The Top 25 Digital Transformation Consultants and Leaders of 2023

The Consulting Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Digital Transformation Consultants and Leaders of 2023. Digital transformation has increased at a rapid pace in recent years, spurred on by a variety of factors from improvements in technology to market disruptions such as a global pandemic and widespread supply chain difficulties. This year’s awardees and their firms are fundamentally changing how their clients operate and deliver value to their customers via a range of solutions, from digital analytics to agile software projects, data pipelining, and cloud migration. Through their commitment to transformation, they are accelerating innovation, increasing efficiency, and ultimately improving customer experience across industries.

Some of the distinguished leaders on this year’s list include Stephan Krubasik, Partner, Managing Director, and Global Co-Lead of Kearney Analytics, which grew by 50% last year and is now a global team of more than 500 analytics consultants, data scientists, data engineers, and software engineers. Meanwhile, David Goldberg, Managing Director and Global Head of Digital Transformation for Marsh Advisory, is responsible for the design and delivery of his firm’s increasingly broad suite of Blue[i] digital analytics products, covering all insurance lines and portfolio risk solutions. And Anupriya Ramraj, Partner with PwC's Cloud & Digital Practice, has scaled and managed many global cloud organizations, winning over $600 million in cloud transformation engagements, and received the Cloud Girls Rising Trailblazer Award in 2022.

This year’s awardees lead from a range of positions, from Managing Director to Partner, EVP, Principal, and Chief Digital Officer. What they have in common is their dedication to transforming the operations of the companies and organizations they work with in an increasingly digital environment, and their success in increasing value for clients while meeting ever-changing business and market requirements. Please join us in celebrating The Top 25 Digital Transformation Consultants and Leaders of 2023.

1. Stephan Krubasik
Company: Kearney
Title: Partner and Managing Director; Global Co-Lead of Kearney Analytics

Stephan Krubasik is the Global Co-Lead of Kearney Analytics. Krubasik and the Kearney Analytics team help clients to maximize the value from data and analytics for their business model and market. In the current times of disruption, a focus area of Krubasik and his team is Operations Analytics, e.g. applying artificial intelligence to increase Supply Chain performance and resilience. In this context, Krubasik co-led Kearney’s acquisition of Optano — a leading Operations AI firm. Just as important for Kearney’s clients is staying close to consumer trends, and Krubasik’s team leverages consumer and growth analytics to identify and forecast consumer demand based on big data.

Krubasik and the Kearney Analytics team helped multiple global clients in their comprehensive Data and Analytics transformation. Leveraging Cervello, a Kearney Company, the value contribution does not stop with a strategy or pilot but spans to scaled transformation and implementation programs.

Under Krubasik’s co-leadership, Kearney Analytics grew by 50% last year and is now a global team of more than 500 analytics consultants, data scientists, data engineers, and software engineers. He is a sought-after speaker on topics like “AI in practice,” where he shares the latest real-life examples of applied AI. Krubasik joined Kearney 18 years ago and held multiple leadership positions, but still first and foremost enjoys the trust-based collaboration with his executive clients. He lives in Munich and earned a diploma in industrial engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig.

2. David Goldberg
Company: Marsh
Title: Managing Director and Global Head of Digital Transformation, Marsh Advisory

David Goldberg is Managing Director and Global Head of Digital Transformation for Marsh Advisory, the risk consulting division of Marsh, LLC. In this role, he is responsible for the design and delivery of Marsh’s increasingly broad suite of Blue[i] digital analytics products, covering all insurance lines and portfolio risk solutions. By leveraging Marsh’s industry leading repositories of data and risk expertise, these new products are dramatically improving the colleague and client experience of digesting critical insights across insurable and non-insurable risks.

Goldberg has worked in financial services for over twenty years, after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in economics and mathematics from Yale University in 2002. That same year, he joined Marsh’s sister company, Oliver Wyman, spending 8 years as a member of the retail banking practice before leaving as a principal in 2010. Goldberg subsequently held various positions in product and data strategy at JPMorgan, AIG, and Point72, before joining Marsh in early 2020.

