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Mr. Anand Santhanam

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Anand Santhanam, Global Digital Transformation Strategist

Anand Santhanam is a distinguished global digital transformation delivery expert, known for steering Fortune 500 companies through complex cloud adoption and scaled agile delivery programs. His significant impact on the industry is marked by enhanced cost efficiencies, improved staff productivity, operational resilience, and strategic risk mitigation. Anand’s influential roles on a cloud advisory board, as a senior member of a prestigious engineering association, and as a judge for global technology awards, complement his scholarly contributions as a tech journal reviewer. His published thought leadership and innovative approach to merging executive strategy with technological advancements have solidified his reputation as a transformative leader, propelling industry-wide progress.

Anand Santhanam, with over 23 years of IT professional services consulting experience, has developed an outcome-based value scaling mechanism tailored to the complexities of global transformation programs. In engaging directly with board and executive-level stakeholders, Anand prioritizes accountability and ensures that every initiative delivers on its financial, business, and transformational commitments. His proven expertise in managing complex customer engagements, building relationships with stakeholders, and providing strategic guidance on cloud adoption and optimization has been well documented.

As a Principal Engagement Manager at AWS, he manages large AWS teams across the continents to drive successful outcomes for key enterprise customers. His expertise has yielded over 22% in cost optimization, accelerating product development by up to 16%, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 5%, and an 18% increase in staff productivity associated with cloud-native tasks.

Anand’s active roles on cloud advisory boards and as a senior member of professional engineering associations underscore his continuous engagement in advancing industry standards and practices. His connection to the tech community is evidenced by his extensive publishing record in leading industry outlets and his participation as a judge on global technology award panels. He also serves as an editorial board reviewer for scholarly tech journals.

He is recognized as a “Digital Transformation: Top Voice” by LinkedIn for his contributions to 500 million plus subscribers globally and is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding professional achievements—a testament to his influence that will motivate and inspire the community to strive for excellence in their business technology field. As a mentor, Anand has shaped the careers of numerous aspiring professionals, directly contributing to their growth and the enrichment of the talent pool in the tech sector.

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