Leadership Essentials for Sustained Business Growth - Bh...
Nov 10, 2021
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM (America/New_York)

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Leadership Essentials for Sustained Business Growth

NOV 10 | 06:00 PM 

TiE New Jersey will hold its next call in its series for the Special Interest Group of Tech CEOs on November 10th over ZOOM. The interactive call will be moderated by Anjan Lahiri, (Founder and CEO Navikenz Inc., ex CEO BirlaSoft & Co-Founder MindTree), Chairman  Tech CEO SIG, TIE NJ. 

During the call, we will have Charter Member Bhaskar Sambasivan, CEO, CitiusTech. He was previously the President at Eversana and headed Life Sciences globally in Cognizant where he spent a large part of his career.
CitiusTech ( is a leading provider of healthcare technology services, solutions, and platforms, with a strong presence in the payer, provider, medical technology, and life sciences markets. Serving more than 120 healthcare organizations worldwide, CitiusTech plays a deep and meaningful role in powering the future of healthcare worldwide
CitiusTech is a poster child for a high-growth domain-focused services company.  In 2019 it was bought out by Barings Asia Private Equity in a blockbuster $1B deal making it a services unicorn. It continues to grow from strength to strength. It is founded by two legends of the Industry, Rizwan Koita, and Jagdish Moorjani.
We will pick up the theme of how companies scale, how did Cognizant go from $100M to $15B, and what is common between how CitiusTech is succeeding and how Cognizant charted its path. Also how founders transition businesses to new blood and the best practices in doing that effectively. It promises to be a very engaging discussion with Bhaskar. Do join and participate. 

6:00 PM - Welcome By Raman Kapur, President, TiE New Jersey
6:05 PM - Charter Member Introductions
6:10 PM - Interactive session with Bhaskar Sambasivan moderated by Anjan Lahiri

Bhaskar Sambasivan, CEO, CitiusTech

As CEO of CitiusTech, Bhaskar Sambasivan focuses on strengthening CitiusTech’s client relationships, building deeper healthcare capabilities & solutions, and driving business growth.

 Mr. Sambasivan comes with over 30 years of experience in healthcare, life sciences and digital technology services. He was, most recently, President of Patient Services and Chief Strategy Officer of EVERSANA, a leading Life Sciences company focused on end-to-end next-generation pharmaceutical product commercialization solutions. Prior to EVERSANA, he spent close to 15 years at Cognizant and was the Global Head of Life Sciences. Under his leadership, Cognizant’s Life Sciences business grew over thirty-fold in 15 years. Earlier, Mr. Sambasivan spent many years with Siebel/Oracle and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 He has been recognized by Pharma Voice group as one of the most 100 influential and inspirational leaders in Life Sciences industry both in 2017 and 2018. He is an active sponsor of many outreach programs, which helps provide education and facilities to children and students around the world. He is also a board member for an online digital learning company.

 Mr. Sambasivan is an author and demonstrates a personal commitment to social outreach, diversity, and academic enrichment. He has a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).


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.

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

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