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Shalini Kapoor is leading Mobile Enterprise applications Research at India Research Labs. She is building strategy and implementation around novel mobile solutions for Smarter Planet. Her research is leveraging mobile, speech, social networking, and context assets to improve urban and rural life . She is researching on needs and demands of mobile users and solutions spanning retail, healthcare, travel, banking and telco which will benefit citizens of the emerging countries.

Shalini is a Senior Certified IBM Executive IT Architect.

In her previous roles at Software group she has led team of architects and technical specialists across all 5 Software brands. She has provided technical directions to key systems integration (SI) partners(Infosys, Accenture,TCS, Wipro, Cognizant,Cap Gemini) on how to align IBM products to various industry segments, develop joint solutions, ramp up of the practices on skills, develop Center of Excellences within partners, increase awareness on IBM products and increase certified resources on IBM. She was responsible for providing architectural and design guidance to Global and Major System Integrators for multi million deals happening globally. She nurtured creation of several Centre of Excellences and spearheaded SOA initiatives with the SIs. She also created an architectural support model for GMSIs that is repeatable, reusable, successfully proven and has a multiplier effect across several projects.

Prior to joining IBM she was working with the Strategy division of large services organization in India as an architect.

She is Co Chair of Technical Experts Council and an ex-officio member of Academy of Technology.

Shalini has done her B.Tech in Computer Science from University of Lucknow and MBA in Information Systems from S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.