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Tech icon of the week: Deepak Kishanchand, Lyik Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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IndiaRetailing brings you a series on India’s key retail tech icons. Featuring Deepak Kishanchand, Founder & CEO, Lyik Technologies Pvt. Ltd. this week

New Delhi: Today’s CIO must know how to leverage technology to create value for the business. No longer are CIOs department heads of a support function, they are in the driver’s seat and need to be more than just subject-matter experts. According to International Data Group (IDG)’s “State of the CIO Study 2022,” 58 percent of workers outside of IT describe their company’s CIO as a “strategic advisor who proactively identifies business opportunities and makes recommendations.”

In this special feature, India Retailing showcases the torchbearers of retail technology. This week, the spotlight is on….

Deepak Kishanchand

Deepak Kishanchand comes with technology leadership experience of over 20 years from Levi’s, Reliance Trends, Arvind, Siemens, Honeywell, and Schneider electric. Speed of deployment with no compromise on quality is a distinguishing feature of his leadership. He works with an ecosystem of next gen tech and works on early adoption to power his business with the latest in technology.

Career History & Experience
Lyik Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Founder & CEO
Jan 2023 – Present
– Levi Strauss & Co.
Head – IT, South Asia and Middle East
Oct 2018 – Nov 2022
– Reliance Trends Ltd.
CIO / Business IT Head
Feb 2016 – Sep 2018
– Arvind Ltd.
Head IT
Nov 2014 – Dec 2015
– Schneider Electric India Pvt.
India R&D IT Business Partner/ IT Head
Jun 2013 – Oct 2014
– Larsen & Toubro IES
Head of PLM – Europe
Jun 2012 – Jun 2013
– Honeywell Technology Solutions
IT Business Partner
Apr 2006 – May 2012
– Satyam Computers
Senior Consultant
Nov 2004 – Apr 2006
– Siemens Information Systems Ltd. (now
ATOS)
PLM Pre-Sales Consultant
Jul 1999 – May 2002

Education
– Graduate School of Esslingen, Germany
International MBA, International Industrial Management
2003-2004
– National Institute of Technology Karnataka
Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
1993-97

Tech mantra for life
What I do in my profession is simple. I just work with Zeros and Ones – be it my deliverables or my decisions.

Bigger plans on horizon
To create a very valuable technology organisation that spreads as big as the globe is.

This article first appeared in the November 2022 edition of Images Retail.

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