Speaker Bio's:  

Dr.Rohini Srivathsa Ph.D.
Associate Partner, IBM India
Rohini is the Innovation & Growth Service Area Leader at IBM&rsquot;s Strategy & Transformation, Global Delivery in India. She has over 17 years of experience in strategy, marketing & sales and R&D. Rohini began her career at AT&T Bell Labs in the US, where she led multiple cross-functional initiatives at the intersection of business and innovation in the areas of microelectronics and communications. Post senior roles within two cross-border start-ups, most recently, Rohini was with the Boston Consulting Group, engaging with CXO level executives in the areas of strategy and corporate development. Rohini earned her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has published and presented extensively in international journals and conferences. Currently, she also serves as a guest lecturer at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Bangalore on topics related to Strategy and Management of Technology and Innovation. Beyond work, Rohini is a Hindustani Classical vocalist, loves travelling, reading, and spending time with her two kids.
Purnima Menon
Head Marketing,, Infosys
Purnima took over as the Head of Marketing for Infosys BPO in July 2007. She has over fifteen years of experience in marketing and corporate communications in the telecom and IT sectors, spanning brand management, direct marketing, global events and campaign management, media relations and public affairs, internal communications, and crisis communications. Under her leadership, the Infosys BPO team has won several awards for branding excellence including the Infosys Awards for Excellence, the CMO Asia Award, etc. Purnima prefers to be known as a direct marketing specialist with experience in B2B services marketing and IT solutions marketing. Her prior experience includes marketing stints in Avaya, Tata Telecom, and Daewoo Motors. Her specializations include marketing process re-engineering, global campaign management, marketing analytics and operations, and leading strategic communications programs. She graduated from the Delhi School of Economics and completed an executive education course from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Purnima has also completed a certificate program in training and mentorship from the University of Auckland. She has been a Kathakali dance exponent for more than 25 years, and is passionate about music and sports.
Sujitha Karnad
Chief Transformation Officer, Tech Mahindra
Sujitha Karnad has over 25 years of experience in IT spanning a variety of domains including Telecom, Manufacturing, the Semiconductor industry, Banking and Healthcare. She started her career in CDOT, turned entrepreneur, and later held key positions in HCL Technologies Ltd and Siemens. She has diverse experience in R&D, operations, and sales, and has worked across geographies and cultures. She has been very successful in building offshore centers that were either organic, a joint venture or a subsidiary of a multinational. In all her assignments, she extensively experimented by blending technology, processes, varying business models, sizes and complexities of organizations to achieve goals. Currently, Sujitha is the Chief Transformation Officer at Tech Mahindra Ltd. Sujitha is now pursuing a doctoral program at XLRI, Jamshedpur in the area of ‘Organization Behavior’ focusing on leadership competencies for change. She is also a Marshall Goldsmith certified Executive coach, and has been involved with several ‘Leadership & Change management’ programmes at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.
Nivedita Jain
Sr. Manager, Ness Technologies
Nivedita Jain is Senior Manager Development in Quintiles EDC in Ness Technologies India Pvt Ltd with over 10 years of industry experience. Nivedita brings with her significant amount of technical expertise, project management skills, people management skills and customer management skills. Her current responsibilities include program delivery and project delivery management for development projects in Life Sciences domain. She is a Certified Scrum Master and has been successfully running Agile(Scrum) methodology based projects. Has extensive experience in all aspects of IT services – business analysis, business solutions, design, development, implementation and maintenance of software applications on a variety of technology platforms. Apart from Life Sciences domain she has worked in Retail, Travel, Healthcare, E-commerce, Telecommunications domains. Nivedita holds a Bachelors in Information Technology degree from Delhi University. She has been with Ness Technologies for close to 3 years now and prior to that she has worked with IBM India and Sapient.
Mini Manakame
General Manager – Product Services, Aditi Technologies
Mini has 15 + years of experience in the software industry. Apart from her experience at Aditi, she worked at Microsoft Corporation, Redmond as a Sr. Program Manager. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology and has majored in Electronics & Communication.As the General Manager of the Product Services business unit at Aditi, Mini is responsible for the day to day operations of the unit. Apart from Delivery & People management, she is also responsible for meeting Revenue, Profit, Utilization, Attrition, Quality and Customer Satisfaction targets for the business unit.With strong background in technology, Mini has been instrumental in playing a key role in building the business unit at Aditi, planning the competency building/initiatives and defining the Go-To-Market strategy for the unit. Simultaneously, she is also the founder of the group “Women at Aditi” which is a diversity group formed for the professional and personal enhancement of Women employees at Aditi.
Jyotsna Pattabiraman
Director of Product Marketing, OnMobile
Jyotsna, most recently, was the founder/CEO of moovieshoovie.com, has held product marketing stints and Yahoo, EBay in the US and has an MBA from Stanford.
