Dr Pradeep Pendse


Dr Pradeep Pendse

Prof and Dean for IT/e-Business/Business Design
Welingkar Institute of Management (WeSchool)

Dr Pradeep Pendse

As an IT Consultant/CIO/Entrepreneur for nearly 15 years, and concurrently as a passionate teacher (for 20 years) Dr Pendse describes his purpose in life as ‘helping others succeed”.

He is a BE, MMS, PhD and at present is a Dean at WeSchool where he leads IT/e-Business area and Co-Leads the Business Design, Business Analytics and the Startups area He is also the CIO and CISO at WeSchool.  He has also undergone intensive training at Harvard Business school for Case teaching and writing and SAS Institute for Analytics.

He serves on the Board appointed Systems Advisory Committee of the National Stock Exchange.

Dr Pendse has done pioneering work in the Indian context in areas such as Business Analysis,  Project Leadership,  Business Design and Innovation and is the first Indian author of a unique book on Business Analysis (2/e 2015). He has shared his learning in these areas to over 10,000 Industry practitioners from leading organisations.

He has been a speaker at the BA Convention over the past 3 years and a convener of the proposed Mumbai chapter of the IIBA.

A thought leader and influencer – he has spoken on several conferences organized by leading professional institutions such as CSI, IIBA, PMI, ISACA, Marcus Evans, CIO Crown,  CIO KLUB , Bombay Chamber and several educational institutions. He is frequently quoted in media and has written a number of articles on topical interest in leading magazines such as Forbes India,  Business India as also national and international research papers and case studies.

He has served on Advisory Boards/Committees/Hon. Positions at various leading institutions such as VJTI, TISS, Somaiya Institutions and as an examiner for PhD at Symbiosis University, Tilak University, SNDT to name few and in professional bodies such as Computer Society of India, Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI),  Indian Merchants Chambers,  Bombay Chamber of Commerce and several others..  Through his career he has been a Consultant /IT Entrepreneur/CIO/ Trainer/Mentor he has served over 100 organisations including the likes of KEC International, Ceat, MUSCO, Patni,  Mastek,  Polaris, Accelya Kale to name a few.

He has also been a Jury for several awards notably the Information Week Magazine’s award for Global CIO and the EDGE Awards, the CISCO CIO awards, the Center for Recognitions - CIO Awards and Hot Startup Awards to name a few.

For his contribution to the IT industry, academics and community at large he was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of CSI (only 120 fellows in 60 years of CSI),  the best IT Teacher in B-Schools by the Dewang Mehta Foundation and the Higher Education Forum, the Kulabhushan Puraskar by the Pendse Kalyan Mandal and few other awards.