Dr. Uma Ganesh

Dr. Uma Ganesh – Founder Global Talent Track


Topic – Are you ready for the Digital World?

The concept of digital transformation is sparing no business or country and has become a global phenomenon. The connectedness of nations and citizens- increasing day by day with the rapidly advancing analytics and intelligence capabilities and the increasing trends in machine-human interfaces and the emerging potential for interoperability. Therefore,Businesses, Governments and the society at large are gearing up for the tsunami of digital transformation and are actively engaged in rethinking the interfaces with the digital ecosystem for all dimensions of life – entertainment, every day needs, academics, security systems, citizen support, customer outreach to name a few.  It is also being increasingly recognised that many of the current jobs may disappear in the near future and the new jobs that would be created will call for brand new skills and different mindsets.  What are the new skills required for the digital era and how should one be prepared to charter a successful career?


Uma Ganesh has three decades of success in corporate and entrepreneurial ventures covering manufacturing, media, banking and IT sectors. Uma has had indepth exposure to functional areas such as marketing, product management, finance and operations through CXO/CEO positions with large organisations having their footprint in India and global markets.  Her last corporate assignment was with HSBC as their Chief Corporate Development Officer for its Global Resourcing Business and previously she has been associated with Zee Education, Aptech, NIIT, Fibre Glass Pilkington and Crompton Greaves.  Over the last decade, Uma has turned an entrepreneur founding Global Talent Track focussed on skills development for the digital era, Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics, Kalzoom Advisors and Skills Alpha – the digital platform for talent development. One of the noteworthy initiatives is 5F World Pvt Ltd cofounded with Dr Ganesh Natarajan which is focussed on consulting for digital transformation and investment in digital startups.

Uma’s academic credentials include MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and Phd from IIT Bombay. She has played leadership roles in several industry forums namely CII, NHRD Network, Bombay Management Association, Indian Women’s Network (IWN) to name a few. She has co-authored a  book – a Tata McGrawHill publication  ‘Knowledge Force’ with Dr Ganesh Natarajan and has a regular column in the Financial Express focussed around Digital technologies.