Kartic Vaidyanathan is currently working as the Director of Operations at Cognizant. He has over 20 years of industry experience, primarily in IT products and services companies. After graduating from IIT-M in 1996, he joined Infosys. He then joined a startup called Yantra (spun off from Infosys) in 1998 and worked until 2005, when it was acquired by Sterling Commerce. He continued in Sterling Commerce until 2010, after which he joined Cognizant, where he continues to work till date. During 2006-2009, he did his executive MBA from IIM-Bangalore.
He has played a crucial role in growing several key client accounts with his strong delivery management, people development and business development skills.
He has got the opportunity to work in various different divisions like product development, quality assurance, maintenance, customer support and in the last 3 years he has been into Operations that enables efficient P&L management.
Kartic is passionate about learning and knowledge management. He has spearheaded several new initiatives in making learning engaging and interesting. Specially, he loves to simplify concepts in order that it reaches everyone in a way that they can relate, understand and relish. Both during his Delivery and Operations stint, he has developed game based learning models and visual artifacts, conducted learning carnivals that have won recognitions at the corporate level from the Innovation teams.
Apart from that he blogs extensively in LinkedIn on various different topics. His profile is www.linkedin.com/in/karticv
He relishes connecting with different kinds of people and learning continuously on a variety of topics that include games based learning, eco-friendly technologies, fitness, travel and others. He is an amateur 10K marathon runner and of late has also taken up cycling as a hobby.