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List Of Visiting Faculty


Krishnan Abilash Ramani


GEMS of ISBR

Designation : Assistant Professor.

Area : Operations Management, Quantitative Techniques, Operations Research, Agile Software Project Management, Information Systems Management.

Overview : B.E., (Sandwich) Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore PGDM, IIM Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

Education: AbilashRamani is an Assistant Professor in the areas of Operations, Quantitative Techniques, and Information Systems Management. His primary research area is transportation studies. He holds a PGDM from IIM Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, and a BE (Sandwich) in Mechanical Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.He likes to trek, cycle and play tennis.

 

Dr. C B Venkata Krishna Prasad


GEMS of ISBR

Designation : Associate Professor.

Area : Marketing.

  • Dr. CB is a faculty in the Marketing area. He has 16 years of combined experience in corporate, academic and research. He is also acting as marketing consultant for few start-ups. He contributed more than 25 research papers in for several renounced national and international journals. He also participated and presented papers in various conferences, seminars also acted as resource person for the same.
  • His objective is to develop as a highly competitive and result oriented marketing researcher and teacher. His scholarly work included in the areas of Medical Tourism and Religious Tourism. His ongoing research is focused on Sport Tourism.
  • Education :

  • B.Sc.: S V University, Tirupati.
  • MBA: University of Madras, Chennai.
  • M.Phil.:Periyar University, Salem.
  • Ph.D.: SCSVMV University, Kanchipuram.
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    DR MANJUNATHA.B.V.


    GEMS of ISBR

    Area : Operations .

    Teaching Experirience : 20 Years.

  • Operations management subjects (Toyota Production System, Lean Manufacturing, World Class Manufacturing, Operations Management, Production Management & Total Quality Management).
  • Corporate Project Management Professional (PMP) Trainer & Senior Faculty in PMP QUEST for PMP aspirants in 10 Knowledge areas i.e., Scope Management, Time Management, Communication Management, Risk Management, Cost Management, Procurement Management, Stake Holder Management, Integration Management, Resource Management at Project Management Institute, Bangalore chapter .
  • Imparted highly effective trainings as the internal training faculty on TQM /Awareness and Internal Quality Auditor for ISO 9001:2008/2015/ TS16949 Certification/APQP / PPAP / FMEA / SPC / MSA / PK & Personality Development in earlier Industries.
  • Teaching Experirience : 30 Years.

  • Highly accomplished, competent and team oriented business operations management, project management and Electrical engineering professional with a successful career spanning 30 years with leading companies in Auto industry/Aerospace/Paper & Pulp/Heavy Machinery (M/s. H & R Johnson (I) Ltd, M/s. Reliance Engineers Ltd, handled an turnkey project on manufacturing facility setup for M/s Motherson Sumi Electric wires & Motherson Sumi Systems limited, Bangalore and SBU Head between year 2000 to 2008 & worked as a Vice President-Operations with M/S Hind High Vaacum Co Pvt Ltd, M/s. SenapathyWhiteley, Ramanagaram, CICB Chemicon Pvt Ltd & Presently with Samagra Electric Pvt Ltd as a Investing Director till date.
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    Chakravarty Alok


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Assistant Professor.

    Designation : Analytics and Data Science.

  • AlokChakravarty is an Assistant Professor in Analytics and Data Science and presently affiliated with Garden City University. His skill sets include tools like Python, R, Orange, Tableau, SPSS and Excel. His research interests are in application of Analytics in solving Business problems. Presently he is working on automation of breast cancer detection using machine learning algorithms.
  • He has been invited to conducted workshops and short term courses on Statistics, Data Visualization and Machine Learning at St Joseph’s, ISME, Mount Carmel College, Jain University, ISBR and Indus Business Academy.
  • He has also been involved with St Joseph’s and Jain University for BOS and BOE..
  • Earlier in his 16 years stint in IT industry, Alok has held several middle and senior management positions with organizations like Siemens, Wipro, ITC Infotech and IBM in various roles like Analyst, Project/Program Management and Pre Sales.
  • Education :

  • M Tech in Industrial Management and Engineering, IIT-Kanpur.
  • B E in Electrical Engineering, Jiwaji University, Gwalior.
  • Certifications: IBM Big Data, Watson Studio and SPSS Modeller.
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    Prof.Suja P Mathews.


