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Azim Prem Ji Chairman, Wipro Type Public (BSE: 507685, NYSE: WIT) IT services IT consulting 1945 M. H. Premji Bangalore, Karnataka, India Azim Premji (Chairman) Girish Paranjpe (joint CEO) Suresh Vaswani (joint CEO) BPO Product Engineering Solutions Technology Infrastructure Services ▲ 23,606.30 crore (US$5.31 billion)(March 2010)  ▲ 6,268.40 crore (US$1.41 billion)(March 2010) ▲ 4,898.00 crore (US$1.1 billion)(March 2010)
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Sheth N.373 billion (March 2010) 112. Senapaty Suresh Vaswani Independent Directors Ashok S. Prabhakar Dr. Paranjpe Suresh C.com WIPRO’s Chairman Azim H. senior executives of Wipro and external members who are global leaders and visionaries. form the Wipro Board of Directors which provides direction and guidance to the organization. Ganguly B. Premji.Total assets Total equity Employees Website ▲ $7.340 billion (March 2010) ▲ $4. Executive Directors Girish S. Sinha William Arthur Owens Shyam Saran . Vaghul P.925 (June 2010)  Wipro. C. M. Henning Kagermann Jagdish N.
Azim. Wipro Technologies hired managers who held their employees to strict performance standards. When his father died in 1966. Wipro entered the information technology sector. This expanded their IT business and subsequently developed the first Indian 8086 chip.Under this program. In 1977. At that time. laundry soap. took on the leadership of the company at the age 21. This was the first in a string of products that would make Wipro one of India's first computer makers.Maharashtra. Wipro began developing its own computers. when IBM was asked to leave India. Wipro started a highly appreciated initiative called WASE . India founded by Azim Premji's father. He repositioned it and transformed Wipro (Western India Palm Refined Oil Ltd) into a consumer goods company that produced hydrogenated cooking oils/fat company.Wipro Academy of Software Excellence in 1996 . and in 1981 started selling the finished product. wax and tin containers and later set up Wipro Fluid Power to manufacture hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders in 1975. Pilani. In 1979.History Wipro (an acronym of "Western India Products Limited") started as a vegetable oil trading company in 1945 from an old mill at Amalner. Since 1992 Wipro has begun to grow its roots offshore in United States and by 2000 Wipro Ltd ADRs were listed on the New York Stock Exchange site. In 1980 Wipro moved into software development and started developing customized software packages for their hardware customers. it was valued at $2 million  . The company's revenue grew by 450% from 2002 to 2007. a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. . some of the brightest science graduates are selected and enrolled in an MS (Software Engineering) program in collaboration with BITS.
1977 . . Venkatesh.Incorporation as Western India Products Limited 1947 .Manufacture of Bakery Shortening Vanaspati at Amalner 1975 . • • • • • • 1988 .Diversification into engineering and manufacture of hydraulic cylinders as WINTROL (now called Wipro Fluid Power) division in Bangalore.Wipro Floating learning Centre. Electronic City 2.Diversification into Information Technology. Dr. Maharashtra.Manufacture of laundry soap 787 at Amalner 1970 . India 1960 .Incorporation of Wipro-GE medical systems 1992 .Establishment of an oil mill at Amalner.Crossed the $10 million mark in annualized revenues.Going global with global IT services division 1993 . India.Name of the Company changed to Wipro Products Limited 1980 . Sadasivam quit in one stoke from the IT division of giant public sector ECIL. This is the time the top IT Managers Sridhar Mitta. 1990 . 1945 . Bangalore.Busny to achieve the "TL9000 certification" for industry specific quality standards Wipro acquires American Management Systems’ global energy practice Becomes world's first PCMM Level 5 company. Laxman Rao.Hyderabad to join Wipro.
Established Wipro Academy of Software Excellence 2002 Wipro acquires Spectramind. Access Control System and Building Management Systems. 1995 . Ranked the 7th software services company in the world by BusinessWeek (Infotech 100. 2004 Crossed the $1 Billion m IDC rates Wipro as the leader among worldwide offshore service providers 2005 .• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Premji established Azim Premji Foundation.Wipro acquires Gallagher Financial Systems to enter mortgage loan origination space.Wipro acquires US's Infocrossing for 600mn 2009 .Wipro acquires Enabler to enter Niche Retail market 2007 . Wipro stops Semiconductor IP Solutions and closes NewLogic Sophia-Antipolis R&D. Wipro becomes only Indian company featured in Business Week’s 100 bestperforming technology companies.Wipro acquires mPower to enter payments space and also acquires European System on Chip (SoC) design firm NewLogic. 2006 . a not-for-profit organization for elementary education. France Wipro Launches ESS . Wipro Technologies Wins Prestigious IEEE Award for Software Process Excellence Wipro Technologies awarded prestigious ITSMA award for services marketing excellence Wipro wins the 2003 Asian Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise Award.Electronic Security Solutions with Products in CCTV System. November 2002) 2003 Wipro acquires Nervewire. .
