About the Panelists:
Dr Deepak Deshpande: Dr. Deepak is currently with Netmagic Solutions as Senior Vice President & Head – Human Resources. Netmagic, an NTT Communications company, is India’s only Datacenter Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (DILM) Service Provider.
He joined Netmagic at a very strategic time in Nov 2007 and is constantly playing a pivotal role in facilitating the vision “To be India’s Leading and Most Admired IT Managed Services Company” and pursue it’s mission being an “Employer of Choice”.
Prior to joining Netmagic in Nov 2007, he enjoyed a flourishing career with Lionbridge Technologies as Head – HR, India Operations .He has held several leadership positions in companies like Lionbridge Technologies, SYSTIME, Trigyn Technologies, BlueStar Infotech, Datamatics, Tata Consultancy Services and Larsen & Toubro.
While being actively associated with HR movement in IT/ITES companies in Western India ,he was also past president and mentor of HR Infotech Association. Currently, he is on NASSCOM’s Steering Committee for western region working on Diversity and Inclusion and also the Co-Chairman of HRD Committee, Indian Merchant’s Chamber(IMC). Apart from all of this, he is an active Rotarian and Past President of Rotary Club of Bombay Powai.
Deepak has 2 Master’s Degree to his credit – MSc Electronics & MPhil Electronics. He has done his Ph.D in Management.
He has won several awards and honors, amongst which, the Rashtriya Vikas Ratan Award for Individual Achievement for Economic & Social Development. He is also recipient of Indian Achiever Award from Indian Achievers’ Forum, New Delhi. He has also won the Global HR Excellence Leadership Award for 2 consecutive years.
Surya Prakash Mohapatra: Surya is currently the India Head- Knowledge and Capability Management at Hewlett Packard Global Business Services. He has over 18 + years of experience in various leadership roles in several leading IT and ITES organizations. Prior to Hewlett Packard, he worked in Wipro, Microland, FirstRing, Computer Garage and a few other organizations. Surya has extensive experience in setting up and running learning and development functions for organizations in India and international locations. Surya set up the global training function for Wipro BPO which spanned across 10 locations in Brazil, Mexico, Romania, Poland, China and India.
He has led leadership development, capability building and talent management efforts in various organizations. He was instrumental in setting up the Management Academy and Domain Gurukul in Wipro BPO. Surya brings with him a vast experience in setting up Knowledge Centers of Excellence in various domains, defining and implementing training models for Rural BPO, Tier-III BPO etc.
In his current role at HP, he is engaged in evolving strategies for career development, talent management and knowledge management for the organization in India. In the past, he played a key role in setting up the training function in HP GBS. He was one of the key contributors to HP’s Charisma Program as the global lead for the training tower. Some of the best-in-class initiatives led by him, has received industry recognition as well.
Surya speaks regularly in various national and international forums on topics related to HR, Learning and Development, Corporate Culture and Spirituality. He has spoken at conferences organized by CII, NHRDN, IIM, World HRD Congress, World Education Congress, HR Tech Europe, South-East Asia Satsang and other prestigious national and international organizations. His articles have been published in various journals and magazines in India and abroad. He is also the editor of EKAKSHAARA, a quarterly E-Magazine for HR and L&D practitioners. He also runs a global forum for L&D professionals which boasts of 17000+ memebers.
Recently World HRD Congress recognized Surya as one of the 25 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders. Moreover, Global Knowledge Management Congress has conferred the Knowledge Management Leadership Award on Surya.
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