ECU Worldwide & AllCargo Logistics
Digital Transformations, cutting edge Technology based business transformations & telecom technology have always been Ashwin’s real passions, which he has been pursuing diligently for last 2 decades, working with world’s best-known Telcos, Media & Entertainment, Banking & Finance, Logistics, Technology Consulting & S/w Development Cos, in various parts of the world.
As Global CIO he heads Allcargo and ECUworldwide Group's entire Global IT & technology team that is spread over 184 countries, 360+ offices and he is driving the complete transformation of this USD 1 Billion Group into its digital journey. Being responsible for all global IT Projects, Technology solutions, software engineering and development, IT operations, technology partner management and other technology managed-services and all Technology engagements. To attain Group's 2020 Digital vision, he is aggressively setting up a full scale new Global IT Organization in Bombay, which will be Group IT's Global Engg Development HQ, Global Delivery Centre and Global IT support Centre.
A well-known thought-leader in the Industry, Ashwin is a frequent speaker at many leading technology industry events & forums on Digitisation, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Smart Cities, IoT, SMAC, Innovation, IT Outsourcing , Cyber security, Enterprise Architectures, EDI/API, SDN, CDN, Cloud computing, New Technology disruptions & trends, Digital Identity, RFID, NFC, Data centre transformations, IT transformations, IT infrastructure etc.
In his previous assignments, over 6 years he worked in Europe with organizations like O2(UK),Vodafone(Europe),Telnor(Netherlands), Orange(Swiss), PWC(EU),Asia Online(HK),Compass(UK). With clear focus on bringing significant value to these Organisations & their customers, he had successfully built, deployed & Managed several Enterprise-scale digital Transformations & led many pathbreaking Business Re-Engg initiatives. In Reliance Group, where Ashwin worked for over 13 years, he was directly responsible for deploying Technology Solns, managing S/W Engg & Dev, IT operations & IT Infrastructure, not only for Telecom business but also Reliance Group’s over 35+ Cos in Media, Entertainment & BFSI Utilities and infrastructure business verticals, delivering transformation programs & developing new & innovative technology led solutions for them. He also led Reliance Group’s forays into Smart Cities, Internet of Things and Cloud transformation. He played a pivotal role in creating Group-level IT Shared Services, with a goal to achieve technology and Resources optimization.
A Management Graduate, an Electronics-Telecommunication Engineer, and an Entrepreneur at heart, he is also a visiting faculty and frequent speaker on Technology in some of the well-known Mgmt and Engg institutes in India. As a social Responsibility he mentors more than 35 students today from all walks of lives guiding them for better career and meaningful growth.