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TiECON Kerala 2017

Santosh Kurup


Santhosh Kurup, CEO, ICT Academy of Kerala
Santhosh heads the Public Private Social Enterprise, ICT Academy of Kerala since March 2014. As a joint
initiative of the Union Govt., Govt. of Kerala and leading ICT Companies in the Country, ICT Academy has
been involved in imparting various skills programme to Faculty Members & Students across the state. As
the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Santhosh provides leadership and the operational rigor for
the organization. Before joining ICT Academy, Santhosh was the Branch Head for TCS Ltd managing
over 4000 employees operating unit in Kochi. With an experience span of over 20 years in the IT
industry, Santhosh has performed multiple roles both in India and Abroad. He has worked in Australia,
UK and the US in a multitude of responsibilities. He is certified in organizational change management
and Software Quality Assurance. Santhosh also partake in a lot of education programs connecting
industry and academic world. He is a part of the Technical council of Kerala Technological University,
Kerala University and the advisory boards of multiple Organizations in Kerala.
Santhosh holds a Bachelors Degree (B-Tech) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Govt.
Engineering College Thrissur, and Masters degree (MTech) in Instrumentation and Control Engineering,
from NIT Calicut. He also holds a certificate in Senior Management Program from IIM-Lucknow.