Industry Experience: 30+ years
Past Organizations: Amul, GMR
Academic Excellence: B.E. with General Management LDP/GMP Program – IIM Bangalore
Highlights regarding your work/ implementations in 2016: Build a digital strategy for an enterprise & created a new business opportunities, unlock entirely new processes (technology has opened the door to new processes) and business models to take the company in exciting new directions!!
Your plans for 2017 from technology and projects’ point of view: Focused on Technology enabled Agriculture & treat farming like a business activity (Make in India) instead of just livelihood Working on Technology driven Integration Strategy to enable Digital Transformation – “Smart Village” Project to bridge the gaps between demand Vs supply, Urban Vs Rural so as to uplift the rural India & to double the farmers income. Exploring Internet of Things (IOT) – in the areas of Soil testing; weather forecasting, precision agriculture, Promoting organic farming, contract farming, education, skill development, reform national agriculture market & public policy. Our main aim is to organize the farming, agro processing & agro-business collectively, in such a way that it must bring major economic benefits and results in a WIN-WIN situation for farmers, state & central government. Our slogan is ” No farm”, “No food”, “No Future”!!
Your success mantra: Tune Up my Insight & find Inspiration within; I developed a passion towards “being digital” during my early career and made it my goal to build a “Knowledge-enabled Digitized Enterprise”, wherever I work so as to facilitate and foster collaboration. To popularize this amongst the business community, I called it “WAWA”: Work Anytime Work Anywhere (enabling ‘Anytime, Anywhere Access’ to the people and to information).
Your favorite piece of personal technology: “WAWA” Smartphone: Work Anytime Work Anywhere (enabling ‘Anytime, Anywhere Access’ to the people and to information).
Hobbies you like to pursue in your free time: Inner Engineering – Lead Self Spiritually & Professionally (Exercise, Pranayama & Meditation) ; Networking with the community – PVR (Personal Virtual Reach) & CSR support so as to enjoy “art of giving” every moment of my life
Information about your family: My wife Sahana Hegde & I are blessed with a son – Samarth & daughter – Srishti. My wife Sahana has done her MA – Economics & Post graduation in Counselling & Psychotherapy. A wonderful partner and mother, she keeps busy in social service endeavours, volunteer counselling, teaching, translations & writing Kannada – English – Hindi articles. My son Samarth is doing Doctoral studies in St. Louis, USA (Washington University School of Medicine).My daughter Srishti is studying Occupational therapy allied medical profession.
One good book you read recently: Disrupt Yourself – Whitney Johnson
Favorite holiday destination and why: Kanyakumari – Swami Vivekananda Rock for Inner engineering – deep meditation and enlightenment + Enjoy sunset and sunrise from one single beach!!
Social network you are most active on: LinkedIn
Cuisine that you prefer all the time: I like Malnad Cuisine – Indian organic vegetarian food
Favorite sport: Golf