Expert Panel
Bharat Kandanoor

Bharat Kandanoor

Managing Director, Secure-IQ

Bharat founded Secure-IQ and is also the Managing Director of Technology, his responsibilities span the wholesome scope of SecureIQ's activities in India. His contribution is crucial in building and leading the engineering team based in Chennai and is the primary liaison between the US and Indian operations. Bharat is responsible for the profitability of the Indian operation and manages the infrastructure build out needed to achieve that goal.

He is driven to pioneer next generation network and security management solutions, building strong partner relationships and fulfilling corporate business objectives. Bharat is an successful technology leader with rich experience in designing and implementing multi-tiered, distributed applications for Network and Security Service companies. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Sri Venkateswara University and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from University of Madras.


Dr. D. J. E. Ravithilagan

Head-HR, Financial Software & Systems (P) Ltd

Ravithilagan is an expert in the field Human Resource Management and holds a Doctoral degree, with over 25 years of work experience across the industries of Manufacturing, Information Technology and Services. He has a proven record of accomplishment for his leadership skill and style in the various verticals of HR namely, Talent Management, Recruitment & Training, Employee Engagement, Career Development, Compensation and Benefits. A process-driven and systematic analyst when it comes to operations, he has spearheaded the design and implementation of many work force ‘Planning and Management’ projects.

Ravi has authored many articles on leadership and co authored a book on performance management. He is well known for his innovative style of presenting ideas and designing training modules that engage and enlighten trainees. An executive with entertaining oration skills, Ravi is also an active academician and delivers lectures in various business schools. He has an intense interest in Metaphors in Management and have created and delivered presentation on several of them, which gives him the opportunity to interact with young minds and empower their dreams. A thoroughbred professional in Human Resources, his strategic business thinking has given him commendable stints in organizations like Rane TRW and Satyam Computers.

Ravi was awarded his Ph.D, for a thesis on ‘Development of a Performance Management System’. He aspires to create avenues for greater levels of excellence in the field of Human Resource Management, and continues to inspire a generation of budding professionals.

Manjula Dharmalingam

Manjula Dharmalingam

Director - Learning & Development Services, HCS - Mumbai

Manjula Dharmalingam, an expert in the field of Learning and Development comes with a commendable 22 years of experience in the IT & Telecom industry under the verticals of Sales, Business Process Implementation& Optimization, Software Development, Quality, and Training. She is an eminent orator and stands tall with her exceptional speaking skills in the Computer Society of India, Women’s Leadership Summit, Indian Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and many other important associations. As a versatile personality, Manjula also sports entrepreneurial skills and has established Harbinger and Springboks Consulting Solutions, which specializes in L & D. She receives mentoring by Indian School of Business through Goldman Sach’s 10000 Global Women Entrepreneur initiatives.

Her knowledge on core software development, project management coupled with leadership qualities; makes her to be one the most dynamic woman trainers in the areas of Project Management, Process Management and Leadership skills. Working with Fortune 500 companies, like Yahoo, IBM, Wipro, J.P Morgan, and CTS, Manjula is a Certified Project Management Professional and Trainer. As an eminent professional with entrepreneurial skills, Manjula continues to inspire and guide hundreds of young professionals to reach their career ambition by applying skills smarter than harder.

Rajneesh Jain

Rajneesh Jain

Founder Corem Sales Consulting Private Limited

Rajneesh Jain brings 18 years of established & successful track record of building business, strategy, leading team, driving direct sales, complex highend/enterprise solution selling, account management, channel sales, new business development, Go-To-Market, competitive market share expansion and driving incremental sales through strategic partnerships. Known for strong & aggressive sales leadership, and excellent interpersonal skills. He worked for Fortune100 companies like IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Ingram Micro etc. He is a recognized top team leader & performer, recipient of multiple prestigious sales awards, including representing Sun Microsystems India in "SunRise Winner" - Sun Mic's WW Recognition of top sales performers (Hawaii, Honolulu, USA).

Founded "Corem Sales Consulting Private Limited" in 2013, to focus on Sales Consulting for start ups, Next-Gen Sales Training and Personal Empowerment.

