Speaker Bio:  

Jinoy Mathew
Group Head - IT, UTV Software Communications
Computer Science Graduate along with Global CIO certification from ISB, Hyderabad. Having 16 years of experience in Media and Entertainment ,Visualization Technology, IT and ERP. Demonstrated leadership in all phases of information systems strategy and engineering, and organizational change. Extensive experience in conceptualizing and executing strategies; assessing market potential, understanding client preferences etc. to achieve key organizational targets. Positions of increasing responsibility have been achieved through out-of-the-box thinking, strategic planning, disciplined program management techniques coupled with analytical, and communications skills. Successful track record in managing the outsourcing and offshoring of application and content development and infrastructure functions.
Mukund Prasad
Director - Corporate Strategy, Business Excellence & Group CIO , Welspun Group
Mukund Prasad is an Engineering Graduate with MBA with over 30 years of rich experience in cross-functional areas, including IT Strategy & Policy Planning, IT Project Management, Systems Design and Implementation, SAP Delivery Practice with reputed group companies & leading IT consulting / service companies. Currently engaged in the role of Director-corporate strategy,Business excellence & Group CIO for Welspun group of companies having a Global responsibility of Asia (Corporate responsibilities and all Manufacturing locations in India and Middle East), Europe(UK/Portugal) ,US(Five locations including two manufacturing units), Mexico(Manufacturing location) and Portugal(Manufacturing location) countries for IT strategy Planning and Implementation. Responsible for Creating an IT Strategy and implementing the same including creation of Primary and secondary Data centres for BCP and Disaster recovery, IT security solutions, Rolling out SAP, APO,BIW,KM,CRM solutions in all the countries and their governance for maximizing the benefits. Additionally, He is also responsible for the Corporate Strategy and Business Excellence function for the various companies of the group to bring Business transformation of the company with the help of Creation of Shared services, Programme and portfolio management capabilities, Process improvement & automation and Corporate governance within the group companies. He uses his personal experience in setting up and running PMOs, as well as managing programs and project portfolios, to help the organization work out the quickest and easiest path to success. His career path has moved in organizations like Tata Steel, PwC, HCL, Ispat, Ranbaxy and now in Welspun Group in India.
Tarun Pandey
Vice President-IT, Aditya Birla Financial Services Group
Tarun is a Visionary, goal oriented Leader with hands on experience in planning, developing and implementing cutting edge information solutions to address business opportunities/challenges. Tarun is also known in the industry for building high power teams to execute projects on a tight time lines in alignment with the Business stakeholders. His career is a testament to the fact that a leader with traits like key change agent and problem solver (with a passion for technology, conceptualizing and implementation) makes a significant impact to the organization and industry. His ever growing hunger to achieve excellence in technology leverage has made him a thought leader amongst his peers in the Industry. Before joining ABFSG, Tarun was Chief Technology Officer at ING Investment Management Company.
Pratap Gharge
Executive Vice President & CIO, Bajaj Electricals
Pratap Gharge is Vice President & CIO of Bajaj Electricals Limited. He has 27 years of rich experience in IT field at various positions starting from Programmer, Analyst, Systems Manager etc. He is heading Information Technology Department of Bajaj Electrials Ltd since year 1997. Bajaj Electricals is one of the oldest companies in the Bajaj Group. The Bajaj Group has a turnover of US$ 5 Billion and enjoys a Market Capitalization of US $ 8 Billions. The Bajaj group employs over 36000 people and its business interests span across sectors like Automobiles, Steel, Sugar, Insurance, Financial services, Consumer goods, Power Transmission, Engineering & Projects, Lighting, Luminaires, Appliances, Fans and Power tools.
Mani Mulki
Chief Information Officer, Pidilite
As the Chief Information Officer at Pidilite Industries, Mani provides executive leadership as Head of IT for all their divisions. He is responsible for all aspects of strategic IT planning, implementation and support as an integral part of business plan. Earlier he served as the Executive Vice President (Corporate Information systems) at Godrej Industries.
