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The CESC Challenge

The CESC Challenge

Suggest a low-cost technology solution to improve the overall efficiency of the current meter reading process

Company Info

Starting as India's first fully integrated electrical utility, we have been generating and distributing electrical power in Kolkata and Howrah since 1899. We are the sole distributor of electricity within an area of 567 sq km of Kolkata and Howrah serving 2.7 million consumers which includes domestic, industrial and commercial users. We own and operate four thermal power plants generating 1225 MW of power.

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CIO Profile

Debashis Roy
Vice President- IT, CESC Ltd.

Debashis currently serves as the Vice President at CESC Ltd.

The Challenge


Mentor’s Profile

  • Ajay Sharma

    Enterprise Mobility Expert, Capgemini

  • The world is getting smaller and its in your hands, literaly in your hands , this is the world of mobile. Ajay Sharma helps the clients

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Jury Members

  • Debashis Roy

    Vice President- IT, CESC Ltd.

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    Debashis Roy

    “The nexus between IT and Business essentially lies in the successful alignment of People, Process and Technology in an Enterprise.”

    Debashis currently serves as the Vice President at CESC Ltd. – a Rs. 5500 crore, vertically integrated private sector power utility. In his current role, Debashis is in charge of the Information Technology (IT) operations of CESC and its subsidiary companies. He is primarily responsible for formulating and implementing the company’s IT strategy and road map in alignment with the organization’s overall business objectives and goals. Debashis is a veteran in the IT industry who has the distinction of spearheading numerous IT projects for CESC and its group companies. At CESC, At CESC, Debashis is part of the senior leadership team and actively partcipates in various strategic sessions.

  • Vijay Shanbhag

    Head of Delivery & Operations Local Business Services, India & Middle East, Capgemini

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    Vijay Shanbhag

    About 18 years experience in Consulting (14 years), Procurement & logistics (3+ years) and Sales 14 years in ERP services and counsulting – Capgemini (13 years) and Pricewaterhouse (1 year) Significant exposure on international engagements having worked in US, Japan, Kuwait, Thailand and Singapore on long term assignment Associated with offshore and Distributed Delivery since 2001 until 2007 Was project Manager for first ever SAP offshore project for Capgemini India with Nissan NA in year 2001

    Major clients handled – ExxonMobil, GE Silicones, Corus, Schneider Electric, Kirloskar Electric, Kuwait National Petroleum, Philips CE, Catholic Healthcare West, Asian Paints, Essar Group, Gas Authority of India, Abu Dhabi System Information Center (ADSIC), Shipping Corporation of India etc.

  • Dr. Rajib Mall

    Prof. at IIT, Kharagpur.

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    Dr. Rajib Mall

    Dr. Rajib Mall obtained all his professional degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and the doctoral degrees from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He worked for Motorola(India) for about three years before joining the faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT, Kharagpur, where he is at present working as a professor. He has guided more than a dozen Ph.D. theses and has published more than 150 refereed international journal and conference papers. He has done consultancy projects for organizations such as General Motors, Infosys, Honeywell, and Usha Telecom. He works mostly in the areas of program analysis and testing for traditional as well as emerging software systems.

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