a member of EBG (Electronic Business Group) which is the main digital innovation think-tank in France. Emma has co-authored the book ‘Best Practice of Consulting’ edited in 2014 (Dunod) and is currently working on a new book on AI and HR, to be published in 2019.
Emmanuelle holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School, done in partnership with IIMA.
Architecture Executive, Telstra
As architecture executive for networks and IT, Gary leads the enterprise technical architecture at Telstra, at a time when it is transforming its network from hardware based into a software-defined network housed on clouds running virtualized network functions. It is also focused on improving the customer experience and increasing the agility and flexibility of the business by digitizing its BSS functions, and focusing on ways to componentize and converge functions.
During the course of his career, Gary has been a founding member of several business start-ups where he has led the construction and operation of large-scale complex platforms supporting large national client bases. He excels at adapting emerging technologies into businesses, resulting in many industry firsts. He has received industry recognition for these accomplishments, including an EMMY Award; he holds several patents. Gary has further influenced the industry by serving as a member of the board of directors, customer advisory boards, and industry technology committees of industry facing organizations, and key industry suppliers.
Prior to joining Telstra in Australia, Gary held key roles in the US broadcast industry, including serving as the chief operating officer of Comcast Media Centre and vice president of broadcast and network operations at Primestar.
Vice President, Head - Australia & New Zealand, for Services, OEM, Utilities, Resources, Communications & Energy, Infosys
Gaurav is the Vice President, Head - Australia & New Zealand, for Services, OEM, Utilities, Resources, Communications & Energy at Infosys. He has over 21 years of experience in the IT industry, working in sales and delivery. With over 12 years in the Australian region, he has successfully held leadership roles in areas of Sales and Deal Management / Account Management, Practice Management, Delivery Management and Business / Technology Consulting.
Gaurav has significant experience in working with clients across telecom, energy, utilities, education and banking industry verticals. In addition, he has spearheaded rapid growth and sustenance of the Enterprise Solutions Practice (Oracle, SAP and Integration technologies) for Infosys in Australia, and holds a good understanding of the technology landscape across enterprises.
Associate Vice President and Senior Principal Architect, Architecture Practice of Energy, Utilities, Communications & Services, Infosys
Gnanapriya C has over 24 years of experience in the software and the telecommunications industry. She is currently the Assistant Vice President and Senior Principal Architect heading the Architecture Practice of ECS (Energy, Utilities, Communications & Services), Business Unit at Infosys.
She has been involved in multiple engagements for various OEMs and service providers. She consults on Enterprise Architecture, Transformation Solution & Technology architecture in the areas of E2E B/OSS, Online / Digital transformation, SDP with multichannel delivery capability for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) leveraging industry standards and best practices. She also drives architectural services for Energy, Utilities & Services. Her expertise lies in SDN / NFV, IoT, Open Source Software, Cloud Adoption, Technology Modernization, Dev-Ops, B2B integration, API and Micro Services, and Blockchain.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering and a Master’s degree specializing in Communications Engineering, Business Administration.
She has published several articles and presented in leading industry forums like TM Forum, W3C, ATM, ACM, and The Open Group. She has successfully led couple of Catalyst programs, demonstrating ideas and solutions in TM Forum. She has co-authored a book on “Digital Signal Processing” published by Tata McGraw Hill, available in International edition and Mandarin language. She is also the invited author for a “Billing Dictionary” book published by Althos Publications.
Senior Vice President & Head—Enterprise Application Integration, BPM & Services, Infosys
Gopikrishnan (Gopi) is a Vice President and currently leads the global services for the Enterprise Application Integration, BPM & Services portfolio. Over the course of his two-decade long industry experience, he has handled dynamic and complex business needs of clients, and executed various strategic objectives of the organization. Gopi has been a part of management councils and leadership teams across various functions in his career. He was the lead for the Supply Chain Management Practice, Account Lead for strategic clients in retail & CPG space, and a lead for strategic clients in the Europe region, during his early professional career. Till recently, Gopi led delivery for Application Development and Maintenance (ADM) services for hi-tech and manufacturing clients globally. In addition to his current role, he is the Development Center (DC) Head for the Mangalore DC, which has 4,000 people.
Gopi also leads one of the strategic movements in the organization – Zero Distance. Zero Distance is aimed at creating innovation at a grassroots levels in the organization, by having every project team move closer to end user, closer to technology and closer to value.
Gopi holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from Mangalore University.
Vice President and Global Head, Modernization Practice, Infosys
Gautam Khanna is a vice president and global head of the Modernization practice at Infosys. The practice incubates new offerings, builds services and consulting IP and spearheads application transformation engagements across verticals and service lines. The practice encompasses the four key pillars of application modernization - open source, Agile/DevOps, legacy modernization and cloud.
Gautam has diverse experience of over 20 years spanning IT services delivery, program management and sales. He has been instrumental in forging together a vibrant open source partner eco-system that is catalyzing the embrace of open source across the Infosys client base.
Gautam holds the designation of the Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI). He is a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and holds an M.B.A. from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He is pursuing a Ph.D. at Indian Institute of Science on what makes great leaders develop themselves faster than others. Gautam is an avid reader and very passionate about leadership development.
Founder and CEO, Adia
Ernesto is the Founder and CEO of Adia, a mobile-based on demand staffing platform for the contingency work. He started the company in 2016 while supporting The Adecco Group’s Chief Sales and Innovation Officer. Having lived and worked in six countries between Europe and the US, he strongly believes that building a diverse and multicultural team creates the strongest foundation for success. Today, Adia is live in Switzerland, UK, Germany and US.
Prior to Adia, Ernesto co-founded an on-demand laundry business and was part of Dell’s corporate finance organization. He holds a master’s degree in banking and finance.
Associate Vice President and Executive Client Partner – Retail, CPG & Logistics, Infosys
Ezhil Mani is an Executive Client Partner and responsible for customer relationship, business growth and profitability for strategic clients in the Texas region. He has 20 years of experience in defining and delivering IT services for several large retailers in North America. As a technology evangelist, Ezhil leverages his deep experience in consulting and outsourcing to help his clients adopt strategic technology solutions. During his career, Ezhil has been instrumental in setting up and managing a 350 seater Proximity Development Center in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Ezhil holds a Master’s degree in Computer Applications from National Institute of Technology, Trichy.
Vice President and Delivery Head – Financial Services, Infosys
Gururaj has over 23 years of global experience, and currently heads the offshore delivery for financial services. His key responsibilities include, growing the portfolio, incubating and developing new accounts, providing strategic direction, ensuring customer satisfaction, sustaining delivery excellence, and managing people and operations.
Gururaj also heads the Infosys Bangalore Development Center.
In his career at Infosys, Gururaj has played diverse roles including project/program manager, transition manager for large outsourcing and offshoring, account/relationship manager at client site, offshore delivery manager, and divisional manager - across multiple geographies (Europe, Singapore, South Korea, Australia and the US). He also has exposure to transition and M&A scenarios in an IT service provider environment, as well as special exposure to setting up and running offshore centers in China.
Gururaj’s specialties are IT Delivery and Account Management, IT Services strategy, Offshoring and the Global Delivery Model, Business IT alignment, Global Sourcing, Financial Services, Cards and Payments, Risk and Compliance, Emerging economies, Large deals, Presales, Large scale People Management across global centres.
Gururaj has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Electronics and Communication from the University of Mysore.
Vice President and Managing Partner, Infosys Consulting
Holly brings the scientist’s curiosity and observational skills to the world around her. She uses her interactions with some of the world’s leading corporations — and their work forces — to form fresh and intriguing insights on education and skills. After 25 years of work in the consulting domain, she remains a hands-on practitioner who helps clients deal with people and organizational implications of agile enterprises and changing business models. Her forte is to deliver learning programs for Infosys and its clients. Holly is now bringing this perspective to the World Economic Forum, as a steering committee member of their Global Future Council System Initiative on education, gender, and work.
Researcher, Infosys Knowledge Institute
Isaac has spent four years in economic data analysis and consulting. Before that, he had more than 10 years in the retail industry. He is responsible for data analysis and research at the Infosys Knowledge Institute.
He has collaborated on both the Digital Radar 2020 and the Tennis Radar research reports published by IKI. Isaac graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master of Science degree in Economic Data Analysis. Isaac works in IKI’s Richardson, Texas office.
Managing Director-India, Udacity
Ishan has been on a mission to change the way education is delivered in India and provide education access to all. with a strong belief in the democratization of education, he has been trying to create platforms to deliver quality education to the masses. Currently, he is working as Managing Director India at Udacity. Ishan’s role focuses on launching more India-focused courses and take the Indian business to new heights. He is also advancing the cause of the ed-tech sector in India as the chairperson of the ed-tech committee of Internet and Mobile Association of India, the premium internet economy focused not-for-profit industry association.
Associate Vice President and Principal Technology Architect Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS)
Jagada heads Data Lifecycle Innovation at Infosys. She works on creating Emerging Technology offerings and is responsible for IPs such as the Infosys Data Services Suite (iDSS), Infosys Enterprise Data Privacy Solution (iEDPS) & Infosys Data Workbench (IDW). She leads the Emerging Technology Solutions group at Hyderabad and works closely with multiple practices such as Application Development & Maintenance (ADM), Business Process Management (BPM), Data and Analytics (DNA) and Enterprise Application Services (EAS) where data is a key asset. She is very passionate about building new solutions that could aid our clients achieve their overall enterprise data management strategy.
Jagada has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from University of Texas. She has an overall work experience spanning two decades and has been with Infosys for 10 years. Prior to Infosys, she has worked as a consultant with Sabre, IBM, Nokia and Cingular/ATT.
Associate Vice President and Head of Digital Supply Chain, Sales, Infosys
Jagdish Vasishtha is an associate vice president with the Enterprise Application & Integration services practice of Infosys. His focus areas include digital supply chain, API-microservices, IOT and predictive maintenance. Vasishtha brings over 20+ years of experience in managing complex business transformations for fortune 1000 clients by reimagining customer experiences, improving business processes and leveraging innovative digital platforms.
Senior Vice President, Regional Head of Financial Services — Americas, Infosys
Jay has spent more than 27 years in banking, financial services, and insurance as a process control engineer, and business and technology consultant. He also has extensive experience in engineering, practice development and large-scale, enterprisewide technology program management.
Jay is a member of the Infosys executive council for financial services and also an Infosys Latin America board member. He has postgraduate qualifications in software engineering and business management.
Associate Vice President, Mainframe Modernization Practice, Infosys
Jaydip Sanyal is an associate vice president and is part of the leadership team of the Modernization track in Infosys. Sanyal and his team are responsible for the strategy and technology behind modernizing legacy and proprietary technologies running on monolithic z/OS, AS/400, Java, .Net based architectures to new generation open source based architectures on public and private cloud. He has also led multiple consulting initiatives where he has advised customers on the business case for modernization and helped them to define their roadmaps.
Sanyal also has extensive experience in advising customers on adopting open source technologies. He has participated in numerous modernization and open source events as a speaker and a panelist. He is an avid blogger on how you can modernize mainframes and make it digital ready. Sanyal has a degree in engineering and a postgraduate MBA degree from IIM with over 22+ years of experience in IT.
Executive Vice President and Global Head of Manufacturing, Infosys
Jasmeet Singh is an executive vice president and global head of Manufacturing at Infosys. He is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. Singh is responsible for overseeing and growing client relationships in the Automotive, Aerospace, Defense and Industrial Manufacturing sectors. He is also on the Board of Fluido, a Finland based digital transformation leader and Salesforce platinum consulting partner that became part of the Infosys family in October 2018.
Prior to this, Singh led the Financial Services business as the SVP & industry head for the Americas at Infosys. He has been instrumental in growing the business and deepening the relationships in this sector.
