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How AI Is Disrupting The Law

It is difficult to read the news today without running across an article saying that AI will change everything. Is this also true of the legal profession? How will the...Read more
Published:  May 19th, 2018
Categories:  Innovation
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From The Business Of Language To The Language Of Business: The Future Of Translation Worldwide

Today, with even the smallest enterprise potentially serving a global client base, the need to communicate across languages and cultures is growing rapidly. However, cross-context communication is hard and costly....Read more
Published:  May 18th, 2018
Categories:  Innovation, Leadership
IIS 2017 Fellowship

Glimpses of The Inclusion Fellowship 2017

The Inclusion Fellowship 2017 supported a cohort of upcoming entrepreneurs, artists, policy makers mainly working in the disability space to promote inclusion. This cohort had undergone rigorous selection process before...Read more
Published:  January 5th, 2018
Categories:  Innovation, Video
Reforms 2020, an article by Indian Express

Reforms 2020 – Last 20 years, Next 20 years

Reforms 2020 - Last 20 years, Next 20 years. An article published by Indian Express
Published:  September 19th, 2016
Categories:  Innovation

Meet the Indians Behind the Refresh at SAP

By 2008, Vishal Sikka, the first Chief Technology Officer of SAP, the world's third largest software company, had almost given up. Customers, analysts and competitors saw the i16-billion German multinational...Read more
Published:  May 12th, 2016
Categories:  Innovation

Breaking the Habit

SAP Labs India follows unorthodox ways to break the monotony of a techie’s job and has managed to raise retention levels. Other units of the German company are now looking...Read more
Published:  May 12th, 2016
Categories:  Innovation
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How SAP Labs India Became An Innovation Dynamo

In April 2010, V.R. Ferose became the managing director of SAP Labs India, one of fifteen global R&D centers of the German software giant SAP. At 35 years old, Ferose...Read more
Published:  April 18th, 2016
Categories:  Innovation, Leadership


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Shares birthday with Charlie Chaplin

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


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.



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

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.

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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

    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

    Truly Gifted

  • Gifted wins the Kannada Sahitya Academy Award
  • 2018