4 lessons for business from the Rio Olympics
Every four years, the Olympics comes by to inspire us by pushing the limits of human achievement says Anant Gupta
Anant Gupta is President & Chief Executive Officer of HCL Technologies Ltd. (HCLT), a US$ 6.2 billion global information technology services company.
Anant began his career with HCL in 1993. Since then he has held a series of leadership positions in the company, most recently as President of HCL’s Infrastructure Services Division. In this role, he led the company’s brilliant foray into global markets through its pioneering Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM) Services and was responsible for its business results in all the global markets in which HCL operates. Having been a key architect of the RIM model, he led the Division to become a multi-billion dollar business for the company growing its contribution to HCL’s revenues from 10.2% in 2005 to almost 40% today.
Anant has significantly contributed to the knowledge of the RIM Industry by authoring the world's first book on the industry. In recognition of his immense contribution to the space, India's premier IT Consortium, NASSCOM, appointed him as the Founding Chairman of its RIM Forum.
Anant is a visionary Technologist who has also played a pioneering role in outlining the contours of several emerging technology formats and delivery models. His work on defining the 21st Century Enterprise blueprint enabled by Digitalization, Internet-isation of Things and Next-generation ITO has seen him win several prestigious citations, including being appointed as Chairman of WEF’s Steering Committee on IIoT. His writings on this subject can be viewed at his LinkedIN Influencer Blog here.
Anant is a passionate proponent of the Sustainability & Diversity agenda. His efforts towards empowering women employees at HCL won him the prestigious 2014 Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Leadership Award – 7 Principles from UN Women and UN Compact.
Described as focused and futurist, Anant’s distinctive leadership style was profiled and commended in a business bestseller ‘Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth’ authored by renowned management guru David G. Thomson.
Anant has studied BSc in Physics and MSc. Engineering from University of Liverpool. He is an avid Billiards enthusiast and in his free time likes to read and write on diverse topics relating to technology and organization performance. He is married with two children.