Bihag Lalaji
Vice President (Special Projects), Ambuja Cements
Mr Bihag Lalaji, has over 34 years of experience encompassing all areas of IT and systems. He is a Chemical Engineering graduate with Post graduate in "Industrial Engineering and Operational Research" from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He is working since 15 years for Ambuja Cements Ltd currently designated as Vice President (Special Projects). At Ambuja cements he was Project Manager in implementation of a large SAP project covering all module and connecting 2500 people at 200 locations and thereafter as Ambuja coordinator for upgrading sap from version 4.6 to ECC 6.He started career with ICI. He has in the past worked for Wockhardt and Merind as IT head.He is regularly invited to participate as speaker as well as panelists in many professional forums in India and abroad.
Venkat Iyer
Sr. Vice President - Information Technology , STAR India
Venkat has 25+ years of experience working in US and India in various businesses like Renewable Sources of energy (Solar & Wind), Office Equipments, Pharmaceutical, Automotive, IT services and Broadcast Media. His recent functional experience primarily has been in the area of IT Management but have also worked in Sales & Marketing, Business processes, Logistics and distribution. His key interests are in the area of business process improvement through the use of technology
Meheriar Patel
Chief Technology Officer & Head - Information Technology, Globus
With a Leadership Experience of 20+ Years. He Worked across Industries on Enterprise Information Technology. Build Information Technology Architecture for Retail, Airline Group, Banking, Finance, Logistic, and Courier industries. Meheriar patel belived that for achieving business excellence, Knowledge is to be shared. Information Content and Processes have to be developed and mobilized, and innovative expertise will create a differentiator to the path for successful business. He says that Achieving Perfection, Efficiency, Dedication and Processes effectiveness (PEDP) oriented approach will be a key to building a New Enterprise. Specialist in Information technology Architecture Planning, IT Security, Data Center Setup, Quick conversion of Business Requirement to Technology, Understanding of various ERP&rsquot;s, Budgeting, SOA architecture, Always Possible Attitude, Positive and a trend setter in Change Management.
Anil Nama
CIO, CtrlS Datacenters
Anil Nama is a veteran of IT industry with over 19 yrs of experience. He has associated with armed forces and was later part of computer network defense and setting up of CIRT team at IAF, including cyber forensics. He was instrumental in setting up the client series part of Airtel datacenter. Thereafter, he did a brief stint with AKS IT Services as a information security consultant for NIC and Delhi Police. Currently he handles solutions and products at CtrlS Datacenters Ltd across the verticals.
Gaurav Mohan
VP Channels & Head of Mumbai Region, Huawei
Gaurav is an Engineer, MBA with 19 years of extensive industry experience spanning Sales & Marketing in organizations like Microsoft, IBM, Motorola, Ericsson – contributing to growth of industry driving profitable revenue and business models. Having led sales of IT systems & solutions, Consulting and Telecom Infrastructure, Gaurav specializes in Indian IT & Telecom space. In his current role as VP – Channels & Head of Mumbai Region, he leads Huawei’s channels & regional sales team. He & his team focus on strengthening channel business, expanding reach, introducing Huawei products and technologies and enabling new marketing initiatives.
Vivek Kale
Group CIO, Raymond
Vivek Kale is CIO, Raymond Ltd, the Indian Textiles & Apparel major. He has about three decades of professional experience, including fifteen years of managing ERP, CRM and extended-ERP projects in SAP,PeopleSoft, Siebel, and Oracle Applications. He has worked with companies like Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Unisys, Mahindra Consulting US (now Bristlecone), Covansys US and i-flex.His experience includes designing, developing, and consulting on large application software, e-Business, knowledge management, and data warehousing solutions. He has handled and consulted on various aspects of enterprise-wide information modeling, enterprise architectures, business process re-design, and, e-Business architectures. Vivek has done M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Theoretical Physics. He has also authored Implementing SAP R/3: The Guide for Business and Technology Managers, Sams (2000) and A Guide to Implementing Oracle Siebel CRM 8.x, McGraw-Hill India (2009). He has been invited as Guest Lecturer at prestigious institutes like IIM Ahmedabad and for delivering Key Note addresses at industry conferences like ‘Customer Retention, Satisfaction and Loyalty for the Financial Services’. He has been contributing articles to Economic Times, Times of India (TOI) and industry journals like Dataquest, Express Computer and so on.
