Kailash Awati works at a pharmaceutical multinational where he manages a global IT service center in the Asia-Pacific region. Over the last several years, he has worked variously as head of application development, IS/business consultant, project manager, database geek and engineering software developer in organisations ranging from startups to established firms. He has extensive experience of working in different cultures having lived and worked in Australia, Singapore, Germany, India and the US.
Earlier, in what seems to him like another life, he did research in fluid dynamics and other areas of physics.
The articles on Eight to Late reflect his professional interests which include the following areas: IT management and strategy; project and program management; business intelligence; knowledge management; enterprise architecture; organisational dynamics; change management; low-risk approaches to outsourcing and offshoring; dialogue and issue mapping; risk analysis; estimation; probability, statistics and simulation techniques for business applications.
For what it’s worth, he holds doctoral degrees in physics and chemical engineering together with assorted certifications in project management and database administration. An admittedly strange mix which he sometimes finds hard to explain.
Kailash is the co-author of the Heretic’s Guide to Best Practices, a book on collaborative approaches to managing complex problems in organisations. The print and electronic versions of the book are available through many retail outlets including Amazon and Book Depository. The Heretic’s Guide won an Axiom Business Book Award in 2012 and was nominated for the Foreword Book of the Year Award in 2013.
The views ventured on Eight to Late are based on his personal opinions, and do not in any way represent the positions of his employers, past or present.