Veneeth Purushotaman

Veneeth Purushotaman

Veneeth Purushotaman

CIO at Fortis Healthcare

Over two decades of experience in technology enablement, transition and transformation in Pharma, Education, Retail and Healthcare sectors. Currently working as the CIO at Fortis Healthcare Ltd driving standardization of processes and systems while integrating and building a single pan-Fortis Hospital Information System. The Fortis Healthcare chain comprises hospitals, diagnostics and day care speciality facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 54 healthcare facilities. At Fortis Healthcare, He is driving a major technology consolidation of Front End Hospital Management systems; the Project OneFortis is a project which attempts to bring all the hospitals into a single organizational HIS hosted on the cloud and aligned to a Single Process.

Before joining Fortis in 2016, as a transformational CIO, he led an extremely aggressive technology transition for the company. Post the de-merger with Walmart, Purushothaman led the migration of the Bharti Retail’s SAP and PoS from Walmart systems to their own technology landscape. Within a span of six months he completed a revamp of Bharti Retail’s infrastructure and network across 200 stores. He completed the transition successfully in Dec 2014 as per plan; successfully implemented SAP IS Retail, Wincor Nixdorf, SAP EWM for warehouses, JDA-Intactix for space planning and several of the peripheral systems in order to get the business transactional in 6 months and now working on getting the system stability and optimization.

Prior to Bharti Retail, he worked with HyperCity Retail. Purushothaman joined Shopper’s Stop Group of companies as a programmer in 2000. Worked with HyperCity Retail India Ltd, a big box hypermarket retailer and subsidiary of Shoppers Stop Ltd, as Sr. Vice President for Technology and added responsibility of Supply Chain and Logistics since 2012; with the group since Aug 2001; led projects on Point of Sale, Customer Loyalty & Enterprise Data warehousing o Business Technology Leadership and known among peers as a CIO who talks business.