3. Bob Ghafouri
Company: Alvarez & Marsal
Title: Managing Director with A&MPLIFY

Bob Ghafouri is a Managing Director and the Global Head of A&MPLIFY by Alvarez and Marsal, an AI-powered Digital Transformation firm which focuses on helping brands reimagine customer experience, reinvent products, and optimize operations. Ghafouri is an innovative founder and CEO with three successful exits. He is skilled at growing new businesses, generating value for clients through digital strategies, and digital transformation for large corporations.

Prior to joining A&M, Ghafouri served as Chief Commercial Officer with Red Ventures, a digital media holding, and was a Senior Managing Director and founding member of Accenture’s Digital Business unit. In addition, Ghafouri founded, launched, and scaled three digital
businesses in the government, retail, and real estate industries.

4. Heiyab Tessema
Company: Oliver Wyman
Title: Partner and Americas Head of Digital Delivery

Heiyab Tessema is a New York-based Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Digital and Healthcare practices and also serves as the Americas Head of Digital Delivery. With over a decade of digital transformation and Agile delivery experience across healthcare, financial services and the public sector, he helps executive leadership develop and execute innovation strategies amidst rigid technology and operating model constraints. He specializes in digital strategy activation and consumer-centered solution delivery in back-office, B2B2C and D2C contexts.

Outside of work, Heiyab is passionate about mentorship, community capacity building and advocacy for the people of Tigray. Heiyab holds a Masters of Engineering Management, Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.


5. Jo Debecker
Company: Wipro Limited
Title: Senior Vice President and Global Head of CIS

Jo Debecker is a proven leader and the Global Head of Cloud and Infrastructure Services (CIS) at Wipro Limited, a division offering data center and hybrid cloud services, digital network services, digital workplace, digital processes and tools, and connected intelligence. This business line accounts for more than 26% of the organization’s revenue and has an excellent track record of client retention. Debecker possesses a robust external market orientation, is obsessed with his client's success, and is committed to leveraging Wipro's capabilities to propel its operations. He is a torch-bearer of the spirit of Wipro with a strong employee focus and is passionate about Wipro values and ethics.

Before joining Wipro, Debecker was the Chief Delivery Officer and Head of Group Operations at Atos, where he held several senior leadership roles. As a member of the executive committee, he was responsible for defining and executing group strategy around horizontal portfolios, acquisitions and divestitures, market positioning, and more. He was instrumental in 10 acquisitions in a single year and was a key contributor in bringing the Infrastructure and Data Management division back to profitability. Debecker led almost 90,000 employees globally and was responsible for delivery operations for the Atos Group, spanning infrastructure, cloud, workplace, and application services.

As a true value creator, Debecker is known for the turn-around of large global organizations. He has also served in several leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard and began his career at Procter and Gamble as a system analyst. Debecker holds a master's degree in finance and computer science from The University of Leuven, Belgium. He is based in Switzerland and is fluent in English, Dutch, French, and German.

6. Adrian Clamp
Company: KPMG UK
Title: Partner and Global Head of Digital Transformation, Connected Enterprise

Adrian Clamp is a Partner and Global Head of the Digital Transformation practice at KPMG — a proposition called the Connected Enterprise — an insight-led, customer-centric, end-to-end approach to digital transformation, tailored by sector. Clamp has over thirty years of experience in technology, leading customer-led digital transformation programs deploying new customer-facing technologies and operating model change within large, complex organizations.

Clamp has worked at board level with the leadership teams of many private sector companies to drive agile at-scale digital change in banking, insurance, consumer goods, and utilities and has been an early supporter of large-scale government initiatives to deploy digital at scale.

Clamp began his career at IBM Labs in various international roles in software and global services. He spent over 10 years as a partner at Accenture, leading large technology enabled transformation teams across Europe, Middle East, and Africa, while also being part of the team to launch the Digital business. Clamp has experience with venture capital, investments in start-ups and scale-ups, and advises boards on how to exploit digital technologies to create value and drive profitable growth. He earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from St. Andrews University.

