Dr. Ganesh NatarajanPresident, 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.
Ms. Priya KumarRenowned Motivational Speaker & Bestselling Author
Bestselling Author & Internationally Acclaimed Motivational Speaker, Priya Kumar is the CEO of Priya Kumar's Training Systems.
Priya has been leading the corporate training industry for over 14 years today with a clientele of over 600 Fortune Companies!
Apart from being India's first certified Woman Firewalk Instructor, Priya is also a Celebrity Columnist with leading national publications like The Economic Times and does several Radio shows in India and overseas sharing her expertise on Corporate Lifestyle and Personal Breakthrough.
Invited as a key note speaker at global platforms, Priya is also often seen as a celebrity guest in the capacity of a motivational speaker on TV globally.
Adding another feather to her already super-successful career as a Speaker, Priya Kumar is today also the bestselling author of SIX books which have won 5 international awards. Priya's inspirational books have also found fan following in celebrities like Sonu Nigam, Imtiaz Ali, Mr.Vishal Bharadwaj, Bipasha Basu to name a handful.
Her bestselling titles include "I Am another YOU", "License to LIVE", "The Perfect World", "Thinking Aloud", "The Inspiring Journey of a HERO" and her recently released inspirational masterpiece "I Will Go with YOU".
With her latest biography "Dream-Dare-Deliver" on DTDC's CMD and Founder, Mr.Subhashish Chakraborty, Priya has also begun to garner attention and accolades as the Biography Specialist.
A leading national daily wrote, "Priya has the Power to change lives."
And an international publication introduced her as "When Priya speaks, people listen."
Gautam SinhaVice President - Group Human Resources
Aditya Birla Group
A career span of over 17 years in Human Resources, Gautam led a variety of assignments that required conceptualization, design & implementation of various HR Policies & Processes and worked as core team in implementation of SAP, PeopleSoft technologies & change management processes.
Gautam has been with Aditya Birla Group for more than a decade and is currently the Vice President – Group Human Resources heading Job Analysis & Evaluation portfolio. Prior to this assignment he was the Head HR for ABMCPL (ABMCPL is Aditya Birla Group’s apex decision making body and provides strategic direction to Group Companies) and Aditya Birla Science & Technology Centre. As Head HR for ABMCPL & ABSTC, he spearheaded a variety of initiatives in the areas of capability building, organization design, rewards & benefits, manpower planning, driving high performance culture and talent management. Prior to Aditya Birla Group, he worked in few other leading companies in Human Resources function. Gautam is Post Graduate from Symbiosis Pune, certified Coach from TWP Singapore, OD Certification from NTL institute, USA & has interests in reading, swimming & table tennis.
Clifford Mohan PaiAVP, HR Business Leader & Head Employee Relations
Clifford Mohan Pai has to his credit 20 years of rich unique & diverse cross industry experience managing Human Resources.
Clifford joined Infosys BPO in 2007 and is responsible for the Business Partner - HR and Employee Relations function. His organizational structure includes a team of over 100 HR professionals. His broad responsibilities cover employee engagement, developing a strong employee value proposition, driving a culture of productivity, process excellence and building a positive and upbeat employee relations environment. He is a member of the HR Management Council of the organization.
He started his career within the service industry with Blue Dart Express Ltd, the largest Global Service Participant of FedEx then. Here he played a strategic regional role for the West and East of India.
Tanaz H MullaGeneral Manager – Human Resources
Tanaz has over 21 years of experience in all aspects of Talent Management and Development. She an alumnus of TISS and has handled a variety of HR assignments in different locations and businesses. She has been a part of the core team which has worked to getting Wipro Infotech certified as PCMM – Level 5. She has worked in HR Generalist roles, with her last role leading HR for the Front Office Business which in 2007 accounted for 70% of the Outsourcing business.
Tanaz has facilitated various programs where the focus has been on HR processes and also some critical Leadership Interventions. She has led teams (last team size – 45) before moving on to an individual contributor role as the Ombudsperson for a Business Line.
Since April 2014, Tanaz has moved on to Learning & Development and is a part of the Coaching Initiative across Wipro Ltd. She is an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and has logged more than 100 hours of Coaching.
In her current role she leads a team of L&D professionals who design, curate and facilitate leadership interventions across Intact business teams for the Large Accounts of Wipro Technologies. Tanaz is married to Hormuzd and they are blessed with 2 children, Purazar & Mehernaz.
Aruna Jayanthi is the Chief Executive Officer of Capgemini India and Chairperson of the Sweden Country Board, Capgemini Sweden. With over 48,000 employees, Capgemini India is one of the biggest business units of Capgemini group. Aruna took on the responsibility of Chairperson of the Sweden Country Board in 2014.
Prior to assuming the role of a CEO in January 2011, Aruna was the Global Delivery Officer for Capgemini Outsourcing. She joined Capgemini in early 2000 and was part of the core team that initiated and setup Capgemini's offshore capabilities. In 2002, she focused exclusively on Outsourcing and started operations in India, with Applications Management and later on expanding to Remote Infrastructure Management in 2003. She also initiated the BPO services in India and was actively involved in growing the business organically and via acquisitions. In 2007, she moved to a global role as head of delivery for Outsourcing.