Process Consulting. Procurement. The range of services extends from Enterprise Application Services (CRM. and Technology Consulting. Over the years we have raised the bar in delivering solutions that make a difference in the technology landscape while leading to enhanced value for our customers. people and customers with more than 200 customers in US. IT Services: Wipro provides complete range of IT Services to the organization. ERP. Telecom. the building is a huge tourist attraction. Our innovation is driven by strong Research and Development (R&D) talent who can deliver key solutions.Major Divisions: Cyber Towers the software landmark of Hyderabad. Loyalty Services and Knowledge Services. people and technical infrastructure. HR Services. In 2002. IBM and Accenture. Wipro enables firms to introduce new products rapidly. Product Engineering Solutions: Wipro is the largest independent provider of R&D services in the world. The Global Command Center that envisions solutions and services for our clients IT infrastructure is a result of this innovative process. Located at Madhapur surrounded by many software majors like Wipro. Technology Infrastructure Service: Wipro's Technology Infrastructure Services (TIS) is the largest Indian IT infrastructure service provider in terms of revenue. Japan and over 650 customers in India. Wipro's enterprise solutions serve a host of industries such as Energy and Utilities. Consulting Services: Wipro offers services in Business Consulting. Quality Consulting. Business Process Outsourcing: Wipro provides business process outsourcing services in areas Finance & Accounting. eProcurement and SCM) to e-Business solutions. We have sustained this innovative spirit in every endeavor of ours. Wipro acquiring Spectramind and became one of the largest BPO service players. Europe. Our Advisory Board provides a strategic direction to the innovative initiatives at . Innovation: Ideas that change the world Change has always been driven by innovation at Wipro. Using "Extended Engineering" model for leveraging R&D investment and accessing new knowledge and experience across the globe. Finance. and Media and Entertainment.
Automotive: CRM Data Warehouse Mobile Portals and Content Management Multimedia Security Storage Linux .NET Supply Chain Web Services From Quality to Business Excellence: As the world’s first SEI CMM Level 5 company. defect-free delivery of products and services. The Quality Management System (QMS). the Wipro Way. as well as internal processes and people management. called Veloci-Q. The incubation of ideas is overseen by the Innovation Council who also look into the process and budgetary flow of the project. Innovation is driven by the various Centers of Excellence (CoEs) that work on projects related to specific domains like. We believe that business success and market leadership comes through innovation and a culture of excellence driven by our total quality management system and our business excellence model. is a consolidation of experiences and best . Wipro’s Quality Management System Wipro’s Quality Journey Towards Business Excellence Assuring Outcome Wipro’s Quality Management System: Wipro’s customers trust the strength of the quality processes that have always assured them of timely.Wipro. Wipro endeavors to deliver reliability and perfection to customers by maintaining high standards in service offerings and products.
to further the efficiency of its processes. Wipro now offers its key customers value adds. Towards Business Excellence: To enhance the value and experience that customers derive from Wipro. This leverages the strong process driven culture of Wipro. Wipro has become extremely proficient in the application of these methodologies for internal processes as well as in our customer’s organizations. over the years. way back in 1998. Wipro’s Quality Journey . This is dynamic. meeting specific technology and domain specific requirements with ease. Lean methodology was adopted from the world-class Toyota Production System for improving the efficiency of the delivery engine. etc. Six Sigma. structured approach and framework to service excellence that has proven its effectiveness in the service sector. again a first in the industry. in the year 2005. Using this framework. From Agile to Lean to Six Sigma. and a steadily improving level of experience. brings in an outward-in transformation and a culture of service excellence. Novel approaches adopted from the Japanese . to our customers. and also all encompassing.practices that are also aligned to standard quality models and certification. bears testimony to the goodness of the QMS. The Business Excellence Framework has also helped Wipro and its customers get more from its various process excellence methodologies. the improvement in customer satisfaction measured through an independent. they are all now closely aligned to the daily work management practices. generic and domain specific. and achieve operational excellence internally.a series of firsts:In line with Wipro’s belief in constant innovation.700 basis points is a clear indicator of the success of this structure. Wipro adopted a unique. Wipro was the first to adopt Six Sigma in IT delivery. This elevates the level of quality assurance delivered through our processes. Wipro has been a pioneer in adopting and adapting several improvement methodologies like Lean. where there has been a year-on-year improvement of over 1. Kaizen. Wipro rolled out its proprietary Business Excellence Framework called the ‘Wipro Way’ in 2006. achieving significant improvements not only in the customers’ IT processes but also critical business processes. The fact that Wipro has consistently been assessed and certified on critical quality models. and are integrated into the QMS. In keeping with our culture of pioneering best practices and methodologies drawn from various industries. third party agency.
