Kalyan Kumar | HCL Technologies

Kalyan Kumar

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Kalyan Kumar

Kalyan Kumar

Chief Technology Officer and Head, Ecosystems, HCL Technologies and Chief Product Officer, HCL Software Products & Platforms

Kalyan Kumar (KK) is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Head - Ecosystems at HCL Technologies and Chief Product Officer (CPO) for HCL Software Products & Platforms (P&P) Lines of Business.

As the CTO, KK leads HCL’s technology strategy, building strategic partner ecosystems, start-up and exploration incubation, open Innovation / open source and next-generation technology blueprinting. As Head - Ecosystems, KK oversees the HCL Cloud offering - #HCLCloudSMART and Cloud Ecosystem Business Units including AWS, Google, Microsoft, IBM-Red Hat and SAP as well as Technology Original Equipment Manufacturers (Tech OEM) Ecosystem Units including Dell Technologies, VMware, Cisco and Intel. KK drives the start-up and industry forums and Open Source ecosystems engagement for HCL.

As Chief Product Officer of HCL Software (P&P), KK leads product strategy, product specialists / technical advisors, professional services, product management, engineering and operations for the business.

Over the past two decades, KK has played various roles across solutions, business development, alliance management, practice and delivery across IT and digital services in HCL Technologies. Starting with Infrastructure Management Services in 2000, KK lead the entire Digital Foundation Practice for over five years driving peak growth. He has deep product management and product engineering leadership experience including the formation of the DRYiCE.AI Software Division which pioneered new ways to deliver outcome based AIOPS and Service Orchestration Products and Platforms as well as leading the world's first BSM SaaS Platform - MTaaS in 2008.

KK is a member of Wall Street Journal (WSJ) CIO Network and the CNBC Technology Executive Council. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the World Economic Forum Global Future Council 2020 and 2021 for Quantum Computing. KK was also named in the Top 100 Technology Leaders of 2021 in Technology Magazine. He serves on the board of two start-ups and a midsize technology company in the hybrid data / analytics domain, and has co-authored eight books spanning the domains of service management, XaaS, CloudNative and process re-engineering.

Outside of work, KK is deeply committed to creating social impact through sports. He is a Trustee of a London-based charity involved in engaging state school students in the game of cricket. He is also Vice Chairman of Tower Hamlets Cricket Club (THCC) and is a Patron of the Cricket Performance Group - CricFitSport. KK is a life member of the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (Lords) and has memberships in eight additional County Cricket Clubs in England.

KK lives in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England, with his wife and son. In his free time he loves watching and playing cricket, reading and playing music.