Gaurav Aggarwal

Gaurav Aggarwal

Executive Par Excellence

Mr. Aggarwal is a creative thinker with high energy and the enthusiasm to drive innovative and disruptive digital technologies. A business leader who has played multiple roles successfully, he has been leading a large team of Architects, and has gained considerable experience in pre-sales, management, partner business development, and consulting. He has gained wide industry recognition for his consistent success in achieving sustained revenue and profit gains. Currently, as the Principal Strategist, he drives a portfolio worth $1 billion in the pipeline for Cloud and Application Modernization business. Prior to this, as a Modern Application and Application Outsourcing Business Lead for Asia & LATAM, he has delivered 30%+ YOY growth for the Cloud and Application business worth $250 million. As the Director, Technical Sales at Microsoft, Singapore & India, he was instrumental in developing innovative Cloud solutions & Cloud practices with the Microsoft Global SI and National SI partner ecosystem. As Co-founder and Chief Architect for Partner Enterprise Architect Team (PEAT) at Microsoft, he established a Global SI-led $400M Azure consumption business for Microsoft. He also built and led a large global team of Cloud Solution Architects and aspiring Solution Architects. As Senior Architect at Microsoft India, he has been involved in the solution architecture for first-of-its-kind projects like Direct Benefits Transfer Scheme, BangaloreOne, e-District, Rural ICT, Nemmadi, etc.

Glorious Achievements

Mr. Aggarwal is known for his customer-partner obsession and is recognized as a leader in the field of Solution Architecture by both Microsoft and the International Association of Software Architects (IASA). He was globally the first Architect to get certified as Microsoft Certified Architect – Databases and Microsoft Certified Architect – Solutions. He is also a Certified IT Architect – Distinguished (CITA-Distinguished) by IASA, Prosci Change Management Practitioner, TOGAF 8 Certified Enterprise Architect, and Six Sigma Green Belt. He has served on the review boards of MCA and IASA Architect Certification Programs. Mr. Aggarwal is a prominent industry expert and a well-known voice in leading Cloud and Digital Transformation, Application Modernization and Outsourcing, Solution-offering and GTM strategy development, Partner Business Development programs, Solution Architecture, Azure, SQL Server, IoT, AI, Building, and leading high-performance teams. He has worked extensively on Organizational Development and Integration, and is a domain expert in ITES, Retail, and Public Sector.

Lessons In Sustainability

Mr. Aggarwal believes the mantra for success today includes a healthy mix of innovation with thoughtfulness and corporate social responsibility. He feels to stay relevant; organizations must embrace the power of sustainable business solutions. The pressures around improved environmental, social and governance efforts are an outcome of the increasing expectations of diverse stakeholders. He points to migration to cloud computing as one of the ways businesses can achieve their sustainability goals and experience substantial net energy and carbon savings.

With every company making the move to cloud computing, it will help in reducing global carbon emissions, drive circularity, and result in more sustainable products and services. He has time and again highlighted that ensuring sustainability has become an integral part of corporate strategy, which can be achieved only by harnessing the power of environment-friendly IT practices. He firmly believes that by combining cloud with the 4th Industrial Revolution technologies, firms can drive better customer outcomes.