Book Details

Book title: REVOLUTION IN LEADERSHIP- Building Technology Competence
Author(s): Dr. A.Sivathanu Pillai
ISBN: 9788182745520
Publication Year: 2011
Binding: HB
Pages: 286
Price: Rs. 795 Rs. 795
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In today’s competitive world, it is the technological strength of a nation that decides its standing in the global arena. Technology has become the prime mover behind growth and prosperity. A nation which masters technology thus derives competitive advantage and respect.

India, in spite of technology denials and control regimes, has risen to the occasion and developed critical technologies for itself. The book details how these developments were nurtured through management strengths and innovative use of the nation’s resource.

Over the years, the author’s close interaction with three of India’s greatest visionary leaders- Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Prof. Satish Dhawan and Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam- has gained him valuable experience in technology management and leadership, which became the triggering point for authoring this book. He traces past developments in technology and its status as of today, and analyses innovative strategies and techniques like the consortium approach, technology empowerment and joint ventures. Finally, the book presages future technological revolutions, their impact on society, and the organization and leadership that would be required to maintain and improve the competitive edge in a global environment.

ABOUT Author


Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai,  is a Distinguished Scientist, the Chief Controller R & D, DRDO, and CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace- the highly acclaimed Into-Russian Joint Venture for the design, development, production and marketing of BRAHMOS, the world leader in cruise missile technology.

Dr. Pillai began his career in 1969, with systems engineering and systems management of launch vehicles at ISRO. He assisted Dr. Vikram Sarabhai in the evolution of the ten-year space profile, and was a core member of the SLV-3 team headed by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Dr. Pillai also worked with Prof. Satish Dhawan in the study of future ISRO launch vehicles and missions.

Dr. Pillai joined DRDO in 1986 in the integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) at Hyderabad, under the leadership of Dr. Kalam. He was the Programme Director, IGMDP, and Associate Director, DRDL, Hyderabad. His most important contribution has been the development of critical technologies using a network of academic institutions, R&D laboratories, and industries through an innovative consortium approach and technology empowerment. His decades of dedicated efforts and contributions have helped India realize the concurrent development of Agni, Prithvi, Nag, Trishul, and Akash missiles under IGMDP.

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