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Som Mittal is the President & CEO of Digital GlobalSoft
- a leading company in IT services export. Digital is
the only listed subsidiary of Hewlett Packard in the
Som joined Digital in 1994 as its Managing Director; in
1988, he facilitated the integration of Compaq/Digital
merger and later led the transformation of Digital into
a purely software services company.
Prior to joining Digital, Som was with Wipro - where he
helped create Wipro Peripherals and later was Chief
Executive of the Business Solutions Group.
Before entering the IT field in 1989, Som has held
several senior positions in the Auto & Engineering
industry. He set up the SRF joint venture with
Nippondenso, Japan to manufacture auto electricals.
Prior to this, he was with Escorts in the Yamaha project
for 5 years. Som started his career with L&T in the
Som is a 1973 graduate from IIT, Kanpur. He subsequently
did his MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has been nominated
to several advanced programmes at Harvard and IMD.
In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Som has
many important positions in State and National apex
" Chairman, National Association of Software & Service
" National Council Member & former Chairman,
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII);
" Member of the Chief Minister's IT Task Force,
Government of Karnataka;
" Governing Council, CII Institute of Quality
" Founder Member, Board of IT Education Standards
Som has been recognized for his contribution and
achievements in the Indian Corporate sector.
" Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK),
Distinguished Alumnus Award
" Nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the
Year Award - 2001
" Business Leader of the Year - Rotary International