MUMBAI: Raman Kalra has been hired as partner, PwC India - Entertainment & Media Sector Advisory Leader (and Emerging Technologies Leader). He is responsible for strategy through execution as: Entertainment & Media Sector Advisory Leader & Emerging Technologies Leader responsible for transformation agenda across Industries leveraging digital & new emerging technologies.
Based in Gurgaon (Haryana), Kalra is an entrepreneur at heart with 24 years of experience in industry and consulting, with a strong track record in conceptualising, growing and managing businesses.
Mentor & advisor to various start-ups across Digital Media, Education & Advertisement areas, he turned entrepreneur during 2015/16. He worked as Partner/Executive Director with IBM Global Business Services, India/South Asia as Country Head – Media & Entertainment Industry & also Lead Transformation Partner for Bharti Airtel.
With a strong understanding of the industry domain & technology, Kalra had been acting as the trusted advisor to CxOs at different levels & functions across the industry segments. During his consulting tenure, he has successfully directed & delivered engagements across areas of business growth strategy & transformation, business process consulting, shared services & outsourcing, ERP & other industry focused technologies. Raman also has significant international experience working with diverse global teams in different geographies.
At PwC, he is also responsible for transformation agenda across Industries leveraging digital & new emerging technologies like IoT, Cognitive Computing/Machine Learning, Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR), Blockchain and Robotics.
Prior to this assignment, Kalra curated StoreSay, India's first integrated location based B2B2C marketplace for electronics, gadgets & appliances connecting trusted nearby brick & mortar stores with customers on one hand and with the distributors/manufacturers on the other hand. StoreSay was awarded among the Top 5 finalist in IBM B2C Start-up Star challenge across India in May 2016.