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Professor Sadagopan is the founder Director of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, a new generation Institute, promoted jointly by the Government of Karnataka & IT industry in 1999. Professor Sadagopan had been teaching at two premier educational Institutes in India, namely, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, (IITK) during 1980 - 1995 and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, (IIMB) during 1995-1999.

Professor Sadagopan got his Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Madras University in 1973. After a brief stint at the Consultancy firm M/S Engineers India Ltd., at New Delhi during 1973-1976, he moved to Purdue University, USA for his Master's and Doctoral degrees. After completing his Ph.D. in 1979, he returned to India to teach at IIT, Kanpur.

As for his teaching experience, Professor Sadagopan had visited and / or taught at several Universities / Institutions throughout the world - Purdue, RUTGERS, MIT, Stanford, U Washington, VCU (USA), Nijenrode (Netherlands), RMIT, UNSW, UWS (Australia), AIT (Thailand), ADBI, UNU, Nagaoka University of Technology (Japan), Reunion University (Indian Ocean), National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University, Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore), Indian Institutes of Technology IIT's- Kanpur, Madras, Indian Institute of Science - Bangalore, Indian Institutes of Management IIM's - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Lucknow, Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT’s) at Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Administrative Staff College of India ASCII - Hyderabad, LBS Academy of Administration -Mussourie, MDI - Gurgaon, TAPMI, Amrita Institute of Management, MIT - Manipal, SV University - Tirupati (India), to name a few. His has developed and taught courses on MIS, Database, Decision Support, Operations Research, ERP, Enterprise Systems, Networking, Software Architecture and E Commerce.

Professor Sadagopan has authored two textbooks - Management Information Systems (Prentice Hall 1995) and ERP - A Managerial Perspective (Tata McGraw Hill 1999). He has contributed chapters to several books – Handbook of Information Systems (Academic Press 2002), Business Process Reengineering – Advancing the state-of-the-art, (Kluwer 1999), Management Perspectives (Macmillan, 1999) and Saket InfoTech Handbook (Saket, 1999). His publications have appeared in several international journals including IEEE Transactions, European J of Operational Research, J of Optimization Theory & Applications, Naval Research Logistics, Simulation, Decision Support Systems, ACM Ubiquity etc., He is a referee for several journals and serves on the editorial boards of many journals.

Professor consults extensively to some of the largest private & public sector corporations in India, in Computing, Communications, Software, Automotive, Oil and Power industries as well as social sector. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several private and public sector corporations; he is also a member of the Board of Studies of several Universities.

He was a Fulbright Scholar and his name is listed in Marquis’s Who's Who in the World since 1997.

Professor Sadagopan represents India in TC9 committee of the IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing Societies). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers India (IEI), Council Member of the OR Society of India (ORSI), Life Member of the Computer Society of India (CSI), Voting Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Member of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) and a Member of the Association of Information Systems (AIS)

He writes frequently on several aspects of IT in the columns of India’s leading newspapers - Times of India, Financial Express & Economic Times and IT magazines - Computers Today, Dataquest & CIO India Magazine. He is a featured columnist for the fortnightly e-education column of the Times of India, and portal sites ITSpace.com, Ziff Davis Network India, 01Markets, India Markets, India Times and Q&A Column of CIOL.

Professor Sadagopan has been featured in several newspapers across the world – Times of India, Economic Times, The Hindu & Business Line in India, San Francisco Chronicle & New York Times, Strait Times in Singapore; print magazines CIO Magazine, Dataquest, Computers Today, Computer World & Education World in India, CIO Magazine USA; television channels Star, Doordarshan, Udaya & Eenadu in India and German, Japanese & Argentina.

Professor Sadagopan’s research interests include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), E Commerce, Corporate Information Systems, Database, Multimedia , Internet / Intranet in the Corporate World and Operations Research Applications to Management. Since 1997, Professor Sadagopan has been very active in Enterprise Computing, and teaches and consults in the area of ERP / E Business extensively. He is a Certified SAP Consultant. He coordinated the ERP 98 Conference in Bangalore during February 1998. He also maintains a Frequently Asked Questions on ERP in India.

Some of the current activities in which Professor Sadagopan is actively involved include his visit to Nagaoka University of Technology, NEC Japan (March 2002), Singapore Management University (March 2002); his talk to the Senior Management of Bank Muscat (March 2002), Program on Technical Communication (June 2002) and his participation in the ADBI funded study on a comparative study of Software industry in Asia in 2001 (along with Professor Alice Amsden of MIT); his invitation to present his views on IT Education at the World Economic Forum East Asia Summit at Hong Kong (October 2001); CII Design Summit (December 2001); CII Education Summit (November 2001); CII – AICTE Technical Education Summit (January 2002) and his views on IT Developments in India at the UNSW, Sydney (June 2001), University of Western Sydney, (June 2001) University of French Reunion Island, Indian Ocean (December 2000); Workshop on Skill Development for Industry at Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo (November 2000); e-Development Workshop jointly conducted by MIT and Harvard University (October 2000); United Nations University, Tokyo Workshop on "Preparing Asia for the Digital Economy" (June 2000); "Stanford Global Challenge 2000" at Stanford University (June 2000) and STEPAN Workshop, Seoul (June 2000) on "Human Resource Development for the Knowledge-based Economy".