IIFL Securities has appointed Nandkishore Purohit as Chief Digital Officer to push for the digital transformation of the company. Purohit comes with over two decades of experience and has led digital transformation at HDFC Securities and Angel broking, in the past. He has also worked with HDFC Bank, HDFC Securities, TCS, and Alstom. Purohit, in his new role, will accelerate the digital transformation at IIFL Securities and provide customers state of an art digital experience.
Godrej & Boyce has appointed Ambarish Singh as a CISO. Singh, in his new role, Singh will head the cybersecurity and risk management of the manufacturing firm. He had served Flipkart for over five years as a Senior Manager-Information Security. In the past, he served the Indian Navy for over two decades and retired as an Associate Director. Singh holds a Master’s degree in Cyber Security & Cyber Law and an MBA in IT.
Samy Bengio, head of the internet giant’s AI ethics group until the controversy broke which led to the departure of two female leaders, resigned on Tuesday. Bengio announced his exit in an email to the colleagues. His last working day will be April 28. Bengio joined Google in 2007 and is an expert in a type of AI known as machine learning. It may be recalled that Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell, the ousted Ethical AI co-leads, had reported to Bengio.
Salaries of cloud computing talent have jumped 100 % high due to the pandemic, and push for digitalisation. A cloud computing professional, a year ago, with five years of experience, was drawing Rs 15 lakh anually is now offered Rs 30 lakh. Similarly, a mid-level executive with 10 years of experience is now offered of about 1 cr, up from Rs 40-50 lakh per annum, said an Xpheno survey. The survey pegged the talent shortage of 80% in the cloud computing space.
Manoj Kumar has joined Oman-headquartered Ray International as a Group CIO. The Group has interests Oil & gas, energy, manufacturing, engineering, skill development, logistics, etc. Kumar, in his new role, will be working on SAP and EPICOR roll out along with BI, CRM and Enterprise mobility implementation. Besides, his key job would be to accelerate the digital transformation journey of the group. He has over two decades of experience and last served APL Apollo Group as CIO.
Agnidipta Sarkar has joined Biocon as Group CISO. Bangalore, India based Biocon, Kirna Mazumdar-Shaw is a manufacture of generic active pharmaceutical ingredients. Sarkar, at Biocon, will be responsible for the cybersecurity and risk management domains in his new role. He was Director of Cybersecurity at CMS IT services for almost two years, before joining Bicon. Sarkar, having 30 years of experience, has worked with DXC Technologies, HPE, HP, etc.
Bishwanath Ghosh retired from Mahindra and Mahindra as a CIO on 1st April 2021 after spending over 12 years with the automotive firm. He has joined M&M in the year 2008 as a Head of IT in the Automotive and was soon given the responsibility to head IT for Auto & Farm Equipment Sectors before moving to the Corporate office as a CIO. “I’m retiring from Mahindra but not retiring from life,” Gosh told ETCIO in an interview.
Pooraan Jaiswal has joined Entero Healthcare as the CTO and will report to the startup’s COO, Prem Sethi. Entero is into the healthcare industry’s supply chain management and has a distribution network across the country. It serves over 50,000 pharmacies and sells medicines of 150 top pharma brands. Jaiswal, last year, ended his three years stint at jewellery brand TBZ, where he was a CTO. He has over two decades of professional experience and was associated with Globus, Rediff.com, NIIT Technologies, etc in the past.