Wipro Reorganizes Services Units, Top Executives

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Wipro, a $6.9 billion global solution provider, is reorganizing two of its services units and shuffling top-level executives in a move it said will help it better address market demand.

Wipro's Analytics and Information Management (A&IM) Services unit will be merged with the Advanced Technologies services line, the company said. The Advanced Technologies services line includes technologies such as cloud computing, analytics-as-a-service, mobile and social media. The reorganization changes took effect on April 1.

"This integration is in keeping with Wipro's concerted effort to address market demand and evolving customer expectations," Wipro, No. 21 on CRN's SP500 list, said in a statement.

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"The confluence of cloud computing, analytics, mobility and social media is seen as a leading business-technology enabler of the next decade," Wipro also said in its statement to CRN.

The now combined business unit will be led by Advanced Technologies services line leader Jeff Heenan-Jalil.

There will be no reduction of head count as a result of the reorganization, Wipro said.

The move also will create a new business unit called "Change the Business Services," led by Dr. Anurag Srivastava, senior vice president and CTO of Wipro's Global IT business. The new unit will focus on products-as-a-service to "address future customer needs" and "better address significant technological shifts and prepare the company for the next phase of "business outcomes as a service,"  the company said.

With the reorganization, Wipro also is shuffling around top-level executives. After the reorganization, K.R. Sanjiv, who had headed up the restructured A&IM Services unit, will become CTO of Wipro.

"The CTO Office at Wipro carries the mandate of sensing the emerging trends that are far out in the horizon and driving innovations in them to build new business streams of the future," Wipro said about the role's importance to the company.

Pratik Kumar, CEO of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), will move full time into the CEO role for WIN, releasing him of the additional responsibility he had been taking on as executive vice president of HR. Stepping into the role vacated by Kumar will be Saurabh Govil, who has been at Wipro since 2009. 


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