1. Pramod Kumbhar
Company- Praj Industries Ltd.
Pramod Kumbhar is the CTO at Praj Industries Ltd.
2. Praveen Chavada
Company- Aarti Industries Ltd.
Praveen Chavada is a seasoned IT professional with over 23 years of experience in the industry. For the last 15+ years, he has been dedicated to the Manufacturing domain, playing a crucial role in shaping and aligning IT strategies with business objectives. Praveen excels in planning IT infrastructure, including LAN, WAN/VPN, messaging, and applications, and has expertise in IT governance, SLA management, and annual IT budgeting. His specialization also extends to digital projects for manufacturing, IoT, and Industry 4.0, as well as project management and vendor negotiation. Praveen’s contributions have been instrumental in integrating acquired companies into UPL’s global IT platform and improving international location IT infrastructure to meet global standards.
3. Kiran Komatla
Company- Restaurant Brand Asia
Kiran Komatla is a highly experienced Senior IT Professional with over 20 years of expertise in the Retail Business, Information Technology, and Project Management. He possesses a strong functional knowledge of customer experience innovations, loyalty programs, eCommerce, delivery management, replenishment tools, vendor management, outsourcing, and ERP implementations. Kiran’s extensive background includes working with large, cross-functional, and multicultural international teams to deliver multiple concurrent projects successfully. His effective communication, strong people management skills, and sharp business acumen make him a valuable asset in engaging stakeholders to use technology for transformative processes, driving sustainable business growth, and achieving organizational KPIs.
4. Ankit Patel
Company- Avenues India Pvt. Ltd.
Ankit Patel is an accomplished IT leader with 18+ years of successful track record in product development, infrastructure operations, network management, and process development. He possesses extensive expertise in application development and deployment, database management, website operations, and optimizing software operations with structural designs. Ankit’s all-round experience in various demanding business-driven models has proven invaluable in achieving excellence. Currently, he holds the position of managing the technology infrastructure for the company, overseeing staff and resources across India, United States, and Singapore. His specialized skills include developing booking engines, fares management systems, and other external connectivity solutions to drive business growth and operational efficiency.
5. Anil Gupta
Company- KEI Industries Ltd.
Anil Gupta is a renowned and accomplished expert in the Indian cable and wire industry, known for his strong belief in technology. His customer-centric approach and futuristic vision have led to the production of high-quality cable and wire products. As the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of KEI Group of Companies, he has been instrumental in pioneering path-breaking innovations, guiding the company to undisputed leadership in the category. With over 40 years of experience, Anil Gupta’s dynamic leadership has shaped various marketing, production, quality control, and product development policies. His exceptional and unsurpassed contributions have been vital to the company’s remarkable success.
6. Anand Wagh
Company- Hikal Ltd.
Anand Wagh is the CTO at Hikal Ltd.
7. Karan Mehta
Karan Mehta is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Ring, specializing in building innovative products in diverse sectors like payments, e-commerce, and various on-demand services. With his expertise in technology and product development, he is currently leading the creation of a cutting-edge lending life cycle product for consumer lending in India. This ambitious project aims to revolutionize the lending process by offering a fully digital and automated experience. Karan’s visionary approach and technical acumen are driving the company’s mission to deliver seamless and efficient solutions, enhancing the user experience and making a significant impact in the Indian consumer lending industry.
8. Jaimin Shah
Jaimin Shah, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Toothsi, is a seasoned professional with expertise in various specialties such as Full Stack Development, Databases, Search Engines, and Internet technologies. His proficiency extends to architecting large-scale web-based distributed enterprise applications, making him a valuable asset in leading technical projects. Jaimin’s hands-on approach, coupled with extensive research and development skills, ensures the successful delivery of projects with a focus on performance, scalability, and maintenance. As the CTO, he plays a pivotal role in developing, deploying, and monitoring production systems, contributing significantly to the growth and success of Toothsi as a leading dental care service provider.
9. Surendra Bisht
Company- Jindal Stainless
Surendra Bisht, with 30 years of diverse experience in manufacturing, information technology, and business functions, is a seasoned professional known for driving digital transformation. His career encompasses various roles, from shop-floor operations to leading technology initiatives. Surendra has played a pivotal role in implementing improvement programs, including ISO 9001, TPM, Six Sigma, and more. He successfully led the SAP core team and established SAP as the single version of truth for business information. His leadership extended to a global SAP implementation covering multiple plants and sales offices. Currently, as Digital Transformation Lead at Jindal Stainless, he is spearheading the adoption of emerging technologies and cloud-based solutions, driving the organization’s digital journey.
10. Ramanathan Vairamani
Company- Rallis India Ltd.
Ramanathan Vairamani is an esteemed research leader in the Agriculture Industry with over 20 years of experience. His expertise lies in genetics, crop breeding, novel breeding technologies, crop protection, and crop nutrition. He excels in developing strategies that align with business goals and drive transformation. With a strong background in program management and a strategic approach, Ramanathan has built and led matrix-managed teams to achieve organizational objectives related to products, technologies, and traits. He is skilled in fostering a culture of innovation, scouting for collaboration opportunities, and leveraging partnerships for mutual benefit. His excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills make him a valuable asset in the agricultural research field.