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DigiPharmaX 2016 Awarding Digital Excellence In Pharma

Jury Members

Gopal Rangaraj

Mr. Gopal Rangaraj : CIO, Alembic

Gopal Rangaraj has over 25 years of Professional Experience - in Managing Information Technology domain, with Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences Industry Domain. Gopal started his career as a Chemical Engineer in the Manufacturing & Operations domain, and moved to Corporate Planning & Strategy, Management Consulting and, IT consulting after his management education. Gopal has over 16 years of working in Information Technology domain as Solution consultant, Delivery head, and as Head of Information Technology group - CIO, with Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals Industry.

Working with organization in the pharma domain, Gopal has implemented a number of technology initiatives, that have won recognitions and awards. Currently, Gopal is working with Alembic Pharmaceuticals as their CIO and IT Head, and mandated with deploying Technology solutions in alignment with the growth imperatives of the organization. With over 16 years of domain experience with him, Gopal is a speaker, and is invited as a participant to speak on subjects in different industry forums.

Gopal is currently working with Alembic Pharma, at Baroda as Vice President and Head of IT and is responsible for leading the various IT initiatives of the Pharma company including drawing up an architecture and roadmap for new technology interventions in Pharma supply chain, and initiatives for digitization of key business functions and in putting together a new information security initiatives and infrastructure to support the future growth needs of the organization. Gopal is an a avid reader, and has keen interest in the area data analytics and driving a number initiatives to help organization become Analytics ready. Prior to his current engagement, Gopal Rangaraj led Technology initiatives, IT strategy, operations and control at Reliance Life Sciences( RLS).

Gopal is a Chemical Engineer and has done his specialization in Operations and Supply Chain Management, and is an industry speaker and Winner of CIO 100 awards and CIO Hall of Fame awards for technology projects. Gopal has worked on and specializes in Supply Chain redesign, automation and participates in industry forums and discussions in the area of Supply Chain & Technology.