Speakers

Speakers

Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

With a record for the highest number of appearances and easily the most number of talks at Great Indian Developer Summit, Venkat Subramaniam is nothing short of a patron saint for Indian software developers. Founder of Agile Developer, Inc., Venkat has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has significant experience in architecture, design, and development of software applications. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a frequent invited speaker at various international software conferences and user groups and voted a Rockstar at the 2012 edition of Great Indian Developer Summit.

He is author of .NET Gotchas (OReilly), coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer (Pragmatic Bookshelf) and author of Programming Groovy(Pragmatic Bookshelf)."

scott davis

Scott Davis

A GIDS veteran in his sixth straight year at the show, Scott Davis is author of the book Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java and two ongoing IBM developerWorks article series (Mastering Grails and in 2009, Practically Groovy). Scott writes extensively about how Groovy and Grails are the future of Java development. He teaches public and private classes on Groovy and Grails for start-ups and Fortune 100 companies.

Scott is the co-founder of the Groovy/Grails Experience conference and is a regular presenter on the international technical conference circuit (including GIDS, No Fluff Just Stuff, JavaOne, OSCON, TheServerSide and QCON). In 2012, Scott was voted a Rock Star at Great Indian Developer Summit.

Dino Esposito

Dino Esposito

A long-time trainer and senior architect, Dino currently applies his expertise mostly to the sport and media industry, among the first to seize the opportunity of Web and mobile integrated development. Dino is also technical evangelist for JetBrains and authored many popular books for Microsoft Press that helped the professional growth of thousands of .NET developers. The latest books are the second edition of bestseller "Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise" and "Programming ASP.NET MVC5". He's also a regular contributor to MSDN Magazine and speaks at many industry and community events. Follow Dino on Twitter as @despos. Read blog at software2cents.wordpress.com.

Akkiraju Bhattiprolu

Akkiraju Bhattiprolu

Akkiraju Bhattiprolu (Akki) is a seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience in the industry. He is currently managing Broadridge suite of solutions for Clearance and Settlement in Fixed Income and Equities business. His experience spans hands on development, management and even an entrepreneur stint. He boasts his hands-on product development skills since dot-com era. He worked for organizations like IBM, Tandem, PeopleSoft and ADP. During his stint at PeopleSoft's reporting tools team, he owned multiple business intelligence tools of PeopleSoft. Akkiraju is a thought leader in the areas of Enterprise Data and Analytics, Agile, lean Startup and Systematic Innovation. He is an invited speaker at multiple conferences across India. He invites trouble by recording his thoughts in his personal blog http://www.after3beers.com.

Alok Kumar

Alok Kumar

Alok is a senior Experience Technologist and leads the SapientNitro India innovation center. A certified architect, he has in the past worked as a senior solution architect for Experience Technologies, customer experience and on multi-channel digital marketing platform solutions using proprietary and open source technology stacks. He currently focuses on creating next-generation experiences using new media technologies.
He has conceived, nurtured and led multiple capability initiatives at Sapient India to address the needs of quick time to market solutions for marketers.
Apart from keeping his eyes on technology trends, these days he is also seen learning paper circuits with origami.

Bruno Georges

Bruno Georges

Bruno Georges is the Director, Worldwide Application Platforms Engineering for JBoss, Red Hat. In his current role, Bruno leads the Application Server, Portal, Mobile and Framework engineering teams, responsible for the development and innovation of Red Hat's JBoss Middleware.

Deepthi Anantharaman

Deepthi Anantharam

Deepthi is an engineer from Bangalore University and an alumnus of International Institute of Information Technology - Bangalore. Currently she is working with Microsoft Corporation India as a Technology Evangelist. In her present role she works with developers and IT Professionals across India evangelizing Microsoft Technologies. Primarily she focuses on SQL Server, Business Intelligence and related technologies on premise or the Cloud. Prior to Microsoft she has worked in different startups in the BI space in retail and banking domain. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, hang around with friends and loves to visit new places.

Hitesh A. Bosamiya

Hitesh A. Bosamiya

Hitesh is a veteran in the software industry with 26+ years of software development experience starting from the days of assembly language and procedural programming, moving to structured programming, followed by object-oriented programming, and then to the latest trend of functional programming. He started his career in software development (in the year of 1988) when the software industry itself was in its infancy. Hitesh is a passionate coder and prefers to describe himself as a "hands-on architect".
He has been well known as the "NSAPI Guru" amongst NSAPI developers, and has mastery on internet/web technologies. With experiences ranging across the whole software spectrum, he holds 3 U. S. patents, and has been a technical reviewer and code-example contributor for couple of books as well as author/co-author of multiple technical articles/papers.
Currently, Hitesh works as a Technical Architect - Software Expert with HP Software - Big Data, India; prior to which, he has worked with Wipro, Netscape, Contech India, Bhorucom Software and has also served as an Asst. Lecturer with his alma mater for a year. He holds B. E. (Electronics & Communication) with distinction from D.D.I.T., Nadiad (Gujarat University), India.

Janakiram MSV

Janakiram MSV

Janakiram MSV is an analyst, advisor and an architect at Janakiram & Associates. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that got acquired by Aditi Technologies. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Windows Azure Professionals in India. He is one of the few professionals with Amazon Certified Solution Architect, Amazon Certified Developer and Amazon Certified SysOps Administrator credentials. He is also a Google Qualified Cloud Developer. Janakiram is recognised by Google as the Google Developer Expert (GDE) for his subject matter expertise.

Mohit Saxena

Mohit Saxena

Mohit is the Technology Founder and is responsible for InMobi's technology development, including infrastructure, application management and IT.
Prior to joining InMobi, Mohit was based out of San Francisco and managed the technology operations at Virgin Mobile, world's largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). At Virgin Mobile, he was instrumental in designing and deploying post-paid billing system and revenue recognition system on a pre-paid platform. This helped significantly to make Virgin Mobile the largest and the most successful MVNO in the US. Mohit has also worked at AT&T and is a part of several patents filed in the telecommunication area.

Mohit completed his undergraduate studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT). He has an eye towards innovation and simplicity and is passionate about technology and its possibilities. Mohit was always fascinated by tales of people with small ideas turning them into global powerhouses and always dreamed of being the part of such an endeavor himself. So when opportunity knocked at his door to be the Technology Founder of InMobi, he jumped at it. It is Mohit's belief that strong discipline and desire to be at the top of the world will one day make InMobi one of the biggest and the smartest companies.

Punit Mishra

Punit Mishra

Punit is a Director of Technology and currently working with a large asset management company as a technology lead for their trading applications. In last 10 years, he's been working with financial service clients mostly in the investment management space. He has extensive experience in architecting and implementing high performance trading platforms for different asset types on service oriented architecture and also across technology platforms. Prior to that he has also designed and architected portfolio optimization solutions for commodities companies and ecommerce, web platforms for some clients.

Rajeev Pandey

Rajeev Pandey

Rajeev Pandey joined Hewlett-Packard in 1995. He has worked in a wide variety of R&D and IT positions within HP Labs, HP-IT and HP R&D prior to joining HP Cloud. He has spent the last few years using Agile methods to architect, develop, and deploy digital imaging and printing-related web services. He holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Montana Tech, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Oregon State University, is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM and holds 4 patents.

RajeshkumarPurushothama

Rajeshkumar Ikkandamparambil Purushothama

RajeshKumar is a Senior Manager Technology and a part of the Data Analytics Capabilities and Solutions team at Sapient Consulting. He drives the thought leadership and architecture on Semantic platforms for Sapient Global Markets. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Instrumentation & Electronics. He has more than 15 years of experience in leading/assisting large teams to design and implement complex software solutions in the energy, finance and e-commerce industries, primarily in Java platform. In his free time, Rajesh likes to play a game of cricket/badminton.

Sandeep Alur

Sandeep Alur

Sandeep Alur has over 15 years of industry experience working with a range of clientele in India and across the globe. At Microsoft, he leads the Technical Evangelism Charter for India, and works with the developer & partner ecosystem to provide them a foundation to build solutions on the Windows Platform. He believes that 'Apps' are central to engaging consumers in order to make them productive in the real world and 'Quality' will be the biggest differentiator. In addition, with the explosion of devices and services, he considers 'Cloud platform' to be a great host for businesses to scale.


With a rich background of providing technology and architectural guidance to Enterprise customers, Sandeep's experience ranges from the dotcom days to the next generation distributed and cloud computing technologies on Microsoft Platform. He has architected solutions across the Microsoft Technology Suite and is a stern believer of his own philosophy, which says "Enterprise architecture is an evolution and it grows with innovation" Sandeep has authored quite a few articles in the area of SOA, ESB, Enterprise Framework, Distributed Computing technologies, Web 2.0, Next Generation Web, and Cloud Computing to name a few. You can follow him on twitter @saalur.

Shalini Kapoor

Shalini Kapoor

Shalini's current role is Chief Architect, Internet of Things(IoT) Cloud in IBM Analytics business unit. She drives development and architecture of new Cloud services which are needed for IoT platform and solutions. She leads integration scenarios across industries and horizontal solutions which intersect through Cloud, analytics and device integrations. As a technical leader she provides direction to IBM delivery teams across the globe.


With over 18 years of experience, Shalini has immense experience in client facing technical roles and complex solution definition and development across industries. She is known for incubating and innovating next gen solutions and works with major clients worldwide to take these solutions to market.


Shalini is a prolific speaker at various industry and technology events. She holds 8 patents and has written several papers for IEEE conferences. Shalini is very passionate about taking Science and Technology to children. She organized, Escape Velocity, a first of its kind fair for school children in India which brought technology innovations closer to children.

Subhash Chandra

Subhash Chandra

Subhash Chandra is the Head of Google Cloud Platform in India. In his current role, he is responsible for selling Google cloud technologies to Startups, SME's & large enterprises. He has dealt with enterprise solutions across several industries and organizations of all sizes. Prior to Google, Subhash was working with SAP in various roles including Alliances, selling SAP solutions to BFSI vertical and as a product specialist for BI/DW. He has lead a team of people to increase IBM's presence Tier 2 & 3 cities and focused on customer engagement with IBM's enterprise and services business.

