Meet Ashish Pachory: Power CIO of The Year

by CXOtoday News Desk    Mar 20, 2015


Ashish Pachory, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Tata Teleservices, has been named one of the most influential technology leaders in the country. He received the honor at the Centre of Recognition and Excellence’s (CORE) 2015 CIO Power List ceremony held in Pune.

Pachory started his professional journey as a maintenance engineer during the pioneering phase of IT in India, and since crossed several landmarks to reach a position of thought leader and influencer in his domain of IT in Telecom.

Speaking on the occasion, Pachory said, ““This is an incredible honour. I would like to dedicate this recognition to my stellar team whose creative thinking and diligent execution has given our business the edge it needs to succeed in an increasingly dynamic customer environment. As individuals and enterprises continue to embrace smart technologies at a rapid pace, it is critical for providers to have agile IT support to meet their demands. At Tata Teleservices, we are committed to nurturing the seamless integration of new technologies as one of the key pillars of our business.”

In the past he has worked with Amdocs, Nokia-Networks and Bharti Telesoft. Based out in Mumbai, Pachory has completed his graduation from Government Engineering College, Jabalpur. He has also been honoured with awards like CIO Grandmaster award, One of India’s Top 10 Technologists 2013 and Top Green-IT Enterprise.

“My focus over the last few years has been on integration of Technology with Business. This has been my primary driver for adopting global technology trends and best practices towards future-proofing the business, and efficiently delivering large scale business transformation,” he stated on his profile on LinkedIn.

Vaibhav Sathe, AVP - Technology at Advanced Mobile Integration, Hughes Software Systems remembers Ashish as very dynamic and result oriented person. “He was a very good manager who believed in identifying right resource for a given job and delegating the work to the person with full faith. He always provided the support needed to get the work done,” he said.

Gunjan Agarwal, VP (Business Head - India) at Amdocs said, “Ashish is very dynamic, insightful and knowledgeble.He has great experience and perspective to India Telecom Business with dedicated customer focus .His energy and passion are unmatchable.”

Tata Teleservices has previously received several industry recognitions for its big data deployments and green IT initiatives. The company’s robust IT backbone enables delivery of personalized products and services to its growing subscriber base in the most efficient manner. 

CORE’s CIO Power List was put together from a list of shortlisted CIO profiles based on how influential the nominees are in their business or technology categories. This first edition of the list honors the technology foresight and celebrates the IT strategy of the country’s most dynamic IT leaders.