Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security & Telecommunication

Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security & Telecommunication

Start date: May 12, 2018
End date: May 12, 2018
Start time: 02:00 PM
End time: 09:00 PM
Event location: On Campus

EduTech Congress

Navi Mumbai


mUni in collaboration with CLEVERTOUCH, cordially invites you to “EduTech Congress, 2018”- a summit for Higher Education. The event is going to be held in Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai, India on 12th May 2018 starting at 2.00 PM.   

Through a series of interactive sessions, inspirational keynotes, panel discussions, demos and technology showcases, over 30 international thought leaders and speakers will share their insights & perspectives on the future of Technology in Higher Education.

This year, the theme is – “Reimagining the role of Technology in Higher Education”. Speakers will share their understanding and relevance of Technology in the Indian Hi Ed market with various case studies, use cases and global perspectives. Attendees will also get a chance to meet top notch edtech enthusiasts in the country and educationists from various reputed Educational Institutions


Sub topics for Keynotes, cases, panel discussion and live technology demonstrations:

  • Leveraging Technology to Engage and Empower Learning – A case study on Education Marketplaces.
  • Future of Learning in Higher Ed. – Transforming classrooms for better learning outcome.
  • Beyond Curriculums – Getting students future ready.
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning – Applications, Implications and its role from Admissions to Placements
  • How Technology is Changing Education practices like Tutoring, Test Prep, Assessment, Skill Development, Placements & more – A case study on placements
  • Leadership in Digital Transformation – Creating a Culture and Conditions for Innovation and Change in Higher Education.
  • Future of Technology in Higher Ed – Why and What to Invest on?

Why Edu Tech Congress

  • It will give you an opportunity to engage, network and collaborate with various stakeholders of the Higher Education market.
  • It will showcase some of the best cases of using technology in Higher Ed.
  • Help institutes charter the path from ‘why’ to ‘how’ to ‘implementation’. 
  • It will provide a platform to experience various solutions and offerings from some of the best Education Technology providers in Higher Ed.
  • It is a platform to understand global perspectives on trends, opportunities & challenges in EdTech.
  • It is an opportunity to exchange ideas, identify successful technology deployments and experience the best practices among the various higher education eco system partners.  

Who should Attend

  • Higher Education Leaders and Policy Makers
  • Education providers Chancellors/Vice Chancellors Chairpersons, Trustees, Investors of Group of Institutions, Directors, Principals, Deans of Professional Institutions
  • Industry leaders providing skilling for making students future ready 
  • Placement heads/ Admission heads
  • Education Technology Solutions and Service Providers
Gyavin Picardo
Contact No: +91 9022893868
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Jahnvi Thakkar
Contact No: +91 8291862781
Mukesh Amra
Contact No: +91 8080751141
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Shrenik Kuwad
Contact No: +91 8828111740
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Shweta Chavan
Contact No: +91 8433969263
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Dr. Abhijit Gangopadhyay

Dr. Gangopadhyay with over 4 decades experience and maturing Indian education system. The most reputed Professor in India. He is currently at Dean at Aegis School of Data Science and Telecommunication, Founding Dean of Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Indore. Former Dean & Professor at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS) and Former Professor at XLRI. He served as a Director, Central Labour Institute, Ministry of Labour, Govt. Of India. Prof. Gangopadhyay is expert in behavioural Science and served National Police Academy and Defence Research and Development (DRDO), Ministry of Defence. Prof. worked as the National expert with International Labour Organization(ILO) and Asian Productivity Organization(APO), Tokyo

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Dr. Avik Sarkar

Head - Data Analytics Cell at NITI Aayog, Govt. Of India


Dr Avik Sarkar is an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at NITI Aayog.  NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India Aayog) is a premier policy think-tank of the Government of India.  Dr Sarkar is in-charge of the Data Analytics Cell at NITI Aayog which provides big data and analytics insights across sectors like Direct Benefit Transfer, Innovation, Digital payments, Healthcare/Nutrition, Agriculture, etc. for efficient policy making. Dr Sarkar is engaged with the Energy Vertical at NITI Aayog instrumental in the various long term planning of future energy needs of India through initiatives like energy sector modelling, energy data management, etc.

Dr Sarkar is engaged with the Energy Vertical at NITI Aayog instrumental in the various long term planning of future energy needs of India through initiatives like energy sector modelling, energy data management, etc.

Dr Sarkar has over 15 years of experience across different aspects of data analytics, statistical modelling, data/text mining across companies like IBMAccentureNokiaNASAPersistent Systems, etc. In his last role at Accenture Consulting in Singapore, Dr Sarkar contributed to various data and analytics related engagements with Singapore Government like efficient reporting and resolution of municipal issues,  evaluation and monitoring of secondary school education, improving operational efficiency in immigration and customs.

While at IBM, Dr Sarkar made significant contributions towards developing the Monte Carlo Simulation of SPSS and the Predictive Maintenance and Quality solution for the manufacturing sector.  Dr Sarkar holds a PhD from The Open University, UK,  Masters from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and Bachelors from Calcutta University.  Dr Sarkar has authored several technical publications and technology patents.


System and method for electronic catalogue classification using a hybrid of rule-based and statistical method 

The present invention provides for a method and system for the classification of electronic catalogs. The method provided has a lot of user-configured features and also provides for constant interaction between the user and the system. The user can provide criteria for the classification of catalogs and subsequently manually check the classified catalogs.

System and method for context based searching of electronic catalogue database, aided with graphical feedback to the user

A method and system for context based searching of category wise arranged electronic catalog database is provided. The confidence value for each of the retrieved categories is displayed graphically as an indication of the relevance of that category. The percentage impact of each of the query terms on the search result is also shown in a graphical format. Various search strategies and algorithms are used and the output is ranked according to the user relevance. The system is intelligent in the sense that it suggests user with spellings, uses word morphing, synonymous words to user query etc. The user can define weightage to be given to various attributes and also refine his search by searching in particular segments.

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Dr. K. R. Murali Mohan

Head Big Data Initiative, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India

Dr. Murali Mohan is a Ph D in Computer Engineering from Delhi College of EngineeringDelhi University and alumni of S V University, Tirupati. He also attended Science, Technology, Innovation and Policy (STIP) programme at Kennedy School of Govt, Harvard University, Boston, USA. He is serving the Department of Science and Technology (DST) from 1998 onwards and presently, Dr Mohan is Adviser/Scientist-G and Heading the Big Data initiatives Division. Prior to the current position, He was associated with Natural Resources Data Management System (NRDMS) & National Spatial Data Infrastructure ( NSDI) Divisions of DST. He has developed a number of new R&D network based cluster initiatives. His multidisciplinary academic background coupled with multi-institutional scientific exposure spanning over 20 years provides

His multidisciplinary academic background coupled with multi-institutional scientific exposure spanning over 20 years provides him an edge in identifying and in conceptualizing niche scientific areas of research. The programmes he developed/ under development, synergizes the core concepts of Big Data, Geo-Sciences, Information & Communication Technologies (GeoICT) and brings in the fundamental and applied aspect of this emerging spectrum of Science. Identification of a burning national issues and scientific challenges which requires SxT interventions, development of scientific framework, institutional network/ arrangements, expertise driven holistic experimentation and core capacity building/ Critical mass creation, is the generic model followed in all his endeavours.

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Dr. Paul Pallath

Chief Data Scientist & Director - Advanced Analytics at SAP

Paul Pallath is the Chief Data Scientist & Senior Director with the Advanced Analytics Organisation at SAP. With over 20 years of experience in Machine Learning, Paul has several research publications in the field of Machine Learning & Data Mining in International Journals and conferences and has also invented several patentable ideas.  He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Applications with Gold Medal, and PhD in Machine Learning, both from Indian Institute of Technology.


Automated approach for integrating automated function library functions and algorithms in predictive analytics

The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems, including a method for generating executable components. One method includes identifying a user request to create a new function based pre-existing algorithms, the new function to be used in an application used by a user; providing a set of available algorithms from an algorithm library; receiving a selection by a user of an algorithm from the available algorithms; providing a set of available parameters associated with the selected algorithm; receiving an election by the user of one or more parameters from the set of available parameters; generating an executable component in response to receiving the selection of the algorithm and the election of the one or more parameters, the executable component performing the selected algorithm using at least the elected one or more parameters; and storing the executable component for subsequent execution in response to the requested new function.

Automatic discovery of counter-intutive insights

Automatic discovery of counter-intuitive insights in data analytics involves computing a first set of values based on primary values and secondary values. The primary values include outliers. The computed first set of values is identified as a primary pattern. Compute a second set of values based on the primary values and first level secondary sub-values. The computed second set of values is identified as a secondary pattern. The identified secondary pattern is opposite to the identified primary pattern. The identified primary pattern and the secondary pattern are displayed in a graphical user interface.

Automated generation of insights for events of interest

A dataset for an event of interest is received. The dataset represents occurrences of events including data corresponding to features. Event frame sizes are determined to generate insights on the dataset. Features from the occurrences of events are extracted corresponding to the determined event frame sizes. The extracted features are represented as feature abbreviations corresponding to a context. The feature abbreviations with high frequency of occurrence are identified. Rules are generated based on the identified feature abbreviations. Weights are associated to the feature abbreviations variably. Here, the association of weights is based on frequency of occurrence of feature abbreviations in the rules. The features corresponding to feature abbreviations are displayed as insights on the dataset. The displayed features correspond to a high probability of occurrence of the event of interest.

Dynamic predictive analysis in pre-bid of entities

Strategy parameters and weights associated with the strategy parameters are received in a predictive analytics application to dynamically rank entities. Raw values associated with the strategy parameters are normalized by applying transformation functions to get normalized values. Based on the normalized values and the weights associated with the strategy parameters, weighted normalized values are computed. Based on the weighted normalized values aggregate scores are computed. The entities based on the computed aggregate score are dynamically ranked. The dynamically ranked entities in descending order of aggregate scores are displayed in a user interface of the predictive analytics application.

