Dr Avnish

Dr. Avnish has 26+ years of diverse & global (India, US, UK, Europe) experience in Digital Transformation with 30+ Fortune-500 clients/organizations across industry verticals (Oil & Gas, Retail & CPG, Manufacturing & Auto, Banking & FS, Healthcare & Pharma). Has played a spectrum of leadership & specialist roles and driven initiatives for key enterprise business functions (Delivery, Operations, Sales & Pre-Sales, HR, Finance). Comes with a successful track record of incubation & scaling up Digital capabilities & enterprise-wide solutions (especially on new-age technologies & domains) into business P&L-driven practices and service delivery functions. He specializes in Strategy & Planning (executed for USD 1.2B+ service-line), IT Transformation & Advisory (performed for USD 10B+ global IT services firm), Data & Analytics (instituted practices with 450+ team-size & annual revenues of USD 35M+), Cloud Transformation (driven for USD 6B+ global business-line), and Business Operations (briefly driven for USD 100M+ BI practice). Areas of Expertise: Digital Transformation, Data, Analytics & AI (DAAI), Practice Building, Strategic Program Management, Solutions Architecture & Design, Strategy & Planning, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Business-aligned IT Service Delivery, IT Transformation & Advisory, Innovation Management, IP/Services Productization, Organizational Change Management (OCM), and Ecosystem Management & Integration. Dr. Avnish is currently the Global IT Head (Business CIO) for iDEAS (integrated Digital, Engineering & Application Services) – a global business-line within Wipro Ltd (a company with 250K+ employees across 50+ countries & $10B+ annual revenues). Demonstrates a strong acumen for business-IT aligned cross-functional problem-solving by architecting & implementing elements of technology, process, people & ecosystems. Growth mindset oriented – a life-long learner (alumnus of prestigious DTU, IIM-B & IISC) with an intrapreneurial outlook, and quest for harnessing Digital tenets for non-linear business impact. He believes in an outcome-oriented – however, collaborative & inclusive – style of leadership. Beyond his profession, has a keen interest in philosophy, academics & mentoring. Was conferred Best People Manager (BPM) Award by Mr. Azim Premji in 2014, and been volunteer counselor with Mitr Council at Wipro. Also a regular guest speaker & jury in forums & events (e.g. start-up ecosystem, IISc, IIT, IIM, NIT, IEEE international conference, convocation), and serving as board-member on advisory councils of academic institutions.