Saturday, October 20, 2007

XL alum Lokesh Jindal (BM 92) in the news

BM 92 alumnus Lokesh Jindal was mentioned in our local Bay Area 'India West' newspaper yesterday in connection with the opening of a new CA dev center in Andhra Pradesh. Lokesh was part of our California alumni group (& attended one of the last well-attended picnics we had, back in 2002) before he moved to CA's HQ in New York. Looks like he is now in India & is heading this unit.

CA Launches State-of-the-Art Technology Center in Hyderabad, India

HYDERABAD, India & ISLANDIA, N.Y., Oct 17, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
CA (NYSE: CA) today announced the official opening of its India Technology Center (ITC) in Hyderabad at a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by CA President and CEO John Swainson.

The state-of-the-art campus, which cost US$30 million to build, reflects the substantial investment CA has made in staffing the ITC's research and development operations and sales departments. CA's workforce in India now exceeds 1,600. The ITC team will take a lead role in advancing CA's Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision of unifying and simplifying IT management.

"The ITC underscores CA's commitment to India, both as a source of an exceptionally high-quality workforce with expertise across the full range of leading-edge IT disciplines and as a rapidly growing and dynamic IT market," said Swainson. "India is now home to nearly 30 percent of our global R&D staff - further demonstrating the importance of our operations here in our overall business strategy."

Led by senior vice president and general manager Lokesh Jindal, ITC software engineers will work on multiple high-profile CA product lines that will help customers govern, manage and secure IT more effectively and cost-efficiently - enabling them to adapt dynamically to changing business demands and optimize returns on their technology investments. The ITC team will also work closely with a number of India's top-tier systems integrators to help them with both their in-house IT needs and those of private and public sector customers around the world.

Jindal, who is also a member of CA's global Senior Leadership Team, is responsible for strategic leadership of the ITC and oversight of all major business functions, including product development and management, human resources, facilities and finance. Before taking on the role, Jindal was vice president of product management and strategy for CA's Business Service Optimization business unit. Prior to joining the Company in 2002, Jindal was a principal with the McKenna Group, a leading technology market strategy firm. Earlier, he worked as an entrepreneur in consumer marketing and people development and as a regional marketing manager for HCL Hewlett- Packard.

Built in the Nanakramguda Village area of the Serilingampally Municipality, the ITC is a leading-edge, 260,672 square-foot (79,452 square meters) IT facility that includes recreational facilities, a cafeteria and a 600-seat amphitheater.

Thanks Tipu for this info.

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