Mr Ved Prakash

Ved Prakash is a well-recognized senior industry professional with a global experience of three decades in a variety of leadership roles with strategic, business and operational responsibilities, including large transformation programs. He is considered a thought leader in Knowledge Management with core expertise in enterprise KM strategy, governance, knowledge and social architecture, process, technology enablement, focus on content/collaboration, culture building and change management. He is currently Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) at Trianz, a silicon valley based management and technology consulting firm helping Fortune 1000 organizations transition to a digital enterprise. He also independently consults other organizations on their KM programs, and mentors startups on various aspects right from strategy to operations. Prior to this, he spearheaded Knowledge Management at Montreal-headquartered CGI Inc. He led a large transformation program at CGI across Asia Pacific covering Sales & Marketing, Operations, HR, Finance and Delivery. In addition, he served as a member of the Global Application Services Council at CGI. Ved was with Wipro Technologies for two decades where he was the CKO in his last role. Under his leadership, Wipro was the proud recipient of Global, Asian and Indian MAKE (Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise) Awards and was also granted a US patent on KM. Amongst other senior leadership roles at Wipro, he was the Global Delivery Head for Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical with P&L responsibilities, and incubated and grew the Energy and Utilities business as the Global Practice Head. Ved has been an invited speaker in many national and international forums. He has been a driving force over the past many years in the conduct of CII Global Knowledge Summit (where he has been a regular speaker right from its inaugural edition in 2006), the annual flagship event on KM. He has consulted organizations across the world and across industries on their KM strategy and its implementation. Ved is on the India Jury of Global MIKE (Most Innovative Knowledge Enterprise) Awards. He is a member of several industry bodies including KM Global Network, KM Advisory Committee at National e-Governance Division of central Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, CII National Committee on KM and Business Transformation, and Bureau of Indian Standards National Committee for KM Standards. Ved holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and a B.Tech in Computer Engineering where he was a Gold Medalist.