Jeyakumar Balasundaram

Jeyakumar Balasundararam


An astute business development and management professional, Mr. Jeyakumar is widely known as JK and is currently the COO at the renowned Aster Aadhar hospital, DM Healthcare in Kolhapur, India. He believes in "Success is a Journey, not a destiny"

He is a Visionary Leader and Business Consultant of Gerson Lehrman Group, Texas, USA for consultation under Health Care & Bio - Medical Council. Creative Manpower management expert and talent acquisition specialist. His expertise had helped growing Nigerian Hospitals to enhance their business development by 150% in 1 year. With successful stints in various health care units, Mr. Jeyakumar is a proactive administrator with more than 15 years of experience in Capital Planning, Business Development, Hospital Administration and Team Management. A proficient orator, he acquired his training skills by delivering a number of seminars and speeches at the Sri Ramachandra Medical College and University. Mr. Jeyakumar's exposure also expands across the Pan Asian and Pan African Region and he has spearheaded International CME Programs and Branding initiatives. As one of those rare professionals who have made their mark in the Medical & Hospital Industry, he has a proven track record for business expansion, networking and sustenance, with remarkable people management skills.

Mr. Jeyakumar Balasundararam, is a Hospital Administration graduate, with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the Madurai Kamaraj University. He has been actively involved in co-authored a book named "The story of 2 legends" and has several renowned certifications and credentials to his name. Jeyakumar continues to inspire numerous young Indians to take up niche careers and scale to higher levels of competency to achieve success. He believes that Procademia is a powerful platform that would empower individuals to search and create their own successful identity, in their chosen professional arena.

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Dr. Venkatesh Raman

Professor, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

Dr. Venkatesh Raman has nearly 25 years of research experience in the broad area of theoretical computer science, more specifically in the areas of algorithms and data structures. He has authored a number of research articles, and has visited various research institutes in India and abroad and given extensive number of talks. He is passionate about mentoring students towards an academic research career, and he has extensively toured many parts of India and given talks at various colleges.

After obtaining his early education in Palaymkottai in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, he obtained a Master's degree in Mathematics at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Since 1991, he has been a faculty at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai where he is currently a professor.

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Kolipakam Lakshminarayanan

Senior Professor,(Retd.,) Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering

Mr. Lakshminarayanan is an avid teacher and writer. With over 40 years of experience in teaching English, the veteran has taught and served in extremely challenging international territories like Ethiopia and Nigeria. His methods of teaching have brought about many progressive changes in the teaching and learning of the English language in these countries. An adept writer, he has written several articles and poems during his stint there, some of which were published in leading National dailies and in journals of the USIA.

He has a commendable history as a teacher and lecturer in premier educational institutes in Tamil Nadu including the A.M Jain College and the Venkateswara College of Engineering. . His keen intellect in English had him present many papers in National and International Conferences apart from designing and developing English course material for Engineering students. Mr. Lakshminarayanan is someone with noble intentions and truly concerned about the way Young India learns and shapes itself to become successful adults. This innate quality of his made him don the role of a Mentor to students in the educational institutions he taught and served. It is in this perspective that he welcomes the goals and aspirations of Procademia and is indeed happy to be on Procademia's Expert Panel.

Saravana Kumar

Saravana Kumar

Founder - CTO, BizTalk360 at Kovai Limited

Saravana Kumar is the Founder and CTO of BizTalk360, enterprise software that helps Microsoft BizTalk server customers better manage their production or any controlled BizTalk environments like UAT. BizTalk360 has grown significantly, having customers across 12 countries. Saravana Kumar is a Microsoft BizTalk server MVP since 2007, blogger, international speaker and active community member in BizTalk Server area. In year 2005, he won the worldwide developer competition conducted by Microsoft for building SQL Server Service Broker Management studio. That year he was invited to San Francisco for the finalist dinner by Microsoft.

Saravana has spent the majority of his career working with organizations in UK helping them build their enterprise software solutions. Prior to BizTalk360, he worked for past 5 years helping Fidelity UK built their SOA/BPM platform using Microsoft BizTalk Server. In the past Saravana has worked for some of the big consulting companies like Accenture, NHS, Microsoft, BT, Unilog (now Logica) etc. as an independent consultant.




Management Consultant cum Trainer/Teacher/Coach and Mentor

Mr. A.G.Joseph is a professional, teacher and coach with over 30 years of work experience in corporate and academic institutions. Working for leading brands like the HCL, Modi Xerox and Cavin Care, he topped the university ranks in his Bachelors in Engineering and then proceeded to do his MBA from the most prestigious IIM- Ahmedabad.

A.G.Joseph has been in the academic arena as a Faculty in the renowned Loyola Institute of Business Administration, NIT, SRM University and PSG. He also served as the HOD – MBA in the CK’s College of Engineering and Technology. With complete knowledge on the academics and the strategy for the effective running of an MBA department, he is currently a consultant offering training in Factory Productivity improvement and People productivity improvement. Mr. A.G.Joseph is also an motivational speaker with exemplary skills in captivating the audience with his speech.



