What is ICT Academy of Kerala?
ICT Academy of Kerala is a Social Enterprise created in a Public Private Partnership model (PPP) for imparting ICT skills to the youths of Kerala and improve their employability opportunities in the Industry. The Company is supported by Govt. of India , partnered by Govt. of Kerala and the ICT industry.
Our Key Focus Areas
To emerge as the single-point establishment for all the ICT related capability building in the State
S. D. Shibulal is the Co-founder, Member of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infosys. Prior to becoming the CEO and Managing Director, Shibu served as the Chief Operating Officer between 22nd August 2011. Earlier, Shibu held a number of senior leadership roles including: Head of Worldwide Sales and Customer Delivery, Worldwide Head of Customer Delivery, and Head of Infosys Manufacturing and Distribution and Internet Consulting practice. As a co-founder of the company, he was instrumental in the development of Infosys’ Global Delivery Model, which established a new standard for the delivery of outsourced IT services and helped set the stage for the company’s evolution into a leading multinational business consulting and IT services provider. As the Chief Executive Officer, Shibu is focused on strengthening strategic partnerships with clients, increasing client relevance and evolving the company’s business model towards achieving Infosys’ aspirations of becoming the next generation global consulting and IT services corporation. He is a Trustee of the Infosys Science Foundation, a not-for-profit trust, set up by Infosys and some members of its Board, to spread the culture of science mainly through the Infosys Prize, an annual award across six scientific categories. Shibu is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals and the Co-chair of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) National Committee on IT, ITES and e-Commerce. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Information and Communication Technology Academy of Kerala and a member of the Board of Trustees of Boston University. He is also a member of the Metropolitan College Dean’s Advisory Board of Boston University. Shibu is a member of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council (SIBAC), The Leaders Council of the International Business Leaders Forum and the Global Corporate Governance Forum’s Private Sector Advisory Group. Shibu holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Boston University and a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Kerala.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Santhosh heads the Social Enterprise, ICT Academy of Kerala that is mandated to provide employability skills to Technical, technology and Science Institutions in Kerala. Before joining ICT Academy, Santhosh was the Branch Head for TCS Ltd managing over 4000 employees operating unit in Kochi. Santhosh was also a member of Strategic Initiatives Group under the CEO’s office in TCS. With an experience span of over 17 years in ICT industry, Santhosh has performed multiple roles both in India and abroad, in Sales, Delivery and Operations. He has worked in Australia, UK and the US. Santhosh’s skills are in IT outsourcing Solutions, Sales, Customer Relationship Management and Delivery management. He has been certified in Software Quality Assurance & Organizational Change Management. Santhosh is a member of KMA, CSI, CII and NASSCOM. Santhosh also partake in a lot of Training and education programs both in industry and academic world. He conducts sales training programs to IT Sales teams in Corporate and employability skills development programmes in various Engineering /Management Institutes in Kerala. Santhosh holds a Bachelors Degree (B-Tech) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Masters (M-Tech) in Instrumentation and Control Engineering. He is also certified in Senior Management Program from IIM-Lucknow.