Girish Rao

Girish Rao

Head – IT and Business Analytics – Marico Limited

Full Name Girish Rao
Current Designation & Role Head – IT and Business Analytics
Current Company Name Marico Limited
Past Company Names Marico, Mahindra Consulting, Metro Cash and Carry Ltd.
No of Years in the IT Industry 25 Years
City you live in currently and since when Mumbai
Native Town/ City you belong Udipi
Mother Tongue Kokani
Language you are proficient with English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Kokani
Educational Details B.COM , DCM.
Awards and Recognitions Received CIO 1. Global CIO – Hall of  Fame – Information Week – 2012,2013

2. Top 5 Best IT Users in CIO 100 Asia- Singapore

3. CIO 100 – IDG Media Group

– 2009  – Business Process Automation –  ASP  Portal

– 2010  – Enterprise Mobility Apps for  Contract Farming initiative

– 2011  – Virtualization and Open Source Adoption

-2012  – Leveraging De-Dup Technologies for  laptops Backups

2012  – CIO- Hall of  Fame for winning 4 times in a row

4. Best Innovating CIO of  the Year  – 2010 from Cybermedia.

5. Enterprise Intelligent award – 2010  by the Indian Express Group – Manufacting Sector.

6. Best IT User Award 2010 – Nasscom

7. Great Minds Challenge Awards from IBM-Cognos Implementation

8. Red Hat Customer Award and Case Study for Open Source
Adoption in SAP Enviornment in South Asia

9. Gold Award @ NITIE Lakhya Event for the best IT Implementation of  the year.  ie. Mobile based apps for the farmers and Contract Farming operations.

We have recently won the best retail POS implementation for design, development and roll-out of  POS, Billing & CRM system @  Kaya Skin Clinics across 83 locations within a span of  10 months from design to roll-out.  – CIO100 -2013 as Marico IT team.

Jury Member – CIO100 – 2013

Jury Member – Indian Express IT Awards

Jury Member  – Next100 Awards – 2011, 2012, 2013.

Jury Member – Capgemini Super Techies  show Season 2 – 2013

Gadgets you love the most and why Tab , very light & multi-purpose use.
What makes you laugh When other laugh
Current book you are reading and what you love about it
Books you enjoyed reading the most Jaya – By DevduttPatnaik
Software company you admire and why SAP , Very organized , process driven, deliberate and steady in its approach.
Hardware company your admire and why HPE ,  Very Reliable products
IT personality you admire and why Bill Gates, Having setup an empire and to have handed over the reins and moved to pursue a higher objective for larger good of mankind.
Your best moment in your career till date The Day I got the Global CIO Hall of  Fame Award – 2012
Your best moment in personal life When I saw my daughter for the first time.
Music You Like Anything – Hindustani Classical
Movies You Like
Most Liked Travel Destination Singapore
Why do you like your job It presents with different constraints and  challenges every day and the trill and joy of  creating solutions for the same.
Most favorite quote “SastaSundarTikau – Inexpensive, Elegant and Resilient”  solution.