Prof Sudhendar Hanumantharao
Dean, Faculty of Management & Commerce
PhD (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA ), ME, BE
Prof. Rao did his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from NIE, Mysore and Masters in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai. PhD in Decision Sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA and was a NTSE Scholarship holder.
He has over 20 years of experience in various aspects of IT in India and the US. Previously he developed ERP solutions for small and medium sized enterprises. In his long career in the US, he has worked as a technology architect at large companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Bearing Point (KPMG), Computer Associates and World Bank.
Prof. Rao was an Executive Director and Professor of Information Systems at the MYRA School of Business, Mysore, India and visiting professor at The University of The South Pacific in Suva, Fiji and was an enterprise Architect with Honeywell. He has also recorded a course on Block Chain Technology and applications for broadcasting as part of the MHRD sponsored Swayamprabha DTH initiative coordinated by IIT-Kanpur.
His areas of interest include Block Chain and Fintech, eCommerce, Information Security, Competitiveness and Enterprise Systems and application of technology on a broader basis. A highly rated teacher, he has developed and taught courses on Information Systems, eCommerce, IT Strategy, IT Security and Audit, Fintech and Global Competitiveness. He has published research papers and co-authored a book in the area of technology application, Human Computer Interaction and enterprise systems. He is also a public speaker and has delivered talks and lectures on technology and other current topics at various fora including industry conclaves, education institutions and other public forums.
He has mentored various student startups including setting up a retail market, meat processing industry, vintage auto restoration and auto maintenance network, helping with the class room to board room transition of these initiatives.