SPEAKERS : SEASON 5
Shamik Sharma is the Chief Technology officer at Myntra and heads its product management and technology functions. He is responsible for driving technology strategies and working towards building a high tech culture at Myntra.
Shamik has held key roles in several organizations and has over 15 years of technology experience. Shamik has spent most of his career in the bay area and was the Vice President, Software at Lytro, a light field camera startup company founded in 2006. Prior to that, he has also held executive roles in RockYou, StumbleUpon and Yahoo!
Shamik is a Computer Science graduate from IIT-Kharagpur and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland
Jay is a venture catalyst, and founder, mentor in Social Media, Mobile Experiences, and Brand Eco-systems, co-creating communities for brands, corporates, and NGOs. He has a significant track record in media, advertising, IT, Telecom, and software, with deep domain knowledge in Telecom Software, B2B marketing and B2C brand creation.
Starting out as a financial journalist in reputed publications such as Business Today magazine, The Economic Times, and Business Standard, Jay went on to lead Corporate Communications and Marketing at Hughes Software Systems (now Aricent), HSBC and Nokia, delivering on several fronts including India’s first book built IPO, the most admired brand, global M&A's, CSR campaigns, and in building a startup, Hughes BPO, now Quatrro.
In 2006, Jay founded Digiqom, a digital marketing company that focuses on strategic digital marketing for brands and consumers, to help them achieve their communication goals and business objectives. The company is working for leading brands, including American Express, HDFC Bank, CRISIL Limited, Confederation of Indian Industry and also helping in online amplification of campaigns by the Government of India and has recently won accolades for managing social media for high-worth campaigns, Make In India and RE-Invest.
Jay is active in industry forums such as TiE, IAN, IVCA. A pioneer in community-powered influence management, he created one of India’s earliest contextual advertising businesses - RightServe - and handled the US - India outsourcing issue in 2002 advising NASSCOM’s global media strategy.
Jay is well regarded for his opinion in media for telecom policy, marketing, communications, retail innovation, social media and entrepreneurship. He often shares his insights and experiences at IIT-Delhi, FMS-Delhi, MDI-Gurgaon, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Delhi, occasionally chairs jury at British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneur awards, and moderates at UKTI and TiE events.
A Trustee of READ India and an advisor to the International Business Leaders Forum, Jay contributes his time and skills for developing sustainable social entrepreneurship models. He is a De Bono trained Creative Thinker, holds a PG Certificate from IIM Calcutta and Bachelors in Commerce from St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta. Jay was recently invited to attended the global CSC Leadership conference at London and Singapore to tackle challenges and build global relationships in support of smartcities.
Known as India’s resident innovation guru, David brings world-class innovation to top-tier Indian and multi-national corporations including Reliance Industries, Reliance ADAG, Tata, Aditya Birla Group and Nestle. The author of The Executive’s Guide to Innovation, David introduces global best practices in the discipline of innovation to help companies invent solutions worth hundreds or even thousands of crores.
Prior to founding The Innovation Workgroup, David worked at one of the world’s leading innovation labs, the Advanced Concepts and Technology group at Pitney Bowes, a Fortune 500 corporation. A lifelong innovator, David holds two patents, has written five books, is a published songwriter, and has created four business solutions that each generated more than one million dollars.
Earlier in his career, David worked as an independent management consultant for such firms as American Express, AT&T, Kelly Services, Philip Morris, Standard & Poor’s and UPS.
David earned his MBA in international management with honors from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, where he served as a research assistant and co-wrote three business cases. A highly-rated speaker, he has lectured on innovation, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship and salesmanship, as well as teaching business at Stratford University, FOSTIIMA Business School and Sunstone Business School. In 2014, David joined the Indian Council on Competitiveness and the Thunderbird Educator Network. He resides in New Delhi.
