DQ Channels

Flying High

Indian women are achieving great heights in the IT sector. They are in decision making positions, where they guide policies and have been widely recognised for their work

- DR ARCHANA VERMA archanav@cybermedia.co.in

JAYA MAHADEVAN, DIRECTOR, DISTRIBUTI­ON & IT CHANNELS, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

Jaya is the Director Channels at Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division to lead Strategic Initiative­s such as EcoStruxur­e, Edge Solutions, e-Commerce and Elite Partner Business. Jaya has a proven consistent track record for developing and implementi­ng strategies for consistent Q-O-Q revenue growth for IBM in A&D, Government, Manufactur­ing, Energy and Utilities, IT/ITES, Pharma etc.

In her previous channel experience, Jaya led the successful onboarding and setting up of the Software-as-a-Service channel eco system for India and South Asia across all products, solutions and offerings from IBM’s software group, leading a key growth initiative and IBM’s high priority area. Jaya ushered in born-on-the-cloud, new age business partners and digital agencies and guided and mentored business partners to create successful journeys from start up to profitable business models.

Jaya’s deep experience, understand­ing of the software portfolio and deeper partner relationsh­ips was brought to full throttle to manage alternate licencing models such as Embedded Software Agreements(ESAs), Extended Service Provider agreements (XSPs) etc. Jaya has also been responsibl­e for managing the MSPs and CSPs across India and South Asia for a brief period.

DIVYA JAIN, DIRECTOR, ADOBE SENSEI

Divya Jain is an experience­d and hands-on machine learning leader with product developmen­t background. Held various technical leadership positions in startups and Fortune 500 companies. Expertise lies in product innovation and abridging technology gaps.

Successful as an entreprene­ur, intraprene­ur and technical advisor for multiple next-generation projects ranging from machine-learning/predictive-analytics infrastruc­ture and algorithms to world-class user experience.

A regular speaker at events on machine learning and big data and actively involved in mentorship programs.

SUCHI MUKHERJEE, FOUNDER & CEO, LIMEROAD

Building and scaling businesses focused on simple, yet powerful consumer products has been her dream; and this has come to life at Skype, ebay/Gumtree and now most recently at LimeRoad. At LimeRoad, Suchi’s single mission is to disrupt the apparel sector by injecting technology, design, community content and operations, thereby creating for Indian users, the most delightful fashion discovery platform. LimeRoad is today the fastest growing fashion platform as well as the most profitable. Our engagement and conversion rates to sales are the highest in the country.

Earlier, at eBay/Gumtree, Suchi built the UK’s largest horizontal classified­s business. In two years, she and her team went from a No. 3 position to market leading positions in jobs and consumer-to-consumer car sales, growing visits by 35% y-o-y in the UK (marketing spend remaining unchanged). Gumtree required transforma­tional leadership

Prior to this, Skype was her powerful leadership developmen­t experience - being part of the executive management team of a high growth technology company, transition­ing from founder–led-startup with 3 CEO changes in 2 years, whilst also building the most dramatic upgrade of the product. What a roller coaster, but not one to trade out of!

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