Currnt facilitator
Kishor Akshinthala
Corporate Leadership; Large Deals Executive; Futurist with a Startup Mindset; Digital Strategist; Blockchain Evangelist

  • Focus: Contributions are valued by peers
  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers

Location: Greater New York City Area

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Level: LEVEL 04

12 month points: 1815 ptsView details

Total points: 6318 pts

Digital 94
Innovation 71
Predictive Maintenance 68
IOT 56
Supply Chain 44
Management 42
Analytics 41
Outsourcing 37
Blockchain Technology 35
Shared Services 27
Strategy 18
cryptocurrency 18
Internet of Things 15
Business Development 5
Industrial Internet
Busines Strategy
Control Systems Design
Enterprise 2.0
Design Thinking
Smart Grid
LEAN Startup
Global Delivery
Business Analysis
Business Transformation
Cross-functional Team Leadership
Vendor Management
IT Outsourcing
Program Management
Management Consulting
IT Strategy
Operations Management
Strategic Sourcing
Business Process
Strategic IT
Business Process Improvement
Managed Services
Application Services


Technology has a significant business impact. I help companies in creating constant value realizing IT/Digital full potential. As an innovative & results driven executive with an impressive career demonstrating visionary leadership and outstanding performance in operations & technology, I bring 20 years of progressive experience in improving Revenue Growth, Customer Insights, Product Leadership, and Operational Excellence.
• Strong sense of urgency and commitment, as well as sound business sense with a strategic, conceptual and operational orientation
• Demonstrated problem solving skills with track record of aligning Digital programs to business objectives
• Lead quarter back multi-million dollar deals with an exceptional account management skills. Strategic sales, build relations, shape large deals, mindshare with CxOs, create win themes, pricing, negotiation and deal closure
• Blockchain enthusiast enabling clients progress beyond evangelism to outcome realization
• Proven Product Management excellence creating long-term competitive advantage building future ready products & platforms
• Change agent in digital re-imagination for enriching customer experience, creating new business models and innovating workplaces. Consumer & industrial internet evangelist.
• Improve efficiency and effectiveness with total cost approach taking $s out of every step in value chain positioning business for sustainable growth and streamline operations
• Supply chain practitioner enabling visibility across value chain, optimizing networks, and apply advanced analytics enriching decisions
• Expertise advising global clients on outsourcing & offshoring, shared services, managed services, contingent staffing, and cloud strategies encompassing SaaS, IaaS, & PaaS models
• Rich global heritage with experience across USA, India, Germany, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Canada & LATAM

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Strategic Pursuits Leader

Tata Consultancy Services

May 2003 - Present

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a global leader in IT services, digital and business solutions that partners with its clients to simplify, strengthen and transform their businesses. We ensure the highest levels of certainty and satisfaction through a deep-set commitment to our clients, comprehensive industry expertise and a global network of innovation and delivery centers. TCS has been recognized by Brand Finance as one of the Big 4 Global IT Services Brands. Our continued industry-leading growth is a testament to the certainty our clients experience every day.

  • Aug 2018 - Oct 2018

    Participated on a KnowledgeStream™: "The Future of Blockchain in Retail & CPG Supply Chains"

    Blockchain Technology
    Retail Supply Chain Management
    Supply Chain Optimization
    Retail Category Management
    Supply Chain Operations
  • May 2017 - May 2018

    Participated on a KnowledgeStream™: "Whitespace in OTC Personal Care"

    Whitespace research
    Personal Care
    Product Development
    WhiteSpace Mapping
  • Mar 2017 - Dec 2017

    Participated on a KnowledgeStream™: "Direct-To-Consumer Startups"

    Direct to Consumer
    Subscription Models
    Consumer Goods
    Direct to Consumer eCommerce
    Direct to Consumer Marketing
  • Aug 2017 - Nov 2017

    Participated on a KnowledgeStream™: "Sustainable Business Models for a Predictive Maintenance Monitoring Center"

    Predictive Maintenance
    Predictive Modeling
    Data Analysis
    Predictive Analytics
  • Jul 2017 - Oct 2017

    Participated on a KnowledgeStream™: "Future of Men's Grooming/Buying Habits"

    Men's Grooming
    Men's Fashion
    Buying Habits
  • Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

    Participated on a KnowledgeStream™: "The Adoption of cloud-based solutions / technologies in Utilities"

    Cloud Computing
    Cloud Applications
    Cloud Utility
    Cloud Integration
    Cloud infrastructure
    Utility Systems
  • May 2017

    Participated on a Sprint: "Breakthrough Tech in Personal Care"

    Personal Care
    CPG Industry
    Personal Care Product
    Consumer Products
  • May 2017

    Participated on a Sprint: "The Value of Serialization"

    Supply Chain Management
    Supply Chain
    Product Serialization
  • Mar 2017

    Participated on a Sprint: "Design Sprint: The Future of Superfluid Markets"

    Human Resources
    Future of work
    Economic Development
    Economics of Innovation
  • Oct 2016

    Participated on a Sprint: "Top IIoT Trends in Balancing Security and Uptime"

  • Oct 2016

    Participated on a Sprint: "IoT Trends for Connected Car Manufacturing"

  • Oct 2016

    Participated on a Sprint: "IoT and Enterprise Resource Planning"

  • Sep 2016

    Participated on a Sprint: "Top Trends in IoT Protocols for Connected Homes"

    Connected home
    IoT Protocols
  • Sep 2016

    Participated on a Sprint: "Top Trends in IoT for Smart Manufacturing"

  • Aug 2016

    Participated on a Sprint: "Top Trends in Automotive OEM's "

  • Jun 2016

    Participated on a Sprint: "People, Process and Technology for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)"

  • Aug 2015

    Participated on a Sprint: "Redesigning Automotive"