Chairperson, Information Systems
- PhD (Computer Information Systems), Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (Honors), XLRI Jamshedpur, India
- BSc (Engg.), National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India
As Chairperson of the ERP Implementation Committee, Professor Bandi spearheaded the implementation of an enterprise system for IIM Bangalore, which is a ‘first of its kind’ initiative for an institute of higher education in India.
Professor Bandi has also been Chairperson of the Computer Facilities Committee, Centre for Software and IT Management, Admissions & Financial Aid, and the Post Graduate Programme in Software Enterprise Management at IIM Bangalore. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Panel, Department of IT, Government of Karnataka, and guides several departments in their e-Governance initiatives.
Prior to joining IIM Bangalore, he has taught at the colleges of business in Georgia State University, and Florida Gulf Coast University. He has been a visiting professor at University of Cologne, Germany, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, Hanoi School of Business, Vietnam, and at XLRI School of Business & Human Resources, Jamshedpur, India.
Before shifting to academia, he has worked in the industry in the consulting group of NIIT, and the in-house MIS group of ITC Bhadrachalam Paperboards Limited.
He has been Programme Director for the programme titled, ‘E-Governance: Challenges & Benefits’ for IAS officers for several years. He has designed and conducted several programmes in the areas of Strategic Information Systems, Knowledge Management, Management & Development of Information Systems, Software Project Management, e-governance, and Social Impacts of IT.
His research interests are in the Social Impacts of Computing, IT Adoption, Enterprise Systems, Software Engineering, and Software Development Process Models. He has published several papers in international journals and presented papers at many international conferences. His work on the global relocation of e-work/outsourcing was supported by the European Commission. He was also the resource person for the ILO (International Labour Organization) in this area.
Professor Bandi received the ‘Best Case Award’ for the case titled, ‘Service Delivery in Remote Customer Support: A BPO Case’ at the 16th AIMS Convention, August 2004, Goa, India. He also got the ‘Best Elective Award’ for the course titled, ‘Information Systems Analysis’, IIM Bangalore, March 2000.