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Ali Katkhada
Group CIO at Depa United Group


Ali Katkhada was appointed as the Group Chief Information Officer of Depa Group on Jan 16 2007. Prior to, he was leading teams in Oregon, US in building applications for federal government and private sector.

Mr. Katkhada is Digital leader with more than eighteen years of international experience, in driving business Digital transformation by leveraging Technology and Innovation. Main responsibility is defining and executing the Group’s Innovation strategy and coherent Digital vision, with a focus on Business processes’ Simplification, Harmonization and then Automation. Managed cross functional teams to deliver the promise of technology into diverse businesses.

Highly experienced in IT Strategy, IT Governance, Systems Integration, ERP, BI, DMS, CRM Implementations, IT Compliance, Infrastructure, IT Security, Service Desk, Budgeting, IT Operations and Incident Management. Passionate about leveraging technology to advance business activities and processes.

An Oracle Certified Professional, ITIL Certified as well as PMP certified, EU GDPR practitioner with Strong Interpersonal, presentation and leadership skills, Result Driven, self-motivated, and Team Player.
Advisor to several corporates and multiple Start-ups. Public Speaker in many IT Conferences, universities and regional events related to IT Strategy and innovation, IOT in constructions, BlcokChain, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber security, Oracle, SAP and Infrastructure and was ranked among Top Global CIOs in the region

Mr Katkhada holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management from Portland State University, USA. In addition to his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering and Diploma in communication, he is an Oracle Certified Professional and also holds certifications in ITIL and PMP from the Project Management Institute and GDPR practitioner.

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Agenda Sessions

  • IoT use case 1: Successful implementations of IOT technologies in the construction industry

    , 12:35