speakers



Dr. Ganesh Natarajan

President, Harvard Business School Club of India &
Chairman, NASSCOM Foundation



Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, Vice Chairman & CEO of Zensar Technologies, President - HBS Club of India, Chairman - NASSCOM Foundation,Chairman - KM & Business Transformation & WR Skills Mission CII Chairman - Social Venture Partners Pune & Natarajan Education Society Board Member - RPG Group,Board Member - Global Talent Track.

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is Vice Chairman & CEO of Zensar Technologies, a leading firm that optimises technology and processes for Fortune 500 companies. He is also a Founder and Board Member of Global Talent Track, a pioneer in Employability Skills Training in Asia.

Ganesh's industry responsibilities include leadership of the HBS Club of India, Chairman of the National Committee on Knowledge Management and Business Transformation and the Western Region Committee on Skills for the Confederation of Indian Industry. He was Chairman of NASSCOM in 2008 and is a member of the Chairmen's Council of NASSCOM. He is also a fellow of the Computer Society of India.

Ganesh is a Director of Social Venture Partners India and Convener of SVP Pune. He has been appointed the Chairman of NASSCOM Foundation for 2014-16.

Shrikant Sinha

CEO
NASSCOM Foundation



Shrikant joined NASSCOM Foundation as the Chief Operating Officer in September 2014 and quickly scaled up to the position of Chief Executive Officer. He plans to bring in more agility in the foundation’s working by directing, administering, and coordinating the internal operational activities, while contributing towards the goal of ‘Technology for Good’ through five of NASSCOM Foundation's mainstream programs.

With over 25 years of experience in education sector, Shrikant played a key role in the success of Aptech; starting in 1989, fresh out of Delhi University and going on to become Senior General Manager for the company.

Prior to joining NASSCOM Foundation, he was based out Malaysia, as Head Corporate learning, APAC and MENA, at GlobalNxt University (formerly Universitas 21 Global or U21Global), an Online Graduate School owned by Manipal Global Education, helping thousands of people working in corporates across the Asia-pacific, Middle-east and North African regions with limited or no access to good quality academic opportunities.

As the CEO, Shrikant looks over the entire operations and strategy for NASSCOM Foundation while directly controlling five different programs. Truly, a person with many hats, Shrikant’s extensive background in the skilling and education spaces will significantly complement NASSCOM Foundation, especially in the National Digital Literacy Mission, NASSCOM Knowledge Network and the ConnectIT programs.

Sandhya Vasudevan

Managing Director
Deutsche Bank



Sandhya is Managing Director at GTO Business Process Engineering and until recently was the Head of India Service Centre and Global Head of Business Engineering within the Bank’s Global Business Services (GBS) division. She has over 24 years of rich industry experience in the field of operations, financial services and IT enabled services industry and has worked in organizations such as Guardian Royal Exchange, Thomson Reuters and AXA. During her stint with Thomson Reuters, Sandhya grew the organization from 200 employees to about 9000. Her most recent roles prior to joining Deutsche Bank were in strategic development (capability build and looking at business development in rapidly developing opportunities) and integration of Thomson Reuters.

Sandhya is an active industry leader and has been involved with NASSCOM in various capacities over the years, as part of the NASSCOM’s national Executive Committee, Regional Council & a member of the BPO and GIC forums and is currently on the advisory board of NASSCOM Foundation. Additionally she is involved in the Foundation’s Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation and R&D programmes. She is also on the advisory Board of IMA and has been on the board of Swiss Re’s Shared Services in India since 2001. She is also part of World President’s Organization (YPO/ WPO).

Sandhya has an MBA in Marketing and an MA in History.

Anurag Pratap

CSR Leader
Capgemini



Kumar Anurag Pratap currently leads the corporate responsibility portfolio for the global energy major BP in India. Anurag brings with him more than 18 years of diversified experience in CSR, Community Development, Project Management / Implementation, Capacity Planning, and Resource Management. Started with social research space, he has worked with grassroot agencies, Donor agencies, UN Agency and Corporate and has made significant contributions to social responsibility strategies and programme portfolios. His core competency lies in long term strategic planning and vision building among diverse stakeholder groups. He specializes in leading organization towards change and transition management in social development space.

