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Achuta Narasimha Rao

After 35 years of working with various global corporations Cognizant, HP, Wipro, Microland, TVS Electronics A N Rao (AN for friends) retired on the 31st of December, 2018 and looks forward to the next phase of life which he calls “Phase of Purposeful Impact” where he coaches and consults in the areas of personal productivity and effectiveness and in the Learning Domain.

During his long career, AN held senior leadership positions in the domains of Automobiles, Computer peripherals manufacturing, IT services, Enterprise Applications, Global Delivery, Delivery Excellence, L&D etc., AN isextensively travelled, lead multi cultural teams and feels thankful for the opportunities to lead the 1st ITIL certification globally, building a 1Bn$ run rate business and leading change and platform based transformation in 3 different domains and the opportunity to build Leadership teams that can scale.

In his last role, AN was the Chief Learning Officer for Cognizant Technologies responsible for learning strategies for 280,000 employees across53 countries.

AN holds a B Tech in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Warangal and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. He is happily married to Vimala (34 years and going strong) and they have two sons Anoop (a data scientist in US married to Samudyatha, a sustainability consultant) and Shashank (A Chef in Sydney).
AN’s hobbies are photography, travel, coaching, karaoke (a self confessed horrible but persistent singer), technology tracking, gadgets and writing. A lifelong learner, his cherished hope is to give back and contribute to the causes of continuous learning, learning as a culture and learning agility as a core success skill through various roles and forums.

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