7. Anupriya Ramraj
Company: PwC
Title: Partner, Cloud & Digital

Anu Ramraj is a Partner with PwC's Cloud & Digital Practice, working with Fortune Global 500 clients in navigating fast-moving challenges, such as the digitization of health services, and the opportunities presented by cloud and AI. Previously, she was Vice President of Cloud Services with Unisys, responsible for expanding the cloud portfolio, working with analysts, and accelerating cloud journeys for global clients including cloud migrations, cloud security, cloud native application, and data transformations.

Ramraj’s career achievements include scaling and managing global cloud organizations, winning over $600 million in cloud transformation engagements, executing successful M&As, and earning several leadership positions for cloud practices from analysts. Ramraj is a member recipient of 3 U.S. patents, the Cloud Girls Rising Trailblazer Award (2022), and a Global Top 100 Influencer for Hybrid Cloud (Onalytica 2021).

8. Shahid Khan
Company: Arthur D. Little
Title: Partner and Global Head of Media/Entertainment

Shahid Khan is a Partner in the Telecoms/Media/Technology (TMT) Practice and the Global Head of Media/Entertainment at Arthur D. Little (ADL), a preeminent global management consulting firm. Khan is an acclaimed expert, serial entrepreneur, and operator in TMT and Web sectors with an over 25-year track record across the U.S., Europe, UAE, and KSA. As an entrepreneur, Khan ideated, launched, and scaled two award-winning companies which successfully exited in Q4 2019 and Q1 2021. As a seasoned management consultant, he is sought after by CxOs and boards, as well as private equity firms to lead innovation, digital transformation, value creation, M&A, and new business launches. Over the years, Khan has earned a strong reputation as an out-of-the-box, innovative thinker with strategic mindset, deep technology underpinnings, and execution focus.

Khan was the Founder and Managing Partner for MAG, a TMT sector-focused boutique management consulting firm, trademarked “The UnConsultants” for its hands-on, execution-oriented approach. He managed key relationships and engagements for leading companies across the Media and Telecoms ecosystem. MAG was named by Consulting Magazine as one of the “Seven Small Jewels,” an award given to high-growth consulting firms, and was acquired by ADL in April 2021.

Khan was also the Founder and Chairman of Mediamorph, a Media Tech company that disrupted and transformed how players in the digital content ecosystem buy and sell content efficiently and intelligently. He conceptualized and founded the company; led three rounds of funding from strategic Investors such as Liberty Global, Motorola, Advance Newhouse, and Smedvig Capital; and scaled the company globally. Mediamorph won the prestigious Cablefax Tech Award for technology innovation, was on Deloitte’s Fast 500 list, and was acquired by Whip Media Group.

Prior to embarking upon his entrepreneurial ventures, Khan served as Senior Partner, Head of Media sector at IBB Consulting (now Accenture); Managing Director and Head of Media industry practice at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint; Partner and Communication Sector Lead at IBM Global Services. Khan entered the digital media sector in 1998 as a Principal and Head of Media Practice at ZEFER, one of the leading consultancies of the Web 1.0 era. He holds an MBA in finance and marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He was on the board of directors of NATPE, a global association for the content industry, and on the board of directors of the Manhattan chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the world’s premier peer network of CEOs and business leaders. He was named as one of the “50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business” and has won other media industry recognitions.

9. Pablo Escutia
Company: Kearney
Title: Senior Partner and Head of Digital Transformation Practice, Spain and Portugal

Pablo Escutia is a Senior Partner at Kearney, a partner-owned global management consulting firm founded in 1926. Kearney’s 5,000+ professionals across over 40 countries work with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, as well as with the most influential governmental and nonprofit organizations.

As leader of Kearney’s Digital Transformation practice in Spain and Portugal, Escutia has helped many of the firm’s most prominent clients harness technology to drive major transformations of their business and operating models. Over the course of his 25 years with the firm, he has advised C-suite clients globally across numerous industries, including transportation, logistics, infrastructures, banking, and telecom. He also is a regular speaker at technology forums and has forged partnerships with disruptive tech companies to introduce new strategies in digital and analytics. Escutia earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and his Master of Science in telecommunications engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

