Head – Talent Accelerator

Website Karnataka Digital Economy Mission

KDEM Overview

The Karnataka Digital Economy Mission promises to harness the unlimited potential of the digital economy of Karnataka and transform the lives of the people in the state. The IT ecosystem will uplift IT professionals in the industry and power millions of other ancillary jobs across other industries. The coming decades promises growth and maturity of the IT and start up ecosystems in Bengaluru City and extended cities in Karnataka. Current Global ranking for Karnataka is among the Top 30 Global Start-up Ecosystems in the World.

Position Summary

This role will be responsible for KDEM’s Talent Accelerator program, which aims to Accelerate & Transform Karnataka as the global hub for talent in the new, emerging technologies. A highly visible position with responsibility to carry the brand of KDEM at National & State level. It requires the incumbent to lead with zeal and passion & create growth track record across the State.

The position requires:

  • The incumbent to create and execute a strategy to grow industry ready talent in Karnataka
  • Build partnerships with academia, training institutions, accelerators, corporate sponsors, industry partners, media houses and local entrepreneurial networks to achieve Digital growth

This position also includes to support:

  • Develop Academic- Industry partnership to boost R&D
  • Develop Industry ready skills program at various levels
  • Mission 2025-Educate/ Skill 2 million people in the new emerging technologies including job earning skills
  • Manage deftly complex programs with continuous engagement with all the stakeholders

Role Responsibilities

Stakeholders Management:

  • Strategize, plan, and manage the program activities for Talent Accelerator vertical.
  • Identify and address the critical bottlenecks in the current industry requirement and talent availability.
  • Create and design road map for the talent training and industry readiness.
  • Focus on policy initiatives with various departments in the State and align the same with policies of the Centre.
  • Establish partnerships with academia and influence them to include courses to cater to the industry needs.
  • Identify potential mentors to associate with the program and on-board them & provide them recognition
  • Identify challenges and inhibitors for talent availability.
  • Raise funds for the program if required.
  • Achieve the aspiration goals set up for the vertical as listed above.
  • Identify potential Industry Anchors., to participate in designing and executing the strategy for Talent Accelerator.
  • Influence academia to include industry ready skills in their curriculum.
  • Connect with government departments for guidance as well as influence facilitate connection with industry and academia.
  • Ensure adherence of all relevant compliance policies, regulations, and framework.
  • Continuously gather data/insights from internal and external stakeholder on the industry and provide key analytics and insights / reports to the relevant stakeholders
  • Cross leverage the network, internal /external resources, and stakeholders to create value for the industry as well as the organization.
  • Work closely with other verticals to understand hiring requirements in emerging clusters in Karnataka. Do a skill gap analysis and create programs to bridge the gap
  • Engage with various state level departments to support them in implementation of their skill development and talent training policies.
  • Build relationships with technology research organizations/academic institutions to explore opportunity of collaboration with the industry


  • Partner with the Government of Karnataka, Steering Committee, investors and Foundations and stakeholders for the full success of skill development and talent accelerator programs.
  • Create forum to listen understand challenges and requirements of available talent and industry.
  • Create robust frameworks for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learnings of the skill development programs & drive timely analysis of quantitative data and qualitative feedback to measure differential Impact of program
  • Provide integrated intelligence from results and customer feedback
  • Build and Maintain skill and talent database to track progress and growth

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Essential: Graduate

Desirable: MBA from premier institute.



Relevant experience of 15+ years skilling, skill development, running talent accelerator or HR/Engineering professional with talent acquisition as major responsibility


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience in dealing and hiring from the institutions across Karnataka as well as strong connections with HR fraternity in the industry.
  • Experience in handling Government Relations, stakeholder management of corporates & senior management and faculty.
  • Have an understanding on Policy and Regulations in this ecosystem
  • Aware of New Edge /Emerging technologies in play
  • Active in HR networking events and forums
  • Ability to raise funds
  • Background or exposure to recruitment & industry-institutions partnership
  • Strong network in India HR ecosystem with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and interaction skills; ability to build and grow relationships
  • Resourceful and ability to operate in a fast-changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in a team environment
  • Comfortable with multi-tasking and handling a variety of responsibilities.
  • Ability to take sound decision based on evidence.
  • Passion to succeed and go getter!
  • Demonstrated high standard of ethics and integrity.

Interested candidates email us with subject name “Applying for Head – Talent Accelerator” to info@karnatakadigital.in

To apply for this job email your details to info@karnatakadigital.in