Suparno Banerjee is Vice President of Government and Cities for Nokia Global Enterprise. In this role he leads a global team that shapes Nokia’s vertical segment strategy as well as business development efforts. Suparno and his team drive Nokia’s solutions and thought leadership in products, services and new business models related to connectivity, IoT, and analytics to enable digital transformation of cities and public sector agencies. The team also develops initiatives that extend Nokia’s value proposition to emerging areas, create new partnership models and for Nokia, expand its markets and drive long-term revenue growth.
Prior to joining Nokia, Suparno was Vice President of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) Public Sector Industry and was responsible for HPE’s Public Sector business. In a previous role at HPE, he was a member of the Office of the CEO and drove various new growth initiatives across the enterprise. During his career at HPE, he held positions responsible for HPE’s business strategy for Asia Pacific and Japan region during which time he was based in Beijing and then Singapore. He also held various leadership positions that had responsibilities for HPE’s products and services portfolio in the Public Sector vertical.
Earlier, Suparno was a Director with Deloitte Consulting and led the start-up of Deloitte’s Federal Government consulting practice in the US. Previously, he was an industry leader for IBM where he helped start IBM’s Government Industry consulting business. He also served as a faculty member at IBM’s Advanced Business Institute. Before joining IBM, Suparno led KPMG’s emerging markets technology consulting organization. Suparno’s career includes stints at the World Bank and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited. He has worked with government and commercial clients around the world during his 30+ year career.
Suparno is a recognized thought leader in Smart Cities and Digital Government Transformation. He serves on two World Economic Forum panels – the newly formed panel on “Platform Economy and Systems” and as a member of the Steering Committee for “The Future of Urbanization”. He is a frequent advisor to policy makers, senior executives and presenter to industry analysts on topics related to Smart Cities, Digital Government and the enabling role of technology in complex transformations. He has authored numerous white papers on the topic of urbanization and technology-enabled transformation in government.
Suparno holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration.
He serves on the Board of TalentNomics Inc., a start-up, global, not-for-profit that focuses on developing the next generation of women leaders and increasing the global talent pool of women for executive and board positions.