Ali Katkhada was appointed as the group chief information officer of Depa Group on 16 January, 2007. Prior to, he was leading teams in Oregon, US in building applications for the federal government and private sector. Mr. Katkhada is a digital leader with more than eighteen years of international experience in driving business digital transformation by leveraging technology and innovation. His main responsibility is defining and executing the group’s innovation strategy and coherent digital vision.
Highly experienced in IT strategy, IT governance, systems integration, ERP, BI, DMS, CRM implementations, IT compliance, infrastructure, IT security, service desk, budgeting, IT operations and incident management. An oracle certified professional, ITIL certified as well as PMP certified, EU GDPR practitioner with strong interpersonal, presentation and leadership skills, result driven, self-motivated, and team player. Public speaker in many IT conferences, universities and regional events related to IT strategy and innovation, IoT in constructions, Blockchain, artificial intelligence, cyber security, oracle, sap and infrastructure and was ranked among top global CIOs in the region.
Mr Katkhada holds a Master’s degree in engineering and technology management from Portland State University, USA. In addition, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and diploma in communication.