Jaya Singh
Senior Manager, Texas Instruments
Jaya Singh is Senior Manager in Custom Design Group, Texas Instruments (TI) India with over 15years of industry experience in the field of VLSI Design. Jaya brings with her significant amount of technical expertise, people management skills and customer interface. Her domain expertise extends to various areas of VLSI design like Synthesis, Timing closure, Physical design, Electrical analysis and Design for Test. She has managed programs from Specifications to foundry handoff in the past. She and her team have delivered several SoCs with first pass functional silicon to meet time-to-market demands. She currently leads the Custom Design Group in TI India that is involved in various highly complex and challenging SoC designs. Jaya holds a B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communications from IIT Roorkee (earlier know as University of Roorkee). She has been with Texas Instruments for 10 years and is an elected Member, Group Technical Staff. Prior to joining Texas Instruments, she has worked with Mentor Graphics and Duet Technologies.
Sunitha Lal
HR Head – BPO, Mphasis
Sunitha has over 18 years of hands on experience in successfully managing HR roles across industry segments ranging from Software, Training, Education and Tourism. This includes roles in Human Resource Management, Talent Acquisition and Employee Engagement, Training and Development, Organizational Development and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Sujata Puranik Rakhra
Leader, Global Branding & Adv, Dell
Sujata leads branding and advertising at Dell Services*, worldwide. She has additional responsibility for Dell Services Marketing in APJ (Asia Pacific+Japan) and for globalizing the delivery of Marketing projects across the unit from India and Latin America. An alumnus of Fergusson College and IIM, Calcutta, Sujata has worked in the areas of Marketing, Market Measurement and General Management, at HCL, Hindustan Unilever, AC Nielsen-ORG-MARG, and iGATE solutions. Sujata has over 25 years of experience in branding and marketing. Prior to joining Dell, she spent 7 years as an independent brand and strategy consultant and has advised companies like HP, Mastek, Ness Technologies and Tech Mahindra. Sujata is married and has two children, and lives in Bangalore. Her interests include theatre, bridge, sports, current affairs and reading.
Deepa Deo
Lead, India Leadership Dvpt, Thoughtworks
Deepa joined ThoughtWorks in December 2004 and has been involved in the People function since then. Before moving to leading the ThoughtWorks India Leadership Development initiative, she lead the People team of ThoughtWorks India. Prior to ThoughtWorks, she worked at Sasken Communication Technologies for six years, across various functions and roles in the People function. Deepa graduated with a Bachelors in Commerce from Goa University and a post graduate program in Management from Goa Institute of Management.
Alamelu Sankaran
General Manager, Columbia Asia
Ala Sankaran is General Manager, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital Yeshwantpur, the flagship hospital of Columbia Asia Hospitals Group. She has extensive experience in Healthcare Operations and Healthcare Quality from abroad. Prior to returning to India, she has worked in Saad Specialist Hospital, a large private sector tertiary care hospital in S. Arabia. She has wide industry experience and was formerly a banker with Bank of America in England and software technical consultant with Citicorp. Ala is Chartered Quality Professional (CQP) from UK and American Board Certified in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). She has a Masters in Quality Management from Nottingham Business School (UK). She has a doctorate in Healthcare Management and Leadership (pending) from the US. She has been a speaker at several international conferences on Healthcare Management and conducts workshops on Healthcare Performance Indicators.
Ramya Sampath Sharma
Sr Manager, Greater Asia Staffing Mkting & Channel, Intel
Ramya Sharma has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Economics and a MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Ramya started her career with Novell Software in the 90s. She then worked with a startup – Unimobile during the time when start up fever was at an all time highJ The experience of setting up HR infrastructure and processes for a startup had a huge impact on Ramya. In organizations like this, the ability to understand business, business cycles and translate that to HR solutions is vital. Ramya then moved on to set up her on company. The company provided outsourced HR services to both larger and small organizations. She worked with large IT companies, consulting firms, small companies and provided a range of HR services to them. In 2004, Ramya joined Intel . She has since worked on a span of roles including leading the Business Group HR team for Intel in South Asia. Ramya now leads the staffing Marketing and Channels organization for Greater Asia.
Niti Mahendra
Principal, Edify school
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Nandini Sabanayagam
GM , Global Accounts, UST Global
Nandini Sabanayagam has recently joined UST Global® as the General Manager, Global Accounts. UST Global® is a NEXT-Gen IT services and solutions provider focused on the Global 2000 market. Nandini Sabanayagam has 24 years of Global, Multi-disciplinary experience in IT, Supply Chain and Services functions. Nandini holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Electronics and Communication both, from Madras University in India. She is an avid reader with special interests in Management and Philosophy. Her interests include exploring new places and natural habitats and would love to go bungee jumping some day. Nandini is married to Saba and they have an 18 yr old son Vignesh. Nandini has recently relocated to India to join her husband and son in Bangalore.
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Niti mahendra
Principal, Edify School
A PG from Miranda House College , D.U., in mathematics. Educationist for the last 18 years. Education Administrator for the last 7 years.Served institutions like Amity int Noida., DPS Noida, Bhavans Vidyashram at Jaipur.pursuing PGD in Education Administration from Symbiosis .Was appointed councellor by CBSE to help children handle exam stress. Was Jt. Sec rajasthan unaided schools association and member delhi unaided private schools association.Worked in close association with American cancer society for making schools and institutions tobacco free zones at Jaipur.Has given many workshops on personality dev. and positive attitude. Avid reader and loves to cook .Wants to learn more about child psychology.Was invited many times by Doordarshan, sahara t.v., bhaskar t.v. for panel discussions on varied topics.