Speaker Biographies

Sanjeev Malhotra CEO, COE – IoT, NASSCOM

Sanjeev comes with broad industry experience having worked in different domains of technology. He has set up and led many MNC development centers and operations in India as well as US. He has worked in Intel as Pentium designer and later in Qualcomm and few other small size companies in Communications and Web technologies and last few years in IOT and is currently driving innovation ecosystem with startups and corporates at CoE-IoT focusing on emerging technologies. He holds an MBA from Duke University, MS and B.Tech

He likes dabbling in different technologies and working closely with the startups both on technology and business side.

Tulika Pandey Head, DigiGaon Program, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), GoI

Ms. Tulika Pandey, Director, National eGovernance Division, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, is an Electronics and Communications Engineer, working with the Government of India since 1992. She has been involved in implementation strategy and action plan formulations for wider reach of ICT facilitated benefits; Integration of appropriate technology interfaces between human and cyber world; Steering of Research and Development projects for development of contextual ICT technology, tool, applications and content. She has traversed through the path of Microelectronics development, E-Learning, Technology Development for Indian Languages, Digital Libraries, E-Infrastructure, Internet Governance and Convergence, Communications & Broadband Technologies. She has been harnessing the technologies of Internet of Things (IoT), IPv6 and convergence of Cognitive Radio Frequency with Internet for enhancing ubiquitous technology interventions in human life with minimal trespassing of security and privacy in her 26 year stint with the Government of India. Ms Pandey’s current pursuit is addressing the Security postures of the Digital Payment Ecosystem in India and on global discussions on issues of Cyber4Digital Inclusion, Cyber4Growth, Cyber Security and Cyber Diplomacy.

Lux Rao Director & Leader, Digital Transformation, Cisco, India

As leader of Digital Transformation initiatives, Lux and his team drive the Digital Transformation (DT) agenda for Cisco and help customers define their digital journey and chart out the Transformation Roadmap across various verticals such as Healthcare, Manufacturing, BFSI, Retail, Smart Cities etc. Cisco is well positioned to lead the charge in digitally enabling organizations across sectors and industries. Prior to joining Cisco, Lux was the CTO for Enterprise Business and leader for HPE Future Cities initiatives. Leading a cross functional team, Lux worked closely with Governments at the Centre & State as also an eco-system of partners to present a compelling value proposition. As a CTO, Lux worked closely with Clients helping them make the journey to a New Style of IT. Previously, Lux was the Marketing Director for Jamcracker Inc responsible for managing Global Channels. His role involved driving Cloud initiatives for managing Enterprise Cloud migration, devising & driving product marketing Prior to that Lux was the channel leader for Lotus/WPLC portfolio at IBM South Asia and Business leader for Value Solutions portfolio at Canon Singapore.
Lux has over 25 years of experience in multifarious roles spanning IT Hardware & Software Solutions, Sales, Channel Management, Product Management, Product Support, Pre-sales, Competency Development and Customer Service in Organizations such as IBM, Canon & Xerox. Lux is a regular speaker at Cloud computing conferences and has chaired/moderated several conferences including INTEROP, Cloud Summit, VARIndia Cloud Conferences, Channel Summits, IET SaaS & Cloud conferences, He has been awarded the prestigious IDC Award for Excellence in Innovation for the year 2015 and best CTO Digital Transformation for the year 2015-16 by Tech Plus Media. He has also won the coveted Technology Evangelist for the Year - an Industry recognition for three years in a row. Lux is an Electronics & Communication Engineer besides holding a PG in System Analysis & Design from Bangalore University and an MBA specializing in Marketing & Finance from Manipal University. He is a Technology adviser in several start up communities including T-Hub, 100 Start-ups and is a part of the Nasscom Task force for Smart Cities and is on the Technology Advisory board for Data Security council of India.

Ashutosh-Chadha Group Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Microsoft India Pvt. Ltd.

Ashutosh is currently responsible for the Government Relations , Policy and Regulatory affairs at Microsoft India. In his role, he works closely with key audiences in the Government, Academia, Industry as well as Multilaterals.

In his career spanning 30 years, Ashutosh has worked at Wipro Ltd, Intel India, Shell India Pvt Ltd, NIIT and the National Dairy Development Board. He has had extensive experience in New Business Development, Channel Management, Strategic Planning, Government Relations and Policy Advocacy as well as Sales and Marketing.

Ashutosh is a regular speaker at National and International fora on topics ranging from Corporate Affairs, Public Policy, Trade, Education, CSR, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has spoken at events hosted by WB, WTO, UNICEF, UNESCO as well as National and International Academic Institutions.

