TiE Pune Fireside Chat with R Ramanan, Mission Director ...
Aug 23, 2018
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Sumant Moolgaonkar Auditorium, Ground Floor, ICC Towers A Wing, Senapati Bapat Road

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Mr. R Ramanan is the Mission Director of the Atal Innovation Mission Additional Secy NITI Aayog - the Atal Innovation mission is a strategic national Innovation initiative NITI spanning schools, universities, NGOs and the industry.

R Ramanan was previously Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of CMC Ltd., a subsidiary of the globally acclaimed Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Ramanan’s illustrious career in the IT industry spans more than three decades when he joined TCS in 1981 after graduating from IIT Bombay in Electrical Engineering. Ramanan played an instrumental role in the growth of TCS with a variety of responsibilities ranging from software product development, technical marketing, global business development, and general management of large delivery centers of TCS.

Ramanan led CMC’s rapid transformation from a domestic government organization to a global IT systems engineering and integration organization. Under his leadership CMC share price grew over 2100% between October 2001 to 2014, its operating profits over 1338%, with over 72% of its business coming from the overseas markets and leading to its successful amalgamation into TCS in 2015.

Ramanan graduated from IIT Bombay in electrical Engineering in 1981. He is also a Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program Alumni and accredited by Cambridge University in Sustainability Leadership. He was also elected Lifetime Chair of HBS AMP187 Alumni by HBS.

Ramanan received the CEO of the Year award in 2015 from CMO Asia, India’s top 3 most “Value” able CEO recognition by Business World in 2011 and 2013, Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana and Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani awards in 2005-2006 and many other recognitions for outstanding contributions in Innovation and Business Leadership. He has recently been recently honored with Mint SAP Digitalist Award-19th April 2018 in Mumbai.

Session Facilitator: Kiran Deshpande, Co-Founder & President, Mojo Networks, Inc., President, TIE Pune

Kiran is currently:

• Co-Founder & President Mojo Networks OEM of massively scalable Cloud Managed Secure Wi-Fi technology 

ʉۢ Charter Member & President of TiE Pune (Charter Member since 2009) РMentored over 20 start-ups

 â€¢ Angel Investor & Board Member - 18th Parallel (Android based smart STB & Gaming Console) 

• Angel Investor - Bombay Shaving Company (Men’s grooming) • Board Member - Sun Shot Technologies (Commercial rooftop based Solar Systems) 

• Senior Member of IEEE, Member

Past Experience (40 years of technology, business leadership & entrepreneurial experience in the technology industry) 

• 2002-2003: Advisor to KPIT CEO & Chairman for Strategy ( part time 6 months)

 â€¢ 1996-2001: MD & CEO of MBT (now known as Tech Mahindra) from June 1996 – November 2001 

 â€¢ 1992-1996: Senior Vice President of Software Services of IMR, Inc. (later acquired by CGI) 

ʉۢ 1978-1992: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in various executive, sales and R&D positions

  • 1998-2000: Member of Maharashtra IT Task Force u Education • B.E. (Honors) – Electronics 1976 BITS, Pilani

ʉۢ M. Tech (EE) Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1978

  1. ​Sumant Moolgaonkar Auditorium,
    Ground Floor, ICC Towers A Wing, Senapati Bapat Road,
    Pune, Maharashtra, India


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