Neelesh Kumar Rastogi is a strategy and business leader with rich experience and expertise in driving transformation across the IT and Telecom sector in India.
Neelesh is currently the Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of Fervent Digital Pvt. Ltd. Fervent Digital’s paramount platform is CIO Dimension. Neelesh is responsible for all Strategic Engagement, Partnerships, and Alliances of CIO Dimension apart from the overall strategy for Fervent Digital. In addition, Neelesh also plays a key role in enabling capabilities across Fervent Group on a mission to become the most Professional and Trusted services organization diversifying in Technology, Experiential, Integrated, and Digital.
Neelesh has an excellent understanding of Technology trends and customer business challenges which makes him rare to find talent combination of Technology Aficionado with Customer First approach.
Prior to joining Fervent, Neelesh was Regional Business Manager in Microsoft India, where he helped enterprises and public sector on the new age technology covering Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) apart from Hybrid Cloud and Cloud Strategy for their transformation journey.
Before joining Microsoft in 2014, Neelesh had a successful stint as Zonal Business Manager – Public Sector for Reliance Communication managing half of India’s public sector business. During his tenure, they bagged various large projects covering Managed Services, Data Center Services, and Connectivity.
At APC by Schneider, from 2006-2010, as District Manager for Public Sector Business, He bagged various large projects for Data Center and Modern IT Infrastructure.
Neelesh is a certified “Blockchain Essential” professional by IBM. He is also certified in various Top Sales Methodologies such as “Microsoft Global Challenger” Sales, “Leading the way in Public Sector” certified by Microsoft & London Business School and “Solution Selling”. He is an avid speaker in various technology events since 2006.