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My Portfolio

  1. 1. Chinar Deshpande – Career Profile 2009
  2. 2. Executive Summary With over 6 years of enriching experience as a CIO (out of total 19 years of professional tenure in the field of information technology), Chinar has lead various complex and innovative IT initiatives with direct business impact. Leadership with his team and with business teams (who have been his internal customers) has been his forte and he has been very successful in effecting change management at an organizational level. Chinar brings with him a deep experience in variety of latest technologies (including RFID) and advance business solutions and has effectively developed relationships with top IT companies including the likes of SAP, Chinar Deshpande IBM, HP, Microsoft, Accenture, PwC and the likes, at the global platform. CEO Creative IT India Chinar is confidant that he would make the difference for any growing Age: 41 years organization, especially with the kind of global work experience he has with various countries having different socio-economic cultures and dynamic work environments.
  3. 3. Current Responsibility Professional Experience Summary Creative IT India Pvt. Ltd. CEO Sept. 2007 – till date Pantaloon Retail (Future Group CIO May 2004 – Aug 2007 Group) Dodsal Group - Global CIO (ex. Director – IT) Aug 2001 – Mar 2004 Sr. Systems Manager Sep. 1999 – Aug. 2001 Hindustan Lever Ltd. Systems Manager Dec. 1997 – Aug. 1999 Project Leader &Sr Jun. 1993 – Oct. 1997 William M. Mercer, inc. Programmer Analyst Research Assistant and University of Louisville Jan. 1992 – Jun. 1993 Teaching Assistant Crompton Greaves Ltd. Graduate Trainee Engineer Jul. 1990 – Jan. 1991
  4. 4. Industry Exposure Creative IT India Pvt. Ltd. IT Services, Management Consulting Retail, Apparel Manufacturing, Property Management, Future Group (ex Pantaloon) Brands, Insurance, Healthcare, Communications Dodsal Group Engineering, Procurement and Construction, Fast Food Chain Hindustan Lever Ltd. FMCG (Multi-National) Crompton Greaves Ltd. Heavy Electrical Engineering. University of Louisville Education, Image Processing, Distributed Computing
  5. 5. Education University of MBA 1994-97 GPA (3.9/4.0) Louisville, USA University of MS (Computer Sc.) 1991-93 GPA (3.9/4.0) Louisville, USA B.E. (Electrical) V.J.T.I., Mumbai 1986-90 GPA (3.2/4.0)
  6. 6. Training & Development Design Management Course – Prof David Griffith (Faculty in many Universities in Europe) Workshop for IT professionals “Process & Customer Satisfaction Through Consulting Skills” - Faculty– D. Spiller, R. Hirons& M. Taylor (From HP & Unilever, UK) Sr. Manager’s Course at HLL Training Center Faculty – Prof. Balakrishan& Dr. ZahidGangjee (IIM, Ahemdabad) Leadership Course at HLL Training Center Faculty - Dr. ZahidGangjee Special Training on Recruitment and Tutoring. – HLL Training Center Successfully completed 1-week course in Advance VC++ programming at Boston, USA, 1996.
  7. 7. Awards & Recognition CIO 100 Award for 2006 President, AIRC (American International Relations Club), UofL, 1992. “Distinguished Exhibit Award” on Engineer’s Day, University of Louisville (UofL), 1992. Jt. Secretary, EESA (Electrical Engineering Students Association), VJTI, 1988 Member of American Chung-Do-Kwon Tae Kwon Do Association (ACTA) - 1st Dan Black Belt On the editorial advisory board of … “CIO” magazine and “CIO Decisions” magazine Visiting faculty at two renowned management schools teaching “IT in Retail” •Welingkar School of Management •St. Xavier’s Institute of Management On the Admissions Panel of Welingkar School of Management Founding Member of Technology Forum of RAI (Retail Association of India)
  8. 8. Key Events Power Breakfast withAzimPremji (Top 10 CIO’s of India) Speaker in several IT seminars such as RetechCon Keynote Speaker at LIBA “Insight 2006”
  9. 9. 1 Front page of renowned magazines • CIO Decisions – December 2007 • Voice & Data – March 2007 2 Key Articles & Interviews in IT & Business Magazines • CTO Forum (August 2005) • Network Computing (November 2004) • Computerworld (September 1999) • (December 2005) 3 International Press • RIS Magazine, USA (2006) • SAP Annual Report 2005 – worldwide (Center Page) 4 Newspaper clippings • several papers such as ET (Brand Equity), Times, Indian Express etc…)
  10. 10. Chinar Deshpande, ex-CIO Pantaloon Group Now, CEO – Creative IT India