8K Miles announces the appointment of Additional Strategic Advisory Board members

8K Miles Software Services (“8K Miles”, “Company”), a leading provider of secure cloud solutions and managed services, has announced  the appointment of additional members to the Company Strategic Advisory Board, including: Suja Chandrasekaran, SVP, Global CTO and Data Officer of WalMart Stores, Inc., John Cuny, former CEO of Anthem Blue Cross Insurance, Florida and Dr. Rajan Natarajan, the Transportation Commissioner and former Deputy Cabinet member of
State of Maryland.

New additional team of strategic advisors will focus on broadening Company’s business opportunities. Advisory Board aim is to help 8K Miles to improve strategic vision on global markets of Cloud, SaaS, mobility, IoT, infrastructure scalability, Big Data analytics, security, compliance, and identity management areas, as the Company continues to grow both: organically and through M&A’s. 8K Miles works closely with various industry leading Cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google - on public Cloud opportunities in the highly regulated industries. 8K Miles also partners with IBM, CA, Splunk in order to bring Security and Identity Governance as a Service to enterprise customers.

“We are excited to welcome all our new advisors to 8K Miles Advisory Board at the time when there is a huge acceleration happening for our Cloud transformation business with largely regulated Enterprise customers. I am confident that our new Advisors with their deep experience in retail, healthcare and government - will add a significant value to 8K Miles’ thought leadership, technology and market positioning” - said Mr. Suresh Venkatachari, Chairman and Managing Director, 8K Miles Software Services.

The new Advisory Board members include:
•Suja Chandrasekaran, SVP, Global Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Officer Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Suja is a Global, Digital, Technology and Business Transformation Executive and a tech industry leader with a career that has spanned across multiple continents including Australia, North America/USA, Latin America and Europe, and has led some of the world’s greatest retail and CPG organizations. Serving as SVP, Global Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Officer at WalMart Stores Inc., the Fortune 1 Company in the world, Suja leads technology and data transformation for WalMart US, Sam’s Club and WalMart International. Prior to that, Suja has served as Global Chief Information Officer of The Timberland Company, where she was accountable for the Footwear, Apparel & Accessories retailer’s technology, ecommerce and digital transformation.

As the VP and Chief Technology Officer of PepsiCo North America, Suja led the company’s digital and technology strategy and delivery for its business units including Frito Lay, Pepsi Beverages, Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade and Pepsi Bottling. As the CIO of Transformation, for Nestle Americas, Suja led the world’s largest food & beverage company’s business transformation initiatives including business process, technology and data transformation for the company’s Global Business Excellence (GLOBE) across Nestle Americas.

Suja has executive development education from London Business School. Suja earned her Master of Business Systems at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and her Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Madras, India. Temple University’s FOX School of Business awarded Suja the IT Leader of the Year award in 2013 for her accomplishments in global digital leadership as a big data and advanced analytics leader and practitioner.

She has been named as one of Top 10 Digital & Technology Leaders in the United States by Financial Times—which also nominated Suja for board of director memberships of several public companies. Other honors include being named as one of the Top 50 Diverse Executives of 2014 by Diversity MBA Magazine, and as one of the world’s most “ICONIC” Women Leaders in Technology by Interop, InformationWeek, India.

•John Cuny, President and CEO, World Class Health Enterprises, Inc.

John is currently working on the full spectrum of health care implementation and strategy. He serves as an advisor and/or manager to health-care organizations in the U.S., Britain, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Germany, Indonesia, South Korea, Brazil and Poland. Previously,

John served as acting President and CEO of Allied Medical based in Saudi Arabia and London. That project focused on managing, building and investing in hospital-based management projects. He led the building of an international health insurance product for the coverage of catastrophic diseases. Owners-partners included worldwide investors and five prestigious U.S. medical centers. John Cuny was also the former CEO of Anthem Blue Cross Insurance for Florida.

•Dr. Rajan Natarajan, Commissioner, Maryland Transportation Commission

Dr. Rajan Natarajan is currently serving as the Commissioner of Maryland Transportation, Board Member of Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Maryland Cyber Security Council, and Board of Visitors of University of Maryland. Dr. Natarajan was appointed as the Deputy Secretary of State for Policy and External Affairs of Maryland by Governor Martin O’Malley on June 2011.

Till date, it is the highest administrative office held by an Indian American in the Maryland state’s history. He has received several citations and personal greetings from high profile political leaders who include The President Barack Obama Governor Martin O’Malley U.S. Senator Ben Cardin; U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski; U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer; Congressman Chris Van Hollen; Maryland Attorney General Dough Gansler; Maryland Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot; Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; Maryland Senator Brian Frosh; Kumar Barve Majority Leader, Maryland, USA Delegate Karen Montgomery and Delegate Ann Kaiser.

The new Advisory members joins our existing highly reputable strategic advisory team including Jay Vijayan, former CIO of Tesla and VM Ware; Reza Nazeman, Former Head of Global IT Transformation, Microsoft and Former CIO of Microsoft EMEA; Jason Rouault: Head of OpenStack Cloud, Time Warner Cable; Jeff Nigriny, Founder & President of Certipath and Former CISO of Exostar; Dinesh Yadav, IBM Business Unit Executive, Security solution sales; Charles Soto, Associate Partner SteelPointe Partners, LLP, former Vice President of IT, Motorola.

“Having highly respected and experienced advisors who come from Fortune 500 Companies and governmental agencies will help 8K Miles to strengthen Company’s business offerings to large enterprises. ” - said Mr. Lena Kannappan, Chief Operating Officer, 8K Miles Software Services.

About 8K Miles:
8K Miles Software Services is a global Cloud, SaaS & Security Solutions company based in the San Francisco Bay area and a publicly traded company listed on Indian Stock Exchanges (NSE and BSE). 8KMiles Software Services provides digital technology solutions – SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) for seamless connectivity between consumers, SMBs, large enterprises, healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies secured with EzIAM™ SaaS offering, CloudEzRx™ cloud automation and governance solution and our patented MISP™ platform for accelerated Onboarding and Business Partner federations.

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