Who We Are

We believe that intelligent automation will revolutionise the business operations landscape, making global corporations significantly more efficient and moving manpower to higher-order tasks.
We are veterans of the global BPO and ITO industry and a team of automation consultants and experts. We are excited and privileged to be a part of TAO Automation. Our expertise, along with best in class tools and platforms, IP and playbooks, makes us a natural, preferred partner for your RPA journey.
Our vision is to contribute to your effectiveness and business outcomes through best-for-you, bespoke enterprise automation solutions, focused on automating processes – both Business and IT. Our objective is to manage change, risk and optimize outcomes in the process of your transformation through RPA.
Our RPA solutions will address all aspects of the transformation lifecycle and assist an enterprise on this new path.

Founding Team

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Jawahar Bekay
Chairman

Bekay is a business veteran with 30+ years of experience in creating, building, acquiring and managing several cross border companies. As the Chairman he is responsible for providing strategic direction to TAO and enabling the building blocks including the advisory network and alliances, business relationships and client, and leadership mentoring.
Bekay is a co-founder and past CEO of leading companies in the IT domain including Microland and Planetasia. He was also the global Chief Strategy Officer for Collabera Inc. and the CEO of their Indian entity. He has worked extensively with global corporations helping them build Centers of Excellence for various facets such as IT infrastructure, software development and shared services.
At TAO, Bekay is ensuring focus towards meeting the vision of becoming the best independent Automation Consulting and Services company in the marketplace.

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Arjun Vaznaik
Chief Executive Officer

Arjun is a seasoned leader with 25+ years of experience in technology services and business operations across multiple industries. As CEO, Arjun is responsible for business strategy and execution. His key focus is to continuously seek ways in which TAO can bring value to its clients and make it the best independent automation solutions company in the marketplace.
Having worked for large global corporations across multiple geographies, Arjun has extensive leadership experience in managing large global relationships and advising them on transformational organizational strategies. Prior to TAO, Arjun was with IBM for 15 years where he held several leadership roles including VP for Strategic Outsourcing in IBM GTS, running a P&L of US $650m leading a global team of 30,000 people, Vice President of Client Advocacy and Leadership of Transition and Transformation in Asia Pacific and Japan. He has extensive experience in the areas of large scale automated platform deployments in the ITO and Business Process fields.
Arjun believes in building a high performance high energy workplace that would bring value to employees and clients.

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Ravi Hossur
Chief Consulting & Delivery Officer

Ravi is a technology consulting veteran with 20+ years of experience in business process consulting and ERP implementations. As Chief Consulting & Delivery Officer, Ravi is responsible for successful delivery of all of TAO’s programs via its platform. His key focus is to ensure customer delight through the development of and execution of TAO’s continuously evolving automation lifecycle platform of methodologies, frameworks, tools and IP.
Ravi has worked with companies including Siemens, Philips and Infosys, prior to TAO. When Ravi was with Infosys he led initiatives and built a practice of 300+ consultants in the areas of new technology and services. He is an expert on Supply Chain Processes specifically in the areas of Order to Cash (O2C), Procure to Pay (P2P) and Demand to Supply (D2S) and leverages this knowledge to develop solutions to optimize the processes in SCM as well as other functions through the use of automation and RPA. His industry domain expertise includes Retail/CPG, Manufacturing, Pharma, ITES across US, EU and APAC geographies. Ravi also has deep knowledge and experience of various automation and RPA tools that are used as building blocks to holistic automation strategies.
Ravi is building a world class team of automation consultants who can deliver value and efficiency to TAO’s clients.

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Narayanaswamy H (aka Swamy)
F&A Practice Leader and CFO

Swamy is a Finance and Operations professional with 30+ years of hardcore operations and strategic experience. As the F&A Practice Leader he is responsible for the development of frameworks and use cases that are used to create productized automation solutions for the various processes within finance and commercial operations. As CFO, he is responsible for the overall Finance portfolio including Compliances and Corporate Governance.
Swamy has worked with companies including KPMG, Emirates Bank International, Xerox Corporation and Microland Group. Prior to TAO, Swamy was also the CFO of Mu Sigma taking it from a startup to one of the leading analytics services companies in the world. Swamy has also been a strategic advisor to companies like Core Objects, Planetsoft with a specific focus on helping the founders exit the business. He is a well-known expert in the F&A domain. A Chartered Accountant by training, he has managed large scale operations in companies across industries both in India and overseas.

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Suma Subramanian
HRO Practice Leader and CPO

Suma is an HR professional with 25+ years of wide ranging strategic and operational experience. As the HRO Practice Leader, she is responsible for building best-in-class solutions for automating HRO processes, developing use cases and metrics and providing oversight. As CPO, she is responsible for creating the high performance workplace, creating a work culture that encourages learning, creativity and fun.
Suma has worked with leading corporations including NIIT and Infosys. At Infosys, she was HR Head for the largest business unit of revenues comprising 10000+ people. She has provided strategic consulting for leading multinationals and is an acknowledged expert in Human Resources Strategy, Design, People Management, Change Management and Operations. She is an alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, an Executive Coach, is certified in Change Leadership from Cornell University and is a Certified NLP Practitioner.