Technology Executives to Watch Awards

2019 Top Technology Executives to Watch Awards

These annual awards recognize the top-performing Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Senior Technology Leaders, Venture Capitalists and Search Executives who have demonstrated unparalleled leadership in the following areas: InnovationBusiness TransformationCourageous Leadership; and Digital Disruption in their businesses. Recipients of this prestigious award include those executives who have also shared world-class thought leadership with the HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Summit series audiences and/or on the HMG Strategy Digital Platform. 

Prakash Kota

SVP, CIO - Autodesk


As Autodesk’s CIO, Prakash leads the company’s global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide enterprise applications and infrastructure, including data and security operations and workforce collaboration and productivity services. Building talent, customer experience, operational excellence, industry collaboration and partnerships, positioning for global scale are top of his mind.

He is an experienced IT thought leader with a digital experience mindset who drives the culture of innovation and the company’s digital agenda. He has accelerated Autodesk’s digital transformation and customer-centric approach by providing customers and employees world-class experiences by embracing disruptive technology with the latest Silicon Valley start-up companies and introducing modern automation techniques such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation. His automation strategy generates competitive advantage and his expertise in digital transformation turns technology into a growth driver.

Successful track record of establishing organizational vision and strategy, leading large teams, executing global insourcing/outsourcing strategies, setting up onsite/offshore delivery models, and M&A (planning and integration). Efficient and effective at managing global IT operations for geographically and culturally diverse organizations. A skilled negotiator who maximizes value and manages the enterprise technology and services portfolio.

He builds social relationships with industry tech leaders, often participating as a panelist at Silicon Valley industry functions, hosting CIO Exchanges with Autodesk customer Fortune 500 leaders, and using his thought leadership platform to contribute to CIO magazine, Forbes, and Wall Street CIO journal about his expertise and strategies on digital transformation.

Kota has been with Autodesk for 15+ years and has held many roles within IT including, Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations, Sr. Director of Enterprise Operations, and Director of DevOps. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from the University of Madras.

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AUTODESK. (NYSE: ADSK) Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk. 

Prakash Kota

SVP, CIO - Autodesk


As Autodesk’s CIO, Prakash leads the company’s global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide enterprise applications and infrastructure, including data and security operations and workforce collaboration and productivity services. Building talent, customer experience, operational excellence, industry collaboration and partnerships, positioning for global scale are top of his mind.

He is an experienced IT thought leader with a digital experience mindset who drives the culture of innovation and the company’s digital agenda. He has accelerated Autodesk’s digital transformation and customer-centric approach by providing customers and employees world-class experiences by embracing disruptive technology with the latest Silicon Valley start-up companies and introducing modern automation techniques such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation. His automation strategy generates competitive advantage and his expertise in digital transformation turns technology into a growth driver.

Successful track record of establishing organizational vision and strategy, leading large teams, executing global insourcing/outsourcing strategies, setting up onsite/offshore delivery models, and M&A (planning and integration). Efficient and effective at managing global IT operations for geographically and culturally diverse organizations. A skilled negotiator who maximizes value and manages the enterprise technology and services portfolio.

He builds social relationships with industry tech leaders, often participating as a panelist at Silicon Valley industry functions, hosting CIO Exchanges with Autodesk customer Fortune 500 leaders, and using his thought leadership platform to contribute to CIO magazine, Forbes, and Wall Street CIO journal about his expertise and strategies on digital transformation.

Kota has been with Autodesk for 15+ years and has held many roles within IT including, Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations, Sr. Director of Enterprise Operations, and Director of DevOps. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from the University of Madras.

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AUTODESK. (NYSE: ADSK) Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk. 

Prakash Kota

SVP, CIO - Autodesk


As Autodesk’s CIO, Prakash leads the company’s global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide enterprise applications and infrastructure, including data and security operations and workforce collaboration and productivity services. Building talent, customer experience, operational excellence, industry collaboration and partnerships, positioning for global scale are top of his mind.

He is an experienced IT thought leader with a digital experience mindset who drives the culture of innovation and the company’s digital agenda. He has accelerated Autodesk’s digital transformation and customer-centric approach by providing customers and employees world-class experiences by embracing disruptive technology with the latest Silicon Valley start-up companies and introducing modern automation techniques such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation. His automation strategy generates competitive advantage and his expertise in digital transformation turns technology into a growth driver.

Successful track record of establishing organizational vision and strategy, leading large teams, executing global insourcing/outsourcing strategies, setting up onsite/offshore delivery models, and M&A (planning and integration). Efficient and effective at managing global IT operations for geographically and culturally diverse organizations. A skilled negotiator who maximizes value and manages the enterprise technology and services portfolio.

He builds social relationships with industry tech leaders, often participating as a panelist at Silicon Valley industry functions, hosting CIO Exchanges with Autodesk customer Fortune 500 leaders, and using his thought leadership platform to contribute to CIO magazine, Forbes, and Wall Street CIO journal about his expertise and strategies on digital transformation.

Kota has been with Autodesk for 15+ years and has held many roles within IT including, Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations, Sr. Director of Enterprise Operations, and Director of DevOps. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from the University of Madras.

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AUTODESK. (NYSE: ADSK) Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk. 

Prakash Kota

SVP, CIO - Autodesk


As Autodesk’s CIO, Prakash leads the company’s global information and technology organization, a group that manages critical technology systems supporting the company’s worldwide enterprise applications and infrastructure, including data and security operations and workforce collaboration and productivity services. Building talent, customer experience, operational excellence, industry collaboration and partnerships, positioning for global scale are top of his mind.

He is an experienced IT thought leader with a digital experience mindset who drives the culture of innovation and the company’s digital agenda. He has accelerated Autodesk’s digital transformation and customer-centric approach by providing customers and employees world-class experiences by embracing disruptive technology with the latest Silicon Valley start-up companies and introducing modern automation techniques such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation. His automation strategy generates competitive advantage and his expertise in digital transformation turns technology into a growth driver.

Successful track record of establishing organizational vision and strategy, leading large teams, executing global insourcing/outsourcing strategies, setting up onsite/offshore delivery models, and M&A (planning and integration). Efficient and effective at managing global IT operations for geographically and culturally diverse organizations. A skilled negotiator who maximizes value and manages the enterprise technology and services portfolio.

He builds social relationships with industry tech leaders, often participating as a panelist at Silicon Valley industry functions, hosting CIO Exchanges with Autodesk customer Fortune 500 leaders, and using his thought leadership platform to contribute to CIO magazine, Forbes, and Wall Street CIO journal about his expertise and strategies on digital transformation.

Kota has been with Autodesk for 15+ years and has held many roles within IT including, Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations, Sr. Director of Enterprise Operations, and Director of DevOps. He holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication from the University of Madras.

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AUTODESK. (NYSE: ADSK) Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you've ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you've experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software. Autodesk gives you the power to make anything. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk. 

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