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Dr. Usama Fayyad

CEO, Open Insights; Former Chief Data Officer and Group Managing Director at Barclays PLC; 1st Chief Data Officer Titled

Dr. Fayyad holds BSE’s in both electrical and computer engineering (1984); MSE in computer science and engineering (1986); and M.Sc. in mathematics (1989). He also earned his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991). Dr. Fayyad has published over 100 technical articles in the fields of data mining, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and databases. He holds over 30 patents and is a Fellow of both the AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery).

Dr. Fayyad is an active angel investor in the U.S. and in the Middle East. He is also part of the U.S. Dept of State Delegation on Entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Dr, Fayyad is an active speaker in both academic and business meetings, and regularly delivers keynotes on BigData, Predictive Analytics, Data Mining, Monetization Strategies, and Early-Stage Investment and Acceleration strategies for technology startups.

In 2014 he became Chief Data Officer and Group Managing Director at Barclays PLC ; he is Executive Chairman of Oasis 500. He was the first person to ever hold the title Chief Data Officer when Yahoo! Inc acquired his company in June 2004. Prior to Barclays he served as chairman, co-founder and CTO of ChoozOn Corporation —a mobile and web search engine service under the brand Blue Kangaroo that helps consumers find relevant offers, discounts, and deals through personalization and intelligent matching.

Currently he is the Founder and CEO of Open Insights is a data strategy, business intelligence consultancy and services implementation company. Led by a seasoned team of experts in the areas of data strategy, data warehousing, data operations, business intelligence, market research and database marketing, we embark on a journey with our clients to achieve clear insights into their organization.

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Sushila Augustine

Director, Data Management and Dissemination Division, (Chief Data Officer) Reserve Bank of India

Mrs. Sushila Augustine joined Reserve Bank of India in 1980 after completing M.Sc in Statistics and has about 35 years’ central banking work experience in various departments of RBI. Mrs. Augustine worked in departments, like Department of Statistics and Information management, Bankers Training College (rechristen as CAFRAL now), Department of Banking Supervision, Industrial and Export Credit Department(now merged in Monetary Policy Department), etc.

Published few studies on the following areas:

  •  Construction of House Price Index in India-An Approach Paper, A Working Paper of the Department of Statistical Analysis and Computer Services, RBI (2004).
  • Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices in India; A paper for discussion and placed on RBI-Web- site –October 2006
  • Banking Development in Maharashtra – A Comparative Analysis with respect to the all India level at the two-days seminar on “Perspectives on Maharashtra’s Economy’” conducted by the University of Mumbai, on 11 th and 12th March 2004.
  • “Optimizing Growth and Inflation in India- An Application of Control Theory:”-coauthored- Paper presented at the Fortieth Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society(TIES), at Institute for Social and Economic Change(ISEC), Banglore, during 13-15 February 2004.
  • Impact of changes in Oil prices on Inflation and growth- some exploratory result relating to the Indian Economy"-co- authored- presented in the Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society(TIES), Amritsar during January 2006.
  • Does Money Really Matter? – Some View Points Relating to the Indian Economy.”- Economic Times dated 11 th February 2004.
  • “Estimates of Household Savings in India – A Critic”- Paper presented at the biennial Conference of the Indian Association for Research in National Income and Wealth on 15th and 16th December 2006 at Bhubaneswar and published in the Journal of income and wealth.
  • “Surveys in Reserve Bank of India”- Paper was presented at Statistics Day Conference-2009 on July 2, 2009 in Mumbai, organized as a part of the Platinum Jubilee celebration of the Reserve Bank of India to mark the birth anniversary of Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis, the legendary statistician. Being Statistician, most of the time associated with IT and Statistics. For a long time, Mrs. Sushila Augustine was associated with the analytical work related to inflation forecast, various quarterly surveys like “Inflation Expectation survey of households, Industrial Expectation Survey, Consumer Confidence Survey, Capacity Utilisation survey of manufacturing unites, etc., which were being presented to the Top management of RBI, to help them to take informed important decisions for formulation of monetary policy in each quarter.

At present, Mrs. Augustine is in-charge of Data maintenance and dissemination division, where the core responsibilities include the data development and data dissemination from Data warehouse(DW) of the RBI. Data maintenance and dissemination division brings out Handbook of Statistics on the Indian Economy in publication form. Also Weekly Statistical Supplement, monthly RBI Bulletin, and Statistical Tables Related to Banks in India are being generated from DW. Data maintenance and dissemination division maintains the real-time data series of these publications in Database on Indian Economy(DBIE) and SAARCFINANCE database (SFDB) on RBI-website.

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Nikola Sucevic

Head of Data Science at Reliance JIO


Nikola is leading data science and development in the area of radio coverage and capacity, network modeling, RCA machine learning, telecom data mining, GIS analytic and other R&D projects at JIO. Previously he has worked at Ericsson and Huawei where he has filed a number of patents and publications on data analysis, networking and geolocation.


Positioning Systems and Methods For Determining The Location of a Mobile Communication Device

A localization approach based on cable length detection. In one aspect, a method performed by a positioning system for determining the location of a mobile communication device (MCD) is provided. In some embodiments, the method includes the positioning system determining a cable length value representative of the length of the cable connecting a base station to a radio head serving the MCD. The positioning system then determines a location of the MCD based on the determined cable length.

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Sumit Puri

Group CIO, Max Healthcare


Sumit Puri is an experienced IT Leader with over 23 years of work experience in conceptualising digital enterprise strategy and enabling operational process transformation in leading organisations in Asia. He has carried out IOT led digital innovation besides facilitating several new digital business models as CIO, Max Healthcare. Prior to his stint as CIO, Max Healthcare, he has played diverse senior roles in Prudential Corporation Asia as VP- Regional Operations, CIO Prudential Indonesia, Senior Vice President at ICICI Prudential, Global Digitization Leader at Genpact and Senior management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers India. He is LEAN, Six Sigma and PMP certified has strong leadership skills and a passion for innovation.

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Niranjan K Ramakrishnan

CIO, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital; Secretary, Member of the Board of Directors of the HIMSS APAC India Chapter.


Niranjan K Ramakrishnan is a health IT Specialist driving his career focused only in the health space for last 15 years. He enjoys his profession that shaping him up as a Change Management Specialist especially in any healthcare organisation where the Legacy is dominating the new trends!

He is Chief Information Officer (CIO-IT) at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. is a 675-bed multi-specialty hospital in Rajinder Nagar, Delhi. It is one of the very few hospitals in the private sector that has maintained nearly 100% bed occupancy throughout the year.

Niranjan is an operations executive with a demonstrated record of exceeding profitability goals, developing resources, building confidence as a leader, turning around underperforming units, and driving increased revenues and market share. He is a motivated business executive with a decade of experience in the health IT domain and demonstrable large-scale projects in the Indian and global healthcare industry.

His primary role is to implement an integrated, out of box, well proven, well established, cost effective (TCO) & next generation Enterprise Hospital Information System. In short, he knows how to overcome some of the most demanding and uncomfortable challenges a health IT implementation leader can face! With determination of making Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi process driven healthcare system using the most innovative next generation Information technology solutions through his position of Chief Information Officer (CIO-IT).

He is also Founder & CEO of Invest2Care Tech Pvt Ltd, Secretary, Member of the Board of Directors of the HIMSS Asia Pacific India Chapter; Vice President, Founder Member, HIT Club, Healthcare CIO Society, (Non-for-profit; Advisor, New Delhi Children’s Hospital & Research Centre (Not-for-profit Trust)

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Kumar KV

VP/Group Head | Information Technology, Narayana Hrudayalaya


Kumar is the Vice President and Group Head of Information Technology for Narayana Hrudayalaya Limited and is based out of Bangalore. He has over 15 years of information technology experience spanning across various domains and industry verticals. In his current role he is responsible for providing strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, coordination and implementation of healthcare technology. Currently he is driving healthcare technology initiatives like Tele-medicine, Tele-radiology, Tele-ECG, Patient-Physician portal solution, Electronic Medical Records, Clinical Decision Support System, Appointment Management System, Identity Management System, Cloud Computing, Communication & Collaboration, Mobile Apps, and Analytics. In addition to this he also leads cyber security initiatives across the enterprise. He possess strong knowledge on Business Service Management, Architecture frameworks, Governance, Risk and Security areas.

Kumar is currently pursuing his advanced post-graduate research degree (M.Phil) on Hospital and Health Systems Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani. This programme is conducted by BITS in collaboration with Christian Medical College, Vellore and Bombay Hospital, Mumbai.

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Deep Thomas

CEO, Tata Insights and Quants Division (Division of Tata Industries Ltd)


Mr. Thomas is a Global business leader and management professional with over 20 years of experience in delivering sustained increasing profitability through business transformation leveraging Global processes, Information capabilities, Digital, Predictive analytics, and Big data solutions.

Prior to joining Tata Group, Deep led Citigroup’s Global Decision Management Centre of Excellence across 25+ markets. He has also held various leadership positions with HSBC and American Express in US and India where he led high performing large-scale global multi-site decision science, direct marketing, and risk management functions

Deep is Computer Science Engineer with an MS (Information Systems) and MBA (Marketing) from Arizona State University. He also holds four patents in Decision Science, Recommender Systems, and Information Management.