Prior to joining Data Security Council of India, Mr. Nandkumar Saravade was working as an independent advisor on fraud and security to Ernst & Young (EY) and ICICI Bank. Till September 2013, he was the South Asia head of Security, Investigation and Vigilance function for Citibank. During 2008-2011, he worked as General Manager, Financial Crime Prevention Group, ICICI Bank, where he was responsible for fraud risk management, internal investigations, vendor due diligence and regulatory reporting for the Bank.
Till 2008, Mr. Saravade served with the Indian Police Service (IPS). His last assignment in the IPS was Director, Cyber Security and Compliance, NASSCOM, which involved policy formulation on cyber security and privacy, capacity building for law enforcement, advising NASSCOM members on incident response management and organizing mass awareness campaigns on cyber security.
Mr. Saravade also served in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for seven years and West Bengal Police for six years. He was awarded the Prime Minister’s Baton and Revolver for being the Best All-round Probationer of the 1987 batch of the IPS and also the Indian Police Medal for Distinguished Services. Previously a member of the High Level Group on Electronic Banking Controls Governance and Technology Risk Management Standards set up by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Mr. Saravade has also been Chairman, India Payment Risk Council (IPRC), a body of fraud risk professionals in Indian banks, during 2008-2011.
Mr Saravade holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Government College of Engineering, Aurangabad as well as a Masters’ degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
is an Indian journalist, political commentator, author and a documentary film maker. His works have appeared in print, radio, television and documentaries. He is also a regular guest lecturer at some of the top institutes like the IIM, JNU etc.
Through his career spanning over 30 years, he has been associated with major media houses like Business India, Businessworld, The Telegraph, India Today and The Pioneer. He also hosted the chat show India Talks on CNBC-India which ran over 1400 episodes.
In 2013, he directed a short documentary film Coal Curse which highlighted the wrongs in the Indian coal mining industry. The 45-minute film, supported by Greenpeace, delved into the political economy of coal in contemporary India with the Singrauli example serving as a case study.
Pankaj Jalote has recently joined as Director of the newly created Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi. Prior to this, he was the Microsoft Chair Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Delhi. Before this he was with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur since 1989, where he was also the Head of the Department from 1998 to 2002. Earlier he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, where he also held joint appointment in the Institute of Advanced Computer Studies. From 1996 to 1998, he was Vice President (quality) at Infosys Technologies Ltd., a large Bangalore-based company providing software solutions worldwide, where he spearheaded Infosys' successful move to high maturity levels of the CMM. From 2003 to 2004 he was a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, USA.
He is the author of CMM in Practice , (Addison Wesley, 1999), a book that has been translated in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean; Software Project Management in Practice (Addison Wesley, Feb 2002); the highly popular textbook An Integrated Approach to Software Engineering, (Springer 1991, 2nd Edition 1996, 3rd Edition 2005), whose Indian edition was recognized as the best selling book in computer science by its local publisher; and the graduate-level book Fault Tolerance in Distributed Systems , (Prentice Hall, 1994). He is on the Board of Advisors of many software companies in India and USA, is a Technical Advisory Board member for Microsoft Research, India, has served on the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and International Journal of Emperical Software Engineering.
His research interest is in software engineering (software quality, software process improvement, software architecture analysis), and fault tolerant systems and reliability.
Sachin Jain is CIO (Global IT Operations) and CISO at Evalueserve. In this function he is responsible for all aspects of strategic IT planning, implementation, support and Information security worldwide as an integral component of business plan. At Evalueserve, Sachin is providing executive leadership as head of Global IT and Information Security. Sachin has engineered turnaround of IT’s performance and service levels, transformed IT into a strategic business partner, managed and delivered multiple large scale projects on time and within budget. Before joining Evalueserve in Dec 2000, Sachin was leading the project Ties2Family, India's first social networking website way back in 2000. Before that, Sachin has spent about 5 years working with a start up, Asian Paints and as a freelancer.
