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Bob Baskerville, Chief Information Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive
Bob Baskerville Chief Information Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive Bob Baskerville was named the chief information officer for Scripps Networks Interactive in the fall of 2013, continuing his impressive tenure at the lifestyle me... More View all posts
Bob Baskerville Chief Information Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive Bob Baskerville was named the chief information officer for Scripps Networks Interactive in the fall of 2013, continuing his impressive tenure at the lifestyle media company. Reporting to executive vice president and chief technology officer, Mark Hale, Baskerville is responsible for overseeing all Digital Operations and Technology, from support and maintenance to solutions and innovation. Before transitioning into this new role, Baskerville served as the chief operating officer of Scripps Networks International, he oversaw day-to-day operations of Scripps Networks Interactive's growing international division which includes network operations and program syndication in Canada, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In his previous position as president of Scripps Emerging Networks, Baskerville directed business strategy, content development and operations of DIY Network and Fine Living Network. Prior to that, he held the position of DIY Network president, where he took the home improvement network from a startup to one of the highest-rated digital networks in all of cable. Baskerville joined Scripps Networks in 1994 as the director of production for the launch of HGTV and then moved over to supervise production for Cinetel Studios. In 1996, he was named vice president of production with Cinetel Studios. He held that title until his appointment to senior vice president of Scripps Productions. Preceding his 23 years at Scripps Networks, Baskerville was director of production at E! Entertainment Television for six years and also worked in various programming and production capacities for Indiana news stations, WTHR-TV in Indianapolis and WTHI-TV in Terre Haute. Baskerville is active in the Knoxville community, sitting on the board of directors for the historic Tennessee Theatre and the Knoxville Bijou Theatre. He is also very involved with the Knoxville Youth Sports Organization. Baskerville is a member of CTAM (Cable Telecommunications Association for Marketers) and is a recent graduate of the CTAM U Program at the Harvard Business School. Less View all posts
Veneeth Purushotaman, Chief Information Officer, Fortis Healthcare
Veneeth Purushotaman has Over two decades of experience in technology enablement, transition and transformation in Pharma, Education, Retail and Healthcare sectors. Currently working as the CIO at Fortis Healthcare Ltd driving standardizati... More View all posts
Veneeth Purushotaman has Over two decades of experience in technology enablement, transition and transformation in Pharma, Education, Retail and Healthcare sectors. Currently working as the CIO at Fortis Healthcare Ltd driving standardization of processes and systems while integrating and building a single pan-Fortis Hospital Information System. At Fortis Healthcare, Veneeth is responsible to drive a major technology consolidation of Front End Hospital Management systems; the Project OneFortis is a project which attempts to bring all the hospitals into a single organizational HIS hosted on the cloud and aligned to a Single Process. Before joining Fortis in 2016, completed an aggressive IT Transition and Transformation project at Bharti Retail Ltd (Easy Day Stores), a project in which we relayed the entire IT Landscape to support a Small Format Retail Store business. Joined Bharti Retail in May 2014 to lead the project following the de-merger of Bharti Retail from Walmart in 2013. Completed the transition successfully in Dec 2014 as per plan; successfully implemented SAP IS Retail, Wincor Nixdorf, SAP EWM for warehouses, JDA-Intactix for space planning and several of the peripheral systems in order to get the business transactional in 6 months and now working on getting the system stability and optimization. Among the Core Leadership team driving the technology transformation and also working on driving the business towards profitability in Bharti Retail. Worked with HyperCity Retail India Ltd, a big box hypermarket retailer and subsidiary of Shoppers Stop Ltd, as Sr. Vice President for Technology and added responsibility of Supply Chain and Logistics since 2012; with the group since Aug 2001; led projects on Point of Sale, Customer Loyalty & Enterprise Data warehousing. Business Technology Leadership and known among peers as a CIO who talks business – have engaged with business stakeholders to drive several business projects which helped the company achieve business goals. Less View all posts