In 2005, Ginni Rometty at the Enterprise Business Services unit of IBM worldwide and heralded changes that would have long running implications and would lead to the explosive growth of IBM in India.
Mohan of IBM Research in Silicon Valley as the IBM India Chief Scientist, a new position that was created for that purpose.
Mohan served in that position from June 2006 to January 2009 in Bangalore and then returned to IBM Research - Almaden.
At an investor meet in 2006, she identified five areas that would transform IBM and bring 'profitable growth'.
In order of importance, they were Business Transformation Outsourcing, Application Management Services, Business Solutions, Small & Medium Business & Innovation.
It has facilities in Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Gurgaon, Noida, Chandigarh, Indore, Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore, Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad.
Between 20, IBM's head count in India has grown by almost 800%, from 9,000 in 2003 IBM is very secretive about the geographic distribution of its employees.
By most estimates, it has close to a third of its 430,000 employees (~ 150,000) in India, and it likely has more employees there than in the US.
IBM, in an analyst meeting held at Bangalore on 6 June 2005 stated that IBM's India plans are for the long term & committed to invest billion in the next three years in India, triple the amount invested in the three years preceding the meeting.
IBM worldwide expects its revenues to be around 0 billion by 2010, of which nearly billion (68%) would come from IBM Global Services alone, with an estimate of about 200,000 employees. Roughly translated, IBM's Indian employees would generate billion of IBM's revenues in 2010.
IBM Global Services (now split to Business Services & Technical Services) was called the "jewel in the IBM crown" by the Aberdeen group in 2003.
For worldwide IBM, this is the group that contributes to more than half its global revenues ( billion in 2005) presently and growng at a healthy rate (8% in 2005).