Akila Krishnakumar

Summit: 
Economic-Inclusion

Akila Krishnakumar is the former president and country head for SunGard in India. She had been with SunGard since 2005, following the acquisition of a leading US consulting firm, a business she helped to start in 1993. In 2007, she took over as the country head of SunGard, India. Akila played a central role in managing SunGard's global product delivery model, working with more than 60 SunGard business units across the globe. Under Akila's leadership, SunGard's India footprint grew by an unparalleled 40% year-on-year. She also helped expand the SunGard R&D foot print to China and Tunisia. Her role called for bringing globally dispersed development teams as close to the customer and market as possible.

Through her career spanning 27 years, Akila has extensive experience in bringing to market enterprise software products for the verticals of banking, manufacturing and education. Akila's interests extend beyond business software. She is on the advisory board of an urban governance think-tank, and has been acknowledged by NASSCOM and Dataquest as one of the top women leaders in IT. She is also currently chairing the Regional NASSCOM Council.