CIO Technology Congress


Gopalakrishna Bylahalli

Gopalakrishna Bylahalli
Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Digital Transformation & Enterprise Solutions at Happiest Minds

Gopalakrishna Bylahalli (Gopi) is Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Digital Transformation & Enterprise Solutions at Happiest Minds. Gopi, as he is popularly known, has over 21 years of all-round experience in business & technology leadership, which includes managing P&L, delivery, people management and technology thought leadership. He provides leadership in the area of Digital Transformation, which includes defining strategy, solutions, partnership and implementation road map. He has rich experience in the field of Business Technology Services, which comprises of Cloud Computing, Business Process Management and Service Oriented Architecture, Business Intelligence and Information Management, Portal and content management, Enterprise Security Services and Enterprise Mobility. Gopi has spoken at various national and international forums including high profile Saltmarch Media conferences.

Sunil Rawlani

Sunil Rawlani
Strategy and Transformation Leader

Sunil is a Progressive business leader with expertise in Strategy and Transformation across Insurance, Banking, Telecom & IT. He has incubated large scale transformation initiatives to enable rapid growth cost effectively. He is a thought leader in technology driven customer experience enhancement, operations and service excellence. Sunil is recognised for converting technology vision into customer experience and the ability to drive change across C level executives. His collaborative approach motivates, inspires, and guides the team to achieve operational excellence.

Sunil is focused on transforming businesses for the digital future, from strategy to organisational change management to execution. He helps companies adopt Digital/ Mobile First strategies integrated with enterprise architecture. He recently developed a program for legacy modernization, Technology Transformation and Digital Roadmap for one of Thailand's largest insurers. Sunil delivered this program guided by Gartner Research. This included a redesign of the Enterprise Architecture, Solution Selection and Data Governance. Earlier, he led the Digital Transformation for India's largest financial products distributor - moving to cloud based sales management. This init>iative helped the organization acquire and merge with a digital lending portal. Sunil has also been an advisor to several companies in India's startup ecosystem.

Sunil has worked for HDFC Life, MasterCard, Vodafone India, Orange Israel and ANZ IT. Sunil therefore brings a background of digital transformation across service industries. He has a unique mix of business and technology. He has experience in counselling and the thought leadership required to influence mind-set change. He is therefore in a position to advise CXOs on Enterprise Digital Strategy & Transformation.


Shivasankar K
Data Centre Business head, Dimension Data

As the Data Centre business head at Dimension Data, Shiva is responsible for driving the Next Generation Data Centre transformation business in the country.

Shiva has an experience of over 27 years in the information technology industry. He has been held various responsibilities across Business Development, Project Management and Operations. He has been successful in working with organizations in setting up new business or launching new initiatives with an overall responsibility for drawing up the business strategy and setting up teams to deliver the stated business goals.

Prior to Dimension Data, Shiva worked with organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, LifeSize Communications and Informix Software.

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