President, India & SAARC, EMC Corporation
Rajesh Janey is the President for EMC's India & SAARC operations. He is responsible for accelerating EMC's growth in India and enhancing relationships with
partners and alliances. He reports to David Webster, President EMC Asia Pacific/Japan. With 2011 revenues of $20 billion, and approximately 51,000 employees worldwide,
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this
transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage,
protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
An ICT industry veteran with over 29 years of experience, Rajesh has managed and led companies to leadership positions across diverse business segments, including IT
sales and marketing, services, channels and enterprise. He has spent a total of seven years with EMC. Prior to his current position, Rajesh has held several leadership
roles in EMC India,
including Vice President - Enterprise Business, India and SAARC; Head of Channels; and Vice President for North, East and Bangladesh business among others.
He started his career with HCL and held a number of senior management positions in NetApp, HP, Compaq, and Wipro.
Corporate Senior Vice President, EMC Corporation
Sarv Saravanan is the Corporate Senior Vice President & General Manager of EMC's Centers of Excellence in India and Egypt.
With over 20 years experience in the IT industry, Sarv, currently leads EMC's research and development, global services and business support operations in India &
Egypt. The COEs are central to EMC’s globalization goals and Sarv is responsible for scaling and evolving the COEs. His mandate is to develop the COEs as world-class
R&D center, create market connections for EMC to be more relevant with its products in the high growth markets, incubate global service offerings and bring the
synergy between the two to maximize the benefits for EMC's customers worldwide. He is also responsible for EMC's outsourcing to Indian SI partners.
Sarv joined EMC from Microsoft India. As Managing Director of Microsoft Global Services Center India Pvt. Ltd (MGSI, the global delivery organization of Microsoft
Services), he was responsible for setting up and growing MGSI to drive global delivery of Microsoft owned consulting and direct services offerings to its customers.
MGSI became a significant part of Microsoft Services globally in his time. Sarv was with Microsoft for nearly 10 years where he played several key technical and
business leadership roles in various aspects of the business – India Sales, Marketing & Services and Global Services Business Development & Delivery.
Earlier in his career, he held roles in academia, IT product development and Banking IT. Sarv has a Masters in Computer Sciences and his interests include traveling,
golf and community activities.
Senior Director, Global Services (India & SAARC), EMC Corporation
Vikas Arora has over 23 years of experience in the IT Industry. Vikas recently moved to EMC where he currently leads the India and SAARC Geography for Global Services.
Accountable for 'all things services', Vikas is responsible for leading EMC's services engagement with customers, partners and amplifying the impact of EMC's
comprehensive Services portfolio (Consulting, IT Implementation, Managed Services, Training &
Certification & Support) through greater customer intimacy.
Prior to EMC, Vikas worked with Microsoft India as Group Director – Operator Channel since 2010, leading alliances with Telecom Operators, Phone hardware manufacturers
and Datacenter services providers to accomplish share gain for Microsoft in Phone, TV and Windows devices, and drive Consumer and Business Cloud services with them.
Earlier, since 2005, Vikas lead the Enterprise Services (Microsoft Consulting and Premier Support Services) business in India. During his more than twelve years at
Microsoft, he was twice winner (2002 & 2008) of the prestigious Circle of Excellence Award.
Vikas began his career as software developer and systems analyst with Tata Consultancy Services in 1989, and worked on several projects across India and UK. He was
also among the founding members for the software consulting, distribution and training start-up, Software Technology Group (STG) between 1994 and 1999.
Vikas holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from BIT, Mesra and is currently based in Gurgaon, where he lives with his family. His hobbies include Reading,
movies and dramatics.
Head, India IT Center of Excellence and APJC Theater Lead IT
Tarun Sareen leads the Global Delivery Program of EMC and runs the EMC IT Center of Excellence, Bangalore. Tarun is responsible for building the IT Globalization Strategy and Processes required for global expansion. He heads the APJC Theater Leader for IT as well.
Tarun’s key areas of focus are driving and maturing end-to-end IT solutions and services development, and delivery and infrastructure management services in order to run IT as a Business and delivering IT as a Service (ITaaS). Furthermore, he and his team are focused on architecting for the future by undertaking the journey to Cloud, big data, and trust. He has played a critical role in building a quality-driven culture and enhancing the EMC customer experience, globally. Tarun also engages with EMC key IT partners.