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Dr. Gabor Melli

Senior Director of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Sony Playstation (Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc)

Dr. Melli with 2 decades of experience in the delivery of automated data-driven solutions in a technical lead and management capacity with a passion for introducing semantic capabilities into mission critical processes. Dr. Melli has led over twelve large-scale data-driven initiatives at both enterprises ranging from Sony PlayStationMicrosoftAT&TT-MobileICBCWashington Mutual and WalMart, and at start-ups such as Datasage (acquired by Vignette/Open Text),, PredictionWorks, VigLink, and OpenGov. He is currently Senior Director of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). He hold a PhD and completed Master of Science from Simon Fraser University and proud alumnus University of British Columbia

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Veneeth Purushotaman

CIO at Fortis Healthcare

Over two decades of experience in technology enablement, transition and transformation in Pharma, Education, Retail and Healthcare sectors. Currently working as the CIO at Fortis Healthcare Ltd driving standardization of processes and systems while integrating and building a single pan-Fortis Hospital Information System. The Fortis Healthcare chain comprises hospitals, diagnostics and day care speciality facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 54 healthcare facilities. At Fortis Healthcare, He is driving a major technology consolidation of Front End Hospital Management systems; the Project OneFortis is a project which attempts to bring all the hospitals into a single organizational HIS hosted on the cloud and aligned to a Single Process.

Before joining Fortis in 2016, as a transformational CIO, he led an extremely aggressive technology transition for the company. Post the de-merger with Walmart, Purushothaman led the migration of the Bharti Retail’s SAP and PoS from Walmart systems to their own technology landscape. Within a span of six months he completed a revamp of Bharti Retail’s infrastructure and network across 200 stores. He completed the transition successfully in Dec 2014 as per plan; successfully implemented SAP IS Retail, Wincor Nixdorf, SAP EWM for warehouses, JDA-Intactix for space planning and several of the peripheral systems in order to get the business transactional in 6 months and now working on getting the system stability and optimization.

Prior to Bharti Retail, he worked with HyperCity Retail. Purushothaman joined Shopper’s Stop Group of companies as a programmer in 2000. Worked with HyperCity Retail India Ltd, a big box hypermarket retailer and subsidiary of Shoppers Stop Ltd, as Sr. Vice President for Technology and added responsibility of Supply Chain and Logistics since 2012; with the group since Aug 2001; led projects on Point of Sale, Customer Loyalty & Enterprise Data warehousing o Business Technology Leadership and known among peers as a CIO who talks business.

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Dr. Manish Gupta

Director Machine Learning & Data Science, American Express


Dr. Manish Gupta is an advanced analytics professional with 15 years of experience in building & leading data science & analytics teams for developing competencies in customer analytics, real-time recommendation system, big data and machine learning solutions across various industries such as Internet/E-commerce, Banking, BPO and Defence.

He recently joined American Express as Director, Machine Learning Research to carry out business specific machine learning and deep learning research and to establish machine learning best practice for business. In his most recent role, Manish served as Senior Vice President, Analytics at InfoEdge which is the parent company of various popular portals of India like Naukri.ComJeevanSathi.Com99Acres.ComShiksha.Com etc. He built & led data scientist team from scratch to develop scalable personalised real-time recommendation systems using huge amounts of structured and unstructured data using cutting-edge Machine Learning, Data Science, BigData, Deep Learning & Text Mining, Natural Language Processing Technologies. He has also previously worked with Global Decision Management, Citibank as

He has also previously worked with Global Decision Management, Citibank as the analytic lead for leveraging untraditional data sources such as click stream data, voice tag data along with regular financial data for customer acquisition, retention and attrition using BigData and advanced analytics technologies. He has also worked as Head (R&D) at Innovation Labs at 24/7 Customer where he developed patented technologies for chat categorization and web acquisition engines. He has served the country as Scientist at Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) a defence research organisation in India. He has received several awards including Scientist of the Year, Technology Award for his contribution to developing state of the analytics solutions for armed forces.

Manish holds a PhD degree from Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi in the area of Machine Learning with more than 15 research publications in leading international journals and conferences with 1 US Patent which has more than 130 citations.


Chat Categorization and Agent Performance Modeling

Patent descriptionChat categorization uses semi-supervised clustering to provide Voice of the Customer (VOC) analytics over unstructured data via a historical understanding of topic categories discussed to derive an automated methodology of topic categorization for new data; application of semi-supervised clustering (SSC) for VOC analytics; generation of seed data for SSC; and a voting algorithm for use in the absence of domain knowledge/manual tagged data. Customer service interactions are mined and quality of these interactions is measured by “Customer’s Vote” which, in turn, is determined by the customer’s experience during the interaction and the quality of customer issue resolution. Key features of the interaction that drive a positive experience and resolution are automatically learned via machine learning driven algorithms based on historical data. This, in turn, is used to coach/teach the system/service representative on future interactions.


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Vipul Anand

Group CIO, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd

Mr. Anand is a part of the Core Management team of the Jindal Steel & Power Ltd He also holds the responsibility of Business Head for the IT arm of the group: “Jindal Infosolutions Ltd” which specialises in the turn-key implementation of technology solutions for Steel, Mining, Infrastructure, Education and Financial business operations for domestic and global clients.

He is a Computer Science Engineering Graduate with +25 yrs of strong industry experience in Business and Technology and is a highly successful Technology Leader having led the IT functions of Leading organisations. As a Key Management Member, he has taken an active part in aligning IT strategies with the Business objectives with a focus to implement IT systems in a time bound manner, within cost frameworks and with the best utilisation of the resources. His experience and exposure is not only limited to India but also includes International geographies.

Mr Vipul brings along strong Business & Leadership experience having worked with multi-million revenue organisations and diversified Industrial Groups. He has successfully led Business Initiatives wherein he has streamlined operations, reduced costs, increased productivity and grew the Business.

He promotes a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. He believes in the induction of fresh talent, grooming them on technologies and business processes and making them effective long term dedicated resources to churn out effective IT results across the business. This is evident from the fact that the SAP projects at business units and related customization and enhancements for his employers have been effectively handled by the in-house nurtured team at almost zero cost as compared to getting this done from industryresources.

He has continuously excelled in his career path. Prior to joining Jindal Steel & Power Ltd as their Group CIO, Mr Vipul was the Executive Vice President – IT for The Aditya Birla Group – Domestic Textile & Acrylic Fibre Business of Aditya Birla Group had been awarded for his excellent performance and exceptional contribution to the assigned roles and responsibilities

Prior to that, he has worked for reputed organisations likes Honda Siel as their Corporate IT Head, NK Minda Group as their CIO, Hughes Escort Common Ltd as their CIO and Dr BK Modi Group companies.

His experience is not only limited to India but also includes International geographies. He has to his credentials huge experience and expertise in various IT domains includes SAP and Oracle Business Applications and technologies, Manufacturing, Business, Finance and Controls Automation, Creating Business Value of IT, conceptualising and implementing IT Strategies and has strong expertise in managing IT functions for large organisations across geography.

Over a period of his rich experience, he has attained sound proficiency in technologies includes SAP Applications where he is currently leading SAP-HANA and SAP GST large implementations and has been able to effectively put across a SAP GRC (Governance and Risk Compliances) ensuring compliances across the group.

His active role in conceptualising and executing a Digital transformation roadmap for the group which includes speedy execution of initiatives in the areas of Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud for the Jindal Group has been appreciated and awarded for by the Group Chairman. He has also been recognised and awarded for putting in IoT-based solutions across the Steel, Mining & Power business verticals.

Due to his efforts, expertise and rich experience in the IT domain and with a mix of strategic and techno-functional role, he has been recognised and awarded at various forums globally. He has also won the “IDG CIO-100 Award”, the “Information Mastermind Award” and “IDC Iconic Award” apart from winning international recognition at Google headquarters.

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Savi Basavaraj

Head – Algorithmic Trading and DMA trading, Institutional Equities, Edelweiss Financial Services


Savi is currently heading Algorithmic trading for Edelweiss Securities – Institutional equities with over eight years of financial industry experience with equity derivatives(stock/index futures and European options) and fixed income interest rate products (US Treasury Bonds, Bond Futures, Euro Dollar Futures, Fed Fund Futures, interest rate swaps etc) on both the buy-side and sell-side. He specialise in managing, designing and developing low latency trading systems and low latency, high-frequency trading strategies. Team Lead/Architect with over eight years of experience designing, building and maintaining complex real time systems including automated analytic engines, event driven low latency algorithmic trading systems and Order Management system. Expertise in developing ultra-low latency algo trading systems, working with FPGA based OMS, RMS solutions. Experienced in Object Oriented analysis and design, distributed systems and co-location of algorithmic trading systems. Strong skills in the analysis/approximations of advanced computational algorithms including real-time, streaming algorithms. Familiar with market communication APIs including FIX (4.2), Brokertec API and eSpeed API.

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Dr. Debabrata Nayak

Chief Security Officer, Huawei Telecom


Dr.Debabrata Nayak has completed his PhD in wireless security from IIT Bombay. And has been working on security domain in last 19 years. He has been working in Huawei Telecom as Chief Security Officer. Obtained Masters degree from NIT Rourkela, specialized in Elliptic Curve Cryptography and Internet security. Covering wide areas such as Security system Performance evaluation, Design of secure cryptographic system, Wireless Security policy design and implementation. He designed Security solution for INFINET (Indian Financial Network for RBI).IPv6 migration of INFINET.IPv6 Security for Indian financial network with C-DoT ,Leading IPv6 migration and security strategies in Huawei platform development for various products, Some of the technology related IPv6 project done are IPv6 migration,SEND,IPv6 Firewall ,IPv6 attack module simulation and PKI for IPv6, Currently guiding Enterprise security, Consumer security and Mobile broadband security(MBB).

