Digital Leader 2018: NIMESH MEHTA: CLP India

CLP INDIA | UTILITY,POWER GENERATION

NIMESH MEHTA, GM-IT

KEY IT SPENDING AREAS FY 2018-19

Digital Transformation, Cyber Security, Data Protection

5 KEY SOLUTIONS BEING DEPLOYED IN 2018-19

 

  • Implementation of Office 365 suite to empower employees
  • Revamp Intranet and Public Website on SharePoint to strengthen collaboration and communication
  • Develop a mobile application for Renewable Operation & Maintenance
  • Re-engineer and automate five key business processes on SharePoint to improve efficiency and productivity
  • Display of business-wise KPIs on screens across business locations using Power BI and Azure
  • Strengthening cybersecurity and protecting organization data using ZScaler (web proxy) solutions, Microsoft EMS and AIP solutions

WHAT DOES DIGITAL MEAN FOR YOU?

I understand that Digital business transformation is a journey to adopt and deploy digital technologies for business models to improve performance, quantifiable. In fact, digital enablers such as AI, IoT, Cognitive Science, Big Data and so on are converging to create an environment of connectedness, linking people, processes, data, and things in new ways which are referred to as the “Internet of Everything”. The components of the digital value chain can be readily combined as disruptive business models that knit together different types of capabilities and deliver customer and business value in new ways. The most successful disruptors of recent years employ “combinatorial disruption”, in which multiple sources of value — cost, experience, and platform — are fused to create disruptive new business models and garner exponential gains.

Name 3 Best practices for aligning IT with new normal business demands

CLP India generates electricity using conventional and renewable sources of energy. When compared to other industries, the utility industry is least susceptible to Digital Disruption. However, to be agile and future ready with respect to digital disruption, where opportunities lie particularly in Renewable space; CLP India is geared up to using various digital technologies like – IoT, Cognitive science, Big Data, and Modern Workplace solutions. We would be introducing IoT and Big Data in Renewable business to analyze operational data with predictive analysis to optimize Availability & Reliability of Assets and forecast generation better. We are planning to utilize Cognitive science to enhance the safety of our people.

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

IT vendors should work with the organizations more strategically and develop a joint roadmap with well-defined priorities associated with business models. The partner needs to work closely with the leadership team to drive the digital transformation journey and bring change within the organization. Also, it is advised to develop a change management strategy and a proper communication plan to get different stakeholders & users on board and adopt new digital technologies.

SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES AS CIO (CURRENT AND PAST ROLES):

work closely with the leadership team as a transformation agent on business models and support business to be more agile and future ready

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