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Airtel appoints Pradipt Kapoor as CIO

Bharti Airtel appointed Pradipt Kapoor as CIO to drive overall Engineering strategy and help the telco to realise the digital vision. Kapoor will also join the Management Board of the company and will report to Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel. Kapoor’s last assignment was at A.P. Moller – Maersk where he was Global Head of Products and Solutions Engineering for a 3000 strong organisation. He has also had formative experience as an entrepreneur.

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Jagdip Kumar to join Lohia Group as Chief Information Officer

Lohia Group as appointed Jagdip Kumar as Chief Information Officer to spearhead the group’s digital transformation journey. The Kanpur based Group is a diversified manufacturing organisation having an interest in flexible packaging, threads to plastic components for automobiles and machinery. Kumar has over 19 years of work experience and prior to this new role, was associated with Cosmo Films Limited for over a decade as GM-IT.

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HDFC Bank appoints Ramesh Lakshminarayanan as CIO

Ramesh Lakshminarayanan has been appointed as a Group Head – Information Technology of HDFC Bank. Designated as CIO, Ramesh, will be responsible for tech strategy, strengthening foundation tech, enhancing digital presence and harnessing AI/ML tech solutions for the bank. Ramesh’s last assignment was with CRISIL as a Chief Technology and Information Officer. He was responsible for business transformation by leveraging tech, data and analytics.

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Ahuja Hive appoints Chitranjan Kesari as CIO and IT Head

Ahuja Hive has appointed Chitranjan Kesari as CIO and IT Head. Ahuja Hive is a joined venture between China’s Fosun groups real estate wing – Fosun Hive and Ahuja Constructions.
An alumnus of BIT, Mesra (Ranchi), Kesari will be responsible to resolve tech issues related to India project sites, infrastructure and security. The key focus will be to resolve SAP on AWS issues and suggest tangible improvements in operations.

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Cyberattack on COVID-19 vaccine manufacture Dr Reddy’s Lab

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, following a cyberattack today, has isolated all its data centre services. They expect that all services will be resumed normally in next 24 hours. Mukesh Rathi, CIO, of the pharma major said that the cyberattack did not have any major impact on the operations. Dr. Reddy’s and Russia’s sovereign wealth fund have the approval from the Drug Control General of India to conduct human clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V vaccine in India.

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Aditya Birla Group appoints Manish Gupta as CIO

Aditya Birla group has appointed Manish Gupta as Chief Information Officer. Gupta will be responsible for thought and action leadership for value creation by leveraging the group synergies and the power of technology. Prior to this new role, Gupta was Group CIO of auto components manufacturer Motherson. He has close to 24 years of work experience and has also served Schneider Electric and Tata Motors in senior positions.

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Biocon appoints former Sun Pharma CIO Atanu Roy

Atanu Roy moved on from Sun Pharma and has joined Biocon as Group CIO. Biocon is an Indian biopharmaceutical company which manufactures general active pharmaceutical ingredients. Roy will be leading the group’s technology domain and will support the business with new IT and digital innovations. Apart from his experience at Sun Pharma, he has also been associated with global companies like HP Services, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories etc.

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Manish Shetty is new Chief Information Officer of Diageo India

Manish Shetty has been appointed as the Chief Information Officer of Diageo India. Shetty would be based in Bangalore and will be responsible for the digital makeover of the beverage alcohol brand. CFO, Sanjeev Churiwala will be his reporting manager. His last assignment was with Tata Consumer Products, as Director – IT.  Shetty, having over two decades of experience, was also the CIO, South Asia at Sanofi India.

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How healthcare CIOs can generate better revenue

1) Relying on IT for revenue generation by extending electronic medical record systems and other healthcare-specific solutions in rural and critical-access hospital zones on a short-term basis. 2) Transforming vendor management for better efficiency, innovations and cost-saving. 3) Avoiding unnecessary expenses on updated but less usable technologies, if the pre-existing product is good enough to be used.

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