“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is a success!” - Henry Ford
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. Vidur received his B.Com. from Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai and an LL.B from Government Law College, Mumbai. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ACA) and the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (AICWA). He also holds a degree of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Delaware.
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.
His achievements as a business leader include transformation of business units to revenue centers worth hundreds of millions of dollars, large contract negotiations, advancing ideas from thought to execution stage leading to greater business success, identifying new areas & processes, taking them to market on a large scale, and creation of global positioning strategies for IT service offerings.
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. Prior to 2000, Vijay was the Head of Information Systems at SRF Limited where he managed the entire IT landscape of the company which included a large multi-geography ERP implementation.
Vijay holds a Master’s degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani, completed Executive Education on Delivering Information Systems from Harvard Business School & School Certificate from University of Cambridge, UK.
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. Raja held positions including SVP & GM and SVP - Strategic Accounts prior to taking over as the Senior VP, Global Operations role.
Prior to senior executive roles with Ness, Raja co-founded the Managed Labs division of Apar Infotech and held roles including VP, Senior Director, and Director. He was instrumental in growing the business from inception through Apar’s acquisition by Ness Technologies. Beginning his career with SPA Computers and Ramco Systems in India, Raja took charge as the Center Manager - Professional Services for Hewlett Packard India before joining Apar. Raja holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Gulbarga University.
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.
Sastry’s achievements as a business leader include transformation of business units to revenue centers worth hundreds of millions of dollars, large contract negotiations, innovation labs, products & solutions units, taking them to customers on a larger scale, customer relationship management, establishing high-performance business units, delivery and operations excellence.
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. Prior to 2003, Sastry was CTO & IT Head at Murugappa group companies where he managed the entire IT landscape of several group companies which included large multi-companies, multi-geography ERP implementations.
Sastry holds a MBA degree and completed executive education on systems management, business process reengineering, enterprise resource planning, advanced supply chain management and constraint based planning, applied behavioural science from premier institutes including IIM – Ahmedabad.
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 in the history of the company for his accomplishments. Amit started his career in India as one of the youngest minds to manage a largest ever National Readership Survey in the world.
Amit holds a master's degree in marketing management from JBIMS, Mumbai and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from VJTI, Mumbai.
Ali is a seasoned hands on architect, fearless hacker, and an effective leader with entrepreneurial track record with over 12 years of experience. He has strong business acumen and is a great strategic thinker with exceptional stamina and dedication towards group team goals. Ali has proven track record in team leadership. He is a technology enthusiast versed with bleeding edge technologies and frameworks. Ali is currently working with Machine Learning, NLP, Search, NoSQL and Map/Reduce technologies. Prior to that, Ali led technical teams to successfully deliver products and projects in ERP, MRP II, Insurance, CMS and Portal domains. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the prestigious Isfahan University of Technology.
Dawn M. Pivovar
Head of US Talent Acquisition
Prior to CIGNEX Datamatics, as a seasoned HR Professional Dawn spent many years at AT&T as an HR Business Partner supporting the IT, Project Management and Sales organizations. 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. 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.
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 a keen planner, strategist & implementer with demonstrated abilities in managing entire financial operations and accelerating business growth.
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 from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Diploma in International Trade & Mgmt. from NMISS. Ashish holds certifications from Six Sigma Black Belt and ISO as a Lead Auditor.
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.
Vikram’s accomplishments include defining & leading HCL’s radical approach for applications management services across technologies and verticals, earning membership to IBM’s Global 100% Club, leading sales & delivery for NTT Data’s (Intelligroup) strategic accounts, growing revenue and margins by several multiples and building cross-border partnerships.
Vikram started his career with Thermax Babcock & Wilcox where he held leadership positions in manufacturing, process re-engineering and field services. 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”.
Vikram holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from University of Pune.
EVP - Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategy
As Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Accounts, 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. In addition, Aravind has also managed portfolio of customer engagements in North America as a Client Partner.
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.
Aravind holds a MBA degree from Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, Chicago and Bachelors in Computer Science from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
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.
Co-Founder & VP - Strategic Business
Harish Ramachandran is a Co-Founder and the Head of Strategic Business. Harish identifies solutions & services which are aligned with business strategy of customers. 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.
Harish has been instrumental in his leadership with CIGNEX Datamatics in the areas of Delivery, Pre-sales, Partnerships / Alliances, and Marketing, as well as contributing to raise Series-A funding and in mergers and acquisitions activity.
Prior to co-founding CIGNEX Datamatics Harish served as technical lead and program manager at Cisco systems and Click Commerce. Harish has over 18 years of experience in solutions consulting, project delivery, and product development largely in the Financial Services industry.
Harish holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Bangalore University, India.
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.
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. She holds a vast experience in developing talent management analytics, including benchmarking, organizational mapping, best practices and creating metrics for talent acquisitions.
