Executive Team

Abhijit Deshpande

Head Product Specialist Group

Abhijit has been instrumental in customer acquisition for ignio since its launch, working with a global team to identify areas where the solution can make an impact on IT operations, demonstrate its capabilities, create custom solutions, and define effective business use cases. Abhijit has 17 years of experience in sales, presales, and solutions for products and services across many industries. Before joining Digitate, Abhijit was part of the TCS Strategic Solutions group responsible for large and strategic IT services deals.

Clayton Ching

Head of Product Management

A 25-year veteran of the IT systems and network management space, Clayton joined Digitate from Splunk, where he was responsible for the setting the strategic direction and roadmap for the company’s big data streaming application. He previously held senior management positions at IBM, Micromuse, Boundary, Singlepoint, and Candle Corporation, overseeing solutions in areas including IT operations, business service management (BSM), system/application performance management, and network performance monitoring.

Akhilesh Tripathi

Chief Commercial Officer

As the Chief Commercial Officer of Digitate, Akhilesh is responsible for ignio, Cloud Plus, and TCS Platform solutions. Prior to his current role, Akhilesh served as Head of Canada for TCS, in which capacity he established and quickly grew the Canadian entity to a top 10 IT services company in its market. His 20-year career with TCS has also included serving as Head of Enterprise Solutions and Technology Practices for TCS in North America, playing leadership roles in the management of strategic alliances with software vendors, and participating on the advisory councils of several strategic vendor partners.

Harish Iyer

Head of Product Engineering

Harish has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry across diverse roles including architecture and design, delivery management, relationship management, pre-sales and solutioning; and has been instrumental in architecting and engineering large IT systems for a varied set of enterprises across various domains such as Insurance, Financial Services, Government, Airlines, Travel Management, Utilities and a Project Management startup.

Dr. Harrick M. Vin

Global Head

Dr. Harrick Vin is the Global Head of Digitate. His previous roles at TCS included Chief Scientist of the Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC), and Global Head for Innovation and Transformation for IT Infrastructure Services. Prior to joining TCS, Harrick spent 15 years as a Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, where he founded the Distributed Multimedia Computing Laboratory and co-founded the Laboratory for Advanced Systems Research. In his 20-year career developing novel computing solutions, Harrick has authored more than 150 papers in leading international journals and conferences and garnered various industry and academic awards.

Laxminarayan (Lax) Venkataraman

Head of Professional Services

Lax defines the implementation approach and methodology for ignio, and built and trained a team of consultants around it. Prior to his current role, he was instrumental in building the engineering team for the ignio product organization. Lax has more than 23 years of IT industry experience, managing the delivery of diverse technologies across multiple industry verticals and customer geographies around the world.

Rahul Kelkar

Principal Scientist and Head of Incubation

Rahul brings to this position more than 20 years of deep IT experience working as a transformation architect for large IT transformation programs at Digitate, TCS, and Fujitsu-Siemens Computer, Inc. His professional areas of interest span software testing, grid computing, software streaming, autonomous computing, automation, and analytics.

Victor Thu

Head of Marketing and Product Marketing

An experienced leader with a knack for innovative and disruptive technology, Victor is an industry subject matter expert on a variety of business and technology topics including artificial intelligence, and machine learning. He frequently engages with C-level execs to help shape their business strategies. Before joining Digitate, Victor worked at VMware, where he led product marketing and go-to-market strategy for the company’s converged desktop, mobility, and identity solution.

Jayanti Murty

Head of Strategic Accounts

An experienced IT leader with nearly two decades of industry experience, Jayanti previously worked as Product Specialist for the company’s ignio and Cloud Plus™ platforms. Over the course of his time with Digitate and its parent company TCS, Jayanti has held a variety of IT leadership roles with a focus on business development, innovation, and technology consulting. His successful tenure leading the TCS IT performance consulting practice for North America included defining a future vision and strategy for the group, and delivering solid growth. He has also led and delivered large, high-profile engagements for customers in the telecom, banking, retail, healthcare, transportation, logistics, and government sectors in markets including the Americas, U.K., Asia-Pacific, and India.