Ex-Head IT, Innovation, Digital & Sp Projects
Suhas Mhaskar has over 35 years of experience in the field of IT, Management Consulting and Supply Chain Management. He is the Executive Director and CIO at Octave Automation. Octave specialises in Industrial Automation, Industry 4.0, and Special Purpose Machines. He is also the CEO of Accent Technovation, Octave’s digital transformation partner engaged in technology-led innovation, currently working in the areas of AI, Machine Learning, and digital technologies.
Mr Mhaskar has had a long association with the Mahindra Group, managing senior executive roles such as CIO, Group CIO Office, Head - Business Consulting and SAP, and Head IT – Innovation. As head of innovation, he headed digital and special projects, exploring digital technologies, assessing value to group businesses, influence on future of work, and digital security. This passion for technology-led innovation has lead to the formation of Accent Technovation. He was also the Enterprise Architect and Program Manager for Harmony, the common enterprise technology platform, leveraging harmonised business processes across Mahindra Group.
Mr. Mhaskar was also Director-Consulting with Supply Chain Management solutions provider i2 Technologies (now JDA software) in the US, Japan and Asia Pacific, and Management Consultant with PwC Consulting, managing technology engagements across Manufacturing, Process, High Tech, Pharma and Service industries. He also has experience with technology startups in the US and India.
He started his career as Materials Executive at Mahindra’s International Tractor Division, before switching his career to IT and Management Consulting. He is the alumnus of University of Oxford, Said Business School and University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. He regularly shares his knowledge and experience as guest faculty at various management schools in Mumbai.