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Distinguished Guests
1. Swamiji Chidrupananda, Director, All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, Noida
" Mindonomics"- Swami Chidrupananda , is presently working as Director of All India Chinmaya Yuva Kendra for the entire North Zone. Chinmaya Yuva Kendra is the youth wing of Chinmaya Mission serving the youth all over India since its inception in the year 1975. Since his childhood days, he has been blessed by the grace of the Master Swami Chinmayananda. After his graduation in Science, he worked at Hyderabad for many years as Area Business Manager for a Multi-national Pharmaceutical company.
2. Smt. Rani Khanam (SPIC MACAY)  
Lecture Demonstration " Kathak-Art form" Rani Khanam is one of the foremost Kathak exponents of India. With her immense talent, a total belief in herself and the courage to follow her intuition, she is a highly respected Kathak dancer and choreographer today. Rani Khanam trained under Pandit Birju Maharaj and Reba Vidyarthi for 15 years. She graduated with top honours in the Lucknow Style. Rani has also become the first Muslim dancer to perform choreography based on Islamic verses, to highlight how Hindu art forms fused with the Islamic during the Mughal period in India. She was the first woman in her circle of relatives and friends to discard the veil. She was the first woman among them to graduate.
3. Mr. Naman Bhardwaj, Sales Manager (North), Informatics (India) Ltd. New Delhi  
"New Channels of Research Communication & Role of J-Gate"
4. Dr. Vivek Mudgil, CEO & Co-Founder Eninov-Engineering Innovation  
"Improved Learning Experience using Social Networking & other New Technologies"- Vivek has around twenty years of rich experience in product and technology development ,involving multimedia, embedded systems, telecommunication, networking and applications. He brings in a mixed experience of large organizations, start-up companies, research and academics, which allows him to think differently. He not only provides leadership with his strategic thinking on technology and business evolution especially in developing economies like India, he also contributes heavily towards the strategy, architecture and engineering of products and end-to-end solution.He is a very strong technical leader with extraordinary execution skills. He has worked with companies like Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft and NeoMagic and academic institute like IIT Kanpur. Vivek has a PhD and Bachelor’s degree from Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. His major passions are in the field of Mobile Communication, broadband networks, multimedia communications and Parallel Architecture.
5. Dr. Gulshan Rai, Director General, ICERT (Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India)  
"Cyberspace and Emerging Threats"- Dr. Gulshan Rai has over 25 years of experience in different areas of Information Technology which include Cyber Security, e-Governance, Legal Framework and the Information Technology Act for e-commerce, and several related fields. At present, he is Director General, CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) and Group Coordinator of E-Security and Cyber Law Division in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Prior to this he was Executive Director, ERNET India for over 7 years and he was instrumental in setting up of the first large scale education and research network in close collaboration with the leading educational and research institutions in the country.
Dr. Rai has been working since 1998 in the area of evolving legal framework to address issues arising out of cyberspace. His sustained efforts in the area has resulted in second Technology Legislation in the History of India i.e. Information Technology Act and recent amendments in the Act.
6. Mr. Shamshad Ansari, President & CEO, Accure Software Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore  
"HADOOP"- Shamshad Ansari co-founded Accure Pvt Ltd in 2011. He lived and worked in the US for over a decade at various positions including software engineer, principal software architect, director of engineering and VP of engineering. Shamshad serves as a Member of the Board of Directors in several companies including Accure Pvt Ltd (India), Accure LLC (USA), Orbit EMR Solutions Pvt Ltd (India), Aspirins Healthcare (India). He has about 14 years of experience in building high scale computing solutions. He has been developing Hadoop based technology for the past 5 years. His recent innovation, while working as the principal architect, was recognized by the Fast Company magazine as the most innovative healthcare big data platform in the world and was featured in the Forbes magazine. He holds four US patents related to healthcare big data technology (2013/0262, 144; 2013/0238, 349; 2013/0117, 046; 2012/0060, 216). His research works were published in some of the leading international journals like Byte.com and Dr Dobb's Journal, cited in several books, and archived in libraries across the world. He architected, developed and brought one of the most innovative electronic medical record systems in the US and Indian market. Shamshad is an engineering graduate from Bihar Institute of Technology Sindri and a post graduate from Indian Institute of Information Technology.
7. Dr. M. H. Rashid, Professor, Universiy of Florida, USA  
"Outcome Based Education-A to Z of Washington Accord"- Muhammad H. Rashid is employed by the University of West Florida as a Professor (and Past Director from 1997-2007) of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Rashid received B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Birmingham in UK. Previously, he worked as Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Chair of the Engineering Department at Indiana University- Purdue University at Fort Wayne. Also, he worked as Visiting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Connecticut, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), Professor of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University Calumet, and Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering at King Fahd university of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), as a design and development engineer with Brush Electrical Machines Ltd. (England, UK), a Research Engineer with Lucas Group Research Centre (England, UK), a Lecturer and Head of Control Engineering Department at the Higher Institute of Electronics (Malta).
