Kalyan Kumar B

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CVP & CTO, HCL Technologies

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Kalyan Kumar B. (KK) is the Global CTO of HCL Technologies. He also leads the Global Cloud Native Services and DRYiCE products & platforms business.

As a visionary, KK drives product and technology strategy across emerging technologies. He is responsible for enabling thought leadership, driving the exploration and incubation initiatives with the startup ecosystem, and identifying new technology alliances. He drives our autonomics/AI and service-orchestration offerings across the XaaS ecosystem. The ecosystem is comprised of holistic automation capabilities, including ‘IT operations automation’, ‘cloud and DevOps automation’, and ‘cognitive process automation’. Besides, he defines cross-organization cloud strategy for business growth and cultivates the SaaS tribes across HCL.

Besides, KK continues to be an ambassador and mentor for the next-generation leaders. He is the member of the eminent Wall Street Journal CIO Network responsible for identifying new opportunities for innovation. Also, KK is the member of HCL’s ‘Talent Council’ focused on encouraging and empowering young talent. Also, KK is the honorable member of the Technology Partner Advisory Boards. Moreover, he has participated in Special Academic Programs at Wharton and Harvard Business School. He is a regular participant of the Singularity University Programs.

Also, KK is widely acknowledged as an eminent expert in the fields of Business Service Management, IT Service Management, IT Architecture and Cloud Platforms. He has co-authored seven books. To access his books, click here.

Apart from his professional commitments, KK is passionate about promoting the message of an inclusive world through music. As a drummer and percussionist in a Delhi-based rock band ‘Contraband’, he has collaborated on creating many songs such as ‘Political Song’ and ‘Fisherman and the Banker’ that are essentially focused on encouraging a more sustainable lifestyle and finiteness of the earth’s resources. These songs, among many others, reflect Contraband’s motto of ‘creating and not (just) consuming’. KK’s rock band performs in many public forums to take its motto and message to the youth of the world. The band aims to ‘infect a million minds’ with the philosophy of building a sustainable world. KK also volunteers in the cause of promoting the game of cricket as a Trustee in Capital Kids Cricket, a London-based charity that promotes cricket in state schools in London, the UK. KK is on Twitter as @KKLIVE and the linkedin Profile is http://www.linkedin.com/in/kalyankumar