Approach to this program
• Self Discovery
o Topics will be introduced by facilitator through meaningful interaction
o Participants will be inspired to reflect, introspect, and contemplate
• Aids to self discovery
o Workshop Style – Facilitation, Participation and Learning together
o Less academic – More practical and exploratory
o Thought provoking videos, surveys, group discussions, and introspective exercises
o Facilitators will be seasoned Industry/Academic professionals who have been practicing Meditation for several years
• Keeping a diary
o Write one’s observation, Review, Measure and Gain confidence
o Art of Meditation will be introduced from the first session
Expectations from GIBS Business School
• A lecture hall with multi media capability
• A library with Self Development Books, audios and videos
• Assist with motivating students to participate and attend
• Jointly offer a certificate of completion with Heartfulness Institute
• Ideally, A Meditation Hall where students and faculty can retreat when there is no class and need for quiet time
• There will be no cost for this program. We will offer it free of charge.
Arun Naniyat is a certified Samsung Software Architect and has over 19 years of industry experience. He has contributed technically and at leadership levels in various wireless technology standardization bodies such as Bluetooth SIG, NFC forum, IEEE and WiMedia Alliance in the past. He had also chaired NFC Forum Technical Working groups, WiMedia Alliance and Bluetooth High rate teams in the past. For the past 15 years, he is with Samsung R&D Institute and is currently working in the capacity of General Manager and takes care of Printer platform architecture and quality upkeep. He has over 10 granted patents and 2 conference papers in wireless domain. Having worked and lived in Samsung Korea corporate Research centre – Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and having vast travel exposure across the world, he tries to bring in balance between Eastern thoughts and Western mind.
Arun was a member of under-13 Kerala zonal cricket team and had captained the college cricket team in his younger days. After his Engineering degree, he has completed Executive MBA from IIM-Kozhikode with specialization in Strategy and Marketing. With a vast background of technical expertise, Arun tries to balance his technical and managerial skills in all his assignments and is specially interested in Start-up strategies and Marketing. He lives in Bannerghatta road with his daughter and wife.
Arun started Heartfulness Meditation way back in 1996 and meditates daily. He is a certified Meditation Trainer since 2002 and has been training interested people since then.
Karthik is an Information Technology professional Working in IT for the last 19 Years. He is currently Head of Business Suite Test Engineering at SAP Labs India Pvt Ltd.
Karthik is an active member of SMSF, a Non-profit organization that aims to promote stress free and balanced living using Meditation as the key tool. He has been meditating under the Sahaj Marg system of meditation for the past 12 years. Karthik is a nature lover, he also likes to play outdoor sports. He lives in Bangalore with his Wife, Son and his Mother.
B.G. Prasanna Krishna holds a post-graduate degree from IIT Delhi and is a senior Information Technology and Environmental Consultant with over thirty years of experience. He has worked in multi-national companies such as IBM, Wipro-GE Medical Systems, etc. in leadership positions. He has also held Executive Level positions in two medium sized IT companies and was heading their India operations.
To sustain his keen interest in working with nature and contributing to the society, he is participating in:
• Welfare Harvesters a company owned by him is specializing in the field of rainwater harvesting and solar energy utilization.
• He is a Trustee at Nithya Chaitanya Trust which is working on care for elderly people, organizing blood donation camps, etc.
He is also a spiritual aspirant, a member of Shri Ram Chandra Mission since 1990 and is committed to his spiritual quest under the guidance of his Guru.
He is married and has two daughters. His wife works as a Manager with Nokia Solutions and Networks. Their elder daughter is working in field of information technology and the younger daughter is studying engineering.
Ramesh is a Computer professional working in the IT industry for the past 25 years. He is currently a Senior Program Manager at Intel Corporation responsible for the delivery of new concept PCs, tablets, and smartphones into the market. Prior to Intel, Ramesh worked for Pratt & Whitney Canada for 7 years as part of the SW development team, responsible for developing real-time data acquisition systems, Engine Simulators, and Ground Support systems.