Ashutosh is passionate about advocating the use of technology for socio economic development and improving lives through education, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Involved in mentoring start ups, coaching students and executives – Ashutosh is also a certified Level 2 NS-NLP Executive and Corporate Coach.

Sunil David Regional Director - IoT − India & ASEAN, AT&T Global Network Services India Pvt Ltd, India

Sunil David has 23 years of experience in the IT and Telecom industry. Sunil is currently the Regional Director ( IOT ) for AT&T India based in Chennai. . Sunil is responsible for building and executing the IOT strategy for the India and the ASEAN regions , working on building a partner ecosystem for AT&T in the area of IOT devices, platforms and applications and on working on a number of Marketing initiatives to help build the AT&T brand in the IOT space.

Apart from his responsibilities with AT&T , Sunil is part of the FICCI TN Tech Panel that is working towards evangelizing the use of Digital technologies within multiple industry verticals within TN. Sunil is also part of the CII TN Manufacturing panel working on initiatives around trying to get manufacturing companies in TN to be Industry 4.0 compliant. Sunil has been recently inducted into the IET IOT India panel , Telecom Working Group whose charter is multifold - to work with Academia to promote IOT and have curriculum that covers IOT, liaise with Govt bodies to create IOT awareness and support in policy creation , gather and mentor startups in the IOT space and participate in local conferences where relevance of IOT can be presented and awareness created.

Sunil is also in the Advisory board of a Start up based in Chennai that is focused on Skills development and Cyber security training and consulting.

Sunil is also part of the NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Council, Chennai chapter working on various initiatives to bring a greater awareness among Corporate India to build an Inclusive and Diverse workforce.

Sunil had a brief stint with Telstra from Nov 2015 to Dec 2016 for a little over a year as their Country Sales Director responsible to grow the Enterprise business in India . Sunil was also part of the Telstra Senior leadership team. Prior to joining Telstra , Sunil had his first stint with AT&T Global Network Services India for 14 years. In his last role with AT&T as their Regional Sales Head for part of the Southern region based out of Chennai , his region grew to be the largest revenue contributors for AT&T India in the Enterprise Segment.

Sunil had earlier worked with Polaris Software , Telstra V-Comm and CMS Computers in Sales and Marketing roles.

Sunil has a Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and a Master’s Diploma in Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Management studies , Pune. He is currently based out of Chennai and lives with his wife and his son.

Sunil has spoken at a number of industry forums in the past including the Industrial IOT Congress organized by Entraine in Mumbai in April 2016, spoke at the Indo Australian Chamber of Commerce IT Summit in Sep 2016 , Invited to be part of a Leadership roundtable discussion at the Telecom Leadership Forum organized by Cyber Media in Delhi in Dec 2016 (shared his views on Digital Transformation).

More recently Sunil had given the Executive keynote address at the IOT Innovation conclave in Bangalore in August 2017 organized by Konnect Worldwide . Also recently invited by Frost and Sullivan , Chennai to share his views at the Growth Innovation Leadership council Breakfast session on the topic – “ Industrial IOT – Beyond the Hype “ . Sunil was also a panelist on the session SME-CXO meet track at the IOT India Congress 2017 held in Bangalore on 14th and 15th September. Sunil also was recently invited to Pune to address IOT startups at the Startup Master Class event organized by IIT Kanpur Pune Alumni association to speak on the topic –“ IIOT – Opportunities and Challenges “. The CM of Goa , Mr Manohar Parikkar was the Guest of Honour. Sunil was also invited to speak the AIR Summit in Hyderabad on 10th October to speak on the topic of “ Disruptive Power of IOT and its impact on Businesses “ and on 13th October , CII invited Sunil to be a panelist on a discussion on SMART Manufacturing in India.

Dhaval Doshi Founder, Smartphone NX (Home Next Pvt. Ltd.)

Dhaval is a serial entrepreneur with 11 years of experience in marketing, brand communication and e-commerce. In his longstanding career, he has led digital initiatives for brands such as Amazon, Bajaj, Axis Bank to name a few. His keen interest in technology coupled with his understanding of consumer behaviour inspired him to launch Smarthome NX, a discovery platform that offers homeowners an easy way to find products and services in the rapidly evolving and fragmented smart home automation industry.

His campaigns have won several awards for the Bajaj V launch campaign for online as well as integrated categories including a Lion at the Cannes.

His web development and digital agency called Webventurous was built from scratch and sold successfully at a value of Rs. 2 cr.

