Speaker Bio:  

Ameera Patel
CEO and Executive Director, Metropolis Healthcare
Ms.Ameera Patel is the CEO and Executive Director of Metropolis Healthcare Ltd., a multinational chain of diagnostic centers. A successful young entrepreneur, Ms. Patel heads India’s leading chain of diagnostic centers, Metropolis. She is highly respected in the healthcare world and has been recently voted by Modern Medicare as The Young entrepreneur of the Year in India. Her leadership efforts in diagnostics have drawn recognition both for Indian Industry and Metropolis. Ms Patel has been elected the Secretary of the IAPL (Indian Association of Pathology Laboratories) and is a member of most prominent diagnostics and healthcare committees in CII. Ms. Patel received a degree in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and has been recently selected as part of the prestigious Owner-President Program at Harvard University. Under her stewardship, Metropolis has evolved from its single pathology laboratory status in 2002 to a fully integrated multinational chain of 60 diagnostic centers across South Asia, Middle East and Africa in 2010. Using her deal-making abilities, the company has expanded at a scorching pace in India and has created substantial JV’s in Sri Lanka, UAE and South Africa. Under her leadership, Metropolis has become a well-respected healthcare brand, catering to more than 10,000 small labs, nursing homes and hospitals, over 20,000 consultants and processes more than 12 million test annually. Her vision has been to change the dynamics of the industry, through consolidation and consistent innovation. In the past 9 years, Metropolis has expanded into new service lines like Clinical Research, Hospital Lab Management and Wellness Solutions and is always exploring and adopting cutting edge new technologies and services that contribute new revenue streams and strategically position the company as a leader.
Gita Ramachandran
Vice President ERP & IT, Bharat Petroleum
Gita a rank holder from Calicut University has over 31 years of varied experience comprising of about 11 years in Projects and Maintenance Departments in Electrical discipline. Later she architected many distributed applications on LAN in multiple domains in Computer Systems and Services Department of BPCL Refinery. As the architect of the Intranet Dynamic Applications site, on the Corporate Web, she won the Golden Peacock Innovative Product / Services Award instituted by IOD, for the year 2002, for BPCL Gita initiated and set up the ‘Enterprise Master Governance’ for BPCL which was selected by SAP for demonstration in the SAP Summit and was also presented at the Oil and Gas Asia Pacific International Conference at Changmai in Nov 2007 . As a member of the team, a unique world record, of implementing SAP with 5 major modules in 56 days was also achieved for BORL in Nov 2007. As the Project manager for implementing 2nd phase of SAP for BORL she took up the challenge and got the modules live in a record 47 days in Nov 2009. Gita spearheaded the implementation of Unified Communication for BORL making BORL pioneers in the Petroleum Industry to have implemented IP Telephony as a means of communication. She has implemented various technologies in the grass root Refinery including a Secure/Robust / Resilient LAN, Wireless LAN, WAN with MPLS, VOIP, Collaboration tools like Audio, Desktop video and Web Conferencing , Email, Intranet with dynamic applications, Share Point Portal for Office documents, Bentleys Project-wise for Engineering drawings, Project server for project scheduling, Physical Security Solutions using Video Surveillance, Network, Content & End Point Security Technologies, and many other initiatives under her jurisdiction as CIO. Gita also won the National Award for Outstanding Women executive for the year 2003_2004 by National Petroleum Management Program.
Ramani Shetty
Vice President , TCS
Ramani is the Vice President at TCS- BPO heading F & A, HRO and SCM processes for Manufacturing, Telecom and Life Science domain. Key responsibilities include supporting Presales and Solutioning managing delivery of services from GNDM (Global Network Delivery Model). Ensuring ‘No Surprise’ environment for customers and associates. The customer serviced are the companies listed in the Fortune 500. Responsible for revenue and P&L of the accounts managed and attracting and retaining the best talents. Ramani is a Panel Member of DAWN (Diversity And Women’s Network) initiative led by TCS. A Chartered Accountant by profession, she has 21 years of experience in Service Industry. Started her career with A.F. Ferguson & Co and then moved to become Senior Manager with PwC. Set up a STPI captive BPO company for the UK parent and run the company as a director on the board.
