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Innovation is the need of the hour. Across industries, domains and boundaries, there is a drive to transform the way we live our lives and enterprises do business
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Altimetrik Innovation is the need of the hour. Across industries, domains and boundaries, there is a drive to transform the way we live our lives and enterprises do business. Considering the changing industry scenarios, technology landscape, and expectations around faster execution, better experience and cost-effectiveness, doing things in the traditional way is no longer an option.

In the business world, innovation has emerged as a strategic tool that creates disruptive transformation. This disruption is expected to give companies an edge in penetrating markets faster, attracting customers with innovative business models, simplifying the overall customer experience and enabling the business to flourish.

Today, organizations are investing heavily on innovation as a catalyst for developing new business models, processes, tools and technologies, market opportunities, digital talents, etc. But using innovation as a catalyst is only possible if an organization has the right combination of talent, culture and mindset.

Innovation not just goes beyond inventing new business models or identifying new ways of doing things, it is also a way to immerse employees in the overall experience of entrepreneurship – induce thinking and building the mindset, confidence and risk-taking to take an idea through implementation. While conducting fast-cycle experiments and prototyping are the keys to success, in developing an “innovative” organizational culture, leadership must encourage risk-taking and be tolerant of failure.

Innovating and Empowering at Altimetrik

At Altimetrik, we believe in strengthening our culture, enhancing innovative capabilities, and developing concepts with speed and agility. The Office of Innovation has developed a strategy to focus on providing this ecosystem for employees (our “digital talent”) as a way to think, innovate disruptive business solutions and help clients in their digital transformation journeys.

Creating a learning culture is a top priority for us, enabling our digital talent to cultivate new capabilities and new concepts. “Learning” and “Sharing” are the two key cultural aspects we encourage and practice. Hence, Altimetrik has launched a Transformation Platform in Digital Playgroundour digital talent engagement and development platform, for the digital talent to explore, learn, and continuously upskill themselves to keep up with the industry trends. We have a tech-talk platform, Think Thursdays, for our digital talent to participate and share their knowledge with a wider audience. Similarly, we have a platform for industry experts to share their experiences with our digital talent about the happenings around specific topics and industries.

With an aim to build the capability for the future, Altimetrik has also provided digital talent with experience in emerging trends and practices like Product Engineering, Data & Analytics, and Cloud & DevOps. We have highly talented and energized core teams which continuously brainstorm and socialize internally to build the capabilities around talenttechnology and process. The Product Engineering Environmentas part of Digital Playground, provides our digital talent with the platform to explore, do technical proofs of concepts and start building the technology capability for the organization. To enhance the overall learning outreach, we have launched various industry connect programs, DCult Club, where our digital talent, leaders and industry delegates participate to exchange ideas, share learnings, collaborate with a wider ecosystem and enhance our overall capabilities as a thought leader.

Innovating: Altimetrik Empowers Digital Talent

To build new concepts and differentiate Altimetrik as one of the top innovative companies in the world, we are committed to providing our digital talent the ecosystem for them to think, collaborate and innovate. We have launched the overall innovation ecosystem, Innovation Labas the platform for all of our digital talent and Millennials to collaborate and innovate. The Innovation Lab allows anyone to share their ideas, develop product prototypes or technical proofs of concepts, build business solutions, develop commercial models, get expert advice and publish ideas to the Altimetrik Innovation Library, a repository of novel innovations in the form of patentable ideas, products, platforms or a reusable digital asset.

Building a culture of open innovation is a movement, and, to make it successful, digital talent needs to be given the opportunity to experiment, lead, and learn. Many companies aspire to change the world, but few have the elements required that we have at Altimetrik. We recently celebrated our annual “Alchemize” day, with the theme of “Innovation & Transformation” which reflects our commitment to celebrate our success and build the foundation for the future.

Let’s innovate and transform the world!

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Michael Woodall

Chief Growth Officer of Financial Services

Michael Woodall, as the Chief Growth Officer of Financial Services at Altimetrik, spearheads the identification of new growth avenues and revenue streams within the financial services sector. With a robust background and extensive expertise, Michael brings invaluable insights to his role.

