CP Gur­nani Named Nass­com Chair­man

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New Delhi: The Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Soft­ware and Ser­vices Com­pa­nies (Nass­com) on Wed­nes­day ap­pointed CP Gur­nani as its chair­man for 2016-17, and Raman Roy as vice-chair­man for the pe­riod.

“I feel very hum­bled to be given this op­por­tu­nity, at a time when the in­dus­try is on the thresh­old of an ex­cit­ing new jour­ney. In­no­va­tive star­tups and dis­rup­tive tech­nol­ogy have to­gether cre­ated ex­cit­ing times for the in­dus­try. Be­ing at the helm of Nass­com, I will con­tinue to drive greater en­gage­ment with our stake­hold­ers and mem­bers to ad­dress the preva­lent in­dus­try is­sues of in­clu­sion, ed­u­ca­tion, in­fra­struc­ture se­cu­rity and cor­po­rate gover­nance,” said Gur­nani, who is also the CEO of Tech Mahin­dra. Gur­nani, a chem­i­cal en­gi­neer from the Na­tional In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, Rourkela, has over 31 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the in­dus­try. He has pre­vi­ously worked at Hewlett-Packard, Perot Sys­tems (In­dia) and HCL Cor­po­ra­tion, and led the merger of Tech Mahin­dra with Satyam. Roy, who is manag­ing di­rec­tor of Qu­a­trro Global Ser­vices, is widely re­garded as a pi­o­neer of the busi­ness process out­sourc­ing in­dus­try in In­dia, and suc­cess­fully led the BPO ini­tia­tives of Amer­i­can Ex­press, GE (now Gen­pact) and Spec­tra­mind, be­fore start­ing Qu­a­trro in mid-2006. A Char­tered Ac­coun­tant with a Doc­tor­ate in Man­age­ment Ac­coun­tancy, Roy has a ca­reer span­ning 35 years in the in­dus­try.

With a fo­cus on Dig­i­tal In­dia, Gur­nani will lead Nass­com’s vision 2020 for the in­dus­try, which in­cludes fo­cused pro­grammes to build In­dia as dig­i­tal and in­no­va­tion hub, en­hanc­ing global trade ini­tia­tives to counter pro­tec­tion­ist sen­ti­ments and en­hance mar­ket ac­cess in de­vel­oped and emerg­ing mar­kets, Fo­cus on niche op­por­tu­nity ar­eas such as IoT, Cy­ber­se­cu­rity, an­a­lyt­ics, and soft­ware as a ser­vice, Nass­com said in a state­ment.

With the fo­cus on Dig­i­tal In­dia, Gur­nani will spear­head Nass­com’s Vision 2020 for the IT in­dus­try

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