Dr. Vaidy Jayaraman is a distinguished Chair Professor in the area of Supply Chain Operations, Data Sciences and Analytics. For the past 6+ years, he was also the Principal and Associate Dean at Great Lakes Institute of Management. Prior to joining Great Lakes, he was a tenure senior faculty at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami, Florida where he taught Supply Chain Operations and Analytics. He received his M.S in Mathematical Sciences and his M.B.A in Management from University of Akron, his M.S in Operations Research and his Ph.D. in Operations and Supply Chain Management from the Ohio State University, Ohio. In addition to his extensive consulting engagement with several Fortune 100 companies, he has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience and has several years of experience in teaching Executive Education. He has received numerous awards both in teaching and research He has published more than 100 journal articles and his work in the area of Supply Chains and Service Operations has been heavily cited by both researchers and practitioners. He has close to 11000+ citations of his work. He is quite passionate about administration and has taken on a leadership role both in the US and in India where he has demonstrated leadership and experience in inspiring colleagues and the ability to work with industry partners in domains of expertise including International Business, Strategy and Marketing. He has co-authored two books and is writing a third book in the area of Supply Chain Analytics and a Fourth in the area of Sustainable Management: Models and Public policy implications.

Dr. Fr. Casimir Raj S.J. specialized in Business Administration from St.Louis University, St. Louis, U.S.A.

He was the founder director of Loyola Institute of Business Administration(LIBA) and principal of Loyola College, Chennai. He extended his service to Xavier Labour Relations Institute(XLRI) as director .

Dr.Fr.Casimir Raj S.J. was a vibrant contributor in revising the administration of Loyola College, Chennai, during his various responsibilities such as vice principal, Rector and Principal between 1977 and 1986.

As an educationist, Dr. Fr. Casimir Raj S.J. has been associated with teaching marketing to the students for the past three decades in various institutions: XLRI Jamshedpur, St.Louis University Missouri and Wheeling Jesuit College Bhubaneswar. He was also director of XIM Bhubaneswar. A member of the American Marketing Association and a PhD from St.Louis University Missouri.  Dr. Fr. Casimir Raj S.J. is widely regarded as an authority in marketing with numerous publications to his credit.

Dr.M.Krishna Erramilli is Professor, Associate Dean, and Director of Graduate Business Programs at the Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology ,Chicago, United States.

His 40 + years of professional experience spans North America, Africa and Asia. He worked in industry in India and Nigeria and taught in universities in the U.S. and Singapore.

Prior to joining Stuart, he was a faculty member and Associate Dean in the Nanyang Business School, Singapore ,one of the largest business schools in Asia.

Dr.Erramilli's doctoral work represented a pioneering analysis of the globalization of service firms. He has published his research in some of the world's leading journals. Dr.Erramilli's expertise is in the areas of marketing strategy, competitive strategy and global strategy.

He served as the chairman for the academy of International Business -United States Southwest. Over his career ,Dr.Erramilli trained hundreds if executives from American, European and Asian Multinational Companies, such as Samsung, Roche Diagnostics, Schering, Dupont, British Oxygen, DHL and KPMG.

Tushar has worked for global brands, with senior executives, in developing strategy, building businesses and delivering multi-million-dollar business transformation initiatives. He has an unique combination of skills including Actuarial, Six Sigma, Lean, MBA and Engineering. His experience spans strategy, operations, finance, marketing, risk management, engineering, nanotechnology, actuarial, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning. Tushar is an Actuary from the Society of Actuaries, USA. He is also affiliated with the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries, UK. He is a certified Six Sigma trainer. Tushar holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology, Mangalore University. He has a Dual Master’s in Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications and Networking Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Further, he has a Master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University where he was the recipient of Kellogg’s Four Pillar Award for Intellectual Depth. He teaches at various institutions including the Indian Institute of Management, Indian Institute of Technology and National Rail and Transport Institute.

Dr. Antony Paulraj holds the Globalisation Professorship in Supply Chain Management at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Denmark where he teaches postgraduate and doctoral courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Prior to joining the University of Southern Denmark, he was a faculty at the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras and his Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from College of Engineering (Guindy), Anna University, Madras. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He has around 10 years of teaching experience and has taught at the undergraduate, Postgraduate, PHD and Executive MBA level. He also has experience in teaching postgraduate courses in many countries including United States, India, France, Sweden and Denmark. He has published more than 25 refereed journal articles. His primary research interests are in supply chain management, strategic sourcing, inter-organizational relationships, and sustainable supply chain management. Many of his papers are highly cited by research within supply chain management.

Prof Sridhar is a visiting faculty for Strategy, Consulting , HR, Sales Management at various B-Schools.

From 2012 to 2020, he was Adjunct Professor, Strategy Assistant to Founder & Chairman, Strategy Advisor, Director - Corporate Career Services, part of the Senior Management team in setting up the MBA Analytics program, Family Business Program and Atal Incubation Centre for start-ups (AGBI) at Great lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

He is a learning & development intervention specialist. His session on Vision, Mission, Goal setting and Connecting the Dots is highly appreciated. His passion is coaching and mentoring students in the sales domain.

