Shakti Jauhar

Global Digital Transformation Leader and a Board Member
Shakti is an Engineering Graduate in Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunications with majors in Instrumentation and process control. Shakti has over 20 years of operational experience with a proven record in driving strategic and complex global initiatives. Global cross-functional (Manufacturing, Process Optimization, IT, Finance and HR) experience with focus on developing a strategic advantage in the market place. Prior to joining PepsiCo Shakti worked with companies like Schlumberger, ABB and Reliance Industries. He held various manufacturing and product development positions in these companies leading efforts in the areas Instrumentation & Process control, process re-engineering, CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing). Shakti joined PepsiCo in 1997 and since then he has held various leadership positions like CIO South Asia BU, Senior Director - Financial Shared Services, Senior Director – Global Health & Welfare & Wellness Plans and International Benefit Strategy before moving into his current role as the Senior Vice president, Global HR Operation, Shared Services and Transformation. Shakti has received various industry recognition by organizations like HRO Today, AABDC, SAP, etc.

Conference Day One:Tuesday, September 1st 2020

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

4:00 PM Panel: What Does It Take for Enterprise to Effectively Work With Startups? Unlocking the Secrets to Collaboration

Today’s business services climate demands innovation that will allow SSOs to leap-frog the status-quo and ratchet up the benefits of shared services. Fortunately, there is a parallel push from startups who bring not only the innovation, but also the risk-taking character and agile infrastructure to support exponential value creation. During this panel, attendees will learn just what it takes to effectively find and work with startups. 

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, September 2nd 2020

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

3:30 PM The Startup Pitch - FINALIST ROUND

During yesterday's startup pitch session, you had the chance to hear from many innovative startups and rate their pitches. The top 2 startups have been invited back for a finalist pitch! This is your opportunity to hear more about the problems these startups solve for SSOs and how their solution differs from others on the market. In this round, each startup with have 5 minutes to pitch again - this time in front of SSON's Startup Zone Advisory Board. Following each pitch, the Board will run a Q&A session with each startup. The Board will deliberate and come back at 4:45 to award - SSOW's BEST STARTUP PITCH! DON"T MISS THIS SESSION! 

Judging Committee:

Tony Saldanha, President, Transformant
Lee Coulter, Chair, IEEE
Michael Frankel, SVP, Financial Shared Services. XPO Logistics
Shakti Jauhar, Global Digital Transformation Leader and a Board Member
Deborah Kops, Managing Principal, Sourcing Change
Suzanne Leopoldi-Nichols, President, GBS, UPS

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Shakti.

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