Wipro Gears Up For Cloud, Digital Transformation

by CXOtoday News Desk    Apr 03, 2014


Wipro Limited, India’s third largest IT services company has merged its analytics business with the advanced technologies service line and created a new business division that will focus on areas such as digital transformation and offer services such as cloud computing. The new announcement will enable the company address its customer’s needs and demands more effectively, it said in a statement.

Towards this end, Wipro has announced a reshuffle in its top management for the second time in the past six months.The merged business unit will be headed by Jeff Heenan-Jalil, who was earlier heading the advanced technologies business. Wipro has also named K.R. Sanjiv, who was heading the analytics business, as its new chief technology officer. The newly created business unit will be headed by Anurag Srivastava, who was previously chief technology officer at Wipro.

“Wipro’s analytics and information management (A&IM) services unit will merge with the company’s advanced technologies service line, effective April 1, 2014. The confluence of cloud computing, analytics, mobility and social media is seen as a leading business-technology enabler of the next decade. This integration is in keeping with Wipro’s concerted effort to address market demand and evolving customer expectations,” the company said in a statement.

The company has also promoted Saurabh Govil as its new global head of human resources which was headed by Pratik Kumar, an industry veteran. Kumar, who was also heading the company’s infrastructure engineering business, will continue in that role and also continue reporting to chairman Azim Premji, it said. Prior to the new role, Govil was senior VP of HR, reporting to Kumar. In the new role, he will report directly to chief executive T.K. Kurien.

In an interview with Mint in October 2013, Kurien hinted that the company could create a separate business unit that would focus specifically on cloud computing services. According to analysts, cloud being a multi-billion dollar industry can provide ample opportunity to solution providers and customers alike, who are swearing by Cloud computing.

In October, it was also reported that Wipro had undertaken a major top-level reshuffle after the exit of its computer infrastructure chief Anand Sankaran, who went on to join Dell, where he is currently heading the company’s infrastructure management business. It was then that Wipro roped in former Infosys veteran Shaji Farooq to head its banking and financial services business, which contributes a significant portion of the company’s revenue.