Anand Birje is a Senior Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Digital Business at HCL Technologies. He is responsible for driving the global growth of Digital Consulting, Applications & Platforms, and Data & Analytics, including strategy, practices, and service delivery globally.
Prior to this role, Anand led HCL’s global corporate development, strategic partnerships, and the Next-Gen ITO and digital services. He was instrumental in multiple HCL acquisitions and investments across the US and Europe, building in-house capability and establishing a strong foundation for Digital Consulting and UX Design practices. He continues to drive HCL’s engagement in the 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 the 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 the driving force behind 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 in Davos and serves as a Strategy Officer with its Industry 4.0 and digital workforce groups.
Anand lives in the Silicon Valley. His philanthropic outreach includes music and art education for children, and the impact of technology on the future of society.