BluePi Consulting picks Australia for first international expansion

20 April 2022 2 min. read
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Australia has been selected for BluePi Consulting’s first international expansion out of India, with the tech advisory launching a Sydney office and appointing Gaurav Sharma as regional CEO.

In its first international foray, India-origin tech advisory BluePi Consulting has expanded into Australia with an office launch in Sydney. The firm’s regional operations will be headed by Gaurav Sharma, who crosses from Cognizant to take on the role of CEO for Australia and New Zealand.

The company founders cited Australia’s “incredible potential” across a diverse range of sectors as motivating the move.

BluePi Consulting picks Australia for first international expansion

Founded in the global tech hub of Gurgaon in 2012 by Pronam Chatterjee and Kaushik Khannin, respectively CEO and CTO, BluePi Consulting supports clients in their digital transformations with consulting and service offering across cloud, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and app modernisation.

Premier Consulting Partner status with AWS in 2018, and also has partnerships with Snowflake and Databricks among others.

“The innovations that BluePi Consulting has pioneered will completely transform enterprise digital business models and I’m thrilled with the opportunity to bring our skills, knowledge and experience to enable customers and partners in Australia and New Zealand to leverage new-age technologies,” said Sharma, who joins after more than six years with Cognizant, latterly as vice president and A/NZ head of industries.

Altogether, Sharma brings over two decades of IT industry experience to his new role. Prior to joining Cognizant, he spent four years with Indian tech giant HCL Technologies, including as area vice president and head of sales for its travel, transportation, hospitality & logistics, and energy & utilities practices. Earlier, he was the head of Tech Mahindra’s airline business for APAC, and also spent time with Siemens in Europe.

“Gaurav has an incredible track record driving growth within enterprise technology companies, and we’re excited to have him as a co-founder leading the business in our first international market,” said Chatterjee and Khanna, who noted Australia’s strong emergence from the pandemic and incredible potential across diverse industries such as financial services, retail, public sector, telecoms, construction and logistics.

In a statement, the company said Sharma will be tasked with accelerating its ANZ presence with a focus on aligning business objectives, technology investments, enterprise partnerships and customer outcomes as the cornerstone of accelerated growth in the region.

BluePi Consulting also noted that its partnerships, which further include GCP and Cloudera, would provide a strategic advantage courtesy of their growing local customer base.