Prithwis Mukerjee is an engineer from IIT, Kharagpur and has done his Masters and PhD in Associative Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas, USA.
He has been a footnote in the Great Indian Software Story and was worked in Tata Steel, Tata IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM doing – and in the process learning – all that can be done with and around the software business in India and the world. From in-house software development, through experimenting with new technology, management consulting and global delivery of software services to corporate training there is little that he has not done in career spanning 18 years.
As an extension of his intense involvement with in-house training programs he switched careers, entered academia. After a four year stint as a Professor at the Vinod Gupta School of Management at IIT, Kharagpur, India, he is now the Program Director of the Business Analytics Program at the Praxis Business School, Calcutta.
Prithwis was a founder member of the ACM India Council.
Prithwis won the Financial Express Big Idea contest with his unique idea of creating a National School Authority of India and expressing it in exactly 50 words! His professional motto is “Resources are Limited, Creativity is Unlimited”