Unacademy has promoted Vivek Sinha as the new Chief Operating Officer. In a statement, the company said that Sinha will lead the business verticals of Test Preparation (India Business), K-12, and Careers. Sinha joined Unacademy in September 2020 as the senior vice president of the test preparation business. As COO, he will be also responsible for inside sales, business development, business operations, content and academics, and user growth.
COO of Swiggy Vivek Sunder has decided to call it quits to pursue interests outside of the company. CEO Sriharsha Majety will be replacing Sunder who will be transitioning out by October. Sunder was a part of Swiggy for three years and was crucial for on-ground operations during the lockdown. He was a part of the launch of Swiggy’s hyperlocal grocery business Instamart which got SoftBank Vision Fund II to invest $450mn in the company.
Chetna Mahajan has become the new CIO of ZoomInfo. Her new role will be to lead the company’s IT strategies to accelerate digital transformation and operational excellence. Mahajan has 20 years of professional experience and has served Symantec, Conga, Delta Dental of California, the Colorado Governor’s Office of IT, Boeing, Sun Microsystems, etc in the past. She will be part of ZoomInfo’s executive leadership team and report to COO Chris Hays.
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.
Indian IT services providers are witnessing an increase in the need for low-code, no-code tech solutions for clients who want to build and customise their own appl. Industry experts believe that pandemic heightened the customer’s interest in the same. TCS COO N Ganapathy Subramaniam said that such tech has been useful when rapid prototyping was required. Microsoft, Amazon, Appian, HCL and Tech M are looking into developing such tech.
Nutanix appoints Rajiv Ramaswami as president and CEO. He will replace co-founder Dheeraj Pandey. Ramaswami brings 30 years of experience to the position, including his tenure with Broadcom, Cisco, Nortel and IBM — in addition to his most recent stint at VMware as COO of Products and Cloud Services. Nutanix, founded in 2009, has raised more than $600 mn. The company went public in the year 2016.
Infosys said enterprise software maker SAP’s 2022 deadline for a majority of its clients to shift operations to the cloud was “ambitious”. The company have already completed most of the required steps for cloud delivery modernization in October. The final step is to lift the running platforms on internal storage. The company had also extended SAP’s system integrators with core on-premise support till 2027.
Joined in Jan 2020 as Head of Operations, Dhruv will be leading Operations across Customer Support, Deployments, Loan Disbursals and Lead Generation with the Distributor-to-Retailer lending product. Bahl is an INSEAD alumnus with extensive experience. He has worked with renowned brands in consulting, financial services and healthcare during his career. Prior to joining BharatPe, Dhruv was Chief Business Officer at Roadzen.