Highly networked with Industrialists, Policy Makers, Academicians and Media personnel. He actively participates as a speaker at various forums like NASSCOM, FICCI, CII, MCCI, and MMA.

Sridhar advises three start-ups one in FMCG - Vivikta Naturals, two in services space, a research foundation and one NGO.

His experience spans Pharma, FMCG, Lubricants, BFSI and Education Sector.  Sridhar is an alumnus Loyola College, Chennai and Management Graduate from Symbiosis, Pune.

Other Activities

•    Treasurer at NHRDn Chennai Chapter.
•    Southern Region Member in Start- up Committee at CII
•    Working committee Member at Chennai Kamban Kazhagam
•    Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI).
     - Member of the HR, IR committee
     -Member of the Expert committee on CSR sector

Advisor To

•    Business Clinique
•    Vivikta Naturals
•    The Other two Thirds
•    HR 3 POINT O
•    Stella Maris College- International MBA Program- PCIB
•    Asthagiri Herbal Research Foundation
•    Life Again Foundation- Supporting Cancer Care
•    MLV Rasigar Mandram- Supporting Classical Music

Raghuraman Krishna Iyer is a Chartered Accountant in practice, with deep involvement in teaching and training. Raghuraman was ranked 4th in Final CA – all India basis and recently qualified in Sept 2018 as a Registered Valuer. He has experience in IFRS, derivative valuation and hedge accounting advisory services. His areas of teaching include financial management, financial modeling, mergers & acquisitions, financial accounting, derivatives.

K. C. John is currently Associate Professor of Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Director of Center of Excellence for Technopreneurship. He has a distinguished record of entrepreneurial leadership in convergence innovation space of mobile computing, communication and collaboration, healthcare, inter-networking and smart communities. As a founding partner in entrepreneurial companies, John has successfully addressed major strategic and operating challenges in scaling high-technology start- ups since 1995. His cross-functional experience includes Product Development, Product Management, Business Development and Strategic Alliances for Creating Innovation Network. He has been involved in multiple merger & acquisitions and post-merger integrations in the technology space. His professional association included Qualcomm, River Run, BayPackets, GENBAND and AGNITY. Dr. John also had extensive experience in international development agencies – the Ford Foundation, the World Bank and the UN Agencies. His areas of interest include Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Management. He also mentors a group of first-generation entrepreneurs. Dr. John is a Fellow, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

A seasoned strategy and HR consultant for over two decades. Specializes in linking HR interventions to Strategy, and impacting ROCE.Created high performance and customer focussed organizations though energizing people. Amongst the top 50 consultants in employee engagement in the world.Helped organizations drive exponential growth through developing disruptive leaders. He is one of the top consultants in disruptive leadership in India.Has extensive work and research in the application of behavioral economics to human capital.Worked extensively on digital HR initiatives as Group HR Head.Worked extensively on HR transformation to support business transformation.Authoring a book “The Other 2 Thirds”.

With Life Architecting as his mission, Anbu has played a breakthrough role in coaching on the Design Mind, Engaging Learning Culture, Mindfulness Leadership Development and Transforming OD. As Chief Design Officer in Intellect Design Arena, he is currently focusing on balancing eastern (mind) and western (brain) philosophy to leverage Design Thinking as a problem solving approach in all walks of life. The Strength Philosophy coaching model that he has designed, complimented by his deep experience in both Project Delivery for U.S Department of Defense (DoD) and Academics, helps corporate leaders, managers, Faculty and teachers in focusing  on lasting impact and creating a tribe within the teams to ensure delivery excellence. He is a co-founder of School of  Design Thinking and has been instrumental in launching several initiatives for academics to change the self-image of students and faculties. The copyrighted Design The Thinking™ approach is flagship program developed under his leadership. With his strong research background in Artificial Intelligence, Anbu is passionate about understanding the evolving intricacies of Human Development. As Chief Mentor at Life Design Lab, he works closely with young adults and corporate adults in helping them understand the emotional aspects of relationships through Emotions Ladder and Collision Management, and appreciating values & culture. He was the Head of Training for Government e-Marketplace (GeM) – the breakthrough initiative of Hon’ble Prime Minister for faceless, paperless and transparent procurement needs of government buyers. Anbu is an invited speaker in several forums such as NASSCOM, CLO Summit, DT Conclave, Chennai Talks, NHRD and academic institutions.

• Life Design Facilitator
• Designing Academic Mind Set
• Design Thinking for Social Innovation
• Contextual Design Thinking Application in  Corporates
• 10x Growth for Entrepreneurs
• Young Adults Transformation
• Chief Design Officer & Head, 8012 FinTech Design Center, Intellect Design Arena
• Head and Co-Founder, School of Design Thinking
• 25+ years of industry experience PREVIOUS INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
• Senior Vice President and Dean, Finance  Academy, Standard Chartered Bank
• Senior Vice President and Dean, Nalanda Corporate University, Polaris FinTech
• Director, E-Commerce Center, CPDE, Anna  University, Chennai
• Project Manager, Concurrent Technologies Corporation (A U.S. Navy Undertaking), ohnstown, PA. U.S.A

