Dr. Sujata Dutta’s remarkable journey towards becoming a Global IT Leader began with a passion for Math and Science in school. “Until I understood a concept, I would not leave the topic. I found the Technology field is amazing. There’s so much learning in this profession, opportunities to solve real problems, freedom to find different resources, and finding the solution to enable oneself.”

Aself-made superachiever, Sujata entered the industry with a Master of Technology (MTech) from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and Bachelor of Engineering (BE) from Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology (IIEST), Shibpur.

She received Honorary Doctorate Degree of Professional Studies in ‘Engineering Management’ by UNESCO affiliated university in America.

With over 2 decades of experience in IT Value Chain, including Design, Development, S/W Testing, Automation, Consultancy, she held Leadership positions across various MNCs, Tech Giants, Engineering Companies such as Tata Steel, Geometric Software Solutions Ltd, Cognizant Technology Solutions, and Eaton Technologies Pvt Ltd. Presently, she is the Senior Vice President, Global Practice Head, Tech_VOIS, where she is proud of transforming the practice from ‘ResourceBased’ to ‘Industry Benchmarking KPI driven’.

Blessed with an innate ability to identify strategic opportunities it didn’t take long for Sujata to become the ‘go-to’ person in any firm. She played critical roles across multiple domains, generated multiple Repeat/Referral Businesses, became a ‘Change Agent’ and brought transformation to 

maximize Customer NPS and Revenue by delivering High Quality. In addition, she achieved Cost Optimization and led exponential improvement of Customer-Employee-Experience.

“Each of these moves was a challenge associated with a steep learning curve. It required a lot of courage to face the challenges in taking large/complex opportunities that were full of unknown, taking the risks, standing by it, and standing by the team. Courage is like a muscle; we strengthen it by use. Of course, all the changes didn’t come to me automatically; I asked what I wanted and worked towards it to make it happen. In my opinion, you need to dream big, have perseverance, courage and willpower to learn and adapt.”

Today, Sujata is a Thought Leader who has demonstrated exceptional expertise and innovation in driving digital growth and transformation across diverse segments and industries. Her visionary leadership, commitment to excellence, and ability to inspire teams, have made her an indispensable asset to many Fortune 100 companies.

Her contribution to the IT industry extends far beyond Delivery & Operational excellence. Her passionate advocacy of ‘diversity’ at work has rendered her a role model for aspiring leaders.

Sujata entered the industry when it was in its nascent stage. Breaking every gender stereotype in her way, she emerged as a powerful symbol of Women in Tech. A vocal advocate of ‘Diversity’ and ‘Inclusion’, she grew the diversity ratio from 10-40% in her organization and supported multiple people (irrespective of gender) ‘Back to Work’ by exhibiting a strong inclusivity agenda. She often finds herself in the role of Presiding Officer of POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) Committee and is a regular contributor to WIT (Women in Tech) forum as a mentor, coach, speaker, panelist. A soughtafter International Speaker, she is regularly invited to participate in internal webinars, big tech corporations, and renowned conferences.

Her social and humanitarian endeavors also include mentoring and coaching aspiring IT professionals. “Many of whom I groomed are well established and in great positions today,” she tells us with unmistakable pride. She’s also a heavy contributor towards STEM education for the girl child, driving CSR activities. And recently, she became the Joint Vice President (Advisory Role) with the Asia-Africa Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

All this had made Sujata a revered member of the global IT industry. Be it executives, stakeholders or leaders, they all hold Sujata’s honesty and integrity in the highest regard. Some of her most recent Industry honors include:

  • Golden Pinnacle Award 2023, Dubai
  • ‘Women Icon of the Year’ and ‘Best Customer Service Excellence in Telecom Industry’ by ET Ascent, 2023
  • Atmanirbhar Bharat Award 2021
  • Global Achievers’ Award 2021
  • Woman of Excellence Award 2021
  • WomenTech Global Remote Transformation Leader 2020
  • Wequity Solidarity Idol 2021
  • Winner of India Testing Leader of the Year 2018, 2022 organized by UNICOM

She received multiple internal accolades for her contribution. The awards are but a reward of Sujata’s continual journey of learning and upgrading herself by taking the opportunity to change the type of IT industry where she works, like – product company, hardcore engineering company, service industry, and shared services. The customer is always at the core of her vision, which she achieves through unwavering commitment and inspiring teamwork.

A mother to two lovely daughters, what keeps the dynamic Dr. Dutta going? “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for. I truly believe and live by - Don’t downgrade your dream to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.”

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