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MetaCog Solutions is a company committed to professional skill development in the field of Supply Chain management. Using a MOOC technology platform, we offer several courses that impart extensive training across locations in India and abroad.

We have professional management, a young and talented team, and an well-respected advisory team. We have built a solid base of customers and learners who have got significant value from their programmes.

Our customers are from the automotive industry, pharmaceuticals and healthcare as well as the growing field of global supply chain outsourcing and shared services.

What We Do?

The Changing World of Education.

Significant changes are taking place in the fields of Training and Education, supplemented by new technological approaches. For example, the availability of broadband and mobile technologies to all levels of professionals including workers, enables tremendous opportunities to deploy large-scale, innovative education and training.

Our Solution.

To achieve our objective Learn to Perform, our MOOC technology platform allows us to impart extensive training across locations in India and abroad. We are have established robust assessment mechanisms to support these training initiatives.

Who is it for?

We believe that Supply Chain Management is an area that is increasingly in need of professional skill development. This field is of immense importance to several industries such as Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Engineering, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Consumer Durables and Chemicals. In addition, the service sector is rapidly growing in the realms of procurement operations, contracting, strategic sourcing, third-party logistics and others.

Businesses and government agencies that need to equip their employees with critical skills could deploy these programmes across their organisations. Individuals will also benefit by upgrading their skills and improving their career prospects.

Why

  • We have significant experience and expert domain knowledge in Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • We have a range of learning solutions backed by industry certification to help people progress in their supply chain solutions
  • We help organizations build solid supply chain competencies in a planned, structured and effective method
  • We have strong industry partnerships including those with the Automotive Skill Development Council, Indian Institute of Materials Management and Pearson VUE who help deliver robust, scalable and industry specific learning
  • We have excellent customer references – organizations that have experienced benefits through our innovative programmes
  • We offer flexible, state-of-the-art learning both through on-line as well as instructor-led programmes

Management

C.S. Venkatesh, Founder and CEO of MetaCog Solutions Pvt. Ltd, has had over 26 years of experience in technology, supply chain management and enterprise applications.

Prior to forming MetaCog Solutions, Mr Venkatesh had set-up and managed Sirius Connect Pvt Ltd, a rural BPO providing financial back-office support services. He also managed Fugo Creative Pvt. Ltd, a marketing services company.

Mr Venkatesh has worked in different capacities in consulting and pre-sales support with i2 Technologies, Baan Asia-Pacific, Singapore Technologies Group, ITC, Cummins India (formerly KCL) and NIIT. Some of the customers that he has worked with include Philips (Singapore), Black & Decker, Maruti Suzuki, Indian Oil Corporation, Singapore Airlines and Vickers Asia-Pacific.

Mr Venkatesh holds a basic degree in engineering from NITK Surathkal, and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Ranganathan V Jois, is a skill development specialist with 30 + years of rich & diversified experience in Consulting and CIO roles in the broad spectrum of IT Strategy, ERP, Training and Education.

He has wide ranging experience in Automotive, Hitech (Electronics), and IT Services industry sectors. He has covered end to end business process automation spectrum with emphasis on Business Planning, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Program Management, and Enterprise Integration.

He has held senior positions in PWC, Baan, Hical & Sasken.

After engineering business transformation in large corporates, Jois has Co-Founded MetaCog Solutions Pvt Ltd, a Bangalore based e-Learning content management & delivery Company, focussed on professional skill development for both Industry & Academia.

He is also teaching Operations Management, Business Soft Skills & Enterprise Business Process Automation concepts to MBA students in Management Schools.

He is a passionate practitioner & trainer of Yang Style Tai Chi – the Chinese moving meditation exercise form for strength, stamina, balance & relaxation of body & mind. His students include the high profile Indian Cricket Team.

Advisory Panel

C.N. Madhusudan (Madhu)

Founder and CEO of VectorSpan Inc., an enterprise focused on enabling companies to plan their growth/exit strategy, engineer inorganic growth and make integration and cross border transactions successful. An accomplished deal maker, his core competencies include strategic analysis, business evaluation, cross border issues management, transaction management and complex negotiations.

He is a TIE mentor, Chairman and former President of TiE Atlanta and former Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC). He leads a boot camp for business owners on Exit Strategy and Value Maximization at the University of Michigan.

He was one of the early member’s of the NIIT team in India. As President and COO, he led NIIT’s largest overseas operation and was nominated twice for the Atlanta International Business Award for outstanding leadership and role in the growth of Atlanta as an international business center.

He has received the 2007 “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award”, for innovation, leadership and vision in business. As a philatelist he has won several awards in international exhibitions and was recognized by the Government of India for his services to Indian Philately.

Sundaram Mani

Executive Director Corporate, Super Auto Forge Private Ltd. He has more than 40 years of experience in operational and leadership roles across various supply chain functions.

He is a visiting professor for Indian Institute of Material Management and Loyola Institute of Business Management (LIBA), Chennai. He was the recipient of Best Faculty Award in 2005 (National Level). He is also a Trained Trainer from International Trade Centre, Geneva for their course -International Purchasing & Supply Chain Management (part of UNCTAD – UN Organization).

He was honored as a distinguished member (2007), IIMM in recognition of the personal contribution to materials fraternity. He was the Elected Council Member of EPCES (Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZs) for the year 2006-08 and EEPC INDIA 2008-10.

He also is a National Council Member of IIMM and also the Chairman, Logistics Core Committee. An Expert Committee Member, Logistics Committee / Indirect Taxes, Madras Chamber of Commerce, Chennai. He also holds the position of a member of the Academic Council, VAEL’s University, Chennai.

