Anoop Handa: Business-Centric Technology Leader Leveraging Technology and Human Capital Resources to Create Business Value

Anoop Handa

Every day it seems that the technology is pushing the boundaries of what consulting services can deliver to its customers. HR technologies and Analytics are shaping the future of an organization. Newer tech concepts like AI, Machine Learning, and Chatbots are creating next-generation HR systems for the future workforce.
Creative leadership is the ability to create innovative solutions especially in face of structurally complex or changing environment.  It is the philosophy which embraces a change while seeking opportunity everywhere. The best creativity comes from a desire to contribute to the lives of others. Anoop Handa is one such entrepreneur who founded the Anlight Consulting Services (Anlight) to create immense business value by leveraging technology and human capital resources.
Boasting years of Corporate Experience
Anoop has completed his engineering from Delhi College of Engineering which is one of the premier colleges of engineering. After completing his engineering, he joined TCS and got global exposure in IT Consulting.  Anoop has over two decades of extensive, multi-disciplinary global experience in Technology and Business Leadership coupled with deep knowledge of Finance and HR services industry.
Anoop has given his fruitful contribution to numerous reputed multinational companies in strategic leadership roles. This work experience has helped him to develop leadership, people management, and entrepreneurship skills to work in a challenging environment. He has also given his contribution to large Entities in India as the Country CIO. Prior to that he has set up and managed global delivery centers (off-shoring) for large, global companies in the BFSI domain.
Preliminary Struggles and Values
Anoop has worked with some of the great mentors, excellent bosses and wonderful colleagues during his professional journey. Urge for continuous learning opportunities, flexibility to take up new roles across various geographies did bring several challenges in his life. With effective people management, networking skills, ability to adapt, taking ownership and accountability towards goals and deliverables, he overcame all challenges. The philosophy of ‘Aspire-Commit-Deliver’ has always helped him to grow into a better person.
Talking about his beliefs and values Anoop Said, “I strongly believe that Passion, Positive Attitude, and Determination to Excel keeps pushing me to do a lot more and has always been a great motivation to push my boundaries. Thoughts create destiny and hence motto in life has always been to Think Big, Believe in Yourself and Make It Happen!”
Driving Business Excellence through Consulting
Anlight Consulting Services (Anlight) is a customer-centric and delivery oriented consulting company that partners with its customers to create immense business value by leveraging technology and human capital resources. The company’s services portfolio comprises strategic IT consulting / vCIO (pay per use virtual CIO model), IT services and mid-senior IT Recruitment Services.
The virtual CIO engagement delivers the required technology leadership to their customers against the service fees in ‘pay as you use’ service delivery model. This is a cost-effective way of achieving CIO competencies to meet business goals. vCIO services is delivering the benefits of top-tier professional expertise with genuine commercial experience, time-tested best practices, domain knowledge and access to the best IT vendors without having the need to have a full-time CIO.
Anlight’s CloudHub delivers a portfolio of cloud-based business solutions and applications to overcome complex business challenges through its multiple strategic alliances. Anlight Consulting has a strategic partnership with Ramco focused on their HCM solutions and US-based ThoughtAnalytik LLC to provide Analytics on cloud.
The philosophy of Anlight is to ‘Spread Expertise, Light up Excellence’ and help customers and partners to achieve ‘Business Enlightenment from Expertise’.
Leaving Mark on the Business World
Anoop shares a vision about his company and says, “Our vision is to be the preferred choice of our customers and partners globally and be valued for driving excellence and high performance through most optimal Technology and Human Capital”.
Under the leadership of Anoop, the company is acknowledged for its remarkable journey and has been the recipient of several awards and external recognition. The company has always been appreciated by its customers for superior customer engagement, responsiveness, flexibility, and deliverables.
With its successful track record of several medium to large scale human capital management (HCM) implementations, Anlight is well-placed to effectively manage the complexity of large HCM implementations and guide its customers in meeting the objectives of their strategic HCM initiative.
The company is growing consistently with increasing number of customers. Anlight has expanded their services across the globe. It is providing services to customers across Middle-East, South-East Asia and beyond.
Anoop believes that Anlight’s employees are the key assets of the organization. He further added, “Our employees are our brand ambassadors. We call each of our employees an ACE (Anlight Consulting Employee). And strongly believe that each one of our staff is an ACE and brings immense value to the organization”
Advice to Budding Entrepreneurs
Anoop believes that the entrepreneurial journey is full of challenges and needs an entirely different mindset than being in a job. Entrepreneurs, apart from having a determination and clarity on their goals, also need to focus to attract, develop and retain its team, customers and partners.
Anoop shares pieces of advice to budding entrepreneurs, “Entrepreneurs need to demonstrate both strategic as well as execution skills. Think before you leap to become an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are required to play multiple hats of a visionary, mentor, leader, salesperson, compliance and manager”
Source :-The 10 Most Creative Corporate Leaders to watch in 2018

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