PMI Bangalore India Chapter is proud to announce its 12th Annual Project Management Conference in Bengaluru. The focus of the conference this year will be "Architecting Project Management: For A New World Order.”
Over the last decade, the world is witnessing a radical and dramatic set of changes that significantly impact every aspect of life – social, political, business, technology, and environment. These changes range from technology disrupting business models, artificial intelligence, and automation taking over a sizeable chunk of work, start-up firms challenging established enterprises to leadership for the millennial workforce, focus on environmental sustainability amidst the world that does not seem to be flat anymore.
The simultaneous and forceful convergence have had an exponential global impact compared to similar past events. The combined effect is indicative of 'A New World Order.' This New World Order puts greater pressure on Business Leaders and Project Professionals to scale up significantly and continue to deliver value, guard market share, and outsmart competition by unifying Strategy, Technical Project Management, and Leadership.
PMPC 2017 aims to bring thought leaders, industry experts, and professionals on a great platform to discuss strategies to transform organizations, jointly visualize future technologies along with leadership alignment required to sustain and grow in this New World Order.
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|Registration And Networking||PM Poster Sessions|
|PE01 - Welcome Address - Leadership Track By Mr. Vijay Paul||PE02 - Welcome Address : Technical Track By Mr. Sesha Sai||TK03 - Welcome Address : Diversity Track By Mr. Praveen Jangira|
|TK03 - KN01 : Women ? Partners in Managing the New World Order By Anita V.Nazare|
|PE01- Every Problem is a Step towards the Future By Mr. Peter de Jager||PE02 - Continuous Integration and Delivery through DevOps By Mr. Vishweshwar Hegde and Mr. S.Sivaguru|
|TK03 - KN02 : Building your own coalition By Dr.T.K.Anuradha|
|Networking And Refreshment Break||PM Poster Sessions|
|PE01 - Every Problem is a Step towards the Future (contd.)By Mr. Peter de Jager||PE02 - Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery through DevOps(Contd...)||TK03 - PD01 - Eco System as an Enabler for increasing women Engagement by By Lt.Col.(Retd) L. Shri Harsha, Ms.K.Hemalatha,Ms.Jyothi Bhat,Dr.Kirti Malhotra and Ms. Sindhu Suhasini|
|Networking And Lunch Break|
|PE01 - Every Problem is a Step towards the Future (contd...)||PE02 - Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery through DevOps(Contd...)||TK03 - WS01 - A Fine Balance ? Conversation on building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace By Ms. Nirmala Menon|
|Networking And Refreshment Break||PM Poster Sessions|
|PE01 - Every Problem is a Step towards the Future (contd...)||PE02 - Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery through DevOps(Contd...)||TK03 - KN03 -Women & Leadership ? Choices, Chances, Challenges By Ms. Nirmala Menon|
|Closure - Leadership Track||Closure - Technical Track||Closure - Diversity Track|
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|Registration and Networking||PM Posters Sessions|
|Inauguration - Introduction to Project Management Practiioners' Conference 2017 By Mr.Balakrishna K|
|Welcome Address By Mr.Basu Dutta|
|CG01 - Enterpreneurship Simplified By Mr.Ashok Soota|
|Recognition of Project Excellence|
|KN01 - The Changing World - Seven Questions By Mr. Peter de Jager|
|Networking and Refreshment Break||PM Poster Sessions|
|PD01 - Changing Paradigm in Customer Engagement in the New World Order Mr.Srikant Rao,Mr.Manas Das,Mr.Srikanth Karra,Mr.Rajnish Prasad and Mr.Ravichandran V|
|Networking and Lunch Break||PM Poster Sessions|
|TP01 - Project Management in Indigenous R&D - ALH to LUH By Mr.K.G.Kumaraswamy||TP02 - Enabling Project Teams with Radiant Thinking By Mr.Maneesh Dutt||TP03 - Agile on Steroids - DevOps led Enterprise Agile Transformation By Mr.Deepak Vijayaragavan and Mr.Ashutosh Bhatawadekar|
|TP04 - Avengers and Enablers of Project Management By Ms.Paras Bagchi and Mr. Souparno Bagchi||TP05 - Leading Millennials using Strengths Based Leadership By Mr.Murari Thayi||TP06 - Semantic Integration of Indian Open Government Data using Linked Open Data By Ms.Asha Subramanian|
|Networking and Refreshment Break||PM Poster Sessions|
|KN02-Leading Successfully in Disruptive Times By Mr. Raj Kalady|
|Long Standing Recognition|
|Recognition of Project Excellence|
|KN03 - Artificial is now officially Real!!! By Ajay Anand|
|Acknowledgement & Recognition|
08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:15
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09:30 - 10:15
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14:00 - 14:40
14:50 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:45
16:45 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:45
17:45 - 18:00
|Networking||PM Poster Sessions|
|Welcome Address By Mr.Vijay Paul|
|Acknowledgement of Sponsors|
|KN04 - Competency Shift to Match the New World Order By Dr.Moorthy K Uppaluri|
|KN05 - Doing More With Less - an NGO Perspective Mr.Ramam Atmakuri|
|Networking and Refreshment Break||PM Poster Sessions|
|KN06 - Keynote Address(Future of Technology) By Prof. Pinkesh Shah|
|KN07 - Leveraging Technology For a Better Tomorrow By Dr.K.Rama Murthy|
|Networking & Lunch Break||PM Poster Sessions|
|TP07 - Project Management in Aircraft Avionics Upgrades- Case Study:Indigenously Upgraded Hawk Mk 132 Aircraft By Mr.Avijit Dutta Purkayastha & Mr.G.Ravi Kumar||TP08 - The next generation Engineering Execution By Mr.Rajesh Babu K C||TP09 - Project Prioritization Techniques By Ms.Sajitha Radhakrishnan|
|TP10 - Organization transformation through profitability of IT Fixed price projects By Mr. Nagaraja Gundappa||TP11 - Strategies to transform organizations for Agile Mind-set By Ms.Namita Gupta and Mr.Arvind Arora||TP12 - Role of double AA-?s in TCO Optimization - Framework for Value improvement By Mr.Vishal Sanghi and Mr.Sharad Heda|
|Networking and Refreshment Break||PM Poster Sessions|
|KN08 - Smart Technology to Build Smart India By Mr.Nagesh Puttaswamy|
|Acknowledgements & Recognitions|
|VA01 - Valedictory Address By Prof.G.Raghuram|
|Conference Closure By Lt.Col. (Retd.) L. Shri Harsha|
Mr.Ramam AtmakuriLV Prasad Eye Institute Executive Vice Chairperson Read More
Mr.Ajay AnandInfosys Global Head, Digital Marketing Read More
Mr.V RavichandranAlive Consulting Founder Read More
Mr.Peter De Jager
Mr.Peter De JagerInternational Change Management Speaker Read More
Mr Praveen Jangira
Mr Praveen JangiraPMI Bangalore Chapter VP-Technology Read More
Mr. Raj Kalady
Mr. Raj KaladyPMI India Managing Director Read More
Mr L Shri Harsha Lt.Col.(Retd.)
