Industry body Assocham (The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India) has appointed Kulmeet Bawa as the Chairman of its National Council on IT & ITEs & Digital Commerce.
Bawa was previously associated with SAP Indian Subcontinent as president and MD, the industry body said in a statement.
Bawa brings with him over 30 years of experience to Assocham. Before joining the corporate world in 2004, he has spent more than 12 years with the Indian Armoured Corps of The Indian Army.
Before joining SAP, Bawa was the chief operating officer for Resulticks where he led the growth strategy and execution of go-to-market for the organization.
Bawa has led as the vice president and the managing director for Adobe South Asia helping businesses in digital transformation.
Prior to that, Bawa was with Microsoft Corporation and Sun Microsystems, managing enterprise strategies across industries and portfolios.
“In my role as Assocham IT, ITeS and Digital Commerce Chair, I look forward to partnering with all stakeholders in supporting the industry through IT policies and best practices conducive to the holistic growth of the entire ecosystem," said Bawa.
ASSOCHAM, in a statement, said that it is working to drive four strategic priorities — sustainability, empowerment, entrepreneurship and digitisation.
It further said that tasked primarily with accelerating value creation through digital transformation and focus on emerging technologies, the National Council on IT, ITeS & Digital Commerce is further focused on formulation of policies and implementation guidelines related to emerging technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain.
“The National Council on IT & ITEs & Digital Commerce strives to forge partnerships with key agencies such as the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Science and Technology, Commerce and Industry, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Telecom, and NITI Aayog to promote entrepreneurship, adoption, and application of emerging technologies for an inclusive growth,” said Assocham.