Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the names of the companies that will participate in the second season of the Capgemini Super Techies Show. The one-of-a-kind reality television show, for technology professionals, will see a representation of leading technology leaders from global brands across India and North America.
NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The list of companies and the representative technology leaders participating in the show this season includes:
1. Edsel Pereira, Vice President - Information Technology, GLENMARK PHARMA
2. Venkatesh Natarajan, CIO and Head of IT, ASHOK LEYLAND
3. Shirish Joshi, Director – IT Enterprise Architecture, CISCO
4. Sreekanth Jayabalan, IT Director – South Asia, UNILEVER
5. KR Krishnakumar, CIO, JSW GROUP
6. Shane Owenby, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, AMAZON WEB SERVICES
7. Girish Rao, CIO, MARICO
8. Shrinath Bolloju, COO, DEUTSCHE BANK INDIA
9. Himanshu Patil, COO, VIDEOCON D2H
10. Debasish Roy, Vice President, CESC LTD.
11. V Manohar, Head - Information Management, India & South Asia, AKZONOBEL
12. Nishant Rao, Country Manager, LinkedIn India
13. Peter Coffee, VP and Head of Platform Research, SALESFORCE.COM
The participating judges will present real-life ‘technology-business’ challenges to 18 Indian and eight North American teams of IT professionals. The teams were hand-picked from thousands of registrations, after a stringent selection process, which was based on gauging the applicant’s technology skills and business problem-solving abilities.
“The Super Techies Show brings together the prevailing IT challenges, impacting global enterprises today, with the creative and innovative approaches that are needed to tackle these challenges,” commented Lanny Cohen, Global CTO, Capgemini. “We are confident that the second season of the Show will provide a platform for IT professionals to come up with innovative ideas, applying exciting technologies to solve real-life business issues.”
The Capgemini Super Techies Show began airing on YouTube in North America and on television in India on September 21, 2013. The season will comprise of a total of 13 episodes, focused on solving business challenges around Big Data, Social, Mobility, Cloud and Infrastructure Services. Each 30 minute episode will feature the teams presenting their technology solutions in response to a real life business challenge.
The judges, who are comprised of senior technology leaders from the participating companies, as well as subject matter specialists from Capgemini, will award points to each team based on their solution. The team that wins a particular episode moves on to the semi-finals. The three teams that win the semi-finals will compete in the extended 13th episode – a one hour Grand Finale of the Capgemini Super Techies Show.
Episodes will be broadcast on Capgemini’s YouTube channel for viewers in North America at http://www.youtube.com/user/capgeminimedia. Each episode will also be telecast on Indian television as follows:
With more than 125,000 people in 44 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2012 global revenues of EUR 10.3 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model. Learn more about us at www.capgemini.com.
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