Sunil is Chief Architect & CEO of iCMG. He is an architecture strategist who is influencing enterprise decisions for realizing systems worth $10 mn to $50 mn. As an architecture coach/mentor, have taught enterprise & software architecture classes to over 5,000 professionals (cumulative) throughout Americas to South Asia.
He had chance to interact & work on some real complex IT systems including Air Traffic Control System, Water Leakage Management System (City/country), Shipping & Surveillance systems etc. He is instrumental in adoption of Component Architecture, Assembly and Reuse among Fortune 500 companies based on enterprise frameworks (such as Zachman etc.) and OMG standards such as UML 2.0, CCM & MDA. His system design skills include understanding of RM-ODP for distributed, multi-language based component systems. He is expert in Integrated Product Development (IPD) process based on SEI-CMM practices.
Sunil is an accomplished leader who is working with IT Directors & Decision Makers to define the architecture driven roadmap for IT investments, maintenance & realizations to "drive" the business above its competition. In this capacity, Sunil frequently designs and facilitates team meetings and workshops to help them structure and communicate complicated concepts succinctly
After an M. Sc in Chemistry from IIT (Kanpur) and a PGDM from IIM(Bangalore) , started working as an IT professional in User organizations. Around 28 years of experience of which 20 years has been as Head Of IT/CIO in multi-location & multi product environments at Corporate level. Worked as CIO of companies in the FMCG sector like Reckitt Benckiser and Pepsico , BPO sector like Convergys and as Vice-President (IT services) of ITC Infotech responsible for delivery of IT services to businesses in sectors as varied as Hospitality (Hotels and Travel), FMCG (Cigarettes and Food), Paper Manufacture and Printing, Retail and Commodity Trading. Worked for Cairn energy in the Crude Oil Manufacturing Sector.
Presently working in DLF Ltd. from January 2008 as CIO.
Apart from responsibilities as a CIO, have been intimately involved for the last 10 years as part of Senior Management in formulating business strategies and growth plans .
Udayan Banerjee is responsible for exploring emerging technologies, assessing the impact and giving shape to the technology roadmap for the organisation. He is an engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and has been working in Indian IT industry for over 30 years in different capacities. During this period, he has been associated with many global enterprises. Udayan is the head of the Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) at NIIT where the centre is instrumental in creating several productivity tools, application frameworks and solution accelerators. The results from his involvement in the area of Model-Driven Development and Rich Internet Application have been made public in form of open source projects. He has published several papers at international conferences. The publications cover a diverse range of topics such as SOA, Web2.0, RIA, Knowledge Management, Code Comprehension & Transformation, Application of Agile Methodologies, Mobile Computing and Model Driven Software Engineering. He also maintains a blog http://setandbma.wordpress.com where he expresses his view on the impact of emerging technologies on enterprises and what strategy should enterprises use to adapt themselves to the emerging environment.
Finance Controller in large manufacturing group, implemented SAP there, moved to PricewaterhouseCoopers US as eBusiness consultant, mostly Pharma clients, then on to Ariba in San Francisco as product manager, also involved in ramping up Ariba’s offshore unit in Bangalore, finally a stint with Kaiser Hospitals in Oregon.
Short stint in Bangalore had triggered me to return to India. Returned in 2003, managed GLOBE at Nestle India, followed by CIO stint at Whirlpool. GLOBE, I'd say, is unquestionably the most prestigious business technology roll-out among the Fortune 100 companies. While GLOBE at Nestle is more inside-looking, the Customer Service B2B / B2C rollout at Whirlpool was a great outward-looking business IT initiative.
Was mentored by a healthcare expert, got excited about linkages between healthcare, technology & innovation...moved to Fortis as CIO. After a versatile stint, I decided to have a broader agenda in healthcare. While continuing as CIO to select healthcare groups, I have now ventured into healthcare consulting and specialty software firm.
Elsewhere, I interact both with diverse stakeholders in healthcare, both India and overseas, as well as with CIOs in non-healthcare domains. I am equally passionate about creative side of life, karaoke music, social networking & travelling unplugged!
BTech (IIT Delhi) MBA Finance.
IT Models that Drives Innovation: Case in Healthcare
Vice President - Group IT, Reliance ADA Group
Manoj Shrivastava is Vice President - Group IT & Technology at Reliance ADA Group. Currently, his primary role in Reliance ADA Group is to establish synergies across the IT Teams in the group companies with businesses in Telecom, Financial Services, Utilities, Infrastructure, Entertainment and Healthcare.
Prior to his current role, Manoj was the Chief of IT & Solutions Engagement at Bharti Airtel's Enterprise, Broadband and Telephone Services businesses where he conceptualized, designed and implemented several business impacting systems including Customer Self Care Portal, Enterprise portal, Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management platform.
In a career spanning 20 years, Manoj has handled responsibilities in the areas of IT Strategy, Outsourcing Engagement, IT and ISP Services, business process automation and program management. Manoj has also been in academics and research and has worked extensively in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks. He is a recipient of the Young Scientist Award, 1991.
Manoj has a Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Science and PG Diploma in Management from Welingkar Institute of Management and Research.
