Ash Profile

Dr. Ashok Karania is an entrepreneurial leader with more than 13 years of senior management experience in strategy, sales, alliances and client relations. As the Vice President for Europe Business, he brings InfoStretch’s highly innovative and cutting-edge Silicon Valley expertise to European enterprises. He has delivered success stories in Telecom, Retail, FinTech & Hi-Tech Industries using a consultative solutions-driven approach to actualise new ideas in Digital Transformation, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile Testing and Certification.

InfoStretch is a Silicon Valley leader with offices in New York, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad. A Gartner Top 20 Company and Inc Top 1000 Company, it provides solutions and services that help enterprises rapidly launch new mobility and IoT initiatives faster, with less risk and greater success. The company provides the tools and expertise necessary for developing, testing and integrating future-ready, omni-channel technologies and connecting them with the enterprise systems that make them work. Infostretch is an expert in DevOps methodologies and tools and transforming businesses from Quality Assurance (QA) to Quality Engineering (QE).

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.

Ashok completed his doctoral thesis on Indian Film Industry from University of Mumbai. The title of the Thesis was: ‘Application of Modern Management to Indian Film Industry with Special Reference to Mumbai’. The research is one of the first business research on the Indian Film Industry and it coincides with the completion of 100 years of Indian Cinema.

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 London with his wife, son and daughter.

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