Digital Leader 2018: RAJEEV SEONI:ERNST & YOUNG

ERNST & YOUNG | PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

RAJEEV SEONI, CIO

THE IT ORGANIZATION :

KEY IT SPENDING AREAS FY 2018-19

InfoSec, Productivity tools, Regulatory compliance, RPA, AI

5 KEY SOLUTIONS DEPLOYED IN 2017-18

Tax RPAs, Audit Data Analytics, Data Loss Prevention, Software Asset Management, Compliance management tools

WHAT DOES DIGITAL MEAN FOR YOU

The continuous form of disruption to existing (or new) business models, products, services or experiences, enabled by data and technology across the enterprise.

NAME 3 BEST PRACTICES FOR ALIGNING IT WITH NEW NORMAL BUSINESS DEMANDS?

In my view, IT is now an integral part of the business in most enterprises, there is no need to “align”. The key is for the CIO to understand and participate in business issues and plans, the business leaders will soon see the value of his / her advise. There is a huge mindset change for the CIO, from technology to business orientation.

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

Be a long-term partner, get deeply involved in the issues faced by the CIO

SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES AS CIO (CURRENT AND PAST ROLES)

Led the implementation of the Delhi Online Trading System in Delhi Stock Exchange, the third Indian stock exchange to go online in 1996. Led the implementation of SAP and then took over as the CIO to manage operations in HCL InfoSystems in 2000. Managed the migration of IT infra and systems in Hughes Software Systems on the acquisition by Flextronics and then by KKR as Aricent. Worked on warship design and software maintenance policies for the Indian Navy.

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