Homegrown information and technology (IT) services major Wipro on Tuesday told employees that it has appointed Subha Tatavarti as its chief technology officer, inducting the former PayPal executive into a male-dominant CXO club across top IT services firms in the country.
“Subha brings in over two decades of rich experience in the IT Industry spanning across product development, delivery, lifecycle management, cloud computing services, data technology and analytics,” CEO Thierry Delaporte told employees in a memo reviewed by TechCircle.
All the current CTO teams including Service Transformation, Topcoder, Robotics, SVIC, Technovation Centre, Open Innovation and Applied Research will report to the new CTO at Wipro.
Previous CTO K R Sanjiv retired on December 31. “He superannuated after 32 years of service with Wipro,” a company spokesperson told TechCircle.
Prior to her latest role, Tatavarti was a senior director of technology commercialization at Walmart. She led product, technology development, and commercialization of enterprise infrastructure along with security, data science and edge platforms, at the Arkansas, United States based retail giant, the internal email added.
Prior to Walmart, the San Francisco Bay Area based professional headed the product, data and infrastructure platform at digital payments startup PayPal. “Her focus there was to drive transformation through scalable, API-driven interoperable platforms. Her portfolio of products included Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) platforms powered by Notebooks, Data Integration platform, Data Catalog and Data ALM,” Delaporte added.
Tatavarti holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from George Mason University, and a Bachelor's degree in a Science specialization from Delhi University.
Earlier in the month, Bengaluru based Wipro, the country’s fourth largest IT services exporter, announced its largest ever acquisition. It is set to acquire London based Capco, inclusive of holding companies Cardinal US Holdings and Cardinal Foreign Holdings and its Indian subsidiary Capco Technologies, in a $1.45 billion all-cash transaction.
Over the last two months, the Infosys rival has gone about strengthening its top-deck across international markets of Brazil, Germany, Austria, Japan, Southern Europe, Switzerland, as well as whole of Europe.