He has presented 62 papers in international conferences and technical journals. He was active member of STIG (DoD) and reviewed guideline for Unix STIG and Network STIG. He has worked with Motorola as Senior Security Architect, Reserve Bank of India as Information Security officer, and with Tata Elxsi as Ssecurity expert. He has extensively worked on LTE Security and WiMax Security. He was consultant to various financial institutes for implementation of standards such as BS7799 and ISO 17799. He was also involved in Ministry of Communication and IT of India for Secure mCheque project in IDRBT. Recently presented 10 Cloud computing security Paper in ITU,CJK korea, China and various international conference India like ASSOCHAM Cyber security conference,wireless vitae.

He was the Head of Patent /innovation Huawei India, He is the member of CII Innovation group.He is a Chairman of Global ICT Forum of India SIG.He is Co-Chairman for Assocham Cyber Law and IT act 2012, Chairman for Huawei Senior security Expert Management Committee 2011-2012, International Association for Cryptological Research, Motorola information assurance forum for 3 year, WiMax Forum (GWRG Group), LTE Forum (BWA Group), 3GPP SA3 Security, Cloud Security Alliance, IEEE Security and privacy and Cryptology Research Society of India , and Key member in ITU SG17 Security (Cybex- deals country specific Security), China-Japan-Korea Security Committee. NIST Cloud Computing security group. He is a member of QoS Working group of TEC (DOT), He is a member of Assocham National security Group,Member of ETSI IPR special committee.

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Piyush Chowhan

VP and CIO, Arvind Lifestyle Brands

Piyush Kumar Chowhan is an experienced professional working in areas of retail strategy, business analytics, customer loyalty and CRM, retail business consulting and supply chain management.

As CIO for Arvind Brands, he is responsible for IT strategy and execution of technology for all its brands business. With experience 18+ years in setting up new strategic groups, BU’s in areas of business, finance operations and analytics to achieve strong business benefits.

He posseses a strong domain knowledge in retail, e-commerce and supply chain management while working for global retailers like WalmartTargetCircuit CityTescoBest Buy etc. He has set up and managed competency centres/ teams for retail and supply chain as shared service or captive units. He also has an exposure in building practice/ COE in business analytics and retail consulting.

He specialises in business analytics, retail analytics, IT strategy, retail technology solutions, program management, P&L management, business consulting, IT delivery, PMO setup and ERP implementation.

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Anthony Devassy

Chief Data Officer, SBI General Insurance

Anthony Devassy is an Information Management professional with close to 14 years of work experience in the Insurance Industry. He is currently the Chief Data Officer at SBI General. He has completed his Executive Management program from IIM Lucknow and is an Information Quality Certified Professional (IQCP) from IAIDQ, USA. He has been instrumental in implementing the Information Management processes at SBI General since the inception of the organisation. Under him, SBI General won the Data Quality Asia Pacific award hosted by IAIDQ in 2012 and the Runner-up the award in 2014. He has implemented an Org level Data Quality program at SBI General engaging the entire organisation which is an Industry first in India. At SBI General he has set up a centralised Business Intelligence cell which serves as the single source of data and analytics to the entire organisation.
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Ujjyaini Mitra

Head Analytics and AVP Strategy, Viacom18 Media


Ujjyaini, who passionately loved solving Mathematics puzzles as a child, who left behind the opportunities to join IIT but chose to study Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at Chennai Mathematical Institute and then pursued Quantitative Economics at her Masters from ISI Kolkata, received an offer to join McKinsey, one of the world’s best management consulting firm as an Analyst, when she didn’t even know what is Analytics. McKinsey introduced her to the world of Data Science and she spend 6.5 years in travelling across the Globe and solving challenging business cases cross industry – FMCG, Telecom-Media- Tech, E-commerce, Logistics as well as Macro Economic Policy at Govt level.

She then went on to build and lead the Advanced Analytics team of Bharti Airtel, India – where she built a strong team of analysts who delivered few time critical strategic projects in decision science. She then went on to venture the e-commerce domain with India’s first successful startup-Flipkart and has recently joined Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd to drive the enterprise level goal of Data driven decision making and monetizing data through right actionable insights.

As a part of her interest to mentor budding managers and data scientists, she joins hands with various institutions and organizations like IIM Ahmedabad, IMT Ghaziabad, SPM, Data Science Foundation etc where she shares her industry experience with students. Being a student at the core of her heart she speaks at various conclaves to share her learnings and learn in turn and thus help spreading knowledge with broader group of Analytics enthusiasts.

Beyond her corporate job, she is an avid adventure lover and escapes to unknown terrains of Himalaya where she spends time camping amidst marmots or meditating with Buddhists monks or bohemian sojourn atop trucks or learning to prepare yellow cheese from Brokpa tribes. She strongly believes – “The greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing”.

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Satish Mittal

Chief Technology Officer –Vodafone Business Services

Satish Mittal is the Senior Vice President at Vodafone Business Services, the enterprise arm of Vodafone India.

As the Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone Business Services, he is responsible for technology, products, and solutions combining network, IT and cloud – all three domains of business excellence.

Satish with 30 years of telecom experience, brings a wide and deep perspective on Technology & Telecom Industry. Currently, Satish is actively working on new technologies and their adoption to B2B segment like Internet of things (IoT), Analytics, Enterprise Mobility, Cloud services, and unified communications.

Prior to Vodafone, Satish was responsible for Customer life cycle Management in Reliance communications and Enterprise solutions in Lucent technologies, Singapore.

Satish had been associated in Solutions & consulting to TELCO’s i.e SingTelNTT, KT, Star HubTelstra etc. on VOIP, Unified Communications, FTTH, WiMax, NGN etc.

In addition, Satish is a visiting faculty member in reputed business schools in the country bringing academia and industry together in the newer technology domains e.g. IoT, Analytics, Digital disruption and Customer experience.

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Sanjay Sharma

Managing Director, Data Science Accenture


Mr. Sanjay Sharma is the Managing Director at Accenture Digital and is the global lead for Marketing Capability. He leads one of the biggest global capabilities in ‘data and analytics driven marketing’. He has 20+ Years of experience in innovative application of quantitative techniques in Marketing across multiple industries and geographies. In the past decade Sanjay has worked for a large number of leading global brands, consulting them in ‘Customer, Marketing & Sales’ and delivering significant improvement in return on marketing investment across the board. He supports clients in North America, India, APAC and UK. While he worked for all industries his most notable contribution has been for retail, telecom, CPG/FMCG, consumer electronics and financial services.

Mr. Sanjay Sharma works upon consulting on marketing strategies & tactics using advanced quantitative solutions; platform development for delivery of marketing services, CRM and Customer Infused Marketing. His specialities include Marketing spend optimization, pricing, promotion management, assortment & space management & customer management. His core competencies are in leadership & team building, management consulting – sales & marketing, customer strategy & management, applied advanced analytics, global operations (Consulting & Implementation Practice)

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Dr. Nishant Chandra

Data Science Leader, AIG Science

Dr. Nishant Chandra leads the AIG Science R&D group in India where he develops natural language, text mining, and machine learning models for the insurance industry. He also directs the development of natural language platform and applications such as privilege text classification, contextual summarization, and conversational sentiment abstraction.

Prior to AIG, Dr. Chandra has driven innovation in BFSI, e-commerce, R&D, and mobile telecom industries in USA and India. He developed and implemented natural language predictive models that are deployed in top banks and telecom companies resulting significant impact across value chain. For his contributions, Dr. Chandra was recently acknowledged as the top 10 data scientist in India by Analytics India magazine. He has received the prestigious Barrier fellowship and several other awards and recognition. The Department of Homeland Security, United States Government has classified Dr. Chandra as an outstanding researcher. He was the conference session chair for GSPx conference at San Jose, California.

He has been a reviewer for IEEE transactions, served in the editorial board of Human Language Technology conference, and speaker at several international conferences. He also has five assigned patents and several journal and conference publications. Dr. Chandra is a passionate puzzler who invents puzzles and has represented India in the World Puzzle Championship at Stamford, Connecticut. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University.

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Jürgen Hase

CEO, Unlimit by Reliance

Juergen Hase is a telecoms industry veteran, having worked for over 25 years to develop, implement and execute new businesses in different global markets. In the IoT arena he has experience already for more than 10 years.1st of July’16 he has started as CEO IoT business of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group based in Mumbai to execute the IoT strategy for India. Till recently, he was director, IoT / M2M at Qatar-based Ooredoo, responsible for implementing the company’s IoT business in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, in multiple vertical segments. Before he has founded and managed as Vice President the M2M Competence Center on group level all national and global M2M / IoT activities for Deutsche Telekom. Complemental, he has been board member of many global M2M associations such like Global M2M Alliance (GMA), International M2M Council (IMS) and M2M Alliance. Juergen Hase graduated at the Technical University in Germany with a major in Telecommunications)
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Saurabh Govil

President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Wipro


Saurabh Govil is the President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Wipro Ltd and is also a member of the Management Team. In this role he leads all Human Resources functions for Wipro and reports directly to the CEO.

In this role Saurabh is responsible for Talent Acquisition, Talent Engagement, and Learning & Development initiatives across Wipro Ltd. In this capacity he has contributed significantly to improve processes and introduced many new initiatives.

Saurabh was instrumental in Wipro’s transformational journey and shaped people, processes and organization structure in the past 3 years to help Wipro prepare for the next spurt of growth.

Saurabh joined Wipro in May, 2009 and has been a HR practitioner for over two decades, having worked in organizations such as ITC and GE.

Saurabh started his career at ITC Ltd and spent 12 years there covering a variety of roles. He went on to become the HR Head for the Tobacco Division, with responsibility for all its Manufacturing facilities. In 2001, he left ITC to join GE and spent almost 8 years in various roles with them.

Saurabh is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur where he completed his masters in Human Resources. He is on the advisory board of SHRM India. Saurabh has been a regular speaker at NASSCOM’s HR summit. He also contributes to NHRDN’s journal as an author.

