Anand Byrappa has a Ph.D in Information Science. He has done his Information and Knowledge Management Course from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is a GE Certified Six Sigma Black-Belt. Anand has spent over 20 years in top multinational corporates. He has experience in leading global operations in various areas covering, Digital Libraries, Business Information Services, Corporate Communications, Research Services and Knowledge Management. He has served at Deutsche Bank Group, Zee Media Group and General Electric. Anand has Joined Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in the year 2017 and he is currently heading the JRD Tata Memorial Library at IISc.
Anand has co-edited a book & 5 conference volumes, written 4 book chapters and published papers in Journals and Conferences. He has been invited for many National and International Conferences and he has delivered invited lectures, plenary talks and chaired technical sessions & panel discussions. Anand has served on Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board. He is a recipient of Global Knowledge Management Leadership Award. He has been honored by listing his name in 50 most influential knowledge management professionals. Govt of Karnataka has honored him with Best Librarian award. He is a winner of Vikram Sarabhai Operational Excellence Award. Anand’s areas of interest include Knowledge Management, Digital Libraries, Six Sigma, Intellectual Property, Scholarly Content and Publishing.