International Research Workshop on Role of disruptive technologies in business transformation.

International Research Workshop on Role of disruptive technologies in business transformation.

KCT Business School 

Established in the year 2005, KCT Business School has evolved as one of the leading Business Schools in South India with a prominent presence in the nation. It is an integral part of Kumaraguru College of Technology(KCT), Kumaraguru Institutions, which is a vibrant unit of the large conglomerate – The Sakthi group in industries such as sugars, auto components, power, transport, soya, finance, wind mill, dairy and education The college, an autonomous institution is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai and approved by AICTE. KCT Business School offers two programs- Master of Business Administration and Doctoral Program in Management Studies. The high level of expertise and quality in the MBA program is recognized by 2 national accreditations (NBA and NAAC). KCT Business School ranks 25 in South Zone in The Week B School Ranking 2019 and is placed among the Top 75 B Schools in India by MBA Universe. KCT Business School is rated AAA in the All India B School Survey by Career 360. The academics of KCT.BS is closely intertwined with the industry and also overseas universities. Industry associations are through industrial mentors, guest lectures, industrial visits, Board of Studies, selection panels, planning meetings etc. KCT BS has collaborated with companies & start-ups to conduct, Executive and Management Development Programs. We provide training to government organizations and SME’s to enhance personal and professional growth. Research work carried out in the thrust areas – SMEs, manufacturing sector, consumer behavior, microfinance leadership and learning organizations are disseminated through conference presentations and publications.  Many Management Development Program on Building Excellence at Workplace has been conducted for middle level managers of repute organisations like Aries Agro, Cameroon and for start–up entrepreneurs. The Business school has conducted regular training programmes to India Post , Airport Authority, Police department, SME professionals as well for women Self Help Groups.

Infinite Sum Modelling LLC  

Found with a vision to build a comprehensive platform of knowledge and expertise to enable policymakers, private companies and government institutions to build transformative policies that bring about real impact. Headquartered in Seattle USA, Infinite Sum Modelling is a strategic firm offering consultancy services to renowned agencies, firms and institutions at the global and national level. With offices located in San Francisco (USA), Vancouver (Canada), Beijing (China), Hong Kong and Delhi (India), ISM offers tools, models and capabilities across a broad spectrum covering Economic Modeling, Analytics, Data Science, Disruptive Technologies, Optimization, Operations Research, and Education and Training.

ISM has worked with over 20 governmental and reputed international organizations including the United Nations, World Health Organization, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, etc. and 30 industrial companies across the globe including Harvard Medical and Google.


Businesses across the world are in a spree to bring about technological transformation leveraging the potential of rapidly evolving Industry 4.0 technologies. Investing in new-age technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Quantum Computing, 3D printing etc. has become an imperative to gain a competitive advantage, to achieve resource and cost savings, and to grow profitably. Technological innovations (Gartner – Block-chain) has a market opportunity to create USD $3.1 Trillion in Business Value by 2030. Though the technical experts have an in-depth understanding of the technological know-hows, they lack knowledge and experience in harnessing such technologies to cater to their market requirements. On the other hand, the business leaders who possess a detailed understanding of the market lack technological capabilities. The workshop aims to bridge this gap and empower business leaders, business educators, technical experts, research scholars, etc. in examining real business contexts. Evaluating technological importance in the business landscape involves applying different tools and methods and looking for inputs from disciplines such as economics, statistical modeling, sociology, engineering, etc. Thus, the focus of this workshop is on strategic areas such as investment decision analytics, policy impact analytics, demand forecasting, technological predictions, employment and human resource analytics, social impact analysis of business.


  1. Understanding the importance of Industry 4.0 technologies in business transformation.
  2. Applying analytical tools in business decision making.
  3. Examining the cross-functional approaches that shape the global business landscape.
  4. Estimating the adverse impact of technology on various industries.

Primary Facilitators:

Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan

Dr. Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan is an affiliate faculty member and economist with the School of Environmental and Forestry Sciences, University of Washington-Seattle. He has been a consultant to many international organizations like UN and companies like McKinsey. Furthermore, he co-founded Infinite-Sum Modeling Inc., with offices in Canada, USA, India and China.

His broad expertise lies in the analysis for business strategy and public policy, employing a variety of quantitative models. Recently, apart from his 15+ years of applied economic research experience in trade, energy/environment and development issues, he has been working on several other issues such as business economics of new technologies, including block-chain, internet of things, cloud, 3-D printing, robotics, drones, etc., advising several start-ups in these sectors.

Sumathi Chakravarthy

Sumathi is an Experienced Industry Leader who has in the past worked in some of the leading companies in the world such as Amazon, Subaru, and Wipro. She received her Masters in Business Administration from Purdue University, US, and Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Anna University, India. She also specializes in Machine learning and Business Analytics.

As a Partner and Director of Infinite Sum Modelling, she brings in statistical and analytical perspectives to problem-solving and works on data ingestion and handling, statistical analysis, and GTAP – CGE modeling.  Such statistical inferences and the economic modeling insights were used by different clients, including Commonwealth, United Nations, Economist, Organization of Islamic Corporation, Smoke-Free Foundation, ECIPE, and Inter- American Development Bank, in the areas of trade, digital data regulations, supply chain, ports and transportation/logistics. She has also developed a MyGTAP model capturing household and factor heterogeneity for all LDC countries as part of an initiative by ILO. She co-partnered with Piktorlabs to launch InfiSum’s first official product, the data and visualization platform for global supply chain modeling. As a part of its launch, she undertook research on user attributes, data mapping, and analytics.

During her previous tenure at Amazon as a Senior Product Manager- Sustainability and as an Operations Manager- Amazon Shipping and Delivery Support, she has worked on several flagship initiatives, notably in the launch and operation of Ship. With Amazon (SWA), Amazon’s Sustainability Program, Amazon Key, Ship in its own container (SIOC) – the customer packaging experience program and so on. She has also led Amazon’s virtual contact center operations for seven different business lines. Sumathi is a SAS Certified Business Analyst since April 2015.

Other Facilitators

Dr. Spencer Cohen, Senior Fellow.

Dr. Shounkie Nawani, Advisor.

Sindhu Bharathi M., Senior Research Analyst.

Anitha Vijayakumar, Data Analyst.

Sudha Varadhan, Senior Research Analyst.

Who can participate?

Faculty/ Business Executives/ Entrepreneurs/ Research scholars/ Students

Date and Duration : May 21-22, 2021 Time : 9.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m

Fee per participant:

For International participant: $50

For Industry participants: Rs.2500/- 

For Faculty: Rs.2000/-

For Research Scholars & students: Rs.1000/

(18% GST applicable)

Payment Procedure Online Transfer / Bank Transfer Bank Name :

Account Details:

Name of the Bank : Karur Vysya Bank, Saravanampatti Branch KCT Campus, Coimbatore – 641 049


Account No. : 1245135000000423

Account Type : Current Account


Account Details ( For International Participant ):


Bank A/c No. – 1245135000000423

Type of Bank A/c – Current A/C

Bank Name – The Karur Vysya Bank Limited

Bank Branch – KCT Campus Branch

Bank Address – The Karur Vysya Bank Limited, KCT Campus, Coimbatore

IFS Code – KVBL0001245

MICR Code – 641053005


Programme Coordinator:

Dr.S.Sangeetha , Associate Professor, KCT Business School

[email protected]

+91 9486410919

Event Manager :

Mr. R. Rakesh Sharma, KCT Business School

Email: [email protected]

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