Speaker Bio:  

A. N. Ravichandran
President and Director, Fenner India
A.N. Ravichandran has been President and Director of Fenner India, a flagship company of the JK Group, since 2008. With over 32 years of industrial experience, his specialization includes strategic business development, turnarounds, marketing and operations management. Prior to joining Fenner, as the head of the Consumer Products Group in Crompton Greaves, with three SBUs, he was responsible for turning these ailing businesses into blue chips, through systematic application. He has served as the Vice Chairman of the Indian Fan Manufacturers’ Association, and Vice Chairman of the IDEMA, a CII body, and also as an elected member of SIAM. With a master’s degree in business administration from IIM – Ahmedabad, he is also attributed in writing a well - received book on strategic marketing.
S.V. Kaushik
Sr VP - (IT & Internal Audit), Tube Investments of India
S.V. Kaushik comes with around 35 years of experience in the IT sector. Presently, he is serving as the Senior Vice President (Information Technology & Internal Audit)in Tube Investments of India, a subsidiary of Murugappa Group where he spent a substantial part of his career across companies like TI of India, CUMI and EID Parry to name a few. He has held senior positions like Head of Treasury, CFO of a Group Company and General Manager Projects where he re-organized multiple divisional IT Departments into a centralized service. Kaushik is also an active member of professional bodies like CIO Association and Institute of Internal Auditors.
HR Mohan
AVP - Systems, The Hindu
With over 35 years of experience, H. R. Mohan is currently serving as the AVP - Systems of The Hindu where he spent a considerable part of his career. He has also worked as a Systems Engineer at Seshasayee Paper & Boards in the past. He is also affiliated with various other organizations such as CSI (Computer Society of India) as the Chairman and IEEE where he is the Vice - president of the Chennai branch.
P Shobhana Ravi
Chief Information & Learning Officer, Tractors & Farm Equipment
Shobhana has been a management professional for 27 years in IT, learning & development and change management. She has implemented SAP in 1999 in a record of seven months, introducing industry leading technologies in B2B, B2C and employee portal, leading TAFE on its CII EXIM Business Excellence journey and automating most HR Processes in the organization are a few of her career highlights. She has been awarded the GOLD CIO award of CIOL enterprise Connect Award twice, (in 2004 under the INR 1000 crore business category and in 2010 Above the INR 1000 crore business category) and the CIO Magazine CIO-100 Award in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Mahesh Manchi
CIO, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India
Mahesh has 21 years of diversified experience in Finance Institutions like Standard & Chartered Bank, SIDBI and industrial houses like Ashok Leyland Group. Few of his accomplishments in the last few years in MHRIL have been consolidation of application and infrastructure areas, establishing a robust reservation systems including web based on-line booking, solid productivity and communication systems, removing technology obsolescence in multiple areas and making MHRIL, the 1st Vacation Ownership company in the world to receive ISO 27001 certification.
Sridharan S
SVP – IT, Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
S Sridharan is currently Senior Vice President ‐ Information Technology & Industrial Engineering at Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, a globally recognized integrated pharma company. Holding B.E.(Hons) and MBA qualifications, he has worked in leading organizations like Tata Tea, Eicher & Lucas‐TVS prior to Orchid. He has extensive experience in Information Technology and Business Processes in Auto, FMCG and Pharma sectors for the last 26 years.
Ashok Kannan
AVP - IT Head, Ashok Leyland John Deere Construction Equipment
Ashok is currently Head-IT (AVP) for the Ashok Leyland John Deere Construction Equipment Co., a new joint venture between Ashok Leyland, part of 30 billion USD Hinduja Group, and John Deere, part of 24 billion USD Deere & Co. Ashok currently plays the roles of CIO, CTO and CISO for this new JV. He has 21 years of IT management experience, out of which 17 years were in SAP Project-Program-Practice-Delivery-Pre-sales & Bid Management. Prior to this JV, he has worked in Alstom, T-Systems, Xansa and Mahindra Satyam. In Alstom, he has worked as SBU Head along with managing IT & SAP Projects.
Siva Padmanabhan
VP - IT, Flextronics
Siva has over 18 years of experience in global leadership roles in management consulting and information technology. He also has over a decade of experience in Management Consulting. He has extensive experience in leading ERP-enabled business transformation programs and in Business Intelligence as well. As Vice President in Flextronics’ global IT organization, he is responsible for all of Flextronics supply chain & customer facing IT applications - including ERP, Warehouse Management Systems, Advanced Planning Systems, B2B systems managing a globally distributed team of solution architects, project managers, business analysts, development and testing resources.
K.S Vijaya Krishna
Sr Manager - IT, Hindustan Motors
Vijaya Krishna has 20+ years of experience in Mfg (G M Pens & Saint-Gobain Glass), Finance (ABFL) and Auto Industries (Hindustan Motors).
Ramalingam Thyagarajan
CTO/CIO, Madura Micro Finance
Ramalingam is a seasoned IT professional, with varied experience in product development and application delivery. He has been spearheading organizational change management and business transformation through innovative IT solutions at Madura Micro Finance. Has a holistic view of IT’s role in operations / delivery, having worked in a large IT services company and a small start-up. An alumni of NIT Warangal and IIM Calcutta, he has successfully led teams in onshore / offshore model architecting N-tier applications on open, scalable platforms. Has domain exposure in Banking & Finance, Securities, m-Commerce, m-Banking and Information Security.
Navodit Kumar Garg
Director – Alliances & Solutions, Huawei Enterprise Business Group
Navodit Kumar Garg, Director – Alliances & Solutions, is responsible for cultivating and nurturing the alliance relationship with key Partners for Huawei Enterprise Group. His key role has been to understand the Partner needs/pain points and providing another option over existing vendors, which finally provides value to customers technically/commercially. A gold medalist and graduated in B.Tech Electronics & Communications from GNDU Punjab and also holds Management degree. He has rich experience of 16 years in the telecom industry; served in Major Telcos like VSNL, TCL and Reliance Infocom. Prior to Huawei he was in Nortel, responsible for solution sales on CEN and Optical Networks. In Huawei he has been key architect of many solutions for major netwroks like Airtel, Aircel, Reliance and Idea.
Kaushik Mandal
Chief Sales and Delivery Officer, Nelco
Kaushik has over 21 years of work experience in IT and Telecom segment. Having handled various portfolios ranging from sales, product management, running business operations to streamlining delivery process, Kaushik has been associated closely with the end customers. He has keen interest in understanding changing needs of the customer and finding ways to address these needs in an innovative manner. Currently engaged with one of the leading Vsat and Managed Services company, Nelco, a TATA Group Enterprise, he has been instrumental in establishing the Vsat business for the Tatas in the last 10 years. He is driving the business around security & surveillance and the innovative managed services with the speciality of bringing together management of non-IT and conventional IT devices under one umbrella.
Philip M
Sales Head - SAARC, Cyberoam
Philip has been working in the IT industry for the last 14+ years. He brings tremendous amount of experience in information security with companies like Netsol, 3D networks and G7 infotech. He also brings in extensive technology skills as he has also worked as Presales head in companies like Precision Techserve.