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LifeScape advisors are professionals with significant industry experience and extensive management and leadership roles.
 
Additionally, they bring extreme passion to the focus of "Helping Others Succeed", with their people insights and acumen.
 
Our Advisors and Program Champions include the following (Alpha Order):
 

Nagaraj Kulkarni

Nagaraj is the Director of Information Excellence at COMPEGENCE, focused on Process,Data and Domain driven “Information Excellence”. At COMPEGENCE, he helps the companies address the growing challenges of Data explosion, Information Overload and Interconnected processes / enterprises, towards insightful decisions.

He has previously been with HansaCequity, Intel India, Sun Microsystems India, Sun Microsystems USA, PriceWaterhouseCoopers USA, Indigo Technologies USA and TCS India. He is an Alumni of UVCE in Bangalore, and IISc Department of management Studies in Bangalore. His continued learnings have included UCSC Leadership & Management program, ISB’s Venture capital program, ISB's Marshall Goldsmith’s Executive Coaching.

He is an avid follower of Ram Charan, Peter Drucker, C K Prahalad, Charlie Munger among others. He has experienced and contributed to the leadership journeys and organizational change management in the Indian and MNC companies in Startup and Stable mode, across captives and consulting powerhouses. He has driven several large change management programs.

He has a keen interest in studying Corporate Values and Leadership Styles and the broader changes in the landscape of Business-Technology-Customer and adopting the emergent themes to the emerging landscape. He is an active volunteer of the Information Excellence community in Bangalore, bringing together the professionals, academia and industry together towards shared community knowledge sharing (http://informationexcellence.wordpress.com/)

 

Narendra Vaze

Narendra comes with over 25 years of rich management and leadership experience; He was most recently the Director of Innovation, at Intel India. In his 20 plus years at Intel (US and India), Narendra has been a key leader in the growth story of Intel India, holding several senior roles such as IT Head in India, Director of Enterprise Solutions, Director of Sales and Marketing IT, Director of Asia Business Intelligence Services.

Narendra has demonstrated expertise in conceptualizing, evangelising, enlisting the organizational support for the key initiatives, followed by building the right leadership team exquisite execution focus. He is an expert in creating organizational strategies and converting them into actionable plans leading to outstanding results.

Narendra is a graduate of the famed UDCT in Mumbai, followed by an MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, with focus on Marketing Management.

 
Ramakrishna Yarlapati  

Ramki Yarlapati was most recently Senior Vice President at SAP Labs India, spearheading the research and product development of the SAP Business Suite in India. He was a member of the global leadership team for Business Suite Core, SAP AG and also the Executive Council of SAP Labs India. Ramki moved up from joining SAP India as a developer in 1995 to his current position in a great career journey spanning as Director (2004), Vice President (2006) and Sr Vice President (2007). In the process, growing the Business Suite Core Products headcount in India from 4 to 700.

He is an Alumni of University College of Engineering, Tirupathi and IISc Department of management Studies in Bangalore. He is also alumni of the INSEAD Executive Program. He is a wild life enthusiast, and had published a pictorial book of birds in the SAP Labs Campus. He has been a visiting faculty at leading management schools. He has also been part of several Executive Programs in SAP Labs.

Prior to SAP, Ramki started his career with Tata Consultancy Services, working on several consulting engagements. He has also co-authored and published a book on Technology and production management with Prof K N Krishnaswamy from IISc, Department of Management Studies.

 

Vasudha Kulkarni

Vasudha is a lawyer by education, keen observer and interpreter by instinct, and a HR Manager by profession. She was most recently the HR IS Manager for Schneider Electric India, driving HR Information Systems needs. She was previously the APAC region HR Operations Manager for APC India, now a Schneider company. She has driven several global HR information systems projects successfully, with global teams across APAC and USA.

Vasudha comes with a deep understanding of the professional performance factors and the need for alignment of talent factors with organizational priorities and goals. She is a graduate of Science and Law, followed by Management specialization in Personnel Management.

 

Vedavyas Mysore

Vedavyas is an Alumni of National college (B.Sc.), IISc Bangalore (Electronics & Communication) and IIM Bangalore. He is a senior industry professional with over 25 years of experience and turned into academics and consulting.

He is currently Professor of Management at PES Institute of Technology. He teaches Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship Development and International Business Management. He also advises and consults with a few companies and educational institutions.

Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice-President of Mahindra Satyam responsible for global Telecom business. Previously, He was head of Japan delivery for Satyam, Regional Head of TCS in UK. He started his career in Patni computers in the hardware field, became an Entrepreneur and then moved into IT.

As part of his assignments, he has lived in many countries including USA, UK, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. He has been part of many Executive Development programs from international institutes of repute.

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