||Mr. Prasad Tukaram Dhumal
|Current Designation & Role
||Senior Director IT – South Asia, Heading IT function for South Asia Countries – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh,Srilanka,Nepal, Maldives & Bhutan. Responsible for IT Strategy, IT Solution & Service delivery, IT Cost management, Deployment & support of Regional/Global systems , Vendor Management.
|Current Company Name
|Past Company Names
|No of Years in the IT Industry
|City you live in currently and since when
||MUMBAI SINCE 1996
|Native Town/ City you belong
||Bhopal ( 1972 – 1994 Born & bought up till Graduation ) & Pune (Migrated in 1994 for PG, Parents are settled here)
|Language you are proficient with
||Hindi, Marathi, English & Bangla
||B.Sc. from Bhopal University and MCM from Pune University
|Awards and Recognitions Received CIO
||1.) Nominated top 5 CTOs in “CTO of the Year” event organized by CTO Forum in 2007
2.) Nominated in top 100 CIOs in 2008, a Survey Conducted by CIO Decisions.
3.) Best IT Performance aAward in DHL AP Region in 2007, 2008
|Gadgets you love the most and why
||My BlackBerry, as it improves productivity & efficiency & keeps you within reach !
|What makes you laugh
||Good Humor !! …even if I am the Target J
|Current book you are reading and what you love about it
||“The Wide Lens” by Ron Adner. The books has some great illustrations of how some of the best innovations in world have failed due to some blind spots of the innovators & also talks tells about how to overcome them to deliver a successful innovative product or service,
|Books you enjoyed reading the most
||Childhood – Phantom, Mandrake, Flash Gordon, Bahadur, Chacha Chaudhuri
Youth – Tale of two cities ( Charles Dickens) , Sherlock Holmes ( Sir Arthur Conon Doyle)
|Software company you admire and why
||International – Microsoft – They made world adopt computing with user friendly software’s like MS Office & Windows Operating System.
Indian – TCS, Infosys because of the exceptional work they have done in last few decades which has put India on Global map & made us proud.
|Hardware company your admire and why
||HP due to their efficient, stable & high quality products along with global footprint.
|IT personality you admire and why
||Mr. Azim Premji – For putting India IT Industry on Global Map & still being very humble about it . Mr. Bill Gates – For enabling mass adoption of personal computers & now his Philanthropic work.
Mr. Mark Zukerberg – For dissolving the boundaries of Societies & creating a new Social World.
|Your best moment in your career till date
||Winning the Best IT performance Award in DHL AP region among 42 countries two years in a row ( 2007, 2008) by beating some of the biggies like China, Japan, Honkong, Australia, Singapore, Korea.
|Your best moment in personal life
||Birth of our son, his first sight & touch!
|Music You Like
||Old Hindi Songs, Ghazals..not much into western or rock music as such.
|Movies You Like
||Hindi – Guide, Do Begha Jamin,Sholay,Shakti,Taare Jamin Par, 3-idiots English – Rocky , Die Hard, Vantage Point, Face-off, Broken Arrow, Saving Private Ryan.
|Most Liked Travel Destination
||India – Leh Laddakh
International – Bali, Indonesia
|Why do you like your job
||Because it gives me an opportunity to learn a new thing everyday !
|Most favorite quote
||Tough Times Never Last…Tough People Do!!