Commercially-focused technology leader with almost 30 years’ experience gained in India, UK and Hungary of using technology to drive business performance and deliver value in the telecommunications, IT services and FMCG sectors. Successful and award winning track-record of transformation, and innovation through new technology introduction, ground-breaking supplier arrangements and inspirational leadership. Key role in many business-impacting transformation initiatives including revenue-share IT outsourcing deal with IBM, launch of new m-commerce products, creating the IT platform for global Enterprise business at Vodafone, introducing the tools and organisation to support the Digital Telco strategy of Vodafone, CWW M&A integration, 4G network roll out and preparing for 5G introduction. Has extensive knowledge of IT transformation in the Telecom, FMCG and ITES sectors. Has been a member of the executive management team at Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Hungary. Experience of mentoring start-ups, innovation funds and serving as a member of several customer advisory boards. Currently building a portfolio of non-executive and advisory/consulting roles.
Long term Strategic Planning for Telecom Networks and IT, Digital tools and platforms (CI/CD, release and test automation, cloud infrastructure enablement, RPA, Analytics etc.), Transformation Programs and Change management, Technology life cycle management and governance, Start-up and Innovation, Architecture and Integration for IT and Telcom Networks domain, Agile, SDN, NFV, BSS, OSS, ERP, Business Intelligence & Analytics (has published research papers), Big Data, Call Centers, Infrastructure, LTE/4G+ network rollout, 5G planning and use case, Data Centre & Cloud, Innovation Mgmt, Security, Enterprise fixed line solutions (IPVPN, security, SMBcloud) and services, NOC automation and ITIL services.