Who is Ram Sathyanarayanan?

Ram as he is fondly known, had done his research with specialization in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. A native of Chennai which is also known as the

Detroit of India, Ram lost his partial vision at the crucial age of 16 due to an accident. Though initial acceptance of the loss took a toll on the ‘happy go lucky’

child, it was never a stopper!
Ram’s interests in Chess helped him cope with the stress, kept him motivated and lead him to win many inter school chess tournaments. This stimulated his curiosity

about differences in human responses to situations and hence his interest to research Human Behaviour. At the age of 20, interest transformed into focus. Post his

graduation in English Literature, Ram proceeded to follow his dream through his Post-graduation in Industrial Psychology and subsequent super specialisations in

Professional Psychology and Change Management in his research. It is to be noted, that he is the first individual in India with Visual impairment to have completed a

research degree in psychology.

In a career spanning over 15 years, Ram has made interesting and valuable contributions to the realm of Industrial Psychology and to the Student Community. His early

years as professional involved, intensive lectures for graduate and post-graduate students in significant Subjects including Organizational Behaviour, Organizational

Development, Human Relations and Counselling.
After an enriching experience as a Consultant and Academia Industry Expert, Ram took a plunge into the corporate world. Since 2009 Ram has been a high valued resource

and a Subject Matter Expert in the Talent Transformation Management (TTM) group of Human Resource Department at the ‘Jewel’ of Tata Group– Tata Consultancy Services

(TCS). As an Industry expert he has designed, developed and implemented various tools and methodologies for Psychometric Assessment & Personality Profiling of Human


Ram was a key contributor in implementing the International Position Evaluation Framework (IPE) for employees based on Job Complexity for TCS. He also designed &

developed an attribute assessment scale for career progression of associates based on their personality traits.
He was instrumental in implementing the industry famous Tata Leadership Practices Framework (TLP) and developing the Subject Matter Expert (SME) Career path for the

entire Business Process Services (BPS) Unit globally. He also spearheaded the implementation of Skill Inventory assessment method through Gamification for entry level

Talent and General Managerial Competency for Best Role-fitment Index for Mid & Senior Management called ‘Talent Audit’ for BPS. Ram had represented TCS at NASSCOM when

they rolled out Occupational Standardization for various roles in the IT/ Ites industry here in India.
It is to be noted that Ram is one of the very few SMEs in TCS to be certified in Performance Coaching & Mentoring, Behavioural Events Interview (BEI), and Assessment &

Development Centre (AC/ DC) Evaluation. He is also a highly voted and preferred Soft skills Trainer within TCS.
Nick named as ‘Think Tank’ at work, Ram is better known as a psychologist than a Human Resource associate in TCS for his empathy & compassion towards the fellow

employees. His counselling services to help fellow individuals – Students, employees, near and dear still continue.

Currently Ram is resident of Bangalore otherwise known as the Silicon Valley of India from where he is fulfilling his thirst to give back to community by delivering

Expert Talks, Thought Leadership contributions, organising Workshops and Conferences on state-of-the-art management topics such as ‘Industry 4.0’ at various B schools

as Industry Management Expert across major cities.
He strongly believes that change always happens from within and we need to be the source of change. This is clearly evident through his contributions to the betterment

of Human Talent especially in India.