Chief Operating Officer, Verdana
Geetha is a senior programme/project management professional with 14 years of experience leading large, strategic investments including AI, IT infrastructure, Data Centres, Digital transformation, and Product ownership for two multinational organizations. She specializes in blank sheet assignments and regional, cross-functional IT management initiatives. Based out of Singapore, she works for Panasonic and is responsible for digital transformation, strategic projects, and delivery of their regional infrastructure project portfolio. Until mid-2019, she has been with automotive giant Daimler, for almost a decade. In her last role there as a product and service owner, she has led an incubator initiative that transformed a research-based, in-house AI product into a shared service that reshaped their operations, and won several laurels both within their organization and outside in the industry. She has recently completed her Master of Science in Major Programme Management, at Said Business School, University of Oxford. She believes in the power of data and has submitted a thesis on the role of data in improving major programme performance in the smart-cities industry. She also holds a Bachelor of Computer Science Engineering, Executive MBA and PMP, and has done several public speaking engagements across the globe. In recognition of her contribution to the project management profession and IT innovation, she has been honoured by PMI in the prestigious Future 50 Leaders 2020 Global List.