The Indian startup ecosystem has produced excellent IT talent for many years. From developing consumer apps to developing robust B2B commercial software products employing cutting-edge technology, Indian technologists have consistently provided additional comfort to users. While India has the world’s largest reservoir of technical talent, their work can now be seen all over the world, with nearly all of the major US technology corporations employing technology pioneers of Indian heritage. A chief technology officer (CTO) is the highest technology executive position within a company and leads the technology or engineering department. They develop policies and procedures and use technology to enhance products and services that focus on external customers.
Here is a list of CTO’s who have created an impact in their field.
01. SHYAM MARDIKAR
Company – Reliance Industries
Shyam Prabhakar Mardikar is The Group Chief Technology Officer – Mobility at Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (India), an Indian multinational telecommunications services company, headquartered in [ Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra], India, it operates a national LTE network with coverage across all 22 telecom circles. Jio does not offer 2G or 3G service, and instead uses voice over LTE to provide voice service on its network.
02. K ANANTH KRISHNAN
Company – Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Around 25 years of experience in Information Technology and capital market (DP, Custody, Equities and Derivatives markets, Portfolio Management System, Mutual Fund, core and retail Banking, Credit Cards/Channels etc). Technology professional with the proven ability to deliver impetus to business and operations via efficient deployment of Information Technology. His specialties are People Management, Technology alignment with Business Plan, Capital Market, Preparation and Implementation of Policies and Procedures, Information Security, Vendor Management, Technical Architecture, Project Management.
03. RAFEE TARAFDAR
Company – Infosys
Rafee is a VP and Unit Technology Officer (CTO) within Global Delivery organization at Infosys. In this role, he leads the Enterprise Architecture practice across industry segments, driving enterprise architecture and technology solutions for large and complex transformation programs cutting across Custom Application Development, BI & Data Analytics, Cloud & infrastructure and Enterprise Packages & Platforms. Additionally he also provides technology leadership to the Legacy Modernization solution across the organization and mentors, guides architects within the global delivery organization. Rafee has played diverse roles from setting up successful architecture & technology teams globally, providing advisory services to senior executives of fortune 500 organizations and playing the role of CTO & Enterprise architect for large transformation programs. Prior to Infosys he used to architect, design and develop products and platforms for Virtusa, Misys and Cadem
04. SUDIPTA BHATTACHARYA
Company – Adani Group
Sudipta Bhattacharya is the CEO for the Adani Group – North America. He is also the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Group. Prior to his current roles he has also held the positions of CEO Adani Ports and SEZ (APSEZ) and Chief Strategy Officer for the Group. Before joining the Adani Group he was the CEO of the Invensys’ Safety and Control and Software business. Prior to Invensys he was the Senior Vice President for SAP’s Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing and Engineering product portfolio. He has also worked for 10 years for the Tata Group in India managing chemical plant operations, engineering projects and supply chain operations.
05. PREM THUDIA
Company – Nestlé India Limited
Prem Thudia Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer – Persona, a Nestlé Health Science company. He had 20 years of experience in the IT industry to help companies achieve success. By taking a founding principle and fully developing it into an automated technology solution, he enable companies to rapidly grow and develop from a sound foundation. For the past 14 years, he had focused on the development of all technologies as the CTO for companies co-founded by Jason Brown, including the most recent personalized nutrition startup, Persona, which was acquired by Nestlé Health Science Company in August 2019. I developed and implemented the Partner web portal for Amadeus Global Travel Network, as well as solving complex issues through my database management experience.
06. RAHUL MULAY
Company – Adani Capital
Heading the Information technology department for Adani Capital which is an NBFC and the Adani group’s latest venture into financial services. Adani Capital is in the business of helping Entrepreneurs, Businessmen, Farmers, Dealers and Suppliers economic growth by providing customised lending solutions in the areas of Supply Chain finance, Farm equipments, Commercial Vehicles ,Entrepreneur loans. A multi-faceted professional with close to 18 years of experience and consistent achievement in a lead capacity primarily accountable for complete IT project delivery, business application implementations and IT operations. Demonstrated capabilities in conceptualization, design and implementation of Business IT enterprise applications in Retail banking, Private Banking and Retail Broking domain within budget and controlled costs. Expertise in identification and evaluation of IT software solutions. Adept at working in high pressure environments with strict deadlines.