Yogesh Desai

CEO
Helen Keller Institute of Deaf and DeafBlind



To be updated.

Milind Bengali

Co Chief Operating Officer
GTL Infrastructure Limited



Milind Bengali as Co-Chief Operating Officer is responsible for business and operations of the company. Milind was earlier heading the M&A function for Global Group.

He has over 20 years of experience in Telecom and ITES across Business Operations & Strategy, Sales & Marketing and Business & Market Development. Besides India, he has lived and worked in Africa and North America. He has previously worked with Crompton Greaves, Aptech & The Thapar Group.

Milind Bengali is a Bachelor of Engineering and Masters in Management Studies.

Srinivasan

Chairman
eMudhra Limited



Mr. Srinivasan is the Founder Chairman of eMudhra Limited since its inception in 2008. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director and Global Chief Executive Officer of 3i Infotech since April 1999. Within a span of just ten years, he turned 3i Infotech into a global technology company having revenue of above USD 500 million, with over 10,000 employees servicing a large number of customers in over 50 countries across 5 continents. Having travelled widely around the world, he has a deep understanding of global business issues.

Mr. Srinivasan combines a comprehensive mix of academic qualifications and professional experience. He is a graduate in Mathematics from Madras University and secured the First Rank in the university. Apart from being a rank holder in the Chartered Accountancy examination, he is also a qualified Cost and Works accountant and a Company Secretary. He had also attended the Executive Development Programme at the Kelloggs School of Management in Chicago, USA. Mr. Srinivasan had also authored a book titled "New Age Management Philosophy from Ancient Indian Wisdom" based on his learning from the Thirukural, a 2000 year old Indian text.

Sunil Mehta

Senior Vice President & Area Systems Director
J. Walter Thompson South Asia



Profile will be updated shortly.

Shubhada M Rao

Senior President & Chief Economist
YES Bank Ltd



Profile will be updated shortly.

Jayantha Prabhu

Chief Technology Officer
Essar Services



Jayantha Prabhu is the Group Chief Technology Office at Essar Group. Associated with the Essar Group a 39bn$ conglomerate, since January 1999, and has been responsible for establishing the company's technical vision and leading all aspects of the company's technology development across all areas of Information Technology.

He has rightly been the company top technology executive, playing an integral role in the company's strategic direction, development, and future growth. He finds himself part of the executive team that defines organizational goals for Essar group. He independently collaborates with six vertical-specific CIOs and CEOs at Essar.

He is responsible for managing team of 45 member's staff for around 20,000 user base for 98 location and 5 datacenters across the globe. At the current assignment, in charge of IT Infrastructure & Technology Project Delivery / Strategy, Business Transformations, Vendor Alliance, New Innovation, IT Procurement, New technology evaluation / Architecture, and IT Centre of Excellence.

He finds himself privileged to be honored with several awards and accolades spanning at national & international forum.

Saugata Bhattacharya

Chief Economist
Axis Bank



Profile will be updated shortly.

Vikas Prabhu

CIO
Essar Oil Limited



In his current role, Vikas is responsible for the overall strategic planning related to information systems and technology. Vikas also provides support to key operational and business development initiatives by enabling them with the use of information technology. During his last nine years at Essar Group, he has led various organization-wide projects / initiatives on automation and business transformation.

Previous to Essar, Vikas has served as General Manager, IBS for Petroleum Division at Reliance Industries Limited. As a member of senior management team for the Petroleum Division, he has worked on company-wide initiative of enabling & supporting petrol stations automation across the country.

Prior to joining Reliance Industries, Vikas has served various organizations like TAJ Group of Hotels, Shoppers’ Stop, Coca-Cola, Rhone-Poulenc, as a senior management member. Vikas began his career with DATAPRO, where he worked as a Product Executive - NOVELL.

Vikas has a passion for emerging technologies and believes that information technology will change significantly over the next few years, with digital perspectives being the enablers and facilitators of that change.

Vikas holds Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in General Management. In addition, Vikas has completed Executive Development Programs from IIM, Bangalore and ISB, Hyderabad.
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