CIO100 Speakers 2018

Avi Liran AVI LIRAN- Creator & Designer, DELIVERING DELIGHT

Avi Liran is on a mission to delight the world – one person, one workplace at a time. He is quite the maverick who delivers essential and practical tools, utilizing modern research, spiced with ancient wisdom and real life examples. 

He has shared his innovating, inspiring and thought-provoking views with audiences across 16 countries – and counting. 

He is a regular contributor to the world’s most popular publications and writes on positive leadership, values and culture transformation issues.



Raymond Miranda is a multi-faceted personality, who essays the role of scriptwriter, executive producer and educator with ease and perfection.

After 14 years of researching and teaching the craft of storytelling, Miranda has returned to Asia with Labora[s]tory, which curates and creates stories for brand to reflect their values.

Miranda was the executive producer of the mini-series—Anak Merdeka and has travelled from Brunei to NYC to help people and companies with the power of stories.


Adil KhanADIL KHAN - Head Enterprise & Managed Services, POLYCOM INDIA

Adil is responsible for driving key initiatives across the enterprise accounts and managed services business in the India and SAARC regions. Adil joined Polycom in 2015 and he has a deep understanding of the various aspects of sales, business development & channels.  Having spent more than 22 years in the industry, he has extensive industry experience across the verticals. His prior experience includes time with Cisco, Tandberg & AGC.


Anil AroraANIL ARORA - Principal Data Scientist, SAS

Anil is a Seasoned professional with extensive experience in Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence space. He has impacted customers’ business across industries and regions including APAC, US and EMEA by unleashing the power of analytics. He has conceptualized and set up new business units from ground up, establishing successful analytics operations.



As the CEO, he has successfully led Sify’s transformation from an Enterprise Network and Data Center Service Provider to a Converged ICT Solutions and Services organization. In the last 6 years, under his leadership, Sify has consistently grown in revenue and profitability and has emerged as a preferred Technology Partner for Enterprises, Public Sector & Government in India. Sify today, is uniquely positioned as both a Service Provider as well as a Systems Integration Partner for organizations driving their digital transformation journey

Prior to joining Sify, Kamal Nath had a 17-year tenure at HCL Technologies, where in his last assignment as Country Sales & Business Head he led various transformational engagements with large Enterprises, incubated new business services, created innovative business models, and developed new and high-growth vertical customer segments.



Kiran D.M. has over 3 decades of extensive experience in IT and non-IT domains across leading global companies. He has an exceptional track record as a generalist and specialist in all-functional departments including finance and business development.

He is a regular guest speaker at leading management institutes, and devotes his time towards culture building, organization development and leadership coaching.

His other passions include youth empowerment, which he channels as the National President of Youth for Seva, a non-profit that aims to empower the youth towards positive change. 


Manish BajajMANISH BAJAJ - Regional VP & MD, ASPECT

Manish has a track record of building and managing high performance consultative teams and scaling business operations for delivering revenue and profit growth in a competitive market. At Aspect, Manish is responsible for  growth and expansion of the overall business  for India and the Middle East region. 

His areas of expertise & interest include, Customer Engagement, Work force optimization, Big data analytics &  working with clients to help them build a solution roadmap aligned to their “Business improvement opportunity focus areas”


Mayank Srivastava MAYANK SRIVASTAV - Country head for IT, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

Mayank Srivastav is an IT industry veteran with primary focus to enable enterprises build energy efficient and modular infrastructure.

Alongside his role of country manager for IT division at Schneider, Srivastav drives various programs for DC infra service offerings and the entire lifecycle, from design to audits. Srivastav’s expertise isn’t just limited to DC as he has in his career taken various sales and service profiles, which makes him adept at handling enterprise customer requirements and delivering them to perfection.


Mrutyunjay MRUTYUNJAY MAHAPATRA - Deputy MD and Chief Digital Officer, STATE BANK OF INDIA

Mrutyunjay Mahapatra is the Deputy MD and Chief Digital Officer of State Bank of India, the country’s leading public sector bank.

In a career spanning over 35 years, Mahapatra has taken up various roles in SBI in credit, private equity, leasing, technology and general management. He is on the board of several companies and works as member of number of government and regulatory committees and working groups.

Mahapatra is a regular speaker at national as well as international forums and writes guest columns in leading newspapers and magazines on strategy, digital and technology issues.


Prakash MallyaPRAKASH MALLYA - Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Group India, INTEL

Prakash Mallya is the Managing Director for Intel India’s Sales & Marketing Group, and responsible for developing new growth areas in the region.

Prior to that, Prakash was the Managing Director of Southeast Asia at Intel where he led all of Intel’s sales, marketing and the enablement of Intel products across Southeast Asia. Under his stewardship, Southeast Asia team won the Global ECOC Award for exemplary leadership in Ethics and Compliance.

Over the years, he has held several regional roles including leading Intel’s Asia Pacific strategy to win in the Manufacturing and Oil & Gas verticals, as well as managing strategic global customer and partner relationships.


RaghavaRAGHAVA PRASAD - Vice President, MONOCEPT

Raghava (also known as RP) has helped clients solve complex technology challenges and enhance the performance of business-critical applications for both large and medium enterprises. 

As a network entrepreneur and team leader, RP also plays the role in the "Client Advisory Group", thereby helping clients to be digitally future-ready. 

The Monocept team has architected scalable software products, substantially increased product performance and solved the unknown "X" for enterprises. And RP has personally serviced the IT needs of many companies including tech start-ups, creating a digital impact in their business.


Sanjay PoddarSANJAY PODDER - Eisenhower Fellow and Managing Director, ACCENTURE

Sanjay is an Eisenhower Fellow and MD for Accenture Labs in India. He leads the company’s Software Engineering R&D and has a global responsibility for the Labs’ Tech4Good program.

At Accenture Labs, he leads an experienced team of data scientists and software engineering experts responsible for R&D, including application of data science and AI in software analytics and automation.

He is passionate about using the combinatorial power of technology for building a more inclusive and sustainable world, and is a technology mentor for several social entrepreneurs, changemakers and startups. 


Sukesh JainSUKESH JAIN - Senior Vice President, SAMSUNG

Sukesh Jain is a maestro when it comes to startups and the big players, having worked with both across the B2C and B2B sphere. 

He is keenly passionate about succeeding with people and watching team members grow as leaders - both within and outside the organization. 

He has spearheaded projects across various operations including Business Heads, Sales, Marketing, Customer Care, and Operations & General Management. 

In his current role, he is responsible for nurturing the growth of Enterprise Business for Samsung products, solutions and services in South West Asia