Harish Dwarkanhalli is Global Head - Applications and Data business. The Applications and Data business consists of over 20,000 consultants and includes practices centered on enterprise platforms (SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, ServiceNow), data, analytics, AI services; and inorganic acquisitions like Cellent, Appirio 4C, and HOLMES for Business — Wipro’s flagship AI Platform. As Global Head, Harish is responsible for P&L management; leading global sales and delivery teams; strategy; maintaining executive relationships with customers, partners, analysts; and for the overall growth of the Applications and Data business.
Previously, Harish worked with Cognizant for twenty-three years, where he held several leadership positions and was one of the youngest senior vice presidents in company history. Harish achieved 100% overall portfolio growth over three years while flipping traditional on-premises business to digital technologies. He formed Cognizant’s Salesforce practice and, within three years, established it as one of the fastest growing practices among all SIs. Harish also oversaw the inorganic acquisitions of SaaSfocus and ATG. He established the marketshare and mindshare for Cognizant in integration and BPM services by building the world’s largest practice in this space from scratch. This work earned him recognition as the top SI partner by product vendors SoftwareAG, TIBCO, IBM, Pega and Mulesoft.
Harish’s early career focused on delivering complex and strategic programs as part of the Cognizant’s advanced solutions group. His unit delivered transformational client engagements that required cutting-edge technologies, systems integration, and program management across multiple vendors and horizontals. Prior to that, he was a founding member of Technology, Architecture and Strategic Consulting (TASC)—a group formed to provide independent consulting as a niche service offering.
Harish has an engineering background with a M.S. in computer science from BITS and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from PES Institute of Technology. He is a cricket enthusiast, a movie buff and a voracious reader. He is passionate about technology and frequently dabbles in coding on IoT devices, conversational AI, and ML frameworks in his spare time.