Niladri Shekhar DuttaGlobal Director & Head of Data Strategy and Execution at Ericsson
Niladri Shekhar Dutta is a seasoned Telecom-ICT industry professional with close to 17 years of experience in ICT (Information-Communication-Technology) strategy, C-Level advisory, Portfolio & product management, Digital and Operational transformation across markets of Europe, Middle East, Africa, A-Pac, India, and New Zealand. He has successfully sold and delivered multiple transformation lead ICT/TMT projects till date, which has helped him garner real life experiences, and showcase organizations’ capabilities to his end customers. Presently he works with Ericsson AB, in Sweden as a Global Director in their HQ based in Stockholm. He heads 'Data Strategy & execution' for their Managed Services IT & ADM business globally and is instrumental in driving all leading initiatives around Analytics and Data as part of their global portfolio and innovation. The major ambition is to showcase the advantage of ‘Data driven operations' as a key strategic differentiator for Ericsson’s IT business for all customers globally. Prior to this, Niladri was a Director with Deloitte India, and was leading the Telco & Digital competence for Cyber Risk &TMT advisory where he worked closely with other member firms (Deloitte Middle East & Deloitte Africa) to sell and deliver projects around Digital transformation. Before his stint with Deloitte, he was an integral member of the Consulting team during his earlier stint with Ericsson in the MEA region, as a Consulting Principal, for more than 8+ years, established the competence of Digital transformation from ground zero up and later went on to lead the competence as well as drive revenue & profitability for the same. Before Ericsson he was working with IBM based in London United Kingdom as an Industry Solutions Consultant for almost 3 years driving pre-sales, solution design initiatives for leading Telecom customers in UK, Ireland, and Western European markets. In his earlier days he has also worked with organizations like PwC, Siemens, and Tech-Mahindra in various roles around Process Architect, Business Consultant catering primarily to Telecom and ICT customers globally. Niladri is a PGDDB (Postgraduate in Digital Business) from Emeritus Singapore, the PG diploma program is facilitated by Columbia Business School & MIT Sloan in US followed by MBA (PGDTM) from Symbiosis, Pune India and graduated as B.E. (Bachelor of Electronics Engineering) from University of Nagpur in Maharashtra, India. Presently he is pursuing his DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) from SP Jain Global School of Management. He is also an avid reader and a regular participant at major industry forums, chat shows, webinars, and other platforms to share in ideas around Digital innovation within the ICT world. Teaching has always been his passion and he is a visiting industry faculty advisor and an active member of the Academic advisory board at Symbiosis (SIDTM) Pune, his alma-mater. Earlier he had been an active participant in various guest lectures in other management academic institutions like VGSOM (IIT-K), IMT Dubai etc. In his free time, he loves travelling and is a passionate movie buff and a foodie. He happily lives with his wife Nisha and son Hrehan in Stockholm, Sweden.