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Jayanta Chatterjee

Dr. Jayanta Chatterjee is a renowned practitioner with rigorous academic involvement. He has ten years of Management teaching experience and 30 years of management experience in different countries. Starting with Siemens as a Sales Engineer in India (1972) he went on to pioneer the introduction of programmable control & advanced power electronics systems at Allen-Bradley India (A Rockwell Joint Venture with Crompton Greaves), where he rose to the position of President & CEO in 1990. During his tenure the India operation saw spectacular growth and became a dominant player in the Enterprise Automation market of the region. Jayanta was nominated for Rockwell global awards during 1993, 94 & 95. He was chosen as the 'Manager of the Year' by Delhi Management Association in 1994. He was in the lead group of Rockwell Country managers in the Asia Pacific Council. He helped to setup new operations and assisted merger & acquisition projects in Korea, Japan, Singapore and other countries of the region. Simultaneously he continued to pursue his research interests in strategic management of technology and marketing.

In 1996, Chatterjee was promoted to Rockwell International (Costa Mesa, California) as the Executive Director for technology and business development. Later he cofounded and was the Chief Knowledge officer of Plex in California, a venture funded CRM system developer during 2000-2001.

He did his graduation in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University (best graduate of the year) and his M. Tech. as well as Ph. D. in Management Systems from IIT Delhi. Jayanta is a Senior Member of IEEE, USA and an Alumnus of Rockwell's Global Leadership Programme and the Aspen Institute Leadership Programme. He is a founder EC member of the Engineering Management Society of IEEE in India.

He has been a visiting faculty at IIT Delhi and Kanpur since 1994 teaching Strategy & Business Policy, Service Management , Creative Problem Solving, Cyber Marketing and Knowledge Management. Jayanta is a popular speaker at management conferences.

Since 2001, Dr. Chatterjee is in full time academics and a Professor at the Industrial and Management Engineering Department of IIT Kanpur .He is a consultant and coach for several high technology companies and their key executives and continues to be a venture catalyst.

Areas of interests:Managing High Technology; Services marketing and Service strategies; Knowledge & Innovation management; Developing & managing Intellectual assets; Developing strategic flexibility; and Product Management.

Research Experience:Research on advanced technology in rural markets (Media lab Asia); Research on Wireless local loop deployment as an Infrastructure acceleration strategy - Joint Research programme of Rockwell Science Centre and Harbour Research Foundation (1996 to 1997); and Research on Corporate Intrapreneurship and Internal Venture Fund (1998).