• Key Facilitator and Chief Mentor, Life Design Lab
• Executive Coach, Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad
• Member, Board of Studies, ICT Academy,
• Corporate Advisor (CS) – SSN College
• Member, Board of Advisors, SRM Innovation & Incubation Center 
• Mentor, Atal Incubation Lab – Great Lakes Institute of  Management
• Adjunct Professor, SRM University
• Member, Executive Council, AACEG, Chennai
• Guest faculty at Krea University EDUCATION
• B.E. Mechanical, College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai (1988)
• M.S. Manufacturing, Ohio University, Athens, OH, U.S.A (1990)
• Ph.D. Artificial Intelligence (Integrated), Ohio University, Athens, OH, U.S.A (1994)

Raghavshyam (Shaam) Ramamurthy is the co-founder of Wilson Consulting Private Limited. He is a data visualization consultant with over 20+ years of experience across the globe. Shaam completed his MBA at Whitman School of Management at Syracuse, NY specializing in Supply Chain Management. He worked in the US for 10 years across variety of industries like manufacturing, chemical processing and utilities.

Consult on Visual analytics, KPI management, Dashboard development, product development and corporate training. He has a strong passion for teaching and visits IIM-Calcutta, IIM-Kashipur, IIM-Trichy, IIM-Ranchi, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Syracuse University, NY, XLRI to teach Data Visualization, Business Analytics, Marketing Analytics, HR Analytics at various levels.

Vivekanand (Vivek) Ramamurthy is the co-founder of Wilson Consulting Private Limited. He has a Master’s degree in Business from Monash University, Melbourne. He comes from a sales background with a strong application of analytics.

Consult on Visual analytics, KPI management, Dashboard development, product development and corporate training. He  has a strong passion for teaching and visits IIM-Calcutta, IIM-Kashipur, IIM-Trichy, IIM-Ranchi, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Syracuse University, NY, XLRI to teach Data Visualization, Business Analytics, Marketing Analytics, HR Analytics at various levels.

Dr Vaidyanathan K N is currently director, Xavier Institute of Management & Research, (XIMR), Mumbai. Earlier, he was Chairperson, MBA - Global Business and Professor in-charge - Pharmaceutical Management, NMIMS University, Mumbai. He designed and launched a two-year, full-time MBA (Global Business) programme. The curriculum was modelled on par with some of the best B-schools in the world. He is responsible for the upgrade of the two – year, full - time, pharmaceutical management programme, along with the Chairperson of the programme. With the Chairperson of pharmaceutical management, he overlooked the creation and launch of the 3 years, E-MBA programme by NMIMS designed specifically for DRL, Hyderabad. This programme is in high demand by DRL employees. He has conducted various programmes for executives and Corporate, especially for the International Divisions. He was also Professor and Head General Management, K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and research, Mumbai. He designed the PGDBA curriculum which is in effect even today in its basic structure. Conceived and designed the curriculum for the two- year, full-time, PGPIB programme. He has actively participated in getting ISO 9000 certification. He continues to be a member of the Board of studies in the International Business area. His area of interest is Strategic Management & International Marketing.

R Rangarajan [Ranga] is a Former CEO, HCL Healthcare; has over 22 years of rich and varied experience across industries (Healthcare, IT and Education) and geographies. He is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Lucknow. Additionally, he has certifications on Disruptive Strategy and Leading with Finance from Harvard Business School [HBX Online]. He started his career in in 1996 in Sales and grew from a Marketing Executive to Account Manager before leading Pre-Sales upon his return to India in 2010. Having program managed a large transformational initiative, Ranga became ardently interested in change & transformation. His keen interest areas include understanding triggers to make companies and individuals successful. Realizing the importance of the last mile execution, he rolled up his sleeves to become the Chief Delivery Officer of HCL Services and led a team of over 10,000 resources. With P&L responsibilities and attention to execution detail, he took on a challenging role to turn around the HCL Healthcare business as its CEO. HCL Healthcare is the youngest company within the $10 bn + HCL group. What he achieved in 3 years is a commendable story of exponential growth with a focus on a balanced score card approach. The success mantra to transform business was to encourage positive conversations, reach full potential by establishing a culture of demanding from each other and ensure ruthless execution of plans. He has worked at renowned companies such as Apollo Hospitals, Syntel Inc, Cognizant and HCL Technologies in the past. His unique experience spans across business development to execution with a transformation agenda in place. What he brings to the table is the acumen to balance pragmatism and creativity. As a skilled team builder, mentor, and strategic planner he has led successful customer partnerships. Ranga is passionate about design thinking and innovation with a data driven analytical approach. In addition to the above, Ranga likes to travel and is an avid reader, movie watcher and writes in his free time. He is a runner and hopes to go on regular treks to the Himalayas. He has authored The Book: A Train of Thoughts, a book of short stories, the proceeds of which went on to support differently abled children.