PAn alumni of Indian School of Business (ISB), Umesh Mittal comes with over 13 years of experience in Information Technology enabled consulting, implementation and services on financial, real state, manufacturing & supply chain domains in India & APAC regions. Mittal has experience in IT Business Operations, Infrastructure operations, SAP & MS Dynamics ERP, LIMS, HRIS & HRMS including IT GRC & Security and Process Compliance. Mittal is also versatile in grasping the bigger picture and is well experienced in partnering with CXO's on Business Analysis and IT Strategy and play an active role in organizations.
Mr. Sethi is the Chief Information Officer and Head Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the company. He also leads innovation efforts in the company and headed HR function for sometime earlier. He also serves as a Board Member of M/s HMC MM Auto Ltd. (A joint venture of HMCL and M/s Magneti Marelli of Italy). Mr. Sethi has more than twenty five years of experience in manufacturing industry and consulting environment. He joined Hero MotoCorp in 2007 and prior to that, he has worked with Ranbaxy and TCS.
Rated as India's Best CIO, he has won several prestigious recognitions including CIO of the year, CIO Hall of Fame, Super League CIO, Champion CIO, Global CIO, Global CIO Hall of fame, ICON CIO, India’s Top 5 Most Respected CIOs, Best CIO, India’s Best IT Manager, Cloud Pioneer, CIO Grandmaster, BI Mastermind and many others. Mr. Sethi has also featured in the list of World's top 50 CIOs, in the list of India's Greatest Corporate Leaders and in the compendium "The Magnificent Heros" - a Coffee Table book. He also featured in the list of India's 50 most talented CSR Leaders.
Mr. Sethi is a member of various national forums including Chairman of IT committee of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Chairman of MSME subcommittee of CII IT Committee, member CII’s National Committee on IT, ITeS and e-Commerce and member of CII’s National Committee on Intellectual Property. He is also a Board member of SAP India User Group (INDUS). He has also been a Member of National Knowledge Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and also a Member of CII Core Group on eInvoicing.
Mr. Sethi holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering, an MBA in Materials Management and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Apart from this, he has attended leadership programs organized by leading global institutes including Harvard Business School, Indian School of Business and also has a number of certifications in various areas of management and IT. He is also a regular speaker at various leading management institutes and forums across the globe.
Ritu Madbhavi is the CIO at FCB ulka Advertising for about five years now, where she has successfully handled several projects and executed them successfully. She comes with a vast experience in companies such as NIIT and TCS, where she was at senior roles. She is a math major by education, programmer by choice, and have moved on to advertising only to make her mark in the highly competitive and fast-moving industry.
Nandkishor Dhomne graduated in Computer Science from Nagpur University in the year 1991 and further completed his Masters Degree (MCA) in Computer Applications from Delhi. He carries an overall experience of 22 years in managing IT function for various industry verticals including healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, airports, infrastructure & education. Presently, he is working with Manipal Hospitals as VP-IT & CIO. In his current role, he is managing the IT function for Manipal Group Hospitals, which is a third largest healthcare Group in India. He has a strong exposure to the Healthcare industry and the IT roadmap for digital hospitals; he has implemented the key initiatives for Manipal Group of Hospitals which includes Hospital Information System (HIS) covering 1200+ hospital processes, EMR, SAP (Finance and Procurement), HRIS, PACS/RIS, Tele-radiology, Executive Dashboards for key stakeholders, Mobility Solutions for better efficiency, computerized Central Helpdesk for IT support across group hospitals, IT infrastructure, data center, connectivity & IT Security and Policies. He is currently focusing on integrating Patient Safety and Quality with IT solutions and taking IT to the next level of automation in hospitals and integrating the same with entire echo systems including suppliers, TPAs, and patients etc. He is also working on providing mobile based platform for doctors and nurses in-order to access patient information anywhere anytime for faster decision making and thereby improving an overall efficiency.
