Project Management Institute Pearl City Chapter (PMIPCC), Hyderabad will be hosting’s GyanLahari 2017, its annual regional conference. Last year GyanLahari 2016 saw an amazing response from Project Management practitioners across diverse industries. The theme of this conference is "Reinventing the Project Management in an Era of Disruptive Change".

This 1.5 days professional event provides an opportunity for Project Management Practitioners across industries, government, academia, NGOs etc., to exchange ideas on the emerging trends in Project Management. The Conference explores how Project Management is reinvented to the business success, how it helps organizations increase customer advocacy and retention, manage business uncertainty, foster innovation through disruption, leading to change and consistent future growth. Project Management skills and methodologies can be leveraged by organizations to stay relevant and more responsive to the fast-changing business environment. It presents a great opportunity for you to learn from subject matter experts, specialists and peers.

President’s Message

Dear PM practitioners!

Welcome to the PMIPCC GyanLahari 2017 Project Management conference to be held in Hyderabad.

At PMIPCC we have been organizing the conference every year. We have been having very good response from our member community and the society at large that we always feel energized to serve you all with one more event. With the experience we have gained in these years, we guarantee you that the delegate experience will be as never before.

In the past few years, the technology enablement has made the things lot easier to perform. It has led to empowerment of the project teams and also expanded the vistas of communication. Technology has also led to new business avenues. How do we understand the global trends and help prepare our organizations in expectation of these changes. Organizations which have built in a culture of empowerment and innovation will be the first to understand the global trends and help build teams to convert these as opportunities.

We invite you all to come hear from industry leaders about the prognosis of the future and the ways and means of being at the forefront of this change.


Ravi Vurakaranam

PMIPCC Chapter President

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Mr. Mahesh Natarajan, Director - R & D, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Mahesh Natarajan Leads the R& D efforts for Thermo Fisher LED CS business in India, working with strategic partners in Asia. He has 18+ years of technical & managerial experience encompassing Innovation, Product Design and Development in varied Engineering Projects. His area of specialization is Bench Marking, Value Engineering, New Product Development using Design for Six Sigma and Design for Reliability. He has executed many projects involving product design, costing, development, modelling, simulation, prototyping and testing.Mahesh has experience in Consu

Suresh Anubolu, SVP & CHRO at GVK Biosciences Pvt Ltd

Mr. Suresh Anubolu has more than 22 years of industry experience. He is currently working as SVP & CHRO at GVK Biosciences Pvt Ltd, Since 2012. His industry experience cuts across organizations of different Domains, Business models, Service areas& sizes. He has rich understanding of cultures in Product vs service companies , HR practices in MNC vs Indian corporate, business models in IT vs Pharma industries, which makes him a unique HR Professional. GVK BIO has witnessed faster growth in Revenues & PAT

Annie Mathew, Director, Audience Marketing Microsoft

Annie Mathew is Director, Evangelism at Microsoft India. As part of her current role she grows a vibrant ecosystem of students, startups and developers to enable innovative solutions on Microsoft platform. Annie is the President of HIMSS India, sits on the Executive Council for Innovation Society of Andhra Pradesh and the board of SV.CO, Startup Village.KYMI 2013 ranked her in their list of top 10 women in smartphone and technology and recently she was honored by the Chief Minister of Kerala for her work with Startup ecosystem.Annie holds a Post graduate program in Managem

Tathagat Varma, Founder & CEO,

Tathagat has been involved with hi-tech software product development since ’91 with Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and subsequently with Siemens Telecom, Philips Medical Systems and Philips Digital Networks divisions, Huawei Technologies, McAfee, NetScout Systems and Yahoo! prior to joining at [24]7 Innovation Labs in significant technical and leadership roles, including starting-up and heading India operations for NetScout Systems between 2004 and 2009, heading Business Operations at Yahoo! and VP for Global Strategic Process Innovation at [24]7

Hari Thalapalli, Chief Executive Officer, CallHealth

Hari Thalapalli, the Chief Executive Officer is assisted by a strong workforce of over 900 people, and a motivated leadership team, who aim to make CallHealth a game changing service. Hari is a multi-disciplinary leader with close to three decades in the Technology Services space. Prior to joining CallHealth, Hari was with Tech Mahindra, where he provided leadership to critical business process areas including business consulting, digital marketing, CRM, supply chain management, etc., with an annual revenue run-rate of approx $300 million. In addition,