19 years in IT delivery and IT management in variety of companies like Zenith Computers, Caltex Oil, Cargill , PepsiCo , Anand automotives and now Ericsson. Last 8 years in senior management and head of IT roles
Involved in : Architecting, service delivery , account management, governance, IT security functions.
Shirish Patwardhan leads CREST (Center for Research in Engineering Sciences andTechnology) activities for manufacturing, BI, DFS, and GBS. And is the CTO Business IT
His first job was with Tata Consultancy Services. He later co-founded KPIT in the year 1991. He worked with Oracle and Sun in the Silicon Valley. He then worked with SAP America to develop and port SAP R3 kernel on Sun/Solaris platform. He came back to India and was the product manager for KPIT's own SCADA product, continued to lead KPIT's strategic projects like Lombard, Natwest Greece, and Capital One etc.
Shirish is an executive director and a member of board at KPIT Cummins. He is a B.Tech Electrical Engineering, from IIT Mumbai, continued to receive M.Tech from the same in Control Engineering. His personal interests include technology, architecture, music, origami and trekking.
Mr. Abhay Chitnis is the CTO and Vice President - L&T Infotech.
He is responsible for Strategic Alliance Management, Incubation of New Technologies, Driving the Innovation cycle
within the organization, Nurturing and Mentoring Architects Career Track and Ensuring Technology Excellence across the various delivery
units. He is leading the organization's initiatives in Cloud Computing Domain and Emerging Technologies for end user experience.
He is a CPIM professional and is a TOGAF certified Architect. Prior to his role as the CTO, he was responsible for Business Operations
functions across multiple domains, technologies and regions.
He is an alumni of Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai) having done his B.Tech. and M.Tech. from the same institute.
Steve Towers is the founder of the Business Process Group (www.bpgroup.org) a globalbusiness club (originally formed 1992) exchanging ideas and best practice in Business Performance Management, Transformation and Process Improvement.
He leads from the front and works with many of the leading fortune 500 companies as a mentor, coach and sometimes consultant specializing in the implementation of performance improvement, process change and transformation.
An inspirational speaker and author of several books including “A Senior Executives guide to BPR”, “In Search of BPM Excellence”, “Thrive! How to Succeed in the Age of the Customer” and recently “Customer Expectation Management – Success without Exception” he is noted for his direct and pragmatic approach. Steve previously worked for Citibank where he led restructuring and business process transformation programs both in the US and Europe.
Steve advises many boards and sits on the steering panel of the influential California based BPM Forum, a group of distinguished C-Level executives heading up Global 500 companies.
As a coach and mentor he works first hand with organizations in the private and public sectors helping them successfully transform their businesses. In 2006 he received the “Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to Business” in San Diego. Steve lives with his family in England and Texas.
IPS, IG Police, Vigilance, Water Resources, Govt of Karnataka
He is from Karnataka Cadre. Since 1989 serving the Government in various capacities. Staying in Bangalore.
Presently working as Inspector General of Police, Vigilance, Water Resources Department sinceOct 2008.
Currently, he is driving an initiative by Govt of Karnataka to strengthen Vigilance & Management system in the state
as a larger programme to strengthen performance management in execution and administration in the Water Resources Department.
The rational behind the system is to develop end-to-end solution to manage all WRD projects and use preventive vigilance.
The system consists of 30 + key modules including technology assistance in investigations, interface with "google earth" and
protection against security breach, capacity building for successful operations of the software.
1. He is recipient of "President's "Police Medal for Gallantry" in year 2000 which is "rarest of rare" honour for police officers in India.
2. Served as the National Advisor, Mentor & Trainer for National Police Force of Sierra Leone (West Africa), 2005
3. Served United Nations International Police Task Force mission in Bosnia-Herzegovia, 1999
4. Drafted Youth Policy & Sports Policy for Karnataka 2007
5. Recommendations to Govt of Karnataka to minimize misappropriations in the Water Resources Management,2008
6. Investigated and detected the largest financial irregularity of the Water Resources Department ( Rs 133 crores project)
Manoj brings over 17 years of IT experience in building enterprise solutions for the financial
industry. For more than a decade, Manoj has worked in creatinginnovativesolutions for the financial industry in Business ProcessManagement,
Customer Relationship and Sales management. These innovations have led his organization to create new product lines and allow multi-channel
integration for customers in the Banking industry. He has led many integration initiatives which involved internet banking, branch
automation, core system integration, check processing automation and computer telephony integration to name a few.
He currently oversees the Technology Center of Excellence for Fiserv India, engaged in various practices such as Enterprise Architecture & Technology, Usability and Process engineering.
COO, NSR Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, IIM-Bangalore
A. Suryanarayanan (Surya) has over 28 years of professional experience, both as a corporate
executive and entrepreneur. After spending the initial years in the finance function at Union Carbide and Nicholas laboratories, he joined
a family run pharma start up company, Recon and served as its Group Finance Director. His stint as a serial entrepreneur started in 2000
and since then he has successfully founded, funded and exited healthcare ventures including MedyBiz, a disease management company and
LifeKen, an organized pharmacy retail chain.
