Sudhir Kulkarni

President, Digital

Persistent Systems Inc.

Sudhir Kulkarni is the President of Digital for Persistent Systems. Here he leads the team with a focus on the “how” of digital by bringing together data, APIs, and experiences. This growth strategy combines a technology partner ecosystem, solutions, and a unique architecture for enterprise digital transformation or the transformation to become software-driven in business.

He holds an MBA from IIM, Calcutta and a Bachelor’s Degree from Bombay University. He won the prestigious Gurukul Chevening Scholarship at the London School of Economics.

During his first stint with Persistent from 2006 to 2011, Sudhir held Sales leadership roles as Vice President and Senior Vice President of Sales and GM of an acquired product unit. On rejoining Persistent in 2013 he held Global Sales Operations and Marketing responsibilities in addition to High Tech Sales. Over his 8+ years association with Persistent, his focus on driving a disciplined sales organization has been a key to the organization’s growth.

Over a rich professional career of over 30 years in technology and other businesses, Sudhir has been associated with AF Ferguson, Coats Viyella and NIIT, founded two successful technology companies and ran two startups in the Silicon Valley as COO and Managing Partner.