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Special Program  - Track 1
Transformation Leadership
Traditional outsourcing, which draws upon ‘industrialization’ has been characterized by its ability to offer cost arbitrage, focus in creating substantial additional capacity for ‘outsourced’ work, silo performance (offerings ‘verticalized’ solutions, but often missing the ‘big’ picture).
While ability of the supplier has been questioned, the buyer side of the outsourcing equation is also becoming challenging. Growing inflation, depleting margins and therefore ‘not being able to afford’ enhanced capacities makes it compelling to look at next generation of outsourcing.
In essence, ‘Traditional Outsourcing’ is morphing into ‘Transformational Outsourcing’. This new outsourcing world is compelling us to look at new paradigms: the way we view and manage our businesses.

This program Transformation Leadership is an opportunity for you to get started in this journey. And for those who already have, enhance the experience. By listening to and learning from the Masters. Practitioners who have seen it and done that.
And academicians who have distilled the essence of the Practise!
Prof. Rammohan Rao
Prof. Rammohan Rao
Provost at the WOXSEN School of Business Hyderabad.
Dr. M. Rammohan Rao is the Provost at the WOXSEN School of Business, Hyderabad from July 2014. He is a Former Dean and Professor Emeritus at the Indian School of Business Hyderabad Campus, which during his tenure as Dean was ranked in the top 20 by the Financial Times. He was also a leading architect of excellence at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore which during his tenure as Director was ranked as the best B-school in India by the Business Today – Cosmode survey. He has taught at University of Rochester, University of Tennessee and as a tenured Professor at New York University. A keen researcher, he has a PhD in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s degree from Cornell University. He has been involved with research projects with companies and academic institutions, both at home and overseas.

He was associated with research at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, University of Louvain, Belgium; International Institute of Management, Berlin; United States Steel Corporation, Applied Research Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has also published more than 85 articles in professional journals.

He has been much sought after by companies for management counsel. He has served on boards of many organizations, including Bharat Electronics Limited, Satyam Computer Services, Mazagaon Docks Ltd., Moschip Semi- Conductors Ltd., and APIDC Venture Capital Pvt. Ltd.

He was appointed the Chairman of All India Board of Management Studies constituted by the All India Council for Technical Education. He was the first Dean of an Indian business school to be appointed a member of the Graduate Management Admission Council. He has been nominated by the Ministry of Human Resources as a Member of the Executive Committee and the Governing Council of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

He is the recipient of several awards including the prestigious Fulkerson Prize, the Ravi J Mathai National Fellow Award and the 2013 AIMA-Kewal Nohria Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education
Mr. Venkatesh Chillara
 
Mr. Venkatesh Chillara
Management Consultant
Transformational Partner Program
Venkatesh Chillara brings with him more than 25 years of full life cycle, global experience and expertise, cutting across IT Outsourcing, Transformations & Transition, Management Consulting, Application Development, Maintenance, Testing Services, Performance Engineering and Virtualization. Venkatesh has been associated with several large IT Corporations in senior leadership roles which include names such as the erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Limited (now Tech Mahindra) and Polaris Financial Technologies Limited, where he led the Quality Assurance and Testing practices globally .
 
Recently, Venkatesh decided to go entrepreneurial. He continues to focus in establishing a proprietary Transformational Partner Program in Consulting, targeted at defining, design, and implementing the ‘next generation of IT outsourcing services’.
 
Broadly, this covers areas of Transformational Leadership, Services and Process, Models and Platforms, both for buyers and providers of IT Outsourcing services. Venkatesh has a MBA in Technology Management, is a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Bachelors from Osmania University and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.
Special Program  - Track 2
Functional Innovation Methodology(FI), a structured approach to accelerate patentable ideas
In this workshop, the delegates will be exposed to an integrated approach to creative ideation and problem solving which incorporates aspects from several well-known ideation and problem solving techniques.
 
Prof. Rammohan Rao
 
Mr. Lokesh Venkataswamy
Managing Director Innomantra Consulting
Mr. Lokesh is Managing Director and Innovation & IP Management Practitioner at Innomantra. He brings with him more than 20 years of professional experience in innovation management, intellectual property management, New Product Development. At Innomantra, Lokesh has worked with clients in a wide range of sectors including Automotive, Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Information Technology, Engineering Services, Medical Electronics and Consumer Goods in the areas of Intellectual Property Management and Innovation Management. Lokesh has chaired and participated as speaker, juror in several Innovation & IPR conferences and seminars. He has delivered guest lectures at institutions like IISc Bangalore, IIM Indore and BITS-Pilani.

Leaping from Waterfall to Agility to catalyse innovation and product development process
This workshop aims to highlight key learnings of a product engineering team at Harman when they adopted Agile Project Management Principles.
 
Mr. Prashant Govindan
Mr. Prashant Govindan
Sr. Director
Professional Division
Harman International
Prashant is a veteran in the professional audio industry with over a decade of strong technical and sales expertise. Prior to joining Harman, Prashant was the Regional Manager at Biamp Systems where he handled India, Middle East and Africa markets. He spearheaded Sales and Business Development of key verticals in this region.
 
 
 
Mr. Rudresh Shetty
Mr. Rudresh Shetty
Director
Engineering Service
Harman International
Rudresh has more than 14 years of industry experience in developing world-class products for automotive & professional audio domain. He specializes in streamlining process for globally distributed software development, fostering innovation & building high-performance engineering teams. He is currently responsible for software product development for professional audio in India.