Digital leader 2018: Ashok Verma: TBEA Energy

TBEA ENERGY INDIA | MANUFACTURING

Ashok Verma, Head-IT

KEY IT SPENDING AREAS FY 2018-19

Security & Digitalization

5 KEY SOLUTIONS DEPLOYED IN 2017-18

  • RM
  • Digital Sourcing
  • Product Life Cycle Management Tool
  • Project Management
  • Data Security

WHAT DOES DIGITAL MEAN FOR YOU

Being digital is about using data to make better and faster decisions, devolving decision making to smaller teams, and developing much more iterative and rapid ways of doing things. Digital is about unlocking grow. Digital in the context of IT is focused on creating a two-part environment that decouples legacy systems—which support critical functions and run at a slower pace—from those that support fast-moving, often customer-facing interactions. A key feature of digitized IT is the commitment to building networks that connect devices, objects, and people. This approach is embodied in a continuous-delivery model where cross-functional IT teams automate systems and optimize processes to be able to release and iterate on software quickly.

BEST PRACTICES FOR ALIGNING IT WITH NEW NORMAL BUSINESS DEMANDS?

Digitalization puts information technology at the center of business growth, placing greater scrutiny on IT performance. IT collects lots of performance metrics, but if you’re like most IT leaders, you struggle to make those metrics meaningful to those outside IT. To fulfill the business needs we have adopted some best practices to align IT with the business as – IT Team must understand the business process, play the storyteller role to teach and motivate to business users to enhance the usage of IT tools and provide/suggest a best possible solution for any critical business Issue.

WHAT IS THAT ONE KEY MESSAGE YOU WOULD LIKE TO GIVE TO IT VENDORS?

In this competitive era, each vendor also needs to align with IT tools, get digitalized to provide better and on time solutions in competitive price.

SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES AS CIO (CURRENT AND PAST ROLES)

  • Current: Design and implementation of IT infrastructure setup for Greenfield Factory including Datacenter, DR, Server Virtualization, Mailing solutions,Backup, and Data security, CCTV, AVSI. Implement the business applications as Oracle ERP, CRM, Wind-chill PLM, Portal, HRIS, Payroll and company website etc.
  • Past: Design and implementation of IT infrastructure setup for Greenfield Factory including Datacenter, mailing solution. Deployed SAP ERP for 7 Company Codes, Implementation of Autodesk PLM ( Product Stream) and CCTV

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