His experience includes building high-performance global IT centers, developing global leaders, and development and support of IT solutions and services for diverse businesses. Tarun is passionate about dealing with customers and developing a world-class IT organization. Active on customer and industry forums, Tarun participates in the Cloud Editorial Board (CIOL) and represents EMC in NASSCOM Global In-house Centers Forum.
Prior to joining EMC, Tarun led middleware and e-delivery channels for emerging markets at Barclays. He was responsible for launching Internet Banking and Mobile Banking for Barclays’ commercial and retail banking customers across all international and emerging markets. Before Barclays, Tarun was a part of Microsoft IT India leadership team, where he started and managed multiple business units and COEs in India, which were responsible for delivering IT solutions for Microsoft’s various business groups.
Prior to Microsoft, Tarun established the India IT Center for General Electric Aircraft Engines delivering to seven business units/COEs. He also led six sigma and compliance. He was a Senior Consultant at Cap Gemini Inc. before becoming a part of GE.
Tarun received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Marquette University, USA, and his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from V.J.T.I, India.
Director, Sales, Isilon, India & SAARC EMC Corporation
Sunil Brid is the Director of Sales for Isilon at EMC India & SAARC. He is responsible for driving the Isilon business in the region. Sunil is part of the India
leadership at EMC.
EMC is an IT industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in products, services, solutions, Technical Marketing and Sales. Sunil became a part of EMC after the
acquisition of Isilon in 2010, which he was heading in India.
Sunil has also held several senior positions in technical marketing, sales and general management with other leading corporations including NetApp India Pvt. Ltd,
Slicon Graphics and Rolta Intergraph.
Sunil has done a B.E., Electrical from Mumbai University and senior management program from Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta (IIM-C).
Country Manager, India and SAARC, RSA, The Security Division of EMC
Kartik Shahani is Country Manager for RSA, The Security division of EMC. Based in Mumbai, he is responsible for leading RSA's business operations in the region and
growing sales of the company's offerings in the area of security solutions for business acceleration.
Kartik came to RSA with an illustrious track record, having held senior positions with McAfee India Sales Pvt. Ltd. and Netmagic. At both companies, he was
instrumental in the complete turnaround of their operations.
Kartik also played a key role in setting up the High End Production Systems group at Xerox India. Kartik has worked in various capacities from a Programmer, Field
Engineer and Enterprise Sales Manager to grow to the position of a Regional Leader during his distinguished career.
Kartik holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Bombay and an MBA from the University of New England, Australia.
Head of Presales, India & SAARC EMC Corporation
Abijit Potnis is the Head of Presales for India & SAARC region for EMC. He has a rich IT industry experience of over 20 years, spanning the entire gamut of storage
technology function, including consulting, solutions, pre-sales and global systems. Prior to this, he has held senior technical roles in NetApp and CA.
With an application-centric approach to storage solutions, Abhijit has played a key role in architecting some of the most complex implementations in India. He brings
with him vital experience for various verticals like finance, telecom, manufacturing, rich media, government, education & research, and High Performance Computing.
Director, EMC IT Proven, EMC Corporation
Ajaz Munsiff is the Director of EMC IT Proven program at EMC corporate HQ. EMC IT is on a real transformation journey to Cloud Computing and the EMC
IT proven program aims to provide thought leadership and a real-world customer showcase of EMC's industry leading infrastructure products and technology solutions
deployed in our global data centers. Ajaz meets and briefs several customers worldwide each quarter on EMC's cloud transformation strategy, and he is a seasoned EMC
evangelist regularly speaking at various industry events
Ajaz has been with EMC for 13 years. Prior to joining EMC IT, he was the Director of Marketing for EMC Global Alliances - where he had worldwide responsibility for
alliance strategy, marketing programs, external and internal communications, joint marketing events and collateral development.
Ajaz brings over 20 years of technology experience from the Asia Pacific region. He relocated to the U.S. from Singapore in 2008. Previously, Ajaz had
served as Director for Products and Solutions Marketing for EMC APJ, responsible for driving EMC's product sales and marketing strategy for the region. That included
-understanding market requirements, launching, positioning new products & solutions, and sales enablement.
