Karthik Narain leads Accenture Cloud First, with responsibility for helping clients shape, move and operate their business in the cloud to accelerate innovation and achieve their digital transformation goals. He is also a member of the company’s Global Management Committee.
Accenture Cloud First is a multi-service group that provides the full stack of cloud services spanning strategy, industry-specific cloud journeys, cloud data and AI, migration and modernization, and secure cloud management, as well as change and talent management for continuous innovation. In his role leading Accenture Cloud First, Karthik is focused on extending the company’s leadership in cloud with Accenture’s ecosystem partners and through investments in deep industry capabilities and solutions, cloud acquisitions and talent.
A technology industry veteran, Karthik most recently served as the lead for Accenture Technology in North America, helping guide Global 2000 brands in using the power of the cloud and other technologies to transform their businesses. Over his 20-year career, he has led many innovative technology programs for clients across a variety of industry sectors, including Financial Services, High Tech and Software and Platforms. Karthik also previously led Technology services for Accenture’s Communications, Media and High-Tech industry segments.
Prior to joining Accenture in 2015, Karthik led the High-Tech business for HCL Technologies where he was responsible for some of HCL’s marquee client relationships.
Karthik holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Management from the University of Madras and a master’s degree in Computer Science and Management from Bharathidasan University.