Speaker Bio:  

Gourav Srivastava
CIO, Randstad India
Gourav has more than 26 years of experience in Execution Excellence, Business Alignment, Business Efficiency, Data Security, and Application Architecture & IT Infrastructure Management and has rare blend of Business and Technology Leadership Experience. Gourav is Visionary, Technology Strategist and People Person and has worked in Manufacturing, Research & Development, Financial Services, Telecommunications and Consulting Domain. At Randstad India (ma foi Randstad) , he is responsible for Business IT Alignment, IT Strategy, IT Security, Application Landscape and IT Operations for its multiple businesses in India and Sri Lanka.
Rajiv Shankar
CIO, Colorplus
Rajiv Shankar, CIO of Colorplus prior to joining Colorplus was Head of IT Solutions Team for Walmart India and was responsible for building IT Solutions architecture while Walmart was setting their footprint in India. Rajiv has held executive level technology leadership roles with several leading companies including Levi Strauss India, Benetton India , Barista Coffee , Gestetner India. He has demonstrated both strategic and hands-on experience in enabling his employers to achieve great business value, efficiency and growth from strategic, process and organizational alignment through enabling IS/IT (especially in SAP & MFG/Pro environments) in Retail, Manufacturing, Fashion and Office Automation industries.
Vivek Ravindran
Director – Core & App Platform, Microsoft
Vivek Ravindran manages the Core Application and Application Platform business for the Southern region. Vivek’s team’s charter is to help customers understand the value of running enterprise IT at internet scale by intelligently employing a hybrid model of Public and Private Clouds. Over 15 years of experience in the Technology Industry with Ramco systems, Talisma and Microsoft in the areas of Application Development, Consulting, Support and Sales. Helped incubate the Product support teams in Ramco and in Talisma. In a previous life, was involved in solving complex technology issues for customers on the SQL platform as part of Microsoft’s support and consulting group.
Siva Padmanabhan
Vice President, Information Technology , Flextronics
Siva has over 18 years of experience in global leadership roles in management consulting and information technology. 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 etc. He manages a globally distributed team of solution architects, project managers, business analysts, development and testing resources. Previously, Siva led the industry solutions group for Consumer Products Vertical in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He also has over a decade of experience in Management Consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Infosys Consulting. He has extensive experience in leading ERP-enabled business transformation programs and in Business Intelligence. Siva is an MBA from IIM, Bangalore and is a Certified Six-sigma Black Belt and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Varadarajan N
Senior General Manager – IT, Madras Cements
Varadarajan is a senior General Manager- IT in Madras cements. He has 30 years of experience in IT. Prior to Madras cement he has also worked in NTPC, New Delhi. He had done his M.S – Software Systems from BITS Pilani,MBA-HR from Osmania and B.E from PSG Tech. His areas of expertise are ERP Implementation, Software Development Projects, Enterprise Mobile Computing, BI & MIS Development, Data Center Management, Advanced EXCEL, Training (International Certified Trainer).
Arvind Sivaramakrishnan
CIO, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise
Arvind Sivaramakrishnan is the CIO of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise,India and is based out Chennai, India. He is responsible for the IT strategy and implementation of IT initiative across the Apollo Hospitals group. Arvind has extensive experience in management consulting ,architecting, and building solutions for enterprise wide applications. His experience in the domain of health care IT has spanned geographies across the world. Prior to his current assignment, Arvind was with Computer Sciences Corporation, in Michigan USA. Apart from ICT solutions in the Healthcare domain, Arvind has keen interest in IT solutions that aid Quality and Service excellence in service industries. Arvind holds a technology degree in electronics engineering from Anna University, India , is a certified project management professional from the PMI,USA and Six Sigma Black belt from ASQ,USA.
CIO, TVS Motor
T.G.Dhandapani is a Chartered Accountant having more than 30 years of professional experience in the fields of Finance, Business planning, Operations, Projects and IT. He has been serving in TVS group for 29 years and handles IT for Sundaram Clayton / TVS Motor group of companies for last 11 years. He is responsible for IT strategy development and execution in 10 companies including TVS Motor and Sundaram Clayton. 8 successful SAP implementations were carried-out under his leadership.
L. Veeraragavan
CIO, Esab India
Quality-driven Leader with 21 years of experience in building responsive organisations through strategic solutions for startups and turnarounds; Strategic Executive with excellent track record in spearheading the execution of programmes on ERP Implementation, Change management, IT Infrastructure Management, Service Delivery & support and Data Centre Technology for the Manufacturing Sector.
Rangaraja Sundraraj P
Professor, IIT Madras
Professor R. P. Sundarraj is currently a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras. Prior to that, he has held tenured faculty positions at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and at Clark University, USA, as well as a stint at Qatar University. Professor Sundarraj obtained his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the NIT-Tiruchy, and his MS and Ph.D. in Management and Computer Sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His teaching and research encompass the development of methodologies for the efficient design and management of emerging information systems, as well as the use of parallel computing for solving large-scale problems. His work has been supported by grants and research contracts in different countries. Professor Sundarraj has published in various national and international journals such as Mathematical Programming, IEEE Transactions, ACM Transactions and European Journal of Operational Research. In addition, he has provided e-commerce solutions for marketing and inventory-management problems arising in Fortune 100 companies.
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.
Alexander Zarovsky
Chief of International Business Development,, InfoWatch
Alexander Zarovsky graduated from Moscow State Technical University in 1999, specializing in Cybernetics. Alexander holds an MBA degree from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation. Alexander started his career in 1997 as a programmer. Then he took various positions as technical consultant and business development manager. His previous experience includes initiating and managing Moscow branches of several companies, such as Vested Development Inc. (USA), CMA Small Systems AB (Sweden) and UralSibBank - Finacle Implementation Project (Infosys, India). Since 2010 Alexander has been developing international business for InfoWatch. Under his management the company has significantly expanded its regional partner network and achieved first success on the global market.
Pramod Rao
Head - Microsoft Solution, Dimension Data India
Pramod has over 16 years of extensive sales experience in the Information Technology industry, having worked on both hardware and software technologies and solutions. His expertise covers from the desktops & Server Infrastructure to Cloud solutions encompassing all the components needed for a heterogeneous computing environment. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional. Prior to Dimension Data, ha has spent 9 years with Sonata Software, where he was responsible for driving Microsoft business for EPG segment pan India.