Dr. Makarand Sawant is Senior General Manager – IT at Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corporation Limited. A Ph.D. in Analytics, he is a tech and business visionary with 21 years of executive and hands on experience in creating robust IT architectures and infrastructures. He is a Computer Science engineering graduate with a Doctorate in Management Studies, Information Technology. He has led Innovation and alignment of IT with business by driving Digital Transformation through Analytics, Mobility, and Cloud including leading Smart Factory, IoT and Industry 4.0 initiatives.

He has worked on implementation of analytics and emerging technologies like AR to stay closer to customers and grow the business. Implementation of Mobile App, AR & Gamification, Promotions/Campaigns/e-Marketing, Interactive Kiosks, App less Solution and Analytics. It helped with actionable Insights on Merchandise strategy, Promotion Strategy, Events, Financial tool to improve consumption of the services. All of these initiatives will eventually lead to better sales. Mitigate risk by preventing Cyber-attack and ensure Compliance, High Availability, Reliability & Business Continuity is also important from overall security posture. Implemented ATP solution for Endpoint & server solutions with TIE/DxL, EDR, vATD and Application Control. The security solution established Advance Threat Protection and detection capabilities.