Who We Are

We believe that intelligent automation will revolutionize 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 your business processes. Our objective is to manage change, risk and optimize outcomes in the process of your transformation through RPA and Automation.

Our solutions will address all aspects of the transformation lifecycle and assist an enterprise on this new path.

Founding Team
Founder & Executive Chairman
Jawahar Bekay

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.

Co-Founder & CEO
Arjun Vaznaik

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 brings value to its clients and make us 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. 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.

Co-Founder & President, North America
Praveen Pahwa

Praveen Pahwa is a seasoned professional in the Digital Transformation space and is responsible for setting up and growing TAO’s business in North America.

In 2011, Praveen Pahwa founded Pragiti, a leading eCommerce solutions company. Under his leadership, Pragiti grew exponentially year after year and emerged as a leader in redefining how eCommerce implementations are delivered, and client’s brand value unleashed.

With a clarity of purpose and attention to client satisfaction, Praveen steered Pragiti into acquiring marquee clients and building a stellar team of 350+ professionals.

In 2019, Praveen led Pragiti through a successful exit and agreed to be acquired by DMI.

Prior to founding Pragiti, as Vice President, Multi Channel Retailing for SkillNet, Praveen built and managed a business unit helping retailers engage with their customers across different channels including the store, web and phone. At a time when Digital Transformation was not known as such, Praveen led the transformation in stores and on the web for retailers in North America, Middle East, India and Australia.

Prior to SkillNet, Praveen had a very successful decade long career in different leadership roles and across business units, regions and solution lines with Microland Limited.

Praveen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from BITS, Pilani, India.

Chief Consulting & Delivery Officer
Ravi Hossur

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 the successful delivery of all of TAO’s programs. His focus is to ensure the delivery of business outcomes and customer delight.

Prior to TAO, Ravi has worked with companies including Siemens, Philips and Infosys. 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 and other functions using automation and RPA. His industry domain expertise includes Retail/CPG, Manufacturing, Pharma, ITES across US, EU and APAC geographies.
Ravi is building a world class team of automation consultants who can deliver value and efficiency to TAO’s clients.

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

Swamy is a Finance and Operations professional with 30+ years of core operations and strategic experience. As the F&A Practice Leader he is responsible for the development of frameworks and use cases to create productized automation solutions for various processes within finance and commercial operations. As CFO, he is responsible for the overall Finance portfolio including Compliances and Corporate Governance.

Prior to TAO, 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. 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.

Founder, CPO and HRO Practice Leader
Suma Subramanian

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.

Please contact us to explore how we can make automation work for your enterprise.