Chief Technology Officer and Vice President IT – Essar Retail and AGC Networks
|Full Name||Meheriar Patel|
|Current Designation & Role||Chief Technology Officer and Vice President IT|
|Current Company Name||Essar Retail and AGC Networks|
|Past Company Names||Sun Pharma, USV Ltd, Globus Retail, Jetair Pvt Ltd.|
|No of Years in the IT Industry||22+ Years|
|City you live in currently and since when||Mumbai Since Birth|
|Native Town/ City you belong||Mumbai|
|Mother Tongue||English and Gujarati|
|Language you are proficient with||English, Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi|
|Educational Details||PGHRM(XLRI), MBA – Information Technology|
|Awards and Recognitions Received CIO||Best CIO Awards for Last 3 years, CIO Choice Last three Years and many more.|
|Gadgets you love the most and why||Apple – iPhone and iPad|
|What makes you laugh||Witty jokes and smart use of English Vocabulary.|
|Current book you are reading and what you love about it||Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, by Carl Sagan and Ann Duan.
In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time.
Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier–space. In Pale Blue Dot Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race.
|Books you enjoyed reading the most||Future Cities: 42 Insights and Interviews with Influencers, Startups, Investors.
By Stefano L Tresca
By 2030 nearly 70% of the world’s population will be residents of a city. That means 3 billion more people will be living in cities in the next 30 years. Our generation is destined to witness an incredible number of new cities and new buildings built to host our new neighbours. Once these cities are built, they won’t be built again. And they won’t be changed easily either.
As in the tale of Alice in Wonderland, to get the right answers, you first have to find the right questions. I don’t have all the answers—nobody does—but I’ve collected many interesting tools along the road.
Enjoy the insights and the interviews. If you don’t agree, feel free to contact me. I welcome any challenge. This isn’t a one-way conversation, after all. This is a global game.
|Software company you admire and why||IBM – Look Beyond, Not necessarily the old ways old products stays. Invent Business, Moving in to Technology Services and Future Artificial Intelligence!|
|Hardware company your admire and why||Tesla and Apple, Innovation is what is new and makes sense. Its not always Cheap. Quality speaks for itself, it need not be sold – it sells on itself.|
|IT personality you admire and why||AzimPremji
Wipro Corporation an alumnus of Stanford University, USA. He joined Wipro in 1966 at the age of 21. Under his leadership, a Rs. 70 million company in hydrogenated cooking fats has grown to a $500 million diversified Corporation in Services, Technology Products and Consumer Products with leadership positions in the businesses it is in.
One of the world’s richest men, Mr.AzimPremji’s strength lies in bringing together and building teams of high potential-high performing people. His vision and pragmatism have helped Wipro Corporation become the #2 most competitive and successful company in India as rated by Business Today, a leading business magazine in India. Wipro in terms of market capitalization is among the top 10 Corporations in India.
|Your best moment in your career till date||My Retail Career is the most admirable. The best Technology talks directly to customers. Some time you can chart your career and this is the time you realise your true potential.|
|Your best moment in personal life||The Unconditional Support by your Family at every moment. When you look back each of these moments are the best!|
|Music You Like||Pop, Ghazals, Light soothing only instruments.|
|Movies You Like||Friction, space, future|
|Most Liked Travel Destination||Australia, the Land of True Nature.|
|Why do you like your job||Think differently, Continuously check and take feedback. Learn and unlearn as needed.|
|Most favorite quote||“You and Only you can redeem the heights with perseverance and hardwork. Be humble and Always down to earth in this journey to Success!”|