Satish Rao brings significant industry and consulting experience in the areas of business strategy and growth through innovation. He brings outside in perspectives to insight generation and ideation to help client address core issues of growth and creating sustainable competitive advantage. His expertise also includes building innovation capability, identifying new business opportunities, portfolio management and go to market strategy.
Mr. Rao has significant experience in industrial, energy and resources, and consumer sectors, and jointly leads Clareo’s energy and resources practice. He has advised some of the world’s leading resources and energy companies such as BHP, Anglo American, Teck, Barrick Gold, BP, Castrol, and Exelon. He has helped clients transform through disruptive technology, new business opportunities, and build innovation capabilities, governance, and process. He is a co-creator of Clareo’s FastPath approach to growth through innovation, which includes insight generation, ideation, and a rapid and lean approach to implementation.
Mr. Rao has also been a lead facilitator for TWIN (The World Innovation Network) Catalyst sessions focused on social license for the unconventional oil and gas sector. He is also advising the Development Partner Institute, which aims to transform mining to become an integrated and proactive development partner. Mr. Rao is a contributing author to several publications and a book, Growth Champions: The Battle for Sustained Innovation Leadership (Wiley, 2012).
In his early professional career, Mr. Rao was a managing consultant with IBM’s Strategy & Change consulting practice. Prior to consulting, he held engineering and management roles at Ericsson and Motorola, where he developed mobile infrastructure solutions for global customers and contributed to industry standards. He has an MBA in Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, in addition to an MS and BE in computer science and engineering. He has also achieved PMP certification in project management.
Satish Rao, Partner at Clareo, will be the interviewer of a technology Q&A: Accessing the fast and furious pace of autonomy to transform mining at the Workforce of the Future session at IMARC 2019. Download the programme.