Gajapathy is a seasoned IT Professional with over 29 years experience across organisations as varied as defence, public sector organisations, and the corporate world. His certifications include IT Governance (CGEIT), Risk & Information Systems Controls (CRISC) & ISACA. In addition, he is also certified by ITIL in the areas of advisory and consulting services.
Through his organization, VG Solutions & Services, he offers advisory & mentoring services to client organizations via the vCIO route, helping the organisations to optimize their current resources, implement & streamline processes, align the technology infrastructure to business, & enhance productivity and efficiency. Prior to turning entrepreneur, he was the CIO of Minacs (the BPO arm of the Aditya Birla Group) and was responsible for the IT infrastructure across Global Delivery Centers.
He played similar roles in the Monsanto R&D Centre at Bangalore and at FirstRing (now FirstSource), one of the first call centres to be set up in India. He is a recipient of the prestigious CIO 100 Award for Innovation and has got several accolades from the organizations that he served and from the IT Industry. He is a regular speaker at industry events. At AvantGarde Solutions, as vCIO, Gajapathy is responsible for all aspects of the IT infrastructure including strategy, uptime, processes and productivity.