Confirmed Speakers list for IAC 2016



KeyNote Speakers:


Mr. K Ananth Krishnan
Chief Technology Officer, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
Ananth has been a member of the TCS Corporate Think-Tank since 1999, and has led several strategic initiatives. He has been a Principal Architect and Lead Consultant in the Architecture and Technology Consulting Practice, and earlier the head of the TCS Systems Management and the Systems Software Group. Ananth is an M. Tech. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also has a Masters degree in Physics from the same Institute and a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Fergusson College, Pune. (read more)

Mrs. Pamela Kumar
Vice President, Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India
Since October 2012 Pamela has been working as the Founding Chair and then the Vice President the CLOUD COMPUTING INNOVATION COUNCIL of India, a not for profit society. Pamela was the first ever appointee from India in the IEEE Standards Association – Board of Governors, as the Member at large for 2011/12. She also held the position of Chair for IEEE Computer Society and Chapter Coordination & membership development for the IEEE Bangalore Chapter. She holds 3 patents associated with Networking Accelerators. (read more)

Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan
Director, IIM Indore

Mr. Prabhakar Kadapa
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Avtec Limited

Mr. G. Kumar
General Manager Growth Initiatives, GE Healthcare

Mr. Manoj Fadnis
President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

Invited Speakers:


Mr. Aneet Mohan Das Agarwal
Senior Chief Engineer, Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore
Aneet Mohan Das Agarwal is a Senior Chief Engineer at Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore. His work focuses on the verification of Imaging & Vision hardware design and integration of Image Signal Processors in Mobile applications. He received his M.Tech degree in Microelectronics from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 2001.
He is having 14 years of Industry experience and has presented many papers in external and internal technical conferences. Prior to Samsung, he worked for Texas Instruments and ST Microelectronics.

Mr. Ramesh Chandak
Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Ramesh Chandak is a graduate with a Fellowship in Advanced Engineering from MIT (USA), Master’s in Computer Engineering from Boston University (USA), Certificate in Human Computer Interaction from IIT Mumbai, Certificate in Global CIO Programme from ISB Hyderabad. He has 23+ years of global experience in IT industry. He is an author, educator, intrapreneur. Ramesh Chandak is Principal Program Manager at Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt. Ltd. He manages strategy, outreach and design programs for Microsoft IT India.
Prior to Microsoft, Ramesh worked for GTE Laboratories (now Verizon), Cambridge Technology Partners and Bank of America in the US. Ramesh has authored and edited several technical books, authored 35+ technical articles and 4 Web based courses, delivered over 100 presentations and trainings.

Mr. Shailendra Jain
Director, Shreyans Energy P ltd, Jabalpur
Mechanical Engineering Graduate of 1985 Batch, Worked with corporate companies for 14 years in the field of Projects, Production and Engineering Services. Currently working at Shreyans Energy P ltd, Jabalpur, as Director since last 16 years on waste to energy projects.

Mr. Rajkiran Chakkolangara
Head, Telecom Networks Business for Oracle in Asia Pacific and Americas
I head the Telecom Networks Business for Oracle in Asia Pacific and Americas. I am an MBA in Technology and Finance from the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. In the past, I have been associated with companies like HP, IBM, I-flex solutions, Infosys and Wipro Technologies. I have a penchant for gadgets and I am fascinated by the rapidly changing world of communication.

Mr. Devendra Vishwakarma
CEO and co-founder, iSquareR Technologies, USA
Devendra Vishwakarma is the CEO and co-founder of iSquareR Technologies, USA. He has more than 15 years of experience in managing products and implementing multi-million dollar projects world-wide in the Smart Grids and IOT domain working with large multinational companies. He co-founded iSquareR with Harish and Baskar to bring the technologies and solutions to Indian market after being inspired by Government of India's call for NRI community to invest in India as part of Digital India and Make in India initiatives.

Mr. Harish Mahindrakar
CTO and co-founder, iSquareR Technologies, USA
Harish Mahindrakar is CTO and co-founder of iSquareR Technologies, USA. He has 25 years of experience in developing products involving software and domain knowledge of Smart Grid and Energy Industry. His background includes Master degree in Electrical Engineering and is working with multinational companies to develop solutions for emerging technologies such as Distributed Energy Resources and Micro Grid. He joined team of Devendra and Baskar as a co-founder of a iSquareR Technologies, USA. He is NRI who is inspired by Indian Government's announcement to develop Smart Cities, Digital India and Make in India initiatives and he would like to participate by bringing technologies and solutions into this market.

