Founder and Chairman, Datamatics Group

Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia

Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia, the founder and Chairman of Datamatics Group of Companies is one of the pioneers in the Indian Software and Offshore Services Industry. He founded Datamatics in 1975, prior to which he was instrumental in setting up of Tata Consultancy Services in 1967.

As Chief Mentor at Datamatics, Dr. Kanodia drives all innovation, new product development and quality initiatives. His inspirational leadership has led Datamatics to be conferred with various awards over the years, including the Most Innovative Software Product Award, the International Asia Pacific Quality Award and being ranked among the top 50 best-managed outsourcing vendors by ‘The Black Book of Outsourcing’.

Dr. Kanodia is the president of IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry and past president of Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC). In the past, he has held several eminent positions with various industry associations, which include Executive Member of NASSCOM, the apex body of the IT-BPO industry in India; President of the Management Consultant’s Association of India and Chairman (Western Region) of the Electronics & Computer Software. Dr. Kanodia has also been on the Board of Directors of several large conglomerates. He was also the Honorary Consul General of Chile in Mumbai, India by the Government of Chile (2002 – 2014).

Dr. Kanodia was also on the Executive Board of MIT (Europe, Asia and Africa).

After obtaining degree in engineering from India’s premier technology institute, IIT, Bombay, Dr. Kanodia completed his Doctorate in Management and post-graduation in Computer Science from the MIT (USA).