Event Speakers

Anant Sharma

Country Sales Head – Indirect Value Sales, HPE India

Anant Sharma leads a team of business managers focused on driving value platforms like HyperConverged, Composable and All Flash Storage through HPE’s value channels. Anant’s team engages with the channel partner sales team as well as end customers right from demand generation to ultimate order closure and fulfilment.

With over 25 years in the information technology industry, Anant has an extensive understanding of sales, channels, alliances and product line management functions as well as the ability to optimize technology trends to meet customers’ needs.

Anant started in HP in the year 2000 and has held diverse portfolios within the organization. His other roles have included:

• Country Sales lead – OEM sales for HPE India
• Category Lead for Backup Recovery & Archive (BURA) solutions for Asia Pacific & Japan
• Category Manager for Integrity Superdome, Integrity Blades for APJ
• Head of Pre Sales for BCS in India
• Head of the BCS Enterprise sales team in India
• Category Manager for BCS in India • Enterprise Account Manager

Anuraag Gupta

Pointnext Consumption Sales Manager, HPE India

Anuraag Gupta is responsible for HPE’s Greenlake Consumption business in India. He has expanded the presence of this unique on-premise consumption business from inception to a rapidly expanding model of choice across vertical segments & regions.

Anuraag has worked in various business, sales and management roles in Digital, Compaq and Hewlett Packard Enterprise over the past twenty three years.

Srihari Gopinath

Head of Marketing, Enterprise Group, HPE India

Srihari leads marketing for HPE’s portfolio of products and solutions to drive adoption of hybrid IT, IOT and technology transformation services in India. In this role he is responsible to engage customers, solution integrators, ISV’s and partners and catalyze HPE’s point of view on the role of technology in driving business growth in the dynamic India market.

He is passionate about the narrative of business impact where the interplay of applications, data, devices and user experience determine the outcome of disruptive business models/processes. He cares deeply about outlining the message on the expanding role of technology that is anchoring growth for governments, public sector companies, large enterprises and emerging businesses.

With over 18 years of experience, he has worked in the sales and marketing function with leading brands from technology, and media industries all through his career.

He has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Mysore University, and an MBA from SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore. He lives in Bangalore with his family.

Anil Chopra

Vice President - Consulting, Cyber Media Research

Anil heads research, go-to-market initiatives, and special projects at CMR. He has a knack for spotting the latest technology trends and has conducted many path-breaking market surveys and studies on technology adoption, IT buying patterns and technology implementations across enterprises in India.

Anil has worked with CyberMedia in various capacities, with his last role being the Group Editor-Technology for all CyberMedia publications, including PCQuest, Dataquest, Voice and Data, and CIOL.com. He has also benchmarked and tested a wide variety of IT products and services, during his stint with CyberMedia Labs, the country’s first vendor-neutral product testing facility.

Anil is a sought after speaker, and has delivered sessions and moderated panel discussions at various prestigious CIO forums on topics relevant for IT decision makers across SMBs and large enterprises. He also gets invited regularly by leading enterprises (like Indian Oil, PSU Banks, etc.) to deliver expert talks to their internal IT teams.

An engineer and MBA by training, Anil has a passion for analyzing technology and delivering insights. A multi-channel content specialist, he also writes regularly about the latest enterprise technologies and trends.