The DQ Technology champions
DataQuest|August 2021
As part of the leadership award to recognise the efforts, innovations, and achievements by those at the helms of implementing digital technologies, Dataquest presented the Digital Warrior award to 23 practitioners from across the industry.

LARGE ENTERPRISE

RAJIV ARORA

GLOBAL IT HUB HEAD – SIEMENS AG

For empowering the business by executing ambitious workplace transformation through a new normal hybrid working model, enabling enhanced collaboration, productivity and scalability. Rolled out remote field services, AR/VR solutions for sales and marketing, as well as incubated a solution center to drive digitalisation of niche technologies.

LARGE ENTERPRISE

ASHISH DESAI

CIO, GRASIM INDUSTRIES LIMITED (ADITYA BIRLA GROUP)

For his impressive role in successfully leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) in manufacturing and showcasing how to reduce mean time to recovery (MTTR), mean time between failures (MTBF) and avoid procurement of new equipment by predictive alerts.

SMB

MANJUNATH PRASAD

HEAD – IT, TV SUNDRAM IYENGAR & SONS

For driving cost optimisation initiative in servers, network, and end-user support, and rolling out collaboration tools and cloud infrastructure, along with secure access to sustain end user productivity across the organisation.

SMB

SUBODH JHA

GM-IT, WHEELSEMI PRIVATE LIMITED

For creating eye-catching customer service infrastructure leading to business impact and speed with remarkable use of ERP and digital transformation tools.

CHEMICAL SECTOR

DR. MAKARAND SAWANT

SR. GM-IT, DEEPAK FERTILISERS AND PETROCHEMICALS CORPORATION

For using digitisation at scale and implementing the concept of a smart factory with compelling results like improvement in plant overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), overall process effectiveness (OPE), quality, and improved business continuity.

AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

AJITSINGH NAWALE

HEAD – IT, MAHINDRA CIE AUTOMOTIVE LTD

For his role in transforming customer communication and reducing costs through strong use of robotic process automation (RPA) and enabling savings of 2-3 hours daily from multiple divisions and 2-3 FTEs across multiple divisions on real time basis.

EDUCATION

ANAND RUHELA

HEAD – IT, SIKKIM MANIPAL UNIVERSITY

For his role in setting up telemedicine and infrastructure to enable remote delivery of specialist health care services to under-served in remote areas, thereby people do not need to travel to multi-specialty and tertiary care hospitals.

FMCG SECTOR

VISHAL JAIN

HEAD – IT & INFRA, FIELDFRESH FOODS

For his role in creating operational network to enable plants on IoT platform for predictive analysis, thereby reducing maintenance costs and leading adoption of IT-as-a-Service model. He also created better SLA to reduce over IT cost by 22% and provide more agile and secure IT infrastructure.

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