Srinivas Duvvuri

Srinivas Duvvuri

Srinivas has over 22+ years of extensive experience in software product development and project management, and engineering complex, high-performance, multi-threaded, multi-platform software solutions based on cutting edge technologies. In his current role at Broadridge, Srinivas is responsible for managing the company's Fixed Income Suite of products, and also runs the Broadridge Technology Council. His experience spans predominantly in product development in multiple domains Financial Services, Infrastructure Management, OLAP, Telecom Billing and Customer Care. Prior to Broadridge, he's held leadership positions at a Startup and leading IT majors such as CA, Hyperion (Oracle), Globalstar, and also has a patent in Relation OLAP.

Unmesh Salgaonkar

Unmesh Salgaonkar

Unmesh is the joint lead of Java Community of Practice at Accenture and he also leads the Java Technology Practice at India Delivery Center of Accenture. He has over 17 years of experience in IT industry. He is a Senior Technology Architect at Accenture associated with the Advanced Technology and Architecture group. Unmesh has been involved in Architecture, design and development of several large and complex custom development solutions (specially involving Java based technologies) across diverse business domains like Insurance, Products, Manufacturing, Retail and Public Services, etc.

Unmesh's special focus areas include - Java tools and automation in Java projects, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, Java code quality, design and code standards and unit testing. He is also an Agile coach and a certified Scrum Master.

Abinasha Karana

Abinasha Karana

Abinasha Karana works as Chief Architect at Bizosys Technologies. He is a committer of HSearch. His passion is "Real time nature of Big Data Computation". He has been a speaker at "Apache Hadoop India Summit", "Microsoft TechEd - Hadoop on Azure Track", "Cloudera Bigdata BigQuestions Event" and "Hadoop Track at IIT Mumbai, Computer Science BTech Curriculum". Abinasha has 17 years of industry experience in the areas of Hadoop, IOT Platforms, Application Servers, Search Technology, Database Systems, Internet Applications, Mobility and Data Integration Tools.

Abhishek Narain

Abhishek Narain

As a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft India, Abhishek helps developers adapt to the latest Microsoft technologies. Previously, he was a consultant at Microsoft focusing on ASP.NET, Azure, Windows Phone, client web technologies and game development. He is a regular speaker at Microsoft TechEd, .NET User Groups. Prior to Microsoft, Abhishek was working at Infragistics - a leading UI/UX company. He has worked extensively on HTML5 and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award while working outside Microsoft.

Aman King

Aman King

Aman King is a Lead Consultant with ThoughtWorks with 9+ years of Agile experience. He has worked with global distributed Agile teams, using Extreme Programming. Aman also has Agile coaching experience. He has worked with large organizations on enterprise applications (JEE), bringing agility and continuous delivery into the way their teams build, test, and deploy. Aman is a published author, having contributed to the book ThoughtWorks Anthology 2. His latest passion is mentoring and enabling individuals, teams, and organizations rediscover and renew their capabilities. More info: http://www.amanking.com

Amareshwari Sriramadasu

Amareshwari Sriramadasu

Amareshwari is currently working as Architect in data team at Inmobi, where she works on Hadoop and related projects for data collection and analytics. She is member of Apache Hadoop PMC, Apache Lens PMC and Apache Falcon PMC, and is Apache Hive committer. She has been working on Hadoop and its eco system since 2007. Prior to Inmobi, she was working with Yahoo! in core Hadoop team. She holds bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from National institute of technology, Waragal, India; and master's degree in Internet science and engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. She has spoken at Hadoop summit, Apachecon and Fifth elephant conferences earlier.

Amit R S Bansal

Amit R S Bansal

Amit is a Director & Principal Consultant at SQLMaestros (brand of eDominer Systems). He leads the Cloud, SQL & BI practice with a much focused team providing consulting, training, content development & support services to more than 120+ SQL customers globally. He frequently speaks at international conferences including Microsoft TechEd India, North America & Europe. Amit is also honored with Microsoft Regional Director status, MVP award and Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server credential. Follow him at @A_Bansal.

Andres Almiray

Andres Almiray

Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and Java Champion, with more than 13 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application developments since the early days of Java. He has also been teacher of computer science courses in the most prestigious education institute in Mexico. His current interests include Groovy and Swing. He is a true believer of open source and has participated in popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, JMatter and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member and current project lead of the Griffon framework. He blogs periodically at http://jroller.com/aalmiray. You can find him on twitter too as @aalmiray. He likes to spend time with his beloved wife, Ixchel, when not hacking around.

Aniket Bhatnagar

Aniket Bhatnagar

Aniket is an architect with the instrumented intelligence group in SapientNitro. He takes active interest in Open Source community with notable contributions to Apache Spark, an Open Source lightning-fast in-memory cluster computing framework. In his free time, he likes to catch up on reading technical blogs and watch or listen to technical presentations. His interest areas include functional programming, polyglot persistence, reactive manifesto and distributed applications.

Anthony Rees

Anthony Rees

Anthony is a member of the HP Helion Cloud Team based in Melbourne, Australia with a background in agile application development. Anthony has over fifteen years experience in software design, architecture, cloud solutions and development activities. During this time he has utilized his customer relations skills as a support to major organizations in the Banking, Finance, Telecommunications and Technology industries. Anthony has a keen interest and vast experience in Continuous Delivery working with many teams around the world to implement Test Driven Development techniques, Feature Toggling best practices, late binding Platform as a Service designs to hybrid clouds, Build Automation and leveraging DevOPS methodologies.

Anuja Shukla

Anuja Shukla

Anuja Shukla is a Technical lead for Cloud Platform at Google India .She works closely with Global System Integrators and provides them with guidance to architect solutions on the Google cloud. She is very passionate about helping startups scale up in the cloud and spends her spare time mentoring them. She has received her engineering degree from Mumbai University and has a double Masters in MBA & Computer Science (North Carolina State University) with a thesis in Agile Programming. She has close to 15 years of IT experience across various technologies and has worked on several global consulting assignments . She has also played a pivotal role as a trusted IT advisor for leading Enterprise customers and charting their IT roadmap.

Anvita Bajpai

Anvita Bajpai

Anvita Bajpai is an Author, Speaker and Lead Consultant at the CTO Office of Wipro Technologies. She is an IIT Madras (MS in Computer Science and Engineering), and IIM Bangalore (Entrepreneurship) graduate with about 11+ years of experience in smart product building using Artificial Intelligence across domains like internet, audio and multimedia, healthcare, retail, bank etc, with MNCs - Oracle and Satyam, and Startups like DeciDyn (as AVP), Vimagino and MyD (her own venture).She also has a number of publications in leading conferences and has also written a number of business and technology article for MarketExpress.in. In recent past, she has been speaker at WIAD 2015, UXINDIA 2014, and 2013 (both), Wipro CTO office, and Vodafone Innovation Labs. Apart from technology, she also has an artistic inclination, and has published her first (fiction) book "Life, Odds & Ends (LOE)".

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh is a human and developer in that order. Currently Ashutosh is an application developer at Thoughtworks based out of Pune. Usually he dabbles in the .NET world. He is equally in love with Scala and languages in general. Ashutosh loves most things open source, and tries to integrate open source tools in his daily work life. These days he is particularly excited about open source developments in the .NET space. He blogs when he can at http://ashutoshraina.github.io. You can find him saying a few things on twitter at @ashutoshraina. He also loves travel and food, especially french fries.

Ashwin S

Ashwin S

Ashwin designs cloud solution recommendations for clients, applying his broad technical skills and industry knowledge. These recommendations leverage IBM Cloud technologies, architectures, integrated solutions and offerings to solve the client's business challenges and deliver value. Has experience in enabling today's startup companies on the Cloud Computing Platform, guiding them and on-boarding them on to the platform.

Balaji Rathakrishnan

Balaji Rathakrishnan

Balaji has more than 19 years of experience in building enterprise and cloud-based software spanning Microsoft and Amazon. Balaji spent the initial part of his career in RDBMS technology working on multiple versions of the SQL Server RDMS, focusing on the relational engine (query processor, T-SQL parser/normalizer) and was also involved in integrating the .NET runtime with SQL Server. Balaji joined Amazon in 2011 and has led multiple teams in Transportation Technology involved in both core transportation execution functions and more recently data analytics, monitoring and intelligence systems. Balaji has an M.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. He is an avid reader and likes traveling to places of historical interest.

Balmukund Lakhani

Balmukund Lakhani

Balmukund is currently working with Microsoft SQL Server Support Escalation Services (AlwaysOn Specialty). During his 9 years long journey with Microsoft, he was also a part of Premier Field Engineering Team for 18 months. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, he worked as SQL developer, SQL DBA and also got chance to wear his other hat as a ERP Consultant in Ahmedabad. He is passionate for technology, learning and sharing his knowledge. He is an active blogger on www.SQLServer-Help.com to share his knowledge with world. He is a husband, father, author, blogger, mentor, speaker on SQL Server technologies and MSDN SQL forums moderator. He has spoken at various external events including TechEd (2011, 2012 and 2013), SQL Saturday and the Bangalore SQL User Group Meetings and provided internal trainings. He is also active forum member on Microsoft SQL Server forum. He loves helping others on issues related to SQL Server product via internal SQL Forums, MSDN forums and SQL Bangalore Facebook page. He recently published a book on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn - Paperback, Kindle which is the only book about single technology. He believes "there's a solution to every problem and a reason for everything".

Bhaktavatsalam Pamidipati

Bhaktavatsalam Pamidipati

Bhaktavatsalam Pamidipati has senior experience in the areas of Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, NLP, Cloud, and SAAS. He is currently a senior manager at in HP Big Data R&D in Bangalore and previously was a senior Engineering Manager at IBM. He has in-depth experience in research, innovation, development & delivery of cutting edge solutions of HP Big Data products. Leading initiatives of systematic inventive thinking (SIT), training, coaching and building centres of excellence in India groups.

Bharani Subramaniam

Bharani Subramaniam

Bharani is a lead consultant at ThoughtWorks. In his 16yr journey of software development he has designed, built and maintained systems for Banking, Media, and Retail domain. His passion has always been dealing with data and abstracting and solving the problems elegantly. Currently Bharani is working on real time analytics solutions for retail and he tries out multiple solutions as the big data landscape evolves over time.

