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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:  April 18th, 2019
Categories:  Leadership

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:  April 18th, 2019
Categories:  Leadership

6 Ways To Successfully Transform Your Business

The word ‘transformation’ is a widely used but misused term in the corporate world. Everyone wants to ‘transform’ their organization without understanding how and without the tools to do it....Read more
Published:  April 18th, 2019
Categories:  Leadership

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:  April 18th, 2019
Categories:  Leadership

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:  Leadership, Innovation

LESA 2017 : VR Ferose

LESA 2017 : V R Ferose (Head of Globalisation Services of SAP) The Leadership Energy Summit Asia (LESA) was held on 8-9 November 2017 at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur For...Read more
Published:  May 8th, 2018
Categories:  Leadership, Video

The Future Of Global Businesses

If your company has a global footprint, you know how complicated and time-consuming it is getting to track changing global regulations, tax laws, and compliance rules. In 2013, for example,...Read more
Published:  January 12th, 2018
Categories:  Leadership

V.R. Ferose atThe Happiness Hall of Fame

Author of "Gifted", V.R. Ferose talks about his important work of helping autistic people get jobs. Filmed at the annual The Happiness Hall Of Fame Gala at The Stanford University...Read more
Published:  October 23rd, 2017
Categories:  Leadership, Inclusion, Video
Ferose with Nipun Mehta ,Jayesh Bhai and Udhay bhai

Gandhi 3.0: My ode to Women

Published originally by ServiceSpace... Thank you for holding space so beautifully at Gandhi 3.0 . Here is my talk which I gave as part of community night that was hosted....Read more
Published:  March 16th, 2017
Categories:  Leadership, Video
V R Ferose A world leader in inclusion

15 rising star employees at SAP that are becoming its next crop of power players by Business Insider

Featured as "15 rising star employees at SAP that are becoming its next crop of power players" in Business Insider. This is what Business Insider has to say about Ferose....Read more
Published:  September 19th, 2016
Categories:  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
  • 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

    New Roles

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