Dhaval is an avid speaker in entrepreneurship and youth forums and participates in marketing roundtables as a subject matter expert in digital marketing.

Dinesh Chandrasekar Vice President , Head of Solutions & Platform Innovation, Pactera

Dinesh Chandrasekar has around 20 years of progressive Technology & Consulting experience in CRM, MDM & Digital Technologies that encompass Cloud, Analytics, IoT, Machine Learning & AI. In his current role, Dinesh heads the Solutions & Platform Innovation (SPI) group of Pactera Technologies. He was also instrumental in building CRM, MDM, Cloud & Innovation practice @ Hitachi consulting. He spearheaded the delivery of over 70+ medium to large scale projects & solutions implementations across the globe (APAC, China, EMEA & US). Dinesh also has the penchant for innovation and instrumental in building over 20+ innovative Enterprise Tools & Solution accelerators. He has an extensive consulting experience in Banking, Consumer goods & Automotive verticals. Prior to Pactera, Dinesh worked for Hitachi, GE and Citigroup. He is an Alumni of ICFAI Business School & also holds certificate from MIT on Radical Innovation & Black belt in Innovation from Delphi Group . He was also conferred an honorary PhD (Honorius Causa) by the University of Kenya for his contribution to IT field in the emerging markets of Middle East & Asia. He is also avid blogger , speaker of technology & Industry trends in national & international forums.

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya Sr Partner & Head, Govt Strategy, Economics & Regulatory, KPMG| President, C-DEP| Adjunct Prof, IITD, Convener, Economic Standards for Smart Cities, Bureau of Indian Standards, Government of India

Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya is a noted Governance Transformation expert and Partner at the International Consulting firm, KPMG. He is also Adjunct Professor at IIT Delhi. He is President of Centre for Digital Economy Policy Research. He is also member of Governing Senate of IIIT Raipur, Member of Expert Committee for Ease of Doing Business legislation of Government of India, co-chair of Expert Committee on Skill Development for Deity, Government of India and Convener for Economic Standards for Smart Cities, BIS, and Government of India. He also led KPMG’s contribution to the report on Ranking of States on Ease of Doing Business by DIPP and creation of Smart City plan for New Delhi. He has earlier worked in senior roles in Accenture, IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and HP and has been the Founding Partner of Catallyst Constellations LLP. He has been responsible for the creation of the next generation of policies and frameworks for governments. Dr. Bhattacharya advises governments on governance strategies. He has conducted training for ADB institute in Tokyo on Public Expenditure Management and has helped World Bank develop curriculum for their e-Leadership program. He is deeply involved in Technology Policy making for the Indian Army and has coined the term “Technological Sovereignty”, based on which he runs a National Conclave on Technological Sovereignty for the Indian Army and Centre for Land Warfare Studies. He also delivers invited lectures at INSEAD Singapore campus, IIT Roorkee and at IIM Calcutta. Dr. Bhattacharya has developed business models and strategies for leading companies in the IT, media and computer hardware industries. He has numerous research papers to his credit in leading journals and conferences. He has authored five books on e-Governance, including being the co-author of the first book on e-Governance in India, ‘Government On-line – Opportunities and Challenges’, published by McGraw Hill and released by the then Honourable President of India, Shri Abdul Kalam and author of the first e-Governance textbook book in the world, “e-Gov 2.0: Policies, Processes and Technologies” that was released by the Honorable Minister of Communication and IT, Shri Kapil Sibal. He is also the author of the first book on Privacy Middleware in the world. Dr. Bhattacharya did his PhD from Department of Computer Science and Engineering IIT Delhi, MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and B.,Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He is recipient of the prestigious Kalam Innovation in Governance Award for exemplary work of innovation in governance and public service

Ajay Kelkar Founder, Hansa Cequity

Ajay is an entrepreneurial business leader with 26 years of experience across Start up company creation & General management across large organizations. Ajay has extensive experience in business & marketing across consumer goods, retail and the banking sector. He has deep industry expertise having worked in top organizations like Procter & Gamble, Britannia, Shoppers Stop, and HDFC Bank. Over the last 10 years, Ajay has in partnership with the Hansa group Co-founded a unique Customer marketing company called Hansa Cequity. Along with the team he has grown the business to a multi million dollar Revenue with over 800 employees across 5 offices. Hansa Cequity helps design engaging customer experiences by leveraging customer information using analytics, technology & marketing communication solutions. This helps clients get better return on their marketing investments (ROMI).

