GIRISH K VARMA – Founder/CEO at Technologies Innovations Group, Investor, Boards
Girish Varma is the founder & CEO of Technologies Innovations Group, focussed on advisory/consulting services and investments in innovative technology areas including advanced security, AI/Analytics, cloud services & IoT. Girish has over 40 years of experience as senior business and technology leader at fortune 100 companies (AT&T,IBM,CenturyLink) & at Bell Laboratories. Previously he was President of Global IT Services and New Market Development at CenturyLink, where he created and led CenturyLink’s business unit for new products in the areas of technology consulting and managed services, including digital transformation, IOT, public & private cloud hosting, Enterprise/IT security services, Advanced Analytics/AI & Big Data.

Previously, as Executive Vice President & CIO at CenturyLink, Girish was responsible for all IT applications development, data centers and infrastructure, including overseas operations. In this role, he led the organization in integrations of the Qwest and Savvis acquisitions as well as development of new digital platforms & products.

Prior to merger, Girish served as SVP/CIO at Qwest & led the organization in enabling the major business turnaround . Earlier at IBM, he served as the VP of Global Applications Svcs and the Telecom Center, responsible for creating new business & products for the telecom industry.

Prior to IBM, Girish was a Vice President & officer at AT&T, where he had a very successful 25-year career spanning AT&T & Bell Laboratories. At AT&T, he had the CIO responsibilities for business, network and local services. He started his technology career at Bell Labs, where he held a number of technical and management positions with increasing levels of responsibilities.

Girish holds a Masters Degree from Banaras Hindu University in India and a PhD from the City University of New York. He is also a recipient of numerous business achievement and software excellence awards & served on several boards/councils.

Sanjeev Dayal
Sanjeev Dayal is an experienced executive with finely honed business, technology, and marketing acumen. Other than his experience at several Fortune 50 companies, he has been a serial entrepreneur providing Cyber Security, Data Analytics, and App development services to the Financial, Hospitality, Education, Energy, Defense, and Pharmaceutical industries in North America, Africa, and Indian sub-continent.