Feb 10, 2021
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM (America/New_York)

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FEB 10, 2020, 6:00PM 

Topic: Insights on Sourcing & Vendor Selection Decisions from the Purchasing Head of Comcast Inc, a Fortune 50 Company

TiE New Jersey will hold its next call in its series for the Special Interest Group of Tech CEOs on Feb 10th at 6 PM over Zoom.  The interactive call will be moderated by Charter member Anjan Lahiri, (Founder and CEO Navikenz Inc., ex CEO BirlaSoft & Co-Founder MindTree), Chairman  TECH CEO SIG, TIE NJ.  with Deepak Bharatan, Vice President, Strategic Finance and Procurement at Comcast.

Deepak heads all Purchasing of Services and Technology spend globally for Comcast including the newly acquired SKY network in Europe. Some of the topics that Anjan will explore with Deepak will include:

 -- View of purchasing processes from the 'other' side.

-- Strategic Priorities for Purchasing Managers in large multinational corporations.

-- How sourcing has shifted in the last few years and where it is going.

-- What smaller companies can do to get on the radar of large purchasing teams.
The format, as usual, will be informal and interactive.

6:00 - Welcome by Raman Kapur
6:05 - TiE Charter Member Introductions 
6:10 - Anjan Lahiri in conversation with Deepak Bharathan
6:45 - QA 

Deepak Bharathan, Vice President, Strategic Finance & Procurement. COMCAST Inc.

Deepak is a finance and technology executive who has worked at several Fortune 500 companies to create engaging products, services, and partner ecosystems. He currently serves as Vice President, Strategic Procurement at Comcast where his team manages the company’s global technology and services ecosystem. His Philadelphia home is, on most days, run by his five-year-old, but his wife and he enjoy it all the same.

Anjan Lahiri, (Founder and CEO Navikenz Inc., ex CEO BirlaSoft & Co-Founder MindTree), Chairman  TECH CEO SIG, TIE NJ. 

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.

AnchorIn 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 ( the software report rated Anjan as among the top 10 CEOs in IT Services companies globally.

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