Bhupesh Rathod

Bhupesh Rathod

Bhupesh is java practitioner with 12 years of experience in designing complex and high performance applications. He has been involved in development of applications that cater through Java, system integration and data analytics for 8 clients in 5 countries across 3 continents. Apart from Java he keeps himself busy in learning new technology. In free time he moves around city and captures stills.

Bikramaditya Singhal

Bikramaditya Singhal

Bikramaditya is a Big Data and Analytics enthusiast! Core member of the Big Data CoE team he is a Senior Data Science Analyst with Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. He is passionate about finding simple and efficient solutions to business problems by applying statistical tools/techniques and Machine Learning algorithms. His technical interests include Hadoop, Spark, Scala, R, Python etc. Currently his work focusses on building decision support systems which bring in a wealth of varied insights for the businesses involved, by consolidating data from discrete data sources and processing them using the Apache Spark environment. With around 6 years of consolidated experience on technical as well as business aspects of IT, his previous experiences include working with Microsoft and co-founding a startup. You can find him on twitter @bikramsinghal

Brij Bhushan Mishra

Brij Bhushan Mishra

Brij is an avid blogger, author, speaker and technology geek. He is currently associated with an MNC as an Architect. He is awarded Microsoft MVP four times in a row. He regularly speaks at different user groups, conferences, colleges on various Microsoft technologies. He has written various articles on Code project and other community portals. He shares his knowledge and learning on his personal blog at http://codewala.net. Some of his blog posts have been featured on the ASP.NET Microsoft official website and other various online communities. Other than his community activities, he loves exploring new places with his lovely wife and son. Youcan get in touch with him via his blog and on Twitter at @code_wala

Pratik Patel

Chaitra Nagaraj

Chaitra is working as an Architect in the Avanade group of Accenture. She is an alumini of GIDS and has presented various sessions at the summit over the years. She has presented in various other conferences including Microsoft Teched and Microsoft Virtual Techdays. She has been a Microsoft MVP previously. She is currently focusing on digital technologies including Cross platform mobile app development, Windows Universal app development, Internet of Things Platform, Cloud computing technologies like and Windows Azure, Predictive analytics with Machine Learning. She is a frequent speaker in Community groups such as BDOTNET and Global Windows Azure conference. Chaitra has a total of 13 years experience and has worked on various flavours of .NET technologies.

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris is the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for Amazon EC2. He spends his time investigating better ways of developing and deploying software. Chris has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA.

Debarchan Sarkar

Debarchan Sarkar

Debarchan Sarkar (@debarchans), a GIDS Alumni, is a Support Escalation Engineer in the Microsoft HDInsight team and a technical author of books on SQL Server BI and Big Data. His total tenure at Microsoft is 7+ years, and he was with SQL Server BI team before diving deep into Big Data and the Hadoop world. He is an SME in SQL Server Integration Services and is passionate about the present-day Microsoft self-service BI tools and data analysis, especially social-media brand sentiment analysis. Debarchan hails from the "city of joy", Calcutta, India, and is presently located in Bangalore, India for his job in Microsoft's Global Technical Support Center. He owns and maintains his Big Data Learnings group in Facebook and is a speaker in several Microsoft internal and external community events like GIDS and Microsoft Azure conference. Apart from his passion for technology, he is interested in visiting new places, listening to music, meeting new people, and learning new things.

Deepak Saini

Deepak Saini

Deepak Saini is a Platform (Java) expert at Sapient Global Markets. With more than 14 years of experience in designing and implementing software systems for asset management companies, he is a key member of SGM's Solutions, and Data Analytics teams. Currently his work focuses on driving business impact through data search and analysis.

Dhanashree Dalal

Dhanashree Dalal

Dhanashree is a Technology Architect at Accenture as part of Digital group. She is leading Front End Development practice at India Delivery Center. As practice lead she is responsible for getting PoCs and PoVs created on niche technologies. She acted as delivery lead for multiple clients from different domains for pioneering projects in niche technologies. She is also involved in doing tech arch reviews for FED projects.

Durjoy Patranabish

Durjoy Patranabish

Durjoy is a senior vice president - Analytics at Blueocean Market Intelligence. He has over 15 years of experience in various areas of business services and a deep understanding of outsourcing. His experience includes IT services, KPO and Analytics services, BPO and back-office services for global brands and regional leaders. He has been involved in setting up, establishing and growing service operations across multiple cities, in offshore locations (India, Philippines), managing various business functions. His experience also includes a successful entrepreneurial stint and merger and acquisition activities. In the past, he has been instrumental in growing Capital One's outsourcing footprint in Asia, and was responsible for managing the Analytics practice in India for RedPill. Before joining blueocean, he was the European Sales leader for Analytics services at IBM. He has an engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi and a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management.

Gagan Achar

Gagan Achar

Gagan Achar is a Senior Product Manager at Akamai. In his current role, Gagan is responsible for the product strategy and development of Akamai's Marketplace, where customers can instantly try and buy Akamai solutions on the go. At Akamai, Gagan has spent time in various roles including service delivery, pre-sales, managing a services line and most recently, Product Management and Strategy.

Gagan is an Information Science graduate from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore and he started his professional career as a software engineer with Lucent Technologies.

Gagan Agrawal

Gagan Agrawal

Gagan Agarwal is a Senior Principal Engineer at Snapdeal. He has close to 10 years of experience in the Software industry and has worked in domains such as e-commerce, e-Governance, Document and Content Management, Customer Communication Management, Media Buy Management etc. Gagan has mainly worked on Java/J2EE and Big Data related technologies. He has experience of processing over 12 TB of data daily with Big Data technologies like Hadoop, Cascading, Pig, Kafka, Hbase, Phoenix etc. Currently he is heading Personalization and Recommendation team at Snapdeal. He has been speaker at various conferences like Indic Threads - Delhi, Dr. Dobbs - Pune, Nasscom Annual Technology Conference - Noida etc. In his free time he loves to explore new technologies and keep himself updated with the latest trends.

Gopal Kempaiah

Gopal Kempaiah

Gopal R Kempaiah is the Country Manager-Technical at IBM Systems Business Unit, manages India-South Asia territory. Gopal has over Twenty 29 years of experience in the I.T. & Systems development and delivery. He has worked on a wide variety of assignments in Computer Hardware, Networking, Software Development, Project Management, Software Quality Assurance, Training, Consulting and Mentoring. He has led many successful software development projects in the area of Telecom, Food Processing, BFSI, Supply chain, Manufacturing and Publishing. He specializes in helping clients with adopting good software and systems Engineering Practices and Methodologies. He leads Systems Middleware team to make customer successful, propagating systems & software development best practices.


Before IBM, Gopal has worked at Rational Software Corp as technical leader, Cisco Systems as Senior Software development manager and DDE ORG Systems as Senior Systems Engineering Manager. He carries a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering from BMS Engineering College, Bangalore.

Gurpreet Luthra

Gurpreet Luthra

Gurpreet is a technology lead at ThoughtWorks and a programmer for about 13+ years, most of which has been in Java and the Web. For the last one year he has been working on a large scale Scala platform. Gurpreet is passionate about Open Source Software and is always on the lookout for opportunities to apply his technical skills to make a positive human impact. He has also been a mentor at the Google Summer of Code for the Open Source MifosX micro finance platform.More info: http://techie-notebook.blogspot.in/

Jean Guyader

Jean Guyader

Jean is a principal engineer at Coho Data, a storage and networking company that leverages the power of SDN to provide scale-out enterprise storage.

Jeff Scott Brown

Jeff Scott Brown

Core member of the Grails development team, Jeff Scott Brown, is a Senior Software Engineer with Pivotal. Jeff has been involved in designing and building object oriented systems for over 15 years. Jeff's areas of expertise include web development with Groovy & Grails, Java and agile development.

Jitendra Ajmera

Jitendra Ajmera

Jitendra Ajmera is a senior researcher in the Watson Group at IBM India. He is currently part of the research team that is driving innovations based on the Watson Technology. His current work focuses on conversational dialog systems, structural and unstructured data analysis, knowledge acquisition and representation, information retrieval, natural language processing and statistical modeling. Prior to this, Jitendra worked on Social Media Analytics with a focus on brand reputation management, customer tracking and modeling, Sentiment Analysis and Customer engagement over Social Media Channels.Jitendra has published over 30 peer reviewed articles in international conferences, resulting in more than 1000 citations. Jitendra graduated with a PhD from IDIAP/EPFL and obtained his BTech (EE) from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Josh Long

Josh Long

Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate at [Pivotal](http://gopivotal.com). Josh is the lead author on 4 books and instructor in one of Safari's best-selling video series, all on Spring. When he's not hacking on code, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. His interests include cloud-computing, business-process management, big-data and high availability, mobile computing and smart systems. He blogs on [spring.io](https://spring.io/team/jlong) or on [his personal blog](http://joshlong.com) and [on Twitter (@starbuxman)](http://twitter.com/starbuxman).

Jose P Babu

Jose P Babu

Jose is a Sr. It Specialist with IBM Rational having 20 years of broad and dynamic experience in IT industry providing solutions to the customers with hands on experience in architecture, design, process development and guidance. He is having an excellent track record in initiating and fulfilling the customer requirements by demonstrating, training, conducting workshops and proof of concepts on different Software Development and Process Automation tools.


He has implemented IBM Rational software solutions in numerous customer locations. Have excelled as a team member and managed teams in different organizations. Certifications on Rational Software Architect, OOAD & UML with Rose, Functional Testing with Robot, Java and IBM IT specialist accreditation.

Kashi Reddy

Kashi Reddy

Kashi serves ThoughtWorks, Inc. as a technical consultant in the creation of large-scale enterprise business solutions. He has extensive experience in Agile/XP software development best practices including test-driven development (TDD), continuous integration, pair programming and refactoring. His technical skills include Java, .NET and Ruby technologies.

Lohith G N

Lohith G N

Lohith GN is a Microsoft MVP in the area of ASP.NET/IIS. Microsoft has awarded MVP status to Lohith from last 4 years in a row. He is a Production Engineer by Education and Software Engineer by Profession. He has over 14 years of experience in the industry. He is well versed with Web & Windows application development. He is an active member of Bangalore DotNet User Group or BDotNet as it is popularly known as. BDotNet is one of the most active User Groups in India. He is one of the leads for BDotNet and is a regular speaker.