With over two decades of experience in IT and technology driven business transformation, Singh brings deep appreciation of business processes and the usage of technology as a strategic differentiator for clients. He has a keen interest in the business value that technologies like IIOT, automation and machine learning can bring to the manufacturing industry.
Singh started his career with Tata Steel, after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT (BHU) Varanasi. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies Delhi. He spent close to 5 years with Deutsche Bank on the business side before moving to Infosys.
Singh is based in New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and two sons. He is an avid reader and enjoys playing tennis.
Associate Vice President, Utilities, Infosys
Jatinder (Jatin) has over 12 years of experience with Infosys working for clients in the area of business processes, service delivery, project governance, requirements analysis, and business process design.
Senior Producer, Infosys Knowledge Institute
Jeff was a veteran journalist before joining the Infosys Knowledge Institute in 2019. Previously, he spent more than two decades covering government, politics, criminal justice, sports business, energy and the environment for The Dallas Morning News, the largest newspaper in Texas. Now, Jeff is writing and editing thought leadership at IKI and managing the Infosys Insights website. He lives near the Richardson Hub with his wife, twin daughters and twin cats.
Vice President and Global Head of Infosys Knowledge Institute
Jeff Kavanaugh is a vice president at Infosys and the global head of the Infosys Knowledge Institute, the company’s research and thought leadership arm, and its global leader. He is also a leader in Infosys’ Manufacturing consulting practice. Since joining the firm in 2005, he has been based in Dallas, working primarily with automotive, industrial, high-tech, and telecom companies on a variety of issues, including product innovation and lifecycle management, productivity, marketing, digital strategy, and organization.
He has coauthored numerous publications, including Infosys papers on digital transformation, connected vehicles, Industry 4.0, automotive aftermarket, and product lifecycle management. He is the author of the best-selling book Consulting Essentials: The Art & Science of People, Facts, and Frameworks. His research and perspectives have been published in leading international media.
Kavanaugh is a regular speaker at industry conferences and universities on a range of business and technology trends. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, in their Graduate School of Business. He serves on boards of the Institute of Business Analytics at Indiana University and the Marketing Analytics Advisory Board at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a professional engineer.
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.
Associate Vice President and Global Head of Domain Consulting for Communication & Media, Infosys
Jinu Koshy, has more than 26 years of experience in the telecommunications, media & IT industry working with clients across North America, Europe, India, Japan and ANZ. With his experience in the industry that includes working with communication service providers, media companies, telco OEMs, ISVs and silicon vendors, Jinu brings a unique perspective to the emerging convergence in the Communications & Media industry. He has extensive experience driving Innovation Councils, engaging C-level executives, setting up major programs, structuring solutions, managing products, running partner ecosystem, engaging with niche start-ups and building global teams.
As head of ‘Communication & Media Domain Consulting’ for Infosys, Jinu leads a global team of consultants who are helping Communication and Media Service Providers adopt digital practices while adding new capabilities and revenue streams, transform their networks and drastically reduce cost on their existing infrastructure.
Jinu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
Partner - Supply Chain Practice, Infosys Consulting
As partner and UK supply chain practice head, Jonquil defines the go-to-market strategy for digitally-focused market offerings - and leads strategic change and complex supply chain transformation programs for the CPG and manufacturing industries. She is passionate about people, ardent about leadership and about developing high-performing teams with a sense of purpose. As an educationist, she is committed to learning and growth – reflected in her part-time role as a lecturer at Beuth University, Berlin, and in her authorship on sustainability and renewables in Industry 4.0. She possesses an MBA from Beuth University and is fluent in German, English and Spanish.
Associate Vice President, Infosys Digital
Julie brings deep expertise in multi-channel strategy, operations and business development for C-level and Fortune 500 clients. Her digital track record includes partnerships with premier, global retailers, including Wal-Mart, Amazon.com and Macy's, providing cutting edge, multi-channel consumer strategies. Julie leveraged her experience to create the digital agency at Harte-Hanks that supported many verticals, pharmaceutical being the largest, supporting Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Astra-Zeneca, BMS and Schering-Plough. Julie was awarded Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as well as Buyer of the Year at Wal-Mart Stores. She is also a member of the Emerging Technologies Committee for SEMPO. In her spare time, Julie teaches spin classes, and preaches the benefits.
Senior Vice President and Global Head, Insurance, Infosys
Kannan Amaresh is a senior vice president and the global head of Insurance business at Infosys. He is a professional chartered accountant with more than 25 years of experience in the areas of banking, finance and risk management. He has spent nearly 18 years at Infosys, initially as the head of consulting for Infosys’ BFSI division, followed by his current role as the global industry head for insurance where he manages global client relationships across Europe and North America.
Amaresh is an established thought leader in the industry, with particular focus on risk management and rise of AI and consumer services. He is also an inventor, with a patent pending in the U.S. for his seminal work on “Predicting Financial Impact of Business Framework.”
Associate Vice President, Resources and Utilities, Infosys
Kapil Nanchahal, heads the new accounts for utilities, managing the growth and management of new relationships in North America and Latin America. He is an industry leader focusing on advising enterprise clients on IT and business transformation.
Nanchahal specializes in IT Enterprise application strategy and implementation across the value chain of the utilities industry. His experience spans business strategy, growth of new service lines, large transformation initiatives, sales operations and sponsorship of top global alliance partnerships.
Vice President, High-tech Industries, Infosys
Komal Jain is in charge of High Tech, Semiconductor, ISV and Distribution unit at Infosys. He is a global business leader in information technology, consulting and outsourcing industry and a trusted partner to C-level leadership of many business organizations.
Jain creates visions and designs strategies to build a highly motivated and skilled team for delivering business and technology solutions to clients. As an industry thought leader, he has authored several white papers in the areas of innovation, business transformation and shared services and addressed several Industry forums.
Chairman, Axilor Ventures, Chairman, Itihaasa Research and Digital, and Co-founder, Infosys
Senapathy ‘Kris’ Gopalakrishnan served as the Vice-Chairman of Infosys from 2011 to 2014 and the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys from 2007 to 2011. Kris is one of the co-founders of Infosys.
Recognized as a global business and technology thought leader, he was voted the top CEO (IT Services category) in Institutional Investor’s inaugural ranking of Asia’s Top Executives and selected as one of the winners of the second Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards by Corporate Governance Asia in 2011. He also was selected to Thinkers 50, an elite list of global business thinkers, in 2009. He was elected president of India’s apex industry chamber, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), for 2013–14, and served as one of the co-chairs of the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2014.
In January 2011, the Government of India awarded Kris the Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian honor.
He now serves on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, is the Chairman for the Board of Governors of IIT - Bangalore, and is on the Board of Trustees of the Chennai Mathematical Institute.
Kris holds masters’ degrees in physics and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Executive Vice President Group Head, Human Resource Development, Infosys
Krishnamurthy (Krish) Shankar is an Executive Vice President and the Group Head of Human Resource Development at Infosys. In this role, he is responsible for envisioning the roadmap for HR, driving strategy, and implementing operational priorities aligned with the overall organizational mandate.
Krish has over 30 years of experience and has led several global HR functions in organizations like Bharti Airtel, Hindustan Unilever and Unilever. Prior to joining Infosys, Krish was the Head of HR for South Asia at Philips. In his wide ranging experience in these organizations, he has led the transformation of HR into a strategic partner, facilitated organization- wide transformation and capability development, and was instrumental in building a strong talent pool through a series of leadership development initiatives.
Krish holds a postgraduate diploma in HR from XLRI, Jamshedpur, and has received an executive certificate in Strategy and Organization from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Krish is an avid reader, loves wildlife photography, and trekking. A football enthusiast, he occasionally runs half- marathons. He is passionate about teaching and exploring new ideas in HR and organization development. Krish is based in Bangalore.
Vice President and Managing Partner – Retail, CPG and Logistics, Americas, Infosys Consulting
With 22+ years in Industry with experience, Kishor is a veteran in driving the Transformation Agenda of customers with industry specific solutions and service offerings. He has also been responsible for establishing the Strategic Insights practice, at Infosys, focused on delivering services for business insights leveraging advanced analytics.
Kishor has worked with retailers and CPG companies across the value chain, including marketing, sales, supply chain, and finance. At Infosys, he has played an important role in developing innovations and leading go-to-market solutions. He has published several papers on topics relevant to the industry domain, and is a speaker at several industry forums. His passion and area of focus is to help organizations drive their digital transformation agenda.
Krishnananda R. Shenoy
Associate Vice President and Principal Architect, Engineering Services, Infosys
Krishnananda R. Shenoy is Associate Vice President and Principal Architect of Engineering Services at Infosys. As the Chief Architect of the Internet of Things (IoT) practice, he helps clients define IoT solutions to drive their businesses. He is also responsible for conceptualizing and implementing point of views (PoVs) and proof of concepts (PoCs) across industry verticals. He leads partner product integration and heads delivery for the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) testbed.
Prior to this, he held varying roles in telecom product research and design (R&D) in 3G / 4G network, system integration of Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, and VoLTE network design. Before joining Infosys, he worked as a lead hub engineer with Wipro-British Telecom, and as a communication engineer in National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
Shenoy has a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Bangalore University.
Krishna V Kuppuswamy
AVP, Supply Chain Transformation Lead CRL, Infosys.
Krishna leads the Infosys supply chain practice for consumer goods, retail and logistics. He is especially focused on artificial intelligence-led supply chain transformation solutions, supply chain strategy and design, and end-to-end global supply chain visibility solutions.
Krishna has more than 22 years’ experience in AI- and automation-led IT and supply chain transformation. He is based in the Dallas, Texas area.
Vice President and Portfolio Head – Services, Infosys
Kumar Paramasivam is a vice president and heads client services for Professional Services, Travel and Hospitality, Education and Business Services at Infosys. With over 18 years of experience, he has worked with clients in various industries and helped them leverage Infosys as a strategic systems integration and outsourcing partner to realize their business objectives.
Kumar holds a master’s degree in engineering and is a certified supply chain professional from APICS.
Vice President, Business Applications, Infosys
Lax Gopisetty is a senior business leader driving digital transformation growth with MS Business Applications practice for G2K clients and more. He has over 25+ years of global management consulting experience across Infosys, Accenture, PWC, and IBM, advising cross industry clients with their complex transformation initiatives spread across global regions. His focus is on bringing Innovation and value creation to enable clients to be future ready enterprises built on digital capabilities.
Madhan Raj Jeyapragasam
Associate Vice President, Cloud Solution Strategist, Enterprise Cloud EcoSystem, Infosys
Madhan Raj has 23 years of IT experience. He currently leads the cloud solution strategy at Infosys, which is focused on business centric cloud transformation. Prior to this, he has led the Azure and Office 365 service line. He was also the enterprise architect in large transformation. In the cloud transformation strategy, Madhan Raj focuses on cloud disposition which includes large scale migration of legacy applications as well as developing cloud native applications based on business drivers.
Madhan Raj holds a Master’s degree in electrical from the India Institute of Technology, Madras and a Bachelor’s from the College of Engineering, Guindy.
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Ecosystems & Alliances, Infosys
Madhu Janardan started his career with Infosys in 1996, and is currently a Senior Vice President and Global Head of Ecosystems and Alliances. Madhu has over 27 years of experience in defining strategic business solutions and IT consulting for several companies in Japan, Europe, and North America. Prior to this role, Madhu was the Industry Head for Americas and oversaw several retail and CPG accounts in the US and has expertise in developing, and maintaining strong client relationships. With his collaborative approach to innovation, he has led teams to consistently deliver client delight, in challenging business- technology environments. Madhu has led by building an affiliate team and coaching them to get pacesetting results for the unit and the company.
Madhu completed his master of computer applications from the Regional Engineering College, Trichy, India (now National Institute of Technology). After almost 16 years in the Greater Seattle region, Madhu has recently made the Bay Area his home. He enjoys cooking and going on scenic hikes. He also spends time participating in community activities and teaching at the local university. He runs a private trust that focuses on education and healthcare for the underprivileged in India and some parts of Africa.