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor.

    Area : Computer Science.

  • Prof.Suja P Mathews, joined the department of MBA, ISBR Business School, Bangalore in 2017. She is with 14 years of experience into teaching. She has done MCA, M.Phil in Computer Science and is currently pursuing PhD in Computer Science. She had worked as Associate Professor in St. Joseph's Arts & Science College and JyotiNivas College, Bangalore. Presently working as Visiting Professor for International School of Business and Research (ISBR) and Jain University, Bangalore. Her research work focuses on Internet of Things and the security enhancements of MQTT protocol. She has published research papers in various International Journals and presented papers in reputed International Conferences.
  • Education :

  • Pursuing PhD, in Internet of Things (IoT).
  • MCA, MPhil in Computer Science.
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    Gopinath C B


    GEMS of ISBR

    Area : Operations, Supply Chain and Strategic Management .

  • Gopi, has 30+ years of Industry and Academic Experience, comprising working in various facets of Supply Chain function at Titan Company Ltd., Hosur, Teaching, Training and Consulting.
  • During his stint at Titan, he had handled Stores, Material Planning, Procurement and Vendor Management functions. Was part of various core groups viz New Product Development, QMS, EMS and Employee Competency Development. Re-engineered the infrastructure and process flow in Stores management.Implemented effective collaborative processes in Procurement which resulted in significant cost and lead time reduction.
  • With his experience and expertise in Industry, he ventured into Education Management, Consultancy and Training for Manufacturing and IT Companies. He had developed Educational and Training Programs in Supply Chain and Materials Management for renowned Educational Institutions. His consulting services include supply chain process development for an FMCG Goods Distribution Company in Jeddah, Saudi and process flow reengineering for a Small Scale Manufacturing Company in Hosur.
  • Gopi has PGDBA & PGDSCM from Symbiosis, DTD from ISTD, New Delhi, and B.Com from Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai.
  • Education :

  • PGDBA (Operations), SCDL.
  • PGDSCM, SCDL.
  • Dip in Trg&Devpt, ISTD, New Delhi.
  • B.Com. STC, Chennai.
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    V Vasudevan


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Director,Digit Age Technologies .

  • Cloud, Quality engineering Financial services Industry .
  • Masters in Technology (IIT Delhi) with 28 years of IT experience. Served 22 years for financial services customers across banking, finance, securities & capital markets and Insurance.
  • Won many large 50 to 100M+ multi-year deals for Wipro, delivering large cost-effective integrated solution.
  • Managed 250M testing / TCOE business for financial services business unit in Wipro.
  • Set up cloud practice for financial services business unit in Wipro.
  • Passion for new technology and mentoring.
  • Received multiple outsourcing innovation awards from customers.
  • Recipient of Best people manager award from Wipro Chairman.
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    JayashreeKar


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Founder & Director DigitAge Technologies.

  • Technology Architect.
  • Masters degree with 28 years of IT experience.
  • A hard-core technologist (TOGAF certified) specialized in architecture consulting, Integration services and Quality engineering.
  • Implemented many large business critical architectures for financial services, health care, Retail consumer, and aviation customers .
  • Hands on programmer and a enterprise architect.
  • Specialized in Java full stack and specialized technologies – R, PYTHON, ANDROID, BIG Data, AI/ML, Cyber Security.
  • Diversified, global experience working across multinational IT organizations (Cap gemini, Toyota, HP, Ford, Premera BCBS) and Indian IT giants (Wipro, Mindtree& TCS).
  • Set up SOA & Integrated business practice group, part of architecture council for Wipro, Mindtree.
  • Passion for new technology, programming and teaching. Known for setting up new technology organizations, COEs.
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    L. Surendra


    GEMS of ISBR

    Area : Marketing.

