Tony’s career at P&G began in 1991 in Marketing and Research & Development Systems in India. He has since had several IT and Shared Service assignments globally, including in Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Geneva, Boston and currently Cincinnati. Tony has held various positions including interim-CIO during the integration of the Gillette IT organization into P&G, as well as program manager for P&G’s successful multi-billion outsourcing deals with HP, JLL, and IBM. Tony has been co-chair of P&G’s Asia-Pacific American Leadership Team, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, and been on the Advisory Board of Indiana University Analytics program and the University of Cincinnati IT Department. In his spare time, Tony likes to travel and stays busy with various hobbies, including carpentry, gardening, and cooking. A native of India, Tony earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s of business administration from the Indian Institute of Management. He is married to Julia and has two children. Tony currently resides in Cincinnati.
Today’s companies compete at the level of ability to change and the speed of it. Industry wide transformation are taking place on daily bases. How are sharing services and GBS organisations supporting business strategies and leading these transformation are not only critical to shared services organisations but to the entire company. Hear from top level GBS and shared services leaders on strategies and tactics that they are implementing to drive this:
· Connecting and aligning with the mothership vision
· Building the process backbone for the company to set the foundation for transformation
· Establishing shared services as the next-generation incubator for digital, automation and AI capabilities
· Becoming the data hub and nerve centre to support business strategy decision making
· Becoming the talent incubator: Developing and exporting talent to other areas of business
THE SNAKEPIT STARTUP PITCH FINALIST ROUND
During this weeks Startup Pitch Session, you had the chance to hear from many innovative startups and rate their pitches. The top five rated startups have been invited back for the 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 gets a 10 minute Q&A slot in front of the Startup Zone Advisory Committee. The judges will deliberate and the three winners and prizes will be announced during the virtual drinks session at 16:00. Tune in to hear who is awarded SSOW’s Best Startup Pitch.
Tony Saldanha, President, Transformant
Christian Mertin, Global GBS Solution, EY
Sarunas Suipis, VP, Operations and Managing Director, Western Union
Dan Rose, Head of Strategy & Operations, Novartis Business Services