In consultation with the Executive Director, Praveen sets the vision and strategic plan for the growth & development of the center. He furthers the center’s goals of driving impactful relevant research that advances the center’s understanding of the impacts of technology. He oversees the resource and capability plans for the center across all initiatives, dissemination of center’s research, liaison and build partnerships with companies, government bodies, and industry associations.
Praveen’s experience spans United States, Europe, India and Southeast Asia across functions such as engineering, marketing, sales, business development and general management in multiple industries. He’s been featured in Inc42, YourStory and other publications. He also serves as an Honorary Ambassador for German-India Startup Exchange Program.
He holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, M.S. (Mechanical) from Texas A&M University and B.E. (Mechanical) from Osmania University.
Mridula Anand is currently working as Senior Manager- Research. Her role involves contributing to Srini Raju Centre for IT and the Networked Economy (SRITNE)’s growth strategies, research pursuits and thorough administration of all research initiatives. She drives the research pursuits and interests of SRITNE and its aligned faculty members. Her role also involves exploring aligned research collaborations by coordinating with external leads/ advisory board members, government bodies and industry associations to identify research opportunities for aligned faculty and create necessary proposals. In addition to pursuing new research opportunities, she manages ongoing research projects to completion through active coordination with external survey administration partners, donor agencies and internal research teams. Mridula is also responsible for research articles to help disseminate the new knowledge created by putting out periodic publications that reflect SRITNE’s unique capabilities and value for practitioners, governments and firms.
Her interest in Intellectual Property rights led her to work in the area of Innovation in Pharma and Biotech sectors in India from 2011-2013 where she examined the effect of patent reforms on R&D productivity of firms for the Center for Leadership Innovation and Change, ISB. On moving to Singapore, she was a legal consultant at TWC2 Legal clinic.
Mridula Anand did her B.Sc. and MSc. from University of Madras. She then did her Graduate degree from Stanford University and worked at the University of Pittsburgh before moving to Hyderabad. Additionally she has a Law degree from Osmania University and holds a Diploma in Patent Law from Nalsar.
Soumik Dey is currently working as Senior Manager. His role involves giving a broader reach to the multi-disciplinary and cutting-edge research work done by the allied faculty and research teams of Srini Raju Centre for IT and the Networked Economy (SRITNE). His work is to ensure that the Centre’s research work gain visibility in academic, business journals and mainstream media. His job involves enabling faculty members, and researchers get the right platforms to showcase their research efforts and SRITNE's research-based knowledge to a wider audience. Soumik undertakes media outreach to disseminate understanding of key research work, seminars and marquee events. He also curates a blog for the centre.
He graduated with B Com (Hons.) from University of Calcutta and did his Postgraduate in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. Before joining SRITNE, Soumik was working as a business journalist with many prominent media houses for over 15 years.
Kiran is the Manager at SRITNE. He closely works with Senior Manager and Associate Director in the areas of Programmes, Outreach programmes and Conferences for the Centre. He also takes care of SRITNE day to day operations under the supervision of Senior Manager and Associate Director. Prior to joining the SRITNE, Kiran was working as Senior Associate, with the Academic Services and Administration, ISB for 8.5 years and as an Executive Secretary to Associate Dean, Business Affairs with ISB.
Kiran has a Bachelors from the Osmania University. Overall he has over 10+ years of Administrative experience.
Ashwini is currently working as the Marketing & Digital Media Engagement Manager at SRITNE. Her role involves driving the digital and social media strategy and marketing of all the focus areas like Programmes, Research and Outreach initiatives. She also takes care of the business development for the centre. Her role also involves exploring external collaborations with the centre. She is responsible for developing and managing the online as well as offline marketing elements across all the programmes offered by the centre.
Ashwini has a varied experience in acquisition, product management & marketing and business development in the banking sector. She also had a stint with a tech start-up and thereafter co-founded a talent management and collaboration portal catering to the entertainment sector.
She holds a degree in Bachelor of Science with a specialization in Biochemistry from University of Mumbai. She has completed her Master’s in in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) with a specialization in Marketing.