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Guest Speakers at Aegis

Dr. Leslie Barratt, Professor of Linguistics
Indiana State University, US
Delivering lecture on "How to write a research Paper"

Mr. Vijay K. Aggarwal
Whole Time Director and CEO Reliance Infratel
Delivering lecture on Telecom Infrastructure

Randy Green, Indiana State University, US

Balaji Venkitaramasubramanian

Director - HR, HCL Technologies (Financial Services Line of Business) 

Mr. Matt Symonds

Director at Thinkers50, Writer at Business Education, Management and Careers, Founder at Symonds GSB
Co-Founder and Former Director at QS, Ltd., Managing Director at Kaplan Test Prep - W. Europe, Founder at Kaplan France

Prof Frits & Krista from Maastricht Uni addressing at Aegis 

Mr. Sandip Biswas

Sr. VP Reliance Communications
Delivering lecture on managed services business model  

Mr. Birjoo Mehta

Vice President Tata communication
Delivering lecture on eTOM 

Dr. Emandi Sankara Rao
President Corporate Finance GTL Ltd
Delivering Lecture on Overview of Different Business Models in Telecom Industry
Ph.D, IIT, Bombay.
M.Tech IIT, Kharagpur


Faculty and Mentors x

At Aegis experienced faculty members, including industry leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs, share their insights with you. They also work as mentors in shaping up your career and dreams.

Dr AG   Dr. Abhijit Gangopadhyay

 Dean and Prof. Human Resource, Organizational Behaviour, Aegis.
 Prof. & Dean, School of Management & Labour Studies,
 Former Dean, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS).
 Founding Dean, Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM Indore)
 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.
 PhD (Kolkata), PG Dip (IIT, Kharagpur), MA ;
  Video Link
  Contact at:

VP C   V. P. Chandan

  Director, Aegis
  Director, Punjab Communications; 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)
  Video Link
  Contact at:

Satyen Gupta   Satya N. Gupta

  Adjunct Faculty for Next Generation Networks, Aegis
  Author of book "Everything over IP(EOIP): All you wanted to know about NGN"
  Click here to download the book
  Govt. of India "IPv6 Task force Oversight
  Committee" Govt. of India "Action Plan Committee for WSIS-2011" ;
  Expert, ITU, NGN Group,
  chairman, Broadband working group, ASSOCHAM;
  President, ACTO
  VP, ISPAI; VP & Trustee, PTCIF
  Video Link
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  Saroj Mukhopadhyay

  Professor Managed Services and Network Management System
  Former Senior Director, Ericsson
  A dyanamic techno management professional with technical background
  and a vivid experience of over 24 years in telecom, including 17 years of
  exposure to GSM industry since its inception

  Dr. Costin Ciora

  Faculty for Financial Analysis Lecturer at the Academy of Economic Studies in
  Bucharest at the Department of Financial Analysis and Valuation Research:
  Particularly interested in value-based management and value creation
  indicators (EVA- economic value added, MVA- market value added, TSR,
  CFROI), valuation and financial markets.
  Author of the book: "Performance analysis through value creation" Consulting
  in Financial Analysis, Performance Measurement, Value-Based Management,

Dr. Sussane MacMahon

Faculty for Business Consulting Ph.D.
International Consultant, Geophysist and Statistician Expertise in sales and marketing, competitive analysis, technical support and client satisfaction.

 Fredy Signer

  Faculty for Project Management Consultant.More than twenty years of hands-on
  experience in managing, designing, and implementing large, complex
  Information Technology systems for organizations in Europe, United States and
  Israel. Holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Engineering degree
  from the Technion,Israel Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in
  Management degree from the Boston University.

Ewout   Ewout van der Schaft

Former Deans at the CEU Business School, Budapest.
  Worked as a Senior Executive for Czech Telecom and Bulgarian Telecom.
  Was responsible for Partner Management, Strategic Alliances and Aquisitions as
  Executive Director Business Development
  Head of the PMO in Bulgarian Telecom, he prepared the company for their sell
  off by leading 24 key transformation projects.
  MBA from Katz Graduate School of Business, Pittsburgh,
  Graduated (Master of Public Administration) University of Leiden, Netherlands
  Contact at:

AB   Anirban Bhaumik

  Associate Dean & Professor, Coperate Finance, Technology Management, Aegis
  Head Aegis Incubator Center for Technology ventures.
  Founder and Managing Director of Aspirtek Technology Pvt. Ltd
  Worked in the US for over 8 years, where he worked in the financial services
  industry both as an analyst as well as a technology manager.
  Worked with Companies: J P Morgan Chase, Cambridge Technology Partners.
  MBA in Finance and Marketing(Stern School of Business, New York University)
  Masters in Computer Science & Chemical Engineering(New Jersey Institute of
  BS( National Institute of Technology, Durgapur)
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BD   Bhupesh Daheria

  CEO and Faculty for Telecom Management & Entrepreneurship, Aegis
  Founder- Aegis School of Business & Telecommunication
  Founder- mUniversity, world's first Mobile University
  Chief Organizer: Aegis Graham Bell Awards
  Contact at:

