TEAM

Prashanth Ramagiri

Academics Manager and Centre Operations

Prashanth is an Entrepreneur, Autodidact, and a Philomath. He designed, curated and delivered offline and online learning experiences for adult and adolescent learners in domains ranging across Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Career, Technology and Business over the last 10 years. Prashanth has founded a profitable social enterprise that improved autodidactic capabilities for over 1 million students across Government Institutions in rural India. Prashanth currently heads the centre operations – design, delivery and partnerships/collaborations for all research and academic projects at CBI. 

Diti Joshi

Manager

Diti Joshi is an M.Phil. from TISS Mumbai with over 5 years of experience in project management, research, monitoring and evaluation of developmental projects. She is currently pursuing her PhD.

At ISB, Diti acts as Manager for the project funded by Intel company which is aimed at accelerating adoption of emerging technologies in governance.

Lopamudra Roy

Research Associate

Lopamudra Roy is a postgraduate in English Literature & Language. She comes with 7+ years of experience in Research & Content Development. Currently, she is placed with the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, as a Research Associate - Content Development, focusing on Marketing, Technology and Innovation, and Communications.

Ramesh Kotnana

Senior Manager

Ramesh Kotnana, an MLISC graduate from Andhra University has 17+ years of rich experience in information services, and knowledge management domain at Eenadu, ISB and ICRISAT. Since 2019, he has been working as a Sr. Manager (Competitive Analysis & Strategy) at ISB. After working in the Dean’s Office for nearly 2 years, Mr. Ramesh is currently working at the Center for Business Innovation at ISB. He is responsible for gathering data, analysis, providing actionable insights and perspectives related to various research areas that are relevant to the ISB Centre of Business Innovation.

Debasree Dutta

Manager

Debasree Dutta is at present working in the capacity of Manager – Centre for Business Innovation. She has more than 12 years of experience in education sector taking care of career counselling & enrollment for UG & PG programs. She has PGDM certificates in Mass Communication & Industrial Relation and Personnel Management.

Rajani Akkinepally

Senior Associate

Rajani has an MBA in Finance & Marketing. Having 10 years of experience in Infosys, she handled day-to-day operational functions along with employee engagement activities. Expert in multitasking and has good knowledge of budgeting and interpretation. At ISB, she is responsible for administrative activities and finance-related functions.

 

Sreenath Kanugovi

Senior Researcher

Sreenath Kanugovi has over 26 years of Industry & Academic Experience, serving ISB in various capacities since 2007.  Adept with best pedagogical practices learnt over a period by assisting leading faculty of the world, he has acquired abilities in content design & development suiting varied learning cohorts across PGP, PGP Pro, PGP Max, EFPM, Executive Education. He is passionate about Business Model Innovation and Digital Transformation domains.

George Skaria

Editor

George Skaria, an editor and author with about 35 years of experience was a founding member of Business Today and has also worked in senior editorial roles in Businessworld, Financial Express and Business Standard. An author/co-author of three books, he has contributed articles to about 15 publications in India and overseas. He is currently a Consultant Editor with the Centre for Business Innovation, ISB.

Shivnarayan Dhuppar

Research Associate  

Shiv has a Ph.D. in Physics from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and has previously worked at UPenn as a postdoctoral fellow. At ISB he is working with Profs. Abhishek Kathuria and Prakash Bagri on defining a comprehensive innovation index that captures the potential of companies to innovate and also ranks them accordingly. 

Vijay Shankar Somasundaram  

Research Associate

Vijay is an Engineering Management graduate passionate about building a career in academics and research. He completed his MBA from LM Thapar School of Management. Before his post-graduation, He had worked with BestDoc technologies (Tech startup company) as a Business Development Executive for 15 months. At ISB, his work revolves around academic research related to FinTech. 

Mamidi Rithica 

Research Associate

Rithica is a research enthusiast specializing in business analytics (ML) and statistical modeling tools. She graduated from Christ University, India & Virginia Commonwealth University, US with an integrated Master's degree in MBA and MS in Business majoring in International Marketing. She completed internships in the field of business with ITC Limited, KMF India, ICICI PRUAMC Limited At ISB, she is currently supporting the centre with a core focus on Innovation and Tech trends in Pharma and Boardroom Innovation as well. 

Aman Rajeev Kulkarni 

Research Associate

Aman recently graduated with an MSc in Finance degree from ESSEC Business School, France. His last work stint was at Melanion Capital, a Hedge Fund in Paris. He is a Computer Science undergraduate from VIT, Vellore.

His specializations include Financial Accounting & Reporting, Financial Markets, Financial Analysis, Market Research, Digital Marketing and Web-App Development. At ISB, he is currently working as a Research Associate in the field of Digital Transformation. 

Dyuti Kumat

Research Assistant

Dyuti is an undergraduate in Economics and Public Policy from FLAME University. She has worked with multiple organizations like CIEU (Delhi-based think tank), Seva Mandir (NGO), etc. Further to this she is also a passionate entrepreneur and is the co-founder of a hydroponics farm. At ISB she is working as a Research Assistant, trying to broaden our understanding of omnichannel marketing, digital transformation, and focuses on market research.