    Education :

  • BE, Bangalore University
  • MTech, IIT-Madras
  • MBA, IIM-Ahmedabad
  • L. Surerndra is a visiting faculty in Marketing and General Business area associated with institutes like Christ University, Jain University, SIBM, ISBR, IFIMetc in Bangalore. Prior to teaching, he has more than 25 years of professional experience in marketing and as profit centre head in companies like BHEL, Jyoti Ltd, S&S Power Switchgear, S&S Bushings and Alstom Instruments.
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    Khanzode, Priyanka


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Assistant Professor.

    Area : Finance and International Business.

  • PriyankaKhanzode is an Assistant Professor in the Finance and International Business area. She is passionate about research and makes conscious effort to contribute towards it. She is pursuing her PhD from the University of Mysore and is working on sustainability related issues in Indian agriculture sector and revenue generated by organic farmers in India. She is also associated with few Environment related NGOS and gives her time for community services.Her ongoing research work is focused on economics of organic farming in India and its effect on Agriculture and allied industries.
  • Professor Priyanka is NET qualified in Management, PGDEM from the Environment Planning and Control Organisation, Bhopal, MBA from Barkatullah University, Bhopal and B.com (Hns),Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, Bhopal(M.P).
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    Prof. AVR Rao


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor.

    Area : General Management, Banking and Finance, Business Laws.

  • Prof. AVR Rao has double Masters Degrees in Business Economics and Philosophy respectively and Bachelor of Laws in addition to membership of Institute of Company Secretaries and Institute of Cost and Management Accountants. He is a retired senior Company Executive having more than four decades of industry/business/ academic experience holding positions of Company Secretary, General Manager-Finance, Vice President Finance, Head of Legal Department etc. in private sector, public sector and multi-national companies, last of which was ANZ Information Technology for about 20 years. He also has over three decades of teaching Business Management students of reputed institutions and guest lectures in India and abroad.
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    Nyamagoudar, K Deepak


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Assistant Professor.

    Area : Finance.

    Education :

  • B.B.M Seshadripuram College, Bangalore.
  • M.B.A Seshadripuram Institute of Management Studies.
  • .G.C NET(Management).
  • M.Com Pursuing.
  • Deepak Nyamagoudar is an Assistant Professor in area of Finance. He is an MBA in Finance & UGC NET Qualified in the field of Management. He is having an overall experience of more than 14 years including 5 in years in corporate & 9 years in teaching, with expertise in the field of stock market & investments. He teaches subjects of Financial Management, Derivatives & Risk Management, Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, Financial Institute & Markets, Financial Services, Managerial Economics He has published research papers in international journals. He has guided more than 300 PG students on their respective PG Projects.
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    Jayakumar Suryanarayayana


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor.

    Designation : Marketing, HR,Insurance.

    Education :

    B.ScHons Bangalore University.

    MA: Bangalore University .

    LL.B: Bangalore University.

    AIII: Insurance Institute of India.

  • ProfessorJayakumarSuryanarayana is a versatile faculty in the Management subjects of HR, Economics and Insurance with a commendable orator ship on Indian Insurance matters. Having worked in United India Insurance Company, a Public sector enterprise in various positions, for over three decades, he had a command over different insurance underwriting including Re insurance.
  • After retirement, he worked in the Management education in various B Schools and esteemed Institutions, he has rendered a yomen service in imbibing a good supportive role for young Indian minds.
  • Recently, he has given a number of Lectures on Indian Economics in Washington University, Seattle USA.
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    Sunil K. PARAMESWARAN


    GEMS of ISBR

    Area : Finance.

