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HCL Global Digital Execution Report
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Corporate Vice President – Global Head, Digital & Analytics
Anand Birje is Corporate Vice President and Head of the Digital & Analytics practice at HCL. He drives the global growth of the organization’s Digital & Analytics business covering the Digital Consulting (Experience Design & Process Consulting), Digital Applications & Platforms services, and Business Analytics services.
Previously, he was responsible for global corporate development, strategic partnerships, and strategies for next-generation services, ITO, and digital services. He played a key role in HCL’s acquisitions and investments across the US and Europe, establishing a strong foundation for the Digital Consulting and UX Design practices. He continues to drive HCL’s partnerships within the Silicon Valley ecosystem of leading technology firms, start-ups, and venture funds. He is a member of the governance team of HCL’s investment in the Valley-based Morado Venture Fund, an early-stage investor in enterprise technology start-ups.
Earlier, as a founding team member of HCL’s Infrastructure Services Division in North America, he contributed to the growth of the business from $50mn to over $2.5bn within a decade. Before joining HCL Technologies, Anand was a founding member of Atesto Technologies (a 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 works with Columbia Business School and UC Irvine in forums developing industry-level strategies around digital execution and ecosystems. He is a regular attendee at the World Economic Forum, Davos, and is routinely associated with its Industry 4.0 and digital workforce groups and programs.
Anand lives in Silicon Valley and is passionate about music and art education for children and the impact of technology on the future of society.