07. RANDEEP SEKHON
Company – Bharti Airtel
Randeep Singh Sekhon is Chief Technology Officer for Bharti Airtel India and South Asia. He is passionate about transforming the position of Mobile operators from access providers to digital lifestyle providers delivering value to its customers via customer first and digital first strategy. He has a unique mix of business leadership experience and deep technology understanding to drive business success and turnaround. His experiences in technology leadership roles have enabled him to leverage technology and digital first approach for enterprise value generation.
08. ARUNA RAO
Company – Kotak Mahindra Bank
Aruna Rao, chief technology officer (CTO), Kotak Mahindra Bank and group companies, believes that the banking sector has multiple technology options to choose from on both the payments and the lending sides. “On the payments side, new technologies such as near field connectivity, QR codes and biometrics are available for devices. Simultaneously, there are a whole set of new payment networks at the backend,” she says. In the lending space, Rao sees a lot of potential in terms of online credit decision-making that helps determine customers’ creditworthiness and arrive at faster and more accurate decisions on loan approvals, etc. However, there are several challenges involved in the adoption of new technologies in the banking sector, she adds. These include reskilling and upgrading workforce capabilities, governance issues given the accelerated rate of release of new technologies, and cybersecurity challenges.
09. KALYAN KUMAR
Company – HCL Technologies
Kalyan Kumar (popularly known as “KK”) is the Global CTO & Head – Ecosystems for HCL Technologies. As Global CTO, KK plays a pivotal in defining Product & Technology Strategy, building strategic partner ecosystems, and blueprinting next-gen technology through startup exploration, incubation and open Innovation/open source. As the Head of Ecosystems, KK is responsible for all Cloud Ecosystem Units (AWS/Google/Microsoft/IBM-Redhat/SAP) as well as Tech OEM Ecosystem Units (Dell Tech/VMware/Cisco/Intel). KK also leads the company’s Cloud Offering – #HCLCloudSmart which includes Cloud Strategy, Industry Cloud Consulting, Offering Management and Cloud Native Labs network accelerating the journey to cloud across all the segments of HCL businesses. In his technology exploration avatar, KK heads the Enterprise Technology Office (ETO) driving next-gen technology choices for breakthrough innovation and leapfrog growth. Steering through multiple new tech engagements over the years, KK is quite active within Venture Capital, Growth Equity and Start-up circle across the globe and also is spearheading the HCL Open Source, Open Innovation with Startups and Industry Forums. Over the past two decades, KK has been instrumental in driving HCL’s multiple Practices including Digital Foundation (Hybrid Cloud BU, Digital Workplace BU, Enterprise & Telco Networks), Integrated IT Operations (AI Centric), Autonomics and Unified Service Management (XAAS/SIAM Orchestration), Security & GRC and Cross Functional Services. Right from conceptualizing the Industry’s First BSM SaaS offering with MTaaS in 2008 and to establishing the DRYICE.AI Software Division which pioneered new way to deliver outcome based AIOPS Products & Platforms and has been involved in various new initiatives and incubation over the past decade.
10. RAJESH CHAVAN
Company – Avenue Ecommerce Limited – DMart
As a Chief Technology Officer– Rajesh is accountable for all the technology directions, Engineering and Deployment of Business initiatives of Avenue Ecommerce Limited – DMart. Rajesh directly owns all the aspects like strategic roadmap, team ramp-ups, vendor, alliance and partner management, Solution Designs, Architecture, Engineering and Quality Assurance of below focus areas. Digital Channels – Revamp of the Mobile Apps and responsive Retail Commerce Experience, decoupled with power of IBM WCS Commerce Engine. Enterprise Platform – Development and rollouts of Retail Enterprise Platform for enabling Warehouse Operations and Last Mile Delivery. Infrastructure – All the physical architecture and infrastructure for running Digital and Enterprise platforms in-house. SAP – Development and enhancements of SAP, connecting to Digital channels and DMarReady pick-up points and smaller store formats.
11. ANURAG JAIN
Company – Bajaj Finserv
Anurag Jainis the Chief Information & Technology Officer of Bajaj Finserv. He have 25 years of experience in managing Business/Function Unit with P&L ownership. He have experienced in managing Technology and Analytics functions including System Software, Assets & Servers, Data & Cyber security, Network infrastructure, End User Services, BCP & DR models, Technology Innovation, Advance Analytics, Business Intelligence and Regulatory Compliance and Expert in defining IT Strategy and Policies, setting Unit Operations and Delivery Excellence processes. Member of board executive committees for IT Strategy, Risk and Audit Governance. Successfully handled several multi-million dollar deals across the globe with large team size and complex solutions involving cross functional teams, vendors and third parties for complete System Integrated Solution Management. He is the winner of prestigious Bajaj Finserv Group Leadership Award, CIO100 Honoree 2020 (IDG), CIO Power List 2020 (Core Media), BFSI Digital Innovation Award (Express Computers/Indian Express), Super Hero of the Moment (BHFL) and many more.
