Nipun Mehrotra

Chief Digital Officer, IBM India/South Asia

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Nipun Mehrotra was appointed in 2017 as IBM’s Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for India/South Asia and the business head of the newly formed “Digital Business Group (DBG)” to help transform the way IBM engages and partners with the burgeoning tech eco system comprising of Start Ups, Academia, Developers & several Investors. Nipun and his team will be at the forefront of leading IBM’s customers in their digital transformation journey in collaboration with the ecosystem.

This is one of the first IBM CDO positions in a market geography, reflective of India’s importance in the tech eco system. DBG has specialized deep skills in Data Sciences, AI / Cognitive technologies; builds new business models & partnerships (eg: IBM Garage) to integrate the innovation priorities of Clients, Ecosystem & IBM in Fintech, Retail/Fashion, Education, Health - being a few industry domains of focus.

Over the last two years, as the VP for Strategy / Growth Initiatives he led IBM's transformational strategy across several areas in Asia & India, including re-balancing IBM’s "go to market" model across Industry / Digital sales; working with Tech Ecosystem and strengthening global strategic partnerships.

Through his 30-year career in the Tech industry - based out of Delhi, Bangalore, Shanghai and Singapore has led strategic shifts while leading large operational business units (Systems, Technology Services, Enterprise Sales in Asia Pacific, etc.). His expertise lies in successfully straddling innovation with operational execution.

Nipun is passionate about using “Design Thinking” and the power of Cognitive / AI capabilities to build client-centric, “future-ready” organizations. Serves on the Board of Advisors for several as well as mentors 25+ young “start-ups” and 100+ professionals - especially women to front line roles. Is an active panelist, speaker, certified coach.

In 2016, co-authored an extensive consulting study on Ecosystem India – Making India essential in the Eco System economy. on behalf of “IBM Institute of Business Value”.

He works closely with dozens of clients helping CXO’s with Digital Transformation” by driving innovation in their Business Model, Technology strategy and Leadership enablement; including setting up and leading an Enterprise level innovation council / board.