Dr. Mitul Mehta
PhD Electronics & Communications. London, UK.
BEng (Hons) Electrical, Electronics & Information Systems Engineering
Dr. Mitul Mehta is the Managing Director and the driving force behind TekPlus, a leading technology analyst house, and corporate end-user strategy consultancy. Over the last twenty years he has built TekPlus both in Europe and Asia into a highly reputed consultancy delivering visionary advice on business transformation, digitisation and ICT in business processes, to deliver significant competitive vision and value to its clients.
Dr. Mehta has a high profile image as one of the leading authorities in the technology and comms industry, focused on digital transformation, cloud and infrastructure, data and analytics, IT Services and the telecoms landscape. He has delivered considerable vision, strategy and in-depth global market knowledge to vendors in IT, Telecoms, Security, Software, Networking and Services area. He is recognised as a leading visionary, influencer and strategist to the ICT community. He also has a vast amount of experience in providing business and strategic consulting to the leading global end-user companies. He regularly advises both end-user corporate clients as well as vendors on their technology plays and investment strategies.
Dr. Mehta has over the years advised leading ICT companies and has occasionally been instrumental in bringing some early vendors to the market especially around digital, infrastructure, mobile, networking, storage and security. He regularly advises the leading vendors in this space at the highest levels and has guided them through the generation changes in Telecoms, to vertical solutions to global delivery models and now to their digital transformation plays. He has been instrumental in taking a few of the biggest market leaders into emerging countries as well as into new growth areas of SMB and Consumer. With over 25 years’ experience, Dr. Mehta has aided senior executive management of most leading vendors.
Some significant notable projects have been in helping a well-known leading Consulting/SI to understand ‘the implications of digital transformation’ and how to position its various vertical consulting practices for the future, what each industry would be like, the platform plays and positioning, the new business models and the persona hooks and messaging needed for targeting their global enterprise clients. Helping provide direction and positioning to a Consulting’s Insurance practice on Big Data, Smart Analytics, Business Transformation via key clients feedback. Helping IBM with their GDM plans at board level including offshore strategy, moving to emerging markets, M&A’s in the IT services area, their SMB Express vision, guiding the Telco groups' senior management team with their Next Generation Networks strategy and routes to market as well as launching products in Storage, Mainframes and Management Software. He helped HP introduce their utility model as well as their always-on play and helped their CEO launch the Superdome machines in New York, aided HP EMEA country managers with how to get into SMB solutions, Compaq (HP) at the CEO level to design all their Outsourcing & IT services, mobile security solutions including the first generation mobile app store (Market Bazaar), vertical solutions guidance as well as PROJECT COMPAQ which was a CEO guidance project on budgets. He has helped Cisco Systems migrate from the ‘old world’ to the new world including selling solutions, aided their sales team by developing Sales Tools for various architectures (including Security), providing guidance on vertical and SME messaging, and helped develop their channel eco-system strategy. He has similarly helped well over a hundred vendors. Also in Healthcare IT aided Philips, Agfa and GE with Healthcare IT Frameworks, PACs and Hospital Information Systems.
Dr. Mehta has also guided numerous corporations, especially in Finance, Telco & Healthcare including leading Banks and Insurance companies, Health Trusts and many generations of Telcom companies. In the Public Sector, notable projects include an agency for the Indian Government on ‘The future direction of the Server Market and Datacenter for India’, the European Union on competitive plays and for WRAP – a DEFRA company for the UK Government, he advised, guided and authored the report on ‘Opportunities for Resource Efficiency in the evolving ICT Services market place’. He has been a keynote speaker at various events including HP’s first European Software Conference (now Discover) – on ‘Business processes and ITIL’.
Dr. Mehta has recently launched Knowledge Portals for corporate executives in Insurance, Healthcare, Smart Cities, IT Security and Enterprise infrastructure. He was one of the first consultant to produce the Digital Transformation Reference Architecture Guides across 10 Industries, European Outsourcing market report as well as hold a conference around it, the European Storage markets, IP PBX Markets, the Mobile Security Markets, the Healthcare IT Markets, etc. He has managed/produced over 500 ICT forecasts, direction reports and advisories covering all of the ICT markets in numerous regions.
Prior to establishing TekPlus, Dr. Mehta was the head for over five years of the Technology Research Practice for Frost & Sullivan and held the title of European Group Manager reporting directly to the Managing Director. The divisions reporting to him were; The Telecoms group, Datacomms group, Computer and Peripherals group, Software and Banking group, Semiconductor & Optics group and the Electronics Components group. At Frost & Sullivan, he managed the production of a high number of strategic and market consulting projects and was instrumental in setting up their internal analysts teams and the creation of over three new business groups within the Technology Business Unit. In addition, he contributed and created new product lines of web online, end-user studies, fact books, strategic consulting reports as well as continuous services. He was directly in charge of setting the direction for the research group as well as expanding it at a rapid rate and grew the business at very high revenue and unit growth rates.
Prior to becoming a consultant, he managed advanced research laboratories in optical communications, nanotechnology and semiconductors. Dr. Mehta was a judge for the MWC 2019 #GLOMOAwards. He is also a Board Advisor for an emerging Influencer Marketing company; https://influence.network
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