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Lakshman Pachineela Seshadri

SAP Consulting
Chief Consultant and Vice President / Head of Innovation

Lakshman is one of the founding team members of SAP India, where he built the pre-sales and consulting organization. He also co-founded SAP Global Delivery and was responsible for its operations. Later he ran several strategic projects for SAP Consulting globally, and was the Head of Innovation at SAP Global Delivery prior to his current role.

Lakshman's interest and current area of work is on Design, Strategy and Innovation. He started and scaled up the Design Thinking initiative for SAP in India to build a robust Community of Practice. As a Design Strategist, he has been driving Innovation projects - end-to-end software solutions - with Design Thinking, Business Model Innovation and Lean Methods for SAP customers globally and social change projects in India. He is a mentor for a couple of Intrapreneurs in SAP and start-ups in India.


Lakshman is also the teaching team member at the School of Design Thinking, Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam, Germany. Lakshman teaches Design Strategy and Innovation at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai.