Former Accenture executive Siki Giunta has joined HCL Technologies to lead the cloud solutions business at the Noida based information technology (IT) services major.
Giunta was earlier the global strategy lead for Accenture’s push to cloud solutions via an initiative called Journey to Cloud. At HCL, she will head the cloud-based solutions, services and products within HCL under the umbrella term HCL Cloud Smart.
“Her knowledge in cloud and agile software development with a unique lens of industry will be of tremendous benefit...,” said Kalyan Kumar, chief technology officer and head ecosystems at HCL Technologies.
In her new role, Giunta will lead a team tasked with formulating HCLs vision for CloudSmart and work with its partner ecosystem to drive cloud adoption.
Guinta, a Paris-Sorbonne University alumnus, in her previous role managed Accenture’s end to end application led cloud approach in an as-a-service model. During her five-year stint, she specifically oversaw cloud messaging, service solutions frameworks and enabling client's strategy to cloud service brokers for enterprises.
“Organizations today are facing an urgent need to ‘rethink cloud’ to accelerate digital transformation and maximize business value in alignment with customer needs, organizational goals and unique market conditions,” said Guinta.
Before Accenture, Guinta also founded her own company, Managed Objects, in 1999. Managed Objects provided business service management solutions and had its proprietary Managed Objects BSM platform. The company was acquired by Novell Semiconductors in 2008, a company in which Guinta served as vice president of strategic business for nine months. Other stints include serving as the president and CEO of software virtualization company Fortisphere, and as global vice president for cloud computing and software services at Computer Services Corporation.