Abhishek is the industry leader for the “Tech” industries at HCL Technologies, which includes internet platform, semiconductor, OEM, ISV, and consumer electronics industries. As a part of this function, Abhishek is directly responsible for creating a higher mindshare, thus augmenting the market share. This role involves leading a business, which keeps HCL at the helm of the digital transformation-led industry solutions, directly influencing growth, business cycle times, and productivity of client organizations, while keeping pace with the speed of tech disruptions. At our group, we call this journey to “Occupy with Tech.
He is also General Manager for a Professional Services Business Unit called Enterprise Studio that delivers Roadmap, Architecture, Implementation and Product Led Transformation Consulting services for Tech Companies. The Studio operates out of 32 Countries proving Day 0 and Day 1 Life Cycle Services for Technology Product Companies that leads to better success and adoption of technology products.
An early appreciation for writing software and an engineering degree introduced him to a career at HCL Technologies writing code for the banking industry. After a sabbatical at B-School, he enrolled into HCL’s SMT (Senior Management Trainee) program that put him into multiple role rotations in years to come. His first assignment as an Executive Assistant to HCL C-Suite included stints across operations management, corporate planning, and marketing. This led to an opportunity to incubate HCL’s North American Life Sciences business. In a later stint, Abhishek took a corporate position to lead HCL’s Digital and Brand Marketing functions. Here, he put in efforts around brand positioning activities that reached out to HCL’s target audiences through multichannel marketing across ATL and BTL initiatives. This stint was followed by leading HCL’s North America Telecom Industry segment and steering the firm’s focus on “Software Defined” Journeys for TELCOs. Later, he returned to lead the Life Sciences Business involving strategic acquisitions of competencies that solve complex Health industry challenges.
With more than two decades in association the Tech industry, he consults extensively on solving native industry problems with digitalization as an enabler. Abhishek has kept alive the process of learning through engaging case studies and lectures at leading institutions, including the Harvard Business School, Stern School of Business, Imperial College of London, and IIM Lucknow, amongst others, on subjects ranging from Brand to Human Technology. Abhishek works out of the Sunnyvale headquarters in the Bay Area for HCL Technologies.