Babu Unnikrishnan and Sankaranarayanan Viswanathan

Babu Unnikrishnan and Sankaranarayanan Viswanathan

Babu Unnikrishnan (Unni)

CTO – Manufacturing and Utilities Business Group, TCS.


Responsible for technology leadership and strategic advisory services, Unni works closely with TCS Corporate Technology Research, industry partners and academia in defining research and innovation (R&I) roadmap as well as emerging technology strategy. As CTO, he defines digital architecture and formulates differentiated industry solutions for areas such as Smart Factory, Networked Logistics and Intelligent Assets.

Unni holds a master’s degree in Technology from IIT Bombay and is a regular speaker at technology forums and customer panels.





Sankaranarayanan “Shanky” Viswanathan

Vice President & CTO – Communications, Media and Information Services Business Unit

Head – Industry Advisory Group

Shanky Viswanathan brings over 25 years of strong industry knowhow, domain expertise and technology innovation together to help CxOs drive and sustain business leadership. As CTO, Shanky explores how technology disruptions can be harnessed to power enterprises into the future. As Head of Industry Advisory, Shanky helps the C-Suite navigate disruption and transformation in the age of “Experience” Economy, Ecosystems and Platforms. 
Shanky holds a master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India, and has co-authored several patents.