Vidur V. Bhogilal


Vidur Bhogilal is a chairman of CIGNEX Datamatics and Chief Financial Officer of Datamatics Group of Companies. Vidur leads the finance, legal and secretarial, administration and taxation teams at Datamatics Global Services. He plays a critical role in creating sustainable value for the organization through successful mergers, acquisitions, and joint venture partnerships. He has been focusing on growth and profitability initiatives through planning, monitoring, and course-correcting.

Vidur played a pivotal role in the amalgamation of the IT services and BPO divisions of the Datamatics Group. Before joining Datamatics, Vidur worked for international organizations such as JP Morgan Stanley and Arthur Anderson, amongst others. He also holds a degree of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Delaware.


Vijay Iyer

Chief Executive Officer

As a CEO, Vijay brings over 24 years of proven leadership and global industry experience in creating, growing & stabilizing new lines of business in industry verticals as well as in enterprise applications & transformation services. His areas of specialization include sales, marketing, business process outsourcing, IT transformation, change management, IT strategy formulation, and enterprise applications implementations.

Prior to joining CIGNEX Datamatics, Vijay has served as SVP & Global Head at HCL America Inc, USA where he headed consumer goods, distribution, QSR/FSR, retail & e-Commerce verticals, in addition to managing the marketing of Global Applications Outsourcing.


Raja Nagarajan

Chief Strategy Officer

Raja brings over 25 years of industry experience and proven strategic leadership to define and oversee the business strategy for the company.

Prior to CIGNEX Datamatics, Raja served as Senior VP, Global Operations of Ness Software Product LabsSM, a USD 100 Million+ Business Division of Ness Technologies, Inc. since 2008.  He was instrumental in growing the business from inception through Apar’s acquisition by Ness Technologies and co-founding the Managed Labs division of Apar Infotech.


PKV Sastry

Chief Operating Officer

PKV Sastry brings in 26 years of proven leadership and global industry experience in creating, growing & stabilizing new lines of business in enterprise applications services, industry verticals, products & solutions as well as emerging / digital solutions & services. His areas of specialization include IT transformation, large programs & customer relationship management, delivery / operations management, IT strategy formulation, enterprise applications implementations and digital enterprise solutions.

Prior to CIGNEX Datamatics, Sastry has served as BU Head – Travel & Hospitality and Head of Digital Enterprise for Growth Markets, India at TCS. Prior to 2008, Sastry was the Head of Oracle Universe / Enterprise Applications at HCL Technologies and CTO & IT Head at Murugappa group companies where he managed multi-geography ERP implementations.


Amit Babaria

Co-Founder & President - Americas

Amit Babaria is a Co-Founder and heads CIGNEX Datamatics for the Americas region. While providing direction to the company, he is also responsible for overall sales and partner relationships. With over 17 years of total sales experience, Amit has done an outstanding job in growing sales revenue consistently year over year since the company's inception. Amit received the ‘Most Outstanding Achievement’ award by the parent company Datamatics for the year 2011-2012.

Prior to co-founding CIGNEX Datamatics Amit worked in the sales organization of a professional services firm in the Silicon Valley - where he excelled with over 300% sales growth during each of the years he worked there. Amit was awarded the first 'Star of the Year' award.

Ali Loghmani

Chief Architect

Ali is a seasoned hands on architect, fearless hacker, and an effective leader with entrepreneurial track record with over 12 years of experience. He is a technology enthusiast versed with bleeding edge technologies and frameworks. He has strong business acumen and is a great strategic thinker with exceptional stamina and proven track record in team leadership. At CIGNEX Datamatics, Ali is currently working with Machine Learning, NLP, Search, NoSQL and Map/Reduce technologies.

Prior to CIGNEX Datamatics, Ali led technical teams to successfully deliver products and projects in ERP, MRP II, Insurance, CMS and Portal domains.


Dawn M. Pivovar

Head of US Talent Acquisition

Dawn is an accomplished Human Resources professional recognized for excellent strategic, tactical and consultative business skills, and the ability to successfully impact business development, corporate transformation and positive change within different work environments.  Dawn’s background and expertise is; Talent Acquisition, M&A, Outsourcing, Global experience, HR program implementation, organizational redesign and managing HR teams.

Prior to CIGNEX Datamatics, as a seasoned HR Professional Dawn spent many years at AT&T. After her career with AT&T she held a variety of senior level HR roles, all within IT, ranging from start-up, mid-size and large global enterprises; all requiring the ability to work and communicate effectively with senior management.


