Upcoming event: TweetChat: Leadership in IT

Date: Wednesday, 1st July, 2015

Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm    IST (+5.5 hrs GMT)

Venue: EMC India COE / Twitter

Activity hash tag: #LeadershipinIT

All messages to use #LeadershipinIT  to record, monitor and measure the conversation



  • Highlight the dearth of skilled engineers in India
  • The need to be relevant in order to get hired
  • Importance of partnership between industry and academia
  • How corporates can help in bridging the gap in skillsets


Tarun Sareen, Head EMC IT – APJ and APJ Theater Lead, EMC Corporation

Tarun Sareen leads the EMC IT Centers of Excellence – APJ, and runs the Global Delivery Program of EMC IT organization. He is also EMC IT APJ Theater Leader responsible for leading and evangelizing EMC IT’s own ongoing transformation journey with EMC’s customers, partners and industry and helping accelerate business growth. Tarun is responsible for building the IT globalization strategy and processes required for global expansion.

Tarun’s key focus areas are driving and maturing end to end IT solutions and services development and delivery and infrastructure management services towards running IT as a Business and delivering IT as a Service (ITaaS). Further he and his team are focused on architecting for the future by undertaking the journey to cloud, big data and trust. He has played a critical role in building a culture of quality and enhancing the customer experience globally for EMC.

Tarun also engages with EMC IT’s key partners. Tarun’s experience includes building high performance global IT centers, developing global leaders and developing and supporting IT solutions and services for diverse businesses.

Tarun is passionate about customers and building and leading a world-class, benchmark IT organization. Active in customer and industry forums, Tarun also participates in the Cloud Editorial Board (CIOL) and represents EMC in NASSCOM Global In-house Centers Council. Prior to joining EMC, Tarun led the middleware and e-delivery channels for emerging markets for Barclays. He was responsible for launching Internet Banking and Mobile

Banking for Barclays’ commercial and retail banking customers across all international and emerging markets.


Karthik Ananth – @Zinnov (14,000 followers)

Karthik Ananth is the Director of Marketing in Zinnov. He is also an entrepreneur and started two ventures in the past. He focusses on organizational excellence in “Strategy, Innovation & Leadership” leveraging his insights in technology and global/ emerging markets through” Consulting, Mentoring, & Advisory” Services.

For the Tweet Chat he will be using Zinnov’s Twitter handle.


Vijay Ramachandran – @vijayram

Vijay Ramachandran is the Editor-in-Chief at IDG. He is an award-winning journalist and a member of the start-up team that launched the Indian operations of the world’s largest technology media organization. Over the past 23 years, he has worked with a variety of publications from a mainstream, multi-edition daily newspaper to an IT portal to a super-niched biotechnology publication. In 2001, he won India’s highest honor for Indian technology journalists, the Polestar Award, for his investigation into Pakistan-based hacker groups.



Brian Pereira, Independent tech journalist & blogger –
@brian9p (963 followers)

Brian Pereira, a veteran technology journalist/analyst from India. Brian has been tracking consumer and enterprise technology trends since 1990. He has travelled around the world and across India to cover tech events and conferences. And he has interviewed hundreds of CIOs, CTOs, CEOs, MDs, VPs and leadership in IT companies and in organizations that are dependent on technology.

Brian is the former editor of CHIP Magazine and former Editor-in-chief of InformationWeek (India). He has served leading publishing houses in India such as The Times of India and The Indian Express Group. He has now started his own blog called that covers consumer and enterprise technology. Brian also writes about the key technology trends on his portal.

His blog for reference:


Brian Pereira

Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He is the Founding Editor of Digital Creed, which he founded in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 28 years of journalism experience (since 1994). He is sound and confident about his knowledge of business technology concepts. And he is a believer in continual education/learning. Brian is the former Editor of CHIP and InformationWeek magazines (India). He has written hundreds of technology articles for India's leading newspaper groups such as The Times of India and Indian Express Newspapers (among others). And he has conducted more than 300 industry interviews during his journalism career. Brian also writes on Aviation, cybersecurity, startups, and topics directed at small and medium businesses. He achieved certifications from the EC-Council (Certified Secure Computer User) and from IBM (Basics of Cloud Computing). Apart from those, he has successfully completed many courses on Content Marketing and Business Writing. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn. Email Brian at: [email protected]

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