Vinod Viswanathan

Engineering Director – Media Cloud at Netflix. He has experience in building and nurturing exceptional engineering teams and delivering great products.

He is one of the founding employees of Optena Corp where he led the role of Director, Engineering and Customer Solutions. During his stint in this organization he worked with the sales & marketing team to build vertical solutions on top of the Optena infrastructure for software engineering, hi-tech manufacturing and financial industry. He was also the Former Senior Director- Software Engineering, Zillion TV.

He has patents for the following works – ‘Entertainment System for providing personalized advertisements’, ‘Real time ad selection for requested content’ and ‘Systems and methods for providing responses from users of an entertainment system’.

He graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. His areas of expertise include – distributed systems, web-scale architecture, public compute cloud, enterprise software, large scale media processing. He is a hands-on technical leader and manager.

Shantanu Rudra

Shantanu Rudra has over 35 years of experience in Finance leadership roles and General Management, across diverse industries including IT, Outsourcing, Manufacturing and Real Estate.

He is a corporate strategist whose area of expertise is financial management, governance & company development. His key focus is to create and increase productivity, efficiency and profitability. He strongly believes in blending motivation, leadership, experience and skills to develop and implement innovative ideas that produce bottom line results.

He is currently engaged as an Angel investor as well as a Financial and Business advisor for start-up advisory and business transformation.

He has held senior roles in organizations like IBM, Tech Mahindra, Tata Autocomp, DLF & Jumbo Electronics – driving initiatives focused at ensuring robust top and bottom line growth, business transformation and governance.

Radhika Madhusudan

Director of VectorSpan Inc. She is a Cross-border M&A advisor, consultant and trainer.

She has over 20 years of experience in the Indian and U.S. software and training markets with extensive experience in project management, e-commerce, application and instructional software development.

She has managed outsourcing projects for clients such as IBM, Pepsi, PeopleSoft and The World Bank with cross-border teams.

She has served as Director, e-business at NIIT (global software and learning services provider) and as Director, Technology Project Management of eTour (a personal tour guide of the web and a top 100 Media Metrix Site and now part of AskJeeves.)

Mallika Ramamurthy

CEO of Apogee Consulting, she provides strategic and technology advisory services to clients.

Mallika has more than 20 years of experience as a technology professional, working on digital and business transformation projects across a range of technologies to resolve client problems utilising suitable technologies to optimise and improve and business processes in the corporate sector.

Previously, Mallika was Director, Management Consulting at an international consulting firm. In this capacity, her chief responsibilities were Business Development, Solution Delivery and managing client relationships. A keen observer of technology trends and an innovative thinker, Mallika combines business experience and insight to identify and solve client problems utilising suitable technology to optimise and improve business processes.

Mallika’s areas of expertise include Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain function as well as integrating aspects between processes. Mallika’s advisory areas includes the following areas: Risk Controls and Compliance, Security, Real-time / In-flight Assessments, Gap Analysis, Product and Software Selection, Vendor Selection, Accounting Standards Implementation, Software Upgrades / Migration, Data Migration and Master Data Management.

She is certified in ‘Fintech – future Commerce’ from MIT and Hyperledger / Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) from Edx.

As an Advisor to Metacog Solutions, Mallika provides guidance in training and courses on Emerging Technologies and trends such as ‘Blockchain’ / Internet of Things (IoT), Chatbots, Industry 4.0 and their impact on our business and personal lives.

Our Partners

In order to support the skill needs of various industries, structured training is essential. To that effect, our partnerships with leading industrial bodies like the Indian Institute of Materials Management gives you access to an exciting world of practicing professionals brimming with contemporary knowledge and expertise.

Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC)

ASDC is a skill development council for the Automotive Sector jointly promoted by Department of Heavy Industry (Ministry of Heavy Industries), Government of India, National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC) and Indian Automotive Industry represented by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations of India (FADA).

ASDC is primarily engaged in the domain of skill development for the Automotive Sector, in the areas of conducting research related to skill gap, developing training course curriculum & training standards, training the trainers, assessment and certification of trainers and students. These activities are being carried out by the experts from the Automotive Industry and Academia. ASDC certification is preferred by the Automotive Industry and recognized by the Government of India.

For more information, please visit https://www.asdc.org.in/

IIMM

Indian Institute of Materials Management, Chennai Branch

The Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) is India’s only professionally recognised body dedicated to promoting the professions of Materials and Supply Chain Management. With its headquarters at Navi Mumbai, this National Apex body consists of a wide range of professionals who are engaged in various facets of Supply Chain Management like planning, sourcing and logistics. The Institute is a chartered member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM), Atlanta, USA.

The Chennai branch of IIMM offers several education programmes for working professionals in the areas of supply chain management and material management. The institute conducts several activities including monthly lectures and an annual SCM industry event (SPECTRUM).

For more information, please visit http://www.iimmchennai.org/

Atria Institute of Technology

Atria Institute of Technology (AIT) was established in 2000. The institute is approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, and accredited by NAAC. Owing to the best of infrastructural facilities, AIT has been able to attract a pool of researchers across IISc, IITs, IIMs and other reputed academic institutions across India. By means of this intellectually capable pool of resources, AIT has been able to carry out several projects and consultancies in various departments of Government and corporate houses.

Atria Group has an eminent presence across Technology, Power, Hospitality, and Education sectors. Following are the subsidiaries of Atria Group across these four sectors:

  • Technology: Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT-Fibernet)
  • Power: Atria Power
  • Hospitality: Radisson Blu, Hotel Chalukya, Hotel Kanishka
  • Education: Atria Institute of Technology