Mr. Subramanian Ramadorai (Ex-CEO TCS), was the adviser to the Prime Minister of India in the national council on skill development, Government of India.
He held the rank equivalent to an Indian Cabinet Minister. Earlier, he was CEO and MD of Tata Consultancy Services from 1996 to 2009 & Vice – Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services till 6 October 2014. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian honor.
In 2004, he won Business India’s “Business Man of the Year” award. In 2003, S Ramadorai received the Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also been honored with CNBC Asia Pacific’s prestigious “Asia Business Leader of the Year” Award in 2002 as well as the ”Management Man of the Year” award by the Bombay Management Association.
He was named in June 2002, by Consulting Magazine (USA) as being among the Top 25 Most Influential Consultants in the world, the only Indian CEO on the list.
He has been honored with the position of “IT Advisor to Qingdao City”, People’s Republic of China. On 28 April 2009, Ramadorai was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
K. Jayaramakrishnan, popularly known as JRK, has around 35 years in the IT Industry
He had roles starting from ground level execution transforming into senior leadership and board-level responsibilities and experience in sales & marketing across Global markets. He has been widely recognized for operational excellence and innovative business approaches and managing the international market.
Fondly called JRK is currently a Consultant in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) TCS after superannuating from TCS as Vice President, Head – Global Alliances. He is also a Director of Rajalakshmi Institutions. With around 35 years in the IT Industry, he has been with Tata Consultancy Services for the past 25 years holding various positions both in India and abroad.
While at TCS, JRK was Client Relationship Manager for American Express, Time Warner, Target, Nasdaq, Regional Manager at Maryland, USA, and in India covering Indian Financial Institutions, Corporates, and Government customers. JRK is currently in the Proposal Approval Committee of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Jayaramakrishnan was the Chairman – Convener for the CII Task Force on Industry – Institute – Interaction from 2004 to 2009.
He was the Chairman of the Computer Society of India, Chennai Chapter – 2008. JRK was a member of the IT Task Force of the Government of Gujarat and the e-Governance Standards Committee of the Government of Tamil Nadu. He was the convener for the ICT Academy of Tamilnadu (A Consortium of Govt. of India, Govt. of Tamilnadu & CII).
Gold medalist in Master of Technology (M.Tech) from the premier technological institute of India namely Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee. Also the recipient of the “Best M.Tech. Dissertation thesis” award from the IIT, Roorkee.
More than 28 years of professional experience after post-graduation in various roles including leadership positions as Regional CEO, P&L Head, Business Development, Sales, and Technical areas. Currently working as Co-founder & CEO of Grey-Sells, in addition to also working as an Advisor & Mentor to many organizations like Principal Advisor to Tata Communications, Chief Mentor to Incture, Advisor to GiBots, etc.
Worked with Cognizant till Jan 2021, as Vice President and Head of MiddleEast being responsible for complete P&L of Cognizant for ME. Worked with Wipro as Vice President and part of the leadership team of Emerging Markets till Aug 2019. Was responsible for strategy and growth in the Emerging Market Unit of Wipro, which included clusters like ME, Africa, Continental Europe, Asia Pacific, India, Latin Africa, and Canada.
Till May 2018 worked with “Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and headed TCS’s operations as its Vice President and Head of Region consisting of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Also headed the Joint Venture of TCS and GE as Chairman of JV and its CEO. This unique JV has already hired more than 1000 ladies with more than 85% of them being Saudi nationals.
Professor Sowmyanarayanan Sadagopan was the Director (President) of IIIT-Bangalore (a Ph.D. granting University) until July 2021. Earlier he taught at IIT Kanpur (1979-95) and IIM Bangalore (1995-99) as well as RUTGERS University, USA (1997) and AIT Bangkok, Thailand (1990).
Sadagopan is a Fellow of the UK’s IET (formerly IEE), Computer Society of India, and Institution of Engineers (India), and most recently ISPMA. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM. He has won numerous awards that include Fulbright Fellowship (1995), “Champion of humanity” Award of Hindustan Chamber of Commerce (2009), “Rotary Honor of Vocational Excellence” by Rotary Northwest Bangalore District 3190 (2013), Cisco NDTV “Digital Pioneer” Award (2016), “Distinguished Alumni Award” from the College of Engineering, Guindy (2019) to name a few.
Sadagopan had consulted/advised and served on the Board of some of the largest private, public-sector, and MNC corporations in India that include Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, Maruti (Automotive), IOC, BHEL, NTPC (Core sector), NSE, BoI, IoB, NPCI (BFSI), Mastek, Infosys, TCS, Wipro, HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle, SAP (IT), and, TTD, AL School, CommonPurpose (Social sector).
Currently, he is on the Board of NESL, NADL, eGov Foundation, and MOSIP. Sadagopan was a Mentor Director for IIIT-NR, IIIT-DWD & MIIT in Myanmar and Board Member of IIIT-Bangalore, IIIT-Delhi & IBAB. Currently, he is the Chairman BoG of IIIT-Kancheepuram, and Advisor to Sai University, IIHMR, and BNMIT.
Sadagopan has been helping several start-ups that include GAVS, DevSquare, Globarena, 8KMiles, ZipDial, Littlemore; currently, he advises upGrad, SociallyGood, Avekshaa, ZirohLabs, and AppSentinel.
