Akshay Lamba

Technology & Digital Leader

Phone:

+1 424 666 1407 (US)

+971 50 4504283 (UAE)

+91 9810659444 (India)

 

Email:

akshay@lambaweb.com

akshay@lamba.ae

akshay@lamba.in

 

Address:

Damac Hills, Dubai, UAE

Date of Birth:

July 14th, 1978

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Management consultant and technology leader by trade; motor biking, photography enthusiast by heart.

EXPERIENCE
 
May 2020- Currently

Head of IT & Innovation

Dubai Financial Services Authority

Leading the technology and innovation functions for DFSA. The DFSA is the independent regulator of financial services conducted in or from the DIFC, a purpose-built financial free zone in Dubai, UAE

June 2016 - April 2020

Partner and Chief Information Officer

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.)

Leading the technology and digital solutions function for Deloitte in the middle east region spanning operations across 16 countries. Participating in market eminence activities in the technology arena. Led the Business Process Technologies practice for the region.

2015-2016

Director

Deloitte & Touche (India)

Service line leader for new technologies in the Indian market. Focused on new lines of advisory business to the market with a portfolio of SMAC, IoT and Digital centric advisory services.

2009-2015

Director & Chief Architect

MTS (India)

Led the technology function as Chief Architect for green field telecommunications operations in India. Managing IT strategy, enterprise architecture, PMO, reporting/MIS, external engagements and application development divisions for the organization.

Additionally played multiple roles in large global organizations like Airtel Ltd. and GE Money.

EDUCATION
 
2013

General Management Program

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, USA

GMP is a business leadership program designed to guide you in your transition from an accomplished functional leader to an outstanding general manager with P&L responsibilities.

2005

MBA  Equivalent

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, INDIA

Post graduate diploma in business administration (an MBA Equivalent) with a major in Finance and minor in HR.

2000-2002

Masters of Science

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, USA

Major in Computer Science

Thesis: Next generation communication protocol for heterogeneous computing environments

1996-2000

Bachelor of Engineering

BIRLA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, INDIA

Major in Production Engineering

Thesis: Integration of ERP, Robotics & JIT for automated manufacturing

PUBLICATIONS
 

Published over 60 articles, comments, interviews in leading international journals.

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Intelligent CIO
January 2017
CommsMEA
July 2018
The Titans
November 2016
Forbes
November 2016
CommsMEA
September 2016
CIO Magazine
January 2010
PRESENTATIONS
 

Over 100 public presentations delivered in US, India, Middle East and Europe.

Innovation - Dubai Economic Forum

DataCentre Summit - Economic Times 

Middle East Communications Forum

Broadband World Forum

World Cloud Computing Congress

CommsMEA Awards

Personal
 
Photography

Being an ardent propagator of the travel bug enabled me to dabble in digital photography which naturally lend itself rudimentary digital imaging and a collection of photographs through the years.

I prefer to take landscapes and candid portraits - my love for landscapes stems from a focus on stitching multiple high resolution photographs into "pans" and candid portraits helps me connect with the humanity in each of us.

You can see the evolution in skill and eye for detail as I continuously learn to this day. Feel free to head over to my Flickr account to browse...

Road Warrior

I've been a motorcyclist for most of my life with memorable rides across parts of US, Europe, India and Middle East. I'm predominantly a solo rider since the experience is akin to meditation for me. Lately, my 11 year old daughter has been a permanent pillion rider and has taken on to the biking culture quite enthusiastically. Her only crib - she prefers the gang rides!

I've been a proud owner of a Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500, Honda CBR 1000, Harley Davidson Fatboy Special and my current ride is a Harley Davidson Heritage. 

Family

My retired parents are both industry leaders in the manufacturing and education sectors respectively and live with me in Dubai. My wife is also an HBS graduate and after a 18 year stint in the media industry, she is currently involved in an edutech startup and our 11 year daughter is going on 18!

 
CONTACT ME

Akshay Lamba

Technology & Digital Leader

Phone:

+1 424 666 1407 (United States of America)

+971 50 4504283 (United Arab Emirates)

+91 9810659444 (India)

 

Email:

akshay@lambaweb.com

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