Reimagining the Knowledge Enterprise
It has become quite an imperative task for the managers to manage knowledge workers, thereby building a continuously learning organization enabling Innovation and sustainable competitive advantage. And with the rapidly changing environment, there are new ways to create and share information, and faster the information is converted to knowledge, quicker is the key to sustained success and competitive advantage.
The CII Knowledge Summit (KM India), also known as the CII Knowledge Management Summit or CII National Knowledge Management Summit, is organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as part of its ongoing development initiative
With Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Digital all reaching scale and being absorbed into the enterprise at the same time, organizations are getting transformed rapidly. While knowledge continues to provide the competitive edge, but how Knowledge needs to evolve has been the thrust of the sessions at the CII Knowledge Summit
Underlying the essence that the competitive advantage accrues to those who invest more than their competitors to connect with their stakeholders and share knowledge faster and farther, the two-day Summit will have sessions understanding and creating a knowledge enterprise an, organization devoted to creating new knowledge, disseminating, and training others
Why should one attend and whatz new this year?
This year’s Knowledge Summit has been planned with a KM practitioners perspective. The topics, speakers, unconference and everything else has been thought-through to bring in the new way of thinking about Knowledge Management. There’s a renewed focus on the everyday aspects of what knowledge workers and KM practitioners face in today’s world. This year, we also have an opportunity to meet and listen to some of the international leaders in the Knowledge Management domain. If you have been to any of our earlier editions of the Summit, we promise this time would be refreshing and you will be able to take back a lot of learnings!
· Powered panels discussions
· Several distinguished speakers, business leaders and thinkers from across the world
· Masterclass and story-telling session
· Understand the cutting-edge practices
· Network with experts, peers & colleagues
Who should attend:
Industry Captains, CIOs & CKOs, Functional Heads, Domain Experts, Knowledge Managers, Business Strategists, IT professionals, Communication Managers, Knowledge Architects, Content Managers, Scientists, Engineers, & Researchers and the leaders who plan and deploy systems for business.
This conference is supported by the KM Global Network (KMGN)
Confederation of Indian Industry
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.
CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, India’s premier business association has around 9000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 300,000 enterprises from around 265 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.
Sahana is a certified Organization Development Professional, Coach, Facilitator and Learning Design Architect. During her 18+ years in the corporate world across organizations like Tata Interactive Systems, Zensar Technologies, ThoughtWorks, Future Group and TCS, she held various roles namely, Workplace Learning Architect, Workplace Reimagination Consultant, Learning Head and Enterprise Community Manager. The core of her work is to build a culture of learning, collaboration and co-creation across diverse global cultures. She works at the intersection of human potential, technology, building capability and fostering collective sensemaking.
She coaches teams and individuals, consults and partners with organizations to enable Modern Workplace Learning and also facilitates workshops on these areas.
She has been listed as the Top Ten e-Learning Movers and Shakers for the Asia Pacific region from 2011 to 2017. Her writings are published in papers like The Business Standard, Inside Learning Technologies Magazine, U.K., eLearning Industry and others. She is listed in the Top 10 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media by SHRM, India.
She blogs at http://idreflections.blogspot.in/ on the shifting digital trends and their deep impact, and presents at global conferences including Keynote addresses.
Business Operations Sr Director – Technology
Ravi Shankar Ivaturi is the Business Operations Sr. Director for Technology business at Unisys. His contributions include Knowledge Management in the form of Collaboration, Innovation and Inventions, and a strategy to Acquire, Retain and Propagate knowledge.
Ravi has over 20 years of experience in Manufacturing and Technology Industries. He served as a Member of the CII’s Knowledge Commission between 2012 & 2015. He is an active member of K-Community, Bangalore Chapter.
He has filed (jointly with his colleague) the first patent application from Unisys India, and later on contributed to the invention culture becoming part of the organization.
His paper titled “Harnessing Knowledge Management for Innovation” was published in the book “Next Generation KM: Insights and Practice for Resilient Organizations”, edited by Dr. Madan Mohan Rao, and published by ARK Group.
Ravi was conferred with the Knowledge Management Leadership Award at the Global KM Congress in June, 2014.
Sathyanarayana B V
Deputy Head, Karnataka Startup Cell, KITS, Department of ITBT, GoK
Management professional with over 15 years of experience in being an Entrepreneur, Mentor, Startup Evangelist, Team Builder and Coach for Startups. He is competent in setting up new initiatives, managing cross functional teams and business operations, creating strategic marketing plans & budgets, developing product campaigns, conducting market research, and organizing various state level events, Startup Ecosystem Management. He is very passionate about heading the Startup Cell of Karnataka and manages the entire ecosystem for Government of Karnataka. He is involved in,
– Planning & Strategy, Implementation of all Programs and Schemes under the Karnataka Startup Policy 2015-2020.
