Vikram Adith Raman – you make us proud
Boy from Nilgiris bags first prize in global competition
VikramAdith Raman (27), hailing from Honnathalai village located near Kotagiri in the Nilgiris and a graduate the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, has won the first prize for his theme paper titled ‘Share on the Go’. Every year INFOCOM chooses a theme and papers would be invited from first and final year students from select B Schools across the world. This year the theme of the INFOCOM 2012 was ‘mobility’. Raman submitted a paper titled ‘Sharing on the Go’ and how mobile technology is fuelling growth of the shared economy.
[photo from The Hindu,10-12-2012]
“I am very interested in technology and mobility is a hot topic now. Thus I chose this topic. My paper explores the shift in consumer behavior from an ownership model to collaborative consumption and how mobile technology has facilitated this shift,” Raman said. The six best entries were selected by a panel and the winners were felicitated at a special IFLA ceremony at INFOCOM in Calcutta.
“The award comprises a trophy and a certificate given to each winner along with a cash prize,” said Raman. Chief guest Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India presented the awards to the students on December 7 in Calcutta. The first edition of IFLA was launched at INFOCOM in 2006.
Born to Joghee Raman, an engineer and Kamala Raman, VikramAdith pursued his under graduation and master’s degree in Information Technology in Malaysia. “I would like to become an expert in the field of mobile technology and serve India,” Raman said.
Vikram Adith’s dad Dr.J.Raman, a Civil Engineer, apart from being my senior in Rao Bahadur Board High School, Hubbathalai , is a good friend. If Dr.J.Raman had not gone to Malaysia [ I played a small part when he was considering the opportunity to go to Malaysis as a consultant, by arranging a discussion with an official in the Malaysian Embassy at New Delhi, whom I, being the Deputy Director, Protocol, 1982 Asian Games, had known ] probably he would have headed NTPC.
Being a MBA from FMS, Delhi, I know what it means to be MBA from IBS. Really great, Vikram.Like father like son.
Congratulations to both Dr.Raman and Vikram. You make us proud- Wg Cdr JP