Indian enterprises ballooned rapidly and Indian IT leaders rushed to manage the growth by leveraging the latest technologies. Now the global economic crisis has abruptly put the breaks on IT initiatives worldwide. Suddenly everything IT has gone from boom to bust everywhere, including in India. How well has Indian IT handled this wild roller coaster ride?
Partha Iyengar, VP distinguished analyst and regional research director, India, Gartner
Partha Iyengar is regional research director for Gartner, India and leads the India research team where he has written thought-leading research on global AD and actively tracks the business models of the leading offshore services vendors fr... More View all posts
Partha Iyengar is regional research director for Gartner, India and leads the India research team where he has written thought-leading research on global AD and actively tracks the business models of the leading offshore services vendors from India and other emerging countries and their competitive positioning. He has more than 22 years of experience in the field of IT, including in the U.S., where he has held senior technical and managerial positions at major U.S. corporations, including Gartner. Prior to setting up Gartner operations in India, his previous positions in the U.S. include director of Applications Development within Gartner's internal IT department, in Stamford, Connecticut. Prior to joining Gartner, he had a very successful stint as CEO and principal of his own organization in the U.S., where he provided assistance to major corporations. Partha is a frequent speaker and presenter at numerous Gartner and external forums, as well as for various government organizations in India and overseas. He is extensively quoted in the local, national and international press, and he was also recently interviewed on the U.S. CBS News show "60 Minutes." He was also a participant in a CNN International Panel discussion on global sourcing. He is also co-author of a book published by Gartner Press and the Harvard Business School on India and China strategies, titled, "IT and the East – How China and India Are Altering the Future of Technology and Innovation." Less View all posts
Arvind Tawde, SVP and CIO, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
Arvind is currently Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, and leads the organization-wide initiatives on Information Security & Knowledge Management. During a career spanning over 30 yea... More View all posts
Arvind is currently Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, and leads the organization-wide initiatives on Information Security & Knowledge Management. During a career spanning over 30 years, Arvind has handled various functions such as Production & Material Planning, Vendor Management, Management Audit, Project & Program Management. Prviously he was Senior General Manager, heading the Corporate Affairs at Corporate Centre of M&M, and was involved in various strategic initiatives and other activities as a part of the Corporate Center team. Arvind has been invited by various media companies, national and international organizations as a Speaker and Panelist. Some of his major recognitions include The CTO of the Year 2007, Microsoft Security Strategist 2007 & others. Under Arvind, M&M IT has received recognition from many well known agencies such as MIS Asia - Singapore, NASSCOM, Singapore Institute of Materials Management, Network Computing, and CIO publications. Less View all posts