Madhan Ponnusamy

Madhan Ponnusamy

Madhan is a senior .net developer in Sapient Consulting who has worked with various investment banks. He is primarily into the B2B solution space. He is a technology enthusiast who loves to experiment and doesn't revel in working in the same technology for long. Though he has designed and developed many data processing solutions using .net (WPF, WCF, SSIS, SSRS), he has also gotten his hands dirty with Java, Groovy scripts and a little bit of Spring Batch. After all, experimenting is the key to good taste, isn't it? If you don't see Madhan developing something, you can spot him watching a good sci-fi movie because he believes a good thought-provoking movie will give him new ideas.

Mahadev Vagvala

Mahadev Vagvala

Mahadev is a Senior Software Development Engineer in the Transportation Technology team and has worked multiple key architectural and algorithm initiatives in Transit Time systems and Network Intelligence which enabled us to improve accuracy of our learning systems, and to completely automate prediction run process and generate change recommendations to network configuration. Prior to Amazon, Mahadev has worked in SAP labs for 5 years, where he worked on a Social Search and Analytics platform focused on building social graphs for application in ad and product recommendation systems.

Mani Doraisamy

Mani Doraisamy

Mani Doraisamy is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Cloud Platform. Mani is a hands-on technology architect and has been building middlewares ranging from rule engines to machine learning products for 15 years. He's the founder of Guesswork - a vertical machine learning service that focuses on mining customer information. He also co-founded OrangeScape and created two cloud products: Visual PaaS and Kissflow (the top workflow app on Google Apps Marketplace). Before that, Mani was the Technical Lead of Selectica Foundation Services, the technology platform for Selectica's eInsurance product - which was acquired by Accenture.

Manish Sharma

Manish Sharma

Manish has over 12 years of experience in the industry and is currently working on Azure and IOT. Before joining Microsoft he developed .NET based Geo-Spatial/Non-Spatial web products and worked in Telecom, eCommerce and Commodity trading domains. He has also developed an Artificial Intelligence based pricing engine for Telcos.

Mayur Tendulkar

Mayur Tendulkar

Mayur Tendulkar was awarded as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional on Windows Phone Development and currently works as Developer Evangelist with Xamarin. Before this, he was working as a Local Type Inference (for outsiders: Consultant) at Zevenseas, Pune (India). As a Local Type Inference, he has worked on various technologies like .NET, ASP.NET, Windows Mobile/Phone, SharePoint, HTML5, JQuery and currently Windows Phone/8. He has been an active volunteer/member of Pune and Mumbai User Groups. He was a Microsoft Student Partner and Lead from 2008-2010. He has delivered numerous sessions at various colleges and corporate trainings at vario us organizations. He has been a speaker at Microsoft Community Days, TechDays, Virtual TechDays, DevCons, and many others. He loves listening to 80s/90s Angrezi and Bollywood songs. He always say that, "My first crush is .NET, first love is Windows Mobile. But I'm married to Windows Phone and having an affair with SharePoint".

Mohammad Saboor

Mohammad Saboor

Mohammad works as a lead Software designer and developer in Sapient Global Markets, and has specialized in developing trading platforms for Fixed Income Trading. He has developed services requiring real-time processing over streaming data. His area of expertise is in trading desk automation. He has been the designer and architect behind smart order routing, Algorithmic trading and Real-time Hedge Strategy neutralization. His area of interests are High Frequency Trading, Algorithmic Trading, FIX Trading, Forex trading and Complex event processing. He has also co-authored a white paper on "Designing and Developing Complex Event Processing Applications" and showcased the "Real-time decisioning using ESPER CEP" at TechGig.

Mrinal Chatterjee

Mrinal Chatterjee

Mrinal is a product and technology enthusiast with over 23 years of industry experience. He has delivered world class platforms in enterprise and consumer solutions by working with fortune 100 companies and startups. Prior to Amazon, Mrinal was co-founder and CTO of ShopClues.com where he developed India's first Managed Marketplace Platform enabling over 100 thousand merchants to sell online. Prior to ShopClues, Mrinal has worked for 16 years in Silicon Valley startups like Contenix.com, rownine.com (acquired by Beyondtherack.com), Tablus Inc. (acquired by RSA/EMC) and established companies like Epihpany and Oracle. Mrinal graduated from IIT Bombay and lives in Bangalore with his wife and dog Sparky (Miniature Schanuzer).

Namitha Sudhakaran

Namitha Sudhakaran

Namitha has 15 years of industry experience in various domains like telecom, health care, cloud etc. Currently she works as a cloud platform architect in the Advanced Technologies Group of Wipro. Namitha has recently been dabbling with Big Data and Machine Learning and has presented a paper on Big Data using Spark. Her technology interests include Java, Spring, Scala, Cloud Platforms and Big Data.

Narayanan K Ramakrishnan

Narayanan K Ramakrishnan

Narayanan is a Senior Technical Strategist within the Systems Integration Practice at SapientNitro. Over the last ten years of his professional journey, he wore several hats, as a developer, business analyst, technology strategist, and as a trainer and mentor. His experience spans work in Web, DW, Content and Enterprise technologies. Presently, he is leading LOB application development in Microsoft.net platform, advanced data visualization strategy / discovery for an insurance client and technology training initiatives within the practice.

Naresha K

Naresha K

Naresha works as a Technologist with Channel Bridge Software Labs. He has been developing enterprise software for more than 8 years. He is passionate about learning new technologies and applying them to solve business problems. Currently he is leading the engineering of mobility solutions for retail enterprises at Channel Bridge. His recent works have been extensively on Groovy. Naresha is the founder organiser of Bangalore Groovy Grails Meetup. He has been a speaker at several conferences including Selenium Conf, Functional Conf and Grails Conf India. Follow him on twitter at @naresha_k

Nazeef Mallick

Nazeef Mallick

Nazeef is an Escalation Engineer with Developer Support Internet team in Microsoft and he is supporting ASP.NET for more than 8 years. He is an expert on Windows internals and TCP protocol analysis and solves technically challenging and business critical issues for Microsoft customers and partners. He has delivered workshops and trainings on Windows Debugging and ASP.NET MVC to Microsoft Premier Customers.

Nigel Wright

Nigel Wright

Nigel is based in Auckland, New Zealand and works within the HP Helion Cloud team as an expert technologist. Nigel comes to the Helion team with a background in IT Operations, Infrastructure, and software development. Nigel's 14 years in the IT industry have cemented the importance of simple, effective consumption models for users and the 'operational realities' of any new technology. Nigel has a strong interest in data analytics, agile methodologies, automation and DevOps culture.

Nish Anil

Nish Anil

Nish is a C# fanatic and has been writing softwares for web & windows platforms for almost a decade now. He is Xamarin's first Developer Evangelist for India and a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#. He works out of Bangalore and is passionate about spreading C# & Xamarin love by helping developers build 100% native mobile applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone & Windows Store Apps.

Nishant Kulkarni

Nishant Kulkarni

Nishant D Kulkarni is a Sr. Cloud Solution Architect (Bluemix). He is part of System Integrators Lab (SIL) focusing on Cloud Platform Services. Nishant is a Open Group Certified Master Certified IT Specialist. Nishant worked on multiple technologies within IBM, starting with Integration, BPM, SOA, Mobile and Cloud. He hold a Masters degree in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication. Nishant's areas of expertise include J2EE, Mobile, BPM, SOA, Integration & Cloud. He has presented in many IBM conferences on SOA, Integration, BPM, J2EE, Mobility, Security, Best Practices etc. Nishant worked extensively with IBM Customers on large solutions in Mobile, SOA, BPM and Cloud. Nishant is identified as subject matter expert (SME) on Blumix platform and working closely with WW Global System Integrators.

Niyam Bhushan

Niyam Bhushan

Niyam is one of India's leading design professional with over 32 years of both national and international experience. Niyam is currently conducting workshops in partnership with NASSCOM, in User-Interface Design and UX. As a consultant, he has trained highly-skilled teams of developers, and quality-assurance teams, in the field of digital graphic design and production at Apple, Adobe, Xerox. As an approved vendor to Google, Niyam consulted Google on the design and technical specifications for Indian font design, and in the process solved various challenges that confront Indic font design and computing. He conducted several design and production workshops for design professionals at Living Media for their international projects; at the world's largest publishing house: Dorling Kindersley, at Thompson Press; as well as leading ad agencies and publishing houses across India.

He has worked on user-interface projects for clients as diverse as European Union (EU), various United Nations agencies, social development agencies, a few Fortune 100 companies; and more. He frequently advises the Government of India on guidelines and recommendations for user-interface design, and also frequently consults with C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) on various other areas of his specialization as well. Niyam was the Contributing Editor to LinuxForYou magazine for 8 years, Contributing Editor to HindustanTimes Tech4U on technology; Former Editor of PCWorld India, and Former Editor and CEO of Chip Magazine India. As a trainer, he has taught over 10,000 people since 1996 in his various fields of expertise.

Palanidaran Chidambaram

Palanidaran Chidambaram

Palani leads the Kindle Authoring tools and Kindle's File Format Teams at Amazon. He has been with Amazon for 8 years and has worked on various Kindle applications and devices (Kindle Periodicals, Kindle Personal documents, Kindle file formats, tools for authors). He enjoys building software, which provide great value to customers, impacting millions of Kindle users. He is passionate about influencing the younger generation through digital content and believes that plays a big part in education in India. He is an avid reader, gamer, board game geek and trekker in his free time. He holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from CEG, Anna University.

Parag Paithankar

Parag Paithankar

Parag Paithankar has close to 16 years of IT experience spanning across the software ecosystem from product development to partner management. In his current role at Intel® Parag is working with ISV partners across APJ & driving Intel® RealSense™ evangelism. Before joining Intel, he was working with Microsoft® for close to 7 years in various roles, technical & non-technical. Being a developer since the early days of ZX Spectrum, Parag was introduced to ZX Basic, assembly and C since the age of 16. He has been a Systems Programmer for a very significant time of his IT career and is still very passionate about writing system utilities to improve user productivity.