12. MADHUKAR SRIVASTAVA
Company – Larsen & Toubro
Madhukar Srivastava is the Chief Technology Officer of Larsen & Toubro of Smart World & Communication business and responsible for providing Technical leadership in all aspects of business and positioning the company’s strategy for technology, solutions & services integrations while further implementing new technologies that yield competitive advantage. He ia an technically proficient Telecom & ICT professional and business-savvy management leader with over 36 years of experience and exposure with State Government, Central Government, Defence, and public sectors. Proven ability in achieving strategic objectives, while formulating and implementing advanced technology and business solutions to meet a wide range of business needs. He have experience in handling P&L, strategic business development, ICT, and IT domains.
13. RAMAN C V
Company – Maruti Suzuki
Raman C V is the Chief Technology Officer of Maruti Suzuki. He is the Product design & product development in passenger car industry. Headed various product development teams. Project management from concept to SOP. Experience in vendor development & supply chain management including supplier upgradation through joint venture & technical collaborations. His specialties are Product design & development. Vendor development & supply chain management.
14. SUDHAKAR MARUR
Company – Tata Steel
Sudhakar Marur is the Chief Technology Officer of Tata Steel. He is the Carbon Fiber & products development in the industry. Headed various composite materials & applications for the development of the team. His specialties are Computational Mechanics & Geometry.
15. RAVI PICHAN
Company – HDFC Life
Ravi Pichan is the Chief Technology Officer of HDFC Life. He is a positive, results-driven, high energy global Business and Technology Executive with 27 years of experience in Financial Services. Extensive experience in delivering transformation programs with a hands on approach to drive strategy, architecture, implementation of innovative & cost effective solutions. This has resulted in value creation for organizations in a highly regulated, competitive & changing global landscape. He is a leader with experience in managing budgets for large portfolios with an eye for detail who leverages technology to fuel business growth. An extensive global experience working for Tier 1 Banks in US, UK, Asia and their captives in India. He had an experience in leading and inspiring teams of over 1500 professionals that includes setting up & scaling capability at delivery centres across geographies covering people, processes and competency building and also experience in working and delivering programs (Fixed price and T & M) in an agile environment working with several hundred professionals across multiple geographies and varying competencies.
16. SANDEEP DEB
Company – Larsen & Toubro Infotech
Sandeep Deb is the Chief Technology Officer of Larsen & Toubro Infotech. He is a seasoned technology leader with over 20 years of experience spanning across Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Education sectors across multiple geographies and with a reputation for achieving business growth objectives through technology-driven strategy and execution. He had an innovative strategist with deep experience in building and managing niche technology groups, long-term client relationships, and highly motivated teams. Passionately grooms and nurtures teams to be creative, innovative, and bring about unique value propositions for customers. He did his graduation from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering, avid reader, loves teaching, carpentry, electronics, metalworking and applying technology, in general, to change the world around him.
17. DR. ASPI N. PATEL
Company – Aditya Birla Chemicals
Aspi N. Patel is the Chief Technology Officer of Aditya Birla Group. He is an accomplished and proven leader with more than 30 years experience stewarding technical, manufacturing and marketing functions in global flooring markets, auto, construction materials, building products, filtration and packaging industries. With demonstrated ability to lead and mentor cross-functional teams with responsibility for research, development and commercialization of new products and processes, manufacturing and sales. Established track record working with multiple stake holders. He is also proficient in identifying key technology acquisitions, scientific opportunities and competitive threats to the technology base of the business.
18. P.K. BANERJEE
Company – Hindalco Industries Limited
P K Banerjee is President & CTO Hindalco Industries Limited he worked as a Chief Researcher in Tata Steel Ltd till 2014. He Completed his Ph.D, Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Bachelor’s Degree from Indian Institute of Technology.
19. MOHIT KAPOOR
Company – Mahindra Group
Mohit Kapoor is the Chief Technology Officer of Mahindra Group. He is the business technology leader with 30 years of experience across industries, with the last 20 years focused on innovation, digital technology, process & product quality, company culture and customer experience. Currently leading Digital transformation at the Mahindra Group. An electronics engineer with advanced management & professional degrees from Cornell University and Georgia Institute of Technology. Key strengths include global technology & operations, global delivery & workforce strategy, application development management, risk management, enterprise CIO, CISO, CTO functions & data/analytics.