Ashish Jain

Chief Financial Officer

Ashish is a Chartered Accountant with over 16 years of rich experience in finance, accounts, compliance, business planning/budgeting, mergers/acquisitions & strategic alliances. His expertise includes conceptualizing & implementing financial procedures, maintenance & finalization of accounts, audits, working capital management, profit monitoring, financial restructuring and building internal financial controls. Ashish is also serving as CFO for Lumina Datamatics – a group company of Datamatics.

Prior to Datamatics, Ashish has worked in various finance roles at companies such as Hapag Lloyd Global Services, Mahindra Lifespace Developers, Tata Internet and AV Birla Group - Grasim Industries. Ashish holds a CA degree and certifications from Six Sigma Black Belt and ISO as a Lead Auditor.


Vikram Samant

EVP - Solutions & Presales

Vikram brings over 24 years of industry experience in manufacturing and global IT services across multiple verticals & technologies. With several years of experience across sales, consulting & delivery, Vikram’s expertise is in building customer centric solutions. At CIGNEX Datamatics, Vikram holds global responsibility for enhancing and defining solutions based go to market strategy enabling CIGNEX Datamatics to become One Stop Open Source service provider.

Prior to joining CIGNEX Datamatics, Vikram held key positions at HCL, IBM and NTT Data, the most recent of which was VP Application Outsourcing at HCL, earning membership to IBM’s Global 100% Club. Post this, Vikram at Tata Technologies led the first (SAP) India country version deployment for an emerging wireless telecom company. His mantra is “Business Process First, Technology Second”.

Aravind Kashayp

Aravind Kashyap

EVP - Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategy

Aravind brings over 23 years of proven leadership and experience in implementing complex business process systems and processes for Fortune 500 companies.  Aravind’s areas of specialization include sales, marketing, business process outsourcing, IT transformation, change management, IT strategy formulation, and enterprise applications implementations. Aravind has led large deal pursuits and have successfully closed hundreds of millions of dollars of IT and Business process outsourcing deals.

Prior to joining CIGNEX Datamatics, Aravind has served as General Manager at Wipro Technologies where he headed solution definition, strategy, and market making function for consumer good vertical.  Prior to Wipro, Aravind managed significant business growth and client engagements at HCL Technologies, and Satyam Computers.


Patsi Carr

Office Manager - USA

Patsi has 20+ years of experience with various organizations such as Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Hospital School of Medicine, Santa Clara Valley Water District. At CIGNEX Datamatics, Patsi is responsible for organising and supervising all of the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of an office.


Harish Ramachandran

Co-Founder & VP - Strategic Business

As a Co-Founder and head of strategic business, Harish identifies solutions & services which are aligned with customer’s business strategy. With over 18 years of experience, Harish has been instrumental in his leadership with CIGNEX Datamatics in the areas of Delivery, Pre-sales, Partnerships / Alliances, and Marketing, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Strategic business is Harish’s passion and forte – his unique combination of business and technical skills help to quickly align with client expectations and ensure that CIGNEX Datamatics offering roadmaps are in-line with industry.

Prior to co-founding CIGNEX Datamatics, Harish served as technical lead at Cisco systems and Click Commerce.


Munwar Shariff

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

As a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Munwar brings over 20 years of industry experience and proven technical leadership. He oversees the enterprise architecture solution team and provides strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing technology based services and solutions.

Munwar is an entrepreneur and author of five technical books – Implementing Alfresco, Alfresco 3 WCM, Alfresco 3 ECM and Alfresco 4 ECM Implementation, Plone Live. He contributes to the Open Source community by journaling submissions on Open Source CMS and has been a featured speaker at AIIM USA, JBoss World, DAM Conference, Plone Conference, Linux World, Gilbane, CTC, Yahoo OSCMS, Saudi Government, and CA World.


Neeraja Roy

Head of Talent Acquisition, India

Neeraja has a 20+ years of talent acquisition expertise in core IT industry [both IT and ITES], working on recruitment strategies, manpower planning, resource management and building competencies within!

As a head of strategic talent acquisition and as a business enabler, she designs recruitment processes that seamlessly integrate the needs of multiple stakeholders to effectively contribute to business growth and organizational staffing goals.

Prior to joining CIGNEX Datamatics, during her last stint as an Assistant Vice President in Xchanging Solutions Limited, she handled global recruitment, streamlined the processes, built internal capabilities thru “Finishing school” initiatives!