– Setting up and review performance of incubators, PPP (Public Private Partnerships), Funding through events like Tourism Challenge, ELEVATE, IDEA2PoC Grant Funding Scheme.
– Community Engagement – To conduct various outreach programs to publicize the policy to increase registrations.
– Promotion of Ecosystem through Startup Portal, Organizing promotional events both in India and Abroad, Network with Startup Ecosystem, Industry Experts, Mentors, Investors, Academia and Associations to build strong partnerships for policy execution.
– Formation of Policy Guidelines with regulations to promote ease of doing business for Startups in State.
Industries and Commerce & IT &BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka
An IAS Officer of 1990 batch, Mr. Gaurav Gupta presently is the Principal Secretary to Government, Commerce & Industries Department, holding concurrent charge of Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka.
As Principal Secretary, IT, BT and S&T, in a span of last one year, he has been instrumental in creating several Centres of Excellence in new technologies such as IOT, AI & Robotics and also one on Cyber Security, with active collaboration from the industry, academia and stakeholders. He has worked to enhance the ecosystem for the Infotech & Biotech Industry in Karnataka. Programs like ‘Bengaluru Tech Summit’ & ‘Elevate 100’ to promote technology startups were initiated during his tenure.
During his previous position as Commissioner for Industrial Development and Director of Industries & Commerce, a position that he held from October 2014 to February 2017, he was instrumental in conduct of highly successful mega investor summit “Invest Karnataka” in February, 2016, and also in successful organising of “Pravasi Bharat Divas” in Bengaluru in January, 2017.
He is graduate from IIT Kanpur in Electrical Engineering and Post graduate from IIT, Delhi. The IIT Kanpur has conferred ‘Distinguished Alumnus award’ in recognition of his exceptional services
CQO & Vice President
His designation is Vice President & Global Head – Quality & Enterprise Risk Management
Devender Malhotra, is currently working as Vice President & Global Head – Quality & Enterprise Risk Management for Wipro and driving Quality, NextGen Delivery, Knowledge Management, Business Excellence Initiatives and Enterprise Risk Management. He is a Business Transformation leader and Strategic Advisor to CXOs, and also a board member of National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB). Having 24+ years of experience, he is a renowned speaker at India and Global level forums. He has won various awards like Best Paper Award from Asian Network for Quality, Most Talented Quality Professional Award, and Top Operations Excellence Deployment Leader of the Year.
Chief Knowledge Officer
Afcons Infrastructure Limited
Rudolf is the Chief Knowledge Officer at Afcons Infrastructure. Afcons is among the leading infrastructure companies with presence in India, Africa and Middle East. Under his leadership Afcons has made strides in Knowledge Management and Innovation and been recognized with the MAKE award for India, Asia and Global as well as the inaugural MIKE Award.
Rudolf has emerged as the face for Knowledge Management in India. He currently chairs the KM Global Network – the association of KM Societies from 12 nations: Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Russia, Australia, US, France, Indonesia, Israel, South Africa. He also chairs the Annual KM Asia conference and is empanelled with Asian Productivity Organization, Japan as a facilitator for Knowledge Management.
Rudolf firmly believes that the success of Knowledge Management lies in delivering Business Results. This philosophy was cultivated when he was the Head- KM for a decade at Asia’s Largest Direct Sales Company. He created path breaking programs to engage the 8000+ employees working in over 200 offices that resulted in Business Growth, Customer Satisfaction and Employee Engagement.
Rudolf is acknowledge as the pioneer who introduced Gamification to the discipline; he has been awarded ‘Among the 50 Most Admired Global KM Professionals’ at the Global HR Conference.
Nirupa oversees Brigade’s Retail, Office and Hotel ventures.
She also oversees HR, PR and Innovation at Brigade. She has an analytical bent of mind and has introduced a data oriented approach towards decision making in the company.
Nirupa has the serial entrepreneurial bug in her and has successfully conceptualised multiple award winning F&B outlets such as HIGH Ultra Lounge and The Art Café in Bangalore.
She launched India’s first and only real estate accelerator called Brigade Real Estate Accelerator Program, an initiative to mentor high-tech start-ups in real estate, including retail and hospitality.
She has been identified as one of CNBC’s “Young Turks” and has previously won the:
- Face of the Future 2018 – India Travel Awards –South, by DDP Publications (TravTalk)
- Construction Woman of the Year 2018 – India, by Construction Times
- Woman CXO of the Year 2017-South, by Realty Plus
Nirupa is passionate about writing. Her articles are regularly published in the news and trade journals. She loves sports and regularly runs. She is trained as a six sigma Black Belt.
Global Head of Delivery and Operations
Ramesh Gopalakrishnan is the Global Head of Delivery and Operations at Mindtree. In his current role, Ramesh ensures that Mindtree delivers a consistent and predictable experience for clients. He is responsible for customer satisfaction, project delivery parameters, and process implementation. Ramesh is actively involved in developing the delivery systems, technology capabilities and project management competencies.
