Shekhar is a dynamic and results driven IT leader with more than 20 years of experience in IT architecture, strategy, design and delivery. Proven ability to use emerging technology trends and insight to simplify IT and deliver tangible business value. He enjoys working on strategic and challenging initiatives that transform global businesses and make them truly digital in terms of customer engagement, externally facing business models, partnerships as well enabling effective and efficient internal operations.
In his current role, he is responsible for defining, delivering & implementing Telefonica’s global IT architecture which delivers Telefonica’s goal of transforming into a Digital Telco. This architecture blueprint covers business & IT strategy, digital capabilities, architecture (application, data, integration and infrastructure), mandated vendor products, standards and frameworks and implementation roadmap. The scope of this architecture includes Digital enablers like Mobile, Cloud, Big Data, Real Time Analytics, Digital Commerce & Social.