Dr. M. S. Krishnan (“Krishnan”) is the Associate Dean, Executive Education, and Executive-MBA, Accenture Professor of Computer Information Systems and Professor of Technology and Operations at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.
He has co-authored the book “The New Age of Innovation: Driving Co-Created Value with Global Networks” with Professor C. K. Prahalad (late). The Economist and BusinessWeek magazine named this book as one of the Best Books on Innovation in 2008. He was awarded the ICIS Best Dissertation Prize for his Doctoral Thesis on “Cost and Quality Considerations in Software Product Management”.
His research interest includes Business Model Innovation, Technology Enabled Personalization, Ecosystem Innovation, Corporate IT Strategy, Business Value of IT investments, Metrics and Measures for Business Process and Software Quality, Productivity, and Customer satisfaction. In January 2000, the American Society for Quality (ASQ) selected him as one of the 21 voices of quality for the twenty-first century.
In 2004, he was selected as one of the top thinkers on Business Technology by Informationweek-Optimze magazines based on their reader surveys. Dr. Krishnan has consulted on Technology and Strategy with Ford Motor Company, NCR, IBM, Xerox, Unilever, Siemens, Gooru, Nestle, Tata Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, ICICI, TVS Group, Ashok Leyland, NBC, CP Group in Thailand, Next Services, Infosys, Marketics, Outdu and Ramco Systems.
PR Krishnan (PRK as he is popularly known to by his colleagues) was Executive VP & Global Head, Enterprise Intelligent Automation & Artificial Intelligence (EIA & AI) at TCS. In this role,
PRK helped business and technology leaders drive innovation and integrate digital technologies – AI, smart automation, machine learning, and cognitive computing – into their business model for growth and transformation.PRK spearheaded the MFDM™ (Machine First Delivery Model) initiative in TCS to institutionalize the Machine First™ approach across client engagements and within TCS.
For more than 35 years, he has played a pivotal role in coaching large teams, demonstrating thought leadership and innovation towards uncovering insights and creating exponential value for large enterprises. Prior to leading the EIA & AI portfolio, PRK served as Global Head of the IT Infrastructure Services, overseeing the expansion of this TCS services portfolio to close to 3 Bn USD business over a period of 12 years.
In the earlier part of his career, he successfully led several of TCS’ global delivery centers (GDC), pioneering the creation of the company’s Global Network Delivery Model (GNDM™) for GE and other large customers of TCS. Currently, PRK is actively involved in advising and guiding mid-size and start ups and product companies to scale, transform and innovate.
Abonty is currently the chief digital officer ( CDO ) at TATA capital, where she has been responsible for the strategy and implementation of the digital transformation agenda for the organization to.
With over 24 years of experience in the banking and financial services domain, she has deep
experience in setting up digital businesses, has pioneered the growth and adoption of newer technologies with worked with the fintech ecosystem in India.
Her previous experience includes a long stint at ICICI Bank as the Head of Digital transformation and at EY LLP as a Partner as part of Financial Advisory Services.
Former director at Amdocs was a part of R&D, Delivery, Managed Services and Operations during his 25 years in the IT industry. Anil was involved in various enterprise-level telecom software billing implementations for the world’s top telecom service providers.
During his Amdocs tenure, he conceptualized and implemented many new products and business verticals in the market. He was also instrumental in many company-wide initiatives related to Innovation programs. He has been involved in coaching many startups and roped in for many government initiatives for technical guidance.
Has been awarded for his contribution towards innovation in 2015 and is a certified innovation trainer. His professional career has always been built around teamwork and his ability to lead teams, the art which he learned through his sports career.
He was representing Cyprus National team for 4 years in various International cricket tournaments and has a century in his name in ICC (International Cricket Council) European world cup qualifier rounds.
Venkat Ramani has had a distinguished career spanning over 3 decades (33+ years) in the IT Industry covering Business and Technology functions for some of the largest global and Indian IT firms.
He started his career with TCS in 1987 and spent over two decades across multiple roles and as Head of Sales (Alliances) in his last role, in 2009 to 2016 as Senior VP in Cognizant, IBM, and his last role in Antworks.
He has built a strong relationship with his client over time across multiple layers and levels including CEOs/CXOs/CIOs/CDOs and has been a trusted advisor to many in his long career.
With over 30+ years of operations experience in diverse roles in managing various business delivery models.
Has served as a CEO of a reputed firm in his past role, he brings in his experience in start-ups and global mid-tier organizations, demonstrating the ability to set up and execute offshore projects, and manage programs to streamline business operations to drive growth, efficiencies, and profitability.
Served for 19 years at Infosys architecting multiple mission-critical projects through releases spread across the year including complex compliance systems. Have built systems around the world viz. Australia, Singapore, US, etc.
Having worked in MNCs like Infosys, he brings a lot of value to add with respect to enterprise-grade applications. He was Accountable to executive sponsors for the schedule, budget, and quality of all program elements.
Now associated with GIBots as VP- Enterprise Architect helping build solutions with his Innovative Ideas for running various programs under multiple verticals.
30+ years of experience in managing heavy-duty projects for clients in various industries.
Was playing the role of General Manager in her last organization responsible for the entire India operations. A go-getter by nature she can handle whatever comes her way.
A silent individual who started as a Novice programmer and in 3 years turned into a Senior Architect.
Responsible for building and setting up key elements of GIBots platform.