Bangalore K-Community meetup (May 16): Up-skilling the Knowledge Worker

by Madanmohan Rao, Editor, The KM Chronicles

Venue: Unisys office, Residency Road (next to Chancery Pavilion hotel, opposite Bangalore Club)
Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm to 8 pm (registration, panel discussion, open discussion, networking)

Up-Skilling the Knowledge Worker

Digital disruption and global protectionism are creating new challenges for the knowledge worker. How are organisations upskilling knowledge workers in areas beyond content, collaboration and curation? How should the knowledge worker gear up for a world with increasing using of RPA, AI and ML? What are CKOs and CLOs doing in this regard? The panelists will share how the profile of KM in their organisations is changing to reflect the new needs of lifelong learning and agile workforce. Case studies, tips and trends will be shared.

Balaji Iyer, Associate Director & KM Leader, Grant-Thornton Shared Services Center
S M Balasubramaniyan, Chairman and Chief Mentor, Digital Core Technologies
Nikhil Nulkar, KM Practice Lead, Happiest Minds
Dileep R, KM Process Architect, TCS
Sumitha Prashanth, Engineering Director, Unisys
Neha Parekh, Design Strategist, Pensaar
Balamurugan L.A., CEO,

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About the speakers:

S M Balasubramaniyan is Chairman and Chief Mentor, Digital Core Technologies, Kochi, India. He graduated from the College of Engineering, Guindy, IIT Madras, and IIM Bangalore. Bala has more than 38 years of industrial experience in the telecom and IT sectors. He was earlier at ITI and Wipro.

Balaji Iyer is Associate Director and KM Leader, Grant Thornton Shared Services Centre. He has over 14 years of experience, and was earlier at EY (Knowledge Operations Leader) and at RocSearch India. He graduated from the University of Delhi.

Dileep R heads KM at TCS. He was earlier at Tata Infotech, and has been with the Tata group for 18 years. He is very passionate about programming and fitness.

Neha Parekh is a Design Strategist at Pensaar, specialising in experience and service design. Her clients include Lego, Vodafone and Volkswagen.

Sumitha Prashanth is Engineering Director at Unisys. She has 24 years of industry experience, at NIC, Phoenix Global Solutions (now part of TCS), Sun and HPE. Her focus has been systems management and high availability domains.

Balamurugan L.A. is Founder and CEO, He graduated from George Mason, and was at HCL Technologies, Perot Systems and HP Software. His platform has certified more than 10,000 individuals.

Nikhil Nulkar leads the KM practice at Happiest Minds. He is a neo-generalist, active in modern intranets, enterprise community initiatives, communications and collaboration platforms, and employee experience programs.


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