Career Banker – from the shop-floor as a Probationary Officer to the Board Room (as an Executive Director), an across-the-spectrum leader in banking industry across two continents – with focus on Enterprise Risk and Resilience Management .
Worked at  State Bank of India ,Standard Chartered Bank and Equitorial Trust Bank, Nigeria.
His expertise in Risk & Resilience Management has led to banks and corporate  consultation  spanning, Nigeria,Kenya,Middle -East and India in BFSI and telecom Sector .
A Member of the Advisory Council of the Risk Management Association of India.
A regular speaker on Issues on BFSI segment, on Risk Management, etc, for the Madras Mgmt. Association
A specialist Trainer  - Professional Certification Examinations coach for aspirants from the Far-East/Australia, Singapore, Myanmar, GCC countries, Sudan, Germany, USA , India. for ISACA & ISC2 Certifications      
RISC (Certified Risk and Information Systems Control) from ISACA, USA
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) from ISACA, USA
CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) from ISC2, USA

Mrs. Ramya Vasudevan is the founder of, WE ENTERTAINMENTS and VIVIKTHA NATURALS.
Ramya did her B.Sc., Physics from Holy Cross College, Trichy and PGDVC from Loyola, Chennai.
She started her career with Doordarshan and started teaching at her Alma Mater and created the Events Management Department and headed the same at Loyola as well. She is a Visiting Faculty at Jain College, Rovers College etc.,
Her experience ranges in being consultant to educational institutions, strategize BTL and ATL activities for corporates and has mentored and continuing to do so to hundreds of students. Her passion is in corporate Social responsibility and manages the activities of Sri Ahobilam Mutt at Sri Ahobilam in Andhra Pradesh, Tiruvallur in Tamil Nadu and Nymisaranium at Uttar Pradesh. She actively participates in forums like FICCI and member of MCCI.
Other Experiences:

Events @ Corporate Houses and Business Establishment’s
Promotions, product launches, conferences, workshops, Concerts
In house promotions
Workshops on short film making, documentary, adv creation
Unique initiative of creating and training to be Radio Jockey in a single day

Ms. Deepa has more than 20+ years of work experience in the Banking and Finance area. She has worked as a senior level administrator at two major national banks in Australia. She has a MBA degree in Business Analytics from IIT, Chicago, USA in addition to a post graduate certificate in Business Analytics from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. Ms. Deepa is a value based, data driven decision outcome driven, business strategy aligned Senior Leader with expertise in Lean, Six sigma, Design thinking, Business Transformation, Data Analytics, complex program management, Operation management, leading multi-functional high performing teams. Her primary focus is on resolving challenging business issues, problem solving with quantitative and analytical skills, consulting internal clients, process re-engineering, product & systems development, digitization, budgeting & forecasting and operational automation. She enjoys a strong reputation in senior leadership, given her ability to successfully manage large scale projects, develop & execute strategies developed with C-Suite Leaders. She is known to lead by caring, creating purpose driven environment, one team mentality for her teams.

Sangeetha contributes as a Business Coach by enabling High performance and enhancing financial growth. As the Founder & CEO of Gaintastic, Sangeetha is on a mission to enable, empower and elevate businesses with a purpose to serve entrepreneurs, leaders and teams to shine and succeed. She brings along righ corporate experience of twenty-five years with multinationals and her latest position was as the Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer of Dun & Bradstreet Technologies.
Sangeetha is a Chartered Accountant, Management Accountant & completed excutive education from Harvard Business School. She's a High Performance Business Coach from Intenational Coaching Federation (PCC), TEDx Speaker & Bestselling Author of "What the Finance" & "Get High".
Accolades received:
- Awarded "Leading Woman Chief Financial Officer"
- "Nightingale" Award by the Society of Auditors
- "Innovator in Finance" at International Forum
- Awarded "100 inspiring authors of India"
- "Outstanding Professional" award by FICCI
Sangeetha is a Professional Speaker at many national and international events, forums & Corporates on Finance, High Performance, Diversity and Leadership. She believes in value creation for her clients. She is an Independent Director in IFB Industries Limited.
Married to Sumesh, mother of two and balances her personal, professional, social and spiritual life as an Art of Living practitioner.

  • Prof CB Mohan
  • International Business, Strategic & Change Management

Prof CB Mohan is a Graduate Engineer from BHU-IIT and MBA from LIBA, Loyola College. He has worked for over three decades in the automotive industry. The latter part of his career was in a global leadership role, as APAC Head, in an American MNC; Prof Mohan then moved to academics. As a visiting professor, Prof Mohan teaches Strategic Management, International Business, Human Capital Management and Global Leadership in B Schools in China and India. Prof CB Mohan is also a Leadership Coach and Change Management Consultant."

