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Pranav Jairam: Leading Digital Transformations Through Strategy, Creativity, & Innovation

Pranav Jairam: Leading Digital Transformations Through Strategy, Creativity, & Innovation

 Pranav Jairam,  CIO

Pranav Jairam


Changing consumer habits and lifestyles have been shaping the Indian bakery industry for many years. When the trend of the consumption of baked products started to set in the domestic market, CS Aerotherm found its way to become a leading player in the commercial bakery equipment domain partnering with some of the reputed names of the industry including Britannia, Parle, Amul, Monginis, Haldirams, and Bonn Foods. One of the torchbearers of CS Aerotherm, Pranav Jairam, for over 15 years, as the Chief Information Officer has been enabling the company to remain at the forefront of industry evolution, maintaining its success by staying ahead of the curve.

With his strong leadership skills, deep-rooted ethical values, zest for customer satisfaction, and ability to adapt technology to every business operation, Pranav has been successfully able to maintain the decades-old reputation of the company making it stand as a veteran in its sphere and positioning it miles apart from its competitors.

In addition to being knowledgeable and strategic in the tech space, Pranav is a proficient businessperson who strategically balances the goals and objectives of the organization while also making sure his teams remain supported, motivated, happy, and successful. In the role of a CIO, he is a great decision-maker, leader, and anticipator of business growth. Let’s hear it from him.

What has been your success mantra?
I strongly believe that when we develop a passion for learning, we never cease to grow. Throughout my journey, I have made learning a part of my personal and professional development in an effort to avoid
stagnation and reach my full potential. I indulge myself in reading about the growth strategies of successful entrepreneurs and keep adopting new technology while making sure it works for me and the people around me. I believe that change is the only constant and one of the most effective ways of dealing with change is to be a lifelong learner.

I believe that change is the only constant and one of the most effective ways of dealing with change is to be a lifelong learner

How would you define CS Aerotherm as an organization and its current position in the market?
CS Aerotherm found its way to the commercial bakery equipment domain in the year 1997 with a longterm technical collaboration with FN Aerotherm, Denmark to manufacture rotary rack and electrical deck ovens and the most advanced Diesel, Gas, Electric Rotary Rack ovens. Even after 26 years, the company’s product range not only meets the demand of domestic clients but also highly satisfies clientele in countries of the Indian sub-continent, Middle East, and Africa.

How do you keep yourself up-to-date with ongoing industry trends to steer your organization toward the future?
As some one who has been in this industry for over 15 years, I understand the importance of staying up to date with industry trends and technological advancements. This requires a commitment to continuous learning and development, as well as a willingness to be open to new ideas and approaches. I follow industry experts and influencers and read about the latest technological advancements to help my team to identify new opportunities for growth and innovation. I encourage them to stay ahead of the curve by thinking out of the box and delivering solutions that have a great impact on the growth of the business. With a deep understanding of the latest developments, I believe, one can make more informed decisions
about the direction of the business,the products or services, and the strategies that are used to reach goals.

What is the future destination you are heading towards?
In the past 15 years in the organization, I have been overseeing people, processes, and technologies within the company's IT organization to ensure delivery outcomes that support the goals of the business. Going forward, I aspire to continue to initiate and sustain high quality standards that have been the main drivers in the manufacturing process of CS Aerotherm while bringing in the latest technology support to keep meeting international standards.

Apart from that, I have recently been positioned as the Managing Director of a technology-based business where I am leveraging my experience and knowledge to take it to greater heights.

In light of your strong experience within the industry, what advice would you give to the upcoming industry leaders?
The only way to achieve sustainable success is to keep up with technological innovation while ensuring its application to the prevailing business system. In today's digital competitive market, you can only take the principle of ‘I will never stop learning’ and apply its content to the next success plan. When you are up to date with the latest emerging changes in the digital world, you are likely to be more engaged with these changes than other competitors. So, to be at the top of the curve, you must continuously keep up with the concept of digital transformation and technological innovation.

Pranav Jairam, Chief Information Officer, CS Aerotherm
Pranav has a Bachelor’s degree in IT from Griffith College, Australia, and 15 years of professional experience in building and leading multiple tech-enabled businesses. Apart from being the CIO of CS Aerotherm, he is also the Managing Director of his new venture, Mechtrace by CS Bakery Solutions.

•Hobbies:Learning about new technology
•Favorite Cuisine:Chinese
•Favorite Book:Rich Dad, Poor Dad

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