Ramesh Gopalaswamy is a visiting faculty at Amrita. Has thirty years of international experience. His vast industry experience covers both India and abroad. He played a key role in the establishment of Oracle India Development Center, built it from zero to about 500 people as a center of excellence and was its former Senior Director. He is currently an independent consultant and Adjunct Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology Bengaluru (IIIT - B), Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore and SSN School of Management, Chennai. He is the author of the National Awardï¿½winning book Managing Global Software Projects, The ACE of Soft Skills Attitude, Communication and Etiquette for Success, Software Testing Principles and Practices and Software Maintenance. Two of these books have also been translated into Chinese. He is one of the handful of authors to be picked up worldwide for contribution to a IEEE book on Global Software Engineering practices. He currently offers consultancy services in the areas of project management and soft skills to several top companies in India and abroad. He has been the chairperson and invited speaker in a number of national and international conferences. He is in the Academic Advisory Board of Project Management Institute, India. He holds an MS in engineering management from Stanford University, California, MS in computer science from IIT Madras and BE from IISc Bengaluru.