10. Daniel Krauss
Company: EY
Title: Partner, Global Transformation Platform Leader

An early proponent of digital service delivery and asset-based consulting, Daniel Krauss is an acclaimed thought leader in the industry who has been cited in leading business and IT journals, including the Harvard Business Review. Over his now 17-year career, he has been focusing on the evolution and impact of new digital tech and innovation trends and practices to support clients across industries and geographies. Krauss originally helped to jumpstart EY’s global Digital & Emerging Tech practice, which houses capabilities in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Currently, Krauss is the founder and business leader of the EY Transformation Platform. He and his diverse team have been evolving suites of proprietary digital tools to address recurring challenges clients are facing in digital innovation and transformation programs. In concert with EY teams globally, he is orchestrating new integrated value propositions for clients powered by combinations of EY capabilities, proprietary digital tools, as well as partnerships with alliances and ecosystem relationships.

Before joining EY, Krauss was a Research Director at Gartner Research, where he was a member of the Global IT Services & Outsourcing team. He started his career with the Global Vendor Strategy team at Forrester Research. Krauss completed an Executive Program in Innovation at Stanford University and has a degree in business from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany.

11. Fareeda Ahmed
Company: Arthur D. Little
Title: Principal

A new addition to Arthur D. Little, Fareeda Ahmed has led global digital teams to launch groundbreaking innovations in video streaming services and consumer digital products across industries — from banking to community solar. She has published numerous articles on bleeding edge topics such as Web3, the Metaverse, NFTs, and their impact on media, arts, and entertainment. She is sought out for her unique approach of leveraging a strategy, empathy, and storytelling to create differentiated and impactful experiences for international audiences.

Prior to her work at ADL, Ahmed served as Head of Innovation at the boutique TMT firm Meridian Advisory Group, as well as Head of Digital Strategy at Pure Growth Partners, a brand and innovation consultancy, both based in New York City. Her path has taken her from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, to Silicon Alley, to Hollywood, and beyond. She currently serves on the boards of two arts-and-activism nonprofits. Ahmed holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in English and history from Barnard College/Columbia University (summa cum laude).

12. Cassie Walls
Company: Accenture
Title: Managing Director — Technology Strategy & Advisory

Cassie Walls is a Managing Director in Accenture's Technology Strategy & Advisory practice, where she leads the Transformation Leadership capability in North America. Walls has mobilized and led large-scale, complex engagements spanning all phases of the project lifecycle across a wide variety of business functions, geographies, and technologies. She enjoys operating at the intersection between business and IT, focusing on leveraging people, process, and technology to transform her clients’ businesses and day-to-day operations.

Walls currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT), whose mission is to inspire and grow girls and women in technology in Michigan, and also volunteers with The Brides Project, an organization working to support individuals and families touched by cancer.

Walls earned her Master of Science in Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Engineering, both in industrial & operations engineering, from the University of Michigan. She continues to be involved on campus both through Accenture recruiting as well as through academic alumni society boards.

13. Alex Richards
Company: BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Title: Head of Data & Digital

One of the top consultants working to deliver data-driven digital transformation solutions, Alex Richards holds the positions of Business Advisor and Head of Data & Digital at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. Richards has made significant contributions across a range of global oil and gas organizations as well as flagship central government departments including the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Home Office, and Met Office. He is currently working in the defense sector driving the adoption of modern digital, data, analytics, and cyber capabilities across organizations and in support of client digital transformation objectives.

Richards built his reputation as a forward-thinking leader and entrepreneur over more than two decades of excellence in the technology sector. Before joining BAE in 2012, he worked as a manager and global accounts director at British IT consulting company Logica, driving major relationships and strategy with that company’s oil and gas clients. Richards holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Bath.

14. Anil Cheriyan
Company: Cognizant
Title: Executive Vice President, Strategy and Technology

Anil Cheriyan is Cognizant’s Executive Vice President, Strategy and Technology. Overseeing all aspects of Corporate Strategy, Global IT, and Global Security, Cheriyan is responsible for Cognizant’s strategy, alliances, and business development, and for strengthening the company’s global IT and security capabilities. Prior to joining Cognizant in August 2020, he served as the U.S. Presidential Appointee in charge of Technology Transformation Services, with a mission to improve people’s lives through technology. Working closely with the White House, agency leadership, and the Federal CIO, he drove the technology transformation agenda across the U.S. federal government, accelerating the transformation of several agencies with industry-leading talent in AI, cloud, digital platforms, data and analytics, identity, and citizen experience.