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Rajan Sethuraman

Chief People Officer, LatentView


In his role as Chief People Officer with LatentView, Rajan is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources (HR) management, applying more than two decades of experience in the field to help further attract, cultivate and retain the best talent in the digital and social analytics market. He has extensive experience in business development, deal structuring and account management. Before joining LatentView, Rajan was with Accenture for nearly 20 years; during his tenure there, he held various leadership positions in HR, recruitment, client services and business strategy. Most recently, Rajan was learning and talent development lead for Infrastructure Services, after serving as client services lead for the Health & Public Service Industry Group. Rajan completed his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and earned his M.B.A. from IIM, Calcutta

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Dr. Manish Gupta

CEO, VideoKen; Former VP at Xerox Corporation & Director of Xerox Research Centre in India; Former MD, Technology Division at Goldman Sachs India

Dr. Manish Gupta is Vice President at Xerox Corporation and Director of Xerox Research Centre in India. Previously,Dr. Gupta has served as Managing Director, Technology Division at Goldman Sachs India, and has held various leadership positions with IBM, including that of Director, IBM Research – India and Chief Technologist, IBM India/South Asia. From 2001 to 2006, he served as a Senior Manager at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, where he led the team developing system software for the Blue Gene/L supercomputer. IBM was awarded a National Medal of Technology and Innovation for Blue Gene by US President Barack Obama in 2009. Dr.Gupta holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has co-authored about 75 papers, with more than 6,000 citations in Google Scholar in the areas of high-performance computing, compilers, and virtual machine optimizations, and has been granted 19 US patents. While at IBM, Manish received an Outstanding Innovation Award, two Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards and the Lou Gerstner Team Award for Client Excellence. Manish serves on the leadership team of IKDD, the ACM India Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, and was General Co-Chair for IKDD Conference on Data Sciences 2015. He is an ACM Fellow, a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of a Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Delhi.
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Dr. Soudip Roy Chowdhury

Director, Data Science, Fractal Products; Chief Data Scientist,


Dr. Soudip Roy Chowdhury is Chief Data Scientist of and Director of Data Science, Fractal Products. In his current role he is responsible for designing immersive data analytics products for business users in enterprises, leveraging Machine Learning and other AI technologies. Prior to Fractal, Dr. Roy Chowdhury has worked for 12 years in several research institutes both in academia (Inria, Paris, University of Paris Sud, Paris and University of Trento, Italy)  and in industry (IBM india Research lab and Rakuten Institute of Technology, Paris etc.) in India and abroad. Dr. Roy Chowdhury holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Trento, Italy. He has co-authored several peer-reviewed international publications, journals and book chapters in the areas of Machine learning, Recommendation System, and Knowledge Management, and has been granted 3 US patents. He was awarded as “Best Student Research Award” by ACM and Microsoft Research for his Ph.D Research. His current research interests lie in the fields of embedding conversational intelligence in agents, designing interactive recommendation system and using deep learning algorithms for solving complex real-world analytical problems.

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Dr. Sumit D. Chowdhury

CEO Gaia Smart Cities


Dr. Sumit is a global thought leader and CXO in the field of Smart Cities, Telecom, Information analytics and an Urban Design enthusiast. As CEO of Gaia Smart Cities, he is a business leader, entrepreneur and best-selling management author, having led large, hyper-growth, multinational telecom and consulting companies in US, Australia & India. He has worked on technology based transformation of companies and is now focused on sustainable solutions for Smart Cities and Internet of Things. His global experience has provided depth and breadth of roles to manage people, processes, finances, projects, technology, relationships, & governance. He is a Visiting Faculty at Carnegie Mellon University (USA) & Academic Advisor to UWS (Australia). He is also the Program Director of Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Initiative) with the Ministry of Urban Development. He is active expert on GLG, Alphasight & TheStraightsNetwork.

He provides mentoring & funding to entrepreneurs in areas like M2M, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, health-care, mobile internet & career services. He is serving on the Board of 1 listed company and 4 Start-ups.  Dr. Sumit is a graduate of IIT Kanpur followed by MS and Ph.D from Carnegie Mellon University. He has a Certificate Diploma from Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is the author of a bestselling career management book, ‘Rules of the Game’ published by Bloomsbury India. The book empowers readers to enhance productivity and fast-track their careers. He is represented by ‘The Outstanding Speakers Bureau’ and speaks in different forums on technology, career and management ideas. His motivational speaker series has been hugely popular with students & professionals. He is also a speaker on the TEDx platform.

Dr. Sumit is an avid painter, having had international exhibitions of his paintings. He is also a trained musician. He is an active marathon runner and cyclist having run several full marathons and long distance cycling trips across the world.

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Kallol Kanungo

CEO, Convergent Communications India


Kallol is an Entrepreneurial person; a Senior Technology Business Executive with extensive global experience. Service Provider, Retail, BFSI, BPO, IT Services, Government, Education, Healthcare and Large Enterprises are his main domain areas where he has been engaged largely in the last 22 years.

Kallol is adroit in Strategic Business creation and developing strategic plans for worldwide clients. Kallol comes with a rich experience of 2 decades of building transformational business models, joint service development, capacity planning, Strategic ITO, Managed Services, resource management, managing teams across geographies and region.

Lighting up New business from ground up to formidable size is his strength, building Joint ventures and partnership ecosystem to deliver large size business are his track record.

Some of his past roles have been as VP in Aegis- Essar group Company, Director- PlanetOne Singapore/india, VP In GTL Limited and GIL.

Currently He is the CEO of Convergent Communications India Pvt Ltd.

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Amit Dubey

Author, National Security Expert and Crime Investigator & Deputy CTO, Tech Mahindra


Mr. Dubey is a renowned National Security Expert and a Crime Investigator on Cyber Forensics and Ethical Hacking to various Investigation Agencies like (NIA, CBI, Punjab Police, STF Lucknow, STF Noida etc.). Some of his expertise includes  Cyber Crime Data Analysis on Social Media, Call Data Record Analysis, Cell Tower Data Analysis, Mobile phone Tracking, Mobile Phone Hacking, Phishing Server and Cyber Attacks, Counter Cyber Attacks, Email Hacking, Email Tracing etc.

He is a regular speaker in various international conferences on Cyber Crimes and Ethical Hacking and Advisory member of various Startup boards and security forums. He is leading the Innovation Programs at Tech Mahindra Ltd. CNN-IBN featured him as National Security Expert and covered few of his cases in a documentary on “Cyber warfare in India”  in 2012.

He has also authored a book named “Return of The Trojan Horse, Tales of Criminal Investigation”, which includes few of his interesting and thrilling crime cases that he has worked and solved successfully.

Mr. Dubey holds 16 years of rich experience in Telecom and Mobile Phone Software Domain with leading telecom MNCs (Samsung, ST Microelectronics, Qualcomm, Tech Mahindra etc.). He holds B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation and M.Tech (Telecom Systems) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and has been awarded at numerous international platforms.

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Sameer Dhanrajani

Chief Strategy Officer at Fractal Analytics

Sameer Dhanrajani is a distinguished and widely recognized analytics and data science thought leader and visionary known for his deep knowledge, innovation & topical approaches in the analytics and data science space.  He pioneered the Customer, Risk & Operations Analytics framework (CRO) at cognizant analytics to help clients realize transformative value from data detonation encircling enterprises and enable accelerated businesse impact through accentuated customer experience, robust risk management strategies and optimized business operations.
Under his able leadership, Cognizant Analytics today is recognized as a leading player in the analytics  and data science market space with an exemplary broad-based structure and an exhaustive repertoire of services framework, consulting methodologies, solutions and platforms spanning the advanced analytics & data science spectrum serving multiple clients across industries.
As an accomplished professional, Sameer has provided the pivotal strategic direction and execution led insights to galvanize Cognizant Analytics run better & run different. He has helped practice grow considerably with a domain-led analytics consulting framework, seasoned pool of data scientists and a diverse portfolio of IP-based non-linear solutions and business accelerators targeting key analytics interventions across the value chain of multiple industries. A fast tracker & a well-rounded professional with over 19+ years of industry experience, Sameer has donned various leadership roles to help deliver innovative analytics solutions to clients for faster, better decision making.
Prior to Cognizant, Sameer was the Country Head for Fidelity National Financial and pioneered India’s first captive to be based on non-linear growth model with platform-based value propositions and developed Fidelity India into a hub of customer delight, delivery innovation, and operational dexterity.Before Fidelity, he worked as Vice President – Analytics for Genpact.

Sameer is a distinguished member of the NASSCOM Analytics Special Interest Group, CII knowledge roundtable, ASSOCHAM digital council and has been instrumental in leading the effort for positioning India as the next best destination of choice for analytics and data science. He has been recipient of “Outstanding Leadership Award” at India Human Capital Summit and “Exemplary Leader Award” during the Asia Pacific HRM Congress. He has been highlighted thrice consecutively – 2016/2015/2014 in “Top 10 influential analytics leaders list” published by Analytics India magazine.Sameer is also a well-renowned speaker and has been a key note speaker & moderator on various business, leadership and topical analytics themes at leading conferences/events/seminars including NASSCOM Analytics and Big Data Summit, ISB Digital Summit, ET summitt, CeBIT .He has been quoted regularly across multiple business media and news publications.

Sameer is a prolific blogger and his blog post “Demystifying digital, data analytics and decision science” is a trendsetter; he is a well-known contributor in the academia space. He has delivered numerous industry guest lectures and mentored several fresh & experienced graduates on making a successful career in Analytics. He is a trusted industry advisor and council member to leading Business & Technology Schools – ISB , Shiv Nadar , Upgrad etc.

