Digital and Information Technology Practice News Announcement

Digital and Information Technology Practice News Announcement

By: Jim Gitney   |     April 3, 2017

“With the addition of its Digital Technology Practice, Group 50 is fast becoming the only Consulting Partner needed by middle market companies”

Group50® announces that is has formed a Digital and Information Technology practice with Shirish Néné as its’ practice lead. “I am pleased to have Shirish join Group50 as its’ Digital and Information Technology practice lead. He and his team, located in Virginia and India, bring a wealth of experience in Digital Technology, IT Ops and the know how for leveraging digital systems for the next wave of productivity. In today’s world, digital technology platform leverage is one of the critical objectives of our clients. The Digital Technology Practice and the industry experience of its executive leadership team, rounds out our middle market management strategy and consulting services in the areas of Strategic Execution, Market Effectiveness, Organizational Development, Global Initiatives, Business Transformation, Manufacturing, Distribution and Sourcing” said Jim Gitney, CEO of Group50.

The Digital and Information Technology Practice is built around Centers of Excellence (CoEs) for Strategy, Operations, and Implementation. The practice has a seasoned executive team consisting of Shirish Néné (practice head), Raju Chellaton (Global Operations lead) who will soon join the practice and Arun Lonkar (Implementation Services lead). This team brings 90+ years of hands-on experience leading transformative initiatives in the private and public sectors. The practice provides assessment, planning and program management services in IT Strategy Planning and Execution, Cloud implementations, Data center Consolidations, Process Reengineering, Service Management Design, Computer Telephony Integrations, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Planning, Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management.

“As Information Technology takes its place as a strategic asset in the corporate arsenal for success, mid-market C-level executives increasingly see defining digital strategy and aligning it with core business objectives as a top priority.  Group50 is positioning itself as the partner of choice to help them get there.”

“I am delighted to join the leadership team of Group50, an organization that shares my belief that professional integrity is at the heart of who we are and what we do and that digital technology is at the heart of our clients’ success. Like the mid-market clients we serve, we understand that excellence derives not from our size, but our ability to understand the relationship between digital technology, cost effective business processes and competitive advantage” said Shirish Néné.

About Shirish Néné: Shirish has over 30 years of extensive industry experience and a reputation as a customer-focused executive blending business needs with technological innovation to deliver top line and bottom line results. He has a successful track record leading Software Development, IT Operations, and Strategy Development Organizations. Shirish’s background includes over 18 years with Verizon where he held leadership roles in a variety of large corporate initiatives ranging from cloud implementations, data center consolidations, data analytics, cyber-security, disaster recovery, business continuity planning, and setting up global operations. He has championed Lean Six Sigma reengineering efforts that have more than halved process times. He has a strong foundation in sound agile methodology, release, customer, and project management practices. Shirish has successfully managed large infrastructure budgets in excess of $100M and has worked with various US and international consulting practices. He holds a Master’s in Physics and a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.

About Group50: Founded in 2004, the focus of Group50® started out in Global Manufacturing and Distribution. Over the last few years, they have been utilizing their expertise in Strategic Planning, Value Stream Mapping, Continuous Improvement, Lean Business and Organizational Development in other industries such as Healthcare Analytics, non-profits, professional firms and retail. The company relies heavily on 50+ assessments and workshops in Group50’s Company Physical® to guide their approach and transfer skills to client organizations. Group50 utilizes former operating executives and professionals who work side by side with clients as consultants, interim executives, board members, coaches and advisers.

If you are looking for a consulting partner who can help you navigate tough issues inside your business and who will work side by side with your team during implementations, you can request more information here, send us an email to, or call us at (909) 949-9083.


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This entry was posted in Business Transformation, Information Technology, News, Strategy 5.0, Value stream mapping, on April 3, 2017

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