Top 10 CTO’s of India in 2023

1. Shyam Prabhakar Mardikar 

Company:Reliance Industries ltd

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shyammardikar/?originalSubdomain=in

Shyam Prabhakar Mardikar, the CTO of Reliance, has been a driving force behind the company’s technological advancements, propelling them to success in the telecommunications industry. His expertise and leadership have shaped Reliance’s future, ensuring they stay at the forefront of innovation. With a focus on new technologies, infrastructure development, and network expansion, Shyam Prabhakar Mardikar’s vision has revolutionized the telecom sector in India. Reliance’s continued growth and success are a testament to his dedication and passion for innovation. With him leading the way, Reliance is poised to maintain its position as a leader in the telecommunications industry.

2. K Anant Krishnan 

Company: Tata Consultancy Services ltd

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ananth-krishnan-b1a5b6/?originalSubdomain=in

K Anant Krishnan is the Retired CTO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest IT company and has a wealth of experience in the technology industry. He has been with TCS for over 25 years and has played a key role in driving innovation and digital transformation for the company. K Anant Krishnan is known for his expertise in areas such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. His leadership and technical acumen have contributed to TCS’s success as a global leader in IT services and consulting.

3. Rafee Tarafdar 

Company: Infosys ltd

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rafeetarafdar/?originalSubdomain=in

Rafee Tarafdar serves as Infosys’s Chief Technology Officer CTO, overseeing technology strategy, emerging technology adoption, client partnerships, and talent development. He founded the Strategic Technology Group, focusing on complex cloud and digital transformations. Rafee led Infosys’s internal digital transformation through the Live Enterprise program, now assisting clients in their own transformations. He is a co-author of “The Live Enterprise” book, contributed to an HBR paper on large-scale transformation, and has published numerous technology papers.

4. Vaidhyanath Subbarayan 

Company: Hindustan Unilever ltd

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vaidyanathsubbaraman

Vaidhyanath Subbarayan holds the position of CTO CIO and Global Director for Technology in the FMCG and Retail sector, specifically in the realm of B2B e-commerce and supply chain. He is a technologist at heart and have a vast background in various areas, including customer development, retail distribution, supply chain, and more. He have experience leading global programs across numerous regions and are known for their strengths in tech strategy, innovation, and managing large teams. His passion lies in tackling diverse challenges and driving digital business transformations with a focus on generating business value through technology.

5. Sudipta Bhattacharya 

Company: Adani group 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sudipta-bhattacharya-8756152/

Sudipta Bhattacharya holds the position of CTO of the Adani group and CEO of Adani Group – North America and the Chief Technology Officer of the Adani Group. He previously served as the CEO of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), India’s largest multi-port operator. Before that, he led the merger of four divisions at Invensys to form Invensys Operations Management, which was later acquired by Schneider Electric for $5.2 billion. He also held a senior role at SAP, overseeing a portfolio with combined revenues of $3 billion. Sudipta has been involved in leadership positions with various organizations, including the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA). He’s received recognition, such as being named Minority Business Leader of the Year by the Dallas Business Journal and a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year competition. He has also contributed to the University of Texas, Dallas School of Management’s Center for Intelligent Supply Networks as an Advisory Board Member.

6. Balaji Rajagopalan  

Company: State bank of India

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/balaji-rajagopalan-6a1ab423/?originalSubdomain=in

Balaji Rajagopalan is an experienced IT leader with a strong background in Banking and Financial services, holding the position of CTO at State Bank of India. He have a distinguished career that includes leadership roles in IT companies and banking technology groups. His expertise covers a wide range of areas, including Enterprise Architecture, Technology Transformation, BFSI domain, Intelligent Automation, and more. He is known for his ability to align technology with business goals, manage risk, and ensure effective governance. His previous role as Group Technology Head at ICICI Bank involved overseeing technology solutions across various banking functions and regions.

7. Anurag Jain 

Company: Bajaj Finance ltd

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/anurag-jain-7971bb12/?originalSubdomain=in

He is serving as a CTO at Bajaj Finance, he is an experienced IT professional has spent over 25 years managing business units with P&L responsibility. He excel in identifying and solving problems to enhance efficiency and savings. His expertise encompasses various IT areas, including cybersecurity, analytics, and technology strategy. He have a track record of successfully leading innovative IT projects, managing multi-million dollar deals globally, and receiving prestigious industry awards like the Bajaj Finserv Group Leadership Award and CIO100 Honoree 2020.

8. Milind Nagnur  

Company: Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nagnur/

Milind Nagnur is currently the Chief Technology Officer CTO at Kotak Mahindra Bank, overseeing technology and engineering across various banking sectors. He focus on positioning the bank for the future through product engineering, cloud, data analytics, and innovation while ensuring the core infrastructure’s resiliency, reliability, and cybersecurity.

Before joining Kotak Mahindra Bank, he held the CTO position at Early Warning, the parent company of Zelle payments, and were the EVP & Chief Information Officer for Innovation & Strategic Services at Wells Fargo Bank. In earlier roles, he led technology initiatives at Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase. He hold a Bachelor of Technology Degree from IIT Bombay and an MBA in Computer Information Systems and Finance from IIM Calcutta.

9. Subha Tatavarti 

Company: Wipro ltd

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/subha-t-45a133

Subha Tatavarti is Computer Science master’s graduate residing in the Bay Area, brings a wealth of experience to her role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Wipro. She has held key positions at renowned US companies like Walmart and Paypal. Her career transitioned to Wipro in 2021, where she served as a senior director, overseeing technology commercialization. During her tenure at Walmart, she led product and technology development, with a focus on Enterprise Infrastructure, Security, Data Science, and Edge platforms. Her portfolio included cutting-edge technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence. Her  career spans over two decades, encompassing product development, cloud computing, data technology, and analytics. As Wipro’s CTO, she heads various teams, including Service Transformation and Robotics. Subha Tatavarti’s appointment underscores her remarkable contributions and expertise in the technology sector.

10. Randeep Sekhon 

Company: Bharti Airtel Ltd

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randeep-sekhon/?originalSubdomain=in

Randeep Sekhon is serving as a CTO at Bharti Airtel Ltd, he is passionate about transforming the role of mobile operators, shifting them from access providers to digital lifestyle providers who deliver value to their customers through a customer-first and digital-first strategy. His distinct blend of business leadership experience and a deep understanding of technology empowers him to achieve business success and turnarounds. His past experiences in technology leadership have given you the ability to utilize technology and a digital-first approach to generate value for enterprises.

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