Manjunatha G Kukkuru
Associate Vice President and Principal Research Analyst, Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions
Manjunatha is an intrapreneur incubating emerging technology led offerings for Infosys. He leads development of new offerings across artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotic process automation, autonomous systems and automation, in particular for software quality assurance. Another area in which he plays a role is in taking Blockchain and other emerging technology offerings to market and creating First-of-a-Kind market opportunities for Infosys. He has been a key contributor in creating a culture of innovation and innovation infrastructure for Infosys with programs like Co-creation, Flatworld, Building Tomorrow's Enterprise, Murmuration, Hackathon, Labstorm and Zero Distance. His other interests include the larger context of societal change, economy, politics and history.
Manjunatha has experience across Trends research, Valuation & Costing, Mentoring Startups, Strategy and IT Consulting with Deloitte, and Aerospace research with Aircraft research and design center. He is an Engineer, MBA and a Chevening Scholar from University of Oxford on Innovation.
Manohar M. Atreya
Vice President and Delivery Head, Cloud Infrastructure and Security Services
Manohar Atreya is Vice President and Global Delivery Head for Cloud, Infrastructure and Cyber Security Services. He has more than two decades of experience in implementing technology in a variety of client projects. He has experience in consulting, programming and design, program management, client account management, and service delivery. Manohar has expertise in managing delivery and business growth for many different technology services - cyber security services, IT application management, infrastructure management, production operations, and cloud infrastructure & transformation services. Manohar is passionate about delivering value from technology implementations, strongly advocates embracing latest technologies, and believes success is reflected in lower TCO, better-managed risks, and enhanced user-experience.
Manohar has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
Vice president, regional head, Americas, Retail, CPG and Logistics
Mayank Ranjan is the US Midwest regional head responsible for consumer packaged goods and retail at Infosys. He has been in the industry for over 25 years, of which 20+ years have been with Infosys. He is a founding member of the Infosys CPG and retail business and has been part of the entire software value chain.
Ranjan leads our relationship with key global CPG and retail clients, supporting them in their transformation journeys. Ranjan has been closely involved in establishing the digital transformation practice at Infosys.
Dr. Mark L Grabb
Head — Analytics Technology Organization, GE Global Research
Mark is the head of GE Global Research’s Analytics Technology Organization, which comprises of labs operated by members with PhDs in applied statistics, applied mathematics, quantitative finance, operations research, industrial engineering, robotics, machine learning, signal processing, image analysis, and computer vision, with researchers located in upstate New York and Israel. They enable GE’s big iron products to generate more profits for customers by increasing their revenues, lowering their costs, and managing their risks. Additionally, the team creates new solutions for other Fortune 500 companies and supports the research goals of the US government.
Dr. Martin Prause
Assistant Professor of Computational Economics and Business Analytics, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany.
Martin received his Ph.D. in economics from WHU in 2014 and was granted two research scholarships: in India (Infosys, 2013) and Japan (University of Tokyo, 2015). From 2012 to 2014 he has been involved in joint research projects with the London School of Economics and Google Inc. in the Google Summer of Code Program. Before he started his doctoral studies, he received his MBA degree, worked as the Head of IT for three years in a small and medium size company, and graduated from the Technische Universität at Dortmund with a diploma in computer science.
Vice President, APAC Regional Head of Infosys Digital
Based in Sydney, Matt is responsible for digital strategy and capability development across the APAC region, bringing together existing digital delivery and newer experience design services.
He came to Infosys with more than 20 years of experience in digital leadership at major agencies as well as startup and ad tech firms. Matt has worked with top companies, from Coca-Cola to Samsung to Visa, on strategy, operations, sales and marketing communications. In his personal time, Matt is a fan of dry red wines and motorbikes.
Associate Partner, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Infosys Consulting
Melissa Hadhazy is an Associate Partner in Infosys Consulting’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain practice. With over twelve years of industry and consulting experience, Melissa has worked on a wide breadth of distribution, operations, and strategy projects. Melissa has worked throughout Europe and North America for leading international companies across Consumer Goods, Heavy Manufacturing, Retail, Construction, Logistics and Services Industries. Along with her varied experience, Melissa has deep knowledge in Lean manufacturing, process re-engineering, supply chain optimization, inventory and warehouse management, corporate risk management, project management, negotiations tactics and strategy development.
Global Sourcing Manager, APAC, Infosys
Mimi Lee is a senior organisational change manager in the Client HROCM Solutions Group. She is responsible for designing and delivering change solutions across a number of sectors, supporting digital, Agile, and managed services within the Asia Pacific region.
Mimi has more than 18 years of industry and consulting experience, helping clients with cultural change, organisational design, change leadership, strategic sourcing, and stakeholder engagement. She has also worked with organizations on communications, mergers and acquisitions, business readiness, change impact assessments, transition, managing change agent networks, and learning and development.
Mitrankur (Mit) Majumdar
Vice President and Regional Head—Services, Americas, Infosys
Mitrankur (Mit) Majumdar is a strategic business leader, specializing in executing business transformation through IT and processes. At Infosys, Mit plays an important role in positioning Infosys as a global systems integrator across information services, publishing, professional services, education, internet technologies and travel and hospitality practices. With over 20 years of experience in consulting and outsourcing, Mit has extensive experience in incubating and developing market share in media and communications, telecom, wireless, cable and satellite industry segments. He has been instrumental in growing the cable portfolio as a significantly larger practice within Infosys.
Mit holds a bachelor of engineering degree in electronics and telecommunication and an MBA from McCombs Schools of Business, University of Texas.
Mohit Joshi is a President of Infosys. He also heads Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Healthcare and Life Sciences at Infosys and is responsible for firm-wide sales operations and reporting processes, including large deal pursuits and top account growth. Mohit has over 18 years of professional experience working across US, India, Mexico, and Europe. His area of expertise lies in the intersection of financial services and technology. He was also selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum, Davos.
Mohit joined Infosys in 2000 and has since worked in different capacities. In his previous role, he was responsible for leading the Financial Services practice in Europe. In 2007, he was appointed as CEO of Infosys Mexico and was instrumental in setting up the first subsidiary in Latin America.
Mohit has previously worked in India with ABN AMRO and ANZ Grindlays in their corporate and investment banks. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University and a bachelor’s degree in history from St. Stephen’s college, Delhi.
Head of Energy, Resources & Services, Europe, Infosys
An ardent tech evangelist, Anis has spent the last couple of decades re-imagining and re-architecting some of the largest organizations in the world to adopt disruptive technology. He is particularly passionate about leveraging 4th Industrial Revolution technologies like Machine Learning, Blockchain, Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence to inspire businesses into a platform economy where there is equal access to opportunities without human bias. Anis has spearheaded the development of new technology platforms that differentiate organizations by leveraging data. At Infosys, Anis helps his customers digitize and "renew" their current business landscapes whilst helping them venture into "new" business models through disruptive technology.
Anis holds a degree from BITS, Pilani, India and when not immersed in work, is actively involved in mentoring start-ups in the Blockchain and Machine Learning space.
Senior Vice President, Research & Development, KUKA Roboter GmbH
Michael Haag studied Computer Science at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) from 1990 to 1995. In September 1997, he received the Springer ‘Best-Paper-Award’ during the 21st German Conference on Artificial Intelligence. In 1998, he received his Dr.-Ing (Doctor of Engineering) in automated video sequence evaluation at the Institut für Algorithmen und Kognitive Systeme (Prof. Dr. H.H. Nagel). In 1999, he started his career as assistant to the chief technology officer (CTO) of IWKA Aktiengesellschaft, Karlsruhe. In 2004, he joined KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, and was responsible for innovation management, headed a team for robot applications in logistics, and managed Planning and Technology within R&D. He coordinated the development of the new robot control generation KR C4. Currently, he is Senior Vice President, R&D, at KUKA Roboter GmbH and Head of the Competence Centers. He also gives lectures in robotics at the University of Karlsruhe - Technology and Economics (University of Applied Sciences).
Michael A. Hendrix
Partner – Enterprise Change, Gamification Practice Leader, Infosys Consulting
Michael is a Partner at Infosys Consulting, leading the Enterprise Change Practice for Retail, Consumer Products, and Logistics. In addition, he is also a Gamification Practice Leader.
Michael has over 25 years of experience in IT, consulting, and outsourcing. He has domain expertise in gamification, organizational change management, learning management, knowledge management, and collaboration. Throughout his career, Michael has helped clients to align people, processes, and technologies to drive individual and organizational performance.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business data systems from the University of Texas, San Antonio, USA.
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.
Principal Consultant, Advanced Engineering Group, Infosys
Nampuraja brings 15 years of research and industry experience. He currently manages the innovation opportunities focusing on the adoption of emerging technologies in the asset-intensive industries, which also involves co-creation engagements with the clients and academia. This includes the focused initiative on Industry 4.0, enabled by the convergence of IT and OT (operation technology) in cyber-physical systems, where Infosys has strategically partnered with FIR (Institute for Industrial Management) at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He is an active participant in conferences and forums, and focuses on efficient management of assets and their associated performance.
Senior Vice President & Group Head – Organization Development, Human Resources, Infosys
Nandini is a Senior Vice President and Group Head, Organization Development. In her role, Nandini leads Talent Management and Development across the Infosys group. Her focus includes Performance Management, Succession Planning, Organization Design, Career Development, Workforce Analytics, and Climate assessments. Nandini has led the performance management transformation for Infosys, helped create a Digital Career platform for job seekers and learners, and led the designing of an Analytics led manager enablement platform.
In her career span of over 17 years at Infosys, she has led diverse initiatives including Infosys Leadership Institute, and setting up of the HR shared services. She has also been the Business Partner head for large business units, and Employee Relations and Learning & Development.
Nandini is a key member of various talent management forums including Corporate executive board, and Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) among others. Her work on Performance management, Analytics, Career development and Engagement sensing has received wide recognition in the industry circles. The Digital Career Platform was the 2016 winner of National HRD (NHRD) in the category of Best Corporate HR practice.
Nandini holds a Ph.D in Human Resource Management & Behavioral Science from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, with a Bachelor degree in Engineering and Masters in Mathematics from BITS Pilani.
Vice President and Head of Cards & Payments, Financial Services
Narayan Sivaram is a founding member and head of the payments unit at Infosys Financial Services and advises CXOs on digital transformation and artificial intelligence. Based in Dayton, Ohio, he is also responsible for overseeing fintech outreach.
Nans is a regular speaker at events, such as Cards Forum and Money20/20, on AI, cloud, internet of things, design thinking, Agile, technology modernization and other trends in the payments industry. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and instrumentation engineering from Anna University in Chennai, India.
Narsimha Rao Mannepalli
Executive Vice President, Head - Cloud Infrastructure and Security Solutions and Head - Infosys Validation Solutions, Infosys
Narsimha Rao Mannepalli is an executive vice president and heads both the Cloud Infrastructure and Security Solutions service line and the Infosys Validation Solutions service line. These business units propose and deliver solutions and services to clients in various industry segments around the world.
In his earlier roles, Mannepalli managed service delivery for clients in insurance and payments, and manufacturing domains. With nearly two decades in Infosys, Mannepalli has played diverse roles across units, and has experience in a number of mainstream service lines such as ADM, IMS, IVS, Enterprise Solutions & Management consulting. He also has a proven track record of managing large units selling and delivering IT solutions and services.
Mannepalli was also head of the Hyderabad Development Center for over 10 years. With a 31000+ workforce, he led the Hyderabad center to being the top exporter in the state for many years in a row, and the best managed center within Infosys in 7 out of 8 years.
Dr. Niharika Garud
Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne
Niharika collaborates on interdisciplinary management research projects with numerous industry partners, governments, and research organizations. Her expertise includes technology and innovation management, organizational psychology, judgment and decision-making, creativity, entrepreneurship, behavioral strategy and operations, research and development, and engineering management.
