Chairman & MD, BT&BT and Chairman, Smart Cities Working Group, IET

V. Srinivasa Rao (VSR) was the former Senior Vice President and de-facto Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at Tech Mahindra. He has worked with global customers in 25 countries. His name was featured in Fortune 500 (India), 2012 as One of the “Rubber Souls” for Satyam Computers Turnaround story. He is the executive coach, consultant, and advisor to CXOs and senior executives on business digitalization. He is the chairman of Smart Cities working Group of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET, India), Member of Bureau of Indian Standards (Blockchain Smart Contracts ISO Standard). He is the recipient of the PMI, USA Global Community Award, Indy wood Excellence Award in Entrepreneurship. He has innovated and invested in various digital software products and platforms. He is the invited keynote speaker and panel chair at multiple events.


  • Lean Digital Business Strategy
  • Lean Digital Business Leadership
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Transformation Programs Management
  • Organization Change Management
  • Merger & Acquisition management
  • Organization Crisis Management

Organizations Worked

  • Tata Consultancy Services

  • Infosys Technologies

  • iGATE Global Solutions

  • Satyam Computers

Core Strengths

  • Responsibility
  • Learner
  • Focus
  • Relator
  • Maximizer
    As per Gallup

Personality Type

  • E: Extrovert

  • S: Sensing

  • T: Thinking

  • J: Judging
    As per Myers Briggs

Business Roles Played

  • Chairman & Managing Director – BT&BT
  • Strategic Consultant and Advisor to CMDs / CEOs of Organizations
  • Block Chain Strategy Consultant for one of the State Governments
  • Executive in Residence, LVPEI Eye Institute (Digital Advisor)
  • Senior Vice President, Global Head, Digital Enterprise Solutions, Tech Mahindra
  • Senior Vice President, Global Head, Oracle Practice, Mahindra Satyam
  • Lean Digital Quotient Finder
  • CoInnovator
  • myVoiceToday
  • QEnhancer
  • Platform Weaver

Business Achievements

  • One Of The 300 Outstanding Leaders In Infosys Out Of 19,000 Employees (2003)
  • Managed Acquisition of SAP & Oracle units at iGATE by controlling 75% employee attrition rate (2004-2006)
  • One Of The 150 Game Changers At Tech Mahindra out of 50,000 Employees (2009 to 2014)
  • Featured in Fortune 500 (India), 2012 as One of the Rubber Souls for Satyam Computers Turnaround story
  • Managed digital transformation program at Tech Mahindra at the capacity of Chief Digital Officer (designated as SVP) covering 19 business groups and 20 solution engineering centres/practices
  • Chief Architect of Tech Mahindra’s Digital Enterprise Business
  • Got invitation from $16 Billion USD Mahindra group to join their IT Academy as a council member (2014)
  • Inventor of Lean Digital Thinking – A new management philosophy
  • Chief Digital Product Architect for five products
  1. Lean Digital Quotient Finder
  2. CoInnovator
  3. myVoiceToday
  4. QEnhancer
  5. Platform Weaver

Community Roles Played

  • Chairman, Smart Cities Working Group, IET (
  • Member of Bureau of Indian Standards (Working on Blockchain Smart Contracts ISO Standard)
  • IT Taskforce member of FTCCI
  • Former Management Council Member, HMA
  • President, NextGen Leaders
  • Past Chairman, PMI Team India (7 Chapters, 6000+ members)
  • Past President, PMI Hyderabad
  • Past Charter Member & Mentor, TiE Hyderabad
  • Chairman, First PMI National Conference and Student Leadership Conference – 2009 & 2007

Achievements as Volunteer Leader

  • Chief Architect of International Institute of Digital Technologies (IIDT), Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Created concept note on Digital Andhra Pradesh
  • Advocacy Programs on Digital India
  • Introduced Student Leadership Competency Building (SLCB) & International Student Leadership Day (ISLD)
  • Conducted Orientation sessions to near 2000+ students on Leadership
  • Got the honour of meeting with former president of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam at Rashtrapati Bhavan and got suggestions from him on SLCB
  • Authored the book Ignite the minds to build a new India


  • Master’s in engineering, (Engineering Design), PSG
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Mechanical Engineering, KLCE
  • Strengths Discovery, Strengths-Based Leadership (Gallup University)
  • CGBL- Certificate of Global Business Leadership (U21, Harvard Business School Publishing & Satyam School of Leadership
  • PMP, Project Management Professional
  • CSQA, Certified Software Quality Assurance Analyst, QAI
    (not active now)