Dr. Vasudha Prakash is a visionary educator, social entrepreneur and professional academician with more than 34 years of experience in the education and disability sector. After returning from the US, where she was a tenure-track faculty member, she started an NGO, V-Excel Educational Trust in Chennai, a pioneering initiative to provide lifespan, all-encompassing, services to persons with cognitive and developmental challenges.
V-Excel provided a fertile platform for a variety of progressive activities, from creating awareness and providing services, through developing research and documentation. V-Excel’s partners now include corporates, government agencies, other NGOs, institutions of higher learning and foundations. So far the organization has impacted and influenced more than 65,000 people affected by special needs. The V-Excel journey has facilitated the emergence of many philosophies and methodologies to create newer depths of understanding not only of people with special needs but also neurotypical people. A very gratifying culmination of V-Excel’s work has been that several people trained in the organization are now employed in well-paying and respectable jobs in the so-called “mainstream”. Dr. Prakash is constantly exploring innovative channels for inclusion and integration.
Under her guidance, the V-Excel Educational Trust now operates 10 centres in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Her aspiration is to open as many centres as possible, in Tier 2 towns, to give access to the same quality of professional services for people in need there. 
Dr. Prakash’s focus has been in devoting considerable time to teacher training and in conducting professional workshops. She has conducted hundreds of workshops and training programs around the country in schools, universities and in the corporate sector. She is a Certified Independent Director and will be accepting appointments on corporate boards.  Her recipe for success is relatively simple. She is tenacious and not deterred by the first, second or third barriers. She strongly believes that the lessons learnt from special education have great relevance for, and should consistently be applied to, regular education. And the fact that she has been able to put this belief into practice, has been a gratifying aspect of the journey for her.
A big reason for the success has been that Dr. Prakash’s team shares her passion and vision and they “walk the talk” in cooperation. She also makes regular media appearances where she provides advice and guidance on special education and life skills, while advocating and championing the rights for equality of people with disabilities. Her dedication and involvement in the field of special needs have won her various awards, such as ‘Distinguished Board Member Award’ at the Princess Haya Award for Special Education (PHASE), in the year 2017, the ‘Indian Achiever’s Award’ in the year 2017, ‘Jeppiaar Icon Award for Educational Entrepreneurship’ from Jeppiaar Engineering College in 2016, ‘Lady Kalyani Sivaswami Aiyar Best Teacher Award’ from Lady Sivaswami Ayyar Girls' High Secondary School in 2016, and ‘Nallor Virudu’ from Sri Krishna Sweets in 2015 to name a few. 
Dr. Prakash is also a practising professional psychotherapist who devotes a lot of her time working with parents of children with special needs and also with people from all walks of life struggling with emotional and psychological problems. Her particular focus has been to help teenagers and adolescents cope with the tumultuous transitional stages of their lives. Dr. Prakash is a trained hypnotherapist and a past-life regression therapist with her initial training from Dr. Brian Weiss and later from California Institute of Hypnotherapy. She uses some of those techniques in her therapeutic work.
She spends her leisure in singing, tarot reading and palmistry. 

A Subramaniam, Co-Founder 3 Point Human Capital Pvt. Ltd, an HR outsourcing and advisory company. Alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur and Hindu College, Delhi University with two and half decades of HR experience leading in various initiatives from Leadership Development to effectively handling change management agenda during in service and manufacturing sector encompassing FMCG, FMCD, E Commerce, Telecom, IT, BFSI, Consulting and EPC having working exposure to South East Asia (Bangladesh, Srilanka) Africa (East and West), Middle East (UAE, Baharain and Qatar) and South Asia (Singapore, Malaysia and Philippine). He has headed HR for leading organization such as TI Cycles of India, Matrimony.Com (Consim), HCL Services and VA Tech Wabag. Headed Global HR Shared Services Head for Airtel. Start up experience both green and brown field with Vodafone and Coca-Cola respectively.

Juergen Hase is based out of Germany has CEO P-ton AG. He is a man of action in being an entrepreneur, digital enthusiast, global acting and international partner network.

Telecoms industry veteran, having worked for over 25 years to develop, implement and execute new businesses in different global markets. In the IoT arena he has experience already for more than 10 years.

He was CEO of UNLIMIT-IOT business based in Mumbai to execute the IOT strategy for India. Prior to that he was director IOT/M2m at Qatar based Ooredoo, responsible for implementing the company's IOT business in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, in multiple vertical segments. Before, he has founded and managed as Vice President the M2M competence centre for Deutsche Telekom. Complemental, he had been board member of many global M2M associations such like Global M2M Alliance(GMA),International M2M Council(IMS) and M2M Alliance.

Juergen Hase graduated at the Technical University in Germany with a major in Telecommunications.

