Tech Women: Meet Aarthi Subramanian, Chief Digital Officer at Tata Sons

Aarthi Subramanian

Aarthi Subramanian is a great woman to look up to. With a professional career spanning over 28 years in the global technology sector, Ms Aarthi Subramanian is the Group Chief Digital Officer at Tata Sons Limited. She reports to the Group Executive Chairman.

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Subramanian holds a B.Tech in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, Warangal (India) and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from University of Kansas (USA).

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Subramanian commenced her career as a graduate trainee in TCS in 1989. After that, she went on to become an analyst, project manager and then moved from Account Management roles to a Senior Executive role within the organization.

She worked in diverse roles in India, Sweden, US and Canada and gained rich experience in consulting engagements and management of large-scale technology programs as well as operations.

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Before this, Subramanian was the head of Delivery for seven years with the TCS Retail & CPG Business unit. There, she was responsible for several strategic accounts and major clients. She led the team to achieve excellence in customer service through relentless customer focus, rigour in service delivery, and proactive value addition focus.

Aarthi played an instrumental role in setting up the SAP Center of Excellence in Chennai.

Besides being a conscientious leader, she is also a fitness aficionado. She walks for 6km every day to stay fit and healthy.

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Ms Fixit

Subramanian’s colleagues fondly call her “Ms Fixit” for her quality of offering solutions to different challenges. She is also a Bollywood junkie and loves to watch movies.

In an interview with Business Today, she talked about where she sees herself five years from now.

She said, “I see pushing not just myself but the entire team to do new things and continuously pursue excellence. There should never be a dull moment.”

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