Mr L Shri Harsha Lt.Col.(Retd.)PMI Bangalore India Chapter Vice President - Outreach Read More
Prof. Raghuram .GIndian Institute of Management Bangalore Director Read More
Dr.Kirti MalhotraRead More
Ms. HemalathaBharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), Bangalore General Manager (Strategic Planning) Read More
Mr.Srikant RaoAffordable Business Solutions India Founder & CEO Read More
Mr.Rajnish PrasadAPJ & Greater China, SAP India Vice President & Head of Custom Development Execution Read More
Mr.Manas DasIntel India Business Operations Director Read More
Mr.Ashok SootaHappiest Minds Executive Chairman Read More
Dr.Moorthy K. Uppaluri
Dr.Moorthy K. UppaluriRandstad India MD & CEO Read More
Prof. Pinkesh Shah
Prof. Pinkesh ShahInstitute of Product Leadership Co-Founder Read More
Dr.RamamurthyKSRTC Mysore Division Divisional Controller & Project Manager Read More
Ms Nirmala Menon
Ms Nirmala MenonInterweave Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Founder and CEO Read More
Ms Jyothi Bhat
Ms Jyothi BhatLawyers Guild Partner Read More
Mr Balakrishna Kasibatla
Mr Balakrishna KasibatlaVP - Membership Services PMI Bangalore India Chapter Read More
Mr Vijay Paul
Mr Vijay PaulPast President PMI Bangalore India Chapter Read More
Mr. Vishweshwar Hegde
Mr. Vishweshwar HegdePM-Power Consulting Principal Consultant Read More
T V Sesha Sai PMP
T V Sesha Sai PMPVP - Projects & Initiatives PMI Bangalore India Chapter Read More
Ms Anita V. Nazare
Ms Anita V. NazareDSERT, Govt of Karnataka Deputy Director Read More
Mr Nagesh Puttaswamy
Mr Nagesh PuttaswamyUltraTEch Cement Ltd Regional Head (Tech) Read More
Dr T K Anuradha
Dr T K AnuradhaISRO Satellite Cenre Outstanding Scientist, Programme Director - Space infrastructure for Geo platform Read More
Mr S Sivaguru
Mr S SivaguruPM Power Consulting Principal Consultant and Practice Lead Read More
Mr Srikanth Karra
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Ms Sindhu Suhasini
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The world is witnessing a radical and dramatic set of changes that significantly impact every aspect of life – social, political, business, technology, and environment as observed in:
The above shifts are indicative of a New World Order!
The simultaneous and forceful convergence have had an exponential global impact compared to similar past events. This New World Order puts greater pressure on Business Leaders and Project Professionals to continue to deliver value, guard market share, outsmart competition by unifying Strategy, Technical Project Management, and Leadership.
We invite papers from project practitioners, experts, thought leaders and academicians to share their experiences, perspectives, insights, and research to any of the sub-themes below. You may note that the sub-themes are only indicative in nature and may accommodate other dimensions as well.
The theme for PMPC 2017 is Architecting Project Management…For A New World Order, a world characterized by technology disrupting business models, artificial intelligence, automation, HR challenges for the Millennials along with environmental sustainability.
What do the above indicators mean to the small business enterprises, self-employed professionals or even practitioners? How do these stakeholders manage to successfully tide over the challenges posed by the New World Order?
Do you have unique, out-of-the-box and path-breaking ideas that you have devised? Have you been able to deploy these new-age ideas successfully? Are they scalable?
If yes, we would welcome you to showcase your thoughts, solutions, ideas at the PMPC 2017 Poster Program.
The PM Poster program was created by PMI Bangalore India Chapter in 2013 with the objective of providing a platform for showcasing unique ideas, solutions and services and of creating a unique learning experience for the participants. It is also our effort to promote entrepreneurship in Project Management profession.
The PM Poster Program is meant for Practitioners, Self-employed Professionals and Small Business Units engaged in delivering unique solutions and services in the area of Project Management. If you match any of these categories of professionals, please click on the link below to learn more and apply for a chance to present at PMPC 2017.
Over the last 11 years, blue chip companies from across a wide spectrum of industries have been our sponsors.
In fact, many of our sponsors in the previous years came back in the subsequent years because of the immense benefits they reaped.
If you wish to:
* Reach out to 800+ Project Managers, Senior Leaders, Influencers and Decision Makers
* Be a part of one of the most coveted Professional Conference in its 12th edition
* Associate with a 16+ years old PMI Chapter with more than 2600 members
* Support a not-for-profit endeavor for advocacy of Project/Program/Portfolio Management and Leadership
then, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to know about various opportunities.
We are pleased to inform that the registrations for PMPC 2017. It is now open and will close by July 15th, 2017. Based on the response, PMI Bangalore Chapter may stop the registrations to the Conference and complimentary Special Master Classes before the last date without any notice.
Registration for the conference must be done online. We accept payment through Credit Cards (Visa and Master Card), Debit Cards and NetBanking accounts from major banks in India. On the spot registration facility is not available. There is also no facility for Individuals to register using cheques or other means of remittances.
The fee structure for the conference is shown below. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Complimentary Pre Conference Master Class
PMI Bangalore Chapter is also offering to delegates of PMPC 2017, a choice of one (1) complimentary pre-conference Master Class of 4 hours duration on July 20, 2017 between 9.30 AM and 4.30 PM. Delegates can exercise their choice to register for 1 of them. The three complimentary PM Enrich programs to choose from are:
We all solve Problems on a daily basis - in fact, if it were not for problems to solve - most of us wouldn't have jobs. Problem solving is about moving from where we are to a new future. But how good are we at solving problems? Most of us tend to jump into a problem with both feet and seldom do much thinking or analysis before we start wrestling a problem to the ground. That’s not the best approach.
In this workshop we'll look at some very simple, yet powerful ways, to approach a problem. We'll try and provide a few ways to sneak up on a solution, rather than charging at it. In short? How to think differently once we discover the old ways aren't working! Another way of looking at this? What we did yesterday - likely won't work tomorrow.
The objective of the session is entice participants to think very differently about the ways we do things. You’ll leave with an understanding of a basic, and powerful, Problem Solving Methodology.
Hear what Peter De Jager has to say about the conference and the topic:
There are many analogies to the DevOps movement. With no standard or specification to certify against, it is essentially a way an enterprise embraces the culture of minimizing waste and delay in delivering value for the business, by deploying software in an almost continuous manner.
In one sense, it is like any sport. The team prepares for a game and strategies using a playbook. While that is very good to prepare, some dynamic customization has to be done based on the context that may include the current playing form of opponent teams, ground conditions etc. But that alone does not deliver value to the spectators. What they would like to see is this preparation to be delivered on the field, as a win. Also, these strategies need to be continually reviewed and refined based on what happens during the game in the field. The cycle of continuous delivery of value – entertainment, in the case of sports – needs to cover aspects of the conceptualization, planning and preparing and extend to the production environment, the field.
Similarly, in the world of IT solutions, the software is not the complete solution. While many delivery and operations teams have been improving their own productivity, organizations have struggled with inefficiency that creeps in at the interface points, before the users can use and derive benefit from the improvements or new features in the software.
This workshop aims to give an insight to the participants on some of the basic tenants of this new way of integrating SW development to IT operations in an optimal way.
"Women" Partners in Managing the New World Order
The last decade has seen women standing shoulder to shoulder with men in all sectors and roles. While the debate on various topics related to gender diversity and equality are still on, organizations and project managers should start focusing on harnessing the strength of women in their teams. Diversity has and will continue to be the driving force behind businesses. This special session explores on the opportunities that exist in the workplace for engaging women effectively through a series of keynote addresses and a panel discussion. Men as leaders leading women in their teams, and, as team members on women leaders’ team, play a crucial role in bringing the best of women for organizational benefits. So don’t mistake this session as a “Women only” exclusive session. Men are also welcome for a mutually inclusive learning session.
Early bird delegates who have opted for a complimentary Master Class are allowed to attend any one of the Master Classes. Once registered for a specific Master Class, transferring the same to another delegate or request for change is not allowed.
Registration for the PM Enrich Master Class may be closed earlier than conference registration based on the number of seats available.
Registration Process and Fee structure
As per the Conference Registration policy, the fees are classified into three broad categories:
The fee details and registration process for above categories are described in the links provided below.
PMI Bangalore ChapterConference Organizing Committee
It is our great pleasure to announce the Project Management Practitioners' Conference 2017. The chapter has a decade of experience in organizing project management conferences, including the PMI India National Conference in 2011 and 2015. We are sure that the learning's from the previous conferences coupled with the fresh ideas, passion and vision of our veteran team of passionate volunteers, will make this conference a wonderful experience for you.
As always, a lot of thinking has gone into arriving at the theme for this conference. In today's fast paced and turbulent business environment, sensing changes and responding with equal speed is proving to be a critical factor for success. Due to this fast pace of development and short-lived expectation of the market, the time available to respond to changes has drastically reduced. And hence, we thought "ARCHITECTING PROJECT MANAGEMENT for a new world order" is the most relevant and apt theme for the conference.
