American financial software maker Intuit has appointed Sanket Atal as Vice President and Managing Director of the India Development Center (IDC). In his new role, Sanket will play a strategic role to IDC and work closely with Vijay Anand who has expanded his role to lead Intuit's Global Development Centers (GDC).
Sanket brings in a wealth of experience leading and growing global development centers. In his previous role with Oracle Corporation, he was responsible for the R&D organization in Bangalore, NCR, pune and St. Petersburg in Russia. He had founded the global program, Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator (OSCA) by establishing its first center in Bengaluru in April 2016 and lead the expansion of the program to nine centers in seven countries and added a virtual accelerator program.
Vijay Anand, Senior Vice President and Head – Intuit Global Development Centers said, “We've been in India with our Development Center for more than thirteen years and today it is a thriving microcosm of Intuit delivering end-to-end product outcomes and strategic capabilities with an ownership mindset. We have a robust and growing India leadership team and Sanket will be instrumental in driving the next chapter of growth for our India journey. He is a visionary leader with a passion for customer centricity, talent development, innovation and global growth.”
Over the last two years, Vijay Anand has supported Intuit's Global Development Centers (GDCs). One of his key focus areas has been actively partnering with the team in Israel to grow the center, build a strong One Intuit culture and ensure long-term success in Israel. “Our Intuit GDCs are significantly growing in impact and we have a huge opportunity ahead to leverage the combined strength of our sites as we determine higher level vision and purpose for our global centers,” said Anand.
“I am very happy to be a part of a mission driven organization that continues to deliver customer driven innovation. The number of innovation awards and patents won by Intuit India is a testament to the capability of the1000 strong talented team. I am excited to take IDC on its next stage of growth; leading with new technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence and data sciences that creates a powerful ecosystem for Intuit's 46 million customers.
India provides a unique opportunity for us, especially with the emergence of IndiaStack to leverage the best from this thriving ecosystem to deliver cutting-edge product innovation. I am confident that we will continue to achieve industry-defining and company-first outcomes. As well as renew our commitment of creating a workplace where we can do the best work of our lives” said Sanket Atal.
Sanket's background is in Systems Engineering and has managed large organizations. He started his career in August 1991 at Sequent Computer Systems on a joint project with Informix Corp. He has been associated with industry stalwarts like Informix Corp, Oracle, CA Technologies and MakeMyTrip.com
Sanket holds an MBA from the University of Oregon and an MS in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison. His undergraduate studies were at Cornell University where he studied Computer Science and Mathematics.