Lionfish Tech Advisors welcomes Bhawani Shankar
WILMINGTON, DE. November 3, 2023 -- Lionfish Tech Advisors, a global advisory firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bhawani Shankar, former Research Vice President at Gartner, Inc. and a techno-commercial strategist to the advisory team. Mr. Shankar will provide strategic advice focused on technology software services and outsourcing for CIOs, CTOs and vendor organisations around the world, including cutting edge developments such as in the use of AI in network efficiency, sustainability and security.
“With a growing footprint of technology-focused advisory strengths, I am very happy to widen our focus into business strategy particularly for how CIOs should increase their ROI with software service providers and in the selection of new vendor technologies,” said Chief Executive Officer Rob Smith. “Bhawani has the unique experience of having been in a CIO organisation, a leading Gartner Analyst as well as a Business Leader at firms such as Cognizant Technologies. Lionfish’s distinctive proposition of ‘Doing,’ not just ‘Saying’ is exactly the quality that Bhawani adds to our enviable portfolio.”
For more than 30 years, Bhawani has worked across the Communications, Media, Entertainment and, more recently, in FMCG and Oil & Gas industries on business improvement – as an executive, advisor as well as provider. His technology focus has been on Datacentre/Cloud Migration, Enterprise Services, Customer Operations as well as Product Engineering and Launch for technology, marketing and CIO functions.
When at Gartner, he pioneered research into core infrastructure, networking and digital development and published more than 50 major pieces of research; he also helped launch new research services with a vertical industry focus. He has been speaker at industry events including Gartner Symposia, Summits and major events including the Mobile Congress in Barcelona.
Following his stint at Gartner, Bhawani went on to lead global business teams with complete P&L ownership at HCL Technologies, Cognizant and most recently at Wipro.
He has also also worked closely with leading global network vendors and service providers, helping them in Enterprise Services, Go-to-market and Product & Service Propositions.
“I am keen to use my experience to help CIOs get the best out of their software services spend and help design truly partnership-oriented constructs with their vendor-suppliers,” Mr. Shankar said.
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