Murali Dharan

Mr. Dharan is responsible for Asia Pacific  Marketing, Sales, Services, and Operations in building customers and markets for EA Principals. As part of the leadership team, he also brings innovation and transformation in taking the company to new heights in the next decade. He leads with strategic initiatives in engaging clients, Architects, IT managers and CXOs, in building partnerships and delivering exceptional value to local and global clients in their Essential Change. Mr. Dharan is a practising Business Transformation Strategist, Enterprise/Business Architect and a highly regarded trainer in TOGAF. With his Business Strategy Consulting experiences with CXOs of major corporations, as Adjunct professor teaching Strategy subjects to MBAs at reputed business schools in the APAC region, 30+ years of Asia Pacific customer experiences with Microsoft & IBM, delivering business IT solutions, he brings exceptional practical knowledge and inspiration to the field of Enterprise Architecture and Essential Change.

Previously Mr. Dharan founded and run Empoweris, based in Sydney, as Partner of Microsoft and IBM, designing and developing business applications for corporate customers in Australia and Asia. The company also specialized in providing niche consulting advisory in business and IT strategies. Some of his Enterprise Architecture experiences include (a) establishment of Enterprise Architecture Foundational Capabilities, Architecture governance, Product Standards, Technology Plans and Roadmaps (b) using TOGAF methodologies to develop Business Transformation Strategy and selection of new ERP systems (c) Transformation Strategy based on study of Markets, using Market Intelligence techniques for a major US Multinational in APAC (d) IT Strategy and Architecture Planning for University (e) Strategic review and Architecture development for Retail and Superannuation Industry in Australia. "Be the change you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi. With strong belief in life-long learning and giving, he also plays active leadership roles in several Not-for-Profit organisations in Australia and India, delivering transformational value to people and communities, in education, arts/culture and spiritual well being. He is an active writer, presenter and inspirational speaker in international forums. He holds B.Tech(Hons) in Electrical Engineering from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Top Medal MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney and a number of certifications in business and technology.


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