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Small joys: Miniature books as tiny treasures

A book fanatic  needs to have the smallest book in the world: ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ in seven languages, produced by the Gutenberg Museum in  Mainz.” That was the farewell gift...Read more
Published:  February 10th, 2020
Categories:  Books
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Books that capture joy of running

Once when I was setting up a meeting with the ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes in San Francisco, he mentioned that he had decided to spend one month without using any...Read more
Published:  February 10th, 2020
Categories:  Books
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The nostalgia of comics

A cartoonist is someone who draws the same thing day after day without repeating himself” – Charles M Schulz, creator of comic Strip Peanuts. There was a comic-swapping ritual when...Read more
Published:  February 10th, 2020
Categories:  Books
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The writing ability in disability

Here are Nujeen Mustafa’s two principles: First: No one is born evil. Second: Don’t watch the news. Because if you watch the news, it will shake your first principle. Nujeen...Read more
Published:  February 10th, 2020
Categories:  Books
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Writing habits?

Biographer and Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald wrote a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency in Lincoln. Interestingly, David Herbert lives on Lincoln Road, in the city of...Read more
Published:  February 10th, 2020
Categories:  Books
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How Governments Can Use Intelligent Systems To Reflect The Needs Of Citizens

Many countries participated in a wave of digitalization in recent years, which created e-government initiatives worldwide. Many are now asking: “What’s next?” For many, the answer is to consider intelligent...Read more
Published:  February 10th, 2020
Categories:  Ideas
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5 Ways To Help Find Your Purpose

The most frequently asked question in my MBA class at Columbia University is How do we find our purpose? I have been fortunate to lecture in the class on Personal Leadership...Read more
Published:  February 10th, 2020
Categories:  Books
Act Of Giving: These Selfless Behaviors Reveal A Common Thread

Act Of Giving: These Selfless Behaviors Reveal A Common Thread

Many giving people follow one simple mantra: ‘Give more than you can take and do more than you speak.’ But the narrative around giving has been uni-dimensional, centered mainly on...Read more
Published:  February 10th, 2020
Categories:  Inclusion
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International Day Of Friendship: 6 Lessons Learned

We were all 18 or 19 when we first met as undergraduates. While we manoeuvred through the initial years in different groups, we found each other in the last couple...Read more
Published:  February 10th, 2020
Categories:  Books
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Brand Morals Are The New Compass: When Society Speaks, Businesses Must Listen

Vinoba Bhave was hard of hearing, and dressed in the garb of poverty: a homespun cloth around his waist and cheap brown canvas sneakers. But in the India of 1953,...Read more
Published:  February 10th, 2020
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Journey

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Shares birthday with Charlie Chaplin

V. R. Ferose was born on 16th April 1974, in Erattupetta, Kerala, India.

1974
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High point in school

Studies at Sacred Heart (in Kharagpur, West Bengal) and Railway School (in Bilaspur, Madhya Pradesh). Becomes the school Flag bearer during the Annual Sports Day in Class 12th.

1980-1993
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Engineering

B.Tech in Computer Science (1993-97) at NIT Warangal; Falls in LOVE with his future wife, Deepali and learns more about LIFE than Computers.

1993 to 1997
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Systems Analyst

Joins Ramco Systems in Chennai as Systems Analyst.

1997 to 1999
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Joins SAP

On 16th August 1999, Ferose joins SAP Labs India as a Developer.

1999
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Moves to Germany

Moves to Germany as Executive assistant to SAP Board Member, Gerhard Oswald

2005 to 2007
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Youngest MD of a Multinational Company in India

  • Assumes role of Managing Director of SAP Labs India, Gurgaon.
  • Sets up Prayas Lab, as part of "Autism at work" pilot case study.
  • Selected as Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum.
  • Founded the India Inclusion Summit.
  • SAP Labs India is ranked Great Place to Work for the first time.
  • Joins Board of Specialisterne People Foundation, Denmark.
  • 2007 to 2012
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    Senior Vice President

  • Assumes the role of Senior Vice President at Globalization Services, SAP, SE.
  • Joins as Trustee of Autism Research Trust, UK.
  • 2013
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    India’s Top 40 under 40

  • Selected as India’s Top 40 under 40 by Economic Times and Spenser Stuart.
  • Authors bestseller book on People with Disabilities - GIFTED, along with Sudha Menon.
  • Relocates to SAP Palo Alto, California.
  • 2014
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    Rising Star of SAP

  • Releases the book “Innovating the World: The Globalization Advantage”.
  • Honored as Rising Star of SAP by Business Insider.
  • Starts Contributing to Swarajyamag.com.
  • Starts giving Guest Lectures at Columbia University on Personal Leadership.
  • 2015
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    "Autism at Work" becomes Harvard case study

  • Attends the Harvard Program for Young Global Leaders.
  • "Autism at Work" becomes Harvard case study.
  • Joins Board of Going to School, New Delhi.
  • Joins the Board of Seat of the Soul institute (California).
  • Inducted into the Happiness Hall of Fame at Stanford.
  • Wins the Eagle award by Disability Rights Advocates, USA.
  • Forms the NGO, India inclusion Foundation
  • Hosts the 5th edition of the India Inclusion Summit and launches the Inclusion Fellowships
  • 2016
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    Recognized by US Senator

  • Honored with the AUCD award by Senator Tom Harkin
  • Releases Malayalam and Bengali edition of GIFTED.
  • Wins the Iclif Leadership Energy Award(ILEA), Malaysia.
  • 2017
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    Truly Gifted

  • Gifted wins the Kannada Sahitya Academy Award
  • Wins the Lifetime Achievement award for Global Philanthropy from Transperfect
  • Appointed Chairperson of Specialisterne, USA
  • GIFTED translated in Tamil
  • Wins the India Vision award for Thought Leadership
  • 2018
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    New Roles

  • Takes a new role as Head of SAP Engineering Academy
  • Starts a monthly column FLYLEAF for New Indian Express
  • 2019