Wipro to Split India, Middle East Business Now On
By MEHER ONISA : 15-Dec-2016
Abidali Neemuchwala, the chief executive officer of Wipro has decided to chip off from his India and Middle East business effective from April 1 and prioritize his focus largely on automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence from now on.
Neemuchwala told the media that his company believes on the future of work and the work is going to be very different. Now they need to follow those tasks as ordained by their clients. Thus the Bengaluru-based IT major is tilting towards automation and AI for driving new business prospects and productivity in the challenging times to come.
Wipro joins rival Infosys pathway for building the company's AI offerings as a standalone business that is independent of the traditional services.
The fact is about the government is stressing for 'Digital India' a move taken towards a less-cash society. Therefore, Wipro’s India region would now be an independent entity.
The CEO has appointed Sreenath AV, to head India’s Wipro Global Oracle Practice.
Pandurang Desai would continue and remain designated as the head the Middle East region.
The Bangalore-based company also informed that Soumitro Ghosh, President, India & Middle East Markets is nearing retirement after serving 28 years of work with the company.
Anurag Srivastava, SVP and Business Head for the Business Outcome Services is pursuing opportunities outside the company.