General Manager, Cloud Strategy and Design, IBM Global Business Services
Varun Bijlani leads the IBM Cloud Strategy and Design practice, which provides end-to-end advice, design, road mapping and architectural services to help C-suite clients navigate their cloud journeys. He previously led the Cloud Application Innovation practice in Europe where he was accountable for strategy definition, practice development and execution of Cloud Migration and Microservices, Enterprise Applications on the Cloud, IT Service Management and Enterprise Automation services. As head of Global IT Operations, BG Group Plc., Varun was responsible for its global applications, infrastructure, information security portfolio and the IT functional transformation. He is a technology-enabled business transformation leader with over 22 years of experience that combines domain knowledge and global program management expertise with strategic and operational leadership within both consulting and industry.
Varun has lived and worked in the UK, India, Western and Central Europe, the US, UAE and North Africa — and holds a PGD in Business Leadership from UWE, UK and a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electronics from Mumbai University, India. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with clients to define and execute on their technology-enabled business transformation and is passionate about helping clients embed change to extract sustainable value.