Sandeep is the CEO and MD of Zensar Technologies, a leading digital solutions and technology services company. He is also the Management Board Member of RPG Enterprises. Under his leadership, Zensar helps Global 1000 companies achieve the best business return on their digital transformation strategies and programs. Sandeep joined Zensar in Jan. 2016 and took charge as CEO & MD in Feb, 2016.
Sandeep has created a clear imperative that Digital is the Business, with a strong belief in delivering business impact through digital strategies and most important their enterprise wide implementation. While global organizations are looking to Digital for their next leap of growth – adopting Digital Technologies alone will not be enough to make the cut. Sandeep has conceptualized the trademarked approach to deliver Return on Digital that creates next generation business impact involving a paradigm shift in how digital is implemented and adopted.
With proven experience of managing and growing several billion dollars and turn-around businesses and over 25 years of industry leadership experience in building market opportunities with innovation, and technology, Sandeep leads Zensar for its next phase of transformation and growth. He sets the strategic direction for Zensar’s portfolio of digital solutions and IT services that are designed to implement business outcomes for customer’s transformation roadmap – including accelerated business growth, new avenues of go-to-market, enhanced customer engagement, transformed business processes, and increased operating efficiencies.
To make digital real, Sandeep has elucidated three clear tenets that need to steadily evolve, and true returns are achieved through the harmony of these tenets. Return on Digital is delivered through a combination of Digital Agility, Cross-over Business and IT Processes and Stability of the Core Systems.
Sandeep is a technology visionary and evangelist who drives the measurable adoption of digital in daily business operations, not only for clients, but also within Zensar. One of his first mandates as the CEO & MD was the start of Zensar’s digital transformation journey to let the company’s global employees experience the true potential of a digitally-led business. Believing in the power of transparency, direct executive access and collaboration, Sandeep initiated a series of new digital platforms that foster the next generation of employee engagement and customer collaboration.
At the very onset of his role as CEO & MD at Zensar, Sandeep launched a companywide initiative run on native mobile, native cloud app called ZenVerse. ZenVerse, a patented platform is the first of its kind that lends seamless access for any one at Zensar to the CEO. ZenVerse is an inclusive approach to Sandeep’s leadership philosophy and any Zensarian can communicate, collaborate and share ideas with him directly.
These seamless conversations lead to collaboration, removal of hierarchies, ensure ready redressal of issues and bring new thoughts and innovations. ZenVerse has been a huge success at Zensar. Close on the heels of this, several other enterprise class native mobile and native cloud apps have been launched making Zensar’s journey towards being 100% digital.
Prior to Zensar, Sandeep was Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare and Public Services at HCL Technologies. He was chartered with leading the next generation growth into these businesses, and was focused on creating market momentum through innovative solutions and market development. He was responsible for a $ 1.1 Billion business. Sandeep was earlier Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Sales & Practice for Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) at HCL. A results-driven leader with the capacity and ability to implement innovative and transformational programs, his high-energy focus on delivering performance improvements and driving business outcomes catapulted HCL to become the #1 engineering services company in India. Leading industry analysts recognize HCL’s engineering services as globally best in class.
Sandeep is a transformational, people-oriented and results-driven leader. He is a global business leader with experience across the US, Europe and Asia. A key interface at the Board, CXO and Governance levels to drive strategic business discussions and outcomes across the company, he leads the strategy with external stakeholders, most notably with strategic customers, industry and financial analysts, and technology leaders.
Sandeep is a well-regarded thought leader and is regularly invited to speak at several industry events, analyst forums, leading management schools, World Trade Associations, Confederation of Indian Industry, IBEF, TiE, CSIA, JATES and global technology events.
Sandeep is an alumnus of IIT Bombay, India, and based in Zensar’s US headquarter in Silicon Valley, California. Apart from his technology career, Sandeep has written two books of Hindi-English poems, Your Shadow Wants to Walk Alone and Old Seeds of a New Tree. The net proceeds from his books are donated to the cause of skills development and vocational training programs through the nonprofit organization that he co-founded, Har Asha Foundation.
He lives in Silicon Valley, California.
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