Earlier Ajay was the Chief Marketing Officer for Shoppers Stop (one of Indias leading Department store retail chains) & was part of the Retail Management team. Ajay has deep exposure across functions in Retail & an established track record of using customer data to improve effectiveness in merchandising. Ajay was responsible for creating a unique & vibrant loyalty program called First Citizen, which is a unique Indian case study on loyalty marketing. Ajay was also responsible for creating a hugely successful Customer Experience strategy for Shoppers Stop which culminated in a unique 3 month festival called 7 Wonders of the world which delivered large increases in footfall & ticket size. Ajay was an active member of the Intercontinental group of department stores (IGDS) and was invited by IGDS to share his experience for a variety of Retail conferences.

Post that for about 5 years, Ajay was the Chief Marketing Officer at HDFC Bank, where he led the bank's marketing team on the pioneering path of data-led marketing analytics. The bank executed a unique data based strategy based on automating the banks marketing environment and this led to huge improvements & ROI in cross sell and up sell rates. HDFC Bank was in fact the first bank in India to automate its entire Marketing processes for Cross sell by bringing in, the Gartner top quadrant solution Unica, and successfully increasing the products held per customer by a substantial number.

Ajay is a regular blogger & regularly writes about Analytics & data led marketing. You can go to his blog at http://hansacequity.com/ajayblog/

Ajay has an active social media presence & you can know more about him at: http://in.linkedin.com/in/ajaykelkar1to1marketing

Twitter handle: ajaykelkar

Rajaram Venkataraman CEO, Veltech TBI, Founder and CEO, Navya Insights

Rajaram brings in 3 decades of experience in the IT Industry in senior roles with stints in Tier1 organizations like TCS, Infosys and has enabled delivery of more than $350mn in software services & consulting revenues across BFSI / Utilities / Telecom domains, across various geographies including US/Europe/Finland/China/Australia/Singapore, product & platform revenues, setup & scaled new offshore delivery centres, setup innovation labs, built & managed large teams, conceptualized and commercialized more than 5 products/platforms, played key role in shaping an innovation culture, inspired investments & sponsorships etc. He is a “certified Independent director” from IOD.

Rajaram is currently the CEO of Veltech’s Technology Business Incubator (70+ start-ups and rapidly scaling) as well as the founder and CEO of “Navya Insights” a boutique consulting outfit advising clients on “business growth and renewal”, “Improving agility and organizational competitiveness through Digital and Innovation”, co-creating innovation through design thinking, “Slam dunk methodology” etc. He is a “thought leader” & “Design thinker”, around “Digital transformation & Systematic innovation” with a track record in creating value through efficiency, transformation and innovation.

He was previously the “Innovation Culture Practice Head” at Infosys before starting his own consulting practice under the banner “Navya Insights”. He has helped set up “Innovation Labs”, “Innovation Sandboxes” to clients as well as conducted numerous workshops on Design thinking, Innovation tools, Innovation for managers, digital transformation etc. He has been advising clients in India and Abroad on a broad range of areas and also has been providing research capabilities & consulting support to some of the top tier business consulting organizations in India.

He has published several International conference papers, has delivered keynotes, as well as chaired several International conferences and also the author of a US patent on building “Systematic Innovation Maturity for enterprises”. He has won many awards for excellence and recognitions from Industry and Clients.

Some of his current affiliations include
1. State level Convener & Head of FICCI (Tamil Nadu)’s Technology Panel
2. Conference chair for the recent “FICCI E-Commerce Summit and Exhibition” as well as the “Digital Disruption and Transformation Summit”
3. Strategic advisor to cintana technologies(www.cintanatech.com) and kriyatec
4. Board of Advisors of Cyber Security and Privacy Foundation
5. Secretary General for SPIN Chennai (Software process improvement network)
6. Member, Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India
7. Adjunct faculty in some of the leading management institutes (IFMR, IIT Madras DOMS, BIM, Manipal Global Education) where he has taught Digital transformation, Cyber Security, E-business, Technology Trends, Six Sigma etc.

Rajaram has a BE Computer Science Degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, MBA from UK and is a certified “Independent Director” from Institute of Directors (IOD).

Pavan Kumar CV Vice President South Asia & Managing Director- India, Altair Engineering, India

Mr. Pavan Kumar is the Vice President South Asia & Managing Director for Altair India. He has been responsible for growing Altair Revenue several fold since joining Altair and is currently responsible for business operation across South Asia and Australia.