As more clients entrust Mindtree with their transformational programs, Ramesh and his team are focused on building the delivery capabilities to successfully deliver on this promise. Ramesh joined Mindtree in 2000, prior to which he worked at Tata Infotech. Ramesh holds a degree in Engineering from the University of Calicut.
Associate Director -Knowledge Management Happiest Minds Technologies
Over the years, I have been connecting the dots between the subtle aspects of work, how they interplay, and what that means for the future of work. I am particularly intrigued
In my recent assignments, I have led and delivered award-winning Digital Workplace initiatives for some of the leading organizations in the world. These include modern intranets, enterprise community platforms, internal communications
In my 14 years of experience, I have had a chance to play a variety of roles in knowledge management, program management, community management, employee experience, culture championing, product management, process automation, business consulting and more. And currently, I am leading Happiest Minds’ Knowledge Management & Digital Workplace initiatives.
On the personal front, I absolutely love traveling & exploring new places; interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds. I’ve been privileged to travel (personally & professionally) around the world including USA, UK, Europe, Asia
Tech and Sales Leader
Vivek Gupta is an accomplished technology leader with demonstrated track record of building organizations. Being a Cloud expert, he was instrumental in helping organizations across the domains to embrace Cloud technologies. Most recently Vivek was
working as Head & Director of Business Development for India & SAARC region for Alibaba Cloud where he was responsible for overall business development including all lines of business in India & SAARC region.
Vivek comes with rich experience in client and applications partnerships roles for internet & software industry. Prior to joining Alibaba Cloud Vivek was part of the leadership team at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Servicenow, salesforce.com, Red hat & has experience across US, APAC & Europe markets.
He has also been a regular Speaker at premier industry-wide conferences on technology trends like Open source, Cloud Computing etc.
Mr. Gupta holds a Master’s Degree Business Administration from Nagpur University. Vivek is an avid follower of cricket, football, and sports in general. He enjoys traveling and meeting with people from diverse cultures across the globe
Dinesh is a Product leader with Microsoft. He has extensive global experience in
Prof Rishikesha T. Krishnan
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan has been on the faculty of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India, since 1996, where he is currently Professor of Strategy. He held the Jamuna Raghavan Chair in Entrepreneurship from 2007 to 2010. He completed a 5-year term as Director of the Indian Institute of Management Indore in December 2018
Prof. Krishnan’s main areas of interest are strategy and innovation. Some of his recent publications have appeared in MIT Sloan Management Review, Global Strategy Journal and Management International Review. He is listed in the Thinkers50 India list of most influential management thinkers from India. Prof. Krishnan’s book 8 Steps to Innovation: Going from Jugaad to Excellence (co-authored with Vinay Dabholkar) won the Best Book Award for 2013-14 from the Indian Society for Training & Development. His earlier book From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India proposed a blueprint for how India can enhance its innovation output.
Prof. Krishnan was a member of the expert committee set up by the Government of India in 2017-18 under the chairmanship of Justice BN Srikrishna to propose a data protection framework for India. He is a member of the board of the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) and Sundaram Asset Management Company Ltd.
Manipal Edu &Med Group
S Vaitheeswaran (“Vaithee”) is the Chief Executive Officer of Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG), which oversees all the business verticals of the Group.
Vaithee was also the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Manipal Global Education Services Private Limited (MaGE). In this role, he was responsible for running and growing the company’s medical schools and multi-disciplinary universities in Antigua, Dubai, Nepal, and Malaysia.
In India, Vaithee steered MaGE’s fast-growing professional learning business (Manipal ProLearn), largest banking domain training institute (Manipal Global Academy of BFSI), skill testing and assessment service (MeritTrac) and nurtured skill development through a JV company (Manipal City & Guilds).
Vaithee was responsible for identifying and building future growth engines, including new campuses, investments, and acquisitions for the company. He helped launch major initiatives to expand MaGE footprint in ASEAN countries with Malaysia as the hub, and Dubai as the center in the Middle East and Africa. He also ramped up the company’s corporate training programs, making MaGE one of the largest training providers in the IT and BFSI industries.
Vaithee has around 35 years of rich experience in the corporate world in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Operations, and Global Marketing. He has spent a large time in the Automotive Industry and held the positions of Director – Sales & Marketing and COO – Eicher International. Before joining Manipal, he worked with Infosys where he led the Hi-Tech and Manufacturing vertical for their BPO Unit.
At Zone Startups, Ajay oversees India program operations, which includes the flagship India accelerator operations in joint-venture with BSE and Department of Science & Technology, Government of India; as well as, new initiatives, including corporate innovation programs and thematic accelerators under the Zone Startups brand. Apart from accelerators and innovation programs, Ajay has been leading in setting up several distinct properties under the entrepreneurship umbrella, ranging across reality shows, diversity and CSR programs and events / conferences.
