Welcome to a special Thought Leaders episode with V.R. Ferose in which we discuss leadership in tumultuous times and explore what it takes to navigate a crisis successfully.
Ferose talks to us about the leadership challenges and opportunities of 2020/21, explains what we can learn from the empathy and truth of great leaders past and present, and emphasizes why it’s absolutely essential to walk the talk!
Ferose shares his views on a leader’s responsibility in times of crisis, reflects on the importance of creating communities, and explains why it’s important to personally “check in” when everything is uncertain and in flux. We also hear how SAP Academy for Engineering is responding to the pandemic by adapting in-person programs to cater for a remote and virtual experience.
Senior Vice President, Head of SAP Academy for Engineering, SAP SE
Based in Palo Alto, USA, Ferose heads the SAP Academy for Engineering. The mission of the organization is to create the next generation of engineers involved in solving some of the most complex problems in the world.
Ferose was formerly head of the Globalization Services unit and responsible for enabling the global adoption of SAP products worldwide. At 33, he became Managing Director of SAP Labs India and held this post for over 5 years, during which he transformed SAP Labs India into an innovation hub. In 2012, the company was recognized as a “Great place to work” in India for the very first time.
Ferose is Chairperson on the Board of Specialisterne USA, a not-for-profit foundation with the goal to create one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges. He is founder of the non-profit India Inclusion Foundation, which aims to bring the topic of inclusion to the forefront in India. This foundation’s initiatives include the India Inclusion Summit, The Inclusion Fellowship ,and The Inclusive Walkathon.
Ferose has co-authored a best-selling book on people with disabilities, GIFTED. The book has been translated into four Indian regional languages. The Kannada translation won the prestigious Karnataka Sahitya Academy Award. He also authored “Innovating the World: The Globalization Advantage” and “GRIT: The Major Story”. Ferose teaches “Personal Leadership” at Columbia University, New York and is a columnist for New Indian Express and Mint.
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All details about Ferose at: http://www.ferosevr.com
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