Arun Gupta

Ex-CIO, Master IT Strategist, Mentor, Coach, Consultant,Trainer, Entrepreneur

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Technology Consulting Enterprise IT Strategy Strategy Roadmap Information Technology Consulting Information Technology Strategy Business Alignment Multi-channel Retail Retail Industry Business Process Re-engineering IT Strategy
Master IT Strategist, consulting across sectors and Government IT led business transformation, helping CEOs, CIOs create, define and sustain value from IT. Mentoring startups Co-Founder Fortytwo42 Technology Innovation Lab and Ingenium Advisory Ex-Global CIO at Cipla, Created Business Technology team, driving change agenda with transformation enabled by refresh of legacy applications and new opportunities globally Earlier Customer Care Associate & Group CTO at Shoppers Stop an Indian retail chain operating Department Stores, Hypermarkets, Bookstores, and Specialty. Held additional role as Group CIO at K Raheja Corp spanning Construction, Hospitality and other business units, IT strategy and planning. Focus on creating business value with Business IT Strategy, Customer Satisfaction, and IT led business innovation and transformation. Led team focusing on results and execution. Providing Business IT leadership to companies across different verticals, driving technology and enabling business with improved customer satisfaction while reducing operational IT budgets Third place in "India's Best CIOs 2013"​ by CIO Association of India Voted "The Most Respected CIO in India"​ by peer CIOs, by CIO Association of India, 2012 Winner and recipient of many awards and accolades for pioneering Business IT implementations. Recognized as a “Business friendly” and strategic CIO, a leader in aligning IT and business. Featured by India's leading business newspaper Economic Times as “The CIO who never spoke Technology” Chairman, Technology Committee, Retailers Association of India (2008-2012) President, The Datawarehouse Institute (TDWI), India Chapter Member CIO Executive Council, CIO Magazine India Member Advisory Board of CIO Magazine (2005-2009), CIO Customer Advisory Board, SAS Institute, Cary, NC (2010-2011) Speaker on varied topics on IT and business internationally Experience in leading teams across technologies and systems ensuring effective adoption and benefit. Specialties: Creating business value supported by technology, Aligning IT with business, IT Transformation, turn around IT organization and improve effectiveness, Managing teams with focus on outcomes, Strategic Outsourcing and cost management, Business Process Improvement & Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness, Multi-industry experience leading to applied cross-industry learning towards problem solving, Domain expert: Pharmaceuticals, Retail

IT Consulting for Strategy, Effectiveness measurement, aligning IT to Business, business justification for IT

IT Strategy, Effectiveness, & Alignment

Arun’s skills lie in IT Strategy alignment to Business Strategy & Plan, value from IT and effectiveness.


IT Strategy, IT Effectiveness, Business Process Improvement, IT Alignment to Business

Chief Technology Officer at Praxis Home Retail Limited

Oct 2017 - Present

Consulting CTO. Formulate the IT Strategy and help execute with high impact to business with technology led business innovation and transformation.

Consultant at Systech International - Serialization, Track & Trace, & Authentication Technologies

Jul 2016 - Present

Advisor at Unotech Software Pvt. Ltd

Jun 2016 - Present

Co-Founder at Fortytwo42 Technology Innovation Lab

Dec 2015 - Present

Fortytwo42 Technology Innovation is a startup that aspires to change the way information and identities are secured for individuals and enterprises.

Independent Director at Locuz Enterprise Solutions Ltd

Oct 2015 - Present

Managing Partner & Director at Ingenium Advisory

Jul 2014 - Present

Ingenium Advisory leverages extensive cross-industry experience to work with global enterprises, transforming technology groups into high-performance powerhouses that enable and drive business. Lead partner with multiple enterprises across industry verticals on Strategic Sourcing, IT Advisory and Strategy. Sales training and workshop for IT companies on selling effectiveness, "Don't Sell, Help Your Customers Buy". Customers include local and global IT companies

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