Dr. Vishal Sikka is a whole-time director of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Infosys. He is featured among the top 50 CEOs in Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards for the Highest Rated CEOs in 2015.
Prior to joining Infosys, Dr. Sikka was a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, leading all products and technologies, and driving innovation globally. In his 12 years at SAP, Dr. Sikka was instrumental in defining the company’s technology and product strategy and architecture. He is credited with creating the breakthrough in-memory data platform, SAP HANA. His experience includes research in artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, programming languages and models, and information management – at Stanford University, at Xerox Palo Alto Labs, and as founder of two startup companies.
Dr. Sikka received his BS in Computer Science from Syracuse University. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, USA.
Chief Operating Officer, Infosys
As the Chief Operating Officer, Pravin Rao is responsible for driving growth and differentiation across portfolios at Infosys. Additionally, he oversees global delivery, quality and productivity, the supply chain, and business enabler functions. He is also the Chairperson of Infosys BPO.
Pravin has over 28 years of experience. Since joining Infosys in 1986, he has held a number of senior leadership roles such as 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.
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.
AVP and Senior Client Partner, Retail, CPG and Logistics Unit, 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 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.
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.
Ravi Kumar S.
Executive Vice President and Chief Delivery Officer, Infosys
Ravi leads the Infosys Global Delivery organization across industry segments, driving digital transformation, application development and maintenance; independent validation services, engineering services, business intelligence, cloud and infrastructure, and enterprise package applications service lines. He is also on the board of Infosys Public Services 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 has played diverse roles across organizations within the CRM space for Oracle Corporation, building a next-generation CRM practice at Cambridge Technology Partners. He has also worked on process and technology transformation for the unbundling of Indian State Electricity Boards at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ravi has a master’s degree in business administration from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India.
Dr. G. V. V. Ravikumar
AVP and Head – Advanced Engineering Group, Infosys
Dr. Ravikumar brings together more than 24 years of research and industrial experience. His areas of interest include Aircraft Structures, KBE, Advanced Analytics, Composites, and Industry 4.0. He has authored more than 35 technical papers and filed one patent. He has worked on various prestigious engineering design & development and KBE projects. He is involved in the design and development of software systems for composites (CADDSComposites) and also in the development of solutions for Industry 4.0. He obtained both a PhD and MTech from IIT Delhi and BE (Hons) from BITS Pilani, India.
AVP and Head – Financial Services, Benelux and Nordics, Infosys
Roshan is the Infosys management representative for the Netherlands and is Head of Financial Services for Benelux and Nordics. He is an industry leader in partnering with clients to shape strategies and execute transformational programmes leveraging business and technology services. He has been with Infosys since 1999 and has managed financial services clients across the globe (US, UK, and Europe).
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.