B Venkatakrishnan, 2013 Honoree

Head of IT
Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd
Pune, Maharashtra, India
What characteristics are most important to you in an IT hire?
Integrity and transparency.
Skills you'll hire for this year:
SAP functional and virtual infrastructure management. It would be a mixed match of in-house-trained and fresh personnel.
A task you've delegated this year:
Budget management, which has been delegated to a senior manager in the team.
How are you turning your IT department into a services organization?
SLA-based services, measuring and monitoring the services around the clock and maintaining transparency.
How have you surprised your CEO in recent months?
By receiving several awards, accolades and certification from various IT entities and industry leaders.
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