Over the past 4 years, Ajay has successfully led setting up accelerators with Barclays, Axis Bank, Lodha Group; as well as, corporate innovation programs with Visa, Thomson Reuters, HDFC Bank, Viacom18, Shell Foundation, ICICI Lombard, EY and Australia Institute of Sports.
Ajay is also the brain-child behind conceptualizing and building, Fintegrate Zone, India’s largest FinTech conclave.
Prior to Zone Startups India, Ajay was the Director – India Operations for SkillsDox Inc., a Canadian ed-tech company; wherein he helped the company set up in India and establish its initial partnerships, as well as raise INR 150 Cr through media equity.
In an earlier role, Ajay worked for the Government of Ontario, Canada for 5-years, where he was responsible for bilateral trade and investment relations between Ontario and India, wherein he helped over 100 Canadian technology companies access the India market.
Ajay began his career working in Tanzania (East Africa) for 4 years, where he was involved in World Bank and African Development Bank projects. During this term, he assumed the role of an “intrapreneur”, and built a social enterprise in the agri-inputs value chain, wherein he built revenues in excess of $1Mn within the first 1.5 yrs.
Ajay is an MBA in Marketing & Finance and a B.Com in Financial Management from Mumbai University has 13 years of cross-functional work experience with startups, international business and Governments, across North America, East Africa & South Asia.
VIJAYA KUMAR IVATURI
Co-Founder & CTO,
Crayon Data, Pte
Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi (known as IVK) is the Co-Founder and CTO of Crayon Data, a Big data & AI product company at Singapore with a development center in Chennai.
He is also an active member of Indian Angel Network, a syndicate for early stage capital to invest in the start-up companies. His current technical interests and activities include Recommender systems and Choice theory, Product and Taste affinity graphs, Customer analytics, Text and Graph mining in both B2B and B2C contexts. He worked at Wipro for more than two decades before entering into the startup world. He was one of the core group members to set up the telecom business in Wipro , and led the wireless and telecom applications businesses before becoming Wipro’s CTO.
He is one of the core members of CII’s Innovation council and a charter member of TiE. He serves on the governing council of CMI Algo Labs, an industry-academia initiative by Chennai Mathematical Institute. In social impact segment, he is a partner with Acumen Fund in India and helps their investee companies in education and other sectors.
He holds a BE degree in Electronics & Communications engineering and an advanced leadership certification for senior executives from McGill University in collaboration with Lancaster University, UK and IIM, Bangalore. He has been with ICT industry for the last 30 years and is one of the leading experts in innovation management and advanced technologies incubation in India.
Madhurima Agarwal runs the NetApp Startup Accelerator, based out of Bangalore. She has over 15yrs of experience, spread across enterprises and start-ups. Madhurima’s worked in the global capital markets as a stock picker. She’s been an entrepreneur and currently dons the hats of a mentor, advisor and investor for startups. Madhurima is an alumna of IIM, Ahmedabad and worked globally with renowned financial firms like Goldman Sachs and Fidelity prior to joining NetApp. In this era of digital innovation, Madhurima aspires to provide leadership in enterprise innovation and execution by providing high quality business inputs and working with top quality startups.
Madhurima is passionate about giving back to the ecosystem by nurturing innovation through helping and enabling start-ups and building successful companies. She also champions the cause of diversity. Madhurima is a leader of the WIT (Women in Technology) group at NetApp and focuses on professional development of women in the workplace.
Head- Digital Workplace
Tata Consultancy Services
As the head of the Digital Workplace practice, I help customers imagine the future of work for their employees. My team works at the intersection of design, technology and behavioral science and helps conceptualize and implement modern, persuasive and immersive intranets, collaboration and learning experiences.
I additionally head the Digital Workplace Reimagination initiative within TCS, designing, building and implementing social collaboration, HR apps and Microlearning platforms for 400,000 associates.
Outside the office, I am an open source enthusiast, a classical violinist, guitarist, amateur cellist, columnist for various newspapers, and used to be a Radio Jockey with Chennai Live 104.8. You can listen to my music here – https://soundcloud.com/krishashok
I mix pop culture, science fiction, Indian traditions and
Dr RICHARD LOBO
Head Corporate Strategy & CQH
Tata Chemicals Limited
Dr. Richard Lobo currently heads Strategy, Strategy Execution, Global Business Excellence and Continuous Improvement for India, US, UK and Kenya Operations at Tata Chemicals. He has over 15 years of experience in leading Businesses, anchoring Business Excellence, Business Strategy, Innovation, Operational effectiveness and EBITDA Improvement for multi-million USD enterprises.
Dr. Richard has a base in Bio-Technology and Microbiology from the University of Mumbai and pursued his Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta with a specialty in Corporate Strategy from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He holds a Doctorate in
Dr. Richard contributes as a member on the Technical Advisory committee – SQC and OR, Indian Statistical Institute since 2012. The Indian Statistical Institute is declared by an Act of Parliament as an Institute of National Importance.
