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Keynote Speaker

Dr. K Ananth Krishnan

CTO
Tata Consultancy Services

Title:
A Hyperconnected World

Abstract:
Ananth directs research and innovation at TCS. He has architected a 4E model to make invention, innovation and co-innovation deliver value to TCS’ business and its customers. Under his leadership the TCS research community has created a significant portfolio of patents, papers and IP. Today Innovation Units have been set up in each business delivery unit. Ananth has been a member of TCS’ Corporate Think-Tank since 1999, and has led several strategic initiatives. He was elected a Fellow at the Indian Academy of Engineering (INAE) in recognition of his contributions towards engineering in 2013. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Ananth has been listed in Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders (2007) and in Infoworld’s Top 25 CTOs (2007).

Bio:
K Ananth Krishnan directs research and innovation as the as the Chief Technology Officer of Tata Consultancy Services, where he also chairs the Corporate Technology Board. Ananth has been a member of the TCS Corporate Think-Tank since 1999, and has led several strategic initiatives. He has been a Principal Architect and Lead Consultant in the Architecture and Technology Consulting Practice, and earlier the head of the TCS Systems Management and the Systems Software Group. Ananth is a Fellow at the Indian Academy of Engineering (INAE) and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Named a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2009, Ananth has also been listed as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders and Infoworld’s Top 25 CTOs. He is a member of several Customer Advisory Boards, including those of Symantec and IBM-Rational. In earlier days, Ananth enjoyed a successful career in Trivia and Quizzing, including the 'Brain of IIT' individual title, two 'Cranium Cup' titles at IIT, and several years on the IIT Quiz team. He also enjoys public speaking, crossword puzzle solving and cricket.



Dr. K Ananth Krishnan