Our conferences have always drawn visionaries, industry leaders, policy-makers, thought leaders, and project management champions. We have always strived to meet delegate expectations in terms of the quality of speakers and discussions, as well as knowledge sharing and networking opportunities. This year, too, all efforts will go in to make it an enriching and enlightening experience for all stakeholders.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Ramam Atmakuri, PMP, a Post Graduate in Applied Statistics, is also a Certified Quality Analyst, and a Graduate Diploma holder in Operations Research. He started his career in 1984 as Management Trainee in Indian public sector steel company, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), and worked for three decades in IT and manufacturing industries. Having served in many global management teams, Ramam has vast experience in building and managing businesses, and leading multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. He has served on the Managing Committee of Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA), including two terms as Vice President. Mr Atmakuri is the Founder and Past President of the Hyderabad Pearl City Chapter of Project Management Institute He is also the recipient of the prestigious Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Global Award 2012 for his contributions to advocacy and outreach of the project management profession globally, and the recipient of global CEO awards for leadership.
Professor (Smart Grid & Renewable Energy), Head of Energy Systems Group, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, Jon Lilletunus vei 9, NO-4879, Grimstad, NORWAY
Professor (Dr) Mohan Kolhe, Professor, Electrical Power Engineering, University of Agder, Norway, works in the domain of smart grid and renewable energy. He has more than twenty-five years’ academic experience at international level on electrical and renewable energy systems. A leading renewable energy technologist, he has held academic positions at other prestigious universities like University College London (UK / Australia), University of Dundee (UK), University of Jyvaskyla (Finland) and Hydrogen Research Institute, QC (Canada). He was also a member of the Government of South Australia’s Renewable Energy Board (2009-2011) and worked on developing renewable energy policies. Presently he leads the EU FP7 Smart Grid-ICT project ‘Scalable Energy Management Infrastructure for Household’ as Technical Manager.
Ravi, a global leader with over 30 years of experience has worked across the globe, moving from Banking to Shared Services and currently into Consulting roles. Leading large, remote, multicultural teams, developing and executing business relevant strategies and developing key talent are Ravi’s core competencies. With experience in start-up situations, managing cost and profit centres, shutting down businesses, his experience has been wide. Having worked closely with CEOs and their next level leaders in very large and complex multinationals, Ravi brings a global perspective to business. Ravi is currently the Founder of Alive Consulting that is into Shared Service Consulting and Leadership Development. His list of customers includes Schneider Electric, Syngenta, KPMG, Cap Gemini, Sutherland Global, ANZ Bank and Fidelity Investments, to name a few. Ravi is also a Director & Co-Founder of Floretz Academy which manages 2 Montessori Schools in Bangalore, and a Trustee in eVidyaloka, a non-profit social enterprise in to remote education for rural children in India.
Manas Das is the Intel India Business Operations Director and is responsible for the creation and delivery of a composite and cohesive business enabling strategy for Intel India spanning across all business enabling groups (Logistics, HR, Finance, Purchasing, Legal, Corporate Services, IT infrastructure). Manas has 20 years of work experience across multiple domains – Logistics, People movement, Program Management, Operations management and Customer Engineering. Through his 14 years in Intel he has held diverse roles in HR, IT, Site Operations, Client Computing Group, out of which 10 years have been in Intel India based in Bengaluru and the last 4 years in Intel US based in Portland, Oregon.
Manas has a Masters degree in Business Administration from XIMB and is a certified Project Management Professional – PMP
Rajnish Prasad, PMP, with 26 years of experience is a Civil Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, PGDBM from IIM Bangalore and an INSEAD, Singapore alumni. He started his career with Tata Steel, before moving to SAP in 1998. He has worked on multiple prestigious projects like the 2 nd Hooghly Bridge and the Tata Institute of Learning. One of the first Project Managers of SAP in India, he started his career with the post stabilization of the SAP implementation of the Jamnagar refineries, managed the SAP implementation at Reliance at Hazira, Pataganga and acquired petrochemical businesses. He further continued as the Program Manager of ONGC, and also conducted project reviews for multiple projects like BPCL, Oil India, IOC, GAIL, NTPC, Adani Power etc. Currently, as the Head of Custom Development Execution in Asia-Pacific, Japan and Greater China, he is responsible for SAP Custom Development deliveries at a global level, which is handled out of the APJ region. He is also a part of the Leadership Development program in the region.
Srikant is the Founder and CEO of Affordable Business Solutions.
Prior to launching Affordable Business Solutions, Srikant S. Rao was Country Manager, India for BEA Systems, Inc and was responsible for the Indian operations of BEA Systems, Inc.
In his previous assignments, he launched and established NCR’s (previously AT&T Global Information Systems) Computer Systems business in India.
In this capacity, he was responsible for initiating marketing and sales activities for NCR’s enterprise.
Prior to joining NCR, Srikant has held executive positions in project management, materials management, marketing, sales and business development with Microland, TVS Electronics and Sundaram-Clayton Ltd.
Srikant is an alumnus of IIT, Mumbai and IIM, Calcutta and plays an active part in the Alumni activities of both these institutions.
He has the privilege of receiving the Distinguished Service Award from IIT Bombay for his contributions to the Village Knowledge Center project. Srikant has also served as the Convener of CII Karnataka’s Panel on Education, Skills Development and Vocational Training and as the Chairman of the Government ITI in Ramanagaram and Belthangady.
Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds is one of the pioneering leaders of the Indian IT industry and serial entrepreneur. Prior to Happiest Minds, he was founding Chairman & MD of MindTree (1999 – 2011) which he led to a very successful IPO. He was also President of Wipro’s Technology business from 1984-99 and led it to becoming India’s second largest IT Company.
Ashok has held many leadership positions for Indian Industry including President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and President of Manufacturers’ Association of Information Technology.
He has received many recognitions for his contribution to India’s IT industry and has served on Prime Minister’s Task Force for IT and on the Advisory Council for the World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva.
Ashok’s philanthropic contributions are channeled through Ashirvadam, a Trust he has created for Environmental protection and help for the needy including vocational training, education and medical assistance.
Ashok holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Roorkee University (now IIT, Roorkee) and an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.
Ashok’s hobbies include trekking, yoga, taichi, meditation and swimming. Ashok has also co-authored “Enterpreneurship Simplified”.
Ajay Anand, Senior Director and Global Head, Digital Marketing Practices at Infosys has over 24 years of experience. Having started his career with Infosys, he is a seasoned Intrapreneur his expertise is in conceptualizing, executing and scaling new businesses within large organizations. He is a business leader specializing in Business Development, Product Management and Intellectual Property creation.
Baldev Raj, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, comes with over five decades of yeomen service to the nation, of which he has dedicated 42 years to the Department of Atomic Energy. A recipient of the Padma Shri award, he has also been conferred with many international and national awards and Fellowships of various professional forums in more than 30 countries.
He has nurtured and grown excellent schools in Nuclear materials and mechanics, non-destructive evaluation, robotics and automation to name a few. Dr Baldev Raj has authored over 60 books and 800 publications. Dr Baldev Raj is also called “India’s Materials Man”.
A civil engineering graduate from IIT, Delhi, he has obtained his Masters and Doctoral degrees from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. A teacher by profession for over 35 years, he has been engaged in research in the fields of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, having published and presented more than 50 papers in International and National journals and conferences. He is also actively associated with various professional bodies and is also a Member, Board of Examiner, VTU Belgaum. He has been Professor & Head Civil Engg and Construction Technology & Management departments at Sir MVIT and Acharya Institute of Technology, apart from teaching at M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
He has been imparting free training and free career counseling for various competitive examinations like CAT, GATE, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL UPSC Engg. Services and Civil Services He has been conducting several courses freely on Presentation & Communication skills, Career Guidance and Counseling, Mathematical and Logical Reasoning puzzles, apart from being Panel member on different committees, programmes and competitions.
Peter de Jager is a keynote speaker/writer/consultant on the issue of managing change of all shapes and sizes in all types of organizations. He has published hundreds of articles on topics ranging from Problem Solving, Creativity and Change to the impact of technology on areas such as privacy, security and business. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Futurist and Scientific American.