Mr. N. Vijayakumar is a Digital Evangelist; drives digital enabled business transformation and culture change. Career Summary: Seasoned CXO with 24+ years of experience in industry and consulting - build and lead high-performance teams Functional Expertise: Digital strategy, technology enabled business solutions, digital marketing including social media marketing, corporate strategy, market entry & feasibility, performance improvement Sectoral Expertise – Automotive (OEM, Retail), Manufacturing (industrial, agro chemicals) Geography Expertise – India, GCC, UK & Europe Currently working as a Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of an Agrochemicals Co in Mumbai, India Driven large transformation programmes in Strategy & Operations including digital & technology enabled solutions Professional Experience & Key Achievements : Chief Digital Officer, a leading Agrochemicals company in Mumbai (Nov 2019 – till now): Set up the digital function, defined the digital roadmap and foundation for digital culture Implemented / implementing key digital initiatives – field force productivity, FG supply chain visibility (optimize pipeline inventory), distributor analytics, automate reporting, social media engagement, contact centre set-up Consulting Partner – Manufacturing, TATA Consultancy Services (India, UK) (Oct 2012 to Oct 2019): Responsible for domain consulting led business development in UK (2014-17) and India (2017 -19) and design & implementation of transformational programmes In UK Manufacturing Practice, built a consulting team from 14 consultants to 50 (2.5 yrs). Won new logos in India Scoped and implemented several digital projects and solutions Senior Manager- Strategy & Operations, Deloitte (India, Middle East) (Jan 2001 to Oct 2012): Manage strategic projects and large transformational programmes in manufacturing sector (auto OEM, auto retail, metals, mining) for leading organisations Focus on corporate & functional strategies, process redesign & performance improvement, PMO & change management Manager – Sales, TATA Motors (Jul 1996 to Dec 2000): Was part of the sales team in Tamil Nadu. Successfully launched new products (MCV, HCV) and gaining market share in these segments Was identified as a potential top management resource and promoted on fast track (Executive Selection Scheme) Digital Enabled Business Solutions – select projects: Defined digital roadmap including social media strategy & its implementation in the current organisation FB, Instagram engagement model, creating success stories & Influencer videos, call centre & WhatsApp marketing set-up Advisory on “affinity group” customer portal design for an Auto OEM Digital strategy design and PMO setup for an Indian engineering and environment solutions MNC Digital re-imagination of the After Sales Service function for an Indian farm equipment mfr Business and Operating model for fleet management business (FMS) for an Indian Auto OEM – FMS as a Service Advisory on “incredible website” design for a multi brand Auto Retailer “Executive Awareness System” – a mobile enabled dashboard solution for real time business performance insights for the Executive Council for a Manufacturing Co. Designed and implemented a touch screen based shop floor reporting solution - Paperless Plant

A business-centric and enterprising HR leader with over two decades of experience in defining and driving transformational HR in leading IT/ITES, E-Commerce and Services organizations. She has   been Heading the HR function for last four years and has made remarkable difference to people function in the organizations she worked with. In her career she has successfully led large teams across global delivery centres to design and execute HR practices that are not only business savvy but also people-centric. She has worked to shape strategic HR to build customer centric organizations that aligns with business vision working alongside executive leadership.

Ramprasad passed out of IIM Calcutta in 1984. He has attended the Senior Executive Program of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 2001.

Currently, since 2016, he’s mentor to a Hero Cycles group family member and an advisor to the group. He had also assisted the group in 2014 with a proposed acquisition in Germany. He has helped “professionalising” a recently taken over business of high end bicycles, along with the Hero group family member. He’s also assisting the group in a start up of Last Mile connectivity solutions.

In a career spanning over 3 decades, Ramprasad has worked with various MNCs such as Unilever and Sara Lee, as also large Indian groups such as Godrej, Tata, Murugappa and Hero. His key capabilities have been in turning around or transforming consumer goods and services businesses.

Between 2011 and 2014, he had taken up an entrepreneurial venture in the area of decentralizedwaste water treatment. He’s very passionate about water conservation and management.

He has been with Tata Teleservices Ltd as CEO – Operations, heading the CDMA business in Tamilnadu. Tata Teleservices was market leader in the wireless internet access services business, under PHOTON brand.

Prior to this, he was with Zee Network as CEO – South, where he was responsible for the launch of Zee Tamil TV channel and consolidating the Zee Telugu and Zee Kannada channels.

As President of T I Cycles of the Murugappa Group, he was instrumental in effecting a turnaround of the business in T I Cycles after taking charge in Apr 2005. Further, the blueprint for the business to move into retailing and E bikes was also put together under his leadership.

Earlier in the Murugappa Group, as Executive Director of EID Parry India Ltd, and CEO of the Parryware business, Ramprasad oversaw the rapid growth of their bathroom products business to reach the No.1 position in the sanitaryware market. Various expansion plans of over Rs.1 billion, entry into Taps business and transformation of the brand into a contemporary ambience were
executed successfully. It culminated in the tie up with ROCA, world’s largest sanitaryware company.

Prior to the successful stint of nearly 9 years with the Murugappa Group, Ramprasad was with Hindustan Unilever Ltd in sales and operations functions. He has also been associated with Sara Lee in India.

Ramprasad was the President of INCOSAMA (Indian Council of Sanitaryware Manufacturers) in 2002- 03 – the industry body of the sanitaryware manufacturers. He was President of the AICMA (All India Cycle Manufacturers Association) in 2006-07, the industry body of the cycle industry of India.

Ramprasad has been a speaker at Brand Seminar 2005, B’lore and MMA Seminar in 2005. In 2008, he was a speaker at the Southern Regional Conference of ISTD on “What the CEO has to offer H R”. He has also been delivering guest lectures at IIM Kolkatta, IIT Madras – MBA program and IFMR, MBA program.

Gurumoorthy Pattabiraman is a faculty in Data Science. He has delivered 4000 plus hours of training in the field of Data science with instituitions around the Globe.  He has 15 plus years of experience in the areas of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Big Data Analytics using the latest tools and languages.He is a Global Consultant, Corporate Trainer ,Visiting and Adjunct faculty in Data Analytics and Science. He is also a Techpreneur & Entrepreneur, working on Product ideas and solutions that revolve around AI & ML.

He is a Graduate in Mathematics and Post Graduate in Actuarial Economics.

Previously, he has worked for multiple Organizations emphasizing focus on Mobility & Analytics development projects. He has been involved in creating and maintaining Strategic Business units delivering key profit-based decisions using compelling Analytical Models.

