Jaganath Ram Shankar
CIO Sep 05th 2018 A-A+

Jaganath Ram Shankar is VP & Head – Automation Platforms and Tools at Mindtree.  In his 18-year stint at Mindtree, he has played multiple roles, executed several large & complex Digital Marketing Programs, Data Centre Transformation & Migration to Cloud programs.  He has a deep understanding of the full stack – app dev & maintenance to infra management.  This has enabled him to adapt quickly to newer paradigms of “Infrastructure as Code”, DevOps, AIOps etc.  He is currently responsible for developing an ecosystem of platforms & tools to support end-to-end IT. 

Digital Strategy

To be future ready, Jaganath Ram Shankar deployed a variety of learning tools targeted to different groups in the workforce.

The company has tuned its training programs to different learning needs of people through collaborative virtual classrooms, case study based approach, role playing, game-based learning, technology communities for people to share experiential knowledge, mix of classroom (facilitator based) and online training courses. 

The organization is seeing several benefits of its reskilling programs already.  In one particular customer project, the organization helped a manufacturing giant migrate over 800+ digital properties to public Cloud. During this, they classified and segmented the assets based on specific metrics and created a highly optimized environment. Post migration, Mindtree automated several operations using Bots and RPA.

The entire process led to significant cost reductions – in both infrastructure and support costs. Automation and Optimization also led to 73 percent reduction in P1 incidents and 50 percent reduction in time-to-market of new digital properties. The organization was able to do this through the existing team that was initially supporting the environment on physical and virtual servers, which were later migrated to latest technologies. 

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