Previously, Michael served as the Chief of Operations and President of the Trust Company at Putnam Investments, where he orchestrated strategic developments and continuous operational enhancements. Leveraging strategic partnerships and data analytics, he revolutionized capabilities across investments, retail and institutional distribution, and client services. Under his leadership, Putnam received numerous accolades, including the DALBAR Mutual Fund Service Award for over 30 consecutive years.

Michael’s dedication to industry evolution is evident through his involvement with prestigious organizations such as the DTCC Senior Wealth Advisory Board, ICI Operations Committee, and NICSA, where he served as Chairman and now holds the position of Director Emeritus. Widely recognized as an industry luminary, Michael frequently shares his expertise with various divisions of the SEC, solidifying his reputation as a seasoned presenter.

At Altimetrik, Michael plays a pivotal role in driving expansion within financial services, leveraging his expertise and Altimetrik’s Digital Business Methodology to ensure clients navigate their digital journey seamlessly, achieving tangible outcomes and exponential growth.

Beyond his corporate roles, Michael serves as Chair of the Boston Water & Sewer Commission, appointed by the Mayor of Boston, and is actively involved in various philanthropic endeavors, including serving on the board of the nonprofit Inspire Arts & Music.

Michael holds a distinguished business degree from Northeastern University, graduating with distinction as a member of the Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society.

Anguraj Kumar Arumugam

Chief Digital Business Officer for the U.S. West region

Anguraj is an accomplished business executive with an extensive leadership experience in the services industry and strong background across digital transformation, engineering services, data and analytics, cloud and consulting.

Prior to joining Altimetrik, Anguraj has served in various positions and roles at Globant, GlobalLogic, Wipro and TechMahindra. Over his 25 years career, he has led many strategic and large-scale digital engineering and transformation programs for some of world’s best-known brands. His clients represent a range of industry sectors including Automotive, Technology and Software Platforms. Anguraj has built and guided all-star teams throughout his tenure, bringing together the best of the techno-functional capabilities to address critical client challenges and deliver value.

Anguraj holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Anna University and a master’s degree in software systems from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani.

In his spare time, he enjoys long walks, hiking, gardening, and listening to music.

Vikas Krishan

Chief Digital Business Officer and Head of the EMEA region

Vikas (Vik) Krishan serves as the Chief Digital Business Officer and Head of the EMEA region for Altimetrik. He is responsible for leading and growing the company’s presence across new and existing client relationships within the region.

Vik is a seasoned executive and brings over 25 years of global experience in Financial Services, Digital, Management Consulting, Pre- and Post-deal services and large/ strategic transformational programmes, gained in a variety of senior global leadership roles at firms such as Globant, HCL, Wipro, Logica and EDS and started his career within Investment Banking. He has developed significant cross industry experience across a wide variety of verticals, with a particular focus on working with and advising the C-Suite of Financial Institutions, Private Equity firms and FinTech’s on strategy and growth, operational excellence, performance improvement and digital adoption.

He has served as the engagement lead on multiple global transactions to enable the orchestration of business, technology, and operational change to drive growth and client retention.

Vik, who is based in London, serves as a trustee for the Burma Star Memorial Fund, is a keen photographer and an avid sportsman.

Megan Farrell Herrmanns

Chief Digital Officer, US Central

Megan is a senior business executive with a passion for empowering customers to reach their highest potential. She has depth and breadth of experience working across large enterprise and commercial customers, and across technical and industry domains. With a track record of driving measurable results, she develops trusted relationships with client executives to drive organizational growth, unlock business value, and internalize the use of digital business as a differentiator.

At Altimetrik, Megan is responsible for expanding client relationships and developing new business opportunities in the US Central region. Her focus is on digital business and utilizing her experience to create high growth opportunities for clients. Moreover, she leads the company’s efforts in cultivating and enhancing our partnership with Salesforce, strategically positioning our business to capitalize on new business opportunities.

Prior to Altimetrik, Megan spent 10 years leading Customer Success at Salesforce, helping customers maximize the value of their investments across their technology stack. Prior to Salesforce, Megan spent over 15 years with Accenture, leading large transformational projects for enterprise customers.

Megan earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University. Beyond work, Megan enjoys playing sand volleyball, traveling, watching her kids soccer games, and is actively involved in a philanthropy (Advisory Council for Cradles to Crayons).

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