Senior Consultant at Business SALT Consulting

An expert and suave sales professional, with more than 25 years of experience in institutional sales, Mr. Lakshminarayanan is an Engineer from the Madurai Kamaraj University. His skill and specialities include, Sales Training, Channel Partner Management, Sales Operations, Planning and Sales Strategy formulation.

With Solid experience to collaborate and work with cross-functional teams across the country and adept at building relationships with global executives, business leaders, key customers, and channel partners, he drove the business in the region to a multi-crore revenue operation.

His commendable career growth in Rockwell Automation is primarily because of his Methodical, Logic oriented and analytical style of approach to any situation and challenge. His stint with Rockwell Automation had him grow from a Territory Manager to the Sales Operations Manager for South India. With a passion for connecting to and being with people, Lakshminarayanan believes that it is the key to the success in his career and personal life.

Mr.Lakshminarayanan is currently a Senior Consultant at Business Salt which allows him to pursue his passion for Sales Training and improving the sales performances of organizations.



Founder & CEO ABCD Academy

A banker by profession with 39 years in Indian Overseas Bank, he retired as an Asst.General Manager in May 2010. With experience in project and financial planning, team building, marketing and customer service he has immense knowledge and expertise in the areas of administration and operations. His stint as an AGM in the Secunderabad Branch of IOB, made the branch raise its business mix to the tune of 1250 crores.

His oration skills in both English and Tamil had him win many laurels right from his school days and gave him the opportunity to represent the Tirunelveli district in the Centenary Celebration of LalaLajpati Roy, during Indo-Pak War in 1965 in the presence of then Chief Minister Shri. M. Bhakthavatchalam.

As an active member & Secretary of the Rotract Club in School, he held the posts of Secretary, Vice-President and President of Jaycees, Rotary Club and LIONS International, and presently, President of Lions Club of Chennai Pride. He is also an active member of the Bharathi Tamil Sangam Calcutta (75 years old) where he held the post of Secretary and Vice-president during the years 1991-94. Mr.G.Rengan has also attended the Emerging Lions Leadership programme at GOA in 2005 conducted by Lions International Leadership Academy and Senior Level Management Programme at NIBM Pune.

Mr.G. Rengan is an excellent trainer with a vision to provide motivational training with practical orientation to college students and corporate employees to unearth the hidden talents. Associated with ZEAL as Trainer between 2011-12 he conducted training programmes at Police Academy, Chennai and Personality development programme for 350 students of Second and Third year at Ethiraj College Chennai.

He is the Founder and currently the Chief Executive Officer of the ABCD Academy (Attitude Behavior Competency Development) in Leadership & Management skills with the vision" Explore the YOU within YOU. One of Mr. G. Rengan's key skills are that of specialization in Career Mapping & Career counseling and to improve the employability skills of college students.

Visukumar Gopal

Mr. Visukumar Gopal

Practice Head, LEAN Enterprise, Syntel

Visukumar Gopal is a Versatile Practitioner, Energetic Coach, and Public Speaker with 19+ years of professional experience in India, and USA.

Instrumental in driving corporate level initiatives and build competencies in Process & Project Management Excellence. An MBA in (Systems and HR) from MKU and Visu holds certification from MDI for Advanced Program in Competitive Strategy. Visu is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), LEAN Six Sigma Champion, and Associate CAC (Champion Advisory Committee) member of PMI India Champion Program.

He received “Best Mentor of the Year (2013)” award, “Best Performer of the Year (2011-12)” award and twice “Champion of the Quarter (Q3 & Q4 2012) ” awards from PMI India. He played different roles in Technology, COE, Operation, Service Delivery & Corporate at different levels (Operational to Strategy) in many MNCs like CITIBANK, Data Access, GE and Syntel.

He is passionate about transforming individuals, teams and organizations into improving their Process, Project management, Operation practices and Delivering Business value early and often. He has trained many individuals and coached several start-up organizations on adopting LEAN / PMI methods.

His white papers “Project Management in LEAN way” & “Why PMCoE is required for all Industries?” published in 7th and 8th International Conference on Project Management Leadership and articles in Manage India magazine. Speaker of CII-PMI Conference, CII Webinars, MMA Knowledge Sharing Sessions, Corporate Programs and many College Functions, Seminars and Guest / Special Lectures.

He is the Founder & Managing Trustee of Viruksha Trust. Websites: /