Today, she has built YourStory into the most influential voice in the Indian startup ecosystem, by celebrating the stories of entrepreneurs and telling stories that inspire hope.
Shradha is widely recognized as a champion and builder of the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem. Her own circle of influence includes key ecosystem stakeholders, including founders, investors, accelerators, industry bodies
Shradha has a social media following of more than 1.5 million, and for the second consecutive year, has been featured on LinkedIn’s most powerful influencer list, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actor Priyanka Chopra.
Pranay Gupta is the Co-Founder of 91springboard, the first co-working hubs company in India. They have a pan India network of coworking hubs & are instrumental in creating communities that help businesses grow.
He is an IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, he was instrumental in setting-up and running of IIM Ahmedabad’s incubator – including programs like Mentoredge, Power of Ideas and iAccelerator.
He loves to coach and help entrepreneurs.
Chief Knowledge Officer
Ved Prakash is Chief Knowledge Officer at Trianz, a global professional services firm helping Fortune 1000 organizations transition to a digital enterprise by leveraging on Cloud, Analytics, Digitalization& Security. Ved has
Ved has conducted KM Strategy and Visioning workshops for CXOs across the globe. He has been an invited speaker in many national and international forums. He has been a member of several national bodies on KM. He has been recognized with Most Impactful KM Professional, Most Influential KM Professional, and Global KM Leadership Awards in the past. He holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and a B.Tech in Computer Engineering where he was a Gold Medalist.
Chairman, CII Knowledge Summit & Executive Chairman, Mindtree Ltd
A leading authority in the global IT sector, Krishnakumar Natarajan co-founded Mindtree in 1999 and has played key roles in building the company’s innovative approach to delivering IT services and solutions to global 2000 enterprises. Today, his mission as Executive Chairman is to focus on leadership development and ensure a high quality of governance. He also actively mentors different business groups within the company and works closely with the start-up ecosystem to bring in innovative models of business transformation for clients.
In his prior role as CEO and Managing Director, Krishnakumar was responsible for making Mindtree a global IT player. Krishnakumar ’s efforts as a business leader
A 37-year IT industry veteran, Krishnakumar held several key positions at Wipro before co-founding Mindtree. In 2013, Krishnakumar served as Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), where he worked to strengthen the Indian IT industry to build a globally competitive ecosystem.
Social enterprises and Philanthropy are other Key interests of Krishnakumar. He is an active partner of Social Venture Partners- an organization involved in impactful Philanthropy. Along with his wife
Krishnakumar is an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is also a regular speaker at international IT industry conferences and a faculty member at management schools around the world. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Chennai, India, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur, India.
Knowledge Management Society
Hideo Yamazaki, KMSociety of Japan
Dr. Hideo Yamazaki is the vice president of Knowledge Management Society of Japan.
His role is to transform and adjust KM Theory to New Industry Revolution, called industry4.0. In Japan they newly introduced phenomenology to KM to extend the definition of Reality to Digital and virtual World.
Vivek is a computer science graduate from IIT Roorkee and a programmer at heart. He has worked as a Software Developer Intern at Amazon and contributed to open source projects in Google Summer of Code. In college, he caught the entrepreneurship bug and built MyCareerStack – a platform to help college students prepare for technical interviews. Later he co-founded HackerEarth in the dorm rooms of college which has changed the way companies crowdsource to drive innovation and solve real-world problems today. Hundreds of developers have got jobs through a meritocratic system.
Vivek is obsessed with building products which help companies recruit better talent and innovate, and his role at HackerEarth has been diverse. He loves writing code and leads the technology & product team at HackerEarth. In addition to this, Vivek speaks at engineering colleges in India to motivate Computer Science students, attends hackathons to mentor programmers, He is one of the top tech founders to follow
McKinsey India Knowledge Centre
Anirudh is the Director of McKinsey Knowledge Center India (McKC). McKC is McKinsey & Company’s largest research and analytics hub globally with over 1300 employees. Specific to advanced analytics, McKC has over 300 analytics professionals – data scientists, data engineers
Prior to joining McKinsey, Anirudh has worked in different roles in high-tech, telecom and IT across
Anirudh has completed his MBA from INSEAD and Engineering from
Sr Manager- Information & KM, ATNS, South Africa
Refiloe Mabaso is an accomplished senior business leader with over 15 years’ experience that spans the full spectrum in both
Expertise in directing the formation of information and knowledge management tools and steering the execution of information and knowledge sharing programs. Recently have been nominated by the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) to participate ON Making It Stick KnowledgeManagement Research Project, to share and develop a case study on the successful practices to manage KM-related change and engage end users in KM tools, approaches, activities and work which will be published on APQC’s Knowledge Base library.
Currently working for Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), Senior Manager- Information and knowledge Management leading a team of Specialists covering areas of Library Management, RecordsManagement, Knowledge Management, Data Analyst, Business/Market Intelligence and Digital EnterpriseContent Management.