20. GUNJAN PATIDAR
Company – Zomato
GUNJAN PATIDAR is the Chief Technology Officer of Zomato. He started as an intern at the company, and went on to build the foodtech unicorn’s core tech systems. Gunjan handled the tech and websites for an entrepreneurship development cell run by IIT-Delhi student bodies. It was during this time, around 2007, that they did a business plan competition where Bain & Co was a sponsor. Zomato CTO Gunjan Patidar makes it a point to code every day. The most important thing for any techie is to be in touch with the times and understand what is happening around you. Find time to understand the business, product, what users want, and how they are impacted is his belief.
21. SANJAY SURI
Company – Nykaa
Sanjay Suri is the Chief Technology Officer of Nykaa. He is an accomplished and enterprising Senior Software Development Executive with keen interest in building high impact teams and scalable software platforms. Specialties: bootstrapping startups, building Engineering organizations, prototyping solutions, heading product and engineering.
22. SUNIL SHARMA
Company – MothersonSumi INfotech & Designs Ltd.
Sunil Sharma is the Chief Technology Officer of MothersonSumi INfotech & Designs Ltd. He is the senior executive with 25 years of strong, decisive executive leadership in well known organisations in IT domain. Extensive background in complex and challenging environments with proven ability to represent the company with Customers and Business Partners. Strong business acumen with skills to remain on the cutting edge; drive new business through conceptualizing strategies, augmenting & streamlining networks. Extensive experience in complex and challenging real time market environments. An accomplished professional who has successfully managed Business Operations and Service Delivery Functions as well as achieved year on year growth in business and revenue targets across assignments.
Created Centre of Excellence in the Service Management space to consult, propose, deploy and implement thereafter provide annuity support for tools and technologies. The stints with leading organisations in diverse sectors have honed abilities in identifying potential, deconstructing complex situations and further conceiving and implementing streamlined solutions that have led to increased revenues, profitability and overall success.
23. GEENA MALHOTRA
Company – Cipla
Geena Malhotra is the Chief Technology Officer of Cipla. She is spearheading the global manufacturing, supply chain and respiratory discovery engine of a company which adopts an innovation-driven and patient-centric approach to R&D is a huge responsibility and honour. It’s been over three decades now since she became part of the Cipla family – leading the manufacturing transformation agenda and launching innovative products in the respiratory therapy in line with Cipla’s global lung leadership aspirations. She believe innovation is staying relevant and true to the promise of delivering the future. As she provide technical leadership to cross-disciplinary teams, my utmost focus is to ensure that synergies between manufacturing and SCM are leveraged to further the business agenda and ensure smooth and consistent supply of quality products to our customers and easing their distress. She believe that it’s in giving that we receive and in #CaringForLife, we receive in equal, if not greater, measure.
24. GIRISH NAYAK
Company – ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd.
Girish Nayak is the Chief Technology Officer of ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd. He is an associated with ICICI Lombard General Insurance as Chief – Customer Service, Operations and Technology and responsible for managing technology, as well as, operations for the largest private non-life insurer in India. He also spearhead the Customer Service function, responsible for maintaining the overall quality of service delivery. Joined ICICI Group in 1994 and after initial stint in the Project Finance Group, moved into the Oil & Gas Group, a strategic business unit, for Project and Corporate financing of large Oil & Gas projects across India.
25. SUDHAKAR MHASKAR
Company – Marico Limited
Sudhakar Mhaskar is the Chief Technology Officer of Marico Limited. Dr. Mhaskar currently heads the Research & Development team at Marico. He is responsible for Basic Research, New product development, Consumer in-sighting, Regulatory and Quality Assurance. He works across categories to ensure that the company continues to leverage scale and create new opportunities for products based on diverse consumer needs. He leads a team of doctorates, technologists and chemists to create innovative and differentiated consumer products that delight consumers. He also represents Marico on several government committees, associations and federations. Prior to Marico, Dr. Mhaskar was associated with Hindustan Unilever Research Centre for twelve years, during which he handled a diverse range of responsibilities including natural product isolation, industrial and edible fat processing, perfumery chemicals, detergents, skin cleansing and skin care. His valuable insights in consumer mapping and market research played a crucial role in concept formation, product launch and product development. Dr. Mhaskar holds a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from Bombay University and a Bachelors of Edible Oils technology degree from the University Department of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. He has several national and international papers as well as patents to his credit and has received the S. Hussain Zaheer Award for basic research in Oil Chemistry in 1993.