He always likes to get hands-on during his lectures and training using practical Industry Case Studies. His simple ground-up approach to Model Building is always well received in all teaching and consulting assignments.

  • Suresh Pugalenthi is a HR thought leader with 33 years of experience in managing employee life cycle, Organizational Development / transformation, and Strategic Industrial Relation in the Marketing, Refinery, and Engineering sector. Till August 2023, Suresh was heading HR for India Operations with Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) and driving people transformation agenda with a focus on achieving strategic and operational excellence.
  • Prior to this, Suresh has worked in different roles and locations with M/S Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and played a pivotal role in organizational transformation. During this period, Suresh has designed and implemented various innovative HR/IR initiatives that have been recognized at national & international forums such as SHRM, NHRD, SICCI etc.
  • He believes, Human centric innovation is the way of life and has successfully adopted it in achieving organizational growth. He has also published several articles and research papers in National/International journals on change management initiatives.
  • He is a regular speaker at various conferences/ forums and likes mentoring/coaching future leaders and start- ups.
  • Suresh is Founder and CEO of “H-First HR Solution India Pvt Ltd “ with a focus on providing one stop HR Services for all HR needs of an organization from Transactional to Transformational.  He is also Co- Founder and CEO of “Sparsh technologies Pvt Ltd
  • Suresh holds a Master’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai and a Bachelor’s degree in Labour Management from the University of Madras.
  • Innovation is one of his core strengths for which he has been trained from the Harvard Business School.

Reshmi was Chief Human Resources Officer  and is a ODDE Specialist with 24 years of overall experience in Finance Operations and HR with specialization in Operations (Finance & HR), Organization Design, Development & Effectiveness, Culture, People Capability, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Engagement and Management, Competency Mapping, Performance Coaching, Internal Communication & Branding, Change and Transformation.

Worked in multiple Global Capability Centers - American Express, Mercer, Barclays, Northern Trust and IT & HR Consulting & Services companies like Mphasis and TeamLease, integrating business imperatives and people strategies to drive business performance and transformation.

She was CHRO of BlueBinaries Engineering Services , L & OD and Internal Communication Head at TeamLease

She is qualified with Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership - Emeritus (with MIT, Columbia Business School, Tuck Executive Education), 2022
Post Graduate Certification in HRM along with distinction in dissertation (Inclusive Leadership) - XLRI, 2018

B.Com. (Honors)- Shree Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University

D Chakravarthy (Called –DC ) is a veteran HR leader whose career spans for four decades in  PSU, Private sector, Family Owned, Listed Companies in India with a stint in Middle East. His last stint was in VA Tech Wabag, as Head of HR, India cluster (India, South and SE & ME Asia)

His experience spans more than  1500 Assessments, across industries in India, since 2018, for Mid and Senior Management professionals, both on line and off line through a mix of group and individual exercises like Group Activities, Role Plays, Interviews, In Basket exercises, Case Presentations, Ability, and Personality Assessment Tests.  

He is an Independent Assessor for Assessment and Development Centre's to identify High Potential Talent for: Leadership Potential for Succession Planning and Developing an internal Leadership pipeline for Companies. Developing Customized IDPs- Individual Development Plans. Competency Based Interviewing for Mid & Senior Level Leadership positions across functions. 

 He has created HR Policies, Manuals, Job Descriptions, Competency Framework and Mapping, Performance   Management Systems, Individual and Group Performance Pay Policies, Change Management, Organization   Restructuring across EPC, Manufacturing, IT, FMCG, Dairy, Retail Merchandising Companies. Tremendously successful   in Talent Acquisition in India, Europe, Middle East, South, and Southeast Asian countries through LinkedIn. Done   Campus Recruitments from prestigious institutions for more than two decades.

 DC is an empaneled recruitment Consultant for a couple of  leading  Companies in the EPC industry and specializes  in Competency Based and Behavioral Event Interviewing.

Certified & Trained in Personality Assessments, Psychometric Tests, Competency-Based Interviewing by SHL, in Role Clarity Documents, Position Classification by Mercer, and in Thomas Personality Profiling .

B. Com, 1979 – The American college, Madurai Kamaraj University 

Diploma in Social Work, 1982 (Personnel Management, Labour Laws) Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management, Calcutta University

Dr. P.K Viswanathan currently serves as Distinguished Professor of Analytics with rich and varied experience across academia, research, industry, training, and consulting. He has been ranked  as one of 10 Most Prominent Analytics Academicians in India. Dr. P.K.Viswanathan teaches MBA students, Business Statistics, , Business Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning Analytics, and Spreadsheet Modeling. He has held senior management positions in Ballarpur Industries (BILT) of the Thapar Group and the J.K. Industries of the J.K. Organization. Apart from executing corporate consultancy assignments, Dr P.K.Viswanathan has also designed and conducted training programs for many leading organizations in India. His qualification is  MSc(Madras), MBA(FMS, Delhi), MS(Manitoba, Canada), PhD(Madras). He has authored four book—three on Business Statistics published by Pearson Education, and one on Marketing Research published by the British Open University Business School, the U.K. As a prolific writer, he has published research articles in reputed national and international journals and also presented papers in national and international conferences.


