Thank you for attending photonworld
PhotonWorld 2015 was a huge success with a stellar turnout of
C-Level Executives from Fortune 100 companies and industry luminaries.
Top Digital Award Winners for 2014 (from Left to Right)
Barry Gilmore, CIO, L’Oreal Americas,
Robert Law, Director, Mobile & Point of Commerce, Neiman Marcus,
Jason Fei, Senior Director, Architecture | Digital Engineering & Mobile Solutions, Walgreens,
Joe Megibow, SVP & Chief Digital Officer, American Eagle Outfitters,
Lance Thornswood, Senior Director, Omnichannel – Mobile, UX & Innovation, JCPenney
A TRACK RECORD OF CUSTOMER TRUST
30%FORTUNE 100Largest marketshare amongst F100s - 30% of the
Fortune 100s are our customers
120+MILLIONLargest number of consumer touch points -
Over 120MN daily
3400+Largest pool of trained mobile & multichannel
engineers - over 3,400 out of 4,200 employees
INNOVATION AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
As the innovation partner of choice to the Fortune 100, We also work with hundreds of startups to maintain a birds-eye view of the technology landscape. We predict trends like an industry analyst. And with our unique ability to bring together ideation, UX/UI, development and optimization, we help you put a minimum viable product in customers' hands quickly.
Born and raised in the age of mobile, we design and build many of the top consumer apps for iOS and Android. Our work has won numerous design awards and we have pioneered innovations that have become commonplace in today's mobile marketplace.
- Digital Strategy Consulting
- Disruptive Product Innovation
- Growth Hacking
- Agile Software Development
- Architectural Leadership
- Mobile Technology Focus
- Data Driven Design
- Mobile Engagement
- Innovative UI/UX
- Omni-channel Framework
- Cutting Edge Innovation Lab
- Open Source Liaison
Chairman & Chief Executive Officerx
Srinivas is the Chairman and CEO at Photon. Srinivas has built category dominating, highly profitable companies. Since he took over as CEO of Photon in 2007, the company has worked with hundreds of customers and has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Prior to Photon, Srinivas was SVP at webMethods, Nasdaq listed middleware technology firm reporting into the CEO. Prior to webMethods, Srinivas was Founder, President & CEO at Infravio Inc, a Valley based company which was a pioneer in the Web Services and SOA Infrastructure software space. Infravio was acquired by webMethods in 2006. Srinivas began his career in 1997 as an equity and derivatives trader at JP Morgan and Credit Lyonnais Securities at Mumbai, India, running the largest Institutional trading desk in India when he was at Credit Lyonnais. Srinivas is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta and Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani.
Mukund is the CTO at Photon. His strategic thought and technology leadership is the driving force for the innovation that Photon provides to its Fortune 100 customers. As a trusted technology advisor, he guides and advises CIOs on their evolving omni-channel and Digital strategy. He was previously VP - Product Development at webMethods, leading middleware technology firm. Prior to that he was co-founder and CTO at Infravio Inc, a Valley based company which was a pioneer in the Web Services and SOA Infrastructure space. Mukund has served as an active member and adviser to several standards organisations such as XML Schema, W3C Web Services architecture and Open Source web services. Mukund is an alumnus of Stanford University and is a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
As COO, Sanjiv has responsibility for all our internal operations, processes and systems; devising and implementing our organic and inorganic growth strategies; business analysis and planning; corporate legal; treasury; and investor relations. Sanjiv joined Photon in 2012 as the SVP - Corporate Strategy and Development. Prior to joining Photon, Sanjiv was the Senior Vice President- Investment Banking at Allegro Corporate Finance Advisors, a leading Bangalore based boutique investment banking firm with over 10 years of investment banking experience. Prior to Allegro he was with ICICI Limited, GE Capital and CRISIL. Sanjiv is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Chief OPERATING Officer
Ram is the Chief Financial Officer at Photon and in this role directs all financial aspects of the business including accounting practices, Taxation, monitoring of financial performance, Treasury and compliance. Prior to Photon, Ram worked as Vice President (Finance) in Reliance Jio Infocomm and was involved in its 4G project as the finance lead of one of its large divisions. He has also worked as the Financial Controller of Lason India Limited where he was was in-charge of financial systems and reporting, legal compliance and cost management initiatives. Prior to Lason, Ram was with SSI Technologies and TVS Sudaram Clayton (part of TVS Group). Ram is a commerce graduate from RKM Vivekananda College (University of Madras) and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant with All India Ranks in Inter and Final.