26. VENKATESWARAN KRISHNAMOORTHY
Company – Diageo India
Venkateswaran Krishnamoorthy is the Chief Technology Officer of Diageo India. He is an accomplished IT leader with an established track record across business partnering, IT operations, technology led transformation and IT Strategy & Governance. Focused on leveraging technology to deliver impactful business outcomes growing topline, optimizing costs and reducing business risk. Passionate about coaching & mentoring my teams and peers to help deliver better performance outcomes. Over the last 19 years of work-experience, I have helped businesses successfully deliver large programs in the areas of route to market solutions, data and analytics platforms and digital transformation.
27. KVGK RAJU
Company – Gland Pharma Limited
Kvgk Raju is the Chief Technology Officer of Gland Pharma Limited. He is the association with the company goes back since its inception and he has closely been connected in putting into place quality control norms and practices as envisaged by our founder. With over 38 years’ experience in Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs, Mr Raju holds a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry and Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Microbiology.
28. ASHISH KHUSHU
Company – L&T Technology Services Limited
Ashish Khushu is the Chief Technology Officer of L&T Technology Services Limited. He will be with us as our jury member for MG Developer Program And Grant, Season 3.0. He has around 30 years of experience spanning across Technical & High-performance Computing. He is also an important member of NASSCOM’S committee.
29. ANUP NAIR
Company – Mphasis
Anup Nair is the Chief Technology Officer of Mphasis. He is the head Technology and Architecture for Mphasis Digital. He started working on 1998, then the employee has changed 4 companies and 5 jobs. On average, Anup Nair works for one company for 3 years 11 months. Anup Nair has been working as a SVP & CTO Mphasis Digital for Mphasis for 2041 days.
30. SHASHANK KUMAR
Company – Razorpay
Shashank started Razorpay, along with Harshil Mathur, after discovering the dismal state of online payments in India. He graduated from IIT Roorkee and before taking the entrepreneurial route with Razorpay; Shashank also worked with Microsoft US as a Software Developer. With an idea to change the way online payments function in India, Shashank quit his full time job. By early 2014, Razorpay was conceptualized with a vision to simplify online payments. Razorpay is one of the only two India-focused companies to be selected for the prestigious Y Combinator (YC) programme. Along with 33 reputed investors, the company is also backed by GIC, Ribbit Capital, Sequoia Capital India, Tiger Global Management, Y Combinator, Matrix Partners and Mastercard with a funding of $366.5 Mn from Series A, B, C, D and E rounds. Three years since its founding, Razorpay rebranded itself in 2017 as Razorpay 2.0, a Converged Payments Solution company with a product suite designed to ease businesses of managing concerns around the flow of money in their financial systems. In 2019, Razorpay acquired two companies – Opfin, a Payroll and HR Management Software company, to solve for seamless automation of a business’s entire payroll process and Thirdwatch, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven company specialising in big data and machine learning for real-time fraud prevention. Progressing in its journey that started with Razorpay 2.0, the Company also launched it’s neobanking platform, RazorpayX and lending platform, Razorpay Capital – both designed to power the financial systems for disruptive companies.
31. SURAJ PRAKASH
Company – Edelweiss Asset Management Limited
Suraj Prakash is the Chief Technology Officer of Edelweiss Asset Management Limited. With Master’s in Business Administration from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunication from Smt. Indira Gandhi College, Mumbai meet our Chief Technology Officer – Mr. Suraj Prakash. Suraj has joined Edelweiss Asset Management on May 10, 2021 and is responsible for organization’s technology function which includes strategic design, acquisition, management and implementation of organization wide technology infrastructure. His previous stint at IDFC Bank was the highlight as he implemented several of the key applications, extended customer serviceability by launching BANK IN A BOX concept & migrated over 1 Mn customers and 1.3 Mn loans with minimal impact on day to day operations. When not occupied with work, Suraj loves riding bikes, reading and binge-watching movies. He lives by the quote “Time and chance happens to them all” and one should “Live and let live!”
32. VK GUPTA
Company – DishTV
VK Gupta is the Chief Technology Officer of DishTV. Strategy and Business leader with 30+ years of experience across IT Sector, Media distribution, DTH& Cable Broadcasting, BPO & KPO and Manufacturing sector. Held roles in Revenue, Sales & Distribution, Customer Service, Backend Service, Business process optimisation, Digital Transformation, Data analytics, Broadcasting operations and Information Technology. Expertise in Handling large technical and business teams to drive delivery of objectives. Extensive hands-on experience in Early Stage businesses, with the ability to conceptualize processes, products and services, along with go-to-market strategies, in highly competitive markets. Experience in building up very large automation systems, covering all the facets of a big B2C business. Digital transformation & Automation expert, for the New Age Economy. Use of Data Analytics & Modern Business Tools. A change agent and a customer champion.