Mr. V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR), Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) and Chief Digital Consultant at BT&BT

VSRis CMD and Chief Digital Consultant at BT&BT. BT&BT is an Integrated Business & Technology Solutions company and helps in building LEAN DIGITAL ENTERPRISES. Currently BT&BT is offering Lean Digital Construction Project Management solutions, Lean Digital Solutions for IT organizations, Lean Digital Supply Chain & Logistics solutions, Lean Digital Customer Experience Management solutions. Prior to joining BT & BT, VSR worked as SVP & Global Head for Digital Enterprise Solutions (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud and IOT) at Tech Mahin

Mr. Tejas Sura , Managing Director at Cubic Turnkey Pvt. Ltd

Tejas has over 20 years of experience in the construction infrastructure industry in India and USA. He managed and directed multiple programs and projects simultaneously to ensure continuous service consistent with established standards and client satisfaction. He utilized strategic and implementation skills to leverage the business development, planning, cost control, HR, IT, budgeting and client relations elements of Program and Project Management as the foundation for success. He applied an integrated approach with Business Management, Engineering and Portfolio

Mr. Upendra Giri, PfMP® CEO AUG Digital | Founder Trustee - PMI North India Chapter | PMI Eric Jennet Award Winner

An environmental engineer with a rare blend of innovation and unwavering determination to bring products to market, known for influencing change, building great talent, monetizing opportunities, and executing relentlessly. For him, Execution is Strategy!!Upendra Giri is an international award winning professional, thought leader, mentor, business coach, keynote speaker, startup evangelist and serial entrepreneur. He is a Certified Project Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)®, the highest level of certification offered by PMI®, the most reputed organization worldwid

Mr. Ajit Paul, Digital Advisor at Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED)

Ajit Paul has a unique mix of business technology consulting and implementation experience, of over 25 yrs, in IT & Digital Transformation initiatives at the international level. He has held leadership positions at Tech Mahindra, Hexaware, Honda and Philips. Ajit is the recipient of the International Aegis Graham Bell award for innovation in Cloud Services; Panel member with World Economic Forum, Open Group Architecture Forum and Cloud Security Alliance. Academically, he is an Electronics Engineer with Advanced Management qualifications from MIT Sloan (USA) and Enterp

Mr. Hussain Shah Kiran, Film Director

Hussain has came from the corporate world, has worked in Mnc's like EA SPORTS, and started his own production house for short-films called nakama production, and have generated some reputed shortfilms like ontiganta, shadow and many more...and emerged has a director for a feature film "MEEKU MEERE MAKU MEME", and was the writer of nanna ku prematho.

Mr. Kartik Dayanand Boddapati, Change Management Leader - Cognizant Technology Solutions

An Architect by qualification, Kartik in his quest to marry his passion for films and technology started his career as a 3D artist at Pentafour in the late 90s. He subsequently setup and led teams to handle complex animation-VFX projects for live action feature films, TV series and console games for clients such as Disney and Electronic Arts. A decade later he moved onto a seemingly different and stimulating medium to work as a first generation Digital Strategist at the Planman Consulting Group and the Indian Institute of Planning and Management. He currently leads t

Mr.Shobhit, Co-founder and Executive Director of Vision India Foundation (VIF)

Shobhit is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Vision India Foundation (VIF), a non-profit initiative in the field of Public Policy and Governance, offering the brightest youth of the country, avenues to participate in the modern nation-building movement. An alumnus of IIT-Bombay and an MBA in Public Policy from the Indian School of Business (ISB) – Hyderabad, Shobhit started his journey in Public Policy and Governance in January 2010 when he set up the Hyderabad chapter of Youth for Seva (YFS), a volunteering platform for youth who want to take active role in

IPS Swathi Lakra - Super Cop of Hyderabad

Swathi Lakra was born in Ranchi, Jharkhand. She completed Her Education from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi. It Was Here Where She Was Inspired By Her Friend’s To Prepare for Civil Services Examination. She Joined The Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1995. Currently, Swati is working as The Additional Commissioner Of Police for the city of Hyderabad (Crimes and SIT), will supervise the Telangana government’s latest initiative to tackle eve teasing in Hyderabad, the SHE police. Hundred teams of police personnel, including wome


Conference Agenda

Day 1 (Pre- Conference)

17:00 - 17:30 Registration & Networking

17:30 - 17 :45 Welcome Note

17 :45 - 18:45 "Speaker : Mr. Mahesh Natarajan, Director - R&D at Thermo Fisher Scientific

Trends around setting up Innovation labs in an era of disruptive change"

18 :45 - 19 :30 "Speaker : Mr. Upendra Giri, CEO AUG Digital

Smartening up India with PMO (Project Management Office) framework"


19 :45 - 20 :30 "Speaker : Mr. Kartik Dayanand Boddapati, Change Management Leader – Cognizant Technology Solutions

How a movie and its remake turned my world upside down!"