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Dr. Ruchi Dass

Managing Director HealthCursor Consulting Group


Dr. Ruchi Dass, is the Founder & CEO of HealthCursor Consulting Group, and is regarded as one of the leading global innovators in the Healthcare ICT and Public Health sector. Dr Dass has spearheaded development and rollout of Innovative healthcare programs across the world since 2005. Dr Ruchi Dass is an award winning Physician and a highly valued public speaker. She has delivered presentations at globally recognized events. Her many innovations have received international recognition most notably by the ASHOKA, INTEROP, IPIHD (World Economic Forum), Economic Times and TED. She is also recently voted as one of the Most Influential woman in Health IT in the world by FierceHealth and Top 10 Impactful Tech Leaders 2013 by InformationWeek. Dr Dass excels at conceptualizing innovative and relevant healthcare products and services, especially for emerging markets, and directing development through commercialization, roll‐out and on‐going product performance enhancement. Through their esteemed clients and partners, her efforts have also made to the PMNCH Forum of Healthworkers @ WHO, HIMSS Innovation Community, GSMA& Best mHealth Awards jury in Barcelona, IPIHD Top innovators list with World Economic Forum and UNMillennium development goals expert committee volunteers as well. Dr Ruchi Dass holds a medical degree and has completed Postgraduate programs at Georgia Institute of Technology (Health Informatics), USA; Duke Fuqua School of Business (Healthcare Entrepreneurship), USA; John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Public and Community Healthcare), USA.

Sharing such learnings from the ground- got recognized by honorable President of India as the BEST Healthcare ICT expert in the country as he unveiled my report on “Innovations in Healthcare”.

1. TED Speaker
2. Top 10 Influential Tech leaders in the world- Informationweek 2014
3. INTEROP Business Leader- Healthcare IT 2013
4. Woman Entrepreneur of the year 2013, India- IndiaLeadershipConclave, India
5. Most Influential Woman- Healthcare IT- FierceHealth 2015
6. Innovation Leader @ UN Commission,
7. IPIHD Global Innovator (World Economic Forum + Duke University + McKinsey & Company)
8. Jury to GSMA’s Best mHealth Innovation Awards, Barcelona, Spain (2011-2016)
9. ComputerWorld’s Honours Programme Laureate

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Dr. Tim Poston

Chief Scientist at SankhyaSutra labs

Tim Poston is an interdisciplinary scientist, with a 1972 Mathematics PhD from the University Of Warwick, England. He has since worked in universities from Brazil to South Korea, and in companies ranging from start-ups to GE, in sciences and technologies from ophthalmology to archaeology. Much of this work has led to books and other publications (88, with 2,160 citations on ResearchGate), some to patents (currently 26 issued, several pending), from search presentation technology to glyph rendering, calibrating magnetic resonance receiver coils, the 5-dimensional geometry of real binary quartics, vibration spectra of crystals, brain surgery planning, settlement patterns in archaeology, rod buckling, vision (human and machine), and machine learning. For the last two decades his chief concerns have been in the acquisition and analysis of medical images, and practical human-machine interaction.  On August 1, 2016 he published his first novel, The Living Labyrinth, co-authored with Ian Stewart.
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Dr. Vinay Kulkarni

Director - Aegis School of Data Science & Adjunct Professor at IIT, Bombay

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Santosh Bhat

Head Data Science, Hotstar

He is currently the head of data sciences at Hotstar, based out of Mumbai. In this role, he is responsible for turning big data into insights at every point of a customer journey. He’s also building a personalization and recommendation engine. Prior to this, He has worked at Myntra designs, Microsoft India and General Motors in leadership roles in analytics and data sciences.

 At Myntra, he built the data sciences team for supply chain management, working on interesting problems such as Machine-Led design, large scale merchandising, fraud detection, supply chain etc. He started the analytics practice at Microsoft India working on a variety of problems in marketing, conversion optimization, CRM etc. For a couple of years, he also led the digital marketing function working on important campaigns such as Windows 8 and Office365 launches.

He has a BTech degree in Mechanical engineering and a Master’s degree (MS) in Engineering management (focus area – Non Linear Optimization) from the University of Missouri-Rolla, USA. 

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Sajit Bhaskaran

Founder, CEO & Chief Architect Ack3 Bionetics


Mr. Sajit Bhaskaran is a Singapore citizen, former Public Service Commission (PSC) scholar who served in the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and built its earliest IP router network back in 1986.  Mr. Bhaskaran is an accomplished US inventor with numerous patents in cloud reliability, web server load balancing, server fault tolerance, no-call-drop voice over Internet and clustered server computing. In Silicon Valley, Mr. Bhaskaran has held senior engineering and executive management positions at various companies including NEC America, CoSine Communications and Aspen Networks. Mr. Bhaskaran manages and oversees Ack3’s research and development efforts in Singapore, and in addition is responsible for successful pilot tests in Silicon Valley in Ack3’s pursuance of  various partner channels. Mr. Bhaskaran has an MS Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1985) and a B Sc Hons (Mathematics) from NUS (1981).

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Madhavan Narayanan

Senior Editor, writer & columnist

Editor, writer and columnist with more than 30 years of experience in both Indian and international environments, having worked for respected media entities including Reuters, The Economic Times, Business Standard and Hindustan Times after starting out in the Times of India Group.

Has covered topics including business, economics, public policy, politics, technology, diplomacy, entertainment and social issues as a correspondent. Well versed with information technology industry, media, Internet, Indian policies, macroeconomics, social trends. Team player with strong people orientation. Well-versed in Indian culture and habits.

Specialties: Editorial and business strategy, writing/content, communications, analysis, opinion-making, editing, team-building, public speaking, social media, Internet communities. In addition to English, comfortable working knowledge in Tamil and Hindi
Also has a personal interest in music, poetry and the arts

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Prof. Minta Thomas

Head Analytics Aegis School of Business and Telecommunication


Head Analytics Aegis School of Business & Telecom. She is PhD, Engineering (Informatics) from University of Leuven – KU Leuven, Belgium. She teaches R Language, Machine Learning and text mining.
PhD, Engineering (Informatics), University of Leuven – KU Leuven;
M. Phil. Bioinformatics, Kerala University;
M. Sc. Computer Science, M G University, Kottaym, Bachelors in Computer Applications, M G University, Kottaym, India;
Perl, Bioperl, Matlab, R, Machine Learning, Cancer Informatics, Data mining, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology;

Algorithms Development, Machine Learning and Data Mining Forte

• Expertise in developing algorithms for processing large scale data sets such as genomics, microarray and mass spectrometry images etc.
• Developed machine learning technique, an extension of LS-SVM (least squares-support vector machines) for data integration and classification/prediction of high dimensional data sets.
• Experienced in data mining approach for retrieving biological information from public online data bases such as PubMed.
• Proficiency in signal processing and dimensionality reduction methods.
• Information Retrieval and Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Recommendation Engine and R-Programming

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Dr. Satnam Singh

Chief Data Scientist, Acalvio Technologies

Dr Satnam Singh is leading the data science team at Acalvio Technologies. Prior to Acalvio, he worked as a Principal Data Scientist at General Motors, Samsung and CA Technologies. He has more than a decade of work experience in successfully building data products from concept to production in multiple domains.  In 2015, he was named as one of the top 10 data scientists in India by Analytics India Magazine.  To his credit, he has 20+ patents and 30+ journal and conference publications. Apart from holding a PhD degree in ECE from University of Connecticut, Satnam also holds a Masters in ECE from University of Wyoming. Satnam is a senior IEEE member and a regular speaker in various Big Data and Data Science conferences.
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Dr. Venu Gopal Jarugumalli Jarugumalli

Practice Leader Data Science and Big Data Analytics, Cisco


Dr. Jarugumalli is a seasoned Analytical professional with Economics background served for Hi-tech, Pharma CPG/ FMCG, retail and banking industries. Dr. Jarugumalli has spent 12 + years in Analytics product development and implementation, client consulting and project delivery.

Dr. Jarugumalli is subject matter expert in Manufacturing /Hitech /SASS/cloud based Quality /Customer service / Warranty Analytics/Retail and Pharma modeling.
Advanced statistical procedures/ econometric modeling using software such as SAS/JMP/IBM SPSS/R /Grtel/Phyton and many more free Data analytical tools. Enabled the organization to move up the value chain by presenting a differentiated value proposition to senior executives and securing a ‘seat on the table’ to partner on strategic big bets. Converting ANY business problem into an analytic problem. Converting the analytic solution to business insight. Communicating all these in simple English and. Designed and architected advanced Analytical solutions with minimal It cost with powerful open source tools.
Data Scientist /Cross functional Business Consulting @Cisco Systems, Inc. (WebEx CTG SAAS) – Economics and Loyalty Economics: Leveraging Analytics and Big Data to Drive Revenue and reduce cost -Duality problem in optimization.
Sr. Manager @ hp (Analytics & Research) – Market intelligence ,Customer Advocacy ,Social Media Listening ,Warranty analytic , forecasting, Returns Product quality, Service quality – High end Analytics – Segmentation, SEM, Time series forecasting, Equity estimators, Data mining ,Text mining (Hi tech)
Project Manager @ Evalueserve -Churn modeling, CART & Chaid, Market forecasting Industrial & Financial research(Telecom Industry, Insurance industry, Construction Equipment Manufacturing industry) .
Manager @ KPO & Mahindra Satyam -Sample drop optimization, Multichannel optimization ,Market mix modeling ,DTC data , Physician segmentation Market research , Survey data Analytics, Text Mining (Pharma ,Automobile, Retail, Finance Industries, KPO solutions)

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Neelima Vobugari

​Founder & CEO, Tarah Technologies

Ms. Neelima Vobugari is the founder of Tarah Technologies,. She is a certified CRM consultant and a certified Data Scientist. She is an alumnus of John Hopkins University, Maryland, where she finished her specialization in Data Sciences. She has managed and  executed projects in Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning. She has worked on interesting data science and customer centric CRM projects. Before starting Tarah Technologies, she worked for giant IT companies and startups including IBM. She was invited by the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the pre-budget session of Karnataka representing the women entrepreneurs of Karnataka where she suggested the measures to be taken to encourage more women entrepreneurs. She was also in the select few entrepreneurs who attended the International Women Entrepreneur Conference held at Minneapolis, USA in 2013 and represented India.
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Dr. Madhu Gopinathan

Vice President, Data Science, MakeMyTrip

Dr. Madhu Gopinathan is currently the Vice President, Data Science at MakeMyTrip, India’s leading online travel company. Dr. Madhu has extensive experience in developing large scale systems using machine learning and natural language processing in both the Bay Area, USA and India. He has been granted multiple US patents. He holds a PhD in the mathematical modeling of systems from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and an MS in computer science from the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.
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Lux Rao

Director & Leader - Digital Transformation, Cisco


Mr. Lux Rao is the country leader for Digital Transformation at Cisco and is responsible to set & drive the Digital Transformation (DT) agenda covering and providing impetus to the Digital Transformation opportunities across multiple verticals covering Smart Cities, IoT, Digital Banking, Smart Healthcare, Smart Education et al.

