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Somasundaram

Teckost IT Services Pvt Limited
Chennai
About MyselfAcademic and Professional background
Som is an engineering graduate from the University of Madras with ITIL and CIISA certifications.
Vice President and Global Head of Procurement at Cyient , Vice President–Global Head of Procurement, Sutherland Global Services and Polaris. Even prior to that Som worked with Tata Elxsi Ltd, Imtac LLC, Calisys Technology Ltd., Zenith Computers Ltd., and Sterling Computers Ltd.
Academic and Professional background
Som is an engineering graduate from the University of Madras with ITIL and CIISA certifications.
Vice President and Global Head of Procurement at Cyient , Vice President–Global Head of Procurement, Sutherland Global Services and Polaris. Even prior to that Som worked with Tata Elxsi Ltd, Imtac LLC, Calisys Technology Ltd., Zenith Computers Ltd., and Sterling Computers Ltd.
He has over twenty-five years of experience, largely in procurement, in leading Indian and multi-national corporations and is highly respected in the industry.
Som started his career in the sales & IT functions and after an extremely successful stint moved to the other side of the table. His intimate knowledge of B2B sales positioned him very well to carve out win-win deals and partnerships that saved millions of dollars for the companies he worked with These also forged long-term associations with vendors that helped realise strategic value for his organisations.
Som brings an unique ability to blend together a deep knowledge of best practices in IT ,procurement, an understanding of sales processes and an innate need to work out win-win deals in the most ethical and long-term way possible. This has helped him redefine the procurement function in IT companies into an effective platform for working with the best industry partners while saving millions of dollars for his employers
Som is well-respected for his deep skills in Vendor Management, Software Outsourcing, Asset Life Cycle Planning and Procurement Automation.
Som managed over a billion sourcing transactions and $50 Billion Spend
He is a sought-after speaker at various forums . Som speaks on procurement, IT, processes and best practices, global supply chain management and negotiation skills.
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About our product, Teckost.com as its the first-ever product of its kind, launched on 1st Jan 2019 and we have around 2500 active global users accessing our product. We are alos in conversation with certifying agencies to get our product certfied on Sustainability.



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