Friday, July 11, 2008

Akshaya Gaur

“Let me tell you about driving ‘Green IT’ through server virtualisation. Standard Chartered is committed to sustainability and protecting the environment. Software Solutions has contributed to this commitment by delivering Green IT through server virtualisation. We have virtualised about 90 servers. What does that mean? We have saved 423,984 kWh of electricity per annum. That is not all. This initiative has cut down CO2 emissions by about 268 tonnes – equivalent to planting 367 trees!! While it is a great start, we need to consider what more we can do as an organisation and an industry to deliver Green IT – to continue to make a bigger and better impact on the environment we live in.”
Akshaya Gaur, Executive Vice-President and Head Software Solutions, Scope International

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AKSHAYA GAUR

Executive Vice-President and Head, Software Solutions


(A Unit of Scope International Pvt. Ltd. & A wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank UK)


In his current role Akshaya is responsible for the management of Software Solutions in Chennai and for positioning Software Solutions as the engine that powers Standard Chartered Bank’s vision and growth through innovative and efficient technology solutions. As the Head of Software Solutions, Akshaya leads a Management Team of senior Systems Development executives to deliver Banking Technology solutions to Standard Chartered Bank. Software Solutions has grown from 100 people in 2001 to about 2000 in 2007 – and is poised to grow by 30-40% in 2008. Akshaya is driving the transformation of the organisation to support this growth over the next couple of years.


He is also part of Standard Chartered Bank’s Business Leadership Team and the Systems Development Leadership Team and reports to the Global Head of Technology, Standard Chartered Bank.


Prior to this role, he was responsible for Strategic Vendor Management for Technology and driving the optimization of the sourcing model to deliver business value through effective vendor management and governance practices. Akshaya was also a key driver of the Bank’s Application outsourcing programme.


Since he joined the Bank in 1989, Akshaya has held many key technology roles in the Bank including Head of Technology (India), Y2K Technology Programme Manager (Africa) and Regional Head of Information Systems (Africa).


Prior to joining the Bank, Akshaya worked in the IT Industry with a strong Banking and Finance focus and was among the 'pioneers' of India's export of software development skills to the USA in 1980. He has worked in various capacities from Software Development & Export, Data Centre Management, Sales, Product Management and Marketing.


Akshaya holds a Bachelor of Technology (Civil Engineering) degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and has done his Post-Graduation in Systems & Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.


Akshaya is married to Alka and has two daughters – Deeksha (working in the USA) and Divya (studying in Singapore). He loves to play cricket (where his enthusiasm exceeds his talent!) and is an ardent follower of the Indian cricket team. He is a big soccer fan and supports Manchester United with a passion.
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