Ameya Vanjari

Ameya is Chief Operating Officer at Tata STRIVE. In this role, he is responsible for leading the organization – defining the strategic priorities, plans, facilitating governance, and steering the team towards the goals set.
Before this, he was heading operations, partnerships and technology at STRIVE, where he was responsible for shaping digital capabilities to deliver value for the organization and its ecosystem. He established and led STRIDEA – an initiative to establish a culture of innovation within the organization. Some innovations being piloted include artificial intelligence-based gamified mobile assessments, virtual reality solutions for audits, chatbot-based learning and flipped classrooms.
Prior to this, Ameya led the Business & IT Architecture Consulting practice at TCS. In that role, he worked with business leaders, CIOs, and CDOs across the globe to define strategies and shape initiatives to deliver business value enabled by digital and information technologies. As a consulting practice leader, he established the unit and grew the practice to a global team of over 150 consultants working at the intersection of business and technology.
Ameya has also been a CIO for a retail enterprise as part of a consulting engagement he led and delivered.
Passionate in the domains of technology, education and design, he has a keen interest in the evolution of enterprises and society. He has deep experience in retail, banking, financial services, and education industries. He has global exposure by traveling and working with customers in over 15 countries.
Ameya holds a degree in engineering in Electronics from V.J.T.I, Mumbai and has done a General Management programme from Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University, PA, US.
Photography and sports – especially cricket, are his passions apart from food and technology.