Mentor, IT Solutions and Services
Kamaraju Turaga held senior strategic and line management functions in Engineering and IT industries for over thirty five years before retiring from Siemens Information Systems, India. He executed projects for multinational companies, networking with global partners and multicultural teams. He was involved in developing tools and methodologies for business acquisition and delivery management.
Kamaraju was responsible for Pre-Sales, Solution Design and Bid/Proposal management for global customers with significant offshore services. He designed Pre-Sales support processes for early involvement of teams from India in RFP/Bid evaluation and proposal development for global opportunities. He trained Pre-Sales teams with specific application knowledge to support verticals from different countries as single point of contact.
He supported the Vertical Business segments in the customer acquisition phase. Aligned with consortium partners where required. Involved in customer acquisition from the different Vertical Business segments like Automotive (Germany, US), Media (UK, South Africa), Utilities (Canada & Vietnam), Public Sector (Italy , South Africa, India), Pharmaceuticals (USA & Germany), Transport (UK), Finance & Insurance (Belgium, India), Food & Beverages (India, China & Philippines) and Software (Germany).
Kamaraju successfully executed IT (SAP) projects in China, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UK and India across Pharmaceutical, Engineering, Automobile, Manufacturing, Food Processing industries and Professional Services organization.
As a SAP Solution Architect, Kamaraju managed project teams in Presales, Solution Design, Implementation, Training and Service Delivery Management. Reviewed Business Processes and aligned with IT solutions. He trained Consultants in Soft skills.
He developed portfolio for Application Management services to support SAP Global Development Center, Bangalore.
Kamaraju was also responsible for Service Management in SAP Application support services for 30 group operating companies in U.K.
Kamaraju as a team lead in a transition project developed the strategy and executed the transition for an organization to take over SAP application management services.
Knowledge sharing has always been a passion with Kamaraju. He has successfully imparted training to consultants at SAPient College and SAP Authorized Training Centre in Sales and Distribution module and ASAP methodology. He has also developed course ware for SAP training.
He conducts workshops for different industries and Non-Profits for monitoring their projects with IT tools.
He is also participating in developing and maintaining an educational portal offering free contents to school teachers as a volunteer. The portal has been developed using open source software tools with the support from IT global organizations.