33. JEYANDRAN VENUGOPAL
Company – Flipkart
Jeyandran Venugopal is the Chief Technology Officer of Flipkart. He is the Chief Product and Technology Officer (CPTO) at Flipkart, and lead a very talented team spanning all of Product management, Engineering, Design and User research, Data Science, IT, Security, Infrastructure and Product operations. Flipkart is India’s leading ecommerce marketplace and we are on a journey to reimagine traditional models of commerce and create value for our customers and sellers by using product/technology led innovation. He work on a wide range of problems from creating engaging user experiences, ultra high scale systems, big data platforms and cutting edge data science applications. If any of these sound interesting and you are passionate about creating breakthrough innovations and solutions for the India market, we would love to talk to you.
34. LOKESH CHAUHAN
Company – Eros International Media Ltd.
Lokesh Chauhan is the Chief Technology Officer of Eros International Media Ltd. He is a technocrat with successful entrepreneurial experience. A thought leader leader with experience of strategic planning, product scoping, team building and planning scaling with architecture decisions. At Craftsvilla he was responsible for technology decisions of company. Owner of the day to day functions of marketplace with a large customer base in Indian E-commerce industry, while supporting the infrastructural needs of customer experience, acquisition, selection build up, platform development, supply chain and pricing! With over 10 years of experience overall, he is a technology leader having been associated with companies like Paytm, Zomato and Webaroo. Being at quality tech focused companies has helped me develop a sharp understanding of the large scale technology platforms and the e-commerce industry. He have experienced success as an entrepreneur with acquisition of Plustxt by Paytm in 2013. Plustxt was a secure chat platform catering to Indian local language needs. He’s primary function as a co-founder was to architect and build the platform for supporting a large scale concurrent user base with instant message delivery.
35. RAGHU KRISHNANANDA
Company – Myntra
Raghu Krishnananda is the Chief Technology Officer of Myntra. He over 25 years experience in Product Development holding senior management positions in leading global companies building platforms and services on Web and Mobile in Ecommerce, Consumer Internet and Finance domains. Innovative and strategic thinker experienced in charting technology and product vision. Technology focus areas include Cloud Platforms and Machine Learning. Well versed in Agile methodologies and all aspects of Project Management including Planning, Requirements Analysis, Change Control and Risk Management. Experienced in building and leading large (over 600 engineers) high performing teams, hiring and mentoring senior technical talent as well as Performance Management.
36. ANKIT MATHURIA
Company – OYO Rooms
Ankit Mathuria is the Chief Technology Officer of OYO Rooms. He comes with 15+ years of in-depth technical knowledge in consumer facing industries. Ankit is joining us from Amazon where he has spent the last 7+ years in multiple businesses with his most recent stint as CTO for Souq (now, Amazon.ae, an Amazon subsidiary). He is credited with launching and growing Amazon in the UAE and KSA, and scaling Souq Egypt. Ankit has helped grow the technology organization across 4 countries with the right organization structure, engineering and operational excellence. Throughout his tenure, Ankit built multiple core platforms to solve critical business problems. He built an export and compliance platform to launch and expand the Amazon Export business; built a solution to make Arabic bi-directional compliant and launched the Arabic experience. Prior to Amazon, he has had successful stints with Royal Bank of Scotland as Vice President of Market Data and Algorithmic Trading and with IBM India Software Lab as Hardware Virtualization Engineer. He brings in global working experience, having spent time in the US, India, Singapore, London and the Middle East. His biggest focus is to provide better technology experiences for our hotel/home partners and his mission is to make OYO a leading technology company of choice by building products from India for the world.
37. RAMANATHAN VAIRAMANI
Company – Rallis India Ltd
Ramanathan Vairamani is the Chief Technology Officer of Rallis India Ltd. He is a research leader with more than 20 years of experience in the Agriculture Industry. Strong technical background in genetics, crop breeding, novel breeding technologies, crop protection and crp nutrition. Experienced in developing strategies aligned to business as well as transformative ones building and leading strong matrix-managed teams that deliver on organizational goals in terms of products, technologies and traits –nurturing a culture of innovation scouting for collaboration opportunities and leveraging them for mutual benefit. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills. Proficient in program management and strategic approach.