Previously, he was the Country Leader of HPE Future Cities and CTO for Technology Services in India, his responsibility lied in understanding the technological landscape in order to gauge the magnitude of the innovative possibilities that he had at his disposal.

His role included leading a team of cross functional representatives across all business units of HPE, along with influencing key stakeholders such as consultants and collaborating partners with HPE’s vision, and ensuring pole position for HPE’s solutions stacks. Strategizing and creating viable models for HPE Future Cities business also gave him the opportunity to be a part of the team that creates innovative solutions that could radically redefine the coming years.

Having spent over 25 years in the industry, taking on roles like Sales & Marketing, Branding and Communications, Channel & Product Management, Product Support, Pre-sales, Competency Development and Customer Service, he has contributed extensively in developing new services value-proposition and transforming programs into business lines. This has also allowed him to interact and engage with a wide variety of people from customers to analysts and use their feedback to further the capabilities of his services in the industry. As a passionate technology evangelist, he has authored several whitepapers on Green IT, Cloud Computing and has been invited at various forums for emerging technologies as chairperson, moderator and speaker. He has also been recognized by various institutions and has been the proud recipient of 7 National and International awards during his current role.

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Pradeep Gulipalli

Co Founder, Tiger Analytics

Mr. Pradeep Gulipalli is a Co-founder of Tiger Analytics and currently heads the Tiger Analytics team in India. Over the last decade, Mr. Gulipalli has worked with clients at Fortune 100 companies and start-ups alike to enable scientific decision making in their organizations. He has helped design analytics road-maps for complex business environments and architected numerous data science solution frameworks, which include pricing, forecasting, anomaly detection, personalization, optimization, behavioral simulations etc. Mr. Gulipalli holds an MS from UT Austin and B.Tech. from IIT Madras.
Expertise: Advanced analytics, Statistical modeling, Machine learning, Visualization
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Dhruvil Sanghvi

Co-Founder at LogiNext

LogiNext was Co – Founded by Dhruvil Sanghvi  in the US in late 2013.The co-founder is a graduate from Carnegie Mellon University. The company is serving around 75+ enterprise clients and 100+ SME’s and focuses on e-commerce, express logistics and retail distribution companies to meet their needs for advanced technology to improve their day-to-day operations, provide superior customer service and ultimately save cost. LogiNext raised seed round of funding of USD 500,000 from Indian Angel Network in April 2015. It later received series A round funding of around 10 Million USD from PayTM in September 2015. The company is currently present in India, Middle and South East Asia.
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S. Anand Anand

CEO & Chief Data Scientist at Gramener


Anand co-founded Gramener and until recently served as the Chief Data Scientist, architected the Gramener Visualisation Platform – the company’s flagship product. As the CEO, Anand will spearhead the company’s next stage of growth through technology innovation.  He tells visual stories from data, ranging from politics to fraud, education to entertainment, social media to governance. His work is available at

Anand holds a Bachelor’s degree from IIT Madras, and a Master’s in Business Administration from IIM Bangalore.  He is the recipient of both the Gold Medals from IIM Bangalore in 2001 for exemplary performance.  He has worked at IBM, Lehman Brothers, The Boston Consulting Group and Infosys Consulting.

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Dr. Praphul Chandra

Principal Data Scientist at Hewlett-Packard ES Data Labs


Dr. Chandra is currently a Principal Data Scientist at HP ES Data Labs where he works on data analytics and machine learning primarily focused on sensor & streaming data. Prior to this, he was the Principal Investigator for the CrowdCloud project at HP Labs, India which sought to combine crowdsourcing and machine learning for creating scalable solutions for enterprises. His research interests are Game Theory, Mechanism Design and Complex Networks. More broadly, he is interested in incentivizing & aggregating collective intelligence at scale.

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Bhupesh Daheria

CEO, Aegis School of Data Science Trustee Aegis Knowledge Trust


Mr. Daheria has over 20 years experience as serial Entrepreneur in field of Telecom and Education. His career is focused on eradicating the birth penalty through offering quality education to the masses at affordable cost. He founded Aegis School of Business & Telecommunication in 2002 with the support of Bharti Airtel, India’s top telecom firm, for developing the next generation of leaders. In 2011 under his guidance launched first mMBA on tablet on Mobile University platform which was unveiled by Mr. Sachin Pilot, Hon’ble Minister of state for Communications & IT), Govt. of India. In 2013 designed and launched world’s first Masters in Enterprise Mobility to address the issues of Operator, System Integrator, Mobility Vendors, Enterprises and career aspirants. Mr. Daheria is founder and Chief Organizer of Aegis Graham Bell Awards which is the largest and the only award for innovations in field of TIME (Telecom, Internet, Media and Edutainment).

In 2013, He launched mUniversity – An open market place and delivery platform for the masses. His mission to launch mUniversity is to make education accessible to all by eliminating geographical and financial constraints.

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Geetha Manjunath

Co-founder and CEO of NIRAMAI Health Analytix


Dr. Geetha Manjunath is the Co-founder and CEO of NIRAMAI Health Analytix, a startup developing a novel breast cancer screening solution. Geetha has over 25 years in Global Research labs and has created many innovative prototypes, patents, publications and new products. Till end of 2016, she was a Lab Director and head of Xerox Data Analytics Research in India.  Before that, she was a Principal Research Scientist and Research Manager at Hewlett Packard Labs India for 17 years.

She holds a PhD in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and has gained management education at Kellogg’s School, Chicago. She was the winner of the CSI Gold Medal from IISc, winner of 2009 NASCCOM IT Innovator and 2010 MIT TR Grand Challenges for Technologists. She is the author of a book on Cloud Technologies called “Moving to the Cloud”. She is currently the Chair of IEEE – Computer Society, Bangalore Chapter, and on Governing Board of CCICI. She holds 14 US patents to her credit


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Dr. Kodliuk Tetiana

Data Scientist – V.I.Tech


Dr. Kodliuk Tetiana is a Data Scientist in V.I.Tech. She works with Mathematics and Data analysis for the last 8 years and has got the degree of Ph.D. in Mathematics. In the range of her interests are: Machine learning methods, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Recommendations systems, Time Series analysis. In everyday life, she uses Python, also Pyspark and other Big Data technologies for Data Science tasks.

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Dr. Ravi Vijayaraghavan

Vice President and Head Analytics, Flipkart


Dr. Ravi is a Vice President at Flipkart where he leads the Analytics organization. This team is responsible for leveraging data, analytics and science to create true business impact across the value chain of the business.

Prior to joining FlipkartRavi was the Chief Data Scientist and Global Head of the Analytics and Data Sciences Organization at [24]7 inc. – a silicon valley based company that builds software products for customer service and sales. At [24]7 Dr. Ravi and his team were responsible for invention, development, implementation, and optimization of all analytics and machine learning driven solutions that form the core of [24]7’s product offerings. These products and solutions leverage predictive analytics to enable a more intuitive customer care experience for consumers through online and offline channels.

Before joining [24]7, Ravi held a variety of leadership roles at Ford Motor Company. His contributions were in the applications of computing and analytics to the design and optimization of business and engineering systems. He was the recipient of a Henry Ford Technology Award – the highest technical recognition at Ford. Ravi was also a vice president and part of the executive leadership team of Mu Sigma Inc., a Chicago/Bangalore based pure-play analytical services company.

Ravi has 20+ patent filings, many refereed publications and has presented as invited/ keynote speaker at several international conferences. Ravi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras, a PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

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Dr. Shailesh Kumar

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, ThirdLeap


Over fifteen years of experience in applying and innovating machine learning, statistical pattern recognition, and data mining algorithms to hard prediction problems in a wide variety of domains including: remote sensing, text mining, bio-informatics, computer vision and image understanding, transaction data mining, retail analytics, neurological data, risk analytics in financial domain,and web analytics.

Specialties: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Data Mining and Statistical Pattern Recognition, Reinforcement Learning, Text Mining / Computational Linguistics, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Retail Data Mining, Risk Analytics and Fraud detection technologies, Signal and Image Processing, Time Series Analysis, Graph Theory and Information Theory, and Game Theory.

