Chief Information Officer – Cipla Limited
|Current Designation & Role
|Chief Information Officer
|Current Company Name
|Past Company Names
|Shoppers Stop Limited, Philips Electronics India Limited, Pfizer Limited, Hughes Telecom India Limited, DHL Worldwide Express, DSP Merrill Lynch, The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited, OMC Computers, NELCO
|No of Years in the IT Industry
|City you live in currently and since when
|Mumbai, since 1974
|Native Town/ City you belong
|Language you are proficient with
|Bachelor of Science (Physics) from Mumbai University, PGCST from NCST.
|Awards and Recognitions Received CIO
|Please see the details on my LinkedIn profile http://in.linkedin.com/in/guptaarun
|Gadgets you love the most and why
|1) My iPhone since it keeps me connected wherever I am
2) My Nikon D7000 camera to capture what I can see and what others cannot
3) My Bose QC3 headphones for the music it delivers
|What makes you laugh
|Anything funny – cartoons, jokes.
|Current book you are reading and what you love about it
|The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. Learning the power of checklists for personal and professional lives.
|Books you enjoyed reading the most
|I enjoy reading, so there are many that I could list here. Some amongst them are Execution by Ram Charan, 5 dysfunctions of a team by Patrick Lencioni, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach,…
|Software company you admire and why
|SAP for their market dominance
|Hardware company your admire and why
|Is Apple a hardware company?
|IT personality you admire and why
|No one in the IT industry
|Your best moment in your career till date
|My CEO proudly telling the audience in a conference about my contributions to the company’s business
|Your best moment in personal life
|The birth of my children
|Music You Like
|Hindi music from 40s to 90s, English pop and rock from 70s to 90s
|Movies You Like
|Action, thrillers, Sci-fi, love stories
|Most Liked Travel Destination
|Why do you like your job
|I get to do what I like and someone is paying me for that !
|Most favorite quote
|If you want your dreams to come true, the first thing you have to do is wakeup.