Prior to this, he was responsible for IBM technologies group, ERP group and the global relationship with IBM. He is on the board of the COMMON Americas Advisory Council. Before joining MindTree in 2005, he was a founder-promoter of a software company in Bangalore, India, providing AS/400-related specialist services. As the COO and Vice Chairman, he was responsible for strategising, lending technology direction to the company, deliveries and pre-sales activities.
Earlier on, he was the CEO of a Chennai-based 100% EOU IT services company where he handled offshore projects way back in 1983. He is widely travelled and has vast exposure in working with, and supporting customers, in varied industry segments in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
He had co-founded LINC Software Services that merged with MindTree.
Partha has held several key positions including managing offshore delivery, R&D and head of the Microsoft Technology Center that included the Dot Net University and Microsoft alliance activities. He also headed delivery operations of strategic and large deals. He has excellent skills in project and people management, technology, estimation methodologies and managing customer expectations.
Partha has been the recipient of several encomiums through his long career, among them, the prestigious ‘Infosys Excellence Award’ that he received a record four times.
Partha has been a core member of several thought leadership initiatives. He was a key member of IFPUG membership committee during 2008-2009. He has also authored a book titled ‘Practical Software Estimation; Function Point Methods for In-sourced and Out-sourced Projects’ published by Addison Wesley in 2007.
A keen sportsperson, Partha has the distinction of being a former international basketballer and was honoured with the Karnataka State Dasara Award for outstanding contribution to the game.
Partha holds a B. E. (Elect), a Post Graduation in Comp. Science Engineering and a Diploma in Business Management. He is also a Certified Quality Analyst (QAI).
Has held several key positions in managing technology practices and delivery, setting up business in new geographies, fostering IBM alliance and partnerships and pre-sales support. He thrives in managing customer relationships and alliances and has had global exposure managing relationships across Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Hari holds an engineering degree in Computer Science and an Executive General Management Program from IIM, Bangalore.
She has in-depth knowledge of University of Cambridge interactive teaching methodology. She has been associated (Trainer) with many corporates, among them – MindTree, First Consulting Group, (HAL), Wipro, Exilant, Cyber Solutions, Ingersoll Rant, and several other companies and institutions.
Her work included training for English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Air Force officers and trainers, judgment writers, law school students (NLSIU), IAS candidates among others. She is an examiner and trainer for Cambridge examinations in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); and also a certified IELTS examiner.
She has published books for Oxford University Press, Orient Longman, Cambridge University Press, Heinemann, Macmillan and Addison Wesley Longman, and textbooks to teach English at different levels: school, undergraduate as well as teachers/teachers-trainers as well as books on English for Specific Purposes.
She has trained for companies such as Infosys, Wipro, Astra Zeneca, Monsanto, Mysis (formerly Kindles), Ingersoll-Rand, AXA and coordinated British Council/RIESI tele-conference programmes for Teachers. She has been involved in the Bihar Project. The scope of work included visiting schools in different districts, surveying the infrastructure, administering a proficiency test in English to high school students to profile proficiency levels.
She was a Lecturer of English at Vaishnava College, Chennai; taught English for higher classes in the ISC steam at Timpany School, Visakhapatnam, for five years, and twenty seven years at Kendriya Vidhyalaya throughout India teaching English for higher classes in CBSE stream.