38. RAJIV MANGLA
Company – Snapdeal
Rajiv Mangla is the Chief Technology Officer of Snapdeal. As a CTO, Mangla will help the organisation in establishing its technical vision and will lead all aspects of technological development of the company. He succeeded Amitabh Misra, who vacated the post in February 2015 to start a new travel venture Bona Vita Technologies. Mangla is a graduate from IIT Mumbai. Prior to this appointment, Mangla was serving as Vice President (Engineering) of Digital Marketing at Adobe Systems and has spent about 10 years in this company. Mangla had also been an entrepreneur for 10 years and founded a couple of companies.
39. VENKI NISHTALA
Company – Rediff.com
Venki Nishtala is the Chief Technology Officer of Rediff.com. He is an experienced Chief Technology Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Strong information technology professional skilled in E-commerce, Product Strategy, Strategic Partnerships, Mobile Applications, and Management.
40. VISHAL ARYA
Company name – Tata Sky Ltd
Vishal Arya is the Chief Technology Officer of Tata Sky Ltd. He is an exceptional & Proven leader with extensive experience in aligning technical strategies with business goals, overseeing seed to market delivery, evangelizing Global Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform engineering, Cloud, Data Center, Networking, Storage & Compute strategy in Media & telecom. He build scalable businesses and skillfully restructures teams and workloads in ways that accelerate the achievement of business objectives. As a deep systems thinker, I envision, manage and control complex systems and processes.
41. Sadashiv Deshmukh
Company – Telenor (India)
Sadashiv Deshmukh is the Chief Technology Officer at Telenor (India). He is Master in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and The Master in Management Science (marketing) with 28 years of experience in the telecom industry. A strategic planner with expertise in planning, managing & executing Telecom projects, Operation and maintenance of NLD fiber NW,Digital MW NW ,wire line , CDMA and 2G , 3G and 4G mobile network and planning and deployment of wi-fi hotspots in major towns, Designing and implementing total Telecom solutions for corporate customers with greater value addition & increased margins. Proficient in the Operation of multi vendor equipment of multi technologies such 2G , 3G and 4G technologies, Optical fiber NW with DWDM, and MPLS technology and Digital m/w system .
42. Jagbir Singh
Company – Vodafone idea limited
Jagbir Singh is the Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone Idea Limited, one of India’s leading telecommunications services providers. Jagbir is a veteran in the telecom industry with over 32 years of experience in providing Technology Leadership and strategic vision to all major Telcos in India & globally. As a member of the core leadership team of Vi in India, he plays a critical role in strategic planning of the technology and network infrastructure for the company. A Seasoned professional in Telecom networks and technologies, he is Strategic Thinker and a Team Builder with in-depth knowledge & experience in managing Network Life cycle of Planning, Engineering, Deployment and Operations in both B2C and B2B segments. Prior to joining Vi, Jagbir was working as the Group Chief Technology Information Officer at Smartfren Telecom, Indonesia, responsible for Network, IT /digital platforms and enterprise business. Previously, he has worked as the Group CTO at Reliance Jio helping it launch 4G services in India. Jagbir has also been associated with Samsung, and later Airtel as Group CTO for more than a decade. Jagbir started his professional career as a Scientist-R&D at DRDO and moved on to Lucent technologies where he pioneered exceptional business growth in Lucent on all products – leading India team as Technical & Pricing head. He then moved on to APAC role in Nortel as Director, responsible for Network solutions. He has also held several leadership positions in industry associations including serving as a member of GSMA’s Executive Management Council; Chairman of the Technology Committee of COAI; Founding Member of the Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI) Steering Committee. He holds a Masters in Electronics and an MBA in Marketing. He has attended various leadership and management programs from Harvard University, Wharton University and INSEAD Business School.
43. Manish Amin
Company – Yatra.com
Manish Amin returned to India after having been based in London for close to three decades. He is a veteran of the travel industry with over 30 years of experience in the Travel and IT sectors, 15 of which were with Ebookers where he was responsible for managing 24×7 availability of the EBooker website and multi-location call centers. Being an avid traveler himself, he co-founded Yatra along with his colleague Dhruv Shringi with an aim to make travel easy & hassle free for the Indian populace. At Yatra, he is responsible for new product development, building mobile technology and managing data centers. He has a voracious appetite for innovation and is constantly on the look out for new avenues and technologies to help Yatra deliver a strong value proposition to its customers. He brings with him vast knowledge and experience with proven success in Business Strategy, Sales/Call Centre Delivery, Operations Logistics, Travel Applications, Infrastructure, Software Development and Support Process. He is commercially astute with a passion for driving organizational change to deliver core business objectives.
