Ratan Datta joined SPi Global in 2003. From 2006 Ratan played key leadership roles in Technology and Operations until he became head of Global Operations in 2010. He was appointed President from early 2013, assuming overall responsibility of the Content business.
Under Ratan’s leadership, SPi’s content business almost tripled, making it the leading player in the Content Solutions space. It was during this time that SPi Global introduced a number of knowledge based services that catered to new market segments. Semantic enrichment, financial/risk/business analytics, digital content authoring and a suite of technology solutions became mainstream offerings.
Following divestment of SPi’s CRM business in September 2016, Ratan assumed the responsibilities of CEO and President of SPi Global, leading a team of 12,000+ content and technology specialists across multiple geographies.
Ratan has 24 years experience in IT and ITeS, the last 14 of which are in Content Solutions and Publishing. Prior to joining SPi Global, Ratan had started a software consulting setup, Riksoft, through which he consulted for Blue Ripple, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts and other US and European based organizations. In the mid-1990s Ratan was IT Manager for the French Institute of Pondicherry which was preceded by a short career in the Indian Army’s officer cadre. He is an alumnus of the Indian Military Academy and has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education.