20 :30 - 21 :30 Dinner and Networking

Day 2

8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome Note, Mr Ravi Vurakaranam, President, PMIPCC

9:15 - 9:30 Inauguration

9:30 - 10:15 Speaker : Ms.Swati Lakra , IPS

10:15 - 11:00 "Speaker : Mr. Hari T, CEO, Call Health Services

Redesigning the healthcare services ecosystem – a frontal view"

11:00 - 11:30 Tea Break

11:30 - 12:15 "Speaker : Mr.Suresh Anubolu, SVP & CHRO, GVK Biosciences

Disruption - Readiness of organizations, employees and PM"

12:15 - 13:00 "Speaker : Mr. Ajit Paul, Digital Advisor at Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED)

Blind spots in digital transformation initiatives : key risks and fundamental differences in managing them"

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:45 "Speaker : Mr. Tathagat Varma, Founder & CEO, Thought Leadership

Recalibrating Project Management in the era of Knowledge, Design, Creativity and Innovation"

14:45 - 15:30 Speaker : Mr. Tejas Sura, Managing Director at Cubic Turnkey Pvt. Ltd.

15:30 - 16:00 Tea Break

16 :00 - 16 :45 "Speaker : Mr. Shobit Mathur, Executive Director, Vision India Foundation Building and Scaling Non-Profits"

16:45 - 17:15 "Mr. V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR), Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) and Chief Digital Consultant at BT&BT Project Management in the era of Digital Economy & 4th Industrial Revolution! "

17.15 - 18 :00 Mr. Hussain Sha Kiran, Storyteller and Film Director

18:00 Note of thanks, PMIPCC

Why Attend

  • Over 350 professionals from diverse fields from across the country are expected to attend the conference
  • State-of-the-art conference facilities at premium location in The Westin, Mindspace, Madhapur, Hyderabad
  • Impactful projects presented as case study
  • Visionary speakers sharing their wealth of knowledge
  • Convenience of registering on-line from home/office
  • Earn up to 11 PDUs

Sponsorship Brochure



Raheja IT Park, Hitec City, Madhapur, Hyderabad, TG, 500 081, India, Phone: +914067676767

The City of Nizams, Hyderabad, is a perfect blend of the old and the new, the traditional and the modern. It is a city where sleek skyscrapers share space with heritage monuments and an eclectic mix of communities ensure a vibrant culture. Once a center of diamond and pearl trade, it is still referred to as the 'City of Pearls' It is now a growing ITES and commercial hub.

The hotel is strategically situated in Hyderabad to accommodate both business and leisure travelers. The Westin is ideal for business travelers, as it is well connected with the International Airport and surrounded by the offices of Major IT companies. Leisure travelers can take advantage of nearby heritage sites such as Golkonda, Charminar and Hussain Sagar, as well as the best areas of the city.


Registration fee structure
Category Fees
Member / Non Member Registration
PMI Member 3250
Non-PMI Member 3750
Students and Faculty
Anyone 2500
Corporate: (Regular Price 4000/- and Discount Based on Head Count)
Group of 5 people - 3500/- (5*3500/-) 17500
Group of 10 people - 3000/- (10*3000/-) 30000


  • Any queries can be sent to [email protected]
  • The delegate fees are inclusive of Service tax

Important points to remember

  • Remember you are bound by the PMI code of ethics and professional conduct
  • PMIPCC members should provide the membership number at the time of registering
  • You will receive an email confirmation upon completing the registration process
  • A separate notification indicating the registration number will be sent to all the participants before the conference day
  • Attendees can claim maximum of 8 professional development units (PDUs)
  • Cancellation is not allowed, however registration can be transfered

Important Information

  • No cancellations are possible

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