Shanky Viswanathan is the Head of the Industry Advisory Group and the Chief Technology Officer for the Communication, Media and Information Services Business Group: focused on Strategy, Business Transformation, Technology Transformation and Innovation. Shanky brings strong Industry knowhow, Domain expertise, Technology Innovation and Cross-industry best practices together to help CXOs and Industry Executives drive and sustain Business Leadership in this hyper-competitive landscape.
Prior to this role, Shanky led the North American Communications Services Business Unit for TCS, responsible for strategic growth, relationship and services delivery for all Communication Service Providers (Telcos and MSOs). Earlier, he held the positions of the Chief Strategy Officer and Chief IT Architect for a leading convergent service provider in the APAC region. He was also part of the TCS executive leadership team within British Telecommunications Plc. He has also headed various Architecture boards to spearhead transformation journeys and massive system integration programs across multiple service providers across the globe.
He has also presented multiple papers and chaired panel sessions across leading industry forums including TMFORUM, Billing & OSS, NGN forums etc. across the globe. He holds multiple patents in real-world business solutions exploiting Digital Technologies.
Shanky holds a Masters degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India. He is an avid recreational runner and a movie buff.