Surya is a Chartered Accountant by qualification, and is an
alumnus of the International Masters Program in Management of IIMB. He is the Chief Operating Officer at the NSRCEL. His leadership creates
a great impact in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiren has close to 16+ years of experience. His experience is a blend of Business and Technology. He started his career in
Merchant Banking, Back-office of Broking support moved onto the role of doing Business Development & Research in a Stock Exchange and in
During this period he played the role of a Business Analyst, Project Manager for the systems being developed. 10 years ago he took over as
Head of product development in CRISIL and and move on to the role of a CTO in 2003.
He has been credited with implementation of real-time systems to a full-fledged ERP. In recent years he has spent a lot of time in setting
up IT Governance in CRISIL and also heading it's Architecture Review Board .
Key role : Providing leadership in delivering IT solutions to the various business of CRISIL Group.
Head IT Strategy/Architecture (India) at
Parag is the Head IT Strategy/Architecture (India) at Capgemini, Pune. Enterprise Architecture is a key practice under
Consulting Services for Cap gemini and he will help in growing this team in India to service customers across the globe.
Until recently Parag was the Chief Architect, Vice President and Head of the Architecture Solutions Group (ASG), which is a horizontal
practice within Syntel.
Working Since 1991 with experience in Sr. Management positions, spanning across Architecture and Technology, Program management, Delivery,
Worked in the US from 1998 to 2005. Moved to India in March 2005 and joined Syntel to establish their Horizontal Practice "Architecture
Holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Electronics) from University of Pune.
As CIO of Hexaware, Nataraj heads the global activities pertaining to strategic implementation of Information systems (IS),
Infosec Governance (IG), Information Technology (IT) operations and also the infrastructure business. Nataraj is a member of the company's
senior management & Risk Management team.
Nataraj, an electronics engineer has approx 18 years of industry experience in the field of IT, IS and Security and before assuming his
current position in November 2008, he was the CIO of Aztecsoft where he was responsible for IT/IS/Security and Infrastructure Business.
He has been acknowledged by the senior management team and board member as one of the key members in rebuilding & turning around Aztecsoft.
Before Aztecsoft he was the Chief of the IT/IS /Test Infrastructure of Ericsson Software centre, India & prior to that, he was heading IT/IS
for Hughes Software Systems in Bangalore & Leading Wipro Sun and Microsoft technology support. He is known for the implementation of
cutting edge technology and has received many awards for his IT implementation projects across different industries. Recently, he was a
winner of the Innovative CIO-100 award from David Hill Presiden & CEO, International Publishing Services (IDG), CIO India Innovative award
from Simon Robinson, Bureau chief Time.Com (Y-07), Best IT Implementation award from PC Quest and the Innovation Networking award (Y- 07)
from David Nishbal, President Airtel.
Nataraj is an active & influential CIO among his peers and his thoughts & articles has been published in all leading magazines and
national dailies like Voice & Data, Dataquest, PC Quest, CTO Forum, Network Computing, Business Line, Economic times and CIO World. He has
been a vocal force on several expert panels on national media like NDTV profit, CNBC and even a speaker in the worldwide CTO Forum.
He is involved with various community activities, with a focus on education. At Niyam-06, a techno-cultural fest organised by the Dr
Ambedkar Institute of Technology which witnessed the participation of top the 25 engineering colleges in Bangalore, he shared the Chief
Guest honour along with Karnataka’s IT Secretary Mr. M.N. Vidyashankar. He has also recently inaugurated the 4th Academic session of
Mahavir Jain Engineering College.
Sr.VP, CTO and Head Delivery, Zensar Technologies Limited, Pune
Sanjay has career spanning 29 years in Information Technology. Currently he holds multiple portfolios in Zensar Technologies
Limited, Pune including Head of Delivery for Global Transformation Services, Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He also heads Enterprise
He joined Zensar Technologies Ltd. (erstwhile ICIL and ICIM) in April 1985 and over last 23 years has handled multiple responsibilities
starting with R&D engineer, 'Product Operations' management, on-site consulting assignment, account management for a utility major in
Europe, Software services delivery management to current responsibility as CTO. Sanjay also manages software services delivery of one of the
largest SBU overseeing dedicated offshore centres for Zensar's global customers.
Sanjay started his career as Scientific Officer in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, one of the India's premier research
institutes, where he was part of team that worked on a project of national importance for Indian Air Forces.
Sanjay has widely lectured in a number of management schools and technical forums.
Sanjay is a university rank holder and IIT and IIM alumni with "Bachelor of Engineering" degree in Electronics & Telecommunication from Pune
University (1977) and "Masters of Technology" degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1979). Sanjay has successfully
completed management development program (MDP) at IIM Ahmedabad (1998).
Meenakshi Vajpai, Sr. Vice President at Bharti Airtel, has managed Technology Services at several business units of Airtel,
starting with business solutions and operations at the mobile unit to heading the product technology group for the B2B business including
Data Centers to running transformational initiatives like internal business transformation through technology. She is currently heading
Architecture for the organization.
In a career spanning over 20 years, Meenakshi has experience in manufacturing, consulting, BPO and now Telecom Services.