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Blogger Profiles

Anantha Radhakrishnan

Vice President and SBU Head - Strategic Platforms and Alliances (SPSA), Infosys BPO

Anantha Radhakrishnan (Radha), has more than 18 years of experience in business and consulting at local, regional and corporate levels across multiple geographies and industries. At Infosys, he was instrumental in establishing the Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) business unit.

Radha is a member of the Infosys BPO Executive committee and heads a unit in Infosys Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) focused on building and delivering innovative service delivery models - business platforms and key solutions that provide managed services to customers by bundling consulting, technology and BPO.

Radha will blog on the role of technology in the BPO industry

Asheesh Mehra

Asheesh Mehra, Head - Asia Pacific, Japan and the Middle East, Infosys BPO

Asheesh has more than 11 years of experience in the BPO industry. He has been instrumental in building a strong foundation for Infosys BPO in the Asia Pacific region.

He will blog on Platform BPO, the 'next generation' BPO solution, going green and transformation.

Hariprasad B.K.

Group Manager and Head - Strategic Platforms and Alliances (SPSA), Infosys BPO

Hariprasad (Hari) has more than 13 years of experience in business and consulting. He has worked with several Fortune 500 customers, helping them implement extended enterprise strategies and achieve business transformation through process and technology innovation. Prior to Infosys, Hari worked in multiple business roles in enterprise solutions architecture, consulting and pre-sales in Supply Chain Management and enterprise technology for a leading trans-national product software organization.

Hari heads a cross functional team at Infosys BPO. He is focused on building strategic platforms and integrated ITO/BPO convergence solutions to deliver managed services to customers. He also manages the portfolio of Strategic Alliances.

Hari will blog on business transformation through process and technology innovation using the IT and BPO convergence model of business platforms.

Liang Zhao

Industry Principal – Process and Domain, Infosys ProcureEdge, Infosys

Liang Zhao is involved in developing global alliances, as well as driving strategic consulting initiatives around industry-defining business platforms. He has significant and demonstrable expertise in delivering presales assignments.

Liang Zhao will blog on enterprise software design and architecture, and the source-to-pay domain.

Manish Kapoor

Senior Associate Consultant – Infosys ProcureEdge, Infosys

Manish has significant expertise on procurement-related activities.

In his current role, he is involved in presales activities – including working on active pursuits, preparing RFx responses, and conducting prospect demos on Infosys ProcureEdge – the source-to-pay platform.

Manish will blog on procurement solutions and related topics.

Nitin Vishwakarma

Consultant, Enterprise Solutions, Infosys Technologies

Nitin specializes in non-linear growth models. He has more than six years of IT experience. He is currently involved with go-to-market planning for Infosys Business Platforms (platform-based BPO).

Nitin will blog on strategic IT outsourcing, deal structuring and pricing frameworks

Pradeep T. Y.

India Leader and Senior Principal, Process Transformation (PX), Management Consulting Services, Infosys

During the last 18 years, Pradeep has been responsible for crafting impactful solutions in the business transformation and supply chain areas for clients across industries.

At Infosys, he leads the process transformation (PX) consulting practice for Management Consulting Services, helping deliver real results for clients.

Pradeep’s major intellectual contributions as a leader in the supply chain area include incubating innovative supply management solutions like solutions for supply chain visibility, performance management, and strategic cost management that have since received positive analyst ratings globally.

Pradeep will blog on procurement transformation, supply chain management, strategic cost reduction, ERP strategy, and ERP business value audit.

Pramod Mayasandra

Domain Consultant, Infosys ProcureEdge, Infosys

Pramod consults extensively with marquee clients, including oil and gas majors, and also holds responsibility for managing client relationships as well as coordinating service delivery.

Informed by more than 8 years of hands-on experience, Pramod will blog on sourcing and procurement.

Sanal Kumar

Global Alliances Manager, Infosys BPO

Sanal has more than 14 years of experience in operations and technology both as a client and a vendor. He has worked at large corporations and a start-up. He heads Alliances at Infosys BPO.

Sanal will blog on process transformation leveraging technology, collaboration and co-creation, innovation in pricing and risk/reward models in outsourcing.

Rajagopalan Raghunathan

Principal Consultant, Infosys ProcureEdge, Infosys

Rajagopalan has more than 14 years of experience in the IT industry.

As a Principal Consultant, he leads a platform track for Infosys ProcureEdge™ – the source-to-pay platform. He is responsible for leading several key initiatives for Infosys ProcureEdge platform – including many successful deployments.

Rajagopalan will blog on business platforms, Infosys ProcureEdge, and related topics.

Rahul Shah

AVP, Head – M&A and Global Platform Head – Infosys ProcureEdge

An 18-year industry professional, Rahul Shah heads Infosys ProcureEdge, as well as drives M&A activity for business platforms. He is also a member of the executive council for business platforms – a fast-growing Infosys portfolio.

In prior leadership roles at Infosys, Rahul headed Infosys LPO (Legal Process Outsourcing). Before that he headed the Solution Design Group, Financial Planning and Analysis, Learning Services and Publishing Practice at Infosys BPO. He is credited with handling large Fortune clients, and has also authored many thought papers around trading and risk management.

Rahul will blog on outsourcing industry and different client engagement models, transformation, and confluence of BPO, IT and KPO.

Shubham Tripathi

Lead Consultant, Infosys ProcureEdge, Infosys

Shubham has over 11 years of IT experience around product development and related activities.

At Infosys, he manages the product development team for Infosys ProcureEdge™ – the source-to-pay platform. He is credited with the first implementation of Infosys ProcureEdge platform, which was deployed in just 60 days. His areas of expertise include sourcing, procurement, SAP, Ariba, and product management.

Shubham will blog on sourcing, procurement, analytics, cloud, mobility, and SAP.

Shubhasis Pattnaik

Principal Consultant – Enterprise Solutions, Infosys Technologies

Shubhasis program manages Infosys’ first Human Resource Outsourcing (HRO) platform engagement. He has more than 10 years of IT experience and has worked extensively in the Human Resource IT and HRO areas. He has lead engagements both at client sites and offshore delivery centers.

Shubhasis will blog on the evolving Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model and the role of technology in enabling platform BPO offerings.

Sreeselvanarayana V V

Consultant – Infosys ProcureEdge, Infosys

With over nine years of industry experience, Sreeselva provides consulting expertise for presales activities of Infosys ProcureEdge – the source-to-pay platform.

He is responsible for handling complex mortgage servicing scenarios, enabling pricing, and analyzing the sensitivity of various deal structures. He also oversees ‘budgeted versus actual’ analysis across verticals and horizontals, in addition to developing financials models for complex deals.

Sreeselva will blog on commercial construct and related topics.

Umashankar Kamath

Marketing Manager – Infosys ProcureEdge and Infosys TradeEdge, Infosys

For more than 11 years now, Umashankar has been responsible for effectively identifying and following through on opportunities in technology marketing.

Currently, as part of the Products and Platforms Marketing Group at Infosys, Umashankar is accountable for building go-to-market initiatives around Infosys ProcureEdge and Infosys TradeEdge – both top-of-the-pack platforms that help deliver innovation-led business growth for clients.

Umashankar will blog on trends in procurement, and consumer products and retail markets in emerging economies.

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