Laury Chimerofsky

Laury Chimerofsky

Account Director

Laury focuses on our largest accounts with a goal to develop deep and wide relationships, increasing our current engagement with existing business, and developing new areas for growth. He has concentrated on all aspects of solution selling including professional consulting services, managed outsource services, support & maintenance solutions, business process solutions, and of course software development solutions to name a few.

Laury has worked for large companies like HP, and Infosys as well as smaller companies. He also worked as an alliance manager and partnered with several large companies such as Cisco, EMC, Canon, and IBM.


Ankita Singh

Head HR, India

Ankita comes with 14+ years of cross cultural experience in HR, specializing in organizational development, employee engagement, learning and development and change management. She drives HR transformational strategies as a “Business Partner” across varied geographies including building organizational set-ups, policies, processes to achieve varied objectives such as growth, cost optimisation, etc.

Prior to joining CIGNEX Datamatics, during her last stint as Head - Employee Relations, OD & Fun @ Work in Datamatics Global Services Limited, she handled talent management, R&R, employee life cycle and change management !


Hariharan Ramadoss

VP, Consulting

Hari is involved in IT strategy formulation / blueprinting, business process optimization, design and roll-out of IT governance and delivery processes to key client accounts and managing / growing consulting service lines. With over 18 years of experience which includes 13 years in IT, Hari is a key player in in setting up Centers of Excellence (CoE) and leading / mentoring geographically distributed teams to deliver peak performance.

Prior to joining CIGNEX Datamatics, he was the Practice Head for Consulting Services group at HCL Technologies. Hari’s stint prior to HCL was at Mphasis and Ramco Systems where he played leadership role in development and management of enterprise class process management platform and supply chain management product respectively.


Anurag Seth

VP, Big Data & IoT (Internet of Things) Practice

Anurag's systems design experience with his flair and passion for data analytics helps CIGNEX Datamatics to create and nurture competency and creating strategic assets in IOT/Big-Data & Mobility space. Anurag also has a great connectivity & recognition within industry and academia. He served on the board of the VLSI Lab at IIT Kharagpur, was the general chair of the international conference on VLSI Design & Embedded Systems (2009) and still continues to serve on the steering committee of the conference.

Prior to CIGNEX Datamatics, Anurag initiated a start-up focussed on health data analytics with special focus on chronic disease care. Anurag has around 24 years of deep technology background in semiconductor/EDA industry like Motorola/ Freescale Semiconductors, Cadence Design Systems & Kawasaki Microelectronics.


Jacob Mathew

Senior Sales - UK

Jacob is focused on acquiring new customers in UK. He has over 18 years of experience in selling complex software solutions covering areas such as ECM, Document Management, Quality Management Systems, Social Collaboration applications within UK, EMEA and India across various highly regulated and non-regulated industry sectors.

He has also presented and spoken at diverse venues such as DIA, Generic Pharmaceutical Contract Manufactures and Bio Outsourcing Strategies conferences in UK and Europe.

Prior to CIGNEX Datamatics, Jacob has worked in organizations such as Tata Information Systems Ltd (TISL), Cisco India Pvt. Ltd., KX Network Solutions Ltd, HighQ Solutions Ltd and Formpipe Software AB.


Arun Nithyanandam

VP Sales – US West

Arun is responsible for company’s revenue growth by driving and managing the short and long term sales strategy and new business development through managing key relationships with decision makers at current and potential clients. Arun brings over 15 years of business and technology experience in sales, consulting and delivery, as well as subject matter expert on Contract Lifecycle Management.

Arun has been instrumental in growing revenue over the years and was awarded the “Leadership in Business Excellence” award by the parent company Datamatics for the year 2013-2014.

Prior to managing the west coast sales region for CIGNEX Datamatics, Arun managed several large accounts for CIGNEX Datamatics and provided continued growth and excellence year over year.


Gopi Krishna V Akella

AVP Sales - India, MEA, APAC

Gopi brings over 13 years of proven leadership and global industry experience in sales, pre-sales, program management & consulting across multiple geographies. At CIGNEX Datamatics, Gopi is responsible for expanding business in India, Middle East & APAC regions; grow sales revenue and managing key relationships with current & potential clients.

Prior to joining CIGNEX Datamatics, Gopi has worked with HCL Technologies and generated several multi-year, multi-million transformational deals across manufacturing and consumer verticals. He also got awarded “Outstanding Achiever” for two consecutive years. He has authored more than 5 research papers and has published work in leading journals like IEEE.