Ramesh is an avid Mridangam player and loves listening to Indian classical music during his spare time. He is also a Heartfulness Meditation trainer and a keen proponent of Value Education for children.
Ramesh has spent 25+ years in Canada and the United states, and is currently settled in Bangalore with his wife and three children.
Rishi Ranjan is currently working as Senior Director with Capgemini. In his role as Senior Director, Rishi is responsible for vision and strategy of Capgemini Infrastructure services on Autonomics computing. Prior to this Rishi has worked as Chief Technology Officer for a unit of leading Indian IT company.
Rishi has around two decades of experience in IT and has worked in TechMahindra, Infosys and TCS. Rishi has completed his B.Tech from NIT Rourkela in Electronics and Instrumentation, leadership courses from Glendale College Phoenix and has gone thru Executive Education Program by Michigan Ross school of Management. Rishi has co-authored research papers on cloud computing which are published in various international journals of repute like IEEE, GSTF etc. He has also contributed in writing book ‘Cloud computing – A new era in Infrastructure’
Rishi has been doing Heartfulness Meditation for around twenty years. He has been involved in conducting training for all age groups on various topics of Ways of Living life to help in expanding our consciousness. He is invited by various organizations and has been giving talks on topic of human wellness and spiritual subjects. His talks on many aspects of human wellness have been on Planet Radiocity program ‘Shanti Sutra’. He also has given talks on finer spiritual aspect which are available on DVDs in English and Hindi. These DVDs are used widely by spiritual seekers across the globe. His articles on deeper observations and learnings from life are also published in various journals and magazines.
Rishi is married with two children. He is from Lucknow and settled in Bangalore. Rishi travels widely and enjoys learning and experiencing life
Siddhesh Naik :
Siddhesh Naik is the Country Leader, Technical Sales, Systems Group IBM India / South Asia.
Prior to this role, He used to lead the Server Business for Lenovo as Director of Data Center Group Lenovo
Siddhesh has more than 19 years of experience in the Information Technology marketplace with an extensive background in Sales, Operations, and Brand management. He has been with IBM for 15+ years in various roles in Sales and Brand Management.
Siddhesh holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai (SPCE) and a Masters of Business Administration from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Subramanian Sankaran (Subbu) is a seasoned corporate professional who stepped into an independent consulting role 7 years ago offering change management, leadership and skills development programs.
Subbu is an active member of SMSF, a Non-profit organization that aims to promote stress free and balanced living using Meditation as the key tool. He is a trustee in Ranjani Fine Arts, a not for profit initiative to promote fine arts in the community. He enjoys giving time for community service and is a trustee of MAPSAS that spearheads a campaign to save lakes in South East Bangalore. He also is a trainer in meditation and a keen proponent of Value Education for children.
In his free time Bird watching, hiking & community activities keeps Subbu happily engaged.
Girija, Subbu’s life partner and homemaker, holds a Master’s degree in Diets and Nutrition and they have two teenaged daughters – Shraddha and Smriti.
Vishal has been working in the software industry for over 18 years, he currently heads the India operations of a Cloud based software product development company Zscaler. He designed and leads the campus recruitment program for his company and in that capacity regularly visits several college campuses and interact with students. Vishal spent a total of 15 years in the United States doing his Masters and then working, he returned to India with his family in 2010. This international exposure taught a lot to him. He learnt about meditation in the United States and has been practicing meditation for over 18 years now; he has been benefited by it tremendously, in all respects. Topics on self-development and values are very dear to him and he has conducted self-development programs by Heartfulness in several educational institutions. Whenever he gets a chance, he loves to travel with his family, do photography and listen to music. He also loves to play sports, and wishes to learn music and maybe one day sing some melodious numbers. Vishal lives with his wife Avanti, and they have two children Abhishek (13 yrs) and Karuna (9 yrs), who keep them on their toes most of the time. Vishal can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org