D Krishna Sundar is founder and chairperson of the Digital Innovation Lab at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
The DI Lab is a new initiative that grew out of his strong desire to address the problems of inclusion at the base of the pyramid in terms of social and financial inclusion through innovations in digital technology and contribute towards social sector development.
He is a full Professor in the area of Production & Operations Management. His research interests are Electronic Business Management, ERP, E-Governance, Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Dr. Krishna Sundar teaches masters and doctoral level courses in the areas of Electronic Business Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Logistics Management, Decision Modeling, Quantitative Methods, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management and Computer-based Materials Management.
As part of executive education, he has designed and conducted numerous programmes of short and long duration for both private and public sector organisations. As part of funded research projects, Dr. Sundar has handled large research projects in the areas of E-Business: Consulting Opportunities in Service Sector", "EBusiness Framework for SMEs", and "Combined E-business model for Customs of India".
Dr. Krishna Sundar has published extensively in international journals and presented in international conferences. He is a consultant to many manufacturing and IT companies, both in India and abroad, in the areas of E-Business Management, ERP Implementation, Operations Management and Logistics Management. He is also a consultant to both Central and state government organizations in their E-Governance projects. He has also designed and developed software for various organizations. He is trained SAP R/3-PP consultant with extensive practical experience.
Dr. Krishna Sundar graduated as a mechanical engineer. He then went on to take his masters degree in Industrial Engineering and Management with majors in IT and OR. He obtained his Doctoral degree for his work in the area of "Decision Support Systems for Operations Management with specific reference to Integrated Logistics Management" from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Prior to joining Indian Institute of Management Bangalore he taught for some time at his alma mater IIT Kharagpur.