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Tech icon of the week: Rajneesh Sharma, Campus Activewear Pvt. Ltd.

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IndiaRetailing brings you a series on India’s key retail tech icons. Featuring Rajneesh Sharma, Head – Information Technology, Campus Activewear 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, IndiaRetailing showcases the torchbearers of retail technology. This week, the spotlight is on….

Rajneesh Sharma
Result-oriented, skillful, and self-motivated, Rajneesh is a technology professional with 20+ years of experience in various capacities of IT Leadership including application architecture designing &development, project &program management, IT infrastructure management, and IT service delivery.

He possesses expert technical & analytical aptitude, known for delivering solutions for complex problems. He is a firm believer in ‘IT as an enabler’ and ‘Digital is the way of Life’. He also has a strong experience in the retail domain with experience across apparel, lifestyle fashion, cosmetics, home &décor, and accessories categories. Hands-on experience in core application development and implementation. Exceptional ability to quickly master new concepts, applications and technologies.

Roles & Responsibilities
Business development
Application architecture designing & development
Project & program management
IT infrastructure management
IT service delivery

Career History & Experience
– Campus Activewear Pvt. Ltd. (Footwear)
Head Of Information Technology | April 2021 – present
– DLF Brands Ltd.
Chief Information Officer | December 2015 – January 2021
– ITC Infotech
Sr. Project Manager | April 2012 – December 2015
Manager IT Operations | April 2007 – April 2012
– Sunstar Overseas Ltd.
Sr. Manager – IT | April 2002 – April 2007
– Digvijay Systems & Services (P) Ltd.
Software Engineer | Apr 2001 – Mar 2002
– Sunstar Overseas Ltd.
Software Engineer | Oct 1999 – Mar 2001

Maharshi Dayanand University
M.Sc., Computer Science

Honors & Awards
– Retail Tech Icons
Issued by Images group · Nov 2021
– Star Performer
Issued by ITC Infotech · Jun 2014
– Most Valuable Project Manager
Issued by ITC Infotech India Ltd. · Dec 2011

Aspirations to Fulfill
A career in sales and marketing, maybe

– Team Management
– IT Service Management
– IT Strategy
– IT Operations
– Vendor Management
– Business Analysis

– Solution-oriented
– Multi-tasking
– Efficiency

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

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