His presentations and workshops are highly interactive, fun, irreverent to mistaken ideas and most distinctively - provocative. He forces (entices?) the audience, by demonstrating conflicts between their stated beliefs and behaviours, to think differently about what they thought they knew.
Dr.Moorthy heads India's leading HR services organization, Randstad India. Dr.Moorthy has over 25 years of domestic and international experience with Fortune 50 organizations like Microsoft, GE and other Industry leading companies.
Dr.Moorthy was earlier the Global Head and General Manager of Microsoft Academic Programs at their corporate headquarters in Redmond, USA. He has held numerous leadership positions in Microsoft including GM and Country Head for the Developer and Platform Division of Microsoft India and CEO of Microsoft IT-Global.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr.Moorthy was the President & CEO of GE Infrastructure-India Technology Centre (GEI-ITC) and Managing Director of GE Fanuc Systems.
He has a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, a Master's degree in Industrial Management from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from Spring Hill College, Alabama.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Prof. Pinkesh Shah, Senior Faculty at the Institute of Product Leadership is a senior product practitioner, veteran technologist, B-School faculty, angel investor and sought after speaker. He has had a number of leadership roles in Silicon Valley technology firms including Global VP of Product Management responsible for the Risk and Compliance portfolio of products at McAfee (now part of Intel) and Chief Security Architect & Director of Products at NetIQ. Prof. Shah is on the board of several technology startups. Prof. Shah brings his vast industry experience and deep knowledge of product strategy, marketing and management into his sessions.
He has an MS in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Ms. K. Hemalatha, from Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), Bangalore, is an Electronics Engineering graduate from Bangalore University, Karnataka. She started her career in Bharat Electronics Ltd in the year 1986 and over the years has worked in various business areas of BEL like Military Communication Systems, Digital Microwave Systems for civilian applications, Electronic Warfare equipments for airborne applications, Missile Electronics, Land-based Air Defense Radars and Air Defense Weapon Systems. She was responsible for R&D management across various R&D centres of BEL during her posting at Technology Planning Division at BEL Corporate. She was Chief Technology Officer (Radar & Weapon Systems) before she took over as General Manager (Strategic Planning) at BEL Corporate.
Dr.K Ramamurthy with more than 29 years of experience, is currently serving as Divisional Controller, City Transport Division, Mysore and is also the Project Manager (ITS). As Chief of IT Department he has spearheaded all the innovative IT and ITES projects of KSRTC. These projects including AWATAR-Web based Passenger Reservation System, Electronic Ticketing, and Automated Driving Test Track System for the selection of Drivers and Driver cum Conductors, ERP solutions, in-house administrative Software Systems etc. have brought many awards and laurels to KSRTC. He believes the challenge for him lies in his ability to bring value additions in meeting the requirements of passenger amenities and KSRTC management through IT solutions. As the Project Manager, he also led the nation's first intelligent transport system as the Project Manager, the most successful project promoted by MOUD and World bank and awarded nation's most prestigious E-governance gold award for 2016-2017.
Ms. Nirmala Menon is an HR professional with over thirty years of experience in varied roles across diverse organizations both in India and in the United States. As the Founder & CEO at Interweave, her contributions in the field of Diversity and Inclusion have been recognized with her being listed among the top 50 diversity professionals in the Global Diversity List supported by The Economist.
Ms. Nirmala works with several marquee organizations across industries in IT, ITES, Banking, Telecom and Retail as a one-stop shop for organisational diversity and inclusion solutions. Recognised as a subject matter expert, Nirmala is associated with various industry bodies like NASSCOM, CII, NHRD, SHRM etc. in India.
Prior to Interweave, she was the Diversity and Employee Relations leader at IBM India. A certified coach from the International Coaching Academy, Ms. Nirmala also holds a Masters in Business from XLRI, India and an MS from Temple University, USA.
Dr T K Anuradha, an Electronics engineer graduate from UVCE, Bangalore, started her career with ISRO way back in 1982. She has been in the leadership role, leading teams in various domains at ISRO and been instrumental in the successful launch of many satellites. As Project Director, she has successfully completed the realisation of GSAT-12, a communication satellite presently realising GSAT-9, GSAT-17 and GSAT-18 communication satellites. She has played the lead role in Indian Space programs as Project Manager, Deputy Project Director and Associate Project Director for Indian Remote Sensing and Indian Navigation programs. Dr TK Anuradha has also authored various papers in refereed journals & delivered distinguished lectures. She is the recipient of numerous awards, some of them include “Space Gold Medal award – 2003” by Astronautical Society of India for the services in the field of Space sciences, “Suman Sharma Award – 2011” by National Design and Research Forum (NDRF) of IEI and “ASI- ISRO Merit Award 2012” for realisation of indigenous Communication spacecraft and “ISRO Team Award 2012” as the team leader for the realisation of GSAT-12.
Jyothi Bhat, with over 19 years of experience has a diversified background, which she has leveraged for delivering quality services to her clients. Her expertise flows from the multiple and diversified educational qualifications that she possess – B Sc, M S in Counselling and Psychotherapy, PG Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personal Management and LLB.
She is currently the Partner at Lawyers Guild, heading the litigation practice She is also a Partner at JyothiBhat@Law, which is exclusively into non-litigation practice such as registering of trademarks and advising on other IP related subjects, vetting of contracts, advising on negotiating contracts, identifying the risk areas in contracts, drafting of relevant clauses to suit the business of the company, drafting policies, and advising on HR related issues, She was a Legal Consultant with World Space Satellite Radio.
She is associated with Mahila Sahaya Vani, a NGO run by Bangalore City Police. She gives lectures on their behalf on issues pertaining to women. She is also member of the Sexual Harassment Committee with companies.
Praveen Jangira, by Profession, is a Global Alliances Program Manager with over 17 years of experience in IT, ITES, Events Management and corporate communications. A learner, leader and manager with over 10 years in Program management and over 7 years People management experience in various roles and capacities. He is an expert in driving end to end delivery excellence projects and leading teams to create a successful organization.
Praveen completed his PMP certification in 2009 and has been associated with PMI Bangalore chapter since then. Currently Praveen is leading the Technology portfolio of PMI Bangalore chapter as Vice President Technology. When he is not working and volunteering, Praveen likes to explore new places. He likes travelling and loves driving. He is a part time globe trotter, an amateur photographer and a blogger.
Raj Kalady, Managing Director, PMI India, is responsible for advancing the project management profession and PMI in India. His key responsibilities include designing, developing, and implementing the strategic and business plan of PMI in India. He has leveraged his vast experience of project management and building sustained business growth to take PMI India to newer heights. Under his leadership, PMI has established a powerful brand in this high growth region, made deep inroads across industry, government, and academia, and developed strong ties with the practitioner community.
With over 30 years of national and global experience in sales, channel development, and marketing in IT and education, Raj brings with him a keen sense of business acumen. Prior to PMI, he held senior management positions in various companies in India, dealing with large national and international clients.
Mr Srikanth Karra, Chief Human Resource Officer, Mphasis, is an industry veteran with close to 30 years’ experience in business focused innovative HR systems and processes, and institutionalizing global benchmarks for large enterprises as well as start-ups. He has strategized and spearheaded numerous people initiatives. His functional experience spans across resource strategy, manufacturing operations, industrial relations, HR technology implementation and process excellence in multiple industries including Manufacturing, IT/ITES and Telecom. He has worked with ITC across various geographies, moved to a silicon valley start-up, Aztec software, and then to GE Capital International Services (GECIS) as their HR Head. He has also been the Global HR Head, Syntel Inc, Country Head HR, Hewlett Packard (HP) India, HR Director, Airtel and Head of HR strategy and culture for Syntel. With his entrepreneurial spirit he invests time and efforts with tech start ups, which he passionately continues.
Srikanth holds a Master in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS) and Bachelor of General Law from Mumbai University. He also attended various executive programs with AIM Manila, Wharton, GE Crotonville and Havard.
