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Varun Bijlani

General Manager, Cloud Strategy and Design
Varun Bijlani leads the Cloud Strategy and Design practice at IBM. This provides end to end advice, design, road mapping, and architectural services to help C-suite clients navigate their Cloud journeys.
Prior to this position, Varun led the Cloud Application Innovation practice in Europe and was accountable for strategy definition, practice development and execution of Cloud Migration and Microservices, Enterprise Applications on the cloud, IT Service Management and Enterprise Automation services.

He has also worked in Industry when he was Head of Global IT Operations, BG Group Plc., and was accountable for its global applications, infrastructure, information security portfolio, and the IT functional transformation.

Varun is a technology-enabled business transformation leader with over 22 years’ experience, combining domain knowledge and global program management expertise, with strategic and operational leadership within both consulting and industry.

Varun has lived and worked in the UK, India, Western and Central Europe, US, UAE and North Africa – and holds a PGD in Business Leadership from UWE, UK and Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electronics from Mumbai University, India. Across his career he has collaborated with clients to define and execute on their technology enabled business transformation, and is particularly passionate about helping clients embed change to extract sustainable value.