Vikas Gadre
VP – New Business Initiatives, Tata Chemicals Limited
Vikas is Currently working as Vice President - New business initiatives with Tata Chemicals. His role involves identifying and pursuing business opportunities globally along with other Tata group companies. In addition, He is Head - Biofuels business in Tata Chemicals, which includes a SBU at Nanded in India and Projects in Mozambique and Brazil. Previously He was CIO of Tata Chemicals and was recognized as one of the Global 50 CIO’s by Information week. He served as Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Information Technology committee for Bombay chamber of commerce for 3 years. Currently Vikas is Co-Chairman of the Agri Committee at BCCI. He is also on the CII national committee for Biofuels and National Committee for Biodiesel Association. He teach Business strategy, IT strategy and IT governance at NMIMS, Mumbai. He has completed his B.Tech (Chemical) from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in the year 1973. He holds MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore,in the year 1977.
Sunil Mehta
Sr. VP & Area Systems Director-Central Asia, JWT
Professional experience panning over 28 years. Currently Sunil is working as the Senior Vice-President & Area Systems Director (Central Asia) at JWT since twelve and a half years.He has also been a visiting faculty, mentor and on the selection panel for reputed management institutes and an honorary consultant and advisor to the Government, Mumbai Police and many reputed institutions/colleges as well as publishing houses. sunil is alos member of various CIO clubs and been also on various juries, the likes of Ramakrishna Bajaj Quality Awards, etc. & committees of national & local chambers of commerce such as IMC and been associated with NASSCOM projects. Also been nominated on the global Who&rsquot;s Who of the IT World" as well as one of the TOP 50 Global CIOs -2009 by InformationWeek, USA. He addressed many forums as a chairman or a speaker panelist. He presented papers on new trends in Information Technology and Pre-press technology along with articles in reputed magazines besides being quoted and featured in the media.He represented school and college in various sports & events and am multilingual. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)with a post graduate Masters degree in Financial Management (MFM) from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.Also Post graduate Diploma in Systems Management (PGDSM) from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Graduation degree in Statistics (B.Sc.). He did Various advanced post-graduate computer courses from Bombay University and Various technical workshops and seminars attended on technology and management
Rajesh Raghavan
Solutions Architect, Serena Software
Rajesh Raghavan is a Solutions Architect with 11 years of global experience spanning areas of business process management & delivery management within large transformation programmes. Prior to Serena, Rajesh was a Senior Consultant at Tech Mahindra&rsquot;s BPM Capability Unit. He has been responsible for leading process consulting assignments focusing on Concept-to-Market for existing and Greenfield Customers. He has presented at international industry forums on BPM concepts and its practical application. Rajesh holds an MBA & PGDBASE from SIBM, Pune and a B.E. from MIT, Pune. He holds certifications in PRINCE2 & ITIL.
Anil N
Chief Information Officer, Thermax
Anil specialised in providing the IT edge to Business and is responsible for IT & ERP across all the group companies around the globe for Thermax.Has 26+ years of hard core IT experience, 15 Years of CIO / CTO experience with MNC&rsquot;s like Cadbury India and Thomas Cook India.He has represented India on the International IT board for 6 years, delivered International Lectures on communication in World World VSAT Conference at Vienna, Austri and Dubai, UAE.
Ramnath Iyer
Chief Technology Officer, CRISIL
Ramnath Iyer joined CRISIL in 1997 and currently heads the Technology division. He has executed various technology initiatives, across verticals in CRISIL, such as advisory, ratings and corporate. Technology plays a key role in building scale and in product delivery across CRISIL businesses and is seen as a key growth enabler for the group. During his 14 year stint with CRISIL, he has worked on various projects in the infrastructure, ratings and technology divisions. Previously, he was the Director, Ratings Operations, Process and Control. Prior to this, Ramnath also worked with CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory, where he acquired deep expertise across sectors and spearheaded the international expansion agenda.One of the interesting assignments he has undertaken was the development and implementation of Service Level Agreements for the Shared Services Department of the African Development Bank.
Gaurav Mohan
VP Channels & Head of Mumbai Region, Huawei India
Gaurav is an Engineer, MBA with 19 years of extensive industry experience spanning Sales & Marketing in organizations like Microsoft, IBM, Motorola, Ericsson – contributing to growth of industry driving profitable revenue and business models. Having led sales of IT systems & solutions, Consulting and Telecom Infrastructure, Gaurav specializes in Indian IT & Telecom space. In his current role as VP – Channels & Head of Mumbai Region, he leads Huawei’s channels & regional sales team. He & his team focus on strengthening channel business, expanding reach, introducing Huawei products and technologies and enabling new marketing initiatives.