By becoming a globally-recognized expert on e-business, Ravi Kalakota automatically became an expert on international business itself. The future of global commerce is electronic, and no one is more qualified to hold forth on the nuances of international business communication. He is a leading researcher and author whose powerful formulation of the e-business fundamentals has made him well known. Ravi helps companies navigate their future options, explaining the business implications as well as the infrastructure, customer, and economic issues - clearly, concisely and without ambiguity.
One of the foremost writers on digital strategy and its execution via enterprise applications, Ravi has written numerous books, several of which have been international best sellers. His most recent book is M-Business: The Race to Mobility (2002), described as a "must read" for those wanting to harness the potential of mobile computing in improving and re-inventing business processes.
Other recent works by Ravi discuss the applications side of e-business and the Internet economy. E-business: Roadmap for Success has sold over 150,000 copies world-wide and is every consulting firm's guide to E-business application strategy. The book has been praised for its unusual combination of insights and practical advice. In E-business 2.0, Ravi further zeroes in on the emerging application platforms that anchor effective business models.
As the CEO of a world-class research firm, Ravi works as a consultant and adviser to top managers of major global corporations. Past clients have included: SAP, Intel, AT&T, Andersen, Sun Microsystems, and Georgia Pacific, to name but a few. He has served on the faculties of Simon School of Business at University of Rochester, Robinson School of Management at Georgia State University and also taught at the McCombs School of Business at University of Texas at Austin.
Authoritative and in depth, Ravi is in demand for keynote lectures, workshops and strategy sessions in which he provides practical tools and insights for making the critical transition from strategy to execution.