Currently serves as a deputy chairperson of the Knowledge Management South Africa, a society for knowledge management professionals who are passionate about moving their discipline forward in their organizations while investing in themselves.
Chief Strategy Officer
Sameer Dhanrajani is a distinguished and widely recognized AI and Analyticsbusiness leader and visionary known for his deep knowledge, innovation & topical approaches in the AI and Analytics space. Sameer has consulted with several Fortune 500 and global enterprises in driving AI and Analytcs led strategic transfromation. He has a rich experience of building and scaling AI and Analytics businesses and creating significant client impact. Sameer is Chief Strategy Officer at Fractal Analytics . He is responsible for curating strategic roadmaps , driving strategic investments ; inorganic growth thru M&A , partnehips and alliances , open innovation; lead high-priority growth initiatives and help Fractal clients on AI-led transformation of their businesses . In his previous assignment , Sameer was Global Business Leader for Cognizant analytics and data sciences at Cognizant Technology Solutions.He pioneered the Customer, Risk & Operations Analytics framework (CRO) at cognizant analytics and data sciences to help clients realize transformative value from data detonation encircling enterprises and enable accelerated businesse impact through accentuated customer experience, robust risk management strategies and optimized business operations. Under his leadership, Cognizant Analytics became a leading market player in the analytics market space with 3400 analytics professionalsan an exemplary broad-based structure with exhaustive repertoire of services framework, consulting methodologies, solutions and platforms spanning the advanced analytics & data science spectrum serving 180 clients across geogrpahies . As an accomplished professional, Sameer provided the pivotal strategic direction and execution led insights to galvanize Cognizant Analytics run better & run different.A fast tracker & a well-rounded professional with 20 + years of industry experience, Sameer has donned various leadership roles to help deliver innovative analytics and AI solutions and consulted with severalCXO’s for faster, better decision making. Prior to Cognizant, Sameer was the Country Head at Fidelity National Financial and pioneered India’s first Global Competency Center(GCC)to be based on non-linear growth model with platform-based value propositions and developed Fidelity India into a hub of customer delight, delivery innovation, and operational dexterity.Before Fidelity, he worked as Vice President – Analytics for Genpact.
Sameer is a distinguished member of the NASSCOM Analytics Special Interest Group, CII knowledge roundtable, ASSOCHAM digital council and has been instrumental in leading the effort for positioning India as the next best destination of choice for AI & Analytics. He has been recipient of “Outstanding Leadership Award” at India Human Capital Summit and “Exemplary Leader Award” during the Asia Pacific HRM Congress. He has been highlighted four times consecutively – 2014-17 in “Top 10 influential analytics leaders in India” published by Analytics India magazine. Sameer is also advisor to Telangana and AP government council for setting up data analytics park and policy in Hyderabad & Vizag and is a steering committee member for drafting AI policy in India. Sameer is also a well-renowned speaker and has been a key note speaker & moderator on various business, leadership and topical AI and analytics themes at leading conferences. He has been quoted regularly across multiple business media and news publications.Sameer is a prolific blogger and his blog post “Demystifying digital, data analytics and decision science” ( https://sameerdhanrajani.wordpress.com/)is a trendsetter; he is a well-known contributor in the academia space. He has delivered numerous industry guest lectures and mentored several fresh & experienced graduates on making a successful career in Analytics. He is a trusted industry advisor and council member to leading Business&Technology schools. He is the first analytics professional leader in India to deliver TED talk. His recent book “AI and Analytics: Accelerating Business Decisions “published by Wileyis a best seller and have been featured amongst top books in AI and Analytics space.
Expert in the fields of new products development, positioning, knowledge assets management and innovation, activation collaborative team.Head of
Methodology leader and expert in business-projects:
- Knowledge Assets Management education and consulting programme (based by Knowledge Associates International methodology, www.kacambridge.com)
- education programme of Jack Trout’s Positioning School in Russia, www.troutandpartners.ru;
- online soft for audit and creating business solutions Business tBox;
- accelerator for SME’s development –
As a part of
Vice President & GM
Sujatha joined Harman in 2016, bringing with her over 30 years of well-rounded technical and business leadership experience in the global IT industry. She is currently the Vice-President and GM, Heading the Enterprise Digital transformation Business Unit within Harman Connected Services, a fully owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. She currently heads and manages business growth, Delivery, Innovation and Center of competence in Retail, Manufacturing, Entertainment, and Healthcare & ISVs.and heads product management in areas of Analytics, AI, AR and building NextGen solutions in the Digital transformation space.
Before joining Harman, Sujatha was at Wipro for over 19 years and in her last role was the Vice President and Innovation Head at the HealthCare and Life Sciences Business Unit at Wipro Technologies handling large global clients. She was responsible for building solutions and services for Healthcare customers in areas of AI, Machine learning and Analytics.