has helped Wipro build a culture of excellence. and work on bridging the same. that focus on ‘improve by two or reduce by half’ are just another example of Wipro’s continued quest for excellence. Further.600 Six Sigma projects completed till date. Further. These projects have employed Lean principles. engaging over 10. UK.000 people as Green Belts. Customer expectations have evolved from where it was. Finalists for the Process Excellence Awards at International Quality & Productivity Center. and a consistent project approach that solves key problems using the most appropriate methods. and the quality function has closely worked to enable this successfully. Black Belts and Master Black Belts. Wipro has adopted the agile methodology. This is amply illustrated by the following: • • • • Winner for Best Project Achievement in Customer Experience at ‘The Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Award 2009’ at Orlando. and demonstrated a significant upside on productivity and capability to handle requirements volatility. A look at some of our innovative approaches to enhance quality. the gaps. widespread.500 projects in Wipro. by utilizing tools like the SLA prediction tool that has been developed internally Wipro and the customer can predict and plan for service levels more • . and quality needs to address these unique needs. organization-wide training. Wipro has adopted ITIL to assure services delivery in the managed services space. in an iterative manner. so far. Assuring Outcome Each business is unique. like the five day.manufacturing sector. Over the years Wipro has moved from managing processes to managing outcomes for the customers. To address complex development needs of customers. More than 150 practitioners of Lean have facilitated over 1. as experienced by customers across our various groups makes it clear that Wipro has been successful in achieving this. 2009. Over 5. over 100 Agile projects have been executed successfully in Wipro. intense Kaizen events. to looking for a partner who can manage and assure outcomes. Benchmarking the baseline with Gartner has helped us identify best in class performance.
Wipro Arabia for excellence in keeping Indian Flag high in other countries.IDAM-in-a-Rack has won the Global Product Excellence Award 2010 in the Identity Management Solution Category . • Wipro receives Most Outstanding Alliance Partner of the Year Award in AsiaPacific and Japan from HP. India.. In the BPO space. 2010 for Nagarajan A. Business Operations. Leadership Award in the Solution Partners Category by RSA. Wipro’s Process Labs simulate customer environment.Wipro was the only IT partner to receive an award from Indus. • Bharat Gaurav Award. • Partner of the Year Award for Systems Integration. to help deliver best-in-class performance.accurately. . Indus Towers Customer Award for Excellence in Delivery. Use of SLA governance tools allows us to provide the customer online and real time visibility into actual performance. Applications and Middleware from Oracle. This is the third time in the last five years that Wipro Technologies has been recognized by HP Software and Solutions. Awards & Recognition Wipro is one of the most recognized and respected companies worldwide and has been awarded with innumerable corporate awards for the various milestones and innovations achieved. 2010 • Wipro's Identity and Access Management (IDAM) Solution . and also significantly reduce the costs associated with reporting. VP. A structured four step standardization approach helps standardize and automate the way we work to deliver enhanced and consistent customer experience. • • • Outstanding Partner of the Year Award from Radware.
a business unit of Wipro Limited. . • Wipro’s CIGMA wins NASSCOM Award for Process Innovation as CIGMA enables customers to manage IT outsourcing engagements through business linked KPI’s rather than traditional IT SLA’s. pharma and retail. client acquisitions and push towards Green technologies. both organically and through acquisitions. Wipro's products have touched the lives of millions of consumers across India and global markets. • Wipro receives 2010 Global Impact Award from Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce for success in job creation and positive impact on Atlanta's economy in 2009. Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting has been one of the fastest growing FMCG companies. baby care products.• Wipro Infotech is the Indian IT Company of the Year 2009. With a vast plethora of products spanning soaps. health and wellness. started with vegetable oil production in 1947 and has since come a long way and established a profitable presence in the branded retail market. It is also a leader in institutional lighting in specified segments like software. Wipro Group Companies: Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCLG). Wipro EcoEnergy Wipro EcoEnergy. Springboard Research chooses Wipro for impressive revenue growth. the renewable energy services arm of Wipro. is a one-stop shop for all the renewable and alternative needs of your organization. CIGMA integrates cutting edge technology and process elements to deliver stability of the client’s business platform at a lower cost. Our scope of work provides the entire range of sustainable and energy efficient solutions such as.
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