Vishal Anand

Vishal Anand

Head of Digital Excellence
Sinyar Hospitality

A senior management professional with more than 26 years of experience in managing multiple disciplines across Information Technology (IT), Destination Management(DMC) , Retail, Hospitality and Human Resources (HR) in a world class organisations. This includes 16+ years of experience in creating business & IT strategies, operational planning, building high performance teams and implementation of change across the entire Human Resources and Leisure domains.

• Currently the Head of Digital Excellence at Sinyar Hospitality responsible for driving digital transformation – digital channels & backoffice, workplace productivity tools, analytics and driving innovation, change and business enabling technology outcomes for the Hospitality vertical of Sinyar
• Performed Head of IT function at Dubai Holding Hospitality Asset Management and Jumeirah Restaurants responsible for driving digital transformation and change.
• Recognized as Top 100 Future CIO 2023 by HotTopics, an award which have been nominated by a community of 15,000 global executives and selected by esteemed panel of judges. This recognizes the top global executives leading business transformation efforts in their respective organisations.
• Recognized as the Top 100 Digital Transformation Leader in UAE for individuals who have made exceptional contributions to advancing technology in the region and have demonstrated outstanding skills, vision, and innovation, propelling the digital transformation landscape of the UAE to new heights.
• Led the business process definition, solution architecture , Integration Landscape and data management, overseeing IBM ( integration partner) and implementation of SAP ERP suite of products as part of Group Transformation at Emirates Group
• Managed the corporate HR systems across Emirates Group – a 90 million AED portfolio covering Hire to Retire lifecycle systems
• Implemented Business solutions, multiple innovations and managed change for multiple disciplines across operations and Backoffice functions includes Oracle suite of products.
• Established and managed on-going services/contracts of Offshore Centres with Infosys, CSC and NIIT
• Provided leadership & guidance to 40 project mgrs delivering transformation projects across the Group
• An industry leader having won external awards (MUSE gold winner 2018, MEA Platinum winner 2017, IDC 2022, HotTopics 2023, DT100 2023 ) and many internal awards for implementation of innovative projects.
• Recognized industry expert - Keynote speaker and panel member at numerous industry events and forums

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Agility and Adaptability: How CIOs are enabling organizations to pivot and innovate rapidly to stay ahead of the curve.

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Vishal Anand | Head of Digital Excellence, Sinyar Hospitality