... Professional Profile ...

Sumit is the President of Reliance JioInfocomm, India's newest green-field 4G Broadband Digital Services company. Prior to this Sumitwas Vice President and Partner of Global Business Services in IBM India, and the CIO of Reliance Communications. At RCOM he spun off their IT Unit into Reliance Tech Services and became its founding CEO. Prior to relocating to India, Sumit served as the interim Country Head of BearingPoint (KPMG Consulting) in Australia. He started his career in 1992 as a Project Executive with Philips India. After a year, he moved to the US for graduate studies. During his Ph.D., he received the Best Teaching Assistance Award and became an adjunct faculty for two semesters, co-teaching an MBA course. During the last year of his Ph.D., he joined San Francisco Consulting Group (SFCG), which got acquired by KPMG LLP in 1998. Sumit became one of the youngest Partners of KMPG in 2002 and led the Systems Integration and Telecommunication practice for Australia.

Sumit has mentored, angel-funded and incubated several startup companies in diverse fields like health-care research , mobile &internet technologies , Health& IT Services. Sumitserves on the Board of Hello Health - a patient care medical services company, Bravo Consulting and a Board Advisor with TotalStart – an entrepreneurship incubator. He was on the Board of Directors of Tele-Management-Forum (TMF) and Council of Governors of ASSOCHAM in Australia. He served as the member of Ethics Committee at Pine-Lodge Clinic in Melbourne (2004-2005) and Non-Executive Director with Wireless Nova (2001-2004).

Sumit did his schooling at Loyola High School, holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur and an MS and Ph.D from Carnegie Mellon University . Sumit's also has a diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

... Honors & Awards ...

US Information Week Global CIO-50 (2009) – one of the TOP 50 CIOs of the World – in its first edition
CTO of the Year (CTO Forum)-2009
Pioneer CIO (CIOL Dataquest)-2009
CIO Hall of Fame (2009)-IDG Media
• IDC Enterprise Innovation Award, Network Computing EDGE, PCQuest Best IT Implementation Award (2009)
CIO-100 Awards for 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 for being one of the leading CIOs in India for managing Scale and Innovation, Ingenuity and working on bold projects
• CTO Forum Hall of Fame Award – 2007
Visionary Award from Symantec - 2007

... Publications ...

• Book: ‘The Rules of the Game’ – Bloomsbury, 2014
The soon-to-be-released book targets young readers who are graduating from college or are in the early phase of their careers. The book demystifies what it takes to succeed in the corporate workplace, and it also captures lessons from more than 200 senior executives and contains detailed interviews with 12 self-made professional CEOs of Indian companies. The book presents career management as a game and seeks to raise the bar for everyone in the journey of managing their careers and getting out of the rat-race.

• Chowdhury, Sumit, 1998. Struggle for Power and Influence:
A Network study of Mergers, Acquisitions, Strategic Alliances and Competition in the Communication, Information and Entertainment Industries. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

• Paper:
Chowdhury, Sumit; Carley, Kathleen : "Power and Influence in Inter-Organizational Networks" (in the Telecommunications, Information and Entertainment industries) presented at the American Sociological Meetings in August 1998, San Francisco, CA. published in Administrative Science Quarterly Journal.
• Invited Chairperson for "Telecommunication Network & Service Planning" session- at INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Science) - 97 at San Diego, CA.

• Invited speaker on Telecommunications Network Planning at National Conference on Telecommunications Network Technology and Service Planning in New Delhi, India in 1996.

• Worked on National Science Foundation (NSF) grant (IRI-9312143) on Inferential Disclosure Risk in Computer Databases with Professors George Duncan, Ramayya Krishnan, Sumitra Mukherjee and Stephen Roehrig.

• Paper:
Sumit D. Chowdhury, G. Duncan, R. Krishnan, S. Roehrig, S. Mukherjee (1996), "Disclosure Detection in Multivariate Categorical Databases: An Optimization Approach". Published in Management Science Jan 2000.

• Economic Times Article:
Media & Entertainment Industry at Crossroads