Awarded as Digital Transformation leader by CeBit and other media houses, Anjani is one of India's top CIOs, who is transforming the organization using technology. He is a versatile person who often shares his thoughts by writing in leading tech publications such as PCQuest and Dataquest, among others. Besides, he is a renowned Cloud / Mobility and analytics speaker. As a true digital platforms leader he has been able to spread all the four pillars of SMAC (Social, Mobility, and Analytics & Cloud) & IoT (Internet of things) creating a new trend in the logistics industry. Kumar has spent 14 Years at IBM including 7 yrs in the USA. He has worked in multiple industries including pharmaceutical, telecom and media domains for fortune 500 organizations such as AT&T, Pfizer and Ranbaxy. Kumar holds executive management degree from Kelly Business School ( Indiana Univ) and BE from NIT Rourkela.
Hoshie Ghaswalla is the CEO of the media business for CyberMedia. He has been associated with the organization for a quarter century. His initial 3 years at the organization were with IDC India, the research business. Subsequently he moved on to different portfolios and has worked for hg-passport-size-140x124practically every single business unit and function at CyberMedia until 1996 when he was responsible for all the businesses for CyberMedia’s western region. From1996 to 1999, Hoshie was with Mid-Day Multimedia and in his capacity as AGM-New Media & Niche Publishing, he was responsible for the launch of one of the first websites from India and a publication that catered to the advertising and media industry.Hoshie returned to CyberMedia in a head office role in 1999 and has provided leadership to multiple functions and businesses. Hoshie has done his BA with Economics & Commerce from Mumbai University and has attended a course in Management from the St. Xavier’s Institute of Management, Mumbai.
Anil works for CyberMedia and heads editorial operations for PCQuest, CIOL.com, and CyberMedia Labs. An engineer and MBA by training, Anil has over 19 years of experience in the media industry.
Anil has a passion for technology and loves explaining it to a wide variety of audience across all popular content channels, be it print, online, digital, video, social media, or events. He regularly writes about the latest enterprise IT products, technologies and trends and their business relevance. He also has ample experience in benchmarking and testing a wide variety of IT products and services.
A seasoned speaker, Anil has delivered presentations at various prestigious CIO forums and moderated panel discussions on a wide range of topics relevant for IT decision makers across SMBs and large enterprises.
Anil has a knack for spotting the latest technology trends and has conducting dozens of market surveys and studies on technology adoption, IT buying patterns and technology implementations across enterprises in India.
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Shivakumar, or Shiv as he is popularly known, is Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Ltd. Before Pepsico, Shiv was with Nokia for eight years, running India and then the Emerging Markets operations.
Shiv is a Marketer and CEO. He has run over 34 brands in his career across Unilever, Philips and Nokia. Shiv is a growth manager, having grown every brand and geography he has managed through Innovation, new business models and eco system partnerships. Shiv is a good coach and invests time and energy in growing people.
Shiv writes regularly for the business press on emerging markets, on brands, on consumers and leadership, followership. Shiv also teaches in Business schools across the world.
Shiv has been awarded many times over for Marketing, for leadership and for turning around businesses. The one that's dear to his heart is the "Most Distinguished Alumnus award" from his alma mater IIM Calcutta bestowed on him in 2011. He was one amongst nine to get the Most Distinguished Alumnus award in the first 50 years of IIM Calcutta.
Shiv's pioneering work in telecom has become case studies in Harvard, Ivy and ISB.
Shiv is an Independent Director on the Board of Godrej Consumer products Limited and is on the Board of Governors of IIM Ahmedabad.
Shiv loves reading biographies; he is an avid sports watcher.
Arvind Gupta currently heads BJP's Information and Technology Group and advises the party on e-governance, digital outreach and other technology initiatives. He led the Digital and Social Media campaign for TeamModi/BJP during Elections2014 and the subsequent state elections.