She is a frequent speaker at academic conferences and industry events, and has been published in top management journals.
Niharika has a bachelor’s degree in engineering and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri. She completed her doctorate in management at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore and a research fellowship at Harvard University.
Senior Vice President and Global Head for Engineering Services, Infosys
Nitesh Bansal is a senior vice president and global head for Engineering Services at Infosys. He is passionate about bridging the physical-digital divide, advocating AI, machine learning and process automation to amplify business value. He has worked with numerous clients helping them understand ways to leverage Industry 4.0 and IoT technologies leading to digitization and improvements in manufacturing operations, and effectively use servitization for new revenue models.
Bansal is also responsible for leading the innovation charter for Infosys and has a core group of researchers who focus on technology trends and their intersection with business value. This group works on Horizon 3 and Horizon 2 technologies and has been responsible for launching services like autonomous technologies, additive manufacturing, Software Defined Networking and 5G, that have now become mainstream. One of the key focus areas for Bansal has been to drive value through transformation of networks – going from significantly hardware based to software based systems. He is actively involved in helping both network providers and enterprises to identify and drive value through technology transformations.
Bansal is on the Executive Supplier Advisory Board (E-SAB) of Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He is a regular speaker at recognized business schools and also a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Tauber Institute of Global Operations as well as Ross School of Business at University of Michigan.
Pandiya Kumar Rajamony
VP & Delivery Head - Cloud Infrastructure Services, Infosys
Pandiya Kumar Rajamony has over 25 years of expertise in Cloud and Infra Services/CIS. Rajamony is a leader with a proven track record in cloud computing & infrastructure consulting and delivery. He has held roles in the CIO /CTO advisory, program/project management and transformation solutions.
Rajamony manages the integrated service delivery segment for the CIS unit, responsible for enterprise infrastructure transformation services and leads the Center of Excellence technology group focusing on new ideas and innovation. He has incubated and institutionalized automation services with adoption of data analytics, automation tools and has demonstrated efficiency improvements across the client landscape. He is an open source evangelist and spearheads its adoption in the cloud and infrastructure space and is incubating a new service around it.
Vice President & Head, Retail, CPG & Logistics, Americas, Infosys
Parag Jain, manages the complete new client acquisition and business development efforts for Infosys for the retail, consumer goods & logistics business unit across USA, Canada and LATAM. He holds a diverse and wide exposure to multiple industry sectors including media & entertainment, consumer goods, distribution and logistics, high tech, telecom, retail and manufacturing industries.
Parag has over 25 years of experience managing a wide range of corporate functions including sales, account & P&L management, marketing & campaign management, pre-sales, operations & delivery, and project management. He has founded and promoted tech startups and managed the complete operations, sales, and procurement for medium sized family run enterprises in the past.
Dr. Paul J. Bailo
Global Head, Digital Strategy & Innovation, Infosys
Paul Bailo is the Global head of the Digital Strategy and Innovation practice at Infosys. Paul is an expert in digital strategy, design thinking and innovation and has successfully managed many large-scale business units and major projects to improve processes, productivity, communications and technology applications. In addition to his abilities to develop and implement workable products and application that fuel the success of key business initiatives, Paul has a proven record of harnessing technology to meet changing strategic business needs and client business requirements.
Chief Marketing Officer, Nassau Re
Paul Tyler serves as chief marketing officer for Nassau Re, where he leads the strategy, development, and delivery of company marketing campaigns across digital and traditional channels. Tyler has led the digital rebranding efforts of acquired insurance companies and affiliated asset management companies. He has launched a direct-to-consumer channel for Nassau Re that includes term life, final expense, and fixed annuities. In addition, he launched Nassau Re/Imagine, an insurtech-focused incubator based in Hartford.
Prior to his role at Nassau Re, Tyler worked at Fidelity & Guaranty Life as senior vice president from 2012 to 2017, where he was responsible for corporate strategy, brand development, marketing communication, social media and mobile applications. He led development of one the first set of iPad and iPhone apps for the independent insurance sector.
Prior to FGL, Tyler worked at MetLife in a variety of strategic roles for 14 years in operations, technology, sales, and compliance in the retail business.
Previously, Tyler worked in management consulting as a project manager for Monitor Group, specializing in the financial services and telecommunications industries. He earned his A.B. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Chief Executive Officer, Everest Group
Peter Bendor-Samuel founded the Everest Group in 1991 with the vision to assist the then nascent outsourcing and global services industry to evolve more powerful and effective mechanisms to create and capture value. Over the past two decades, he has led the Everest Group to be on the frontier of the global services industry, ensuring that the firm is constantly at the intersection of how leading firms take advantage of disruptive technologies, innovative service vehicles, and game-changing talent models.
Under Peter’s stewardship, the Everest Group has evolved into a firm with a reputation for delivering high-quality consulting and research through a culture of individual and firm excellence, combined with a collaborative and values-based culture. This excellence model allows the firm to consistently be recognized for generating innovative insights and solutions that define and shape the next generation of global services.
Peter is the author of the industry best-selling book, ‘Turning Lead Into Gold: The Demystification of Outsourcing’. He is a regularly featured thought leader in international business media including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Financial Times.
Associate Vice President and Senior Principal Technology Architect, EdgeVerve Systems (an Infosys subsidiary)
Peter Loop brings to the table his vast expertise in the banking industry and over 30+ years engineering experience at Intel and Microsoft. He is an innovative senior leader with a long career of transforming the enterprise system ecosystem. He has developed solutions to accelerate innovation and reducing disruption, cloud migration of banking solutions, API management and integrations, user experience strategy, mobility and BI strategies. Peter is leading efforts in the field of crypto-currency/distributed ledger technologies (Blockchain) for global financial services markets and their potential applications to banking, and also in driving evangelism and adoption of new technologies.
President and Chief Executive Officer, TM Forum
Peter orchestrates the day-to day operations of TM Forum. He is a respected industry thought leader and a senior international business executive and entrepreneur with a unique wealth of experience. For 14 years, he has successfully performed across the sales, marketing, and general management functions of a large multinational ICT company. He also has 12 years of experience as a business-oriented CIO and as a member of executive boards in large multinational companies in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and finance industries. Among his numerous career accomplishments, Peter was named the CIO / IT Executive of the Year by Computerwoche, an IDG publication. Peter also founded, successfully ran, and then sold itcps Management Consulting AG, a provider of business and technology consultancy services for all industries. He is based in Switzerland, speaks several languages fluently, has conducted business globally in developed as well as emerging markets, and has lived in a few different countries. Additionally, Peter is a seasoned non-executive director on various boards.
Partner, Business Consulting, Infosys
Phil Freegard is Head of Digital Transformation Practice with the Infosys Management Consulting Practice. With a Design Agency background, Phil has worked in the digital industry for 15 years, across a wide range of Insurance, Banking, and Retail clients. Phil has a special interest in creating value for customers through digital channels, and in customer-centric experience design. He leads the Design Thinking approach within Insurance and Banking at Infosys. Phil has worked with clients in the USA and Europe and across Retail, Telecommunications, Banking, and Insurance; a digital subject matter expert, he supports clients with their experience strategies and Omni-channel technology implementations.
Associate Vice President and Global Head, Cloud Practice, Infosys
Pradeep Yadlapati is Associate Vice President and is Global Head for Cloud Practice. He has two decades of IT experience in strategic consulting, building high performance teams, strategic sales planning, and building strong partnerships. In his current role he works closely with AWS, Azure, Google and Oracle in driving Cloud adoption for Enterprises. Pradeep’s experience spreads across delivery, sales, operations, marketing & branding Pradeep has been helping clients across multiple geos across Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific and has vast experience in Financial Services and Insurance domain. Pradeep is passionate about picking up new challenges and adopting technology to bring innovative solutions to customers
Pradeep has a B.E in Computer Science from Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur.
Senior Vice President and Head, Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS)
Joshi leads the Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions. iCETS builds expertise in emerging technologies and contextualizes them to create business solutions for Infosys clients. Joshi has been instrumental in building the strategic “Living Labs” program at iCETS, and through it has set up co-creation labs with clients.
His portfolio includes AI and cognitive solutions, blockchain, design and experience, AR-VR, and cybersecurity and data management. Under Joshi’s leadership, iCETS has created products for conversational interfaces, data privacy, enterprise gamification and location-based solutions, among other areas. As part of its global charter, Joshi leads the creation of startup ecosystems and academia relationships.
He has more than 30 years of experience in software technology, IT/business process outsourcing and multicultural team management.
U.B. Pravin Rao
Chief Operating Officer and Whole-time Director, Infosys
U.B. Pravin Rao, as Chief Operating Officer and Whole-time Director, 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 was the Chairperson of Infosys BPM from October 2014 to July 2017.
He has over 30 years of experience. Since joining Infosys in 1986, he has held a number of senior leadership roles including Interim Chief Executive Officer, 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. He is also a member of the Executive Council of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
VP and Portfolio Head for Financial Services
Priya Bajoria is Portfolio Head for Financial Services at Infosys. Based in New York, she manages large strategic client relationships within the Financial Services vertical and is also leading the charter for growing the Capital Markets Practice for Infosys including new client acquisitions. With a background in consulting and investment banking, Priya has significant experience in industry transformation leveraging digital technologies and innovation. She is a member of the Executive Council for FS, the Diversity Council in the Americas, is a sponsor/mentor of the Infosys Women’s Inclusivity Network and an active volunteer with the Infosys Foundation USA.
In her early years at Infosys, Priya built and led the Financial Services Solutions Consulting Practice and prior to joining Infosys in 2000, she was an Investment Banker with Merrill Lynch in Asia. She earned an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from leading universities in India. She has also completed the Global Leadership Program and the Ignite Program on Entrepreneurship & Innovation with the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Associate Vice President – Oil & Gas Practice, Infosys
Rajeev Kumar is an associate vice president and head of sales for Energy Americas. He has 20 plus years of experience in the healthcare, life sciences, and oil and gas industries.
At Infosys, Rajeev has played a key role in establishing the company’s presence in the oil and gas sector, including upstream, downstream, midstream, oil field solutions, and engineering, procurement and construction. With a well-defined go-to-market strategy, Rajeev has helped clients set up safe and secure service operations using emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation and internet of things.
Rajeev holds a degree in mechanical engineering. Prior to joining Infosys, he worked at Tata Steel as senior officer in the engineering shop.
Director, India and APAC, Coursera
Raghav Gupta is the Director for India & APAC region at Coursera. He is responsible for growing Coursera's consumer and enterprise business in the country, and thereby bringing the world's best education to learners across India.
Raghav has 20 years of experience in consumer, internet, and management consulting industries in India, Southeast Asia and Europe. By partnering with the company's founders, Raghav successfully launched BlaBlaCar in India in early 2015. As a management consultant for 15 years, Raghav led the Retail Practice of Strategy& (erstwhile Booz & Co.) in India, and served as President of Technopak Advisors (a leading consulting firm in consumer facing industries).
Raghav holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, and is a recipient of the INSEAD Syngenta Scholarship for Emerging Country Leadership. He did his post graduation in fashion business management from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, and is a Mechanical Engineer from the Pune University in India.
Dr. Ravikumar G.V.V
Associate Vice President and Head – Advanced Engineering Group, Infosys
Ravikumar G.V.V, Ph.D., is associate vice president and head of the Advanced Engineering Group at Engineering Services, Infosys. He has 27 years of experience working on aircraft structures, knowledge-based engineering, composites, artificial intelligence, robotics, Industry 4.0 and high-performance computing. Dr. Ravikumar has authored more than 45 technical papers, holds three patents and has contributed to several prestigious engineering programs, including commercial composites software AUTOLAY, a spinoff product of the Indian Light Combat Aircraft program.
