R Srinivas Rao (RSR), takes over as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of HYSEA
R Srinivas Rao (RSR) is a three-decade IT industry veteran out of which the last decade was spent in business leadership roles managing large P&L verticals and incubating internal start-ups in newer technologies such as IoT and Advanced Analytics.
RSR spent more than 2 decades in Wpro before he decided to step out to at the end of 2016 to explore other entrepreneurial opportunities.
In his last role in Wipro, RSR was heading the India & Middle East business for Manufacturing & Technology vertical, responsible for the P&L of the business serving manufacturing and Tech customers in the region. He was also the head of Wipro Hyderabad centre from end of 2011 until end of 2016.
In Wipro, he had built a start-up internally whose charter was to provide IoT and Advanced Analytics based service transformation solutions for industrial manufacturers globally. He built and managed a cross cultural global team in this group and delivered some large-scale solutions to manufacturing clients and built IP in the process.
Over the years, he played various roles in the IT industry in areas such as Customer Support, Systems Analysis, design and development, Project / Program management, Delivery Management and Account Management before taking up business leadership roles. He managed Automotive and Life Sciences P&L verticals over a period of 7 years serving global clients and managing global teams.
RSR is a regular speaker at industry and academic forums. He created Centers of Excellence within Wipro that have published several white papers and gained patents in Automotive, Life Sciences and IoT domains.
RSR is an MCA from University of Delhi and a PGDBA from Bangalore University. He is also a Certified Leadership Coach accredited to International Coach Federation (ICF).