Minal Deshpande
Vice President , Deloitte Consulting
Vice President with US Deloitte Consulting& India offices. Key responsibilities include leading & supporting sales pursuits, pitcing in onsite-offshore model to clients, client relationship development, specialized competency development and delivery in Global Delivery Model. Responsible for driving growth of the Practice with revenue generation and utilization levels.Serves as a single point of contact for key clients and responsible for account growth and portfolio. Expertise lies in client leadership / stakeholders interaction, building relationship, competitor analysis and intelligence and sales focus. Lead and develop CoEs(-Testing, Business Systems Analyst, Functional) and extend the competencies to clients. Leads projects to delivery and associated with many projects as a SME and plays the role of Group Delivery Manager for large and key accounts in addition to leading Functional and Test CoE. An eminent leader in the Industry as well as Deloitte. Leads Panel discussions, participate in many industry forums as Plenary speaker, leads industry programs at marketplace. Minal serves on Advisory Board of QAI Global& Edista Testing Institute. Minal also serve as an Advisory Board Member for PMI for BFSI conference. Minal has to her credit many publications & white papers and has presented her point of view as part of many conferences and esteemed acedemia - B-schools, Engg Institute and other educational forums. In addition to her technical background, Minal has a lot of support to career for women and leads many activities within Deloitte and Industry with regards to women career advancement and retention. Minal is recognized as one of the three women of influence in area of software Testing and Performance in India.
Manjula Dharmalingam
Founder and Principal Consultant, Harbinger Consulting
19 Years of Experience in Project Management, Service Management, IT Hardware , Software, Business Process Setup in Telecom and Petroleum Industries. Completed ITIL Manager, PMP and MCP. Implemented process based on ITIL and SOX compliance. Implemented the Portfolio Management for multiple accounts. Presented the paper for Automated DashBoard in the PM Forums. Currently started own Consulting and Training firm to serve the Customer for implementing best practices and achieve the business goals using exisitng constraints through our cutomized business optimization solution.
Ranjana Maitra
General Manager Global Head Healthcare , Wipro
Ranjana graduated from the University of New Haven, Connecticut, USA and armed with a Masters in Business Administration returned to India to pursue a corporate executive career in India. She has 19 years of management experience and advanced through leadership positions in Product Engineering, Strategic Sales and Operations among others, to head Business Units with entrepreneurial global IT organizations like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Wipro Technologies. Her initial 11 years with TCS has been seminal to her learning the ropes of business leadership. One of her notable stints was her leadership role with Wipro Technologies as the Chief Operating Officer of Wipro Healthcare IT business – that placed her in high esteem among her peers as a true transformational leader and turnaround specialist. Following the successful stint, she was made to be the growth leader for Wipro BPO to capitalize on the long-term growth opportunities in the Manufacturing and Healthcare market segments. In this current role as General Manager, she drives the go-to-market strategy and in delivering the next generations of BPO solutions for the business segments globally. As anyone who knows Ranjana would affirm, she has remarkable business-acumen, a solid leadership presence, coupled with a very positive outlook and a pleasing personality.
Srividya S
Vice President, HCL Info systems
Srividya S is the Vice President, Enterprise Application Services heading the SAP Practice at HCL Infosystems. A Chartered Accountant by profession, she has 20 years of Consulting experience. Having started her career in Management Consulting at A.F .Ferguson & Co she branched out into SAP Consulting in 1999. Her interests include process consulting and business process reengineering exercises facilitated by Technology.
Mitta Rout
Vice President- QA Head, Capgemini India
Mitta Rout – a Gold medalist from Sambalpur University, is currently placed at Capgemini India Pvt Ltd. as Vice President and Head of Quality Assurance. She started her career in TCS and has more than 22 years of experience in software industry. She worked in both pure player and MNCs like TCS, Mastek, Citicorp and Capgemini and played various roles starting from software developer, project manager and process specialist. In her current role, she has been steering organization wide process improvement culture and journey with Lean & Six Sigma as a Champion. She has helped the organization in adapting to advanced processes & technology and thus enabling a self sustained process maturity environment within the company. She is a Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) and a Trained Lead Assessor from SEI and trained in CMMI. She is a certified Black Belt in Six Sigma & Lean. Mitta published and presented papers in SEPG conferences in Asia Pacific, Europe and QUALCON in Australia, conducted tutorials in Indian SEPG conference, also rendered process consultancy services for companies in India, US, UK, Hong Kong and Ireland. In the corporate domain, Mitta leads the Women’s Council at Capgemini - India, which focuses on making Capgemini a better place for women to work in. She believes in nurturing potential in women folks and streamlining their success trajectories towards leadership role in the corporate world.
