CA World Preview: Smart Session on Tech Mahindra and CA Technologies Partnership

CP Gurnani, MD of Tech Mahindra and CEO of Mahindra Satyam, will present a special Smart Session on the Tech Mahindra / CA Technologies Partnership, driving value for you and your customers: Going Big… Together!, on Tuesday, April 23 from 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM in Mandalay Bay Ballroom KL.

CP is a tech industry veteran with more than 31 years of experience in the field. He played a pivotal role in the three year transformational journey of Mahindra Satyam and is spearheading the eventual merger with Tech Mahindra. An accomplished business leader with extensive experience in international business development, startups and turnarounds, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, CP in many ways led Tech Mahindra’s transformation journey, where he contributed significantly to the company’s strategy and philosophy. His inimitable style of leadership combined with his sharp focus on customer experience has helped Tech Mahindra to emerge as one of the leading providers of IT Services and Telecom Solutions to the global telecom ecosystem.

I had a chance to catch up with CP over email to get a preview of his Smart Session and what he hopes attendees will learn.

Tell us about your upcoming session at CA World 2013.

My session will discuss Tech Mahindra’s innovative solutions that will help solve critical evolving business requirements, and the power of the CA Technologies Tech Mahindra partnership and the value that we bring to customers. I will be talking about how together we build frameworks and platforms which can be readily deployed, replicated and customized by architects and developers to create solutions for industry verticals including telecommunications, banking and financial services, insurance and manufacturing.

What are the top 3 things you want attendees to learn from your session?

Of course we want to help attendees understand how our innovative solutions will help them quickly and effectively address their business challenges due to rapidly changing and evolving technology landscape.

I also hope they walk away with greater insight into the partnership between Tech Mahindra and CA Technologies and how together we can benefit their business.

Finally, I will be sharing details about two new world-class platforms that we have collaborated on with CA Technologies. We will be announcing these offerings from CA World, one focused on an end-to-end enterprise managed services ecosystem, and the other a cloud-enabled Service Virtualization offering.

Aside from the technical hurdles, what is the biggest issue companies must overcome to transition to a real-time mindset?

Companies must change their mindset that they need to manage everything themselves. They need to be open to outsourcing more IT functionality to obtain strategic advantage and the goal of real-time IT.

What do you hope to take away from CA World this year?

I would like to speak to customers and hear what business problems they have so that we can address those challenges.


Thanks to CP for taking a few minutes to share his thoughts. Make sure to check out his session on Tuesday!

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Christine Needles

Senior Director, Global Communications at CA Technologies
Christine Needles (@cmneedles) is a senior director of Global Communications at CA Technologies, driving thought leadership initiatives across topic areas including cloud computing, service virtualization and more. With more than 12 years of experience, she is immersed in the world of B2B public relations and marketing communications. Christine’s approach involves becoming engrossed in markets and trends in order to develop and implement the most effective thought leadership and awareness campaigns. She has worked with enterprise IT organizations in sectors including cloud computing, digital mapping and GPS, RFID/supply chain, compliance, disaster recovery/business continuity, healthcare IT, green IT and sustainability management. Christine recently earned her MBA from the University of Georgia. She also has a BS in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations, magna cum laude, from Boston University. In her spare time, she enjoys running, rock climbing and keeping balanced through regular yoga practice, while taking advantage of every available opportunity to travel and visit friends around the globe.

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