Pavan Podila

Pavan Podila

Pavan is the Director of Technology at Sapient Global Markets, where he focuses exclusively on Financial apps for the Desktop, Web and Mobile platforms. He has been specializing in Front-end Applications for over 12 years and has worked with a variety of UI technologies and tools on Windows, Mac and Linux. Pavan is also the creator of QuickLens, a Mac App for UI Designers and Developers. He authored WPF Control Development Unleashed and was a Microsoft MVP (2008 - 2011). He is also a contributing author for TutsPlus where he writes articles and creates video courses on Web Development.

Pinal Dave

Pinal Dave

Pinal has been a part of the industry for more than eleven years. During his career, he has worked both in India and the US, mostly working with SQL Server Technology right from version 6.5 to its latest form. Pinal has worked on many performance tuning and optimization projects for high transactional systems. Additionally, he holds many Microsoft certificates. He has been a regular speaker at many international events like TechEd, SQL PASS, MSDN, TechNet and countless user groups.Pinal writes frequently writes on his blog http://blog.sqlauthority.com on various subjects regarding SQL Server technology and Business Intelligence. His passion for the community drives him to share his training and knowledge.

Prabhakar Mishra

Prabhakar Mishra

A Product Manager at ComponentOne, Prabhakar Mishra is leading the component development on the web stack. An enthusiastic promoter of developer components, he has been involved with most of the Microsoft's developer technologies for fair part of his 11 year old career. In the past he has been involved in writing software for front and mid office applications for finance and energy industry.

Pracheta Budhwar

Pracheta Budhwar

Pracheta has been in the IT industry for more than 11 years. Currently, she works as a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft India. She leads the IT professional evangelism charter for the subsidiary. With a rich background of giving technology and architecture guidance to enterprise customers, Pracheta has worked on Windows Server family starting with NT, Exchange Server, System Center, Lync Server to latest developments like Virtualization, Private Cloud & Microsoft Azure. In her brilliant career she has held a number of roles like infrastructure management, pre-sales & consulting. She is a regular speaker at Microsoft events and other industry tech summits.

Prajod Vettiyattil

Prajod Vettiyattil

Prajod is a technical architect working in Wipro's Open source group. His responsibility includes building solutions using Big Data tools like Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, MongoDB and Cassandra. Current projects include Video analytics and Network Behaviour Anomaly Detection, using Big Data tools. Prajod has presented on technology topics, at multiple open source conferences. He also has experience with multiple open source products like Hadoop, Pig, Spark, Storm, Kafka, ActiveMQ, Mule ESB, Camel, WSO2. Prajod has designed and implemented architectures for multiple enterprise clients in India and abroad. His other interests include reading, photography, listening to soft music and travelling.

Pranab Mazumdar

Pranab Mazumdar

Pranab is an Escalation Engineer and is aligned with the SQL group for past 10 years. He has a vast experience primarily in SQL Server Engine and Performance areas. He has created or contributed to training courses and KB articles / Whitepapers for the Microsoft Knowledge base. He works very closely with the SQL Server Product Team to fix bugs within the SQL Server Product thereby making SQL a better and Preferred RDBMS. He holds a number of Microsoft certifications like MCAD, MCSD,MCDBA,MSCE, MCTS , MCITP and MCT since 2005. Pranab has been a speaker in TechEd, SQL Saturday , SQL Talks, and other Community UG Events.

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo(http://www.triplingo.com/). He wrote the first book on 'enterprise Java' in 1996, "Java Database Programming with JDBC." He has also spoken at various conferences and participates in several local tech groups and startup groups. He's in the startup world now and hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and.... well everything except Perl.Pratik's specialty is in large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications use. He has designed and built applications in the retail, health care, financial services, and telecoms sectors. Pratik holds a master's in Biomedical Engineering from UNC, has worked in places such as New York, London, and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

Praveen Bohra

Praveen Bohra

Praveen Bohra is an industry-renowned Technologist with 18+ years of IT experience across business and technology domains. Over the years, he has worked in both product development and consultancy engagements. Praveen is Expert-Platform (Interactive Applications) at SapientNitro, leading the Mobility Group in India. In his current role, Praveen focuses on interactive applications for mobile and digital display channels.

Praveen Srivatsa

Praveen Srivatsa

Praveen Srivatsa is a veteran in the software industry who has been in the software engineering field since 1994. He has worked with enterprises like CITIL (now Oracle Financials), ADITI Technologies and Orbit-e Consulting. He started off on his own in 2004 and offered training and consulting on Microsoft technologies. Praveen is recognized by Microsoft as a Regional Director (one of about 140 worldwide, who are external experts whose opinions are valued by Microsoft) since 1999. He was also recognized as a Most Valued Professional (in recognition of his contributions to the community) between 2006 and 2012. He is on the iNETA speaker bureau and has delivered technology sessions at various events worldwide including at Microsoft events like TechEd, DevDays, Virtual TechDays and product launch events. His sessions are highly rated and well attended. His session at TechED, Atlanta on moving a 100TB application from Oracle to SQL is on Channel9. Praveen also plays the role of a consulting CTO and Chief Architect for a few software companies.

Raghavendra Ural

Raghavendra Ural

Raghavendra is an evangelist and a speaker. In the past, he gave talks on IOT, Windows 8 Sensors, HTML5, Intel XDK and Intel Perceptual computing. His IT journey started 14 years back. During this journey he worked on various web and enterprise technologies. Currently he is responsible for evangelizing various Windows 8 topics, HTML5 and other Intel tools and SDK. Raghavendra enjoys meeting people, sharing knowledge, understanding technical challenges and providing solutions. He is currently working as Technology Evangelist for Developer Relationships Division @ Intel. You can reach him on twitter: @raguralLinkedIn: in.linkedin.com/in/ragural/

Rahul Gangwar

Rahul Gangwar

Rahul works as Sr. Technical Consultant in Microsoft India. He has around 11 Years of industry experience with 9 Years in Microsoft. Rahul's focus is on Web Development, Cloud Computing and Identity & Access. In the current role Rahul works with more than 800 Microsoft Partners across World and leading a Global Council for Cloud & Security within Microsoft.

Rajagopal A

Rajagopal A

Rajagopal A works as an technology innovator for Intel. He is passionate about enriching lives of every person on the planet with digital innovations from Intel. He enables the community and partner ecosystem to develop breakthroughs with amazing new Intel® RealSense technology. He currently works at Intel with 13 years of software experience after his Masters from IISc with a B.Tech for IIT Madras.

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

Ranganathan has nearly ten years of experience of developing awesome products and loves to work on full stack - from front end, to backend and scale. He works for ThoughtWorks as Senior Consultant. He has two startups before joining ThoughtWorks. He runs the one of the top technology meetups in Hyderabad - Hyderabad Scalability Meetup. He is very interested in exploring Big data technologies (like Hadoop, Cassandra, Apache Spark, MongoDB, Redis, Apache Kafka, zoo keeper, pig, hive, etc), solve the data scale needs with these technologies, and presents his learnings in meetups. When away from keyboard, he loves exploring, meeting people, and learning new skills.

Regunath Balasubramaniam

Regunath Balasubramaniam

Regunath works at Flipkart where he is Principal Architect for Commerce and Supply Chain platforms. He also leads Flipkart's open source initiatives and is committer on a number of projects. Prior to Flipkart, he architected and built Aadhaar - the world's largest biometric identity platform. His area of primary interest is large scale distributed systems. More about him: https://github.com/regunathb/. Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RegunathB

Reza Rahman

Reza Rahman

Reza is a recovering independent consultant and now Java EE evangelist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza is a frequent speaker at developer gatherings worldwide including JavaOne and NFJS. He is an avid contributor to community sites like JavaLobby and TSS. Reza has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups. He implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server. All views voiced are squarely mine alone, not Oracle's.

Robinjith Kalpaka

Robinjith Kalpaka

Robinjith Kalpaka is an Engineering Manager at "HP Software - Big Data", Bangalore. His experience ranges across multiple technologies and domains - low-level programming, embedded systems, application development, mobile technologies, enterprise software, content backup, web content management systems, Cloud. Currently he heads the WCM (TeamSite, LiveSite, OpenDeploy) R&D team in Bangalore.

Sajan John

Sajan John

Sajan is an Experience Technologist by profession. Having done his masters in Computer Applications from Bangalore University, he has spent his last 12 years developin- having completed numerous implementations of Responsive Design and complex JavaScript applications. With interests in hardware and expertise in JavaScript - his focus is to push the limits of technology by amalgamating the two. He has tools like JS Tech Radar, JS Search engine and leap motion controlled car (to name a few) to his credit. An avid Apple fan and a voracious reader of everything technology, he is also an active contributor to the world of Open Source and can be found on twitter as @sajanjohn.

Sanjay Manwani

Sanjay Manwani

Sanjay Manwani is a 20+ year veteran in computer technology. He has been managing and working closely with Database technologies for the past 10 years. He has been a speaker at multiple events. He currently manages the MySQL India team, which is involved in all aspects of MySQL development.

Santanu Sinha

Santanu Sinha

Santanu is an architect at flipkart in the commerce platform currently working on discovery systems like search and recommendations. His interests lie in real-time analytics, data driven workflow engines and large scale distributed systems. He is the architect and lead dev on Foxtrot, which is now used by multiple teams inside and out of flipkart. He is a strong proponent of open source software and believes in collectively solving problems to serve the greater good.

Sarath Gollapalli

Sarath Gollapalli

Sarath Gollapalli is a Technology Architect working with Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd. with about 12 years of experience in IT, Product development in Java / J2EE technology space. His experience ranges from designing & developing Java applications to building Enterprise systems. He is currently working extensively in building Enterprise reporting and data analytics systems in financial services space. He is also focused on Big Data Analytics both from a volume, processing time perspective and exploring business opportunities and insights in the data from data science perspective. Certified in "Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop CDH4 (CCD-410)" and "Data Science Associate (EMCDSA) Certification", he is hands on with statistical programming languages like R and Big Data Technologies like Greenplum, Hadoop and related.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish a freelance software developer living in India. He has been programming since 1997 and teaching since 1993. Sathyaish has authored courses for WintellectNOW and is currently working on his first Pluralsight course. His area expertise is the .NET framework. Specific interests include the C# language, dynamic code generation, code DOM's, Roslyn, Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL), Reflection, Reflection.Emit, dependency injection, LINQ, and the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR). He is more interested in the middle-tier than in user interfaces. You can follow him on twitter @sathyaish.

