Company Turnarounds Growth Path and CEO Insights - Fires...
Feb 6, 2020
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM (America/New_York)
4519 Province Line Rd, 4519,Province Line Road
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February 6th, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00P
Jasna Polana, 4519 Province Line Road, Princeton, NJ 08540

Fireside Chat:

Company turnarounds, putting tech companies on a Growth Path and the leadership requirements from the CEOs


·       6:00-6:45pm: Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

·       6:45-8:00pm: Fireside Chat & QnA

·       8:00-9:00pm: Dinner and Networking 


Ashok Vemuri, former CEO of Conduent and IGate

Anjan Lahiri, co-Founder of MindTree & former CEO of BirlaSoft

Anjan and Ashok will engage in an exchange of views on Company turnarounds, putting tech companies on a Growth Path and the leadership requirements from the CEOs of such enterprises. 

Learn about their experience and insights are meant to inspire budding and aspiring corporate executives, entrepreneurs, technology services providers, and folks who may be at various stages of their own professional journey.

Some areas for discussion:

·       Sales is not just about selling but it is about many things that need to come together. What are those things? What makes 'sales' happen?

·       Managing investors: While a CEO runs the company, many a times s/he does not run govern the company completely and has a board of directors or active and engaged investors. What needs to be done to manage them. Any best practices that can be explored?

·       Career Options: One wants safe choices where one can succeed. When does one take 'risks' in a career? What makes someone take on a risky business 'voluntarily'? What are the personal drivers and what are the costs of failure and rewards for success?

If you are an executive, entrepreneur, or technology service provider, you won't want to miss this very insightful event!!

Speaker Bios:

Ashok Vemuri, former CEO of Conduent and IGate

Ashok Vemuri is an Indian-American business executive, and Board of Director for Financial Policy and Public Responsibilities at Kroger

In 2016, Ashok was appointed as the CEO of Conduent, Xerox's business process outsourcing unit, which was in the process of being separated as a new independent company. He was chosen for the role because of his "deep industry experience and proven track record of leading growth and corporate transformations."

In 2013, Ashok was appointed CEO and President of the IT services provider iGATE. In the first half of 2014, under Ashok, iGATE engaged in a "hiring for growth" program and added 2,500 employees, bringing the headcount to 32,742 employees by June 2014. In April 2015, the French IT company CapGemini announced it would buy iGATE for USD $4 billion, and Ashok led iGATE's side of the sale, and in July 2015 was voted into Capgemini's group management board. 

In 1999, Ashok joined Infosys, and took roles with increasing responsibility and went on to work closely with and be mentored by Narayana Murthy, the co-founder and then-CEO of the company. Ashok went on to hold management roles at Infosys, serving as a senior vice president of Infosys, and became a member of the company's executive council. For a time he served as chairman of the company’s operations in China, and also serving on the boards of Infosys in the Americas and headed multiple verticals at Infosys, including Financial Services & Insurance Business division and the Banking, Capital Markets & Strategic Global Sourcing division. Ashok was appointed to the board of Infosys in June 2011 and as the global head of its Manufacturing & Engineering Services division in April 2012. 

Between 1992-1999, Ashok held early positions working in Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank and Bank of America. 

Ashok was elected to the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL) by the World Economic Forum in 2009. Ashok joined the Board of IT Governors at the World Economic Forum in 2014. He also served on the board of visitors of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Anjan Lahiri, co-Founder of MindTree & former CEO of BirlaSoft

Anjan Lahiri was a co-founder of Mindtree and set up operations for the startup in the US in 1999. Then he established Mindtree in Europe from 2003 to 2008 and led Mindtree’s IT Services business globally from Bangalore from 2008 to 2013. He then became the CEO of Sasken, a Telecom Products company in 2013 and led the revitalization of that business, tripling the stock price in one year.

In 2015 he took over as the CEO and Managing Director of Birlasoft, a $150M company, that was struggling with growth and was dependent on one dominant customer for 65% of its revenue. By the time he left in 2019, Birlasoft was a $500M public company with a diversified and stable customer base in a successful turnaround, recognized by the industry. 

Anjan’s vast career also includes experience at Cambridge Technology Partners, a Boston based consulting company, and Wipro.

Prior to doing an MBA from the University of Florida, he earned a degree in Electronic Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra where he is recognized as a distinguished alum.

In 2019 (https://www.thesoftwarereport....) the software report rated Anjan as among the top 10 CEOs in IT Services companies globally.

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