Ram Charan Sesharaman
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT & FIELD SALESx
Hariprasad heads the Strategic Account Management team in the US and is responsible for maintaining and developing strategic enterprise customer relationships. He takes the lead on delivering on our commitments to key relationships and in identifying opportunities to expand the scope of Photon’s involvement in these accounts. Hariprasad has been instrumental in ensuring Photon’s positioning with our major enterprise customers and has grown all our major enterprise accounts into multi million dollar accounts. Prior to joining Photon, Hariprasad was Senior Product Manager at Servigistics, the leading provider of Service Lifecycle Management solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Servigistics, Hari was a Project Manager at i2 Technologies, the market leading provider of supply chain management solutions. Hariprasad has a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERINGx
As Senior Vice President – Engineering, Muhamad manages a multi-national team in India, Indonesia and United States of over 2600+ people and is responsible for mentoring, leading and recruiting the engineering team. He provides technical and innovation direction for building Mobile, Social Network Apps, SOA solutions and Web 2.0 applications. He has designed and implemented scalable cost effective solutions for all clients and is involved in all aspect of sales, from pre-sales to contract signing and delivery. He is also the Head of Indonesian operations that specializes in HTML5 technologies, Android and iOS development. Muhamad joined Photon with more than 10 years of experience in architecting scalable high performance system. Prior to joining Photon, he was a Principal Engineer at Applied Predictive Technologies. Prior to Applied Predictive Technologies, Muhamad co-founded Infravio along with Mukund and Srinivas in 1999 and was a Principal Engineer at Infravio.Muhamad has a Master in CS from University Of Pennsylvania where he focused his research on Peer to Peer Distributed Database.
Anantha is responsible for overseeing the delivery of solutions and services to key customer accounts that are executed across solution centers. Over the last 4+ years, he has successfully delivered programs for major F100 and G2000 accounts and built competencies in the SOA/Java, PHP/Drupal and Mobile platforms. Anantha is an IT professional with 18+ years of experience in Sales, Product Management, SAP Consultancy, eBusiness and software services. Anantha holds a Bachelor of Technology (Electrical and Electronics Engg).
Senior vice president, delivery
Based out of our Manhattan office, Marcus Wilhelm is the Senior Vice President of delivery at Photon and the director of Photon, our in-house creative services agency. Marcus was previously CIO of EF Education and CTO of Englishtown. He is a graduate in Computer Science from Uppsala University.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DELIVERY
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, CREATIVEx
From our Chicago office, Jim Kim is Executive Creative Director and leads design teams in Dallas, New York, Chicago, and Chennai. From UX/UI to social media marketing, to integrated campaigns, Jim brings 15+ years of digital marketing experience. He was previously VP - Group Creative Director at Digitas and Creative Director at Critical Mass.
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE LEGALx
As AVP, Corporate Legal Srinath has the responsibility for being Photon's legal counsel providing legal advice in all aspects of the business and managing legal aspects for the company. Srinath is involved in structuring, drafting, vetting, negotiating and finalizing of various legal documents for diverse purposes along with streamlining legal documentation i.e. contracts both customer and vendor. He also provides expertise in strategizing and managing litigation end to end. Srinath comes with overall 15 years of experience. He is a Dual Qualified lawyer (i.e. licensed to practice in India and UK) with over 10 years of extensive experience in litigation covering Civil, Criminal & Taxation Law (in indirect taxation). This includes practicing in UK as a Solicitor. A Bachelor of Science from South Gujarat University, Srinath went on to pursue his Bachelors and Masters in Law in Criminology from the same University. He has also credits on International and Comparative Law – UK from University of San Diego, US.
Giri is responsible for the delivery of key customer accounts being executed across Solution Centers. Additionally he oversees and heads the HR function at Photon. He has been with Photon for the past 13+ years and has extensive experience of working on various technologies and platforms including Java/J2EE, Open source, Mobile (Android, iOS, Windows) and Recursive Web Design.
Vice President Delivery & Human Resources
Vijay Iyer is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Photon and is based in the San Francisco bay area. Iyer is responsible for bringing to Photon talented marketing and business development professionals and working with them to extend Photon's market leadership and global awareness. Previously, Iyer held leadership roles in sales and business development functions at US based technology companies including Parallels, ArcSight (HP), Portal Software (Oracle) and Sun Microsystems. Iyer's contributions in building strategic partnerships had a material positive impact on his employer's successful IPO or acquisition in more than one instance. Iyer holds a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and an M.S. in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara.
SVP, Marketing and Business Development
Sachin is responsible for managing client relationships and new business development initiatives across the East Coast. His portfolio of work includes realizing the omni channel vision for many F100s spanning Brands, Retailers, Publishing and Media, Financial Services etc in the Tri-State area. Sachin is an alumnus of Great Lakes Institute of Management and National Institute of Technology Warangal.
Vice President, Strategic Account Management
Photon is the world’s largest and fastest growing provider of omni-channel and digital experiences. Photon works with over 30% of the Fortune 100s as their digital innovation partner of choice and has the largest digital consumer footprint with over 120mn daily consumer touchpoints. Photon has the largest pool of omni-channel engineers with over 3,400 engineers across offices in US, India, Indonesia and the Netherlands.
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