Dr. Ravikumar has designed and implemented Industry 4.0 solutions and was involved in developing the Industry 4.0 Maturity Index as part of the acatech consortium. He is currently collaborating with leading universities in Europe and the United States to develop more new solutions.
Dr. Ravikumar’s education includes a Ph.D. and an MTech in applied mechanics from IIT Delhi, and a BE (with honors) from BITS Pilani, India. Prior to Infosys, he worked at Tata Research Design and Development Center, Pune, and at the Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore. He is a member of several professional bodies and technical committees, including the expert panel of the acatech consortium, which developed the Industry 4.0 Maturity Index and the World Economic Forum initiative on the factory of the future. He has won many awards, including the corporate excellence award from the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin.
Rakesh Babu Gollapalli
Associate Vice President & Managing Client Partner, Infosys
Rakesh is a practice sales lead for emerging technologies and enterprise applications at Infosys. He has over 22 years of experience, driving technology-enabled business transformation programs for large corporations across the globe and helping them define and build next-generation IT capabilities. Rakesh holds a bachelor’s degree in production engineering and an MBA in Operations Management.
Associate Vice President and Head of Infosys Tennis Platform
Raghavan Subramanian leads the Infosys Tennis initiative to conceptualize, build, deploy and showcase the best of Infosys digital and analytical capabilities through strategic partnerships with Australian Open (AO), Roland Garros (RG) and ATP. These innovations have led to significant increase in fan engagement and experience in both AO 2019 and RG 2019.
In his 25 year career with Infosys, Subramanian has held strategic leadership positions in the Infosys CIO org and Infosys R&D. He has led the implementation of multiple innovative initiatives in the areas of automation and simplification of mission critical internal applications. At Infosys Labs, the R&D wing of Infosys, where he headed the Centers of Excellence (CoEs) for big-data analytics, text-analytics, Internet-of-things, UX, gamification and legacy-modernization, he helped several clients with cutting edge proof-of-concepts in the emerging technology space.
Subramanian has been invited as a speaker in several forums, is a co-author of 2 patents and has many publications. He was adjudged the “Technology champion of Infosys” in 2006.
Associate Vice President and Head of Media and Entertainment, Infosys
Rajesh Shunmugam is an associate vice president and the head of the Media and Entertainment business unit at Infosys, responsible for sales, strategy, and execution. He supports his customers in their digital transformations as the M&E industry continue to reimagine and reshape the way content and information is consumed real time effectively and efficiently.
Associate Vice President and Head of Architecture for the Modernization practice, Infosys
Rajib Deb is an associate vice president and global head of architecture for the Modernization practice at Infosys. In his previous role, he led the DevOps practice and played a key role in developing a DevOps maturity model. He also played a key role in driving AI and ML based automation to improve operational efficiency across all large support programs within Infosys.
Deb has more than 21 years of experience in the information technology industry. In his current role, he and his team of architects help Infosys clients accelerate their digital journey through adoption of open source, microservices and cloud native architecture. When he is not working on client projects, he spends his time on writing technical articles, blogs and open source contributions.
Deb holds a Master’s degree in computer science from Illinois State university.
Ramchandra G Kulkarni
Associate Vice President, Head of Sales, Engineering Services, Europe, Infosys
Ramchandra G Kulkarni heads the engineering services for Europe region at Infosys. Prior to this he was the global head of discrete manufacturing, finance and insurance engineering services. Kulkarni has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing automation, and has worked with the likes of FANUC – an automation products and services provider, and SITRA, the Finnish innovation fund.
Kulkarni has a bachelor of engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, a masters in computer science from the University of New Hampshire, and an executive program in business administration and management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Vice President and Global Head of Infosys Validation Solutions (Testing Services), Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance and Life Sciences
Rajneesh is Vice President and Global Head of Infosys Validation Solutions (Testing Services) for Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance and Life Sciences Vertical segments. He also heads the Infosys Pune Development Center.
With over 24+ years of experience, Rajneesh has played several diverse roles cutting across multiple vertical segments, geographies and service lines. He has a proven track record of managing & growing service capabilities, growing & nurturing strong client relationships and delivering complex programs. He is one of the founding member who created Testing Services at Infosys which has grown over last one & half decades to become one of the largest & fastest growing service lines at Infosys. In his role within testing, he has helped clients transform their testing organizations from traditional testing organizations to organizations focused on quality assurance to now quality engineering. He is passionate about building automation capabilities for organization.
Rajneesh is also actively involved in various testing forums.
Principal Consultant, Infosys Knowledge Institute
Ram’s focus is on thought leadership and research for the application of emerging technologies and concepts in manufacturing and engineering. He is a frequent blogger and speaker on Industry 4.0, servitization, reskilling, and the future of work.
Ram has also co-authored the book "Neoskilling for Digital Transformation" in collaboration with L Prasad, retired professor of organizational behavior and human resources management at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. Their book is published by Wiley India.
Ramesh Lakshmanan, AVP– Digital, AI & Automation, Communication, Media and Technology, Infosys
Ramesh Lakshmanan is Associate Vice President of Digital Transformation, AI and Automation, at Infosys, with 20+ years of experience. Ramesh has worked across retail, CPG, communications, telco and high-tech industries. He has been providing digital strategy consulting including e-commerce, digital marketing, omnichannel enablement, HX-UX, design thinking, field service management, digitization of systems, retail operations, practice management and technology-led innovation. Ramesh has a track record of developing and scaling new business opportunities, building trusted partner relationships, providing disruptive solutions, and defining business models.
Associate Vice President, Communications, Media & Technology
Randip Sinha is an Associate Vice President with the Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) vertical at Infosys responsible for driving the growth of “Network Services” business across ANZ & APAC regional Markets. He is also a member of the CMT global Strategy team.
Randip has 20+ years of experience in the telecommunications sector working across the globe in various roles across Sales, product management and delivery. Randip has lately been focussed on providing solutions to the Telecoms in their journey to build the “Networks of the future” which is premised on technologies such as SDN/NFV/5G/IOT etc. Randip is based out of Melbourne, Australia.
Ravi Kumar S.
President, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Infosys
Ravi 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 and analytics, cloud and infrastructure, and enterprise package applications service lines. In addition, he oversees Infosys Business Process Management (BPM) and is on the board of Infosys BPM Ltd. 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, Infosys Consulting Holding AG, Panaya (an Infosys company), and McCamish Systems (an Infosys company).
Ravi has over 18 years of experience in the consulting space, incubating new practice lines, driving large transformational programs, and evangelizing new business models across industry segments. He is an Honorary Founding Board Member of the Technology Advisory Board at MIT Forum (launched in 2012); Advisory Board of the Global Supply Chain Center at Marshall Business School, University of Southern California; Oracle’s Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) Board; and many other industry forums.
Ravi has a master’s degree in business administration from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India.
Raman Kartik Iyer
Director, IoT Practice, Infosys
Raman Kartik Iyer heads the global delivery for IoT practice across industry verticals. He has over 20 years of experience and has played sales, program and delivery management roles in different geographies. His experience includes product design, industrial automation and Industry 4.0. He has helped multiple customers define and navigate their digital transformation journey by bringing in solutions on IT-OT convergence, factory visibility, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, digital twin for process and asset, and digital thread.
Iyer is a bachelor of engineering from Jabalpur University and has completed the executive program in leadership and strategic thinking from IIM, Ahmedabad, India.
Principal Analyst and Founder, Constellation Research
R ‘Ray’ Wang is the Principal Analyst and Founder of Constellation Research, Inc. He’s also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog ‘A Software Insider’s Point of View’. With tens of millions of page views a year, his blog provides insights into how disruptive technologies and new business models impact enterprises. He has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ray is a prolific keynote speaker and research analyst working with clients in diverse sectors like digital, innovation, business model design, engagement strategies, customer experience, matrix commerce, and big data. His Silicon Valley research firm advises Global 2000 companies on futuristic business strategy and disruptive technology adoption. He is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC TV, Reuters, IDG News Service, and other global media outlets. His new book, Disrupting Digital Business, is published by the Harvard Business Review Press and available globally now. This book provides insights into why 52 percent of Fortune 500 companies have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since the year 2000. It highlights the fact that it’s not technologies that drive this change — but a shift in how new business models are created by leveraging technologies. He is available @rwang0 on Twitter.
Vice President and Delivery head in Financial Services, Infosys
Renu Rajani is a IT services/consulting leader with 28 years of experience. As a delivery head, Renu leads the delivery for a large cluster of Banking & Financial Services clients spanning across APAC, Europe and the USA. Renu's experience spans across IT Services delivery, regulatory compliance, transformation, providing technical solutions, outsourcing governance, and consulting. Renu has helped clients in outsourcing their engagements, delivering seamlessly, and transforming delivery in line with latest digital business, technology and regulatory needs.
Prior to joining Infosys, Renu served Capgemini, Citibank, IBM, in key leadership roles. She holds an MS degree from Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University; and a B Tech degree in Computer Science from Lucknow University. She is also a certified Banker (CAIIB) and accredited as IBM Senior Project Manager with Delivery Project Executive/Service Management Specialization.
Richard believes in the Googly mantra of ‘know the user, know the magic, connect the two.’ For the past 20 years, he has shaped how companies make the Internet work for their customers across fintech, cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), and big data. He now uses his experience to be a trusted advisor to executives who know that something needs to be done, but would like to be a little more certain about what to do and how to do it. He guides large financial organizations on their journey from atoms to bits and has been pivotal in driving blockchain research, examining AI’s impact on financial services, and modernizing digital experiences for clients.
Vice President and Head of Financial Services for Benelux, Switzerland & Nordics, Infosys
Roshan Shetty is vice president and head of Benelux, Switzerland & Nordics region for financial services. He has over two decades of global experience in the IT services industry and has managed financial services clients across the globe (US, UK and Europe). His area of expertise lies in partnering with clients to shape strategy and execute transformational programs leveraging business and technology services.
In his previous role at Infosys, Shetty was the country head for Netherlands, where he was responsible for the strategy and execution of Infosys businesses. He was the architect of business growth and visibility in the Dutch market - A key growth market for Infosys in Europe.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Shetty has successfully completed the Executive Leadership Program at Stanford University and also the Stanford Ignite Program - Entrepreneurship & Leadership.
Senior Vice President & Global Head, Energy (Oil and Gas) Practice, Infosys
Robin Goswami is a senior vice President and heads the Energy (Oil and Gas) practice in Infosys. Goswami has been instrumental in building the oil & gas practice in the organization since its inception to its current stature. He is a transformative leader with over two decades of experience in the IT sector and is credited with delivering not only high growth in the industry but also getting Infosys recognized as a leader in key analyst reports.
Goswami excels at formulating and executing vision based strategy with his deep industry knowledge and ability to build high performing teams. He is also a member of the board of directors of two companies - an IT consulting firm acquired by the Infosys Energy practice, and a global consortium that sets data exchange standards for the Upstream Oil & Gas industry.
Goswami lives in Texas with his family and enjoys hiking, skiing & taking active family vacations.
Vice President, Global Head of Leadership and Talent Development, Infosys
Robin Kirby is the Vice President and Global Head of Talent & Leadership Development at Infosys. In this role, Robin leads the global strategy, infrastructure and execution of leadership and talent development for Infosys across 200,000+ employees, covering all business units, regions, functions and the Infosys ILI (Infosys Leadership Institute).
Robin has over 17 years of experience in HR and Leadership Development and prior to joining Infosys, was the Vice President of Talent at Symantec. Prior to Symantec, she spent 10 years at GE in HR & Leadership Development roles such as GE Global Learning Leader, HR Leader for GE Healthcare Sales & Service in the U.S. and Global Manager for some of GE’s premier high potential development programs.
