Puneet Bhatia is a Client Partner and the Head of Digital Practice in India at Pedersen & Partners. Mr. Bhatia is a Digital strategist and a business leader with 19 years of experience in solving complex business problems relating to business change, growth and performance improvement. As a Digital practitioner, he has deep experience in areas of digital strategy, innovation, strategic alliances & ecosystems, operations transformation, digital first business models, digital operating models, customer experience and organizational design working at globally renowned firms such as the Big 4, Cisco Systems and Genpact. Mr. Bhatia has advised clients in the Automotive, Industrials, Metals and Mines, Oil & Gas, Transportation and Logistics, Ports, Banking, Insurance and Retail domains and gained a deep experience in application of emerging technologies – Internet of Things, Industrial automation, Video, Data Science, Social and Collaboration, Wearables, AR/VR, Networking & Cloud architectures and Security – in solving business problems. Mr. Bhatia has many digital firsts to his name and his digital accomplishments include design and implementation of a Virtual automotive dealership, implementing the use of IoT and Digital in the mining sector, Future of work and workplace, a freight exchange business model, Smart connected industrial plants and a strategic alliance between a Payments Bank and an Oil Marketing company. Mr. Bhatia has authored a number of point of views and white papers on Digital payments, FinTech, IoT readiness in Indian context, Future of work in Industry 4.0 era, Internet of Everything in Oil & Gas in ASEAN region and the Future of Automotive.
Mr Bhatia is a MBA graduate from XLRI (Xavier Business School of Management) with specialization in Marketing and Finance. He also holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification from General Electric Co.