Ashok Karania

London, England, United Kingdom

Dr. Ashok Karania is an entrepreneurial leader with more than 13 years of senior management experience in strategy, sales and client relations.

Ashok is the Vice President for Europe at InfoStretch - a leading mobile application lifecycle management company. He is spearheading InfoStretch’s European growth and plays a key role in positioning InfoStretch’s innovative services to the CXO Level Professionals in leading enterprises.

As a senior level business leader, he has played multiple roles across the lifecycle of the organization. He has designed the sales process, created a high performance sales and support team for differentiated software services and developed new leaders. He has been instrumental in establishing InfoStretch’s leadership in Telecom and Product space by leveraging his consultative solutions-driven approach and trusted relationship with senior level leaders.

Ashok is a highly networked professional and effective communicator. He is an active member of various industry think-tanks and works closely with various industry alliances, academia and government bodies. He is the founder of Mobile Monday Ahmedabad and a mentor to various startups and budding entrepreneurs.

Previously, Ashok held the position of MD & CEO at Magnet Technologies, a software technology company based in Mumbai. Magnet has been featured as one of the Red Herring Top 20 Open Source Companies. Currently, he is actively driving localization and digitization projects and leveraging technology to preserve Indian cultural heritage via Gujaratilexicon Project.

Ashok was awarded the Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree in Business Policy and Administration by University of Mumbai in July 2013. He completed his post graduation in management with specialization in marketing and finance from S P Jain Institute Of Management & Research, Mumbai in April 2002. He won the Computer Society of India's Young IT Professional Award - 2012 for the Western Region.

He can be caught watching the latest movie flick, when not involved in animated discussions on future strategies. Traveling, reading, blogging, music and philosophy are his other key interests. Ashok is a popular speaker and has shared his insights and experiences at various events and conferences. He grew up in Bombay and currently lives in London with his wife, son and daughter.