Tan Moorthy, EVP, Infosys Ltd, Head Delivery Ops, US, Canada, Latam

Tan Moorthy, EVP, Infosys Ltd, Head Delivery Ops, US, Canada, Latam

Mr. Tan Moorthy is the Executive Vice President of Infosys, an Indian Multinational IT Company. He is also the head of delivery operations for the US, Canada, and Latin America. Today, he talks about myriad things that contribute to the growth of Infosys. The discussion ranges from the parameters of judging talent, training them to work with them while understating the different cultures, and bringing in inclusivity.  

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Overview

Infosys is the first Indian company to open the NASDAQ stock market. Several reports have shown the admirable working of the organisation which has forced western outsourcing firms to change their business models as well. Indians today prefer joining Infosys over many other global giants. What goes behind handling a global business and the mentorship for people and leaders is essential.

 Today, we have Mr. Tan Moorthy a seasonal business leader who heads Infosys delivery operations in the US, Canada, and Latin America to discuss some valuable leadership lessons.

About Tan Moorthy

Mr. Tan Moorthy is the Executive Vice President of Infosys, an Indian Multinational IT Company. He is also the head of delivery operations for the US, Canada, and Latin America. Today, he talks about myriad things that contribute to the growth of Infosys. The discussion ranges from the parameters of judging talent, training them to work with them while understating the different cultures, and bringing in inclusivity.  

DISCUSSION

Tan Moorthy looks back at the key decisions he made in his early days that shaped his career. He feels proud to have moved back from the US to India at the time when people dreamt of migrating to the States. He feels it was the right decision as India was the centre of attraction and had a chance to have more interaction with the clients. 

Talking about the efforts to make Infosys a global name, Tan emphasises the importance of investment in learning, which is very evident from the massive investment in the global education centre in Mysore. He says, “Training is an element that makes people competent.” 

Their focus on learning continues to rise, especially with online mode now, which is helping the entire global employee base acquire relevant skills.

Lessons Learned on the Way

  • Client focus and constant innovation to stay relevant.
  • A sharp and relentless focus to earn the trust of the stakeholders.
  • Making a brand that every stakeholder feels proud to be associated with.
  • Localisation journey in the US has been about what you need to do for local markets from a talent perspective.
  • Having your ear to the ground, getting the pulse of what is required while keeping the culture of the organisation while still adapting to the needs helps.

Tan feels that the contribution of Indian companies is a lot of times understated because of the arbitrage perspective. He, however, feels the time is now to move from services and products to more and more platforms. 

Managing Tech Leaders

Tan states the three key factors for any successful CEO: people, product, and performance. He feels if someone has spent a considerable tenure in an organisation, it becomes easy for him to understand the company culture and become a better leader. 

Further, he shares his views on creating an ecosystem of coaching that can go a long way in the effectiveness of strong tech leaders.

He says, “We need to recognise that everybody has earned a right to be where they have reached by their work, and trusting people in their roles is essential to build an inclusive culture in a diverse world.”

He believes in the “listen first to be understood” approach.

He ends the conversation on his definition of success of having a good night’s sleep and always believing in human potential to dream and achieve.  

Profile

An accomplished business leader, with over 3 decades of experience in global IT services industry and expertise in multiple corporate functions such as strategy, operations, education, talent development and technology implementation.

Currently, heading the U.S. delivery operations and leading our education, training and development at Infosys. An Infoscion since the last 19 years, I have served in the capacity of Head of Application Management and Development and as Group Head of HR at Infosys.

I am passionate about giving back to the society, and have been actively partaking in youth and education related voluntary activities. I am an advisory member of multiple not-for-profit organizations-Infosys Foundation USA and Youth for Seva, among others.

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