IT Veteran Neelam Dhawan Joins Ecosystm As Board Advisor
IT industry veteran Neelam Dhawan has joined Ecosystm as Board Advisor. Globally recognised as one of the Most Powerful Women in Business by various prestigious magazines and IT bodies, Dhawan has played an instrumental role in shaping the IT industry in India.
In an illustrious career spanning 35 years, Dhawan has held various senior executive roles within technology giants including Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and IBM. Dhawan has been instrumental in shaping the Indian technology market during her tenures as Managing Director for Hewlett Packard, leading one of the largest markets for the company. Prior to Hewlett Packard, she was the Managing Director for Microsoft in India. Most recently, Dhawan served as Vice President for Global Industries, Strategic Alliances and Inside Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where she oversaw a number of mergers and acquisitions for the company.
Dhawan brings a proven track record in managing transformation across industries, including banking and finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare and government. In her new role at Ecosystm, Dhawan will provide ongoing counsel to the board, in concurrence with her existing roles as board member at Dutch technology giant Royal Philips, and ICICI Bank Limited India.
Ecosystm is a disruptive technology research and advisory firm. Founded in 2016, private equity backed Ecosystm democratises data and insights making it available and accessible to technology buyers and vendors globally using a ‘research as a service’ model.
The new age Technology Research and Advisory Firm that brings together tech buyers, vendors and analysts into one integrated platform. The firm moves away from the highly inefficient business models of traditional research firms and instead focuses on offering transparency and autonomy to users, allowing them to consume data in a way that is affordable, and contextualised to their needs.
Commenting on the appointment, Amit Gupta, Founder and CEO at Ecosystm, said: “Neelam requires no introduction. A technology visionary who was instrumental in the rapid rise of India’s IT industry, we are proud to welcome her to the fold. Ecosystm prides itself on being an industry disruptor and Neelam embodies that spirit. We look forward to tapping into her wealth of experience and expertise in leading major IT transformations as we look to expand our model globally.”
“Ecosystm proves that we can make data and insights accessible to all, and propel the wider technology industry to new heights. In its ability to identify and address the key pain points to help businesses optimise and make informed decisions, I strongly believe that Ecosystm has boundless potential for growth through disruption, and look forward to contributing counsel to support their expansion,” said Dhawan.
With technology becoming the number one source for innovation and differentiation, and global annual spending on technology due to exceed US$5 trillion by 2020, Ecosystm aims to enable all companies to harness the power of market data to make informed decisions. Offering data and research input, sourcing and subscription services, Ecosystm promises its users in-depth and relevant research by default.