Robin holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources from the University of South Carolina as well as double Bachelor degrees in Finance and Management. Robin began her career as a Supply Chain leader with Honda Trading America and quickly found her passion in the leadership development space and made an early career shift into HR and Leadership Development. She has expertise in global leadership development strategies and execution, executive coaching, high potential programs, emotional intelligence and personality assessment, holistic talent development that incorporates diversity and recruiting strategies along with internal development to grow a strong pipeline of future leaders.
Robin resides in South Carolina with her husband and enjoys traveling, reading and cooking.
Vice President & Regional Head – Manufacturing, Europe, Infosys
Ruchir is Vice President and Regional Head for Manufacturing in Europe at Infosys. In a career that spans almost two decades at Infosys, he has played an instrumental role in establishing the company’s presence in the manufacturing sector, which includes automotive, aerospace, discrete/industrial, and chemicals/resources. Leading with a consultative, problem-solving approach to building alliances and partnerships and a well-defined go-to-market strategy, he has helped clients set up best-in-class service operations using technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Automation/Robotics, IoT/Industry 4.0, and DevOps/Agile.
Associate Vice President and Portfolio Head, Insurance, Infosys
Rohit Puranik is an associate vice president and portfolio head for Insurance business at Infosys. He has over two decades of IT leadership and client management experience. He has played a significant role at Infosys through several strategic domain-led engagements and client advisory roles. Puranik heads the New England region and played a key role in the opening of the Hartford Innovation Hub for Infosys. He has extensive experience in client relationship management, innovation and mentoring of global delivery teams operating out of Canada, China, Dubai, India, UK and USA.
Puranik is the recipient of many organizational awards at Infosys. He holds strong industry experience in insurance, healthcare, long term care and telecom industry verticals. Prior to joining Infosys, Rohit was a design engineer at GBGL, India. Puranik holds an MBA from University of Connecticut and has completed a General Management program from Harvard Business School.
Professor, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
S.K. Satheesh is a professor at the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, and the director of the Divecha Centre for Climate Change. He is the executive director of the South Asia Regional Office of the Future Earth initiative and editor of Current Science. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in physics and his Master of Science in physics with applied electronics from the University of Kerala. His doctorate is from Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and the University of Kerala.
Professor Satheesh joined IISc in 2000 after postdoctoral work at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the University of Bern and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
He has won numerous awards, including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize (2009), the Devendra Lal Memorial Medal of AGU (2017), the J.C. Bose Fellowship (2015), the TWAS Prize (2011) from The World Academy of Science, and fellowships in three Indian academies as well as the American Geophysical Union.
Associate Vice President and Client Services Head for Digital, Energy, Infosys
Sandeep Roy is an associate vice president and head of client services for digital for energy accounts globally. Roy specializes in engaging with clients at the intersection of business process, digital technologies and organizational change to help them navigate large scale transformation programs. He brings over 20 years of experience partnering with oil and gas majors across the entire value chain of upstream, midstream and downstream designing and delivering digital solutions through the entire spectrum of operations and enterprise technology.
Roy passionately follows advancements and disruptions in the technology landscape and constantly looks for their application to drive business value. He takes a keen interest in design and experience and considers them as central to digital transformation.
VP and Delivery Head, Strategic Initiatives, Infosys
SP Singh (SP) is Vice President and Delivery Head at Infosys and is responsible for strategic initiatives across new business models and capability development, especially towards the objective of achieving Agile Digital at Scale. SP has played a variety of leadership roles cutting across industry verticals, technology/functional domains and business functions, creating value for our clients, in their transformation journeys. He has a proven track record of incubating and growing cross-functional practice teams, taking them to market and delivering innovative services leveraging the same.
In past, he has led the Strategy and Operations Planning for Enterprise Solutions group where he was responsible for Strategy/Business Planning & Execution, Operations Planning & Effectiveness. He is associated with multiple corporate initiatives for Infosys both at the unit and the organizational level.
Vice President and Delivery Head, Cloud, Infosys
Saju has two decades of experience in IT infrastructure and Cloud in the space of consulting, advisory, solutions, sales, and delivery. At Infosys, he heads the Service R&D and Automation Products and Platforms for Cloud and Infrastructure Services. His industry experience makes him a Cloud and Infrastructure transformation leader and a Cloud computing expert who has advised Fortune 200 companies on strategy. He has played various leadership roles and built successful teams, managed cutting-edge technology, nurtured a partner eco-system for business growth and demonstrated content, entrepreneurial and thought leadership.
Associate Vice President and Head of Digital Workplace Services, Infosys
Sanchit leads sales and delivery for Digital Workplace Services and helps partners redefine employee experience and drive consumerization of end-user computing. Sanchit has worked in sales, consulting, and delivery throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and India. His strength lies in his ability to define a problem and then use cutting-edge technology and extended teams to deliver a solution.
Sanchit has a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Bhopal, India, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management in Lucknow.
Associate Partner, Infosys Consulting, Americas
Sanjay has spent more than 27 years providing business process re-engineering consulting to manufacturing and technology clients. He has extensive experience in pricing, quoting, and product configuration. Sanjay is based in New York City.
Senior Principal, Head of Industries, Infosys Knowledge Institute
Samad has 20 years of experience as a technology journalist, researcher, thought leader, digital innovator and marketer. He is responsible for Infosys Knowledge Institute’s industry perspectives, as well as leading the group’s European operations. Samad is an elected co-representative for United Citizens, which advocates for an equitable fourth industrial revolution, and he also runs the U.K. chapter of House of Genius, a start-up mentoring network.
Samad graduated with a degree in sociology from the University of Surrey in England after having grown up in various Asian countries. He works in IKI’s London office.
Associate Vice President, Global Delivery Lead, Nia
Sanjay is an Associate Vice President, Global Delivery Lead, Nia. His current role makes him a global business leader in the AI and Automation practice at Infosys.
Sanjay has two decades of industry experience in multiple verticals, including retail and consumer packaged goods, financial services, telecom and technology. He has significant consumer insights into emerging markets and mobile commerce.
Sanjay has been invited as speaker at INSEAD and NASSCOM several times. He has written articles for research firms, including Leo Burnett, Images Retail and ITPRO.
Sanjay holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, from Pune University.
Senior Principal Technology Architect, Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS)
Sanjay Mohan is a senior principal technology architect at Infosys’ Center for Emerging Technology Solutions. He has more than 21 years of work experience, including project delivery for global clients, and technology and product innovation. He also has a special interest in research and development for advanced solutions to unique business problems.
Consultant, Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS)
Sounak Sarkar is a consultant at Infosys’ Center for Emerging Technology Solutions and is responsible for identifying new areas of innovation, conceptualizing use cases, building proofs-of-concept and preparing thought leadership articles. His focus areas include “horizon 3” technologies, such as robotics, quantum computing, brain computer interface and drones.
Vice President and Global Product Head for AssistEdge, EdgeVerve
Sateesh Seetharamiah is a founding member of EdgeVerve Systems Limited and currently the global product head of EdgeVerve automation product suite AssistEdge. Seetharamiah brings significant entrepreneurial, management consulting and IT leadership experience, spanning more than 25 years. He is a strong believer in the immense potential that artificial intelligence and automation have in transforming enterprises of the future. With deep roots in supply chain management, he was one of the pioneers of the internet of things and a founding member of the Auto-ID Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which created the global standard system for RFID and other sensors.
Sanchit Mullick, Associate Vice President and Global Head of Sales for AI and Automation Services, Infosys
Sanchit Mullick is Associate Vice President and Global Head of Sales for AI and Automation Services at Infosys. In this role he leads worldwide sales, marketing and alliances for AI and Automation services and partners with customers to help them chart their roadmap across the Automation spectrum leveraging everything from robotic automation to cognitive services. Sanchit has worked across US, Australia, UK and India having played roles cutting across sales, consulting and delivery. Given his breadth of experience, Sanchit’s strength lies in his ability to define a problem and then leverage cutting edge technology and harness the strength of extended teams to deliver a solution.
Sanchit holds a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Bhopal.
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Executive Vice President, Data & Analytics, Infosys
Satish is the head of business for Data & Analytics and Digital portfolios at Infosys. He has been with the company for over 2 decades. Currently, He has P&L responsibility and manages globally distributed sales, consulting and delivery teams across Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. He is on the board of Skaava, an Infosys subsidiary and also serves on the Infosys Cyber Security council. He is responsible for key organization change initiatives in the areas of new services, talent supply chain, and optimization.
Prior to this, he has played several delivery leadership roles across manufacturing, healthcare & life sciences, financial services and retail segments globally. He is the recipient of multiple Infosys Excellence awards for his contribution towards nurturing top Infosys client relationships.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University. He also holds the Executive Education certification on Infosys Global Leadership Program in collaboration with Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Global Lead, Managed Security Services, Infosys
Satish Prasad has spent more than 18 years in the information and cybersecurity domain and currently heads managed security services from Infosys’ network of global Cyber Defense Centres. He has spent years working in enterprise IT security.
Satish’s current focus areas include operational technology, internet of things, automotive security, machine learning and threat hunting. He has a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications engineering.
Chief Strategy Officer at HfS Research
Saurabh Gupta oversees the global research function of HfS across US, Europe, and Asia-Pac. He has 15+ years of experience across client, provider, advisory, and analyst roles, bringing a uniquely realistic and wide-ranging perspective to our industry’s challenges and opportunities. He advises senior executives on business transformation initiatives and brings to the table a combination of subject matter expertise and strategic thinking.
Saurabh has authored over 125 research reports, is a frequent speaker, and is regularly quoted in industry publications. He is well-known for spotting disruptive trends like As-a-Service, Cloud, Analytics, Robotics and predicting their implications for different stakeholders. Saurabh is a Mechanical Engineer from Delhi College of Engineering and MBA from IIT Bombay. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter. He is a fan of Indian cricket and European soccer but is still trying to comprehend American football.
Global Head – Digital, Infosys
Scott leverages his experience to help companies navigate the complex technology landscape of mobile, social, search, and data, driving the evolution and strategic vision of brands in an increasingly digital world. Prior to joining Infosys, he was the Chief Strategy Officer at Publicis.Sapient / Razorfish. Scott has been a strategist and digital partner for senior-level executives at Fortune 100 companies for over 25 years. Providing actionable strategic guidance across the entire digital ecosystem, Scott brings a rare combination of CXO-level business strategy, technology, and marketing experience in a fast-changing global market.
Vice President – Infosys Validation Solutions and Digital Testing
Shishank is with Infosys for over 21 years and currently plays the role of Vice President and Delivery Head, Infosys Validation Solutions. In his current role, he is responsible for global delivery of validation services across Retail, CPG, Logistics, Manufacturing, Hi-tech, Energy, Communications, Services and Utilities segments.
He also leads the validation teams focusing on newer technology solutions like AI, Big Data, mobility, IoT, cloud and virtualization. His focus includes new service conceptualization, go to market definition, service evangelization and enabling delivery teams.
A gold medalist from Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Shishank enjoys theatre and music in his spare time and is an active member of cultural clubs at work and outside.
Senior Principal Technology Architect & Leader, Enterprise Strategy & Architecture Practice, Australia and New Zealand, Infosys
Sharma Madiraju is the leader of Enterprise Strategy and Architecture practice at Infosys in Australia & New Zealand, as well as a core member of the local logistics and utilities industry verticals.
Madiraju joined Infosys at its Melbourne office in 2004. He has worked with clients, advising senior IT executives on strategy, organizational design, enterprise architecture, IT simplification, IT cost reduction, digital transformation and artificial intelligence, across multiple industry domains. He has provided technology and architectural leadership for several large transformation programs.
Prior to Infosys, Madiraju worked for both product and services organizations across several industry verticals in Australia. Early on in his career, he was an AI researcher.
Madiraju has published research papers and presented in industry conferences on computer vision, pattern recognition, software engineering, IT strategy, digital transformation and enterprise architecture. He received his Master of Engineering Science (Artificial Intelligence) by research from the University of Melbourne and Master of Business Administration (Strategy & Competition) from the Melbourne Business School, Australia.