Balakrishna works for CGI as an Engagement Director, he has over two decades of experience in Project Management, he is a certified Project Management Professional(PMP). He has expertise in Program Management, Transition Management and Account Management largely from Manufacturing and Energy Sectors. He is associated with PMI Bangalore Chapter since 2006. He holds masters in operations and Oil & Gas.
Lt Col L Shri Harsha, PgMP, PMP comes with a rich and diversified experience of three decades in multiple industry sectors. He has successfully delivered projects in challenging environments, with multi national and multi cultural teams. Apart from a Civil Engg degree, he also holds two Master degrees, one in Business Administration and the second in Business Law. He still has his roots firmly on the ground, and travels extensively to oversee multiple projects in his in his role as a consultant with various multinational companies. He also leverages his techno legal acumen to settle technical disputes by arbitrations, negotiations, and reconciliations.He has published over thirty technical papers on a variety of professional topics and human competency development in national and international forums. He also a recipient of multiple awards for his project management skills.
Ms. Anita V. Nazare joined government as an Educational Administrator 22 years ago, and has worked in the Finance Department for 10 years as a faculty member at Fiscal Policy Institute, Bengaluru. She played a key role as the founding team member of FPI, established with support from Planning Commission. With a Master’s in Education from Bangalore University and a PGD in HR from IGNOU, she is pursuing a PG Diploma course on Cyber Laws and Cyber Forensics, at NLSIU, Bengaluru.
Her initiation into Gender Budgeting started in 2006 with her being placed in charge of GB Cell as Coordinator. The Cell was created in Finance Department to support the government to promote research and analysis of gender issues and to make allocation accordingly. Karnataka is the first state to bring out Gender Budget Document along with Annual Budget which is also being annually audited by the CAG. She has facilitated learning sessions on GD at IIM Bengaluru, IIM Lucknow, LBSNAA Mussoorie, IIPA New Delhi, ASCI Hyderabad, ATI Mysore and to officials of State government at Andhra Pradesh, Jaipur and Bhubaneswar. She has also conducted a research study for UNWOMEN in order to develop gender audit markers for assessing gender empowerment programmes. The paper was well received in the Asia Pacific Consultation on ‘Shaping a new agenda for transformative financing on gender equality: A Dialogue with Ministries of Finance’, held at Bangkok in November 2015.
Vijay has been involved as an Executive Member of PMI Bangalore India Chapter and has served the Chapter in various roles like Director Volunteering, VP Finance, for about 9 years in multiple terms. Professionally, Vijay is the COO for SM Netserv Technologies in Bangalore and drives several strategic Business initiatives in addition to operations. He has worked with IT, Health Care Devices and Service industry for over 30 years with large corporations as well medium size companies like GE, Wipro. He holds a postgraduate degree in Management from IIM Ahmedabad and is an Electrical Engineer from IIT Delhi.
Nagesh Puttaswamy, with over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, is a multi-talented professional. A Civil engineering graduate, he has blended his field experience with research, is an authority in the domain of Concrete technology, and has published over 25 papers related to concrete technology. Apart from his professional work, he is a wildlife photographer, who has extensively documented the lives of crocodiles through his photographs. A quizmaster of repute in the civil engineering fraternity, he is popular by his stage name “ConCroc” (Concrete + Crocodile). One of the brains behind the “UltraTEch STIMULUS”, a civil engineering quiz to communicate the finer details of construction, the program touches almost 10,000 plus students across 200 engineering colleges in South India. He is actively engaged with academic institutions, sharing his knowledge, not only with the budding professionals, but also with grass root level workers of the construction industry.
Sesha Sai is an Accomplished Project Management Professional & Business Leader with an experience of more than 23 years in construction and real estate industry. His passion is Construction Project Management with special interests in process improvement, skill enhancement and technology solutions to the Construction Project Management domain. He has wide experience in setting up corporate offices for major corporates across India.
Sesha is Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) of PMI, USA and implemented many best practices based on his learnings from PMI and industry. He is currently working as Director, PMO-India, Project and Development Services, with Jones Lang LaSelle (JLL) an international Real Estate Consulting Firm. He is on the board of PMI Bangalore India Chapter and chairs Engineering & Construction Forum. Sesha is currently pursuing Executive Program in Management from University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. S Sivaguru, who holds a B.Sc. in Physics and an Engineering Degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering, has been active in the Software Products and Services industry since 1980. Mr. Sivaguru started his career as a software development engineer at Tata Burroughs Limited in 1980 and progressed through multiple responsibilities covering all aspects of software engineering and management. He is presently associated with PM Power Consulting as a Principal Consultant and Practice Lead for Business Excellence, Knowledge Management and Technology Adoption suite of services. He is also a coach for Agile transformations and DevOps adoptions. Mr. Sivaguru has been actively involved in guiding the Bangalore Software Process Improvement Network as a member of the Advisory Group. He is also associated with the Headstart Foundation, a volunteer-driven organization that encourages and supports the start-up entrepreneurial spirit among aspiring and new entrepreneurs. He is also a Senior Assessor for the CII EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence.
Ms Sindhu, who holds a PGDBM in HR from Symbiosis, has over 20 years of experience in various roles. She started her career with Wipro as an HR Executive, and was Program Director – People Function at Mindtree, before moving to ICC Brillo.
Ravi, a global leader with over 30 years of experience has worked across the globe, moving from Banking to Shared Services and currently into Consulting roles. Leading large, remote, multicultural teams, developing and executing business relevant strategies and developing key talent are Ravi’s core competencies. With experience in start-up situations, managing cost and profit centres, shutting down businesses, his experience has been wide. Having worked closely with CEOs and their next level leaders in very large and complex multinationals, Ravi brings a global perspective to business.
Ravi is currently the Founder of Alive Consulting that is into Shared Service Consulting and Leadership Development. His list of customers includes Schneider Electric, Syngenta, KPMG, Cap Gemini, Sutherland Global, ANZ Bank and Fidelity Investments, to name a few. Ravi is also a Director & Co-Founder of Floretz Academy which manages 2 Montessori Schools in Bangalore, and a Trustee in eVidyaloka, a non-profit social enterprise in to remote education for rural children in India.
He blogs at www.ravi4corners.blogspot.com and on Linked In.
Raghuram has been Director, IIM Bangalore and Professor, Centre for Public Policy since February 2017. Prior to this, he was a Professor in the Public Systems Group at IIM Ahmedabad since 1985. He was Dean (Faculty), IIMA from September 2013 to December 2015. He was the Vice-Chancellor of the Indian Maritime University from July 2012 to March 2013. He was the Indian Railways Chair Professor from January 2008 to August 2010. He specializes in infrastructure and transport systems, and logistics and supply chain management. He conducts research on the railway, port, shipping, aviation and road sectors. He has published over 35 refereed papers in journals and written over 155 case studies. He has published six co-authored books. He was awarded (i) ‘MC Puri Memorial Award’ for Contribution to Operational Research in India, 2016 (ii) ‘Academician of the Year’ by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in 2012 and (iii) ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for contribution to logistics and infrastructure by EXIM News in 2014. He is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society of India, and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He has teaching experience at universities in India, USA, Canada, Yugoslavia, Singapore, Tanzania and UAE. He is a member of the Global Future Council on Mobility of the World Economic Forum, Executive Council of the National Aviation University, and of the Board of Directors of six companies in the fields of infrastructure, logistics and education. Overall, he has been on the Board of 12 companies. He has offered consultancy services to over 100 organizations including multilateral agencies. He has served on various government policy making and advisory committees for the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Shipping, Cabinet Secretariat, Comptroller and Auditor General, the Planning Commission and various State Governments. Raghuram has a BTech degree from IIT, Madras; a postgraduate diploma in management from IIM, Ahmedabad; and a PhD from Northwestern University, USA
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Ms.Manjula Dharmalingam, co-founder of Springboks Consulting and founder of Harbinger Consulting Solutions has over 2 decades of industry experience in Technology, Business, Training and Human Resources that includes, setting up and managing enterprises.She has worked with organizations such as IBM, Airtel in the domain of telecom, Oil & Gas Sector and in the field of Software Development, Process Optimization and Program Delivery.
