Anand Birje is Corporate Vice President, and Head of the Digital and Analytics practice. He is responsible for HCL’s Digital and Analytics business growth and services strategy globally, including the Digital Consulting practice, Digital Applications & Platforms services and Business Analytics services.
Until recently, Anand was responsible for global corporate development, strategic partnerships and strategy for next-generation services. During this time, he helped shape HCL’s organic and inorganic strategies for ITO and Digital services. He was also responsible for key acquisitions and investments in the US and Europe, and helped incubate the Digital Consulting practice.
Anand was a founding team member of HCL’s Infrastructure Services Division in North America since 2003 and a key contributor in growing this practice from $50 mn to over $2.5 bn within 10 years. Anand has over 20 years of industry experience across IT Applications, Infrastructure, Cloud and IOT. Prior to joining HCL, Anand was a founding member of Atesto Technologies (acquired by Infovista), one of the earliest SaaS companies in Silicon Valley that provided infrastructure and application monitoring tools-as-a-service. He started his career with Emerson Electric Company in their industrial process automation and plant integration platform businesses.
Anand lives in the Silicon Valley and is passionate about music and the impact of technology on communities and society.