She has done her Bachelor of arts in English Literature from Andhra University and is a certified Microsoft Solutions Developer. She also obtained an MBA in Computer Applications from Newport University thru AMC college, Bangalore.
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 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.
His strengths are relationship building, organization, creative thinking, and a strong desire to help his clients reach their goals. 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. Laury graduated from Elmhurst College in Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Business management.
Head HR, India
Ankita comes with 14+ years of cross cultural experience in HR, both IT and ITES, 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.
Ankita has completed her Bachelor of Business Administration from Sherwood College of Management. She obtained an MBA in HR & IT from Bharti VidhyaPeeth University. She is a gold medalist in BBA as well as MBA and awarded with “Governor’s gold medal". She has also completed here Executive MBA from Indian School of Business “ISB”.
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 !
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.
Hari has 18 years of total experience that includes 13 years in IT spanning both product and services business. He comes with extensive experience 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 where he played a key role in building a successful IT strategy and business consulting engagements by contributing to and leading teams in developing consulting methodologies, frameworks and tools that led to subsequent large multi-year, multi-services engagements. 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.
His educational background includes Bachelor of Engineering from NIT, Trichy and MBA from IIM, Kozhikode.
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.
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 building and managing large engineering teams for various multinationals in semiconductor/EDA industry like Motorola/ Freescale Semiconductors, Cadence Design Systems & Kawasaki Microelectronics. As a CTO to an eLearning company, Anurag conceived, architected and delivered a novel solution and platform to create and deliver eLearning content on mobile - across Android and iOS backed with powerful learning analytics.
Anurag also has a great connectivity & recognition within industry and academia. He served on the board of the VLSI Lab at IIT Kharagpur in the early 2000, was the general chair of the international conference on VLSI Design & Embedded Systems held in New Delhi in 2009 and still continues to serve on the steering committee of the conference. He has worked with various initiatives of the India Electronics & Semiconductor Association esp on the review committee of the National Electronics Policy (NEP) of Govt of India.
Anurag holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani and an Executive Masters in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi besides having completed a residential accelerated Management Program at ISB Hyderbad.
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 extensive knowledge of electronic software requirements, validation principles, computer systems compliance requirements and quality management systems used in an FDA/EMA/MHRA regulated environment. He has proven capabilities in creating demand, stake holder engagement, driving opportunity pipeline, negotiating to close business with a clear focus on achieving sales targets.
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 on topics like controlled electronic Document Management, electronic QMS and ECM. He is also an active member of industry associations such as DIA,PDA, RQA, ASQ and CQI and has been professionally trained in various sales methodologies like SPIN selling, TAS, Challenger Sales Model from Corporate Executive Board and Insight Selling by RAIN Group, Geneva Switzerland.
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. Jacob has Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India and MBA in sales and marketing from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, India.
Sr. VP Sales – Europe and US
Anand brings with him a global industry experience spanning leadership roles in Sales, Pre-sales, Solutions, Consulting, & Delivery. He is passionate about disruptive technologies & strongly believes that the key to business success is the ability to bridge the gap between strategy, technology & creativity. Prior to joining CIGNEX Datamatics, Anand was the Regional Head for the Hi-Tech & Manufacturing Business Unit at HCL, managing revenues upwards of $100+ million that he grew substantially since taking over the portfolio. As part of his stint at HCL, he was also the Sales Head for the Medical Devices Business Unit. Anand has been consistently successful in identifying long-term strategic partnerships to accelerate growth of the business units & regions he has managed.
Before HCL, Anand spent significant time with Cognizant Technology Solutions where he played multiple roles from being a functional consultant to managing large global programs & Sales. At Cognizant he lead & grew global strategic accounts in US Mid-west region as well as new geographies such as Europe, China & Japan. Anand has MBA degree from ICFAI (specializing in Marketing & Finance) and has also completed an Executive program from Harvard Business School.
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.
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. Arun is also an subject matter expert on Contract Lifecycle Management, and provided Product Management expertise in building enterprise-grade Contract Lifecycle Management (CLMS) products for clients.
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 and comes with progressive career experience in new business generation, account management, contract & bid management and sales operations. He is passionate about new emerging technologies and evolving business models.
At CIGNEX Datamatics, Gopi is responsible for expanding business in India, Middle East & APAC regions, grow sales revenue by driving new business development and managing key relationships with current & potential clients. Prior to joining CIGNEX Datamatics, Gopi has worked with HCL Technologies and was instrumental in opening and managing large global accounts across manufacturing and consumer verticals. At HCL, he generated several multi-year, multi-million transformational deals and also got awarded “Outstanding Achiever” for two consecutive years during his sales journey. Before HCL, Gopi has worked in Singapore for a Government research institute and was responsible for selling research insights to industry consortium.
Gopi holds a Bachelor’s degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and Master’s degree from National University of Singapore. He started his professional career as a Physics Research Engineer and moved to techno-commercial role later. He has authored more than 5 research papers and has published work in leading journals like IEEE.