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In this episode, Manoj Deorukhkar, CIO of Sterling and Wilson Pvt Ltd, shares his experiences and stories with Sivaguru from PM Power Consulting about:

  • That he got into IT by accident
  • His love for nature
  • Starting his career in the steel industry
  • Playing various roles in the organization, from shop floor to executive assistantship
  • His transition to a CIO of a group company after implementing a corporate wide SAP rollout
  • How entering IT at a later stage in his career and working with much younger colleagues created mental pressure
  • How guidance from his CEO helped him identify his core strengths in the software development process
  • That there is much more in the world than just IT
  • That person to person conversations are very powerful and effective & how to bring out the best in individuals to make great teams
  • Making time for intra-networking
  • His advice for persons considering an entry into IT and for mid career IT professionals
  • Three important things to keep in mind

Manoj Deorukhkar is the Chief Information Officer of Sterling and Wilson Pvt Ltd. (SWPL), part of the Shapoorji Pallonji group company. Manoj brings a treasure of software development expertise and a massive track record of 20 years in the industry. He is an engineering leader with technology strengths comprising SAP portfolio, Information Security, Infrastructure, Cloud Strategy, Digital Transformation, Office applications, Budgeting, and Procurement. He has driven various roles and tasks in business transformation initiatives across several domains. He trusts IT leaders must adopt a strategic management role and drive transformation throughout the enterprise. During his career, he has been associated with Real Estate, Engineering & Construction, EPC, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Metals, and Manufacturing sectors. Manoj has earned his B. Tech degree from IIT Mumbai and holds an MBA degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He has wide experience in leading large projects and has directed the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in countries like the UK, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Singapore, and India.

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And via LinkedIn: Manoj Deorukhkar