Manjula is passionate about empowering professionals, women and youth force. Her USP is to create "Measurable Business Results using simplified approach". As a team, they empowered 5000+ professional to grow themselves and their organization using measurable results. As part of women empowerment, she started WOW- World of Women forum as a small initiative towards making women financially independent. "Her Second Innings" is an extension of this work, a platform for women from all walks of life to connect online.
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Mr.Naganand Doraswamy has extensive experience in management and technology. He is a successful entrepreneur and is well networked in the community. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry and has held several leadership roles. He has participated actively in many standard bodies and has been an invited speaker in various panels and conferences such as Network+Interop. He is the President of TiE Bangalore and is on the Audit Committee of NASSCOM 10,000 start-up warehouse in Bangalore. He is also on the Technical Expert Council of Reservoir Fund (www.reservoir.co.in), member of Indian Angel Network and an active Angel investor.
At SPAN (www.spansystems.com), as a Co-Founder and EVP, Naganand is actively contributing to engineering in R&D and development as well as operations including HR, IT, and operations. In addition co-managing the engineering team, he is also focused on building a business unit in the area on data and wireless networking. He is also actively contributing to the strategy and growth of the company.
Prior to joining SPAN, Mr.Naganand worked in various capacities in Lexar Networks, MA, USA, PhotonEx Corporation, MA, USA, Nortel Networks, Bay Networks Architecture Labs and FTP Software, Inc.
Naganand is a published author. He co-authored a book on IPSecurity titled "IPSec: The new security standard for the Internet, Intranets, and Virtual Private Networks," published by Prentice Hall. As an active participant in IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) he was the chair of IP Compression Working group and chaired "Birds Of a Feather" forums (BOF's) on VPNs. He has 11 technical publications published in journals and conferences, has given numerous workshops at the Networld+Interop, and has been on various technical panels.
He has been awarded 8 patents and 2 patents are pending in the area of networking and security.
Naganand is co-founder and on the board of ScienceAdda (www.scienceadda.com) which focusses bringing curated and mobile experiential zones in various aspects of Science to schools. Naganand served on the boards of SPAN Infotech India, Aylus Networks India Pvt Ltd and Basil India.
Naganand has a Masters in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic and State University. He got his Bachelors in Computer Science from U.V.C.E, Bangalore, India. He loves playing tennis and occasional golfing. He enjoys reading fiction.
Sundharesan Jayamoorthi, a fellow member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi, member of Association of Secretaries and Managers, Calcutta, member of The Center for Corporate Governance, a Member of Institute of Directors, a Law graduate from Karnataka University and a Bachelor of General Laws, Annamalai University. He is a second-generation company secretary and has over three decades of experience.
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He educates and trains Boards, Senior Management & Advisors on issues relating to Governance, Compliance & Risks. He primarily addresses on subjects relating to Roles, responsibilities, Rights, Duties & liabilities for every member of Board. He is a regular speaker at various international forums and Conventions and National seminars and has submitted papers at International conferences of the Institute of Directors, Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Best Boardroom practices, Due Diligence.
He is a principal faculty with the Institute of Directors for their Master Class Programme for Directors since March 2006. He has trained over 2000 persons for the certified programme in over 100 Master Classes in the last 10 years. His sessions have been rated as MUST HEAR from the participants of all the sessions.
He has authored a book titled "Board Anatomy" that lists out the acronym of various corporate actions inside boardrooms.
He has launched an initiative DART, a Round Table for Boards & Advisors and SMART, a Round Table for Stratup and SME Entrepreneurs, an initiative to disseminate knowledge periodically. He also publishes a newsletter that brings out the several gamut of Governance, Compliance & Risk.
Mr Raghotham Kulkarni, Business Head - Search & Selection, Randstad India, is a technical professional turned People Manager. A mechanical engineer by profession, who has over twenty years of rich and diversified experience, he has worked his way through the shop floor to his current role where he identifies talent for companies. His current role involves working closely with business leaders to identify the right talent to support the business needs of organizations. His expertise in talent identification is attributed to working across multiple industries in all functional roles, in both IT and non IT sectors. He started his career as a Sales Engineer in an Automobile product company, moved on to head the Engineering, Manufacturing, Process and Infrastructure vertical of an agriculture product manufacturing company, before moving into the HR roles. His experiences in the functional roles have been the foundation for his success in his current role. Having identified and placed women in project management roles, he will share his rich and diversified experience on the challenges that face women when they have to take on leading roles in the area of project management.
Rajita is a humanitarian, an educationist, a writer, a leadership guide and a global leader.
She is the President of the World Forum for Ethics in Business (www.wfeb.org) and a Board member in a number of non- governmental organizations at an Indian national and international level. (www.aolhet.org)
She helps organizations globally to achieve excellence in the fields of governance, finance & administration.
She has the unique skill of creating strong coalitions & working in collaboration with the public & private sector, governments, and global institutions like the United Nations, The World Bank Group & The European Parliament. She has worked closely with global leaders including current and previous Heads of States, global CEOs and religious leaders.
She is committed to creating global advocacy to inspire individuals and corporations embrace the values of ethics, good governance, sustainability & shared value. She has been instrumental in leading a number of action oriented initiatives towards this goal.
Her key current projects include the launch of the prestigious Sri Sri University in India( www.srisriuniversity.org). She and her team successfully launched the Faculty of Management Studies, A School of Yoga & Naturopathy, A School of Good Governance and Public Policy, A School of Performing Arts and a Phd program in Management & International Budiness, Bachelors programs in Business Administration, Commerce & Architecture & a first in Asia Masters in Osteopathy program. The University operates 11 schools currently with 850 students and will reach full capacity of 8000 students by 2020. Along with the phase wise launch of the University, she also drives sustainable community development in villages in the vicinity of the campus. She has launched vocational employment oriented programs for youth in collaboration with Larsen & Toubro, tailoring schools for women & young girls , health and hygiene camps for children. Under her supervision homes ,community halls and medical care facilities have been built for 3 villages. In the last 3 years Over 550 unemployed young village boys and girls have got vocational training and are now gainfully employed.
She is responsible for global design & roll out of the Transformational Leadership for Excellence program (www.tlexprogram.com). This program is helping leaders and teams across the world access their full potential and catalyse the process of growth.
She has trained and coached leaders of over 50 countries to rid themselves of their stress & live a happy healthy life.
She is a certified Integral Associate Coach by Integral Coaching Canada (www..integralcoachingcanada.com)
She also oversees the administration of 510 educational institutions in India that reach education to over 60000 children( including schools, a college of journalism, a college of Ayurveda & an MBA school).( www.vvmvp.org, www.ssrvm.org) Of these 421 are free schools reaching free education & mid day meals to 43450 children in12 states of India.
Her expertise lies in leading large, multicultural, multi country, diverse teams to unleash their full potential and fulfill their vision.
She travels the world extensively addressing various international fora to advocate the message of excellence, ethics and human values. She has participated in and addressed over 100 international conferences and seminars.
Before committing her life to the full time service of society 4 years ago, Rajita was a banker for 18 years with Citi.
She held many international leadership positions in her career, last of which was Asia Pacific Head for Customer Advocacy & Training for the Retail Assets Business of Citibank. Her portfolio responsibility was annual revenues of 750 million US dollars, 16000 employees and over 800 branches across 12 countries.
Considered an expert in the field of leadership training, she has designed 85 management exercises and learning tools released in a book "Focus Forward".
She has won 17 awards for professional excellence in her field and has clocked over 1 million man hours in training and development of over 100000 participants. Rajita's articles and interviews have been published on various websites, blogs and newspapers in the world, including The New Europe, Times of India, Odisha Dairy, Chitralekha, Femina, The New Woman among others.
Thousands of readers find inspiration in her writings on life and leadership on her blog firstname.lastname@example.org
Rajita has authored a book "The Gift of Life" an anthology of poems and co authored two books "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam- One World Famiy" and "The Great Women of India"
A former researcher with ICRISAT – Narayana was the one to come up with the idea of Edible Cutlery. He holds BSC (Hons) in Chemistry from Osmania University and MBA from IIFM- Bhopal.
