Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia
Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia is the Founder and Chairman of Datamatics Group of Companies and one of the pioneers in the Indian software and offshore services industry. He founded Datamatics in 1975, prior to which he was Founder and CEO of Tata Consultancy Services.
As Chairman at Datamatics, Dr Kanodia drives all strategic initiatives. His inspirational leadership has led Datamatics to be conferred with various awards over the years, including the Most Innovative Software Product Award at the hands of the Prime Minister, the Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award for Services, the International Asia Pacific Quality Award, and ranking among the top 50 best-managed outsourcing vendors by 'The Black Book of Outsourcing'.
Dr. Kanodia was an Executive Member of NASSCOM, the apex body of the IT-BPO industry in India. He has also been designated as the Honorary Consul General of Chile in India by the Government of Chile. In the past, he has held several eminent positions with various industry associations, which include President of the Management Consultant's Association of India, Chairman (Western Region) of the Electronics & Computer Software, President of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (WIC). Dr. Kanodia has also been on the Board of Directors of several large companies. He is a member of the Executive Board of MIT (USA).
After obtaining degree in engineering from India’s premier technology institute, IIT, Bombay, Dr. Kanodia completed his MBA and Doctorate in Management. He is a Ford Foundation Fellow.