Mr. Kumar has over 25 years of experience in Engineering Software, Services and Hardware domains in multiple sectors, having worked in crucial positions at Autodesk and Silicon Graphics. Mr. Kumar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Production Engineering and Masters in Marketing and Sales

Lokesh Payik Chief of Digital Enterprise, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited

Evangelizing the digital revolution at Bosch, Lokesh Payik is the Chief of Digital Enterprise for emerging markets . He is responsible for establishing and scaling up the business in India, ASEAN , Mexico and Turkey countries. Lokesh has been instrumental in setting up the business leveraging Bosch competencies in IoT technologies, augmented reality , product development & user experience and now scaling up with customer centricity and a high performing team. Leveraging the proven manufacturing and technology know-how of Bosch from the developed economies , his team translates futuristic vision into digitalization initiatives for the emergent context. Lokesh has over a decade of proven track record in managing and scaling up business; playing with new age technologies like Internet Of Things & Services, Augmented Reality and User Experience to name a few. A strong proponent of the “People at the Centre” philosophy, Lokesh prides in bringing together “dynamic teams of intent and action” comprising of millennials and the vastly experienced. Lokesh is a bachelor of technology from BVB College of Engineering - India and holds a masters in business administration from La Trobe University, Australia.

Sunil Kumar Director, Enterprise Business and HR, MTNL Board, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd

Shri Sunil Kumar is a 1984-Batch Officer of Indian Telecom Service (ITS), and has vast working experience in the field of Telecommunication. He is the Director (HR & EB) at Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited since June 21, 2013. He serves as the Head for Human resource Management, Legal Cell, Development of Enterprise Business and Marketing of MTNL Services.

He has extensively worked at various place in India such as Hajipur (Bihar), Kolkata, Junagadh (Gujarat), Patna (Bihar), Hazaribagh (Jharkhand), Shillong (Meghalaya), Arunachal Pradesh, Pune (Maharashtra), Satara (Maharashtra), BSNL CO New Delhi.

He is known for his outstanding work in Marketing, Enterprise Business and establishing Managed Services.

Ruth Kiranmayi Founder CEO/ Chief Innovation Officer, RitchieTech

Entrepreneurial-spirited, Technology Leader with broad IT expertise of 18+ years in Embedded, IOT, Aerospace, Wireless, RFID, Biometrics and Solar Renewable Energy & other disruptive technologies with strong focus on Security. Versed in leveraging Innovative technologies in economically challenging international environments, along with smart sourcing initiatives to respond to finance and business reality.

Technology leadership earned in the complex environments, building effective disaster recovery and business continuity scenarios. Expert at motivating technical teams through unexpected challenges and cultivating people’s interest to build company loyalty. Strong and proven track of building high performing teams,be it Global or Local and incubating new technology businesses.

Accomplished Executive specializing in Startups, M&A, Leadership and IT Strategy. An experienced Chief executive with affinity on all levels and all positions. Passionate about new technologies, innovative business Ideas and delivering measurable value to the customers. International & National Award winner for the Leadership, Business Management, Quality, Technology & Innovation and recognition towards great contributions in the respective Leadership roles.

Bapu S Bindhumadhava Scientist G & Senior Director, C-DAC

Bapu S.Bindhumadhava is Sc – ‘G’ & Senior Director, at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), MeitY, Govt of India Bangalore. Heading the Real Time Systems (RTS) & Internet of Things(IoT) activities.

He has around 30 years of Industry & Information Technology experience. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University, Post- Graduate Diploma in Systems Management from NIIT and MS (Electronics & Controls) from BITS, Pilani.

His current research interests are in Real time systems, Network & Internet Security ,Agent Computing, Smart Grids, Self-Managing System software & Cyber Physical Systems Security.

He has authored more than 3 journal papers, 42 refereed International & National Conferences papers. He a fellow of Institution of Engineers (IE). He is senior member, Immediate past chairman IEEE Computer Society, Bangalore, Executive Committee Member IEEE Bangalore Section. Past Chairman Computer Society of India (CSI) Bangalore Chapter. Life member & past Hony. Secretary of Advanced Computing & communications Society (ACCS). Member Advanced computing machinery (ACM). Global Member Internet Society & Member Internet Research Task Force (IRTF).

IEEE Outstanding Service Award for 3rd IEEE e-Science & Grid computing 2007 & 10th IEEE HPCA & ACM PPoPP 2010 Conferences

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Gold Medal for Research Excellence 2017, by GEPRA New Delhi.

Chapter Patron Award, Bangalore – 2017 Computer Society of India.

Amit Saha Data Analytics, Start –up Investor & Mentor, Sygenta, Chair of Agriculture Working Group – IET – IoT Panel

Amit Saha is an Information Technology expert and a global leader in establishing and managing IT verticals for large international MNCs in North America, Europe and Asia. He is an expert in Envisioning, Innovation, Digital Transformation and Organisational Changes.

