Ex-CIO Of Novartis Joins CloudMoyo
Smit Shanker, former CIO for business services India at Novartis joined as Vice President- Solutions Engineering and Innovation at CloudMoyo. An Icertis company, CloudMoyo provides ERP-surround enterprise cloud and data analytics solutions. In this new role, Smit will lead all the solutions and services of CloudMoyo, while working to establish new frameworks and capabilities bringing differentiation and value to CloudMoyo customers worldwide.
“We looked to get a leader on board who brings the breadth of technology understanding – cloud, big data, and analytics - coupled with in-depth industry knowledge and leadership abilities”, said Manish Kedia, CEO and President, CloudMoyo. He added, “Smit’s extensive work in digital, data, and analytics for Fortune 100 corporations and healthcare & life sciences industry, globally will help CloudMoyo accelerate on its business strategy and further build on the company’s commitment to customer success, and strengthen the innovation center in Pune, India.”
Commenting on his new role, Smit said, “I am excited to be associated with a next generation company like CloudMoyo that has a culture of innovation at its core. Customers today are looking for partners who understand the new digital paradigm and can bring a unique blend of design, business and technology to help fuel innovation and create differentiation. With deep capabilities in cloud, architecture, analytics and integration, CloudMoyo aims to be that partner of choice for its customers.”
“Microsoft Azure cloud services are at the forefront of creation of next generation transformational IT solutions. With their deep domain experience on Microsoft Azure and advanced analytics technologies, CloudMoyo – an Icertis company, is leveraging the Microsoft Cloud in especially innovative ways, to offer customers high velocity enterprise solutions, underpinned by big data insights. ” said Srikanth Karnakota, Country Head at Microsoft Azure and Server Business at Microsoft Corporation, India.
Smit’s leadership portfolio on LinkedIn suggests he has nearly two decades of experience in the industry, and held increasingly complex and impactful business focused positions. He began his career at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Business Intelligence and Data warehousing.
Smit later spent close to a decade at Novartis, where he held several IT leadership positions in Pharmaceutical R&D, Commercialization and Shared services. His work at Novartis included leading and transforming Global BI for Clinical Informatics, setting up and leading IT for the multi-functional, multi-divisional Novartis as the CIO for business services India. In his latest corporate role at TechMahindra, he led development of advisory frameworks to achieve digital transformation.
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