Madhavi Lall
Regional Head- HR, India & South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
Madhavi holds a Post Graduation degree in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and an MBA with specialization in Human Resources and Systems from XLRI Jamshedpur. She has over 20 years of experience and has held various positions in ABN Amro Bank, Colgate Palmolive India and HCL Hewlett Packard Ltd. Madhavi plays a key role in the Management Committee of the Bank in India and has also driven various important projects during her tenure with the Bank. She is also a Director on the Board for Standard Chartered Finance Limited. Madhavi’s hobbies include travelling, movies and reading.
Sarita Bahl
Vice President , Multi Commodity Exchange
With a Master’s in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, coupled with Management and Science degrees, Sarita Bahl brings with her over 23 years of work experience. Her forte lies in her ability to function across different sectors and in various fields like Social & Community Development, Communications and Training. A former Communications specialist with Monsanto India, she switched to Corporate Social Opportunities (CSO) as a career of choice and heads the department for Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX). During her tenure in CSO for MCX, which is part of the Financial Technologies conglomerate, she introduced various CSR systems and processes related to Policy Formulation, Business Inclusive models, Employee Engagement practices and Environmental Sensitization programs. A trained CSR professional from the Swedish Institute, Sweden, her core expertise lies in developing inclusive business models and creating the brand value for CSR. As a communicator and researcher, she has done extensive research on linkages between health and environment while with India’s premier NGO – Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). She is also an expert at startup management having set up the CSO cell at MCX and the communications department for Agrochemicals Policy Group (APG) – a think tank of Indian agrochemical industries. For the initial 11 years of her career, she has developed training modules for Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) at their Bhilai Steel Plant and helped set up the first ever internal communications health bulletin. She has extensive experience of working in different settings and effectively managing key stakeholder dialogues and relationships. Sarita is also on the advisory board of the Social Entrepreneurship and Change Program at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University, CA, wherein she plays a key advocacy and stewardship role for the University.
Shilpi Kapoor
Founder Director, BarrierBreak Technologies
Shilpi Kapoor is the founder director of Net Systems Informatics (I) Pvt Ltd. External Website and BarrierBreak Technologies. She setup both these companies with a single vision to & break the barriers of knowledge and disabilities&. She is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and has been trained in the field of Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). With an industry experience of 15 years she has been the protagonist is bringing about revolutionary changes in the lives of people with disabilities through her innovative ideas and initiatives. She is a truly an accessibility evangelist for India. Shilpi Kapoor is also the recipient of "NCPEDP - Shell Helen Keller Award 2008" for the role model category - Non-disabled role model supporter of increased employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Shilpi Kapoor has been instrumental in drafting the National Policy on Electronic Accessibility in association with National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People External Website. The objective of the policy is to provide persons with disabilities equal access to electronic and information and communication technology and services. An active member of NASSCOM Disability Advisory Group and a co-convener of the National Task Force for Electronic Accessibility. Also being a woman entrepreneur, she believes in giving back promoting women entrepreneurship by working with TiE Mumbai and TiE Stree Shakti.
Lynn De Souza
Chairman and CEO, Lintas Media Group
LYNN DE SOUZA became Chairman and CEO of Lintas Media Group, one of India’s largest media agencies in 2008, and is also the Chairman of Aaren Initiative, India’s largest out-of-home agency, and of Karishma Initiative. She began her media career at O&M, before moving on to run the media function at Grey (then Trikaya), and joined the Lintas Group in 1995. She received the Asia Pacific Congress award for the CEO with the most HR orientation in 2010. She has recently launched IPG’s Women’s Leadership Network in India and chairs it. Ranked the second most influential media personality in India three years running by the Economic Times Brand Equity, she was also listed among Business Today’s most powerful women in business this year. She was elected as the vice president of the Advertising Agencies Association of India and the India chapter of the International Advertising Association. Passionate about animal welfare, she owns and manages a veterinary hospital and animal shelter in Goa and chairs the Goa SPCA. De Souza earned her undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Mumbai.
Pratibha Hiray
Lifecell, .