He worked as Associate Research Director at AC Neilsen ORG-Marg, Baroda, India and had undertaken over 50 consulting assignments related to agriculture and Agri-based industries, forestry and forest based cottage industries, rural development, renewable energy technologies, etc. and headed the energy and forestry sector.
Later he joined International Water Management Institute (IWMI), based in the premises of International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad as Senior Scientific Officer.
Here he undertook research on the nexus between energy and groundwater under a USAID supported program WENEXA. Published several policy and research papers on groundwater management and associated issues such as Minimum Support Prices supporting development of groundwater irrigation intensive agriculture, need for groundwater legislation, inputs to the Andhra Pradesh Water Land Tree act 2004, etc.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of Bakeys Foods Private Limited- – Developing innovative solutions (grounded on business model) to growing environmental problems, managing the operations, developing the team and all associated functions required for running the Company.
He believes that the "Change is inevitable. Before this change can overtake and overwhelm us, we should be the instruments of change". He created this business to disprove the conventionally known fact that environmental safeguarding and social responsibility rarely integrate with sound business process". He says, "for Bakeys Foods, environmental and social amelioration is the business".
Suhas is a data scientist, a speaker, and a design hacker from Bangalore, India. He has designed and built big data solutions for some of the Fortune 500 companies with Gramener.
He runs the Bangalore chapter of Internet Society, dealing with Internet-related, social and policy issues, in addition to running a data visualization and art museum called LifeWithData.
Vinay Acharya is Manager – Data Sciences with Gramener. He manages delivery of data analytics and visualization projects in verticals such as e-Commerce, Aerospace and Banking. He has over 5.5 years of professional experience in functions ranging from application design and development to business analysis and project management. Prior to joining Gramener, he had previously worked with in MAQ Software and Tata Consultancy Services. In his previous roles, Vinay has owned content management projects in domains such as Technology and Beverages. Also, he has experience with OSS-BSS systems for the Enterprise Telecom sector and Industrial Automation systems for the Power vertical.
Vinay holds an MBA from School of Management, IIT Bombay and a B.E., Electronics & Telecommunication from VESIT, University of Mumbai. His academic work has included data modelling on platforms such as Excel, R, SAS and SPSS. He loves working with numbers and is a keen data analytics enthusiast.
Dr Meenakshi Bharath is a Green Campaigner, an ardent advocate of Clean Bengaluru, a strident voice for garbage segregation and recycling and a relentless fighter to create visibility for the problems of voiceless people.
A Doctor, Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist, for 35yrs she was propelled into waste management when her daughter suffered from Dengue in 2007. Prevention is better than cure has been her mantra. The fact that many of the diseases are caused by unmanaged garbage made her take up this fight.
Saving the greenery of Bangalore has also been one of her passions and she has led campaigns to prevent the cutting of trees and panting of new ones.
Dr Meenakshi believes that women and youth have the power to impact India's future positively and works a lot for them. Be informed. Be proactive. Be involved says Dr Meenakshi Bharath.
Dr.Balaji is a HR professional with 21 years of experience. A Doctorate in Social Science, he is a Professional Certified Coach, Six Sigma Black Belt and Change Acceleration Process Leader. He has been placed amongst the Most Influential HR Leaders in India 2017. He has been an Executive Coach with over 1500 hours of coaching.
Presently working as VP and Country Head – HR at Professional Access, he is a specialist in Business HR, People Engagement & Management, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Talent Systems, Leadership Assessment, Employee Development. Mergers & Acquisition, Transformation and Change Management. A true testimony to his Transformation Management experience is that Dr.Balaji has completed Post-merger integration of people practices in five different engagements.
Prior to this he worked in various leadership capacities in TVS Electronics, Sanmar Group and Siemens Technology and Services. He is actively involved in several Industry Associations like NHRD, FKCCI and ICF.
A Montessorian, an engineering graduate of Institute of Science and IIT Bombay, MIE, MIIM, with a Ph.D in behavioral sciences -- he has always carved out his own path and been a free-lancer, ensuring that work is joy every day.
He is the founder and Chairman of Banjara Academy, a unique institution committed to improvement of quality of life. He nurtures and motivates over 300 volunteers to give free service in 10 hospitals and at Academy's own counselling centers. He conducts a very popular and practical one-year part-time Diploma in Counselling Skills and a 6-month Certificate in Life Skills. He also conducts workshops.
He is an author of over 100 books and booklets, a columnist and editor of a unique newsletter. His videos on Banjara's website have global viewership. Above all, he loves all human beings alike, is a keen listener, and empowers individuals to help themselves.
Brian McMurray is the Vice President Engineering and Operations at GM Technical Centre India. He has been with GM since 1997 and has held various leadership positions during his stint with GM. He has global experience having worked in England, China, US and Australia. He moved to India in 2014 as Director-Vehicle Integration and he now heads Engineering and Operations for the Centre.He holds an Engineering degree from New Castle and an MBA from New York Institute of Technology. His passion for cars at a tender age of three set the runway for his career trajectory in the automotive sector.
Ms. Pragya is not only has a series of successful ventures behind her but also multiple professional backgrounds as well with her. She has been a banker, academician and a professor teaching multiple topics. Pragya also has done as assignment for the government of Rajasthan on entrepreneur development and has been coaching and mentoring a bunch of them.
Pragya also has multiple Masters Degrees and pursuing her research based PhD in Social Intrapreneurship. While her passion is in Innovation, Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship the audience will have a practitioner talking about what she does best in practice, entrepreneurship. Pragya is a vivid designer of Jewelry and a poet.
Mr.Sudeendra Koushik has been a practicing Innovator throughout his career and finishing his research based PhD in Innovation. With more than 20 patents in various stages he is passionate about innovators. Having served in Philips (Singapore, The Netherlands and India), HCL and TTK prestige as head of Innovation, Koushik is now focusing on broad basing his research model on Innovation.
Koushik has been the recipient of Karnataka State Innovation Council Awards and HCL excellence award for Patents. Koushik has held various workshops and talks on Innovation including MIT Emerging technology Conference, PMI, IEEE, TiE, IIT-Madras, IIT-Gandhinagar, CII, etc. Koushik also serves as Vice-Chair of the IEEE Bangalore section. Koushik is a writer, cartoonist and has various other hobbies
GN, as he is fondly known to his friends and professional circle, is the founder CEO of Bumblebee Leadership Academy and Director at Yayati Consulting LLP. He is a keen academician and leadership trainer working with corporates and business schools.
Prior to his entrepreneurial venture he was holding leadership responsibilities with leading IT companies viz., Oracle as Vice President and Wipro as General Manager
His current areas of interest are in corporate training and leadership development while he has rich knowledge and experience in diverse areas like global client programs, business practices, quality, risk management and software product development.
He is a visiting faculty for Marketing and IT in two business schools in Bangalore. He advises executives and start-ups in the IT and Finance areas. He is an evangelist of realizing higher levels of human potential through Yoga and conducts Wellness programs for corporate clients and executives.
As a member of HBR Advisory Council, GN provides insight to shape the content of HBR and share ideas and views with the HBR's wider world of management and leadership
GN is Masters in Agriculture Economics and holds a PG Diploma in Business Management, International Business and Global Strategic Management.
RN as he is known to his friends and professional circle is a seasoned professional and business leader having held several leadership positions in his stint of 30+ years in Financial industries and Information Technology for BFS vertical. He brings extensive experience and expertise across Products Consulting Services and Business Planning & Operations.
He has now ventured on his own and the founder and MD of an IT services start-up Yethi Consulting, which specializes in Testing and Business Analytics besides providing Program Management and Transformation Services in Core banking Systems.
Prior to setting up Yethi Consulting, RN was the COO of Atyati Technologies, a financial inclusion firm, where he led the financial turn-around, helping the organization rapidly scale its business volume.
RN also had a long stint with of 18+ years with Oracle Financial SW Services Ltd (aka i-Flex Ltd) where he served as the Vice-President of Customer Fulfilment – Asia-Pacific, India and Middle East and Head of Customer Fulfilment of Asia Pacific Middle East and India. He also held the position of Sr. Vice President managing the Project Management Office at OFSS overseeing a USD 400 million P&L.