He is an Innovation Evangelist who has over 20 years of experience in leadership, policy & entrepreneurial roles, both in Silicon Valley & in India. He is an active member of Industry Forums NASSCOM, TiE and Founding Member of ISPiRT (Indian Software Products Industry Round table) and Guest Speaker at Global B-Schools and CxO events. He is also an Eisenhower fellow for Innovation.
He the Chief Mentor for companies like IdeasWall, TrueValueAdvisors, eLitmus and is on the Board of Directors, IIT - BHU Alumni Association, PAN-IIT Alumni Association and Illinois Alumni Board.
He holds a B.Tech in Electronics Engineering from IIT-BHU and a Masters in Business & Computer Science from University of Illinois & Urbana Champaign. He is based in New Delhi and tweets @buzzindelhi.
Mahantesh Ghativalappa Kivadasannavar, popularly known as Mahantesh GK is the Vice President of the World Blind Cricket Council and General Secretary at the Cricket Association for the Blind in India.
Mahantesh is visually impaired and an inspiration to millions of disabled and for the rest.
He, along with two other friends, founded a trust 'Samarthanam Trust' to empower the visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged people in India. The trust is working to support the underprivileged people to keep in pace with the rest of the society by providing quality education, vocational training, placement based rehabilitation, and achieve personal independence.
Sayed Peerzade heads the IT division of Reliance Entertainment- Digital and manage technology for Reliance Entertainment - Digital Group’s National and Global business. In his previous role, he worked with Hathway. It is rightly said a dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Sayed Peerzade believed in it and persuade his goal with same set of determination. His journey can be a true inspiration for the young minds who aspire big in life.
He also successful implemented Big data project for specific Reliance Games to capture 100 million events daily from mobile devices from 153 countries, and mining the same analytics for business strategy.
Harnath Babu has more than 15 years of influential leadership with Insurance Majors; Allianz , Dai-ichi Life & Aviva. He is well known for its definitive business & IT strategy, IT Excellence and Large Scale reinvention. As a Business Leader, Harnath has significant experience in outsourcing and contract management and had successfully implemented 3 insurance Start-ups and 2 Legacy transformations.
He has also won several prestigious recognitions including CIO 100 of the year, IDC -ICONIC Award, InformationWeek Silver Edge Awards and many more.
Vinod Sivarama Krishnan is a business leader with over 21 years of corporate IT leadership experience across different cultures and geographies. Currently Business Head of e-Commerce & Chief Information Officer at Walmart India, he is responsible for setting up and growing the e-Commerce business and driving the use of technology across the India business. In over 3 years at Hindustan Unilever and 13 years at General Electric, Vinod has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best Business and IT leaders and partners in India and globally.
Shashi anchors introduction and deployment of new technologies in Polaris for all their internal & external IT and MIS needs. Strongly believes that the future of IT will be dictated by cloud, mobile, analytics, big data and social media services.
Over 25 years of leadership and rich executive experience in software development and consulting in North America, Europe, South Asia, and India with organizations like Oracle - USA, BEA Systems, USA, Infogain - USA, Fujitsu Glovia – USA to name a few.
Shashi’s CTO team has built an ESN product called Octopus, which implemented internally led to significant improvement in the areas of Project Execution Efficiency, Sales Efficiency, HR Efficiency, Knowledge Efficiency, and Operational Efficiency.
Designated as CIO of Perfetti Van Melle India, Basant Kumar Chaturvedi has more than 21 years of experience in the business technology domain. A regular blogger and speaker on various online spiritual forums and spiritual organizations, Basant is a techno-business strategist driving the integration of social, mobile automation and digital thinking into everyday management as a way to improve business processes and build profitable connections between consumers and brands.
A philanthropist, Basant also works closely with various NGOs to drive initiatives where the fruits given by the almighty can be shared with people from underprivileged sections.
He has also won several prestigious recognitions including CIO 100 of the year, Asia’s Top 100 CIOs, Global Innovation Award from Citrix, InformationWeek Silver Edge Awards and IT Excellence Award from CNBC TV18.