Sathyamoorthy Sridhar

Sathyamoorthy
Sridhar

Sridhar has spent fifteen years developing, integrating and managing webservices. Sridhar came to DreamFactory from webMethods where he managed the embedded webservices management team. Prior to this, Sridhar worked at Infravio where he led and managed the Sprint webservices integrations team in both India and the US. Sridhar has a BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. In his free time, Sridhar likes to tinker with his computer or stay immersed in a good book.

Saurabh Kirtani

Saurabh Kirtani

Saurabh Kirtani is a Technical Evangelist in the Developer Experience and Evangelism team at Microsoft India. He works on Microsoft technologies like the .NET Framework, C# language, Microsoft Azure, IoT solutions (using Galileo) and Windows app development. He has worked on client-side web development using JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML and CSS3. Apart from technology, he likes to follow cricket and lawn tennis, watch comedy/suspense TV shows, and spend time on Quora.

Sebastien Blanc

Sébastien Blanc

Sébastien Blanc is JEE engineer with 10 years of experience. He works at Red Hat and focus on Open Source libraries for Mobile in the Enterprise. He believes that Mobile Web/Hybrid Apps are the future and tries to evangelize this through different conferences (Devoxx, JUDCon, JavaOne, SpringOne).

Senthil Kumar B

Senthil Kumar B

Senthil works as a Technical Lead at Trivium eSolutions Pvt. Ltd. A .NET developer, speaker, mentor and a geek, Senthil is also Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He regularly speaks at various conferences, User Group meetings, Road Shows, and at User Group meetings in Bangalore and Chennai. Senthil is currently focussing on Microsoft technologies that include ASP.NET MVC, Winforms, Microsoft Azure Cloud platform and Windows Phone or Windows Store App Development. You can read his blog at http://www.MobileOSGeek.com and reach him via twitter @isenthil

Shalin Shekhar Mangar

Shalin Shekhar Mangar

Shalin is an Apache Lucene/Solr committer since 2008 as well as a member of the Lucene/Solr project management committee. He worked at AOL for five years on vertical search, content mangement systems, social/community platforms and anti-spam systems as well as AOL WebMail's Inbox Search system which uses a highly customized version of Apache Solr to service tens of millions of users and more than a billion index/search operations a day. He currently works at LucidWorks Inc. on Apache Solr and LucidWorks Search mostly on the SolrCloud side of things and is charged with pushing SolrCloud to it's limits.

Sharad Agarwal

Sharad Agarwal

Sharad is a Apache Hadoop committer, PMC member and is active in hadoop community for over 7 years. He was part of the founding team of Hadoop2 and has authored most of the YARN runtime. Sharad is the founding member, committer and PMC of Apache Lens project. He is also Apache Avro committer and worked on Avro during its early days.

Currently he drives the Data Platform architecture at Flipkart. Prior to that he worked at InMobi and Yahoo in Hadoop development team. He holds Bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Delhi.

Shwetha Doss

Shwetha Doss

Shwetha Doss is a Sr. Application Engineer at the Software and Service group at Intel Corporation working on enabling application on the next generation Intel(R) core processors and Intel® RealSense technology. Previously at Intel, Shwetha was a technical consultant on the Intel Performance team, where she worked on optimizing the ISV application for Intel architecture. Shwetha holds a master's degree from the Portland State university.

Sivaramakrishnan Narayanan

Sivaramakrishnan Narayanan

Dr. Sivaramakrishnan (Siva) Narayanan works on Hadoop, Hive and Presto internals at Qubole with special emphasis on making them behave well in the cloud. Previously, he worked at Greenplum Inc (now, part of Pivotal Inc) where he made significant contributions to the Greenplum Parallel Database, especially in the areas of query optimization and workload management. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University. Siva has several patents and has published many papers in academic conferences in the area of large-scale scientific data management. He also dislikes 100 word minimum requirements on Speaker Bios and referring to himself in the third person.

Souvik Basu

Souvik Basu

Souvik is a full stack developer with about 12 years of experience in the industry. He worked for a long time on WPF and Silverlight based projects. For the past few years Souvik has been spending a major time on HTML5 and UI development. He is passionate about front end technologies. Souvik has worked with companies like ThoughtWorks, Avaya and Symantec in past and currently leading a technical team in ecoInsight. He has spoken on Silverlight and HTML5 technologies in GIDS before. When he is not coding he is outdoors chasing wildlife with his DSLR in the National Parks of Southern India.

Praveen Bohra

Srikanth Sundarrajan

Srikanth works at Inmobi Technology Services, helping architect and build their next generation data management solution. He is the brain behind Apache Falcon and has shepherded the project from ideation to a top level project at ASP and currently VP of the Apache Falcon project. He has been actively involved in various projects under the Apache Hadoop umbrella including HDFS, MR, Oozie. He has been working with distributed processing systems for over a decade and Hadoop in particular over the last 7 years.

Srinivasa Acharya

Srinivasa Acharya

Srinivasa is an Engineering Manager with Hewlett-Packard working on OpenStack based products for last 4 years. Srinivas has a rich set of experience in Systems Management, Virtualization and Cloud domain. Srinivas is an ardent OpenStack enthusiast and works on evangelizing OpenStack within HP and India. He has been awarded HP Helion Most Valuable Professional ( MVP ) for his contributions in evangelizing OpenStack. He is a regular speaker and participant in OpenStack India User Group meetups, speaks at various technical institutes to motivate students to take up OpenStack based Projects, contribute to the OpenStack upstream . His main interest lies in OpenStack Ironic, the Baremetal provisioning Engine and Heat, the Orchestration project.

Srinivasan Sengamedu

Srinivasan Sengamedu

Srinivasan works with the Machine Learning Team at Amazon. He is working on applications of machine learning to a diverse set of problems. In the past, he has used machine learning to solve problems in web advertising, analysis and ranking of web content including multimedia, analysis of user generated content like comments, etc. He has published and patented in these areas. Prior to Amazon, he has worked with Komli Media and with Yahoo Labs. He holds a PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Sudarshan Iyengar

Sudarshan Iyengar

With over 18 years of software industry experience, Sudarshan has worn various hats over the years including Pre-sales, consulting, Technical services and Software Development. His areas of expertise and interest include Information Management, Big Data, Cloud and emerging technologies. He is an accomplished trainer having conducted many internal and external trainings. As an engineering manager at HP Software Big Data R&D center in Bangalore, he currently leads a team of engineers building and maintaining innovative products in the Information Management and Big Data domain.

Sudhir Kakkar

Sudhir Kakkar

Sudhir is a Senior Technology Architect at Accenture working in the Advanced Technology and Architecture group. He has been involved in Architecting, designing and implementing complex software solutions for niche clients. As a Product Architect he has led the enhancement, customization, performance tuning, maintenance and support of software products for several large customers across the globe.


He has provided technical leadership on different aspects of software development and conducted several sessions on technology architecture, product development, code quality improvement, performance engineering and analytics. His experience spans across multiple industries like Freight and Logistics, Communications Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Insurance and Financial Services.

Sudhir Rawat

Sudhir Rawat

Sudhir Rawat is a Support Escalation Engineer. His areas of focus include Microsoft Business Intelligence suite and big data. He is passionate about the magic (Analytic and Mining) that can be done on data to enable businesses deliver great results. He is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified IT Professional and Microsoft Certified Trainer in Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence. He is an active member on forums like Tech-ed India, Reboot, SQLServerGeeks, Global India Developer Summit and various colleges and business units. He blogs athttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/biblog/ and http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bigdatasupport/

Sukruthi Sharma

Sukriti Sharma

Sukriti Sharma is a Technical Evangelist with the developer experience and evangelism team at Microsoft India. Before moving to Azure, she primarily worked on Microsoft technologies like C#/XAML, Windows 8 and Windows Phone app development. Recently her focus has been Azure Websites and Azure Mobile app development. Sukriti holds a degree in electronics and communications from the Manipal Institute Of Technology.

Sunkada Narendra Rao

Sunkada Narendra Rao

Narendra works as a Technology Solutions Specialist on Dev Tools with Microsoft India. He has been in the industry for close to 11 years. He has spent considerable amount of his time with various Application Life Cycle Management Tools in the IT Industry. Narendra has spent close to 2 years extensively working on Microsoft technologies including Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Online and Azure. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications and is passionate about helping customers successfully adopt Microsoft Tools for the Application Life Cycle Management.

Tushar Sharma

Tushar Sharma

Tushar is a technical expert at the Siemens Research and Technology Center in Bangalore, India. His work involves researching and providing consultation on software design, refactoring, design patterns, code and design quality, design smells, and change impact analysis. He runs internal training sessions on topics related to software design and refactoring.
Tushar's research into so's degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), Chennai, India, where he specialised in design patterns and refactoring. He was the Local Publicity Chair for the IEEE Software Experts Summit 2014, held in Bangalore. He has co-authored two books: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer Exams 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805, published by Apress in February 2013; and Refactoring for Software Design Smells, published by Morgan Kaufmann in November 2014.

Ujjwal Kumar

Ujjwal Kumar

Ujjwal Kumar is a Technical Evangelist in Microsoft's Developer Experience & Evangelism (DX) group. He focusses on cloud computing - Microsoft Azure, mobile games, apps and IoT based solution architecture, design and development. In the current role he works with business, startups, enterprises, partner organizations and assists them in adoption of latest platforms and technologies. He is also a founder of "India Gamers Community", co-founder of "IoT community", an avid technologist and a prominent speaker. Prior to current role, he worked as Partner Consultant and development platforms Worldwide Specialization Lead at Microsoft. He has around 13 years of industry experience and he has been with Microsoft for close to 9 years.
He has extensively worked on C++, C#, Microsoft Azure, Windows Internals, Robotics Studio, Game development, Image processing and IoT.

Vasant Manohar

Vasant Manohar

Vasant works on conversion technologies involving scans and PDFs. He has a Bachelors in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of South Florida, Tampa. He specializes in computer vision, image processing, and pattern recognition. He has 6 pending patents with the USPTO and more than 25 technical publications in journals, international conferences, and workshops. Vasant believes in a culture of high-risk/high-payoff initiatives and engages with academia to steer such projects which when solved, can create a huge impact to Amazon's customers.