RM holds a Bachelor in Mathematics and a Master in Financial Management from JBIMS, Mumbai.
Sridhar has more than 30 years professional exposure in Information Technology, having assumed leadership positions in the areas of business transformation and technology architecture. His specialization in this role includes Business Process Improvements, Technology Solution & Architecture and People Practice.
He has also served in various capacities in the IT industry serving the domestic and international financial institutions like TIER 1 banks, capital market firms, delivering enterprise solutions to customers worldwide. His last engagement in the IT outsourcing corporate world was with Oracle in their financial business unit as Vice President & Global Head of their services revenue line. In this role he was accountable for the business growth, profitability and managed over 3000 people portfolio of skills to deliver USD 180 MM.
As a business sponsor, he was enabling and leveraging value from internal partners in Quality Assurance, HR, Finance & accounts, Technology Management, Business Operations, Legal and Contracts to his customer and team. Earlier he was the Regional Head – APAC for the service line stationed in Singapore.
Currently, he is the Principal Advisor to Affordable Business Solutions, a niche ERP solution provider in the MSME segment and his area of interest are Business Consulting, Operational Excellence Advisory and People Practice Consulting.
Sridhar holds a Master in Business Administration from University of Cochin.
Vishu is a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communications from Mysore University, India. He has been in the international Software Products and Services industry since 1985 and currently engaged as Principal Consultant with PM-Power Consulting.
Vishu, as he is known in his circle consults in
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Project Management Practitioners who wish to register self for the conference can opt for Individual Delegates category. The fee structure for individual delegates is listed below. Payment will have to be made online using Credit/Debit card or NetBanking account.
|Delegate Category||Early Bird fees per participant||Regular fees per participant|
|Non-members #||Rs. 12,500/-||Rs. 14,000/-|
|PMI Chapter Member, PMI Member||Rs. 10,500/-||Rs. 11,500/-|
|PMI Credential Holder # (PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP and Other credentials from affiliated body)||Rs. 11,500/-||Rs. 12,500/-|
# Delegates who have attended either of the annual conferences hosted by the PMI Bangalore India chapter in September 2015 or in July 2016 or April 2016 or March 2017 can avail an additional discount of Rs. 500/-. Such participants have been sent email with Discount Code, the discount code received by the delegates need to be used during the online registration. This discount is not transferable and cannot be used for availing discount for another participant.
The registration fees mentioned above are inclusive of all charges. Any applicable GST will be applied on top of the above given rate card from 1st July 2017.
Note: PMI Members and Credential holders are bound by PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.Payment Terms and Conditions
Corporate organizations who wish to nominate their employees through direct payment to PMI Bangalore India Chapter should use the following process:
Step 1 - Corporate Organization will have to identify and authorize one person (Corporate Coordinator) to interact with the Chapter for all registration related processes for their employees.
Step 2 - The Corporate Coordinator from the organization should send a Cheque or Demand Draft or Money Transfer or PO to the Chapter Office for the number of employees that they want to nominate to the Conference. In the case of PO, the payment should be received by the Chapter Office no later than June 30, 2017. Chapter email for all communications related to Corporate Registrations is email@example.com.
Step 3 - The Chapter, on receipt of the payment or on acceptance of PO, will send through email the procedure along with a Special Discount Code to be used by the employees of the Corporate to register for the conference through online registration portal. It is the responsibility of the Corporate Coordinator to share this special discount code and the registration procedure to the employees nominated for the conference. Please discourage employees from sharing the special discount code to others who are not nominated. Chapter will not be responsible for any registrations made by other employees who have not been nominated. The Special Discount Code will be valid only for 10 days and only for the specified number of delegate registrations that the Corporate Organization has ordered.
Step 4 - Post receipt of Special Discount Code, employees of the Corporate Organization would require to individually register for the conference using the procedure sent to their Corporate Coordinator. Registration to the complimentary PM Enrich Master Classes by employees depends upon the availability of seats for such classes on the date the employee registers online.
Step 5 - The Chapter, at the end of 10 days, will send a list of employees who have registered for the conference to the Corporate Coordinator through email for reconciliation & tracking.
Please note that the above process is applicable only for registration through corporate direct payment. Corporate organizations that follow the process of reimbursing the employees should request the employees to register online as Individual Employees availing the rates for Members or Non-Members as appropriate.
Cancellations of Corporate Registrations are not permitted. In case the Corporate Organization wants to substitute one employee with another, the Corporate Coordinator should make an email request to the chapter giving complete details of the employee (Name, Primary Email, Alternate Email, Phone Number, Emergency Contact Name and Phone and Address) who is nominated as a replacement. Chapter will email to the Corporate Coordinator the procedure to be used by the employee for generating the ticket for the conference. Such transfers of the registration to another employee within the organization are permitted only up to June 30, 2017. There will be no additional charges for such transfers.
The details of the corporate registration fees and discounts are given below.
|Delegate Category||Early Bird Period||After Early Bird Period|
|Regular Corporate Registration Fee **||Fee Rs. 12,500/- per Delegate||Fee Rs. 14,000/- per Delegate|
|Discount for registration of 6 or more delegates **||Discount Rs. 1,500/- per Delegate||Discount Rs. 1,500/- per Delegate|
PMI Members will get additional discount of Rs.500/- per delegate.
** The registration fee for Corporate Registration does not carry any additional discounts based on membership status of the delegate to PMI/Chapter and or based on participation by the delegate in the previous conferences. The registration fees mentioned above are inclusive of all charges.
Cheque/Demand Draft should be payable at Bangalore in favour of "PMI Bangalore India Chapter - PMPC" and should reach PMI Bangalore India Chapter before the last date for registration applicable to the rate. Early Bird offer is applicable only when the payments are released within the Early Bird offer dates. Direct remittance should be made to the following account. Chapter will be in a position to act on direct remittance only after receipt of email from Corporate Coordinator and after verification of remittance to the account.
|Bank Account Details|
|Beneficiary: PMI Bangalore India Chapter - PMPC
Bank Name: Corporation Bank
Branch: Vasanth Nagar Branch
A/c No: 074700301070016
IFS Code: CORP0000747
MICR Code: 560017056
Note: PMI Members and Credential holders are bound by PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.Payment Terms and Conditions
Similar to the previous editions of PMPC, the chapter continues to provide special rates to Delegates from Public Sector Units and Government Departments. Following are the rates for the delegates who belong to the categories listed below. There are only limited seats in this category and registration will be confirmed based on first-come-first-served basis. Registration can be confirmed only on receipt of payment. Early Bird offer is applicable when the payments are released within the Early Bird offer dates.
The registration for this category can be done using the same process as described for Corporate Delegates. PMI Bangalore Chapter may seek additional documentation to verify the current employment status of the delegates before confirming the registration.
|Departments ^^||Early Bird fees per participant||Regular fees per participant|
- Central / State Govt. Departments
- Govt. Research Establishments
- Defense Establishments
- Public Utilities
- Govt. Educational Institutions
- Autonomous Govt. Bodies
- Recognized Universities
|Rs. 9,000/-||Rs. 10,500/-|
^^ Any other department not listed here can not avail/claim the above mentioned fees.Payment Terms and Conditions
All communication pertaining to this conference must be addressed to the following:
NOTEKindly include your registration number, e-mail address, name and dates of the event in all future correspondence.
For further information about Project Management Practitioners Conference – 2017, please visit http://pmpc2017.pmibangalorechapter.in
|Masterclass title||Leadership||Strategic and Business Management Skills||Technical||Total|
|Every Problem is a Step towards the Future||6||0||0||6|
|Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery through DevOps||0||0||6||6|
|"Women – Partners in Managing the New World Order"||5||1||0||6|
|Total 3 Days||23|
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PMPC 2017 Certificate
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Project Management Practitioners' Conference 2017 (PMPC 2017), hosted by PMI Bangalore India Chapter, will focus on various facets of the Project Management practices that have been or will be a game changer in achieving enterprise agility.
To leverage the learning for the benefit of the project managers community, papers on various relevant sub-themes from project management practitioners, academicians and experts are shortlisetd and given below.