Ramkumar Ramachandran

Owner, Principal Consultant, Ascentant Corporation

Chennai, India


Professional experience for Ramkumar Ramachandran

  • Current , since May 2017

    Principal Consultant

    Ascentant Corporation

    Provide consulting Services in GDPR, ISO 27001, BS 10012, CMMI, Agile, DevOps models

  • 2 years, May 2017 - Apr 2019

    Director & CIO

    Tevel Cyber Software

    We are an end to end service providers on Network Security and Application Security. We specialize in - Enterprise ISMS Design - Enterprise Risk Assessment - ISMS Effectiveness validation - VA/PT Execution - Data Centre Designing - Third Party ISMS Certification Assistance - Incident Management - Cyber Forensics - CMMI - DEV / SVC - Agile / DevOps / DevSecops We provide Consulting, Training, and Staffing services for all the above

  • 6 years and 5 months, Jan 2011 - May 2017

    General Manager

    Renault Nissan Business and Technology Centre India

    As GM - Quality & Testing heading these practices of a captive IT unit of an International Auto Major, in India, we have implemented processes to enable delivery excellence, resulting in business excellence. Validating delivery quality and promoting innovation in operations. Focussing on Agile practices resulting in better deliveries and higher customer satisfaction.

  • 3 years and 3 months, Nov 2007 - Jan 2011

    Deputy General Manager

    3i Infotech

    Responsible for rolling out process across all Delivery Units of GDC Chennai Handle a team of 15 team members consisting of 2 Senior Managers Responsible for overseeing and reviewing process definition, compliant to CMMI L5 Ver 1.2 Defined and maintained a clear QMG control structure across products and projects

  • 2 years and 6 months, May 2005 - Oct 2007

    Executive Director

    Knowledge Partner QR Pvt. Ltd

    Accreditation capability building, Conducting QMS and ISMS audits, Business Development, Client Satisfaction Achievement. Managing a team of ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 Lead Auditors. Successfully managed accreditation from RvA, Netherlands and NABCB India.

  • 1 year and 11 months, Jul 2003 - May 2005

    Assistant Vice President

    Polaris Software Lab Ltd

    Heading Quality function for the largest unit of Polaris to review the delivery capability of the projects Responsible for delivery quality of 150+ projects executed by around 750 software personnel Involved in project and client interactions to ensure smooth delivery and surprise-free client acceptance of the same Headed a six member quality team

  • 2 years and 11 months, Sep 2000 - Jul 2003



    Was the Regional Co-ordinator for KPMG –QR operations in Chennai Involved in business Planning for the region Doing budgeting for resources for the region and tracking them periodically Reviewed the delivery capabilities of 200+ software organizations against various models including ISO/CMM/CMMI/Six Sigma/BSC etc requirements Initiated Six Sigma for software in the region

  • 2 years and 1 month, Sep 1998 - Sep 2000

    Systems Manager - Projects

    Polaris Software Lab Ltd

    Handling a 30+ member team for COM/DCOM 3 tier European project Involved in manpower planning for the project Facilitated to arrive at standards for COM/DCOM in VC++/VB Responsible for the quality of deliverable of the project Created a world class Testing Team and set its process in place Ensured smooth balance between technology implementation and process adherence Was a prestigious sample to be taken for the world’s first CMMI assessment

  • 2 years and 9 months, Dec 1995 - Aug 1998

    Senior Systems Analyst

    HCL Infosystems Ltd.

    Sales & Inventory system involved integration of all channel partners and central warehouse Implemented the Sales & Inventory system nationally Improved the TAT between receiving the order and execution by 200% Handled project management for various projects Handled a team of 8 developers and 2 project leaders Was the reason behind a many quality initiatives in the organization Has mentored 6 Project Trainees Had the first taste of quality with exposure to Phil Crosby

  • 1 year and 9 months, Apr 1994 - Dec 1995

    Systems Analyst

    Fidelity Finance Ltd.

    Designed an online system for the Finance Company Became one of the few NBFCs in India to have online automated system Improved the response time on various front by an average of 300% Increased the productivity of employees by 250% Lead a team of 6 developers Handled a migration project smoothly from COBOL into the new system

  • 1 year and 1 month, Mar 1993 - Mar 1994

    Systems analyst

    Sriram Software

    Designed and developed applications for service and manufacturing companies Increased the turnover of the organization by 450% Handled a team of 3 developers Created standards in coding for better control over programs Wrote pseudo codes and program algorithms for co-programmers

  • 1 year and 6 months, Sep 1991 - Feb 1993

    Applications Programmer

    PC India

    Developed programs in FoxPro & Clipper Formed a part of development team and developed Sales Order Processing system for Leather / Fabric Garment Exporters Formed the part of editorial team of the in-house magazine

Educational background for Ramkumar Ramachandran

  • 3 months, Aug 2016 - Oct 2016

    Design Thinking

    MIT Sloan School of Management

    Applying Design Thinking to design Products & Services. This includes identifying User's needs, Technical & Business feasibility. It also address Financial viability by considering NPV and other financial aspects. Design for Environment, with sustainability. Course Prof. Steven Eppinger

  • 1 year, Dec 2011 - Nov 2012


    IIM Calcutta

    This was a a one year General Management Program of IIMC for Working Executives. It contained two broad modules, first module on essentials of functional skills of management. Second Advanced module focused on Strategic Thinking, Decision Making, Leadership Styles and Managing Business Globally

  • 2 years, Jan 2006 - Dec 2007

    Masters in Business Administration

    Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences

    Marketing & Finance

  • 1 year, Jan 2004 - Dec 2004

    Business Administration

    Annamalai University

    Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

  • 2 years and 1 month, Dec 1990 - Dec 1992

    Information systems

    National Institute of Information Technology

    This course gave me wonderful basics in software engineering. It made me understood that Software is a Solutions Industry and not Technical Industry. I attribute many of my basic beliefs on how to run successful Software Organization to this course.

  • 2 years, Jan 1989 - Dec 1990


    Osmania University

    Undergraduate degree in Commerce (Bachelor of Commerce - B.Com)

  • 3 years, Apr 1984 - Mar 1987

    Aeronautical Engineering

    Hindustan Institute of Technology and Management

    Aeronautical Engineering


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