Ashok Pai is Vice President & Global Head, Cognitive Business Operations (CBO) at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). In this role, Ashok oversees TCS CBO, which integrates Business Process Services and IT Infrastructure Services, using cognitive technologies that deliver a high degree of efficiency, agility and intelligence to enable enterprises to reimagine business operations and make an impact on their top and bottom line.
In the world of Business 4.0, where enterprises must deliver superior business outcomes to grow at an accelerated pace, he leads efforts to transform business operations into a strategic differentiator through automation, intelligent processes, contextual insights, and cutting-edge IT infrastructure.
Drawing on over 25 years of industry experience, Ashok has played a pivotal role in helping enterprises transform for the digital economy. Prior to this role, he headed TCS’ Business Process Services (BPS) and was responsible for more than 400 customers in North America, Asia Pacific, and other regions. Ashok was closely involved in pioneering initiatives like setting up the “All Women BPS” Center (a Joint Venture with GE) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Ashok currently resides in Mumbai with his wife and daughter. Outside of work, Ashok enjoys reading, travelling, photography, cricket and Indian movies. Ashok is passionate about long distance running and has completed New York, Amsterdam, Mumbai and London marathons. Ashok earned his Masters from IIT Mumbai and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.