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HCL Technologies Appoints Prabhakar Appana Global Head of AWS Ecosystem Business Unit

HCL Technologies Appoints Prabhakar Appana Global Head of AWS Ecosystem Business Unit

Published Date
Jan 19, 2022

NOIDA, INDIA, Jan. 19, 2022 -- HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, announced the appointment of Prabhakar Appana as Senior Vice President and the Global Head of its AWS Ecosystem Business Unit to further accelerate the company’s #HCLCloudSmart journey.

An industry veteran with about 23 years of experience in various leadership roles across geo sales, consulting, technology practices and program management, Prabhakar will drive HCL’s business growth and provide solutions and services to its global clients in reimaging their businesses for the digital age. 

“As HCL continues to drive its strategy to be the digital partner of choice for global enterprises and reinforces its industry-leading portfolio of innovative cloud services, it is vital to strengthen our leadership team too,” said Kalyan Kumar, Chief Technology Officer and Head Ecosystems, HCL Technologies. “Prabhakar brings rich experience in the area of cloud transformation from advisory to implementation, digital transformation, new business development, leading strategic initiatives and building teams. We are thrilled to welcome him to our ecosystem leadership team.”

Prabhakar joins HCL Technologies from Accenture, with a successful track record building technology business for telcos, media, high-tech, and aerospace and defence industries and later in London driving and transforming the cloud business. He started his career in 1997 and held multiple leadership positions across various IT and technology companies. He has a reputation for his deep industry experience, technology enterprise digital transformation, cloud adoption, unwavering client focus and passion for continuous learning.

HCL’s recently launched dedicated AWS Ecosystem Business Unit will help enterprise clients modernize and migrate at scale, sustain cost advantages and focus on experimentation by combining HCL’s experience and expertise in building adaptive cloud smart portfolios, and AWS’s depth and breadth of services and rapid innovation.

“As we continue to witness rapid digitization and modernization across enterprise IT, 5G network, Industry 4.0, IoT, AI/ML and ISV ecosystem, the lines between industries are diminishing and rapid pace adoption is happening across cloud ecosystem platforms,” Prabhakar said. “It is for us to capitalize and bring fast-paced adoption to the client’s ecosystem. I'm excited to be part of this journey with HCL Technologies by bringing dedicated focus through AWS Ecosystem Business Unit to help clients in their digital and cloud transformation efforts and bolster leadership position in the cloud business.”

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade, today. HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy, based on its deep-domain industry expertise, customer-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of Ideapreneurship™, enables businesses to transform into next-gen enterprises.

HCL offers its services and products through three business units: IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in the areas of applications, infrastructure, digital process operations and next generational digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering. P&P provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, categorized as Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology & Services, Telecom & Media, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Public Services.

As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability and education initiatives. For the 12 months ended December 31, 2021, HCL had consolidated revenue of US$11.18 billion. Its 198,000 ideapreneurs operate out of 52 countries.

For more information, visit www.hcltech.com

Forward–looking Statement

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For further details, please contact:

HCL Technologies

Meenakshi Benjwal, Americas

meenakshi.benjwal@hcl.com   

Elka Ghudial, EMEA

elka.ghudial@hcl.com

Devneeta Pahuja, India and APAC

devneeta.p@hcl.com

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