Amit is a Mechanical Engineer and holds an MBA from National University of Singapore.

Amit has demonstrated expertise in end to end implementation of varied business solutions and major transformations to enhance business productivity and provide cohesive framework for managing information assets. He has established global consulting practices and executed programs in cross cultural environment across Asia, Europe and the US. Amit has worked with some of the largest organisations in the world including GE Capital, Dupont, UPS, PwC, Novartis, Pfizer and Syngenta to name a few.

He is the designer and supporter of several CSR programs that engage volunteers to support the cause of Multiple Sclerosis and Schools for the underprivileged.

Amit is a distinguished panelist and visiting lecturer to several business and technical schools and delivers on varied topics including Leadership, Digital Transformation, Change Management, Innovation & Technology Management.

Phil Christensen Senior Vice President, Reality Modeling and Cloud Services, Bentley, USA

Phil Christensen joined Bentley in 2011 after the company’s acquisition of FormSys, where he was founder and CEO. He was named senior vice president of reality modeling and cloud services in 2017 and is responsible for the company’s portfolio of reality modeling software and cloud services, including ContextCapture, ContextCapture Center, ContextCapture Cloud Processing, ContextCapture Editor, Descartes, Pointools, and ProjectWise ContextShare. Christensen also leads the development of new cloud services for mobile access to analysis models and Scenario Services for design optioneering. His prior roles at Bentley include senior vice president of analytical modeling, vice present of offshore and optioneering, vice president of offshore and marine, and director of product development/marine. Christensen earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Auckland and a master’s degree in engineering science from the University of Western Australia.

Rajat Malhotra Chief Operating Officer; Integrated Facilities Management, West Asia

Current Responsibilities
Rajat Malhotra is the Chief Operating Officer for IFM; West Asia. Rajat oversees business infrastructure functions and leads the SME platform that supports core IFM operations. These functions are JLL’s best practice platforms such as Engineering & Operations Solutions (EOS), Energy & Sustainability Services (ESS), Supply Chain Management & Procurement, Transition, Compliance, Risk Management & Technology. The ESS and EOS groups in specific provides subject matter expertise support to IFM and other business lines in the domains of sustainability, environment health & safety and critical engineering.

Rajat brings along over 25 years of experience in maintenance management, engineering & sustainability. He has worked in the submarine arm of the Navy and in the course of his career, been the chief engineer for 3 different classes of submarines. He holds a Masters degree in Nuclear Technology and has been with JLL’s Integrated Facilities Management Business for over 7 years. He has led a number of business excellence, sustainability, risk management, technology and productivity projects in FM that have brought in significant value to clients in their Real Estate Operations. He has also spearheaded a number of engineering consulting projects involving critical engineering design reviews, energy optimization, risk assessments and test & commissioning.

Rajat is a member of the Executive Committee of IGBC and works closely with them to provide the necessary impetus to the Green Building Movement in India. He Chairs the Advisory Board of Economic Times’ Global Green Summit and is well known in Building Engineering, Safety and Sustainability Industrial Forums.

- Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical
- Specialization in Marine Engineering
- Master of Technology in Nuclear Engineering.

Mayank Lau Senior Consultant, Data Security Council of India

Mayank Lau has worked in different organizations around a decade such as Data Security Council of India, Ernst and Young , HCL & IBM in the areas of public policy, sales & pre-sales , consulting , capacity building & thought leadership with respect to cyber security and data privacy. He is equipped with knowledge of domains such as cyber security, data privacy, trans-border data flows, cloud computing, e-commerce, internet governance ,internet of things , blockchain, information security & IT- GRC products and global cyber laws etc. He has led efforts in major projects such as conceptualization of national e-security Index for the govt. of India, information security consulting for major organizations in Europe and Australia across different industry sectors etc. He has also written media articles in leading magazines such as data quest and information week on various topics of cyber security. He holds a post graduate degree from IIT Delhi in the field of management. He is currently working with Data Security Council of India as a Senior Consultant and is on the Top 20 EY Panellist Advisory Board to work on Future of Cyber Security.

Damodar Sahu Digital Partner & Global Sales Lead - Wipro Looking Glass, Manufacturing Digital | Manufacturing SBU, Wipro Limited

Damodar Sahu is the Digital Partner & Global Sales Lead – Wipro Looking Glass (IoT) in Manufacturing Strategic Business Unit at Wipro Limited.

