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HCL Global Digital Execution Report
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Senior Corporate Vice President and Global Head, Digital & Analytics
Anand Birje is a Senior Corporate Vice President and Head of the Digital & Analytics (D&A) Practice at HCL. He is responsible for driving the global growth of the D&A business, encompassing Digital Consulting (Experience Design and Process Consulting), Digital Applications and Platforms, and Business Analytics services.
Prior to this role, Anand led HCL’s global corporate development, strategic partnerships, and next-gen, ITO and digital services. He was instrumental in multiple HCL acquisitions and investments made across US and Europe, building in-house capability, and establishing a strong foundation for Digital Consulting and UX Design practices. Anand continues to drive HCL’s engagement in Silicon Valley, forging partnerships within the ecosystem of technology firms, start-ups, and venture funds. He serves on the governance team for HCL’s investment in Morado Venture Fund, an early-stage investor in enterprise technology start-ups.
As a founding member of HCL’s Infrastructure Services Division in North America, Anand helped galvanize the business from $50mn to $2.5+bn within a decade. Before joining HCL Technologies, he was a founding member of Atesto Technologies (SaaS tools provider of application monitoring tools, acquired by Infovista) and held various positions in Emerson Electric Company’s MES and Process Control divisions.
Anand’s passion for technology and business is a driving force in his work. This includes collaborations with the Columbia Business School and UC Irvine to develop industry-level strategies around digital execution, transformation, and connected-ecosystems. He is a regular attendee at the World Economic Forum, Davos, and a Strategy Officer with its Industry 4.0 and digital workforce groups.
Anand lives in Silicon Valley. His philanthropic outreach includes music and art education for children, and the impact of technology on the future of society.