Associate Vice President, Group Manager Client Services, Retail, CPG and Logistics
Shravan has two decades of experience in Retail, CPG, Hospitality, Travel and Logistics industries. An accomplished business leader with expertise in business development, IT service delivery management and sourcing transformation, he is also experienced in building high performance sales teams and P&L management, in management consulting, technology services and outsourcing. At Infosys he is responsible for the P&L of a portfolio of strategic accounts in the Retail, CPG and Logistics vertical.
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.
Shyam Kumar Doddavula
Associate Vice President, Principal Product Architect, Blockchain Center of Excellence, Infosys Center for
Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS)Shyam is a technologist with 19+ years of experience in incubating emerging technology solutions for operational excellence and business innovation. He has broad experience across multiple emerging technologies including blockchain, cloud computing, big data analytics and IoT. Shyam is currently part of the Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS), and leads a team engaged in applying blockchain technologies for various use cases such as trade finance, P2P payments, supply chain visibility, provenance, food safety, energy trading and others. Shyam also leads teams developing solutions in cyber security, performance engineering and ADM.
His team developed and deployed the Infosys Automation Platform, which was leveraged as a key differentiator in over 45 large ITO deals, and improved productivity in over 90 engagements. He was instrumental in incubating the knowledge and machine learning driven automation offering from Infosys.
Shyam has led the CoE for Big Data Center and Cloud Computing, worked with clients on early engagements and helped in incubating successful consulting practices around these technologies. He has 9 patents granted to him and over 10 pending. Shyam has a Masters in computer science from the University of Texas Tech and a B.Tech in electronics and communication engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal.
Executive Vice President and Head, Global Services – Application Development and Maintenance, Independent Validation Services and Business Intelligence, Infosys
Srikantan Moorthy (Tan) is an Executive Vice President and the Head of Global Services for Application Development & Maintenance, Independent Validation Services and Business Intelligence. He has over 30 years of global experience in the professional services industry.
Until recently, Tan was the Group Head of HRD, where he was responsible for several facets of the employee lifecycle, including compensation and benefits, performance management, career development, and employee engagement for over 160,000 employees across the Infosys group. Prior to this, he was the Head of Education and Research (E&R), where his primary responsibility was talent development through competency building. In this role, he drove the residential 23-week training for new engineering graduates joining Infosys and also led the continuous education program involving over 100,000 employees. In addition, he was responsible for the Infosys Campus Connect program, partnering with over 400 engineering colleges in India and providing interventions to raise the employability of graduating engineering students.
Furthermore, Tan leads the Corporate Sustainability Reporting effort at Infosys. In this role, he has been championing sustainability awareness across the organization through educational programs on sustainability.
Tan is an active representative of the company in several professional bodies, including the Professional Development Committee of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services in India), Education Council, and IFEES (International Federation of Engineering Education Societies). As a member of IFEES, he has played a key role in the launch of the IFEES Award for Engineering Education. In July 2010, Tan was inducted as a Founding Director of the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) Global Industry Council (IP3-GIC). IP3-GIC was established as the principal forum within which ICT employees can influence the development of the global profession under the auspice of a UNESCO sanctioned body. He is also part of several domestic and global taskforces dealing with education.
Tan has been engaged in youth and education related voluntary activities, and is an advisory member of a non- profit called Youth for Seva, which focuses on harnessing the power of youth for voluntary activities.
Tan holds a degree in electronics engineering from Bangalore University, India.
Associate Vice President – Resources & Utilities, Americas, Infosys
Srikanth Srinivasan has over 22 years of strategic consulting and technology transformation expertise across utility, insurance and financial services, telecom, and healthcare sectors globally at Infosys and PwC. Srikanth leads solutions that enable digital transformation in utilities in addition to managing strategic client relationships. He works on innovative business solutions for customer care, enterprise asset management and transmission & distribution leveraging new developments in AI/computer vision/ RPA/cloud and other technologies.
Srikanth is recognized as a thought leader and has authored several white papers. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and an Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree from NIT Trichy.
Associate Vice President and Head, Natural Resources Sector, Infosys
Sriram heads the Natural Resources Sector for Infosys and works with the mining industry CxOs on their digital Strategy and implementation. He works closely with clients from the mining industry on automation and use of Artificial Intelligence /machine learning and analytics in driving value for their business.
Associate Vice President & Group Engagement Manager, Oil & Gas, Infosys
Sriram is a consulting and technology services leader with more than 20 years of experience. As a strategic partner to CXOs, Sriram guides their organizations on how to digitize their core and drive digital transformation. He anchors multiple Fortune 500 relationships for Infosys. He is also a founding member of the Infosys oil and gas practice and has deep domain and technology expertise.
Sriram's experience includes sales management, client relationship management, account management, and program management for Fortune 500 clients in the oil and gas, oilfield services, and aviation industries.
Senior Vice President and Head - Life Sciences, 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 role, 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.
Associate Vice President, Portfolio Head for Information Services and Publishing Practice, Infosys
Subrat leads Infosys’ global information services and publishing practice, where he regularly interacts with CXOs, and industry analysts and advisors. He has worked for Infosys for more than 20 years and previously managed the company’s North American Oracle practice. Before joining Infosys, Subrat was a ERP consultant at a Big Four consulting firm. He currently is based in Dayton, Ohio.
Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, India
Sudha Murty is the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation in India. She has a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She started her career as a development engineer with TELCO (now Tata Motors) and has also taught computer science at Bangalore University.
Sudha Murty is a prolific writer in Kannada and English. She is a columnist for English and Kannada dailies with more than 30 books and 200 titles to her credit – including novels, non-fiction, travelogues, technical books, and memoirs. Her books have been translated into all major Indian languages. She has been honored with awards for her philanthropic and literary efforts.
She has also received the Padma Shri Award from the Government of India as well as seven honorary doctorates from universities in India.
Senior Vice President and Global Head of Product Management & Strategy, Infosys
Prior to joining Infosys in June 2016, as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Product Management & Strategy, Sudhir spent over nine years at Google. Here, his last role was as product head of policy enforcement for Google's multi-billion dollar Personalized Ads products. In a previous position, he led financial fraud management across Google products, establishing the company's leadership in the industry. Before that he helped Google develop its first proprietary CRM system, now used by its worldwide sales team. Sudhir has also held leadership roles with three startups, two of which were successfully acquired. Sudhir started his career at Intel, where he held various roles in product marketing and software engineering during his eight-year tenure.
Sudhir holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from IIT Kanpur, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Rochester, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Principal Consultant and Head, Government Healthcare Analytics Solutions, Infosys Public Services
Dr. De is head of government healthcare analytics for Infosys Public Services. He has extensive experience in the public healthcare sector and previously worked for the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Indian Public Health Association.
At Infosys, Dr. De leads the area of advanced data science and artificial intelligence-enabled population health, social determinants of health analytics, opioid management, care management, and value-based care. He is a frequent public speaker at various healthcare conferences, forums and at major universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. De is based in Hartford, Connecticut. He holds a medical degree from the University of Calcutta and master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India.
Senior Vice President and Head - Marketing, Infosys
Sumit heads marketing at Infosys and is responsible for realizing the Infosys brand ambitions globally. He joined Infosys in 2004 and has since held multiple strategic positions including the Head of Infosys Products & Platforms marketing as well as the Global Head of Corporate marketing. He champions marketing effectiveness and enjoys the challenge of building strong connects between marketing metrics and business outcomes. Sumit comes with over 19 years of experience in international marketing. Prior to joining Infosys, he has worked with Polaris Software and the Tata Group where he acquired his specialist skills in brand development, marketing communications and demand generation.
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.
Head - Operational Vendor Control, CoE Tooling, and CoE Software Development, ABN AMRO
Stefan has been working at ABN AMRO for the past 18 years and currently heads Operational Vendor Control, CoE Tooling, and CoE Software Development. He has been involved in the sourcing area since 2005. His main responsibilities include ensuring that vendor sourcing strategy is followed and operationally managed in the right way; ensuring the right SDLC tools are implemented, upgraded, and maintained; ensuring that the right standards are in place and maintained for software quality and that high quality software is delivered into the production environment; and setting up and executing the Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery (CICD) program.
Suryaprakash Viswanath Kareenahalli
Senior Vice President, Service Offering Head, Retail, CPG, Logistics, and Legacy Modernization
Surya heads delivery for Retail, CPG and Logistics units. He also heads the Legacy Modernization offering for Infosys across Industry segments. Surya has defined many new technology and domain offerings grounds up, and taken to market and built a number of profitable and sustainable business units. He specializes in leading change initiatives that are business led but driven by latest technology such as Digital, Cloud, Data, and Open Source. Automation and Innovation are two key focus areas that he is personally driving in his units. He is passionate about promoting an innovation and change mindset in people and building high performing teams that are agile, risk-taking and learn continuously.
Surya has a Bachelor in Engineering and Masters in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai.
Associate vice president and head, Business Innovation, Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS)
Vaidya heads the Business Innovation practice for Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions. He is an experienced practitioner in technology-led innovation, incubation, emerging technologies and design thinking, with 22+ years of experience in the United States and India. He helps clients identify the right problems and opportunities, leveraging design thinking to incubate solutions with the help of emerging technologies. He previously headed Infosys’ research in helping multinational organizations succeed in emerging economies. He helps them understand the shifts they need to undergo in order to succeed in emerging economies, and the role technology plays in those shifts. He was a 2013 Chevening Fellow by the UK government for the Rolls-Royce India Science, Innovation and Policy Leadership program at the University of Oxford. Prior to Infosys, he worked for a major technology consulting firm in the U.S. for seven years. He resides in Pune with his family.
Associate Partner, Business & Strategy Consulting, Infosys
Thiag leads digital transformation for various telecom companies across Asia pacific and Oceania markets, helping them realize their digital strategy to deliver true value with respect to financials, customer experience and the overall enterprise digital goals. He strongly believes that people adopting to change is a pre-requisite to making any digital transformation a success.
Thiag come with 20+ years of experience in the telecom domain. He has worked with leading companies such as Nokia, NBN, Wipro, and, Alcatel-Lucent and is currently working as an Associate Partner in Business & Strategy consulting at Infosys-Australia.
Vice President, Education, Training and Assessment, Infosys
In his tenure at Infosys, which spans 20+ years, Thirumala Arohi (Thiru) has managed many vital client relationships for the financial services accounts from Europe before taking on the current role of Head of Education, Training and Assessment (ETA). ETA department is one of the key business enabling departments at Infosys. Thiru drives various learning interventions aggressively to enable our employees to be future ready. Under his leadership, ETA has progressed well in establishing and enhancing digital learning platforms that enables “Anytime, Anywhere and on Any Device” learning providing experiential and role based courses. Several partnering agreements are in place with Universities (RISD, Purdue etc.) and MOOCs like Udacity, Coursera, etc. in leveraging their programs. Along with driving content digitally, the Learning and Development arm of ETA also focuses on developing holistic skills in the areas of business, behavioral and leadership such as Design Thinking.
Vice President, HealthCare
Venky is a senior Client Partner in Infosys’ Healthcare Industry Vertical. In this role, he is responsible for business profitability and growth at Infosys’ global HealthCare clients, particularly Fortune 50 clients. He manages critical relationships with senior client executives, industry analysts and anchors talent development of key Infosys personnel. He is responsible for crafting and delivering business and technology solutions to client business problems with his deep understanding of Healthcare business and technology.
Previously, Venky was the global delivery head for Infosys Digital transformation Practice focused on the Retail and Consumer Industry. Under his leadership the Digital practice delivered double digit growth. As Practice head he was responsible for Practice P&L, Project/Program delivery, competency development and talent management in areas of Digital Commerce, Digital Marketing and Content management, Supply Chain, Integration technologies and Business Intelligence
Venky has spent over 21 years with Infosys and has broad experience spanning multiple industries and geographies. He has won a multitude of excellence awards and Gold standard awards for outstanding achievement ranging from thought leadership in the industry to client management. He holds a undergraduate degree in mechanical Engineering and an executive leadership program from Stanford graduate school of business.
