Dr. Ajay Kolhatkar
Senior Practice Consultant

Phone: +91-20-66091014

Mobile: +91-9225524842

Introduction

Ajay is associated with TMTC since December 2011 and brings along with him a rich industry experience of over 18 years in new product development, project management, corporate training, business consulting, and research evangelization.

He has delivered numerous sessions in the areas of service management for profitability, business value of innovation and social media in marketing. Ajay has recently co-managed programs on design thinking, strategic innovation leadership, services marketing, and leadership. An avid Quizzer with several wins at regional rounds of the Brand Equity Quiz and the Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz, Ajay also doubles up as a quizmaster himself.

Highlighted Expertise

Strategy and Innovation
Market Adoption of Innovation
Digital Consumer Experience

Domain Expertise

Trends in Social and Digital Technologies
Business Value of Design and Innovation
Technology-based Learning and Development

Research Expertise

Technology Services
Design Thinking
Service Science

Industry Experience

Nationwide research initiative involving several surveys pertaining to business maximisation through the world wide web Innovation showcases of R&D in information technology and software engineering to prospective b2b clients in mainland Europe Study of dealers ngagement with passenger car customers and the role of 'service' s a key enabler in quality of engagement.

Recognition

Infosys Excellence Award (2009) for Innovation leading to Product Development,
Patents (1 granted US 8166135 B2 and 3 filed) in the premise of web accessibility, usability and social network analysis.

Work Experience

Research Analyst

Business Innovation Lab, Infosys Limited; May 2009 - Nov. 2011

Research Associate

Future Web Research Lab, Infosys Limited; Oct. 2007 - April 2009

Research Evangelist

Software Engineering & Technology Labs, Infosys Limited; Jan 2006 - Sept. 2007

Practice Head and Partner

Renaissance Strategic Consultants; Aug 1997 - Dec 2005

Executive Engineer

Plant Engineering, Tata Motors; Dec 1994 - July 1995

Senior Engineer

Testing, Installation and Commissioning, Tata Power; Aug 1990 - Nov 1994 - Nov 1994

Academics

PhD - Technology Management & Marketing, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay, 2006

MBA - Marketing Management, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, 1997

BE - Electrical Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Pune, 1990