Director General of the industry association body - Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) representing the GSM-based service providers in India. He has been associated with various telecom firms in India as well as abroad. of Telargo, where he oversaw the company's US operations and financial, accounting, treasury, tax, administrative and HR functions. He has also served as President of Telephone Systems International and V.P. and CFO of Call Sciences Inc and held various senior executive positions with AT&T wireless. Earlier, he also had a stint with the research firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers as a senior consultant.
Dean and Prof. Human Resource ,Organizational Behaviour, Aegis PhD (Kolkata), PG Dip (IIT, Kharagpur), MA Former founding Dean, Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM Indore) Former Dean, School of Management & Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS). Director, Central Labour Institute, Ministry of Labour, DGFASLI, Mumbai Prof. in Behavioural Sciences, SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad Scientist, Defence Research & Development(DRDO), Ministry of Defence, New Delhi Worked as the national expert with International Labour Organization(ILO) and Asian Productivity Organization(APO), Tokyo.
Vice President,Director of the Xerox research Centre in India.Former Managing Director, Technology Division at Goldman Sachs He was the Director of IBM Research - India and Chief Technologist for IBM India/South Asia. He lead a team developing breakthrough technologies underlying innovation in Services, Software and Systems, and was co-leading the IBM Research activities across the world in the Mobile Web area. Dr. Manish received a B. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Delhi in 1987 and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. He has co-authored over 70 papers, with over 3000 citations in Google Scholar, in the areas of high performance compilers, parallel computing, and Java Virtual Machine optimizations and has filed eighteen patents.
MD (Paed.), DCH, FICP (USA)
, FACN (USA), FIAP, MAMS, FIAMS, Emeuitus Prof. Of Pediatrics, MGM Medical College Former Vice Chancellor (1996-2004) Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore Acting President - May-June 2001 Medical Council of India, Vice President- (1995-2001) Medical Council of India. Member- (1989-2006) Medical Council of India. National President-(1994-1995) Indian Medical Association.
Director, Aegis Consultant
, World Bank Former President, Qualcomm India Additional member (Telecom), Railway Board Director, PCL & GCEL Vice Chairman, Indo- French Technical Association Member, Governing Council, ERDCI, Ministry of IT Member, SACFA, Minister of Communications Bachelor of Technology Banaras Hindu University Varanasi (BHU) India Masters of Technology Indian Institute of Technology Delhi ( IIT) India S. Eng & EIEE (UK), FIRSE (UK), Sr. MIEEE (USA), FIRT, FIRSTE, FCIL & T ( India), FAIMA, FIETE & FIE ( India)
President - Group Strategy and Chief Brand Officer Mr. Shukla is a Member of the Group Executive Board at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and as President is responsible for Group Strategy. He is also the Chief Brand Officer for the Mahindra Group. A B.Tech from IIT BHU & MBA from IIM Ahemdabaad, he has over 31 years of rich & varied experience in managing large projects & operations. Mr. S.P. Shukla has been a pioneer in the Indian Mobile Industry with many 'firsts' to his credit. This includes launch of first SMS, first Prepaid and first mobile internet modems (data cards) in India. As probably the longest serving top executive in the cellular industry since its beginning in1995, Mr. S.P. Shukla has been in the founding teams of Essar Cellphone (now Vodafone Essar), Reliance Telecom GSM, Reliance Infocomm CDMA & Reliance Communications GSM.
Sougata Mukherjea 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.
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 Gramener.com 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.
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 Flipkart, Ravi was the Chief Data Scientist and Global Head of the Analytics and Data Sciences Organization at 7 inc. – a silicon valley based company that builds software products for customer service and sales. At 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 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 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
Managing Director & Co-Head India Analytics, PwC Bala is a managing director with PwC’s Advisory Analytics Offshore center in India. He has over 15 years of experience in the analytics industry including ~8 years with PwC. Bala currently co-leads India office and is responsible for business development, project delivery and P&L related responsibilities. Bala currently also leads analytics for Technology, Retail, Oil & Gas and other sectors, delivering analytics advisory services. Bala also has deep experience in Finance sector, where he worked for Citibank and Capital One before joining PwC. He also consulted one of the biggest fintech company for several years as engagement manager for Diamond Consultants.
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 IBM, Accenture, Nokia, NASA, Persistent 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.
Director: Human Resources B&PS Atos Leader with strong character, work ethics and global experience in human resources management. Passionate about employee engagement, talent management, business integration, recruitment, organization development and change management. Has many years of rich working experience in US (3+ years) and Malaysia (3 years). • Global Leader for HR services and operational delivery to different types of business units and industry verticals. Setting up of Shared Services centers, developing processes, hiring, training and delivering successfully. Doing so with data analysis, regional legislation, cultural sensitivities with financial accountability. • Led policy formulation, strategy and transitioning of complex HR projects; involving conducting feasibility study , defining engagement model during and post transition & preparing/ re-engineering model from inception to BAU state. Deep expertise in business partnering, compensation, policy formulation and related operational services, global mobility and people integration for large acquisition and outsourcing deals. • Industry and working knowledge of complete HR systems, processes , tools and best practices , while handling large employee scope of employees in multiple regions/ countries/ locations. Created teams, management structures, partnership delivery models and sustained high productivity goals across all supported functions with a keen eye on compliance and quality. • Strong communication and people management skills, consistently delivering the message of client partnership and critical feedback mechanism for continual improvement.
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
Founder & CEO, Vphrase
Neerav Parekh is the founder and CEO of vPhrase, an Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Generation company, that helps it’s clients communicate insights from data, in a personalised way, at scale. Neerav has more than a decade’s experience working in different roles and setting up businesses in Technology, Marketing and Finance. After completing his MBA from NMIMS, Neerav worked at Citibank and then co-founded startups in technology and marketing space before founding vPhrase. Neerav has also received the prestigious Leader in Innovation Fellowship from Royal Academy of Engineering UK.