Vineet Reynolds

Vineet Reynolds

Vineet Reynolds Pereira is a senior software engineer at Red Hat, working on JBoss open-source projects with emphasis on improving developer productivity. In his current role, he works on JBoss Forge, JBoss Web Framework Kit and JBoss Developer Studio. He works on the scaffolding and Java EE code generation features for JBoss Forge, and on JavaScript and Cordova quickstarts in the JBoss Web Framework Kit. He is the current maintainer of TicketMonster, an example application for JBoss. He's worked in several fields including application prototyping and design, domain driven design, application security, application integration, integration testing to name a few.

VinodKumar

Vinod Kumar

Vinod Kumar, a veteran at GIDS, currently works at the MTC as Technical Architect. He has been helping customers take technology decisions for their high performance enterprise software. He is a regular speaker in all Microsoft conferences for the past 12+ years on databases, application tuning, and performance tuning topics. He has been an MVP in SQL Server for more than 3 years before joining MS. He is author of two books (one on SQL Server Interviews Questions and the second book on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn) and writes at various sites and on his blog. He also is part of local .NET and SQL Server communities in Bangalore.

Wriju Ghosh

Wriju Ghosh

Wriju Ghosh works in Microsoft India as Sr. Technical Consultant with 14+ years of industry experience. He works with developers help them design and develop cutting edge applications using Microsoft products. He mainly works on .NET, Microsoft Azure, Windows Phone, Windows Store Apps. Wriju's Blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wriju and he is a Channel9 podcaster at http://channel9.msdn.com/niners/wriju. In past Wriju has presented on many forums like Great Indian Developer Summit, Tech Ed India, TechDays, Virtual Tech Days, MSDN Webcasts. Also travelled to Australia for delivering Cloud Strategy to Enterprise Customers few times.

YukteshChintamadaka

Yuktesh Chintamadaka

Yuktesh looks after the Strategy and Execution of the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program in India. IBM Global Entrepreneur Program (GEP) is for Technology Startups and offers Cloud Credits consisting of IBM SoftLayer and Bluemix in addition to offering cutting edge technology support, Joint go to market and connection to ecosystem of investors, incubators and entrepreneurial organisations.


He was previously responsible for handling Academic Initiatives in the Andhra/Telengana region. Yuktesh Influenced and mentored more than 10,000 students and faculty on IBM Cloud- IBM Bluemix platform

Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

With a record for the highest number of appearances and easily the most number of talks at Great Indian Developer Summit, Venkat Subramaniam is nothing short of a patron saint for Indian software developers. Founder of Agile Developer, Inc., Venkat has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has significant experience in architecture, design, and development of software applications. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a frequent invited speaker at various international software conferences and user groups and voted a Rockstar at the 2012 edition of Great Indian Developer Summit.

He is author of .NET Gotchas (OReilly), coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer (Pragmatic Bookshelf) and author of Programming Groovy(Pragmatic Bookshelf)."

scott davis

Scott Davis

A GIDS veteran in his sixth straight year at the show, Scott Davis is author of the book Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java and two ongoing IBM developerWorks article series (Mastering Grails and in 2009, Practically Groovy). Scott writes extensively about how Groovy and Grails are the future of Java development. He teaches public and private classes on Groovy and Grails for start-ups and Fortune 100 companies.

Scott is the co-founder of the Groovy/Grails Experience conference and is a regular presenter on the international technical conference circuit (including GIDS, No Fluff Just Stuff, JavaOne, OSCON, TheServerSide and QCON). In 2012, Scott was voted a Rock Star at Great Indian Developer Summit.

Dino Esposito

Dino Esposito

A long-time trainer and senior architect, Dino currently applies his expertise mostly to the sport and media industry, among the first to seize the opportunity of Web and mobile integrated development. Dino is also technical evangelist for JetBrains and authored many popular books for Microsoft Press that helped the professional growth of thousands of .NET developers. The latest books are the second edition of bestseller "Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise" and "Programming ASP.NET MVC5". He's also a regular contributor to MSDN Magazine and speaks at many industry and community events. Follow Dino on Twitter as @despos. Read blog at software2cents.wordpress.com.

Akkiraju Bhattiprolu

Akkiraju Bhattiprolu

Akkiraju Bhattiprolu (Akki) is a seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience in the industry. He is currently managing Broadridge suite of solutions for Clearance and Settlement in Fixed Income and Equities business. His experience spans hands on development, management and even an entrepreneur stint. He boasts his hands-on product development skills since dot-com era. He worked for organizations like IBM, Tandem, PeopleSoft and ADP. During his stint at PeopleSoft's reporting tools team, he owned multiple business intelligence tools of PeopleSoft. Akkiraju is a thought leader in the areas of Enterprise Data and Analytics, Agile, lean Startup and Systematic Innovation. He is an invited speaker at multiple conferences across India. He invites trouble by recording his thoughts in his personal blog http://www.after3beers.com

Alok Kumar

Alok Kumar

Alok is a senior Experience Technologist and leads the SapientNitro India innovation center. A certified architect, he has in the past worked as a senior solution architect for Experience Technologies, customer experience and on multi-channel digital marketing platform solutions using proprietary and open source technology stacks. He currently focuses on creating next-generation experiences using new media technologies.
He has conceived, nurtured and led multiple capability initiatives at Sapient India to address the needs of quick time to market solutions for marketers.
Apart from keeping his eyes on technology trends, these days he is also seen learning paper circuits with origami.

Bruno Georges

Bruno Georges

Bruno Georges is the Director, Worldwide Application Platforms Engineering for JBoss, Red Hat. In his current role, Bruno leads the Application Server, Portal, Mobile and Framework engineering teams, responsible for the development and innovation of Red Hat's JBoss Middleware.

Deepthi Anantharam

Deepthi Anantharam

Deepthi is an engineer from Bangalore University and an alumnus of International Institute of Information Technology - Bangalore. Currently she is working with Microsoft Corporation India as a Technology Evangelist. In her present role she works with developers and IT Professionals across India evangelizing Microsoft Technologies. Primarily she focuses on SQL Server, Business Intelligence and related technologies on premise or the Cloud. Prior to Microsoft she has worked in different startups in the BI space in retail and banking domain. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, hang around with friends and loves to visit new places.

Hitesh A. Bosamiya

Hitesh A. Bosamiya

Hitesh is a veteran in the software industry with 26+ years of software development experience starting from the days of assembly language and procedural programming, moving to structured programming, followed by object-oriented programming, and then to the latest trend of functional programming. He started his career in software development (in the year of 1988) when the software industry itself was in its infancy. Hitesh is a passionate coder and prefers to describe himself as a "hands-on architect".
He has been well known as the "NSAPI Guru" amongst NSAPI developers, and has mastery on internet/web technologies. With experiences ranging across the whole software spectrum, he holds 3 U. S. patents, and has been a technical reviewer and code-example contributor for couple of books as well as author/co-author of multiple technical articles/papers.
Currently, Hitesh works as a Technical Architect - Software Expert with HP Software - Big Data, India; prior to which, he has worked with Wipro, Netscape, Contech India, Bhorucom Software and has also served as an Asst. Lecturer with his alma mater for a year. He holds B. E. (Electronics & Communication) with distinction from D.D.I.T., Nadiad (Gujarat University), India.

Janakiram MSV

Janakiram MSV

Janakiram MSV is an analyst, advisor and an architect at Janakiram & Associates. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that got acquired by Aditi Technologies. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Windows Azure Professionals in India. He is one of the few professionals with Amazon Certified Solution Architect, Amazon Certified Developer and Amazon Certified SysOps Administrator credentials. He is also a Google Qualified Cloud Developer. Janakiram is recognised by Google as the Google Developer Expert (GDE) for his subject matter expertise.

Mohit Saxena

Mohit Saxena

Mohit is the Technology Founder and is responsible for InMobi's technology development, including infrastructure, application management and IT.
Prior to joining InMobi, Mohit was based out of San Francisco and managed the technology operations at Virgin Mobile, world's largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). At Virgin Mobile, he was instrumental in designing and deploying post-paid billing system and revenue recognition system on a pre-paid platform. This helped significantly to make Virgin Mobile the largest and the most successful MVNO in the US. Mohit has also worked at AT&T and is a part of several patents filed in the telecommunication area.

Mohit completed his undergraduate studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT). He has an eye towards innovation and simplicity and is passionate about technology and its possibilities. Mohit was always fascinated by tales of people with small ideas turning them into global powerhouses and always dreamed of being the part of such an endeavor himself. So when opportunity knocked at his door to be the Technology Founder of InMobi, he jumped at it. It is Mohit's belief that strong discipline and desire to be at the top of the world will one day make InMobi one of the biggest and the smartest companies.

Punit Mishra

Punit Mishra

Punit is a Director of Technology and currently working with a large asset management company as a technology lead for their trading applications. In last 10 years, he's been working with financial service clients mostly in the investment management space. He has extensive experience in architecting and implementing high performance trading platforms for different asset types on service oriented architecture and also across technology platforms. Prior to that he has also designed and architected portfolio optimization solutions for commodities companies and ecommerce, web platforms for some clients.

Rajeev Pandey

Rajeev Pandey

Rajeev Pandey joined Hewlett-Packard in 1995. He has worked in a wide variety of R&D and IT positions within HP Labs, HP-IT and HP R&D prior to joining HP Cloud. He has spent the last few years using Agile methods to architect, develop, and deploy digital imaging and printing-related web services. He holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Montana Tech, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Oregon State University, is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM and holds 4 patents.

RajeshkumarPurushothama

Rajeshkumar Ikkandamparambil Purushothama

RajeshKumar is a Senior Manager Technology and a part of the Data Analytics Capabilities and Solutions team at Sapient Consulting. He drives the thought leadership and architecture on Semantic platforms for Sapient Global Markets. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Instrumentation & Electronics. He has more than 15 years of experience in leading/assisting large teams to design and implement complex software solutions in the energy, finance and e-commerce industries, primarily in Java platform. In his free time, Rajesh likes to play a game of cricket/badminton.

