Infosys’ independent director Ravi Venkatesan has resigned from the board with immediate effect, the company said on Friday.
The Bengaluru-based IT major, in a statement, said that Venkatesan plans to pursue an “exciting new opportunity”.
“I joined the board at a time when Infosys was beginning the complex journey of transitioning from founder-led to professional management. This was also a time of tectonic industry shifts. I am pleased that this mission has been accomplished. Infosys is strong, in good hands, and is gaining momentum,” Venkatesan said.
An independent director since 2011, Venkatesan also served briefly as co-chairman before successfully transitioning this responsibility when Nandan Nilekani became chairman in August 2017.
It may be recalled that India’s second largest IT exporter, Infosys, had seen protracted stand-off between its founders led by NR Narayana Murthy and the previous management over issues of corporate governance and compensation to former executives.
The tussle had led to the sudden resignation of the then CEO Vishal Sikka last year.
Salil Parekh joined the Bengaluru-based company as the new CEO in January this year. (IANS)
Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, and Roland-Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament, also called the French Open, on Thursday announced a three-year strategic technology partnership.
The partnership aims to re-imagine the tennis experience for the fans and the players globally, according to a statement.
The collaboration is aimed at enriching the game by providing fans, players and coaches with a completely new experience, leveraging Infosys’ expertise in digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data and analytics, mobility, virtual and augmented reality, the statement said.
Bernard Giudicelli, President of the French Tennis Federation, said: “We are truly delighted that Infosys has joined us as a partner of Roland-Garros. This partnership centres around digital innovation, a key pillar of the tournament, and will offer tennis fans an even richer experience.
“We are convinced that Infosys will help us deliver the tournament’s digital transformation objectives to ensure Roland-Garros remains at the cutting edge of technology.”
Pravin Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Infosys, said: “Roland-Garros stands for its rich history and culture and today Infosys is proud to become a part of this heritage. We’re excited to partner with Roland-Garros to showcase how digital technologies can enhance the boundaries of this tournament by leveraging data, insights and digital experiences.
“We are committed to help Roland-Garros further expand its global following in the physical and the virtual world powered by digital innovation where fans and players alike can experience game-changing innovations.”
As part of this partnership, Infosys and Roland-Garros will work on several new digitally enabled experiences such as re-imagined fan experience powered by data and analytics, empowering players and coaches with the power of artificial intelligence and Roland-Garros fan engagement amplified with virtual reality and augmented reality. (IANS)