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Institute Seminar on "My story: Building a successful, sustainable global company".

Topic: My story: Building a successful, sustainable global company
Speaker: Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy (Executive Chairman, Cyient)
Venue: Community Center, Arugul Campus, IIT Bhubaneswar
Date/Time:  :10th March 2018 6.00 PM to 7.00 PM

Abstract:

Entrepreneurs start companies with a big dream about a real problem with a large addressable market and find a distinctively different solution. Flawless execution with best quality, on-time delivery and affordable cost over and over again makes companies sustainable. Businesses need to be profitable from day one or within a defined period. Multiple strategies are required to scale business globally. Constant innovation with process efficiency, business model and now with product to make sure the business is ahead of competition always. Never loose focus on values. With these core principals in 25 years, we built a company from a modest beginning of 4 engineers from my home to 15,000 engineers globally. I will share my experiences in this 25 year journey of mine

Biography:

Dr. B.V.R. Mohan Reddy holds a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Kakinada, India, and postgraduate degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur and the University of Michigan. He has also received an Honorary Doctorate (Ph.D.) from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the Andhra University, and Doctor of Science Honoris Causa from KL University in India. Dr. Reddy is a Fellow of The Institute of Engineers (India).
Dr. Mohan Reddy founded Cyient in 1991, with the vision of providing engineering services to global markets. Since then, he has established the ‘Engineered in India’ brand, providing design engineering services to global industry leaders. He is also credited with pioneering the Computer-aided Design/Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) culture in India, introducing computer systems for design and manufacturing applications, as far back as 1982. As Executive Chairman, B.V.R. Mohan Reddy focuses on the long-term future of the company. He is involved in leadership development, innovation, and corporate social responsibility. 
He served as the Chairman of NASSCOM (National Association of Software & Service Companies) from 2015 to 2016, as Vice Chairman between 2014 and 2015, and as a member of the Executive Council, since 2003. He has also served as the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Southern Region between 2008 and 2009. He is associated with the councils of various academic and industrial forums and has led several initiatives benefitting industrial companies. He was appointed Director on the Board of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and Member of Court of Governors of Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI).
He was appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and is also the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT, Hyderabad. Recently, he received the prestigious Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian honor from the Hon'ble President of India, for his contribution to Trade and Industry. He was also honored with the esteemed American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Leadership Award in 2011, for outstanding leadership in advancing the use of computers and information in engineering. It is the industry’s most prestigious global award for engineering, and he was the first Indian and the seventh recipient, globally. In recognition of his leadership in expanding the US-India trade partnerships, the US Department of Commerce presented him with a Certificate of Appreciation.

His passion for social responsibility inspired him to establish the Cyient Foundation (formerly Infotech Enterprises Charitable Trust). As part of its Adopt-a-School initiative, the Cyient Foundation adopted 14 government primary schools and is providing financial, infrastructural, and social support to over 10,000 underprivileged children. Cyient also focuses on promoting digital literacy in India and has established 54 Cyient Digital Centers (CDCs), aimed to empower more than 20,000 children and 50,000 community members.