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Dr. Sougata Mukherjea

Chief Technologist & Head Telecom & Mobile Research, IBM India Research Lab


Leads the Telecom & Mobile Research department in IBM India Research Lab. His research interests include Middleware technologies and its applications to Telecom, Analytics and Visualization. He has several patents as well as multiple publications in reputed Computer Science conferences and journals in these research areas. His group has developed many innovative technologies in the Telecom and Mobile domain some of which have been integrated into IBM products or licensed to customers. Sougata received his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in Computer Science. Prior to joining IBM Sougata worked in Research & Development for several companies in the Silicon Valley (California) including NEC Research, Inktomi and BEA Systems.

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Dr. Vijay Gabale

Co-founder and CTO at Huew


Dr. Vijay is co-founder and CTO at Huew. Huew is a discovery and search engine for fashion inspirations and fashion e-commerce. Prior to Huew, he worked as a research scientist in IBM Research Labs, India. Vijay obtained his PhD from IIT Bombay, India. He is passionate about applying deep technology to solve large-scale business and consumer problems that can have long-lasting impact.

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Ajay Kumar Meher

Sr. Vice President & Head - IT and Post Production at Sony Pictures Networks India

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Bhanu Ramgopal

VP - Engineering & Analytics at Myntra

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Deepali Gupta

Senior Assistant Editor, The Economic Times

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Deepak Ghodke

Country Manager, Tableau India


Deepak is Country Manager for Tableau India and is responsible for ensuring customer success and driving the growth of Tableau in India.

He spent his early years with Tableau in Dallas where he worked on Enterprise Sales, and was responsible for various sales territories in the Enterprise and Federal government space. Prior to Tableau, Deepak was with the Hyperion practice at Oracle managing major accounts for the Enterprise Performance. He has also spent many years in the Business Intelligence market, enabling field sales and presales at Hyperion. He also has a strong consulting services background from his days at i2 Technologies in the Supply Chain Management domain.

Deepak earned his Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from University of Nebraska-Lincoln as well as a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology from Bombay India.

He sees himself, as a data evangelist, helping further the analytics revolution and lighting the way for the brilliant usage of data in our day to day lives.

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J A Chowdary

Special Chief Secretary & IT Advisor to the Chief Minister - Govt. of AP


The prime focus of J.A. Chowdary, IT Adviser to the Government of Andhra Pradesh is to mobilise investments, create IT ecosystem, and provide more jobs. Mr. Chowdary says that the IT industry in India and in the U.S. will be roped in to kick-start IT initiatives in Amaravati, the proposed capital of Andhra Pradesh.

Mr. Chowdary will also serve as ex-officio Secretary to the Government in the Chief Minister’s Office. His role includes advising and assisting the government in bringing in investments, generating employment, and encouraging innovation and start-up activities. It’s the time for a foolproof strategy.

The focus is to evaluate options on how to get the companies to Amaravati and create more opportunities to the youth of the State. So, creation of jobs, attracting investments, and securing funds for start-ups is my primary objective says Mr. Chowdary.

Mr. Chowdary earlier served as Chairman of the Board of Software Technologies Parks of India (STPI), Hyderabad and Chennai. He was one of the key personalities instrumental in bringing about an IT revolution in Hyderabad. He is a well-networked IT man and also one among the trusted lieutenants of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

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Kingshuk Banerjee

Director Business Analytics and Strategy Consulting, Global Business Services, IBM

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Kunal Jain

Founder & CEO of Analytics Vidhya

Kunal is the Founder & CEO of Analytics Vidhya, India’s largest analytics community. Analytics Vidhya is a community-based knowledge portal and has more than 70,000 registered users on the portal. Before starting Analytics Vidhya, Kunal has worked with Capital One and Aviva Life Insurance across the globe.
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Madhur Shukla

Data Scientist, Edelweiss

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M A Parthasarathy

Chief Product Officer, Mindshare South Asia


Parthasarathy has spent over 22 years in the Advertising & Marketing Communications Industry.

He leads Product & Strategy at Mindshare, India’s largest Media Communications Agency, and a part of WPP, the largest communications conglomerate in the world.

In his current role as Chief Product Officer, Parthasarathy leads a community of Communications Strategy & Data/Analytics experts across 8 Mindshare offices in South Asia. This community drives the usage of Mindshare’s proprietary “Original Thinking” planning framework, manages & evolves a bespoke set of tools, manages strategic product partnerships and crafts analytics solutions to address diverse marketing issues. The rapid proliferation in consumer data has transformed the Media & Communications business in the past decade. The Product Community at Mindshare leverages this data to resolve an increasingly complex world for their clients.

Prior to Mindshare, Parthasarathy spent 14 years with JWT, one of the leading advertising agencies in the world. His last role at JWT was Regional Account Director on the Ford Business for Asia-Pacific & Africa.

Before he entered the world of advertising & marketing, he worked with IBM India, marketing CAD & ERP solutions to the manufacturing sector.

Parthasarathy is a BE (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from (BITS), Pilani and a PGDM from the
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

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Mukesh Jain

CTO, VFS Global; Partner, Big Data Product Factory


A Techno-Biz Leader with 21+yrs experience, leading multinational organizations (VFS Global, NICE, MICROSOFT & RELIANCE JIO) in Technology, Product Management, Analytics & Digital Transformation

With a unique mix of Technology, Business, Management and People, he has built expertise in setting up large GIC (Global Inhouse Centres) in India, lead global sustainable teams, grow the business globally & deliver technology innovation consistently.

He is current CTO @ VFS Global leading Product & Technology Innovation.

Prior to this, he led the setup of NICE in Pune and built the India R&D centre of 500+ engineers in 17 months delivering innovation in Large Scale Analytics Platforms.

He worked at Reliance Jio as Vice President & Head of Big Data Analytics & Advertising Business, leading end-to-end analytics and built new age Monetization techniques that deliver value to advertisers and users.

For 13yrs he worked at Microsoft in various roles in USA, Hyderabad and Bangalore, leading large global R&D teams delivering very large scale engineering products like Outlook, OWA, Bing, Hotmail, Advertising, Analytics, that enable billions of people across the globe to realize their full potential.

He is Educationist and recognized leader in the field of Analytics, Advertising, User Experience, Product Management & Digital Transformation community. He frequently speaks at international conferences, business schools & engg colleges including IITs, IIMs, NITs, BITS Pilani, Somaiya and several other places.

He has authored and published 2 books in USA (Delivering Successful Projects & Web Performance Improvement) and working on his 3rd book (Applied Analytics).

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Nasir Usman Shaikh

Director HR, Leader of GDC HRBP function, Atos India

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Rajeswari Aradhyula

Chief People Officer, Fractal Analytics


Rajeswari is the Chief People Officer. She started her career in analytics 16 years ago, and has been a delivery and consulting leader. With cross cultural and diverse experience across Insurance, CPG and Hospitality industries, Raj’s focus has been on embedding and institutionalizing analytics. She has led multiple engagements to codify and scale analytics across business units. In her current role, she is responsible for leading the human capital team and building a great place to work.

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Sameer Ratolikar

Chief Information Security Officer & Senior Vice President at HDFC Bank


In his current role of Chief Information Security Officer & Senior Vice President at HDFC Bank, Sameer Ratolikar heads the Information Security Group and provides leadership to the development and implementation of Information Security program across the Bank.

Prior he served as Chief Information Security Office with Axis Bank, where he was responsible for developing and implementing robust information strategies in line with business IT initiatives in a time-bound manner. Additionally, he ensured domestic and foreign information security, compliance, and gathered threat intelligence.

Previously, Sameer served with Bank of India for six years. There, he facilitated information security governance through the implementation of a hierarchical governance program. He led Bank of India in achieving ISO 27001, Business Continuity and PCI-DSS certifications, implemented access control, data leakage prevention, identity and access management, two-factor authentication, encryption, IT GRC solutions, and established and SOC for SIEM. Prior to Bank of India, Sameer served as principal systems analyst of security and networking with National Informatics Centre, part of the India Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s Department of Electronics & Information Technology.

Sameer holds a bachelor of engineering degree in computers from Marathwada University.

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Sudeepta Chaudhuri

Head BI & Advanced Analytics, Idea Cellular


Sudeepta Chaudhuri, Vice President, Idea Cellular Ltd is currently heading the BI and Advanced Analytics function in his organization. Prior to joining Idea he worked as an Economist with the Aditya Birla Group and the Tatas. He also served the field of Market research with Nielson and the field of education as a lecturer in Economics. He started his career with Indian Army. With this diverse background of Policy Research, Market research and Consultancy he setup the analytics function for Idea.

He is a postgraduate in Economics from North Bengal University, Darjeeling and has done his masters in Financial Management from JBIMS and Certificate Program in Business Analytics from IIM, Lucknow. He has also done his Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from Kelly School of Business, Indiana University.

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S. M. Sahai

Joint Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), Govt. Of India

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Vanitha DSilva

Head Data Sciences, Oxigen Services


Head Data Sciences at Oxigen Services Driven by identifying patterns, deriving insights and problem solving, data science and Vanitha is a natural fit. She has been instrumental in Oxigen’s evolution to a data-driven organization backed by more than a decade of experience in gleaning actionable insight and scalable data science solutions. She navigates Oxigen through unchartered waters by transforming data into stories using ML, Big Data technology and sometimes just plain grit. Along with her team, they aim to challenge conventional wisdom by building cool data products to guide on-the-ground operations and overall strategy

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Vishal Dhupar

Managing Director, NVIDIA South Asia.


Mr. Vishal Dhupar is the Managing Director of NVIDIA South Asia. As a 25 year's experienced professional in the information and communication technology industry, Vishal has managed and led companies to leadership position across diverse businesses viz. servers, graphics, engineering design, security, networking and data storage. Vishal has to his credit the success of DCM, Digital Equipment, SGI, Autodesk, Sun Microsystems, Symantec and now NVIDIA. Vishal has driven strategic business growth in the marketplace for the organisations and has successfully steered teams towards the achievement of targets and high levels of customer satisfaction.