8. Dr. C.P. Ravi Kumar Technical Director, Texas Instruments India University  Program  
" Embedded Systems"- C.P. Ravikumar is presently the Technical Director Technical Talent Development at Texas Instruments, India. He leads the TI India Technical University which provides learning opportunities to employees of TI India. His earlier roles in TI include Director of University Relations and Senior Technologist (VLSI Test). He is also an adjunct faculty at IIT Madras. Before joining TI India in 2001, Ravikumar was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (1991-2001). He also held a visiting position at the University of Southern California (1995-1996) and the position of Vice President (Training) at Controlnet India Pvt Ltd (2000-2001). He obtained his Ph.D. (Computer Engineering) from the University of Southern California (1991), M.E. in Computer Science with highest scores from Indian Institute of Science (1987) and B.E. in Electronics with a Gold Medal from Bangalore University (1983). He has published over 200 papers in leading International conferences and journals. He founded the VLSI Design and Test Symposium (VDAT) and was the General Chair of this event for 15 years, from its inception in 1998 to 2011. He is the author/editor/coauthor of over 12 books in areas of VLSI and has contributed several book chapters. He is the editor of the Journal of VLSI and Electronic System Design and on the editorial board of the Journal of Electronic Testing – Theory and Applications and the Journal of Low Power Electronics. He has won the best paper award at IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design (2002) and VLSI Test Symposium (2005). He is a Senior Member of IEEE, honorary secretary of IEEE CAS Bangalore chapter (2004-current) which he founded, and the honorary secretary of VLSI Society of India (2003-2011). He received an award from Zinnov for his work on eco-system development in India (Universities).
9. Mr. Girish G Bhatia, Founding Partner, the John Maxwell Team, USA.  
“Leadership Principles & Effective Teaching-Learning Process in Technical Education ” -
10. Dr. P Nagabhushan, Prof. & Chairman, Dept. Studies in Computer Science, University of Mysore, Mysore  
“Research: Some Insight”-
11. Sivasankaran L: Head Strategic Initiatives, NVIDIA India  
"Visual Computing: How to tap emerging opportunities in the Engineering Services Market Space"
12. Dr. Mona Mathur, Founder CEO-EduPosse, Adjunct Faculty IITD  
"Skills of the 21st Century Educator"- Mona has an extremely rich cross disciplinary exposure of 20 years with a balanced industrial and academic experience. Of late she has started as an entrepreneur and is working on developing a social networking platform for parents, teachers and students, EduPosse (http://www.eduposse.com). Before starting to work on EduPosse in early 2012, Mona was leading a joint initiative between IIT Delhi and ST Microelectronics's Advanced Systems Technology group which focused on advanced research in the area of Multimedia Protocols and Platforms. She has regularly taught and worked on research projects at several Institutions throughout her career including at Delhi College of Engineering, Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, Aryabhatt Polytechnic to name a few.
13. Mr.Jagdish Mitra, CEO, CanvasM Technologies Ltd, VP Tech Mahindra.  
"Mobility in Life"- Jagdish heads the Mobility business Tech Mahindra. He has additionally served as CEO of CanvasM Technologies Ltd ( founded in 2006, previously a mobility subsidiary of Tech Mahindra), having been its founding member as well. He is the Board member of Mahindra Comviva and also heads Large Deals business for Tech Mahindra, and is based in Noida. In addition he has been actively involved in building several strategic business relationships with key accounts for Tech Mahindra worldwide. He has handled several responsibilities within TechM for the last 20 years including opening up new markets like North America, Middle East and Asia along with the Global Marketing function. Jagdish has over 20 years of IT industry experience in the areas of business development and marketing in the global information services market. Prior to CanvasM, he was actively involved in building several strategic business relationships with key accounts for Tech Mahindra worldwide. Jagdish holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Applications from Birla Institute of Technology and thereafter pursued Masters in Business Administration from the University of London
14. Dr. K. Chidananda Gowda, Retd. Principal SJCE, Mysore, Ex VC Kuvempu University, Karnataka.  
"Human Values and Technological Values"- Prof. K. Chidananda Gowda is the former Vice-Chancellor of the Kuvempu University, which is located in the state of Karnataka, India.[1] He is also the son-in-law of the Kannada playwright, Kuvempu, after whom the Kuvempu University is named.[1] He has published many papers, mainly in the field of pattern recognition.
Prof. Chidananda Gowda joined the Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering in Mysore as a Professor in the Computer science department and later went on to head the department. He also served as the Vice Principal of the College for about 5 years and later as the Principal for about 1.5 years. He was also a visiting professor at INRIA. He was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the Kuvempu University of 18 January 2002, a post which he held till 19 January 2006. He has chaired technical conferences at Zurich, Paris, Tokyo and Luxembourg. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the International School of Information Management, University of Mysore, Mysore. Many also refer to him as the father of Symbolic Data Analysis in the English speaking world.
During his tenure as the Vice-Chancellor, he had to face tough situations like the allegation that the University colleges were being used as a training centre for Naxalites. He is credited to have improved the infrastructure at the University. He also was responsible for starting new departments of business administration, microbiology, biochemistry in the University. The distance education program saw a significant growth in his tenure.
He has also authored books in Kannada and English. Some of his Kannada books include Engineering Geetegalu (Engineering Songs - 1980), Putaanigala Vignyana Padyagalu (Poems on Science for kids - 1984) and Samparka Madhyamagalu (Communication media - 1999).
15. Mr. Alok Pandey, Asst. Vice President, Fracton Technologies  
"Bluebook"- Dynamic career of over 23 years that reflects pioneering experience and year-on-year success in achieving business growth objectives in highly competitive markets Proven ability to quickly analyse key business drivers and develop strategies to grow bottom line Diverse industry & functional expertise, with a commitment to drive sales and market share growth Displayed proficiency in revamping the distribution / channel network / corporate sales / customer service for increased market penetration Distinguished the company from competitors through expanding the product portfolio and offering differentiated service propositions to customers An effective leader with good communication & presentation skills and abilities in forging business partnerships and establishing beneficial relationships with channel partners