He is currently working as Principal Consultant & Head Technology for Passport Seva Project (Mission Mode Project) of Ministry of External Affairs under National e-Governance Plan of India. He is responsible for strategizing core ICT infrastructure, Mission Mode Projects under NeGP (National e-Governance Plan of India), Government Data Centers for secure & centralized information sharing, Cloud Technology and Capacity Building/Change Management in Government Departments are the major roles undertaken. He also received "SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD" for successful implementation of Passport Seva Programme from Hon'ble External Affairs Minister, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Ministry of External Affairs, GoI.
Received National Award for eGovernance - Gold, 2014-15, for Outstanding Contribution in Citizen -Centric Service Delivery.
Dhiraj Trivedi is an experienced profit driven, result oriented management professional with extensive experience predominantly in the areas of e-commerce, sales & marketing, revenue management and managing multi-national businesses both in India and Abroad.
Trivedi has over 18 years of experience with leading five star, five star deluxe and luxury hotel chains. He has held various senior positions in both the corporate offices as well as on property level. He had also taken interest in the latest development in the areas of distribution, technology, social media and more.
His specialties include: customer relationship management, customer-centric relationship management, revenue management, digital marketing, eCommerce, branding among others.
Ajay Chhabra has spent over 16 years in the industry and out of which, more than a decade in the Digital marketing space.
Prior to this, Ajay has worked with companies like General Electric, MRM Worldwide & OgilvyOne Worldwide. In his digital marketing career, he has managed creation of engaging digital campaign for the brands including, but are not limited to, GE Healthcare, General Motors, Motorola, HT Media, Reebok, Tech Mahindra, Microsoft, Tata Motors (CRM), Hero Honda, Coca Cola India, TetraPak India and many more.
Javed Abidi is the director of the National Center for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) in India, and the founder of the Disability Rights Group.He has been pivotal in creating political and social visibility for an invisible constituency and has been instrumental in empowering it legally and economically. Most vitally, by facilitating bridges in a landscape marked by fissures and islands, he has catalysed India's first cross-disability movement.
Sachin Jain is CIO (Global IT operations) and CISO at Evalueserve. In this function he is responsible for all aspects of strategic IT planning, implementation, support and Information security worldwide as an integral component of business plan. Before joining Evalueserve in December 2000, Sachin was leading the project Ties2Family, India's first social networking website. He has also worked with Asian Paints. He carries more than 17 years of experience in IT and ITES industry.
Sanjay is widely recognized as a marketplace ‘guru’ and a product visionary with expertise in building complex ecosystems for ecommerce. As Co-founder of ShopClues, he is committed to delivering a truly enjoyable shopping experience for customers on this state-of-the-art online platform. Sanjay has enjoyed a successful career of over 20 years in Internet product development, including ecommerce marketplaces, online payments, operations and trade logistics. His experience and intellect are invaluable in his role as CEO, especially at this juncture when ShopClues is poised to sprint alongside the top five ecommerce players in India.
Prior to assuming the company's leadership, Sanjay was Vice President – Products and was responsible for providing the products and processes needed to create and run an efficient marketplace at ShopClues.com.
Sanjay has been the Global Product Head for Shipping & Logistics, Payments & Billing for eBay, at its headquarter in the Silicon Valley. Prior to eBay, some of companies he worked with were TradeBeam, a global trade management startup based in San Francisco and Great America Insurance in Cincinnati. Before moving to US, Sanjay worked for 5 years in India with HCL Perot Systems, IIS Infotech and Steel Authority of India Ltd. He is a graduate in technology from Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) and Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University.
Mr. Chetan Thakkar is a Founder Member of Religare Health Insurance (RHI) & spearheads the Online business function for the Company. He is part of the core team working towards making Religare a dominant player in the country's health insurance landscape.