He is a Thought Leader in the space of IoT, Industrial IoT, Digital, Blockchain and Aftermarket Services. An eloquent speaker at multiple forums and conferences like CII, NASSCOM, ASSOCHAM, CeBIT, IoT India, Blockchain Global Conference etc. & written blogs on various Digital Transformation approaches and technology innovations.

Currently Damodar plays the role of Manufacturing Digital Solution Evangelist to target Clients and advises his clients to accelerate business outcomes with focused value modelling, Digital readiness, and analysis. He drives sales and business development for IoT, IIoT, and Digital Transformation for Manufacturing Industries and opens up hunting accounts / business contacts in existing & new accounts in North America and Global Sales for Wipro Looking Glass, a Wipro IP on IoT Platform.

Damodar, with over 21 years chronicle of success with sound academic credentials, graduated with a B. Tech in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering with PGDBM in Operational Management from Amity University and MDP on Leadership in the age of Digital Transformation from IIM – Calcutta.

Rated as #1 Social Seller Globally for Wipro – by LinkedIn

You may refer more on Damodar Sahu @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/damodarsahu/

Amrita Chowdhury Director, GAIA Smart Cities, Mumbai

Amrita Chowdhury is Director of Gaia, a smart feedback and automation firm, focused on Human to Machine and Machine to Machine data acquisition and analytics. She is a business strategist and innovator. She has led growth and early stage businesses in India. Prior to this, she served as President of DY Works (Future Group); Country Head for South Asia for Harlequin; and Associate Director, Education for Harvard Business School. Before this, she provided strategy consulting and Board advisory for Fortune 100 clients with AT Kearney in the US and Oppeus in Australia, working across sectors. She is an independent director on the board of BSE listed Simmonds Marshall. She holds 7 US patents in semiconductor manufacturing for work done at Applied Materials. Amrita holds degrees in B.Tech from IIT Kanpur, MS from UC Berkeley and MBA from Carnegie Mellon- TepperBusiness School.

Dr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar President, Aeris Communications India Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar is an established Thought Leader in the Internet of Things and Digital Space. He brings over two decades of industry experience, working for Information Technology companies.

Currently, as President, Aeris India Dr Bhatnagar is leading the Aeris business in the Indian subcontinent, MEA and the APAC region. Aeris in APAC and MEA is enabling telecom operators and enterprises jumpstart IoT services through an integrated end-to-end IoT platform and solution.

He has co-authored the best seller “Enterprise IoT” along with a team from Bosch and Machina Research, which covers IoT project management frameworks, and the methodology. In addition, Dr. Bhatnagar is also the Chairperson of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - IoT Panel in India, a 146 years old UK based institution. It is a neutral collaboration platform for IoT thought leaders. Dr. Rishi is a member of NASSCOM Smart Cities Task Force and the Startup Core Committee as also the Confederation of Indian Industry for National Committee on Technology and the IoT Core Panel.

He is also an advisor and mentor to ANGLEpaisa, iB Hubs and Manacle Technologies Pvt Limited in India. Through his diverse public speaking engagements and media interactions, Dr. Rishi builds a case for enterprise IoT adoption by demystifying the concept, deployment models and associated nuances. He also champions IoT through regular interactions with the media across India and rest of Asia.

Prior to joining Aeris, Dr. Bhatnagar worked with Tech Mahindra in various roles. As the Global Head for Digital Enterprise Services, he helped expand its Digital and IoT businesses. In 1998, he worked with HCL Perot Systems, and served as Director for Perot Systems in Ireland and led their foray into that country.

Dr Bhatnagar has undergone the Global Program for Management Development from Michigan Ross School of Business, USA. He holds Doctorate in Philosophy in Computer Science and Engineering and Masters in Computer Applications from Institute of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad. He did his Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Electronics from Delhi University.

Prashant Mehta Group VP & Global Service Line Lead - Systems Integration & Data SapientRazorfish

As the Group VP & Global Service Line Lead - Systems Integration & Data, SapientRazorfish, Prashant is responsible for enabling large scalable, omni-channel experiences for SapientRazorfish’s clients and their consumers. Prashant and his team are helping CMOs create connected worlds across digital, brand communication and physical spaces, leveraging the power of Data, cloud, Enterprise integration services and bespoke development.

Having been with the company for over 16 years, Prashant has been instrumental in growing Sapient’s India operations since its inception. In his previous role, he was the VP & Global Delivery Lead- Systems Integration Practice in SapientRazorfish where he was responsible for helping clients across geographies with their mobility strategy and building connected experiences.