VK A   V.K Aggrawal

  Adjunct Faculty for Telecom Infrastructure, Aegis
  Former CEO & whole time director, Reliance Infratel
  MBA, FMS Delhi
  BSc.(Engg.), DCE Delhi
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 Bhoopesh Raghav

  Prof. Telecom Business.
  Partner Aegis Research and Consulting
  Currently providing consultancy support to state utility company in forays into
  telecom using OPGW network.  Developing network business for growing
  companies in India and Africa.Earlier worked on international business in
  Reliance Communication, Tata Communications; Developed ILD business for
  Idea Cellular and Loop Telecom. Rich experience of working on management of
  submarine projects.
  Past:CTO, Glo Gateway, Globacom, Nigeria; Head NLD/ILD at Essar/Loop
  Advisor ILD at Idea Cellular; ILD at Reliance Infocomm
  PGDM (MBA),  Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon;
  M.Tech(Computer Sc.), School of Computer Sc, JNU, New Delhi
  B.Tech(Electronics Engg), Institute of Tech.[IT,BHU], Varanasi, India

  Vijay Dhamadhikari

  Faculty for Marketing, International Business, Economics. Masters in Business
  Management from Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines.
  Bachelors Degree in Economics and English from Punjab University,
  Chandigarh, India. December 1969 - Air Force Academy June 1968 - National
  Defence Academy, Pune, India. A highly experienced management professional
  and proven business educator. Hands on experience of chemical
  manufacturing, consumer products marketing, securities trading, insurance
  distribution, export-import, and project management.

  Suhas Chavan

  Associate Prof. Finance and Management
  MBA(Finance)(Master Degree in finance)
  Lecturer-Finance,Management & Law-College Of banking & Financial Studies.
  Muscat,Oman Vice president-Finance in Savani financials Ltd.
  General Manager-Finance And Accounts in CMS computer.
  Teaching experience for international universities such as University of
  Bradford , UK, University of Strathclyde, The Canadian Bankers.
  Contact at:

SL   Santhosh Laxmana

  Adjunct Faculty for Telecom Regulations and Assurance, Aegis
  Former Group Controller-Revenue Assurance, Reliance Communications
  Expertise in International Telecommunication operations,particularly Billing,
  Settlement and Least cost routing processes.
  MBA IIM (Lucknow), B.Tech with 15 years experience
  Video Link
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    Srinivasan Iyer

  Adjunct Pofessor, Telecom Systems and Mobile Communication
  Vice President ( Wireless and Networking ) with Telexcell Information Systems
  He has several years experience in telecom technology and business mainly in
  wireless area. He also worked with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  as Senior Scientist.

  Rajeev Sood

  Rajeev is the TMT consulting practice Subject Matter Expert in India. He has
  worked with major firms in the domain of Telecoms, Media, Technology,
  configuring and managing their Network methodology & operational
  He is an acknowledged Expert in the domain of Telecom  Rollout, Service
  Delivery and Managed  Capacity & Operations. He was involved in setting up of
  Tata Communication Limited (Formerly VSN Ltd), with respect to the following
  elements end-to-end:International Networking, Data/Voice/Managed leased
  Services. He was also involved in the Implementation of Reliance call centre
  routing for circle wise traffic all over India, 2002

V K   Vivek Kapoor

  Adjunct Faculty for  Project Management, Aegis
  CEO, Crest IT Consulting
  Former Lead B2B - Wireless Business at  Reliance Communications
  Former Head Programme Management-3G rollout at Reliance
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V Ku   Vivekanand V. Kulkarni

  Adjunct Faculty for Corporate Governance and Economics, Aegis
  Professor, Corporate Finance, Accounting and Law
  Former Head Corporate Banking, Deutsche Bank (AG), Mumbai
  Former CEO, Abhnav Co-op Bank, Mumbai
  Management Consultant to Govt. of Gujrat, Gandhinagar
  Former Head of Profit Centre (Export Oriented Units) at SBI Mumbai
  LLB, PGDM (MBA) IIM Ahmedabad
  B.Tech (Hons.) IIT Kharagpur

  Ashok Thapar

  Adjunct Professor of Marketing
  He has over 30 years experience in domestic and International Marketing.
  He was Managing Director of Biogen Nigeria Ltd and worked at senior
  management positions with Wockhardt and Alembic. He is an MBA from
  Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management.