She holds MTech in Computer Science and Automation and is a University Gold Medalist, She also holds a management certification (Mini MBA) from IIM Bangalore.
Consultant, Leadership Development
- Leadership Development Consultant, Coach
Author (Book: Optimizing the Organization, Tata McGraw Hill 2006)
- Created frameworks and models for Business Strategy, Big Picture Thinking, Outcome Mindset, Managing Ambiguity, Collaboration etc.
- Speaker in Leadership conferences
Worked extensively on HR Analytics, Digital Behaviors, Business Transformation, Change Management
- Certified coach on Hogan, Belbin, MBTI, Assessment Center (from XLRI), LSIP (Large Scale Interactive Process), Design Thinking (from NID)
- 35 years of industry experience in a variety of roles including Leadership Development, Workforce Management, Business Leadership, Service Delivery and Operations, Consulting, Quality Management etc.
- Retired in Nov 2018 from Wipro Ltd as Vice President – Leadership Development. Conceptualized, created and implemented a Leadership Pipeline program called Global 100, High Potential Leaders program and several other behavioral initiatives and interventions. Designed and run Assessments for senior leaders.
- Worked with DCM -2 Years, Telco (now Tata Motors) – 5 years, Wipro -28 years
Interests and Focus:
Thought leader in Leadership Behaviors with several articles published. Currently writing a book on Self-Leadership.
Special interest in linking Business Challenges to Behavioral areas and creating a behavioral solution to solve the business challenge.
Since 2000, Vadim has been consulting progressive Russian and international companies: Russian Railways, the European Legal Service, JTI, Rostelecom, Procter & Gamble, Rosnano, LG, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, etc. More than 500 successful projects for Russian and foreign companies.
He is an International business expert in the field of development strategies, positioning, creating
Vadim is the Co-author of unique approaches for business development:
MOHAMAD FAIZ SELAMAT
Vice President, KM Society
Faiz is currently Executive Director of a Social Enterprise which provides education, training and social programmes across Singapore.
Passionate about learning and helping others learn, he has
He hopes to create social and economic change through better education, better opportunities, and better economic prospects
Israeli Knowledge Management Forum
Moria Levy, Ph.D., is the Chairman of the global expert committee in charge of drafting the global Knowledge Management ISO standard (30401) that was released in Nov 2018.
Levy is the chairman of the Israeli Knowledge Management Forum, which unites all KM parties in Israel.
Levy is the CEO and owner of ROM Knowledge ware, a leading KM solutions firm in Israel. Off her over 30 years experience, 20 years has been in Knowledge Management.
Levy leads the Knowledge Management studies program of the Ministry of Education, taught in high schools in Israel.
Levy has published several research articles in the discipline of KM and is the author of the books “A Holistic Approach to Lessons Learned: How Organizations Can Benefit from Their Own Knowledge” (CRC Press) and “21st Century Management”; she also edited the compilations- “Knowledge Development and innovation: KM articles: 2019”, “Knowledge Sharing: KM articles 2017
Knowledge Management Society, Singapore
Rajesh is currently the Head of Strategy and Business Development Director in AIA Singapore (Advisors Alliance Group). Prior to joining AIA, he served as a naval officer for 21 years in the Republic of Singapore Navy. His KM journey started early in his career in leading teams and later on in using after action reviews (AARs) as learning tools. In 2016, he attained his MSc in KM from NTU and has since focused deeper in AARs and Learning Organisations. He now drives strategy and development with elements of KM in ensuring AIA-AAG remains ahead and
Working with volunteer KM practitioners in the society has enabled him to merge academic theories and leadership experience with real operational issues at the workplaces, this is his main drive for building a learning
UBQT Design Thinking School
Before turning entrepreneur, Anirban spent 16 of the last 21 years as a successful Sales and Marketing professional, focusing on learning, building and delivering the nuances of Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Consulting, Strategy and Relationship Management. Anirban is a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta), and, more recently, certified in Design Thinking from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.
After getting his management diploma, Anirban earned his spurs in ITC, before working in various
As a Co-Founder of The Painted Sky (www.thepaintedsky.com), Anirban leverages his years of industry experience and deep field learnings to conduct
Anirban pushes the Design Thinking
Founder & MD
Ashish co-founded Urban Ladder with Rajiv Srivatsa in July 2012 with the aim of making it India’s leading furniture and home décor destination. Today,
In 2013, Indranil Chakraborty (IC) founded StoryWorks, a firm that helps leaders and organizations harness the natural power of stories to make their key messages like vision, value, strategy and change communication stick with their employees. Other powerful uses that StoryWorks puts business storytelling to are in diverse areas like employee engagement, knowledge management, and behavior change. Apart from consulting and capability building in business storytelling, IC also delivers workshops on advanced presentation skills, data visualization & public speaking. A representative set of clients in India and other parts of the world include Abbott, Accenture, Airtel, American Express, Asian Paints, Colgate Palmolive, Genpact, GSK Pharma, HCL, ICICI Lombard, Infosys, Larsen & Toubro, M&M, PepsiCo, Philips, Roche, SAP, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Unilever, Vodafone & WNS Global.