Prior to his government role, Cheriyan launched Phase IV Ventures, a consulting and advisory firm, advising banks, technology firms, and late-stage growth startups. Before that, he served as EVP and CIO of SunTrust Banks, where he led the bank’s digital, operations, and data transformation, advancing its capabilities in cloud, AI/robotics, digital transformation, data, and payments. Earlier in his career, Cheriyan held senior leadership roles at IBM Global Business Services, where he served financial services clients and led the insurance industry practice, and at PwC Management Consulting, where he led several global industry and technology practices.

Cheriyan is an active leader in business and technology communities. He serves on the advisory boards of several late-stage growth startups and is an advisory partner to Insight Venture Partners and FTV Capital. He earned his Master of Science and Master of Philosophy degrees in management as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic and electrical engineering from Imperial College London.

15. Cathleen Domes
Company: Deloitte Consulting
Title: Chief Operating Officer — Cloud

As Chief Operating Officer of Deloitte’s Cloud business — and most recently the managing director who was instrumental in standing up Deloitte’s Analytics offerings — Cathleen Domes has cemented her position at the forefront of Deloitte’s largest and most important investments. She executes on some of Deloitte’s most strategic initiatives and is at her best when producing, directing, and managing teams that affect large scale change in the world of business. Name one of Deloitte’s largest transformation and modernization efforts and you’re apt to find Domes’ footprints. Her experience with Deloitte spans more than 20 years.

Domes loves to serve clients across industries, and her expertise includes analytics, finance transformation, integrated performance management, process improvement, service delivery design and organization, and shared services, to name a few. She is a leading woman in technology, and with three children is helping pave a path for other women in the industry to be felt for decades to come. Domes holds an MBA in finance from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Miami University.

16. Enzo Santilli
Company: Grant Thornton
Title: Chief Transformation Officer

Enzo Santilli is Grant Thornton’s Chief Transformation Officer and a member of the firm’s Senior Leadership Team. He is responsible for driving enterprise-wide transformation initiatives to enable effective strategy execution. These responsibilities include overseeing all firm technology systems and platform integration, business process excellence, and product innovation portfolio management.

Santilli joined Grant Thornton in 2013 and has been serving in the role of national managing partner of Transformation services in the firm’s Advisory service line and as office managing partner for Pittsburgh. As the national managing partner of Transformation services, he is responsible for developing and delivering a full range of strategic business advisory and enterprise technology solutions, with an emphasis on financial close, consolidations, and financial and management reporting solutions.

Santilli has worked with clients across multiple industries to deliver improvement in finance and administrative processes, information technology, and operations. His expertise extends to key performance indicator design and development, business process control and evaluation, and budgeting and reporting practices. Santilli has also provided strategic advice, program design and delivery, as well as system selection, configuration, and integration services end-to-end serving finance, HR, and marketing functions. He received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He is a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania.

17. Anand Birje
Company: HCL Technologies
Title: President, Digital Business Services

As President, Digital Business Services, Anand Birje is responsible for driving the global growth of digital consulting, applications and platforms, and data and analytics for HCL Technologies. Prior to his current role, Birje led HCLTech’s global corporate development, strategic partnerships, and next-gen ITO and digital services. He serves on the governance team for HCLTech’s investment in the Morado Venture Fund, an early-stage investor in enterprise technology start-ups.

As a founding member of HCLTech’s Infrastructure Services Division in North America, Birje helped grow the business from $50 million to $2.5 billion within a decade. His passion for technology and business is the driving force behind his work, including collaborations with the Columbia Business School and UC Irvine to develop industry-level strategies around digital execution, transformation, and connected ecosystems. He is a regular attendee at the World Economic Forum in Davos and serves as a Strategy Officer with its Industry 4.0 and digital workforce groups.

18. Nicolai Friis Touborg
Company: Implement Consulting Group
Title: Partner, Digital Transformation

Nicolai Friis Touborg is a Partner at Implement Consulting Group, heading the Danish consulting company’s Digital Transformation community. In addition to building and implementing new methodologies and services for the company’s Nordic, Asian, and Middle Eastern markets, he contributes his particular expertise in digital strategy, organizational design, and strategic execution to its business transformation services.

Touborg got his start as a Junior Consultant in IBM’s Copenhagen office in 2004. He moved to the leading management consultancy A-2 for just over a year before returning to IBM as a Strategy Consultant and later Senior Strategy Consultant. He took the role of Senior Management Consultant at Implement in 2014 and was made Partner in 2018. For several years, Touborg volunteered as a mentor at The Association New Dane to advance the causes of diversity and equity in the Danish labor market. He holds a Master of Science in management of innovation from Mahidol University, a Master of Science in information technology and e-business from the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), and a Bachelor of Science in business communication & international marketing from Copenhagen Business School.

19. Narsimha Mannepalli
Company: Infosys
Title: EVP and Head of Cloud & Infrastructure Solutions, Infosys Validation Solutions

As Executive Vice President, Head of Cloud & Infrastructure Solutions, and Head of Infosys Validation Solutions, Narsimha Mannepalli continually drives improved transformation services and heightened security solutions to clients around the world. Mannepalli boasts considerable experience across Infosys service lines, having worked in enterprise solutions and management as well as serving as the head of the company’s Hyderabad office, a team of more than 29,000.

Mannepalli’s reputation as a thought leader in digital transformation was primarily built over his 22 years with Infosys in a variety of key leadership positions. Before joining Infosys, he served as a project director at Ramco for five years, and worked as a systems manager at Brooke Bond Lipton India and Hindustan Lever. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Osmania University as well as a post graduate diploma in business management from XLRI Jamshedpur.

20. Jiten Kachhela
Company: PA Consulting
Title: Partner and Global Head of Digital & Data

Jiten Kachhela is a Partner and Global Head of Digital & Data at PA Consulting. The London-based consulting company specializes in strategy, technology, and innovation. Founded in 1943, PA now boasts a workforce that exceeds 4,000 people around the globe. Kachhela is responsible for keeping his company's digital capabilities at the forefront of the technological landscape, leading to his work with some of the largest and most successful businesses in the world.

Kachhela, who holds a Bachelor of Science in information systems from Brunel University, has worked in management consultant as well as CTO & CDO and CxO advisor roles across multiple industry sectors, building and running large scale teams and embedding digital and data at the core of organizations. Prior to joining PA in September 2016, Kachhela was the Digital Director for North Highland and the CTO and Head of Mobile & Cloud for dmg media. Before that, he also worked for Capital One, LogicaCMG, and PwC. His passion for innovation is only matched by his passion for supporting others, which includes serving as the lead sponsor for PA's Women in Tech initiative.

21. Craig Swanson
Company: Booz Allen Hamilton
Title: Vice President

Craig Swanson is a leader in Booz Allen’s Strategic Innovation Group, with a focus on digital transformation for civil government agencies. Swanson applies more than 20 years of experience in commercial and federal technology modernization to drive mission value through modern, experience-driven digital ecosystems that employ cloud-native platforms and product management techniques. He specializes in modernizing legacy and disparate computing and data environments into shared platforms (hybrid and multicloud, as-a-service offerings) to improve enterprise resilience and mission agility and to accelerate analytics and machine learning solutions.

Swanson partners closely with cyber and analytics experts to deliver a holistic approach and to ensure digital solutions are secure and intelligent by design. His expertise includes mobilizing culture around technology through DevSecOps practices to drive integration and automation across the enterprise. He is committed to maximizing the value of government services to citizens by transforming the way work gets done. Previously, Swanson was responsible for advancing digital capabilities across Booz Allen’s defense business, and managing key industry partnerships around cloud, data, and mobility. He led practices in mobile, open source enterprise geographic information systems (EGIS), enterprise integration (API management and service-oriented architectures), and Internet of Things.

As an engineer himself, Swanson has led both large and small agile engineering teams to deliver transformation roadmaps, research and development, minimum viable product programs, and digital platforms that integrate cloud, open source, mobility, and data analytics. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Mary Washington College and a Master of Science in IT from The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Swanson is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

22. Joan Smith
Company: Protiviti
Title: Managing Director, Global Lead Digital Solutions

Joan Smith is a Managing Director and leader of Protiviti Digital, which includes strategy, transformation, customer experience, creative, and technology. Smith has 20+ years of applied experience across both the digital and customer landscape, guiding CMOs and digital leaders in transformational initiatives that drive improved experiences and growth.

Before joining Protiviti, Smith was a Managing Director leading Digital & Marketing Transformation with Accenture Interactive, where she led a practice focused on transformational digital, marketing, and experience-led projects across North America for Fortune 500 brands. Prior to that, she served as Director of Customer Relationship Management and Database Marketing at Warner Bros. Smith graduated from Babson College with degrees in management, finance, and entrepreneurial Studies.

23. Vince Campisi
Company: Raytheon Technologies
Title: Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President, Enterprise Services

Vince Campisi leads the Enterprise Services group and the digital technology organization at Raytheon Technologies. He oversees the company’s digital technology strategy and several global business services designed to reduce enterprise risk, optimize operating efficiency, enable business growth, and maximize outcomes for employees, suppliers, and customers.

Campisi brings more than 20 years of executive experience in aerospace and defense, energy, financial services, and industrial manufacturing. Most recently, prior to United Technologies Corporation’s merger with Raytheon Company in 2020, Campisi served as SVP and Chief Digital Officer for UTC. In that position, he led the United Technologies Digital Technology organization, which focused on cybersecurity to protect company assets, information technology to accelerate employee productivity, and software and data analytics practices to enhance the customer experience.

Before joining UTC, Campisi was COO of GE Digital, where he focused on boosting operating margins and revenue growth, while increasing customer value using software and data analytics. In addition, he held multiple leadership positions at General Electric, including General Manager, Chief Information Officer, and Quality Leader. Campisi is a passionate advocate for diversity in the workplace and a sponsor for various STEM-related diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. He serves on the board of directors for Girls Who Code and is the executive sponsor for Raytheon Technologies’ Re-Empower Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems and marketing from the State University of New York at Albany.

24. Sanjay Sardar
Company: ASRC Federal
Title: President, Civilian & Health Operating Group

In January 2023, Sanjay Sardar joined ASRC Federal, where he now serves as President of an operating group that provides support to civilian and health agencies. Sardar's addition to the leading government contractor was great news to anyone familiar with his demonstrated talents in the consulting industry, which previously earned him a prestigious Federal 100 award for revamping the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) networks to capitalize on cloud technology and moving 90% of the agency’s servers to a virtual environment.

Prior to ASRC, Sardar spent more than seven years at SAIC, most recently overseeing the company's strategy for the delivery of digital transformation and information technology modernization offerings to the federal government. Before that, he served as Chief Information Officer for FERC and was a senior program director at General Dynamics from 2002 to 2008. Furthermore, Sardar worked in managerial positions at DDLabs, Oracle, and Platinum Technologies. He holds an MBA from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia.

25. Ashok Pai
Company: Tata Consultancy Services
Title: Senior Vice President and Global Head of Cognitive Business Operations

Ashok Pai is a Senior Vice President at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). As the global head for TCS’ Cognitive Business Operations (CBO), Pai oversees one of the firm’s largest service practices and helps customers leverage cognitive technologies to transform their entire operations and make them more intelligent, agile, scalable, resilient, and adaptable. Pai also oversees Digital Transformation Services for New Growth Markets at TCS.

Drawing on more than 25 years of industry experience, Pai has played a pivotal role in helping enterprises transform for the digital economy. He has led efforts to bring a paradigm shift in business operations where the cognitive and integrated operations value proposition has become a strategic differentiator for enterprises.

Prior to his current role, Pai headed TCS’ Business Process Services and was responsible for more than 400 customers globally. He was closely involved in pioneering initiatives like setting up the “All Women Business Process Services” Center, a joint venture with GE in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Pai earned his Master of Technology in reliability engineering from IIT Mumbai and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.


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