Chetan has an overall experience of more than 19 years in building businesses and has consistently demonstrated entrepreneurial acumen; he has also been instrumental in conceptualizing & building the Online business for RHI. Previously, as Regional Head for Personal Financial Services (PFS) at Religare Finvest Ltd, he built a robust distribution franchise for financial products in Eastern India. Chetan is a commerce graduate from Kolkata University.
Sunil Sharma is currently leading the brand Cyberoam as Vice President - Sales and Operations, India & SAARC. With a rich and extensive experience of 22 years in the IT industry, in the field of Computers, Storage & Security; Sunil has worked with diverse industry verticals and segments - SI's, VAR's, ISP's, Resellers, Dealers, Retail, OEM, Enterprise, SME, SMB and SOHO. He has worked with worked with companies like McAfee, EMC Data Storage, and Iris Computers in his previous assignments. Sunil has a Master's in Business Management with specialization in Marketing and B.Tech from Delhi University. Mr. Sharma has been an eminent speaker in various forums, seminars & conferences on IT Security Events, Defense Expositions and IT and had been conducting informative sessions on Motivation and Team Building within internal teams.
Vilasini heads Risk and credit at HFFC, prior to this she worked as General Manager, Finance at Micro Housing Finance Corporation and at Citibank. At HFFC, Vilasini manages credit and risk while also being responsible for spearheading the credit scoring initiative. When implemented it is likely to bring about a paradigm shift in the way the financially unserved and underserved customers are evaluated for their credit needs.
Vilasini has over 13 years of experience in retail banking, microfinance and affordable housing finance with expertise in credit & operations risk management, product development, consumer analytics, business strategy & implementation.
Pradeep Gupta (Born March 8, 1955) is the chairman and managing director of CyberMedia, India's leading specialty media house and a public company with an ICT focus. He has received national awards for his championship of the disabled, and alumni awards for entrepreneurship. He is also an Angel investor and a mentor to a number of entrepreneurs.
Pradeep Gupta received the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Delhi in 2000. He also received the Helen Keller Award from the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People, the Award for Outstanding Contribution towards National Development from IIT Delhi Alumni Association.
He received the Karmaveer Puraskaar award (social justice national awards)in the "Corporate Citizens for Holistic Media Initiatives" category for 2009-2010. Work that led to this award include his social intervention plan that resulted in the IT/BPO industry becoming accessible to the disabled, his work towards making all Indian websites disabled-friendly and his 'Getting Girls to School' programme.
Mr. Ahmad has been working as technology & business journalist since the last 25 years at CyberMedia (I) Ltd, South Asia's largest niche publishing house. Currently manages operations of 3 of India's business technology media brands : Dataquest, Voice&Data and Global Services. He has held several posts in CyberMedia in the editorial function and has serrved other leading publications such as DQ Channel and DQ Week newspaper.
Ed Nair serves as Editor of Global Services of Cyber Media (India) Ltd. Mr. Nair is responsible for upholding the brand values of Global Services, and creating credible content for its audience. He manages a team of editorial staff spread across different locations in the U.S.A. and India and various key alliances and programs for the publication.He has spent 20 years in technology research and media industries, handling a variety of functions that include industry research, sales and marketing, print and online content, and general management. In previous roles, he was the editor for enterprise computing at Dataquest, India's leading IT publication and a senior analyst with IDC India. He was chosen to get the Polestar Award for Best IT Journalist in India in 1998. He has been tracking the global outsourcing industry since the early nineties, when he was part of the World Bank-funded study for the Department of Electronics, Govt. of India on software exports. His direct exposure to the outsourcing industry includes: a project at Tibco Software, Palo Alto, where he worked hands-on at offshoring global marketing activities and a consulting assignment advising First American Corporation, Phoenix, on managing organizational change in large scale outsourcing operations. For the past five years or so, he has been involved in researching and writing about global business, factors of globalization, international trade and economy in broader contexts beyond the technology and media sector.He holds a graduate degree with honors in electronics engineering from University of Mumbai and an MBA from Thunderbird School for Global Management.