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Anantara Appoints Ganesh as Director

Anantara Solutions, one of the pioneers in second generation outsourcing (SGO),
has announced the appointment of LS Ganesh, head, Department of Management

Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, as a director on its

board. Dr Ganesh has been with the management faculty of IIT Madras since 1987.

His expertise has been sought for national and international projects sponsored

by World Bank and UNDP.


Vivel Saurabh is Id8labs New CEO

Id8labs has appointed Vivek Saurabh as its new CEO. Saurabh holds an MBA in

Marketing and has sixteen years of experience in operations, marketing, and

business development in BPO, Telecom, Media, Entertainment, and FMCG industries.

He has earlier headed Genpacts Center of Excellence and prior to that he was

marketing head for Idea Cellular in the Delhi and NCR region. Saurabh will

operate from New Delhi and will also set up Id8labs Delhi operations.

Patni Appoints Boog as Executive Director

Patni Computer Systems has appointed Loek van den Boog as executive director
with effect from April 29, 2008. He has been an independent director with the

company since March 2005. Boog is backed by over twenty-five years of experience

in the software industry. He has held various executive level positions in

international software companies as well as chairman and other board positions

in a variety of private and public companies.

IAMAI Appoints Balakrishnan as Chairman Emeritus

Ajit Balakrishnan, founder, chairman and managing director of and
globally a well-known face for the Indian Internet and new media business, is

chairman emeritus of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). In

his capacity as chairman emeritus, a lifetime appointment, Balakrishnan would

head the Council of past chairpersons and provide strategic direction to the

association as well as the Internet and Mobile Content and Services industry.


Ohrie to Succeed Chugh as EMC President

Alok Ohrie will succeed Manoj Chugh as president of EMC India & Saarc Region.
Ohrie, a twenty-year IT industry veteran in India, joins EMC from AMD where he

was VP and MD for AMDs India operations. He will lead EMCs India & Saarc sales

and service organizations with responsibility for the regions total revenue,

its current and future customers, and EMCs various partners.

Deshpande to Lead Hungamas Wireless Division

Hungama, a leading digital entertainment company, has announced the appointment
of Rohan Deshpande as associate director, Wireless Technology. He will be

responsible for creating and executing the technology roadmap. This

technological strategy will be devised using his expertise, keeping in mind the

requirement of digital entertainment products and services in the mobile

business across wireless carriers within India and abroad.

Alok Sharma Appointed VP at Headstrong

With an aim to further strengthen its quality function, and to bring a

refreshing new way to look at quality, Headstrong India has announced the

appointment of Alok Sharma as VP, Quality Management Group (QMG), Headstrong

Services India. Sharma comes on board with twenty-five years of experience in

the IT industry. He has eight years of quality and process improvement

experience in senior management positions at CSC, QAI and NIIT.


Tim Jones Joins QuEST Board

QuEST, a provider of outsourced engineering services and manufacturing, has
added Tim Jones to the Board of Directors of QuEST Manufacturing. He, recently

retired as MD of Rolls-Royce, India. Jones joined Rolls Royce in 1985 following

a career in the Royal Air Force Regiment.

Zapak, Jump Tie Up with Ishant Sharma

The two gaming divisions of Reliance Entertainment, a part of the Reliance

ADA Group, namely Zapak Digital Entertainment, and Jump Games, have tied up with

the latest pace sensation of India, Ishant Sharma. As a part of the deal, would be creating and hosting an online game based around the

cricketer while Jump Games would be creating a mobile game for him. This would

be a browser-based cricket game based on the young Indian cricket prodigy Ishant


Shiv Nadar Gets Padma Bhushan



Nadar, HCL founder and chairman, and chief strategy officer, HCL Technologies,

has received the Padma Bhushan, Indias third highest civilian honor. The award,

presented by President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, has been given in recognition

of not just his contribution to trade and industry in India but also his deep

commitment to public good. Appoints Shah as VP, Personal Finance Services has appointed Kairav Shah as VP, Personal Finance. A
certified financial planner, Kairav has rich and varied experience in the field

of personal finance. At, he heads the Research, Content, and

Personal Finance divisions where he is responsible for drawing strategies and

laying execution plans for the new and existing portals of the company. In his

earlier assignments at SRE Financial Planners, Kairav launched a highly

successful business model for financial planners and was also instrumental in

setting up a financial academy for planners.

Ryan to Serve as Interim CEO at SAC

Secure Computing Corporation has announced that its board of directors has

named Daniel Ryan to serve as the companys interim chief executive officer.

Ryan, who became Secures president and chief operating officer in August 2007,

was also appointed to serve as a member of the Secure Computing board of

directors. Richard Scott, who has been a Secure board member since January 2006,

was appointed as Secures chairman of the board. Scott, who was a board member

of CyberGuard from April 2004 to Secures acquisition of CyberGuard in January

2006, is currently chairman and chief executive officer of Richard L Scott

Investments, a private investment company.


Rocky COO, CFO for McAfee

McAfee has announced that Albert A Rocky Pimentel has joined the company

as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. He will be responsible

for leading all worldwide finance, IT, facilities, and manufacturing functions,

reporting directly to chief executive officer and president Dave DeWalt. Rocky

brings proven business transformation skills across finance, mergers and

acquisitions, as well as overall business leadership, said DeWalt.

Avaya Appoints Gulve as MD, Avaya India

Avaya, a global leader in business communications applications, is gearing up
for an expansion of its R&D operations in Pune as part of its initiative to

increase its foothold in India. Simultaneously, the company has also announced

the appointment of Sam (Samir) Gulve as managing director, Avaya India and vice

president of Avayas Global Communication Solutions (GCS) division. Since 2005,

Avayas R&D operations in India have witnessed significant growth.

Pawar Bags Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Rajendra S Pawar, chairman, NIIT Technologies, has been conferred the Geospatial
Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Geospatial Today publication. The award was

handed over by Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Kapil

Sibal. The honor recognizes and rewards the companies and the people who have

achieved the highest standards in the geospatial industry and leading the