Ashutosh   Sharma

Ashutosh Sharma

VP, Research Director Serving CIO Professionals

Ashutosh serves the CIO role and leads the India team that guides Business Technology (BT) and Marketing & Strategy Professionals. Ashutosh specializes in the area of BT and provides strategic guidance and advice to clients in the areas of digital business, cloud, mobility, big data, emerging technologies, sourcing, and contract management.

Previous Work Experience

Ashutosh has worked in various roles at leading consulting and IT services firms. Most recently he was with Infosys advising aerospace and automotive clients in the US. Prior to that, he spent close to nine years at Cognizant consulting for major retail and consumer goods organizations in North America and Asia Pacific.

Education

Ashutosh completed his postgraduate diploma in business management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Technology in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.

Ashutosh Sharma

VP, Research Director Serving CIO Professionals

Ashutosh serves the CIO role and leads the India team that guides Business Technology (BT) and Marketing & Strategy Professionals. Ashutosh specializes in the area of BT and provides strategic guidance and advice to clients in the areas of digital business, cloud, mobility, big data, emerging technologies, sourcing, and contract management.

Previous Work Experience

Ashutosh has worked in various roles at leading consulting and IT services firms. Most recently he was with Infosys advising aerospace and automotive clients in the US. Prior to that, he spent close to nine years at Cognizant consulting for major retail and consumer goods organizations in North America and Asia Pacific.

Education

Ashutosh completed his postgraduate diploma in business management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Technology in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.

Research Coverage

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  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Center Your Manufacturing Digital Transformation On The Customer

    Customer Experience Leadership Is Up For Grabs

    March 12, 2018Ashutosh Sharma

    Most digital transformation initiatives in manufacturing industries are about improving operational efficiencies. Connected products help establish a connection with customers, but manufacturers need to leverage this relationship better. Manufacturing CIOs have an opportunity to help their business become customer-obsessed and win the customer experience (CX) game. This report describes how CIOs can drive differentiation by putting the customer at the center of their business.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Take Charge Of Digital Transformation Initiatives For Your Organization

    Indian CIOs Are Slow To Embrace Digital Transformation

    February 20, 2018Ashutosh Sharma, Bobby Cameron

    Indian CIOs are still delivering traditional IT capabilities. But digital businesses require a different type of leadership, one that focuses on leveraging digital technologies to serve customers. Indian CIOs can use the insights in this research to identify habits they need to adopt and ones they need to change to become customer-obsessed digital leaders.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Winning The Payments War Requires Continuous Innovation

    Indian Banks Are Relying Upon Digital India To Support Their Game Plan For Payments

    February 12, 2018Ashutosh Sharma, Arnav Gupta

    India's government is using digital enablement programs to increase Indians' use of digital tech and transform the economy into one that uses less cash. Digital consumers give banks and financial technology (fintech) firms opportunities to expand their digital payments ecosystems. Fintechs have lower barriers to entry; banks that do not innovate quickly risk missing the chance to build engaging relationships with customers. This report helps digital strategists at banks in India and elsewhere understand how continuous innovation can help them win as their country starts using less cash.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: 2017 Indian Bank Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark

    ICICI Bank Leads The Pack, Just Ahead Of Axis Bank

    January 30, 2018Ashutosh Sharma, Arnav Gupta

    We used our Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the public websites of five large retail banks in India. ICICI Bank leads the pack with a score of 55 out of 100, just ahead of Axis Bank's 54. These scores suggest that Indian banks need to improve their digital sales processes. This report helps digital strategy professionals benchmark their digital sales capabilities, identify crucial features and best practices, and plan their future investments.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: India Tech Market Outlook, 2018 To 2019

    India Will Go Through A Phase Of Cautious Spending In 2019

    January 23, 2018Ashutosh Sharma

    India's economy is a story of fits and starts. Firms expect the pro-business government to take up aggressive reforms to fast-track economic growth. However, major reforms like demonetization and the rollout of the goods and services tax (GST) stalled growth in 2016 and 2017. An impending national election in 2019 introduces more uncertainty. This report helps Indian CIOs understand the factors that will influence tech spending in the country for 2018 and 2019 and prioritize their technology investments.

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