Within a short period of being appointed as CEO, Aruna has quickly made her mark in the world of Indian business. She is constantly featured in Fortune and Business Today, Most Powerful women in business ranking and in 2013 received an award from India Today as the 'Women of the year in the Corporate World'. Aruna is an elected member of the NASSCOM Executive Council.
Aruna has done her Masters in Management Studies in Finance from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Global Talent Track
With a career spanning over two decades, Uma brings with her extensive experience in profit centre management, strategy formation, business development, entrepreneurship and human resource empowerment in Manufacturing, ICE (Information, Communications and Entertainment) and Education sectors. This includes 8 years with the manufacturing industry with Crompton Greaves and Fibre Glass Pilkington and 17 years in the IT/New Media segments with blue chip organizations: Kalzoom Technologies, NIIT, Aptech and the Zee Telefilms Group where she was the CEO of Zee Interactive Learning Systems.
Prior to founding GTT, Uma was the Chief Corporate Development Officer in HSBC Global Resourcing. She was responsible for business development, strategy and Next Gen transformation. She provided the vital corporate direction and insights to galvanize HSBC Global Resourcing's future growth and help develop innovative solutions for the bank's global outsourcing requirements.
Dr. Uma has been active in various professional forums such as CII, National HRD Network, Bombay Management Association and others and she has been contributing to leading journals and newspapers. She is currently the member of the Executive Council of National HRD Network and has been the President of NHRD Network, Pune chapter and Vice President of the organizing committee of the Commonweath Youth Games held in Pune in 2008.
Uma has authored a book entitled 'Unleashing the Knowledge Force', published by Tata McGrawHill. She has been awarded Wisitex Foundation's IT Woman of the Year for 2001 by India's Minister for Law and Justice, Mr. Arun Jaitley.
Uma has an MBA degree from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and a PhD from IIT Bombay.
Anjali RainaExecutive Director
Harvard Business School, India Research Centre
Anjali Raina is the Executive Director of the India Research Center. Prior to joining the India Research Center in March 2008, Anjali had a long and successful career in financial services. She has held senior management positions at Citibank India since 1993, and was most recently the Country Training Director for the Global Consumer Group at Citigroup (India). She began her career at ANZ Grindlays Bank plc. Anjali graduated from the Harvard Business School AMP Program (174 in 2008), she holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta, and a Bachelor of Arts (Eng Hons) degree from the University of Calcutta.
Vikram KoleVice President
Datamatics Global Services
Vikram Kole is a dynamic leader with 18+ years of rich experience in devising Business aligned IT strategies for organisations across multiple industry verticals such as Banking, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharma, Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure etc.
In his current role as Vice President at Datamatics Global Services, he leads the organisations Sales & Marketing initiatives for their Business Intelligence & Data-Analytics Value proposition for customers. With his core knowledge & understanding of business processes across multiple functions such as Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain & Project Management, he has established long term associations with many large enterprises in helping them deploy their Enterprise Integration and Business Intelligence strategy.
Vikram has been instrumental in creating the right strategies for Large & Medium Organisations towards deployment of Enterprise Applications like BI, ERP, HRM, SCM, Enterprise Mobility, and CRM for multiple customer sites.
Vikram is an Enterprise Software enthusiast, an avid reader on the latest technology trends & developments and their applicable Business Value. He is currently working on accelerating the Datamatics Business Intelligence offerings into the next phase of growth for the company by imbibing Big Data & High Performance Analytics, Mobility, Vertical Industry BI models etc. Vikram is working on a multi-pronged strategy focused on Revenue Growth, Profitability, Multi-Geography scaling, Partner ecosystem and closely working with his team of professionals to deliver this strategy for Datamatics. Vikram holds an Engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Surat and a Post Graduate Diploma from The Times School of Marketing.
Rajiv KrishnanPartner and India Leader - People and Organisation
Rajiv Krishnan is a Partner and National Leader for People and Organisation at EY India.
Rajiv holds a PGDBM from XLRI and an honors graduate in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Tiruchirapali, and has over three decades of work experience. Over the last 18 years, he has led national businesses in Staffing, Payroll, HR Technology & Outsourcing, Talent Management and comprehensive HR Consulting. Rajiv has been with EY since 2012 and has been instrumental in driving the HR Consulting business in India and neighbouring countries.
Prior to EY, he's worked with Ma Foi, DDI and Mercer. He worked with a large engineering major for over a decade before moving to the field of HR in 1997.
Rajiv is based in Bangalore and holds a keen interest in Talent management, HR Technology and HR Outsourcing.
Sharad VermaGlobal Head - Human Resources
Polaris Consulting & Services Ltd.
Sharad Verma is currently Global Head - Human Resources for Polaris Consulting & Services Ltd. A graduate of the prestigious XLRI, Sharad has more than two decades of HR experience. He has previously been Senior Director, Human Resources for SunGard Global Technology, Head of Human Resources for Berkadia (subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway), Monster.com, and The Bank of New York Mellon. Sharad's blog on leadership, talent and innovation is available at www.isharad.com.
Sharad has been named one of the Top 100 HR Influencers in Social Media and his article featured in the top 5 career advice for 2013 on Star Group jobsite.
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