  Anuj Bhargav

  President, IMCI
  Founder CEO of A.B. Associates a premier consulting firm. Consultant and line
  manager in the IT and Management space for over 25 years. Currently driving
  a leading IT and Network Security Services Solutions.   Facilitates restructuring
  of corporations which includes the financing and operations of firms.Has the
  unique distinction of leading the Finance, Marketing and Technology functions of
  leading organizations.
  Worked as CIO (Chief Information Officer) of HSBC and a Senior Industry
  Practice Lead in the Banking & Financial Service and Insurance (BFSI) Practice
  with TCS.
  M.M S, University of Bombay, Major in Finance (Honours)
  C.M.C  Institute of Management Consultants of India
  Grad. C.W.A. Inst. Of Cost & Works Accountants of India

SBS   Dr. B. Saha

  Professor, Decision & Risk Analysis and Operations Management
  M.Sc (Gold Medalist), Ph.D, MBA. He did his post-doctoral
  research with Nobel Laureate Professor Derek Barton.
  He has been awarded Homi Bhabha Gold Medal, S. N. Bhattacharya Medal and
  various other awards.
  He has more than 20 years experience in highly reputed Multinational and
  Indian companies including Pfizer, Monsanto, Gharda Chemicals and Lalbhai
  Group in senior positions.
  contact at:

  Elmar Kutsch Dipl Kauf (FH)

  Lecturer in Programme and Project Management at Cranfield MBA PhD PgCAP
  Elmar Kutsch completed his BSc at Aachen University of Applied Science
  (Germany) in 1997 followed by his Master's degree at Staffordshire University
  in 1998. Elmar held a variety of commercial and senior management positions
  within the IT industry from starting work for M+S Elektronik AG (Germany) in
  1998.He served as a Lecturer in Operations Management at the University of

 Dr. Robert Emmerling

  A leading expert in the assessment and development of emotional intelligence
  competencies in the workplace, and has spent his career as a consultant,
  researcher and lecturer specializing in this area.  Since 1997 he has been
  working on the cutting-edge of EI-based assessment and training with premier
  thought leaders in the field, such as Daniel Goleman. Robert currently serves
  on the editorial board of the EI Consortium's journal Issues and Recent
  Developments in Emotional Intelligence and is co-editor of the upcoming book
  Emotional Intelligence:Theoretical and Cultural Perspectives to be published in

  Haresh Kodnani

  Faculty for Marketing
  He is also Client services Director for Targetrix Consulting
  He is marketing cosultant with multi-faceted exposure ranging from search
  engine marketing, marketing research, marketing analytics and communication
  to integrated strategy.Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) State
  University of New York,Binghamton, United States Bachelor of Engineering
  in Chemical Engineering,University of Bombay, India.

  Air Commodore S. K. Soni (retd)

  Professor Telecom Management.
  Former Projects Controller & Head Quality, Tellabs, India.
  Former Chief of Technical Training, Indian Air Force
  Former Chief of Master Control Center controlling the Backbone telecom

 Sangeeth Varghese

  Program Director for Business Consulting Programs.
  He is a globally recognized leadership thinker, and the founder of LeadCap, a
  movement with a vision to build India as a nation of leaders. He is the author of
  the bestseller 'Decide to Lead - Eight decisions that can make you a leader'.
  He has appeared in several television and print media including BBC,
  Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes and Times as an authority on the topic.
  Varghese was chosen to guest edit the 2008 New Year edition of Times of India
  as a "Young Star Making a Differenc;to India's Future".
  Varghese has done his research and masters at the London School of
  Economics with a scholarship. He has also done his MBA and Bachelor's in
  Economics with gold medals.

  Abhay Kumar Sinha

  Professor Strategy
  Business Head, Banking & Financial Services, 3i Infotech
  MBA Nanyang Business School, Singapore
  BA Economics
  Former Senior Consultant Ernst & Young

 Luca Giustiniano

  Associate Professor of Management
  Luiss Guido Carli, Italy

  Dr. Sadhana S. Phadnis

  Prof. Economics
  Phd. Economics SNDT University Mumbai India
  M. Phil, MA
  BA Pune University



Faculty for Busienss Analytics and Big Data

Dr. Dilip Pandit

Over 25 years corporate experince in Analytics, Consulting, Strategy and Financial Services.
Ph.D. in Finance Strategy, University of California; MS, Physics; MBA, IIFT- Delhi; AMP, IIM-A

Dr. Abbas Raza Ali
Data Scientist
Faculty for Business Analytics and BigData
PhD, Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics, Bournemouth University, UK

Ghanshyam Upadhyay
AVP & Head - BI & A Practice, Hexaware
Master of Science (M.Sc.), Mathematical Statistics, Delhi University

Asish Kumar
Expert - Enterprise Architecture, Data science and Big Data Analytics
Masters, Computer Science IIT Kharagpur


Badshah Mukherjee
Analytics Practioner and Co-Author ( Business Analytics Using R). Worked with Accenture, SAS and HSBC in analytics domain. Fellowship Program, ICFAI Institute For Management; Master's, Applied Economics, Gold Medalist, University of Lucknow

Dr. Asha Prasuna
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Hyderabad. Authored books entitled Equity Research and Valuation; Fixed Income Securities and Wealth Management (published by D&B and Tata McGraw-Hill). She is expert in the field of Econometrics, Macroeconomics, financial markets; Commodity Markets, and Indian Mutual fund Industry.

Dr. Jovan Pehcevski
Data Scientist
PhD Associate professor
Faculty of Informatics, European University