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Prof. Sanjeev Nikore

Growth Strategist, IT Industry and Management Consultant


Sanjeev Nikore is an industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in Management Consulting, IT and Technology Services. He is currently a growth strategist for a number of tech startups and mid sized Indian IT Services companies. He was also an Ex-President for Strategic Initiatives at Tech Mahindra. Prior to Tech Mahindra Sanjeev was the President of several industry verticals and emerging markets at HCL Technologies.  Sanjeev  is  also the co-founder of Infrastructure Managed Services at HCL Technologies.

Sanjeev started his career as a management consultant with the Indian arm of Ernst & Young. Sanjeev has been associated with several important industry initiatives during the course of his career-notable being:

- Consultant to the Ministry of Environment, Government of India and UNIDO for phasing out ozone-depleting substances in India and Africa;

- Setting up the first fully digital stock exchange in India, National Stock Exchange of India;

- Active participation in the liberalization of telecom sector in India: President of VSAT Services Association of India during the liberalization phase in 2000-2002;

- Remote management of power distribution networks in India-namely in two big states: Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh;

- Provision of electronic trading and distance education for remote villages in India;

- Interactive distance education project for India Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India;

- Member of the advisory board on ICT and eco-sustainability for World Economic Forum.

Sanjeev is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT, Benares Hindu University & MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.

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Prof. Debashish Bhattacharya

Co-Founder and COO, Erudio Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. 

He trains line managers, functional managers and technical managers to become global consultants, and mentor and support them in the journey of their career.

He advises Organisations on transforming their processes and aligns them with their business objectives, and support SAP and Siemens PLM Consulting organizations for their ongoing consulting and consultant requirements. He has been in consulting business for almost 26 years, during that period he had developed and executed business strategies, managed P&L for Consulting Practices, driven consulting business growth, managed vertical and horizontal practices, restructured services portfolios, and have managed CE relationships in private sector, MNC, PSU and Ministries. Having started out as an engineer in the heavy engineering industry, he contributes his understanding of business, manufacturing and technology, and their convergence to all my business, consulting, and mentoring relationships.

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Manu Malhotra

Associate Manager, Advertising Cloud - Adobe

 Manu Malhotra is a Global Digital Marketing Leader. He is passionate about Marketing Leadership. Manu has extensive experience in leading Marketing Function end-end with teams comprising of SEO experts, creative designers, social media evangelists, content curators, paid search and display advertising experts. In his current role as Associate Manager, Advertising Cloud for EMEA with Adobe, he leads a team that works on AI-powered Advertising Automation platforms to help the International Brands scale & optimize Internet Advertising spend. A Gold Medalist from AMU & a Certified Adobe Analytics Business Practitioner, Manu has extensive experience in marketing and consulting Brands from Travel, Retail and Finance industry.

Manu has presented at Global Digital Conferences such as Digital Marketing Summit, Las Vegas. Manu is a visiting faculty in reputed institutes such as IIFT, Great Lakes Institute of Management, School of Inspired Leadership, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Fortune Institute of International Business amongst others. He enjoys consulting startups on Digital Marketing and sharing knowledge and experience with young bright minds.

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Prof. Vijay Ghei

Visiting Faculty, Design Thinking

Prof. Vijay Ghei holds the position of Visiting Professor of Design Thinking at the Hult International Business School, with campuses in Boston, San Francisco, New York, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. He is also a visiting professor for Design Thinking, Problem Solving, Consulting Skills, Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking, at universities in India.

He has been working as an independent consultant, mentor and coach in applied design thinking and design strategy, helping companies across sectors in new product and service development, service innovation and change management. He also mentors start-ups in defining viable business models, creating and refining core value propositions, design research and strategy.

Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President at NIIT Technologies Limited. As Senior Vice President, Head of Consulting and Advisory Services, he was responsible for providing consulting and advisory services to customers as well as internal functions, driving internal change initiatives, and running the annual business planning process.

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Dr. Mita Brahma

Head HR, NIIT Limited, Visiting Faculty

Mita Brahma has more than thirty years of experience in the consulting, software, banking, and education sectors. This experience has been in diverse areas like strategy and business planning, human resource management, learning and development, coaching and mentoring, processes and operations. Some of the organizations she has worked with are State Bank of India, Nucleus Software, Grow Talent and New Horizons. In these organizations, Mita Brahma has contributed in the areas of change management, leadership assessment and development, organization design, coaching and mentoring, talent management, corporate communications, and process design and efficiency initiatives.

Mita Brahma is a Ph.D. from the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. She obtained her MS (Physics) and MBA (Systems and Finance) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Her research and consulting interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, strategic HR and digital businesses.

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Prof. Prashant Verma

Visiting Faculty, Data Visualization

Experienced trainer in business analytics, business research and decision science. Working with NIIT University in the area of Business Analytics since Jan 2015. I won Best Faculty award at ‘Bridge School of Management’ training their executive cohorts in Predictive Business Analytics. I have worked with NIILM Center for Management Studies as Program Director, had served NIILM University, IILM- New Delhi, Hindustan Institute of Management and Computer Studies- Agra, AIIMS Agra.

Education: Pursuing Ph.D. on the topic of “Optimal Location of Healthcare Facilities in Western Uttarpradesh”, PGD Computer Software, and Master’s in Statistics, B.Sc., Certificate course in SPSS 15.0, Certificate course in Quality Management for Educational Institutes, Econometric Modeling and Time Series Analysis, Customer Analytics, R-Programming and Short term training program on ‘Identification of Training Needs’. Proficient in R, SPSS, E-views, Crystal Ball, @Risk, MS-Project

Qualified with over 14 years of experience in delivering training in analytics, research, process monitoring, program/product development, application assessment and evaluation.

Well-developed research and analytical skills.

Experience in systems improvement, development of new systems for academic monitoring.

Excellent organizational and project management skills.