  • Sunil K. Parameswaran is the Director & CEO of Tarheel Consultancy Services, Bangalore, a corporate training and management consultancy firm set up by him in 2004.
  • Sunil is a Visiting Faculty at some of the leading business schools in India, where he anchors courses in the area of Finance. His primary areas of interest are Securities Markets; Financial Derivatives; Fixed Income Securities; and International Finance.
  • Sunil obtained his Ph.D in Finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in North Carolina U.S.A. He obtained his M.B.A from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi.
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    Prof Joy Varghese


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor.

    Teaching Area : Finance & Marketing.

  • Prof Joy Varghese is former Dean of XIME Bangalore. He is currently Professor of HRM at XIME. Prior to this he was Director (HR) of NALCO, a Govt. of India Schedule ‘A’ Navaratana Company. Prof. Joy holds a Master’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Loyola College, Trivandrum. He also obtained his MBA degree from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and has also participated in an advanced Management Programme from the same University. He has over 40 year of rice experience in the field of Human Resource Management. He has been awarded Fellowship of NIPM and is recipient of several HR leadership awards.
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    Koppada Kiran


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor .

  • Koppada Kiran is a Professor in Management, an experience spanning 20 years in Industry and Academia. He is Managing Director of Grahtek, Digital Marketing, IT & Training firm offer Services and Solutions across Verticals.
  • His Industry roles have been Strategy, Sales & Marketing specialist with Global IT Companies like Mindteck, Valtech, Trigent, Sutherland .
  • His academic experience is 10+ years teaching Executive/Regular MBA/PGDM programs with University of London, Manipal University, IFIM, , and Alliance University.
  • Subject Areas: Strategic Management, Marketing, Digital Business & Marketing, Sales .
  • Conducting Workshops on Entrepreneurial Competency, Innovation, Strategy is his key focus area.
  • He is Advisory at Sumathi Reddy Institute of Technology for Women.
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    Dinesh Nair


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor.

    Area : Economics & Strategic Management.

  • Dinesh Nair is a Visiting Professor of our Institute, teaching Economics and Strategic Management. He possesses 26 years of rich Corporate experience with having been associated with one of the leading banks in India. Besides, over the past 18 years, he has been actively involved in academics with several of the premier Management Institutes. For his M.Phil, he did research on the role of banks in rural development in India.
  • He completed his Graduation and Post-Graduation from the University of Mumbai and his Diploma in Administrative Management from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. His M.Phil was completed under the able guidance of the Chairperson and Head of the Department of Economics, Bangalore University.
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    Ravichandran, Jayanthi


    GEMS of ISBR

    Area : Business Communication and Soft Skills.

  • Jayanthi is a self-motivated ‘Learning & Development / Performance Improvement’ specialist with experience in Academics, Educational Leadership & Corporate Soft Skills &Behavioral Training domains. She comes with a rich 19 years diverse experience in corporate training. She is the founding Director of Iconiche Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, a company focused in providing customized training solutions to some of the key organizations.
  • She is a practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and has completed Transactional Analysis -101 level. She has undergone an in-depth workshop on CLT (Communicative Language Training), presentation skill from British Council.
  • Education :

  • B.Sc. Meenakshi College University of Madras.
  • PGDPM Bangalore University.
  • NLP- Practitioner, Diploma in CLT (Communicative Language Training), Infosys and IBM Certified Corporate trainer.
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    Dr. L.R.S. Mani


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor .

    Area : Supply Chain Management .

  • L.R.S.Mani has over three decades experience in industry having worked in functional areas such as Operations, Marketing, Materials and PPC in organizations such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Tempo, Videocon and Escorts. His PhD is in the area of Supply Chain and Quality Management in Milk Unions part of KMFL. He is a qualified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001. His academic experience includes full time assignments five years with Jain University and seven years with ABBS. He has widely travelled within the country and has also visited 17 countries which include U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria, Malaysia and Singapore. He has presented several research papers in International Conferences which includes Austria and Sri Lanka.
  • Area :

  • F.I.E (Mech.Engg.) – Institution of Engineers (India).
  • MBA (Production & Finance)– FMS, New Delhi.
  • M.Phil (Management) - MKU, Madurai .
  • PhD (Quality Management) – Karnatak University, Dharwad.
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    Dr. V.B. Padmanabhan


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor .

  • He holds a Doctorate in Banking & Finance. He has over 30 years of extensive Industrial experience in the field of Banking and Finance and has worked with prestigious banks all over the country which includes Syndicate Bank, Development Credit Bank, Sangli Bank, Cosmos Bank etc. During his long tenure in the Banking Industry, he has gained adequate professional experience, in all aspects of banking including ‘Advances’& ‘Foreign Exchange’. He has worked as independent branch manager/Chief Manager of number of branches in various cities of India.
  • He is a fellow member of The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India, Calcutta, An associate member of the Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai and also An associate member of Mutual Funds of India.
  • Presently, he is working as a professor at some of the prestigious colleges/universities which includes Christ University, Bangalore, Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Harihar, Karnataka, Jain University, Bangalore, ICFAI, Bangalore etc. teaching various finance subjects including Law.
  • Mr.Padmanabhan’s academic attainments include Ph.D., FCMA, CAIIB, AMFI, LL.B, B.Sc. He has widely travelled within the country and several foreign countries including Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Nepal on professional/teaching assignments.
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    Dr. Uma Sreedhar


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor .

  • Dr. Uma Sreedhar has done MA (Clinical Psychology) from M.S.University of Baroda, M.Phil and PhD (Industrial Psychology) from Bangalore University, a rank holder throughout her academic career and recipient of number of awards at her Institution as well as other places. She is currently a visiting Professor to number of B-Schools in Bangalore. Prior to this she was Dean and Campus Head at IBS Bangalore and Professor of OB and HRM at IBS Bangalore.
  • Dr.Uma has 20 years’ of rich experience as an academician, trainer, consultant and researcher. She has rich teaching experience in B-Schools and was heading the Executive MBA program at ICFAI Business School. She is passionate about corporate training trained more than 10,000 executives in the area of Organizational Behavior, HR and Soft skills.
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    Dr. S D Sundareshan


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor.

    Area : Operations and Project Management.

  • Dr.Sundareshan is an Professor in Project Management and Operations area. He is technocrat, whose research aims to Lean implementation and quality of work life in foundry sectors. For his Phd dissertation, he surveyed the ferrous and nonferrous foundries throughout Karnataka state with different clusters. His research is focused on effective and efficient utilization of quality resources( wastage minimization in all parts of the organization from behaviour, training to methods, operations, allocation, activity curtailing).
  • Professor Sundareshan has PhD from VTU Belgaum, Karnataka, M E –Production Management from BVBCE & T, Karnataka university Hubli and BE(Mechanical Engineering) from JNNCE Shivamogga, Mysore university.
  • Education :

  • BE( Mechanical Engineering) , JNNCE, Shivamogga. Mysore university.
  • ME( production Management),BVBCE&T, Hubli. Karntak University.
  • Phd( Lean Management) VTU Belgaum.
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    Prof.M.K.Lodi


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor .

  • Widely experienced Management & Legal Professional with 28 years of work experience in some of the biggest manufacturing companies in India heading the HR & Legal functions, Marketing and Operations as General Manager-HR and General Manager-Operations.
  • He also has international work experience having worked for over 8 years in the Middle East in the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar for large companies and also in Tanzania and Kenya in East Africa heading the Operations of an MNC as Head of a Profit Centre .
  • Prof.Lodi is an expert on Labour Laws and Commercial law and H.R functional areas.
  • Prof.Lodi has a full-time teaching experience of 9 years and has taught in several leading Business Schools and Law schools in Bangalore. Presently Prof.Lodi is an Adjunct Professor in Jain University and he is one of the few certified instructors in India on Leadership based on the Managerial Grid system.
  • Mr.Lodi is also a Legal practitioner (Advocate) and Legal Consultant for various companies.
  • He holds post graduate qualifications in Management and Law and has done a specialized diploma in Labour Laws at Calcutta University..
  • Prof.Lodi is an Internationally published author.
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    Prof.PrashantMushtagi


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor .

    Qualification : BE(Mech), MBA (Fin), MBA (Mark), MCom, PGDM, PGCPE .

    Academic Experience : 12 Years .

    Corporate Work Experience : 2 Years .

  • Prof.PrashantMushtagi is a visiting faculty of Finance, with his rich experience of teaching in 8 colleges in Bangalore, he brings a plethora of different fields of finance and presents them as a bunch to the students. With his Investment Banking certification from National University of Singapore he is an expert in valuations and corporate restructuring. Continuous updation of the current affairs has enabled him to always correlate the academics with current trends in the financial world .
  • His areas of interest include Risk management, Corporate Valuation and restructuring, Derivatives, Investment analysis and Portfolio Management, Corporate finance, Project appraisal and financing.
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    Prof. Sri Ram Powru


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Professor .

  • Mr.Powru is a professional Marketing Technology Consultant with global industry experience of nearly 15 years with top consulting firms like IBM, PwC and NTT Data. He earned his MBA degree from University of New Brunswick, Canada and has another Masters in Information Systems from University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Mr.Powru has advised government clients on e-governance and e-health initiatives. Since returning to India, he has been teaching post-graduate programs in business schools, specialising in Digital Business, Marketing and Strategy. Mr.Powru is certified by Project Management Institute and is a licensed E-commerce Consultant since 2005. In 2016, he co-founded a market research firm that advises retail clients on consumer analytics. As the Head of Fashion Marketing at Raffles International during 2014-2016, he has mentored several young fashion designers on starting up their own business ventures. Mr.Powru’s research interests include ‘Retail Marketing Analytics‘ and ‘Impact of Political Economy on Business’.
  • He currently teaches Business Environment at ISBR Business School.
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    Datta, Sourav


    GEMS of ISBR

    Designation : Data Scientist.

    Area : Data Science & Analytics .

    Organization : Data Labs, Landmark.

  • SouravDatta, having 8 years of experience in Data Science and Analytics. Presently he is working with Landmark Group, Data Labs and SME of Data Science. He also worked with couple of corporate giants such as WNS,TCS, Nextelixir etc. He gained solid experience about quantitative data analysis techniques such as statistics and Machine Learning and Deep Learning. He is having in depth knowledge and as well as good experience in writing queries through SQL, R, Python and SAS. He is also a part-time lecturer in many colleges and corporate trainer in many institutes. He also published few white papers in customer analytics. His ongoing Project is to predict Blood Sugar level from images of Infrared passing through human Body. He strongly believes in Bayesian Thinking which is popular in recent applied statistics field.
  • He completed B.Tech(Information Technology) from RCC Institute of Information Technology and PGDM(Marketing and Operations) from VignanaJyothi Institute of Management.
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    PK Thomas


    GEMS of ISBR

    Area : Entrepreneurship, Family Business & Strategy .

  • Thomas is a Visiting Faculty at ISBR Business School. His main areas of interests are Entrepreneurship,NewVentureCreation,BusinessPlanning,FamilyBusinessManagement andStrategy.Inordertosupplementtheacademicactivities,focusesinresearchandone major activity was the association with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore for a cross national research on Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation in BRIC Countries which is supported by four universities from Italy, Russia, Brazil and China. His research ispublishedintopacademicpublisherslikeSpringer,SAGEandTataMcGrawHilltoname afew.
  • Thomas is a Serial Entrepreneur who Co-founded five ventures till date and consults to leading organisations and mentor many entrepreneurs. Prior to these, worked with companies like Cisco WebEx, TeamLease Services Ltd, The One LLC (Middle East), and Delta Consultancy Services.
  • Thomas holds an MBA from Pondicherry University, Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Computer Technology, Kerala and Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
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