  • Co-Author of the book titled "Business Statistics–A First Course" –7 th Edition fully revised new book David M Levine, Kathryn A. Szabat, David F. Stephan, and P.K.Viswanathan Publisher-Pearson Education (2017)
  • Co-Author of the book titled "Business Statistics–A First Course" –5 th Edition David M Levine, Timothy C. Krehbiel , and Mark L. Berenson, P.K. Viswanathan Publisher-Pearson Education (2010)
  • Author of the book titled "Business Statistics-An Applied Orientation" ,P.K.Viswanathan Publisher- Pearson Education (2003).
  • Author of the Course Book on "Marketing Research" for the British Open University Business School, U.K(2004). Publisher-Open University, U.K
  • Blogs
  • Article on the "An Appreciation of the Role of Hypothesis Testing in Decision Making" that is hosted in hyperstat an online site of Rice University.
  • Article titled " Glimpses into Application of Chi-Square Tests in Marketing" hosted in the online site of Rice University.
  • Consulting Project
  • Product Mix problem for Profit Maximization using Linear Programming Model for BILT (Glass Container Division). 
  • In-house Market Research System for a cosmetic firm.
  • Statistical Analysis (Two distinct assignments) on "Smoking Cessation Survey" for a client in UK. These studies were focused exclusively on school children.
  • As a Technical Consultant, provided complete domain expertise to a leading mid-size software house for developing Marketing Analytics for a US client.
  • Also in the capacity of a Technical Consultant, developed statistical modeling for a leading software firm in the area of forecasting for a US client.
  • Developed and implemented a model for maximizing the click through rate for an Ad agency landing page in website.
  • Reviewer for Conference /Journal.
  • Reviewer Emerald Journals.
  • One Research Article-South Asian Journal of Business Studies, July 2018
  • Two Research Articles- Journal of Indian Business Research-August 2015 and December 2015.
  • Session chair/Program chair for conference
  • Distinguished Panelist Panel Discussion on the theme "Managing the AI / ML Led Disruption " MMA-IOA Conclave on "AI Transformation for India: Talent Development & Management"(15 th Oct 2018)
  • Chair Person for the Panel Discussion on "Analytics Education in India in Cypher 2015 Analytics India Summit in Bengaluru-September 2015
  • Chair Person Technical Session on "Global Financial System Capital Flows" in the International Conference on "Global Financial System in the Post-Crisis Era: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges" Organized by the Department of Commerce, University of Madras-March 16th and 17th , 2010

  • Uma Rao
  • Professor of Practice - Human Resources

Strategic HR Leader with demonstrated leadership across industries like manufacturing Telecom, IT, FMCG, Building Materials and automotive .Established credibility in driving High Performance Culture Organization Development and progressive policies to build a caring organization .Experience in multiple environment spanning MNCs, Indian companies ,Joint Ventures, Public Sector including Global Assignments. She  is keen in  her passion of teaching ,the most noble of all professions.


Mission K-54: Turning around the US$3bn Indian auto major – Ashok Leyland.

Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Vol. 9 No. 

1. https://doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-01-2019-0015, Authors: Cr, R., T.N., S. and Ganduri, U.R. (2019),

Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies - ISSN: 2045-0621

Publication date: 12 April 2019

Changing the quality mindset at Ashok Leyland (Parts A and B),The CASE Journal, pp. 000-000. https://doi.org/10.1108/TCJ-11-2018-0119, Authors: Anuradha M.V., Rajan C.R. and Uma Rao Ganduri. 

Spirituality in Management in ISOL Journal in 2017 

Contributed hugely for the Ashok Leyland Turnaround case study, published in HBS in 2018,written by ISB

Professional Affiliations:

- Board Advisor, WOMENICE, an international NGO for women

- Executive Council Member of the Mentorship Forum for Women

 - Vice President, ISTD, Chennai Chapter and Hyderabad Chapter

- Member, Board of Apprenticeship Training, Southern Region

- Mentor for women professionals with 2 organizations

- Held various positions in CII 


- Awarded the Women Super Achiever Award by World HRD Congress.

- Women Economic Forum Award for Exceptional Women of Excellence

- 100 Most Influential HR Leaders

- HR Powerhouse Award by ETHR

Preethi R is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years plus of Work Experience that spans HR, Finance, Health Care and Entrepreneurship.HR Experience in Recruitment, Payroll Management, Interview assessment, IR and Compliance, General Administration, Statutory compliance, Sundaram Clayton, Silicon Valley Auto Components, Talbros, Navis Microns, Vriddhi Consultancy and Public Health Centre. Founder of Order The Genie Support Services LLP.,


She is writer on Women’s Cause in Tamil Media



M.B.A HR, M.A. Clinical Psychology, B.COM, Dip. BA,Dip.QA


Professional Associations

- Member at Uratha Sinthani, Vanavil Cultural Association

- Executive Committee Member -NHDRDN Chennai Chapter

- Member Women’s Council at Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry

- Member - Volunteer – TN CII - CEO forum.

 - Volunteer -BS Natrajan Geriatric Foundation



-Tamil Literary Award Winner

-Won many prizes and represented Tamil Nadu State at School Level in Athletic sports.