Prashant has made significant contributions in managing programs involving large business-critical solutions for key clients across Retail, Financial Services and Telco. Prashant also co-leads the Women Leadership Network for Sapient in Delhi NCR, which advocates and promotes gender diversity.

Prior to joining Sapient, Prashant was Sr. Consultant with Tata Infotech Limited. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering.

Rajarshi (Joy) Banerjee Head – Innovation for ABB India, ABB Global Innovation Centre, Bangalore

Rajarshi is the head of customer experience and innovation at ABB Global Industries and Service Private Limited (GISPL) – ABB’s R&D, development and engineering center. In his role, he is leading two major initiatives at the center namely the Collaborative Operations Center and the Ability Customer Experience Center that are shaping the future digital solutions at ABB.

Appointed to this position in September 2017, Rajarshi has more than two decades of experience in business development, sales and marketing building solutions based on the customer requirements. Prior to this, he was heading business development for Industrial Automation division at ABB. He has a wide knowledge of technology adoption in utilities, industries, and infrastructure especially with respect to Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT).

In the past, he has lead complete operations in ABB in Bangalore as the Country Managing Director. He was also responsible for global marketing initiative in SAARC countries and other nations such as Mauritius and Madagascar.

Rajarshi has a bachelor’s degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata with specialization in electrical engineering. When not busy intereacting with the customers, he could be seen reading fiction or watching cartoons.

Ritu Marya Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur Media + Franchise India Media

Ritu Marya is the Editor in Chief for Entrepreneur Media and Franchise India Media , a group company of Franchise India Holdings Limited. She the leads the editorial desk which comprises of business magazines including Entrepreneur ,The Franchising World and Retailer together with Digital media arm of Entrepreneur.com , Franchiseindia.com , wellnessindia.com, indianretailer.com and restaurantindia.in

In her tyrst with Business Journalism over the last 16 years ,Ritu is regarded as an authority on Startups and Entrepreneurship ,Retail and Consumer Businessess. In her role as the Group Editor she meets and interacts with Leading Indian and Global Entrepreneurs and thought leaders while tracking Startup and Entrepreneurial and consumer business landscape in India

She is a regular speaker at India’s leading Business Summits including Business forums organized by CII, FICCI, Phd Chambers amongst others. She also regularly speaks at Leading B-schools and has addressed academic sessions at the TERI University for IAS officers, ISB Hyderabad.

Academically she is masters in Business economics from Punjab University, She started her career as Faculty for Post –Graduation Economics under the same university. In 2003 she moved to Delhi and started working with Franchise India Holdings Limited where she has successfully spearheaded and grown the editorial and content at Franchise India

Tanay Mahindru NITI Aayog

Tanay Mahindru is currently working in NITI Aayog in the Frontier Technology division, where he is part of the team working on the National Strategy for AI, National Strategy for Blockchain, and various pilots to apply these technologies to solve real world problems. His previous experience includes working with McKinsey in application of advanced technologies to enterprise solutions, and working in the Public Systems Group (PSG) at IIM-Ahmedabad on issues in Indian infrastructure.

Umesh Thota Founder, Authbase, India

Umesh Thota started AuthBase two years ago with over 10 years of experience in building technology and Products. A Microsoft MVP whose dream is to 'Go Big or Go home' has build Authbase with a team of collective strength of 50 years in technology and business today he has suite of products specially focused from your SDLC to deployment from Vulnerability Management to Threat Mitigation we realized there is a strategic change required in how cyber-attacks and threats are fought just as the worms are becoming intelligent the defences we present need to be intelligent as well. From designing rockets to building intelligent machines driving momentum for Umesh has been passion for technology today he's running a cyber security company that uses machine learning to identify and mitigate new age threats.

PK Jaswal Head - Corporate Affairs and Strategy - Telecom Sector Skill Council

PK Jaswal is Head of Corporate Affairs and Strategy at Telecom Sector Skill Council. He is an alumni of IIT and has more than forty years of experience in the ICT sector, out of which, around twenty three years in Defence and more than fifteen years in IT sector in the private sector. Presently he is a member of the 5G Task Force EAP(Education/Awareness/Promotion).

Subrata Sen Head - Corporate Affairs and Strategy - Telecom Sector Skill Council

Subrata Sen, an Engineering graduate in Telecommunication having more than 2 decades of experience in Telecom Domain. Currently working in Bharti Infratel and is involved in driving the technical solution for Fibre, Transport and Smart City opportunities to meet current and future requirement of Service Provider. He was involved in Transforming Service Providers Transport Network to cater all type of services requirement 2G, 3G, 4G and Enterprises.