Dr Anant Koppar with around 35+ years of industry experience is a Serial
Entrepreneur.Anant Koppar was awarded the prestigious Karnataka Rajyotsava Award 2008,
the highest civilian award instituted by the Karnataka Government for outstanding
contributions to the growth of the IT Industry in Karnataka, India.
Dr.Koppar currently is a Professor in the Computer Science and
The engineering department of PES University, Bangalore. He is also the
Director for Healthcare Research Center at the PES University.
Dr.Anant is also the founder Chairman of KTwo Technology
Solutions, a company focused on innovative health care products and solutions.
Anant has a doctorate in the area of Use of Information Technology
in providing affordable and quality health care to the rural population in India
and other countries under the aegis of Mysore University in 2012. With a Masters
Degree in Computer Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, he started his career in
Wipro. He further went on to be a part of the teams that set up Tata Elxsi and
He was the Founder President of Kshema Technologies, one of
India's first venture capital-funded software services companies. He worked as
the President of the Technologies Division of MphasiS BFL Limited post the
acquisition of Kshema by MphasiS.
A certified "Project Management Professional" by PMI,
Anant Koppar was the first CEO in India to get this certification. He was also
recognized as the “Entrepreneur of the District” by the Gadag District Chamber
of Commerce in the year 2000. He was also recognized as “Entrepreneur
Extraordinaire” at the Asian Conference for Young Entrepreneurs in 1999.
Dr.Anant with a team of academicians has been instrumental in
setting up a group of educational institutions under the aegis of Maharaja
Education Trust, Mysore (MET). MET runs around 13 different institutions
including an engineering college, MBA institutions for Food & Agri-Business
and Corporate Social Responsibility. MET provides quality education to around
20,000 students per year.
He is also a past President of Bangalore Chamber of Industry and
Commerce and past President of PMI Bangalore Chapter.
Prof. TVP Chowdry
Prof. TVP Chowdry is associated with the Centre for Sustainable Technology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as Project Scientist. His current interests are Entrepreneurship, start-ups, Bio-Energy, Sustainability, Environment protection, Waste Management, Wetlands etc. He is in the process of implementing a rural bio-energy led livelihoods project in a remote village sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
He is a graduate in Mechanical engineering, Postgraduate in Marketing Management, Industrial Design, & Applied Computer Science. He is an alumnus of Industrial Design Centre (IDC), IIT Powai, Mumbai.
Prof. TVP. Chowdry has 30 years of work experience both in Industry and academics (research, consulting, guiding, teaching and program/project management), worked with following companies -HAL, CMC Ltd., Godrej & Boyce, HOPE Technologies, NIIT, dot com startups and other software development companies spanning the areas of Manufacturing, Start-ups, Software Development, Product Design Development, & Project Management.
Academic administration & teaching experience include
Dean – Welingkar Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Professor & Chairperson Academics at IFIM Business School Bangalore.
Founder Dean, RJS Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore.
Professor – Centre for Emerging Technologies, Jain University, Bangalore
Head- Regional Centre (South) Design Clinic Scheme of Govt. of India’s National Competency Program in Manufacturing
Associate Professor at IBAT School of Management, KIIT (Deemed University), Bangalore, Faculty Member - ICFAI Business School, Bangalore.
He is associated with post-graduate programs at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, IIT Bombay, National Institute of Design, NTTF - Bangalore, Visveswaraiah Technical University, DJ Academy of Design and Bangalore University as visiting/ guest faculty. TVP Chowdry has been awarded Patents for the product designed & developed for Godrej & Boyce Mfg. co. ltd. Mumbai. Participated and won awards in national & international design competitions.
Prof TVP. Chowdry consultancy with companies includes Project Management, Product Design & Development Business Strategy, Business Planning, Market Research, Process Management, Standardization, Implementation of ISO 9000. TVP Chowdry has conducted management development & training programs for Infosys, Wipro, L&T, BPL Limited, and Bureau of Public Enterprise. Design Management workshop for executives from L&T, students of IIT Bombay & open MDP. Prof. Chowdry has mentored many startups and MSME units.