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Arun Sundar

Adjunct Faculty

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  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
  • Institute of Management Technology, India
  • Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology
  • Government Engineering College, Trivandrum, India

Areas of Expertise

  • Marketing & Strategy
  • Innovation, Decision-making & Leadership
  • World Cultures & Communication
  • E-commerce & technology
Subjects Taught
  • E-Commerce Fundamentals, Technologies & Payments Models
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Branding & Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Emerging Platforms and Services for Disruption


Academic experience

  • Invited speaker at 75+ international forums including TEDx, Cloud Asia, World AI show and many global conferences of renown.
  • Regular contributor to the technology media in subjects ranging from Cloud, SaaS, digital transformation, AI, Security, Entrepreneurship, Social Capital, and Leadership
  • Regularly deliver guest lectures at Universities and Business schools on SaaS, Cloud, digital transformation, business scaling etc. including INSEAD, IMD Switzerland, Nanyang Technological University etc.
  • Authored a paper on the thesis of how ‘digital mindset’ is the future of leadership which was published by Nanyang Technological University Business School titled ‘Leadership in the age of phygital’. The paper garnered substantial interest and media coverage aside to regular invitations by business conglomerates to lecture on digital transformation.

Corporate Experience

  • Global Partner and Business Owner at ‘entomo’. entomo is a SaaS platform with global presence across 15 countries and 30mn+ users.
  • Part of the early-stage APAC leadership team at HCL Technologies (www.hcltech.com, a $10 billion digital transformation business) which oversaw the growth from a small Asia outlet to a multi-million-dollar Asia digital business.
  • Built TrustSphere from ground zero, head-quartered in Singapore to a globally renowned HR Analytics business and eventually acquired by an Australian Stocke exchange listed enterprise. TrustSphere’s use-cases and growth to leverage the power of network analytics to understand Social Capital of Organizations is an HBR case study.
  • Advisor to many early-stage growth businesses across technology and advisor to Government of Kerala, India on digital skill development at population grade

Consulting Experience

  • Board member and advisor to multiple organizations across Series A & B, and a SaaS unicorn
  • Founded and served as the Chairman of ‘The Asia Analytics Alliance’
  • Board Member and one of the earliest leaders of Asia Cloud Computing Association
  • Served as a charter member (invite-only) of TiE, the world’s largest network of entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists for their Singapore chapter.
  • Founded the non-profit movement ‘The Social Capital Institute’ (www.thesocialcapitalinstitute.org)
  • Advisor to the Government of Kerala. India on their digital skill development initiative
  • Adjunct faculty with SP Jain School of Global Management
  • Conferred with the “IT Excellence Award 2017” for contributions to the world of Information Technology by the Minister for Law & Parliamentary Affairs in Kerala, India