IC is the author of the National Bestseller – Stories At Work – Unlock the Secret to Business Storytelling. He is also an ICF certified executive coach who has worked with senior leaders from multiple industries. Prior to starting StoryWorks, IC has worked for 21 years in marketing, sales and general management roles in Unilever, Tata’s and Mahindra’s. His last role in Unilever in 2006 was that of a Global Brand Director. His last corporate role was that of a Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Club Mahindra. IC is based in Mumbai.
George John is the Site Leader for Supply Chain Operations India and Sr Director for Customer Focused Quality team in Supply Chain Operations. Prior to this he lead the Product Quality of Service Provider and Enterprise products in the Supply Chain Operations team. Earlier to joining Supply Chain in Aug 2016, he was leading the Application Production Support organization also called GSE (Global Support Experience) operating out of Bangalore.. He has been in Cisco for more than 9 years started with leading the Production Support CoE.
George John is the Site Leader for Supply Chain Operations India and Sr Director for Customer Focused Quality team in Supply Chain Operations. Prior to
George has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and has completed an Executive General Management Program at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B).
He is married to Deeba and they have a son – Nihal who is in his 10th grade.
DR MADANMOHAN RAO
He has spoken at conferences in over 90 countries around
Head of Digital and IT
Trent Hyper Market – Star Bazaar
Darshan Appayanna has over 25 years
Bala has over two decades of global experience in technology & business development. An entrepreneur himself, he has been the founder of two startups and an advisor to over 10 startups.
Master Class 1 : Story telling session (Friday, 8 March: 1430 - 1700 hrs)
About the Masterclass
There is a growing buzz about the power of stories in business. However, most people are unsure whether it really works and how does one go about it. Business storytelling is about harnessing the power of stories to help organisations and leaders to convey messages in a way that it is easy to understand, easy to remember and easy to retell. In this era of information overload and attention deficiency, well designed stories will cut through the clutter and enable the key messages to be remembered and conveyed onward with least distortion.
Skilled storytellers are more effective in connecting, engaging and inspiring the people they interact with. This Masterclass will give us ideas of how to build a sustainable storytelling organisation and how to perfect storytelling ourselves.
Indranil Chakraborty is one of pioneers of business storytelling in India and is recognised as one the leading practitioners in the world. Indranil has previously worked in Marketing and Sales in the FMCG, Retail, Telecom and Hospitality industries; in organisations such as Unilever, Tata, and Mahindra Holidays. In 2013, Indranil Chakraborty (IC) founded StoryWorks. So far he has trained over 1700 leaders across multiple industries and functions in Business Storytelling. He has recently published his first book titled ‘Stories at Work – Unleash the Secret to Business Storytelling’. It has become a Best Seller.
Master Class 2 : KRO Frameworks (Friday, 8 March: 1430 - 1700 hrs)
About the Masterclass
The Knowledge Ready Organization workshop enables participants to reflect upon their organisation journey, to achieve sustained leadership and high performance, through knowledge-based strategic initiatives. Unlike the ISO and MAKE/MIKE awards, the KRO enables organisations to assess their performance based on six KM criteria – so as to establish firm foundation for future knowledge-based initiatives. This workshop will use case studies and success stories to highlight the impact KRO had on organisations that utilised it. Through interactive activities, participants will also gain better understanding of their organisation, and co-create practical initiatives that could be implemented.
The workshop will include a series of simulated exercises that facilitates diagnosis of organisation’s knowledge readiness. Participants will answer parts of a questionnaire, distributed prior to the workshop, so as to be prepared for an effective session. Through interaction and sharing, participants will acquire insightful and relevant details required for an organisation to be truly knowledge ready.
Rajesh Singh Dhillon is the president of the Knowledge management society (Singapore). He is currently the Regional Director and Head of Strategy and Business Development Director in Advisors Alliance Group, an agency under AIA Insurance. His KM journey started early in his career as a naval office in leading teams and later on in using after action reviews (AARs) as learning tools. He now drives strategy and development with elements of KM in ensuring organisations remain ahead and utilises its institutionalised knowledge as a key factor in her creating competitive business advantage.
Mohamad Faiz Selamat is the Vice President (Global Network) of Knowledge Management Society (Singapore) and active contributor to Knowledge Management Global Network (KMGN) which comprises of 12 countries (Australia, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, USA).
He is currently Executive Director of Mendaki SENSE, a social enterprise that supports job seekers in the areas of employment and upskilling. Academically trained in Business (Bachelors), Learning Science (Specialist Diploma) and Organization Leadership (Masters), Faiz aspires to continually hone his abilities in developing business and growing people (organizations).
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