Jaya Deshmukh is Executive Vice President (EVP), Strategy and Transformation at Colt Technology Services, reporting directly to Colt’s CEO Keri Gilder. Jaya is responsible for managing and driving Colt’s strategic roadmap and relationships, while striving to elevate the organisation’s overall purpose and vision. Jaya joined Colt from Google Cloud where most recently she held the position of Head of Strategy – EMEA, heading up the creation and curation of Google’s Cloud EMEA strategy. She has also held roles at Microsoft, PwC and Cognizant, where she was responsible for implementing digital solutions and accelerating cloud consumption to drive customer success. Jaya is based in London, UK, with her two daughters.