3stepIT has appointed Pankaj Saharan to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).In his role, Pankaj will drive the organisation’s innovation agenda, with a focus on developing the next generation of the company’s market leading asset management platform.
Pankaj is a senior industry leader with experience across a range of B2B and B2C sectors, including e-commerce, digital marketing and telecommunications. Before 3StepIT, Pankaj has held technical leadership roles at Wärtsilä, Nokia and Zalando.
Since joining 3stepIT as interim CIO in August 2021, Pankaj has drawn on his experience scaling world-class engineering teams and advising on lean start-up methodologies to accelerate the innovation, development and deployment of 3stepIT’s products and services.
Based in Helsinki, he will be charged with ensuring the company’s powerful asset management platform continues to meet the needs of its 3000 plus strong customer-base, by ensuring enterprise IT is efficient, secure and sustainable.
In addition, Pankaj will be responsible for 3stepIT’s ongoing digital transformation, future-proofing the organisation and ensuring its operations and infrastructure remain world class.
Carmen Ene, 3stepIT CEO said: “At 3stepIT we have a proud history of innovation. We’re entrepreneurial, nimble and customer focussed. This has given us the privilege of working with thousands of organisations globally, with more than 2.2 million business-critical assets under management. We take this duty of care very seriously, offering an unrivalled, secure and sustainable asset management service for our customers. It’s clear Pankaj’s leadership and data management experience will be an important part of scaling and developing our service offer for the future.”
Pankaj Saharan, 3stepIT Chief Technology Officer, said: “Globally, businesses are under increasing pressure to optimise their IT operations, demonstrate ROI and guarantee world class data security. It’s fantastic to be part of an organisation that meets those business needs and is pursuing an aggressive innovation agenda, designed to be world leading in its field. I look forward to pushing our exciting product development roadmap forward to meet the needs our growing and increasingly sophisticated customer base.”
Pankaj holds a Master of Science in Mobile Computing, Services and Security with Aalto University, and a Master of Business Informatics from Helsinki Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences.
3stepIT is a Technology Lifecycle Management provider with an ambition to reduce e-waste and global emissions by helping businesses to consume technology more sustainably.
3stepIT offers an end-to-end approach to acquiring, managing and refreshing IT devices that is cost-efficient, convenient and environmentally friendly.
The company’s asset management platform, AssetIQ®, simplifies budgeting, upkeep and renewal and minimises IT security risks by providing real-time insights into device health, including information on anti-virus and protection software. A powerful reporting engine provides complete visibility of every asset by cost centre, product group and location.
The company, which serves more than 3,400 businesses worldwide, plays an active role in the circular economy by refurbishing and reselling end of life IT devices. In doing so, it prevents over half a million devices from being destroyed and sent to landfill each year.
Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, 3stepIT employs more than 400 people and operates refurbishing centres in Finland, Sweden and Norway.