Dr. Deepak Tripathi
Dr. Deepak Tripathi, an ex. IRSME officer of 1990 batch, is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering with Doctorate & Post Graduation from NITIE/Mumbai specializing in Operations Management. He has also been trained in Leadership and Management programs from NUS/INSEAD/IIM-K and other institutes.
During his career span of 30+ yrs. in Indian Railways (IR) & Konkan Railway (KRCL), he has covered wide business spectrum in Traction & Rolling Stock, Railway Operations & Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Rolling Stock Infrastructure, O&M and Technology Projects, Marketing & Business Development and International Business.
He has steered several multidisciplinary business projects in Railway Operations & Maintenance in India and abroad including Development and O&M of innovative Roll-On Roll-Off services, Electric Traction Operations, Mechanized Railway Maintenance, Design to Construction of Rolling Stock Infrastructure. He has also worked on Rail & Port Connectivity projects.
As Director/Quality Assurance (I&L)/RDSO for 06 years, he organized Vendor Development Inspections, Quality Assurance etc. for Rolling Stock with firms in India and abroad. His contributions in the field of technology include development of patented ‘SMART Yard technology,’ Technology/ Transfer projects including Industry 4.0 and AI projects.
His contributions to the field of Management & Technology include authored books, international publications and contributions in conferences & workshops in India and abroad, focusing on lean and technology in Rail & Metro sector.
He has been awarded with ‘National Award for Outstanding Services;’ and Best Innovative Idea of the Year Award, from Hon’ble Minister of Railways. ‘Outstanding Author Award’ from EMERALD Publications, U.K for his publications and ‘Lal Bahadur Shastri Award’ for his book ‘Smart Lean Management’. He won ‘Director General Medals’–National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) and RDSO/Ministry of Railways and has also received two Presidential Awards from Hon’ble Home Minister for contributions to Rajbhasha..