Associate Vice President & Head, Digital Engagement - Center of Excellence (CoE), Infosys
Venugopal Subbarao (Venu) heads the Digital Engagement CoE at Infosys Centre for Emerging Technology Solutions, which is focused on incubating offerings in the converged areas of AR-VR, IoT and cognitive technologies, which includes solutions such as Infosys Nia Chatbot. He has 20+ years of IT Experience in project delivery, consulting, research, and enterprise architecture handling large projects/product/practice management.
Venu is well qualified as a technologist, with certifications in TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) and Stanford Ignite. He is also a Certified Technology Officer, through Executive Education Certification Program from Queensland University of Technology. He has filed various patents in Information Management (IM), authored book chapters and published papers in research conferences.
Head — Manufacturing Practice, Infosys (Americas)
Vijay is the regional head for the Manufacturing Practice in the Americas. He has been with Infosys for 19 years and is responsible for enhancing the capabilities of the manufacturing sector. For over ten years, he has been involved with the Manufacturing Practice and has been a keen observer of the trends in that sector. In addition, he has also led the discrete manufacturing and specialty automotive portfolio at Infosys. In addition, he also leads the discrete manufacturing and specialty automotive portfolio at Infosys.
Associate Vice President – Infosys Validation Solutions and Digital Testing, Infosys
Venkatesh Iyengar (Venky) has been with Infosys for over 18 years playing different global roles. He currently lives in Silicon Valley and is responsible for growing validation solutions business worldwide across industries, while driving and growing niche validation solutions for emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT, cloud, autonomous technologies and big data.
Venky has developed a Patented Testing Organization Maturity Assessment methodology while leading the validation consulting group and has managed multiple organization transformations for clients across industry verticals in Americas and Europe.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA in Sales & Marketing. Outside of his professional life, he enjoys long hikes, long distance runs and tennis.
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, Americas, Infosys
Vijay Narayan is a senior vice president and head of the Manufacturing business in Americas for Infosys. He is responsible for the P&L of the Manufacturing service line and works closely with several of Infosys’s strategic clients on their initiatives. With more than 24 years of professional experience, Narayan is a value driven leader who has helped strategize and deliver improvements in business performance with a customer centric focus through technology for Fortune 1000 enterprises.
Narayan is an engineer and has completed the Executive Leadership, Business program from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
AVP - Senior Practice Engagement Manager, Cloud, Infrastructure and Security services, Infosys
Vikas is responsible for the growth and adoption of Infosys cloud, infrastructure and security services in the Asia and Middle East markets. He has more than 17 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries in Australia, New Zealand, India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Vikas has also been involved in incubating and leading go-to-market efforts for new service offerings, including artificial intelligence, hybrid IT and application-aware networking. He is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Associate Vice President, Communications, Cable, Media & Entertainment Industry, Infosys
Viroopax (Viroo) Mirji is an Associate Vice President and Sr. Industry Principal for Communications, Cable, Media & Entertainment domain consulting at Infosys. Viroo heads all the Americas Services Delivery and Innovation consulting programs. He has 25 years of experience in Business consulting and Product management. He is currently running innovation programs in four Cable MSO, Telco and New media firms. He won the CIO.IT 2014 award for: 'Elevating the Experience: New Ideas for Delivering Best-in-Class Service'.
Head – Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality, Infosys
Vishwa Ranjan sees things others don’t, thanks to his 20-someodd years working in the computer graphics field. At Infosys, Vishwa helps to paint a better picture of augmented and virtual reality capabilities by showing how the technologies will impact consumers and professionals, how they’ll buttress new and old industries, and what paths are necessary to get there. When he’s not showcasing VR demos at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Vishwa can be found in the classroom using his doctorate in computer graphics to teach. Prior to joining Infosys, Vishwa pushed the limits of animation and visual effects for Industrial Light & Magic, Electronic Arts, and DreamWorks Animation, including work on films and video games in the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings franchises.
Director, Digital Factory, CMA CGM
Francois began his career in 1996 as an engagement manager in IT services, after completing his Master’s Degree in Applied Economics from Paris Nanterre University. He joined CMA CGM in Marseille in 2004 where he gained global experience managing the IT System deployment for shipping in China for two years, following which he was designated to lead IT for the shipping domain.
In 2010, he became the Head of IT Programs department. During this tenure, he accomplished establishing the Group’s e-commerce platform. In 2018, 40% of the bookings originated from the platform. From 2014 to 2017, he was responsible for all CMA CGM Group legacy applications, which included projects, evolution, maintenance, and support for more than 200 applications. Since July 2017, Francois has been leading the Digital Factory managing a wide portfolio that includes 60 live projects in areas like skills transformation, APIs, AGILE methodology adoption, data analytics tools, mobiles apps, digital agency, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and more.
Associate Vice President and Head, Engineering Consulting and Architecture Services, Infosys
Sriram has more than 27 years of experience in technology consulting. As the leader for engineering consulting services, he helps customers use the internet of things, 5G, artificial intelligence, software-defined networks, and other advanced technologies to build products and transform their businesses. Before this role, Sriram held multiple leadership positions in sales and consulting and worked with business leaders in mining, agriculture, process manufacturing, and telecom.
Professor of Management, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University
Soumitra Dutta is Professor of Management and the former founding dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He is an authority on technology and innovation policy and is the co-editor and author of the Global Information Technology Report, published by the World Economic Forum and the Global Innovation Index, published by the World Intellectual Property Organization – two influential reports in technology and innovation policy.
Dutta is on the global boards of Sodexo and Dassault Systems. He is also a member of the Shareholder Council of Chicago-based ZS Associates. In addition, he is a member of the advisory boards of several business schools including HEC (Montreal) and ESADE (Barcelona). He has co-founded two firms, including Fisheye Analytics, which WPP group acquired. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Business School Network, and was previously the Chair of AACSB International. He is currently the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation Ecosystems.
Dutta received a B. Tech. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, a MS in both business administration and computer science, and a PhD in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater IIT Delhi. He can be reached on email: email@example.com and on LinkedIn and Twitter (@soumitradutta).
Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Experience and Microsoft Business, Infosys
Rajesh Varrier is a senior vice president and heads the Digital and Microsoft business at Infosys. He is a business leader and information technology professional, with over 25 years of global experience in delivering outcomes to customers. He has extensive experience in global consulting, having played the role of a chief digital officer and has also been a successful entrepreneur.
Varrier has been invited as a speaker / thought leader at forums like the Confederation of Indian Industry and NASSCOM, a trade association of Indian Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing industry and other technology events where he has shared perspectives about various subjects ranging from entrepreneurship to HR practices.
Practice Director, Everest Group
Ronak Doshi is a member of the IT Services Research team at Everest Group. He assists clients on topics related to blockchain, APIs, cloud, infrastructure, digital, and application services with an emphasis on Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI) vertical. Ronak is responsible for driving syndicated as well as custom research engagements covering service provider landscapes and current trends covering a broad set of IT services themes across the BFSI landscape. He interacts with a broad network of IT services providers, technology vendors, FinTechs, and enterprises on an ongoing basis.
Prior to joining Everest Group, Ronak was a senior Instructional Designer with Infosys. He holds an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Computer Science) from K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering.
Chief Executive Officer, Wongdoody
Ben began his career at WONGDOODY as an unpaid intern shortly after the agency’s founding. Since then, he has overseen the company’s growth and evolution from scrappy creative upstart to one of the country’s leading brand experience firms, serving some of the world’s most innovative clients. Under Ben’s leadership, WONGDOODY has been named Small Agency of the Year multiple times, a Best Place to Work for the last decade, and a Standout Agency by AdAge. Ben also experienced 60 minutes of fame — versus the standard 15 — by appearing twice on the game show “Jeopardy!” (once as a returning champion).
Chairman, Executive Creative Director and founding partner of WONGDOODY
Tracy Wong is Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of WONGDOODY, a wholly owned subsidiary of Infosys.
The agency has created campaigns for clients such as Amazon, Amazon Web Services, T-Mobile, Microsoft, ESPN, Fox Networks and The Center for Disease Control. Their work has been featured in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.
Throughout his career, Tracy has frequently been named among advertising’s creative elite. Winner of over 350 national and international creative awards, he has taken top prizes at Cannes, Clios, One Show, Art Directors Show, Effies, Graphis, Emmys, Radio Mercurys and Communication Arts with work that spans three decades.
His groundbreaking TV campaign for Chevys Restaurants was inducted into The Clio Hall of Fame in 2006. Other notable honors include being named to the 4A’s “Advertising 100” list honoring the industry’s top professionals, an Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, a member of the University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication Hall of Fame, and recipient of the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal for Lifetime Achievement. However, he is most recognized for his appearance on AMC’s “The Pitch,” a show about the real “Mad Men.”
Tracy is currently working on a book entitled CREATIVE DEMOCRACY™ which details a path to better creative thinking in business - through an understanding of the creative process and developing a culture of egoless, consensus-based collaboration.
Head of Innovation and Delivery, Infosys
Richard brings 20 years of experience across consulting and strategy roles at global technology organizations, focused on helping businesses transform for the increasingly digital future. In his current role as Head of Innovation and Delivery, Richard works to drive the development and delivery of new technologies such as Digital, Analytics, AI and the Internet of Things, with a particular focus on talent development and skilling. Richard is focused on accelerating the U.S. talent model for Infosys and driving the creation of new Innovation and Technology Hubs by collaborating with clients, local state governments and academic ecosystems. Richard holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Valparaiso University.
Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Infosys
Varadharaj Venkataraman, is vice president of Talent Acquisition, at Infosys. He joined Infosys in the HR function in 2002 and has played several roles driving global programs in the organization over the years. He has played a pivotal role in building the company’s strength in lateral recruitment in the U.S. and India including campus recruitment, branding, contract staffing etc., and has driven the ideation, launch and growth of several game changing interventions for Infosys towards supply chain transformation and agility. Venkataraman also undertakes recruitment consulting for specific clients of Infosys and has helped some of the global technology leaders significantly scale up their operations in India. If he is not solving complex staffing challenges, you will find him reading or playing badminton. Venkataraman works out of the Infosys headquarters in Bangalore.
Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Cyber Security Practice, Infosys
Vishal Salvi is senior vice president, chief information security officer (CISO) and head of the Cyber Security practice at Infosys. He is responsible for the overall information and cyber security strategy and its implementation across Infosys Group. He is additionally responsible for the cyber security business delivery enabling enterprises build their security and improving their overall posture.
Salvi has over 25+ years of industry experience in cybersecurity and information technology across different Industries. He has extensive management and domain experience in driving transformation cybersecurity programs, delivery and sales in all key areas. He is part of various advisory councils and boards to provide leadership and direction on various cybersecurity frameworks and standards to drive adoption of cybersecurity across industries.
Salvi holds a degree in computer science engineering and an MBA in finance. He holds the CISM and DSCI Certified Privacy Professional certification. He has received numerous awards from prestigious institutions such as DSCI, CSO Forum, ISACA etc.
Associate Consultant, Emerging Technologies and Cloud Security Services, Infosys
Yogesh has a wide range of experience in blockchain, industrial control systems, operational technology, internet of things (IoT), and cloud cybersecurity. His work has included pre-sales, technology delivery, and innovation for global clients across multiple industry verticals.
At Infosys, Yogesh has co-authored articles on firmware security for IoT devices, industrial cybersecurity risks for oil and gas operations, and security governance for blockchain. His interests include vulnerability research, program analysis, reverse engineering, static vulnerability discovery, and fuzzing.
Yogesh has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Pune University in India and a post graduate diploma in IT infrastructure, systems and security from ACTS, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing. He is currently based in Pune.