44. Charles Yong
Company – Affle (India) Limited
Charles joined Affle in 2006. With over 20 years of experience, he leads all R&D and Technology efforts for Affle’s platforms as its Chief Architect. His team of engineers is responsible for building multiple Big Data and AI driven platforms at Affle. Charles also plays an active role to coach the lead architects at Affle on the innovation development lifecycle processes. Charles is a telecom industry veteran and an experienced technologist with over 20 years of consulting and programming design experience. He is an alumnus of the Monash University in Australia.
45. Harvansh Singh Sagar
Company – SBI Cards & Payment Services Ltd
Harvansh Singh Sagar is the Sr. Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of SBI Cards & Payment Services Ltd. He is the thoughtful, visionary, and results-oriented IT Leader, possessing 25 years of rich experience in managing critical IT Operations, IT Security, IT Infrastructure and Cloud Services. Proven Track record of IT Service Management, and leading large technology teams with the ability to set strategic direction and road-maps for Business-IT alignment. In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in managing and configuring Clouds, Servers, Storage, Network, Virtualization, IT Security, Program Management, Business Process Automation, Business Intelligence, and Business Application Roll-outs.
46. Manoj Kumar Mauni
Company – Bandhan Bank
Manoj Kumar Mauni is the Chief Technology Officer of Bandhan Bank. He is an experienced Information Technology professional with a demonstrated history of leadership in the Banking, Insurance and Financial Services. Skilled in IT Strategy, IT Service Management, Financial Systems, Management Information Systems (MIS), Business Relationship Management, and Fraud & Risk Management. Strong information technology professional with a Master in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Instutute Of Management Studies Mumbai. Well experienced in best Practices like CMM, PMP & ITIL. Have demonstrated ability of managing end to end IT Transformations.
47. Arun Jaura
Company – Hero MotoCorp
Arun Jaura is the Chief Technology Officer of Hero MotoCorp. He ia a veteran business leader with sharp technical, digital dexterity and strategic mindset that drives innovation and competitive transverse synergies between growing and mature markets through cross pollination of technologies and business practices. Multi-zonal experience in Smarts, B2C, EV, Hydrogen, AI, and digital solutions pertinent to ecosystems. Global working experiences in 3 continents along with cultural exposures in the US, Canada, India and France. Managed businesses for the Defense, Ford, Eaton, Mahindra, Traktion and Michelin. Have held Board positions, country & regional roles that bring immense value to my stake holders. Managed multi-cultural teams, nurtured emerging and high potential leaders for a sustainable growth. Ten plus years of experience in mature GCC operation & of start-ups, for non-Indian multi-nationals. My strategic acumen with digital dexterity keeps me ahead of the curve to grow sustainable businesses.
48. Padmabhushan Bahadure
Company – IDBI Bank
Padmabhushan Bahadure is the Chief Technology Officer of IDBI Bank. He is an experienced IT professional in Digital Strategy, Data Centre Operations, Technology Vision, Innovation and IT Operations.
49. Dr Mukul Saxena
Company – Havells
Dr Mukul Saxena is the Chief Technology Officer of Havells. He have built and led global R&D organization for top companies like GE and Siemens. Has 35+ years of experience in R&D organizations – of which 14 years in US. My passion is to be a leader in R&D with direct focus on product development for the local markets in domains such as Renewable Energy System for Distributed Power, Healthcare, Water technologies, Industrial Automation and innovative products targeted towards regional markets. I believe in the innovative capabilities of the country and want to leverage it to make ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. If you think out-of-the-box and have a relentless passion to create new innovative consumer products and looking for a secure umbrella to pursue and realize your dreams, please get in touch with me. Specialties: Technology and innovation, building and leading global R&D organizations, product development, New Product Introduction, nurturing and grooming talent, leadership development and mentoring.
50. Bhavesh Lakhani
Company – IndusInd Bank Limited
Bhavesh Lakhani is the Chief Technology Officer of IndusInd Bank Limited. He is a progressive technology leader with 22 years of global experience working with banking and financial services organizations. History of successful transformation leveraging existing and emerging technologies and directing strategies to develop leading-edge products, optimize operations, directly impacting top and bottom line. Deep expertise in business management strengthened by hands-on technical experience. Strong educational background with Masters in Computer Engineering from WSU, Michigan and BE in Electronics (Hons) from The University of Mumbai along with several industry certifications and leadership accolades.