Ajaz joined EMC after an impressive ten year career at IBM Asia Pacific where he was a Regional Alliances Director, managing partnerships with SAP,
J.D. Edwards and SAS Institute.
Pushpendra Kumar Gupta
Senior Director and Chief Architect, Backup Recovery Systems Practice - APJ, EMC
P. K. Gupta has over 28 years of experience in IT Industry. He earned a B. E. in Computer Science in 1985 from MNREC, PGDM from AIMA, and is currently working as
Senior Director and Chief Architect, Backup Recovery Systems Practice - Asia Pacific and Japan for EMC. In this role, Pushpendra is responsible for pre-sales,
delivery and productivity of the associated products. His experience with EMC spans 15 years, with former stints as Product Marketing Director, Product Management
Director, and Director of Engineering.
Prior to his association with EMC, Pushpendra worked in River Run Software Group for more than 7 years, where he was mainly responsible for management of various
projects related to LAN Management, Network Management, Storage Management, and Mobile Computing. He managed various on-site projects for IBM and Motorola in the US
for 5 years in the area of LAN and Network Management and their applications; and systems management. His past experience also includes working on real-time systems in
the Software R&D division of Uptron Control Systems for five years.
Over the past 18 years, Pushpendra has taught as visiting professor in various institutions such as Amity Business School, AIMA, IMT, IEC, and JIMS. He also serves on
the international advisory board of several Indian universities. His technical and management articles have appeared in various international magazines; and he has
been an international expert speaker on storage management, cloud, big data and disaster recovery. He is an avid reader of technical and management books.
Pushpendra serves as Chairman for SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) South Asia; he is also the founder and Chairman Emeritus of SNIA India. Recently, he
was awarded the 2012 SNIA Industry Impact Award by SNIA US, and also received the 2012 APJ EMC President Leadership Award.
Corporate Vice-President, Enterprise Storage Division, EMC
Uresh Vahalia is Corporate Vice-President in the Enterprise Storage Division at EMC, where he leads a team spanning US and India which is responsible for building
the next generation of storage products for EMC.
Uresh has worked at EMC for seventeen years and in the software industry for twenty five years, focusing mainly on operating system and storage technologies. Uresh was
founding team member & VP of Engineering of Celerra, EMC's enterprise and midrange NAS product line. Under his leadership, Celerra started as an incubator project and
went on to become the industry leader in NAS market share. Uresh then moved to the CLARiiON organization, where he steered EMC's midrange block array product line
through several platform and software releases, and drove its convergence with Celerra. Uresh then moved to the Enterprise Storage Division, where he is responsible
for developing new product offerings, in addition to managing the India organization.
Prior to EMC, Uresh held various Engineering positions at Digital, Prime Computers, and other high technology companies. Uresh graduated with a Masters' degree in
Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, and also received a Master's in Computer Science at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. Uresh has over
thirty patents and research publications in the areas of storage and operating systems and has represented EMC in several industry forums and expert panels including
SNIA, IEEE, and the CIFS and NFSv4 working groups. Uresh also is the author of the book "Unix Internals: The New Frontiers", which was published by Prentice-Hall and
translated in four languages; it is used as a professional reference and a text in operating systems courses in several leading universities.
Country Manager - Backup & Recovery Systems, EMC
Surajit Sen is Country Manager – BRS for EMC in India. He is responsible for growing EMC's Backup & Recovery Systems Business in India & SAARC. In his last
assignment he was Director – Channels, Marketing & Alliances for NetApp India, where he was responsible for the Go to Market functions, including Field Marketing,
Distribution, Channel strategy and Technology Alliances.
In a career spanning 18 years he has managed various roles in Sales, Sales Management, Product Management, Channel Management and Field Marketing. He has extensive
experience in working with enterprise customers across all industry verticals in the country. Prior to EMC, Surajit worked with NetApp, Wipro Infotech and HCL
Surajit is a prolific speaker at Industry forums & also an avid blogger.
Surajit is an engineering graduate from IIT Roorkee and MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj.