Dwarkanhalli to lead Wipro’s Cloud Unit

Bengaluru: Wipro has hired Harish Dwarkanhalli, a senior executive and long-timer at Cognizant, as president of cloud enterprise platforms, a segment that is growing faster than the traditional software services, sources told ET.

Dwarkanhalli was leading the over-a-billion dollar Salesforce business at Cognizant and handling a team of nearly 14,000 employees. A company spokesperson confirmed Dwarkanhalli’s appointment and told ET that he would report to Wipro’s chief operating officer Bhanumurthy B.

Wipro recently promoted a few senior leaders and elevated CFO Jatin Dalal as president. These promotions have been given at a time when CEO Abidali Neemuchwala is trying to shift to digital faster and drive higher growth.

The $8.5 billion tech services company has rekindled its focus on four key areas — Digital, Cloud, Engineering Services and Cyber Security — to drive the next phase of growth as its customers globally are seeking digital technology-led services to bring efficiency.

Neemuchwala had recently told ET that the company has started selling digital technology-based services to existing and new customers across business verticals. The company has been betting big on cloud platforms for enterprises given the faster growth in digital.


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