06 Apr 2007

Ravi Kumar on Campus Incubation at IIM Bangalore

Ravi Kumar is a veteran entrepreneur and currently a consultant with The Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning. NSRCEL was set up in March 2002 at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) to synergise with the institute’s focus on entrepreneurial studies. The Centre defines the opportunities perceived by aspiring entrepreneurs, evaluates their strengths/weaknesses and helps them with resources to translate their concepts into profitable business ventures. NSRCEL’s vision is “To be a world class center of excellence for seeding, nurturing and promoting entrepreneurship with emphasis on startups and existing organizations with growth protential.” In this podcast, Ravi talks about NSRCEL’s activities and about campus incubation.

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05 Apr 2007

Raj Datta of MindTree Consulting on Knowledge Management

Raj Datta is general manager, Knowledge Management (KM), in MindTree Consulting. As head of the KM function in MindTree, Raj has global responsibilities for all aspects of innovation, knowledge sharing and software reuse. He has established KM as a key global strength for MindTree as noted in MindTree’s successful assessment at Level 5 in CMMi and P-CMM. He has evangelized and incorporated many learnings from the Open Source Movement into the KM approach at MindTree.

Prior to assuming this responsibility, Raj was heading the offshore delivery of all U.S. engagements for MindTree’s IT Services business.He has about 15 years of industry experience, including delivery of large-scale enterprise solutions in the U.S.

In this interivew, Raj Talks about the importance of Knowledge Management and how MindTree has shaped it.

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04 Apr 2007

Payal Talks about Organizational Stress Management

Organisational and Stress Consulting (OSC) assists organisations and their employees as they seek to increase organisational effectiveness and productivity. How does it do this? By helping them manage their stress and psychosocial hazards like bullying, harassment and violence in the workplace. (It’s no surprise — these things have an adverse impact on individual and organisational health and performance.)

Organisational and Stress Consulting is an evolving company based in Dublin, with an office in Bangalore, India. They offer help in risk management of work-related stress and psychometric testing and assessment.

Payal Shah has a BA in psychology & media studies and a MSc from University of Nottingam, UK.

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