Ashok Karania is an entrepreneurial leader with more than 10 years of experience in sales, marketing and strategy. As the Director – Enterprise Mobility Sales and Strategy, he is spearheading InfoStretch’s strategic and business development initiatives in the Enterprise Mobility world. He has the overall Sales Leadership for Europe and Asia Paciﬁc and plays a key role in Targeting, Segmenting and Positioning InfoStretch Services to the CXO Level Professionals in Leading Enterprises.
InfoStretch is a leader in Mobile Application Development and Testing. It is a Silicon Valley company with ofﬁces in New York, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad. A Gartner Top 20 Company and Inc Top 1000 Company, InfoStretch has built agile, responsive and intuitive mobile solutions. Its strong engineering, User Interface expertise and proven Mobile QA has helped it to grow a strong customer base in US, Europe and APAC.
Ashok Karania is the Founder of Mobile Monday Ahmedabad. Mobile Monday Ahmedabad’s mission is to promote mobile technology and to bring the people in the Ahmedabad mobile industry together to network. He is also the Member of CII Gujarat State Panel for ICT.
Ashok Karania is actively driving Gujarati Localization Initiatives through Gujaratilexicon, Digital Bhagwadgomandal, Lok Kosh etc. Gujaratilexicon has achieved a Thought Leader status in the Gujarati Localization domain through innovative technology solutions, rich alliances and niche marketing. Since its launch in 2006, it has served thousands of lovers of language with its worldclass website, comprehensive lexical resources and prompt customer support. Bhagwadgomandal project has been selected by US Federal Government’s Library of Congress as one of the rich reference work for Gujarati Encyclopedic work.
Previously, Ashok held the position of MD & CEO at Magnet Technologies, a software technology company based in Mumbai. He shared the responsibility for Magnet’s day to day operations and led company’s strategic planning, management, organization building and marketing efforts. During its 10 year journey, Magnet delivered outstanding results to its clients across USA, Australia, Europe and India. Magnet has been featured as one of the Red Herring Top 20 Open Source Companies.
Prior to joining Magnet, Ashok worked with the Indian subsidiary of German FMCG giant Henkel. At Henkel SPIC, he demonstrated exemplary sales performance in Mumbai, Pune & Nagpur. He was also credited with turnaround of Western Maharashtra & Vidharbha region and building MIS driven systems.
Ashok graduated from Narsee Monjee College in April 1999 with specialization in Accountancy & Computer Applications. He was awarded the Jamnabai Narsee Shield for Best Student of Narsee Monjee College for his outstanding performance in academic and extra-curricular activities. 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 is currently pursuing his
PhD from Mumbai University.
He can be caught watching the latest movie ﬂick, when not involved in animated discussions on future strategies. Traveling, reading, music and philosophy are his key interests. Ashok is a popular speaker and shared his insights and experiences at MIT AITI Speaker Series, Tie, CII, Nasscom, Mobile Monday Forums. He has frequently featured in media and his writings have appeared in publications like The Economic Times and Outlook Traveller. He grew up in Bombay and is currently lives in Ahmedabad with his wife and son.