Mr. Baskar Kumar
COO and co-founder, iSquareR Technologies, USA
Baskar Kumar is COO and co-founder of iSquareR Technologies, USA. He has 25 years of experience in IT and Energy Industry; successfully managed portfolio worth more than USD 500M in Utilities and ISO markets in Northern America. Currently leading a team piloting SmartGrid and MicroGrid related projects first time in USA. His background includes Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and MBA in Operations Management. Being NRI, inspired by Indian Market potential and Make in India initiatives by Indian Government. He joined team of Devendra and Harish as a co-founder of iSquareR Technologies with an objective of empower home, business and leaders of tomorrow with technology to create a Brighter and Greener India.

Mrs. Alka Jaiswal
Engineering Manager, Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd
Experience in VLSI industry : 9+years

Mr. Himadri Endow
Principal Consultant T&D at Enzen Global Solutions
Himadri Endow holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Physics and B.Tech & M.Tech degrees in Electronics & Communication from University of Calcutta. He has been serving the IT, Industrial Automation and T&D market sector for over 33 years in various capacities. Among his professional activities, he has led delivery of many global SCADA/EMS/DMS projects, been involved in managing R&D as well as design/development/management/marketing of many technologies, real time control products/systems and embedded systems. He has served the Govt of India in senior positions before joining Alstom T&D (earlier known as Areva T&D), in 1990. He has led Smart Grid activities at Alstom Grid in India, East Asia and Middle East regions. He currently works a Principal Consultant T&D at Enzen Global Solutions. An IEEE member, he has written on Smart Grids in national/international journals and also serves as guest lecturer at prestigious technical/management institutes.

Dr. Vivekanand
Assistant Professor cum Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellow at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur
Dr Vivekanand is working as Assistant Professor cum Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellow (Highly prestigious fellowship from DBT-Govt of India) at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur, India. He did PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India. He has been awarded another highly prestigious National Doctoral Fellowship from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Assistantship at IIT Roorkee, India. He was working as postdoctoral research scientist for 7 years in Sweden and Norway.At University of Gothenburg, Sweden he was working in the area of lignocellulosic biochemistry and there he received seeed grant from “Kungl. Vetenskaps- och Vitterhets-Samhället (KVVS) Göteborg” Sweden to work on low-lignin oats. (read more)

Dr. Devesh Dwivedi
Deputy Director, ASIC Product Engineering, GlobalFoundries, Bangalore
Dr. Devesh Dwivedi has ~19+ years of experience (~15+ years of industry + 4 years of research). He holds a Ph. D. degree in Electronics Engineering (Microelectronics) from IIT BHU. Since July 2015 he is working as Deputy Director, ASIC Product Engineering, GlobalFoundries, Bangalore. Prior to this he worked with System and Technology Group, IBM, 2008 to 2015. He worked on system-z, system-p and testsite projects. He was leading and managing custom IP (Memory, HSS & Analog Mixed signal) design and development at IBM India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, India. He started his carrier as SRAM circuit design engineer with ST Microelectronics in 1999. He has designed and developed several complex and state-of-the-art memories (custom as well compilable) for ASIC OEMs and Server products.
Dr. Dwivedi has 10 granted/filled patents and 37 paper publications. He is member of technical review committees, patent and paper review board. He is examiner for graduate, post graduates and PhD thesis from Tier-1 technical institute and universities in India. He has delivered several invited talks at Institutes, Universities, National and International conferences. He also visiting professor at NIT & IIT, IEEE member.

Mr. Chirag Gulati
Co-founder and Director of Engineering, Si2chip

Mr. Ashish Kumar Joshi
Sr. Manager, Sales, Schneider Electric India

Dr. Anuraj Nayarisseri
Principal Scientist, Eminent Biosciences, Indore

Mr. B. Anil Baliga
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Product Planning Buses, VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd., Pithampur

Mr. Rohan Saxena
Additional Commissioner for Smart City Project, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC)