Nimsoft: Be prepared for the new workforce

CIO Asia speaks to Lokesh Jindal, Senior Vice President (Strategy & Business Development) of Nimsoft, to find out how CIOs should be prepared for the next-generation workforce.

The role of the CIO has certainly changed, since the nature of business has changed, said Lokesh. “It’s no longer a question of alignment; CIOs need to be hand-in-glove with the business. The time the CIO spends should not be on trying to focus on building his or her own datacentres and managing them — that part should be automated; almost a no-brainer. The time should be spent on deciding what services the business needs to drive more revenue.”  The article can be found here.




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Lokesh Jindal

General Manager, IT Business Management at CA Technologies
Lokesh Jindal is General Manager, IT Business Management at CA Technologies, responsible for the company’s Service Management and Project & Portfolio Management product lines. He has more than 20 years of experience in industries including high technology, education, strategy consulting and consumer products/services. Previously, Lokesh was responsible for driving the strategy for CA Technologies Nimsoft business, building a partner ecosystem and driving M&A in the area of IT Management-as-a-Service. He also drove CA's overall strategy in the area of cloud and SaaS and was responsible for acquisitions that launched company’s business in these areas. Prior to that, Lokesh was General Manager of CA Technologies India Technology Center, a 1600 people R&D center in Hyderabad, India. As the leader of the center, he focused on driving innovation, ensuring retention and increasing productivity. Before joining CA Technologies in 2002, Lokesh was a Principal with The McKenna Group, a market strategy firm focused on the technology sector. Before joining McKenna, Lokesh was an entrepreneur in the area of consumer marketing, education and people development in India. He currently serves on the board of the education company and is actively engaged in the future direction and growth of the organization. Lokesh started his career with HCL Hewlett Packard, a joint venture of HP in India as a Regional Marketing Manager responsible for services marketing. Lokesh holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France; Masters in Marketing and Finance from XLRI, India; and Bachelors of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. He serves on the board of iDiscoveri Education.

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