Sandeep Alur

Sandeep Alur

Sandeep Alur has over 15 years of industry experience working with a range of clientele in India and across the globe. At Microsoft, he leads the Technical Evangelism Charter for India, and works with the developer & partner ecosystem to provide them a foundation to build solutions on the Windows Platform. He believes that 'Apps' are central to engaging consumers in order to make them productive in the real world and 'Quality' will be the biggest differentiator. In addition, with the explosion of devices and services, he considers 'Cloud platform' to be a great host for businesses to scale.


With a rich background of providing technology and architectural guidance to Enterprise customers, Sandeep's experience ranges from the dotcom days to the next generation distributed and cloud computing technologies on Microsoft Platform. He has architected solutions across the Microsoft Technology Suite and is a stern believer of his own philosophy, which says "Enterprise architecture is an evolution and it grows with innovation" Sandeep has authored quite a few articles in the area of SOA, ESB, Enterprise Framework, Distributed Computing technologies, Web 2.0, Next Generation Web, and Cloud Computing to name a few. You can follow him on twitter @saalur.

Shalini Kapoor

Shalini Kapoor

Shalini's current role is Chief Architect, Internet of Things(IoT) Cloud in IBM Analytics business unit. She drives development and architecture of new Cloud services which are needed for IoT platform and solutions. She leads integration scenarios across industries and horizontal solutions which intersect through Cloud, analytics and device integrations. As a technical leader she provides direction to IBM delivery teams across the globe.


With over 18 years of experience, Shalini has immense experience in client facing technical roles and complex solution definition and development across industries. She is known for incubating and innovating next gen solutions and works with major clients worldwide to take these solutions to market.


Shalini is a prolific speaker at various industry and technology events. She holds 8 patents and has written several papers for IEEE conferences. Shalini is very passionate about taking Science and Technology to children. She organized, Escape Velocity, a first of its kind fair for school children in India which brought technology innovations closer to children.

Subhash Chandra

Subhash Chandra

Subhash Chandra is the Head of Google Cloud Platform in India. In his current role, he is responsible for selling Google cloud technologies to Startups, SME's & large enterprises. He has dealt with enterprise solutions across several industries and organizations of all sizes. Prior to Google, Subhash was working with SAP in various roles including Alliances, selling SAP solutions to BFSI vertical and as a product specialist for BI/DW. He has lead a team of people to increase IBM's presence Tier 2 & 3 cities and focused on customer engagement with IBM's enterprise and services business.

Srinivas Duvvuri

Srinivas Duvvuri

Srinivas has over 22+ years of extensive experience in software product development and project management, and engineering complex, high-performance, multi-threaded, multi-platform software solutions based on cutting edge technologies. In his current role at Broadridge, Srinivas is responsible for managing the company's Fixed Income Suite of products, and also runs the Broadridge Technology Council. His experience spans predominantly in product development in multiple domains Financial Services, Infrastructure Management, OLAP, Telecom Billing and Customer Care. Prior to Broadridge, he's held leadership positions at a Startup and leading IT majors such as CA, Hyperion (Oracle), Globalstar, and also has a patent in Relation OLAP.

Unmesh Salgaonkar

Unmesh Salgaonkar

Unmesh is the joint lead of Java Community of Practice at Accenture and he also leads the Java Technology Practice at India Delivery Center of Accenture. He has over 17 years of experience in IT industry. He is a Senior Technology Architect at Accenture associated with the Advanced Technology and Architecture group. Unmesh has been involved in Architecture, design and development of several large and complex custom development solutions (specially involving Java based technologies) across diverse business domains like Insurance, Products, Manufacturing, Retail and Public Services, etc.

Unmesh's special focus areas include - Java tools and automation in Java projects, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, Java code quality, design and code standards and unit testing. He is also an Agile coach and a certified Scrum Master.

Abinasha Karana

Abinasha Karana

Abinasha Karana works as Chief Architect at Bizosys Technologies. He is a committer of HSearch. His passion is "Real time nature of Big Data Computation". He has been a speaker at "Apache Hadoop India Summit", "Microsoft TechEd - Hadoop on Azure Track", "Cloudera Bigdata BigQuestions Event" and "Hadoop Track at IIT Mumbai, Computer Science BTech Curriculum". Abinasha has 17 years of industry experience in the areas of Hadoop, IOT Platforms, Application Servers, Search Technology, Database Systems, Internet Applications, Mobility and Data Integration Tools.

Abhishek Narain

Abhishek Narain

As a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft India, Abhishek helps developers adapt to the latest Microsoft technologies. Previously, he was a consultant at Microsoft focusing on ASP.NET, Azure, Windows Phone, client web technologies and game development. He is a regular speaker at Microsoft TechEd, .NET User Groups. Prior to Microsoft, Abhishek was working at Infragistics - a leading UI/UX company. He has worked extensively on HTML5 and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award while working outside Microsoft.

Aman King

Aman King

Aman King is a Lead Consultant with ThoughtWorks with 9+ years of Agile experience. He has worked with global distributed Agile teams, using Extreme Programming. Aman also has Agile coaching experience. He has worked with large organizations on enterprise applications (JEE), bringing agility and continuous delivery into the way their teams build, test, and deploy. Aman is a published author, having contributed to the book ThoughtWorks Anthology 2. His latest passion is mentoring and enabling individuals, teams, and organizations rediscover and renew their capabilities. More info: (http://www.amanking.com).

Amareshwari Sriramadasu

Amareshwari Sriramadasu

Amareshwari is currently working as Architect in data team at Inmobi, where she works on Hadoop and related projects for data collection and analytics. She is member of Apache Hadoop PMC, Apache Lens PMC and Apache Falcon PMC, and is Apache Hive committer. She has been working on Hadoop and its eco system since 2007. Prior to Inmobi, she was working with Yahoo! in core Hadoop team. She holds bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from National institute of technology, Waragal, India; and master's degree in Internet science and engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. She has spoken at Hadoop summit, Apachecon and Fifth elephant conferences earlier.

Amit R S Bansal

Amit R S Bansal

Amit is a Director & Principal Consultant at SQLMaestros (brand of eDominer Systems). He leads the Cloud, SQL & BI practice with a much focused team providing consulting, training, content development & support services to more than 120+ SQL customers globally. He frequently speaks at international conferences including Microsoft TechEd India, North America & Europe. Amit is also honored with Microsoft Regional Director status, MVP award and Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server credential. Follow him at @A_Bansal.

Andres Almiray

Andres Almiray

Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and Java Champion, with more than 13 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application developments since the early days of Java. He has also been teacher of computer science courses in the most prestigious education institute in Mexico. His current interests include Groovy and Swing. He is a true believer of open source and has participated in popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, JMatter and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member and current project lead of the Griffon framework. He blogs periodically at http://jroller.com/aalmiray. You can find him on twitter too as @aalmiray. He likes to spend time with his beloved wife, Ixchel, when not hacking around.

Aniket Bhatnagar

Aniket Bhatnagar

Aniket is an architect with the instrumented intelligence group in SapientNitro. He takes active interest in Open Source community with notable contributions to Apache Spark, an Open Source lightning-fast in-memory cluster computing framework. In his free time, he likes to catch up on reading technical blogs and watch or listen to technical presentations. His interest areas include functional programming, polyglot persistence, reactive manifesto and distributed applications.

Anthony Rees

Anthony Rees

Anthony is a member of the HP Helion Cloud Team based in Melbourne, Australia with a background in agile application development. Anthony has over fifteen years experience in software design, architecture, cloud solutions and development activities. During this time he has utilized his customer relations skills as a support to major organizations in the Banking, Finance, Telecommunications and Technology industries. Anthony has a keen interest and vast experience in Continuous Delivery working with many teams around the world to implement Test Driven Development techniques, Feature Toggling best practices, late binding Platform as a Service designs to hybrid clouds, Build Automation and leveraging DevOPS methodologies.

Anuja Shukla

Anuja Shukla

Anuja Shukla is a Technical lead for Cloud Platform at Google India .She works closely with Global System Integrators and provides them with guidance to architect solutions on the Google cloud. She is very passionate about helping startups scale up in the cloud and spends her spare time mentoring them. She has received her engineering degree from Mumbai University and has a double Masters in MBA & Computer Science (North Carolina State University) with a thesis in Agile Programming. She has close to 15 years of IT experience across various technologies and has worked on several global consulting assignments . She has also played a pivotal role as a trusted IT advisor for leading Enterprise customers and charting their IT roadmap.

Anvita Bajpai

Anvita Bajpai

Anvita Bajpai is an Author, Speaker and Lead Consultant at the CTO Office of Wipro Technologies. She is an IIT Madras (MS in Computer Science and Engineering), and IIM Bangalore (Entrepreneurship) graduate with about 11+ years of experience in smart product building using Artificial Intelligence across domains like internet, audio and multimedia, healthcare, retail, bank etc, with MNCs - Oracle and Satyam, and Startups like DeciDyn (as AVP), Vimagino and MyD (her own venture).She also has a number of publications in leading conferences and has also written a number of business and technology article for MarketExpress.in. In recent past, she has been speaker at WIAD 2015, UXINDIA 2014, and 2013 (both), Wipro CTO office, and Vodafone Innovation Labs. Apart from technology, she also has an artistic inclination, and has published her first (fiction) book "Life, Odds & Ends (LOE)".

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh is a human and developer in that order. Currently Ashutosh is an application developer at Thoughtworks based out of Pune. Usually he dabbles in the .NET world. He is equally in love with Scala and languages in general. Ashutosh loves most things open source, and tries to integrate open source tools in his daily work life. These days he is particularly excited about open source developments in the .NET space. He blogs when he can at http://ashutoshraina.github.io. You can find him saying a few things on twitter at @ashutoshraina. He also loves travel and food, especially french fries.

Ashwin S

Ashwin S

Ashwin designs cloud solution recommendations for clients, applying his broad technical skills and industry knowledge. These recommendations leverage IBM Cloud technologies, architectures, integrated solutions and offerings to solve the client's business challenges and deliver value. Has experience in enabling today's startup companies on the Cloud Computing Platform, guiding them and on-boarding them on to the platform.

Balaji Rathakrishnan

Balaji Rathakrishnan

Balaji has more than 19 years of experience in building enterprise and cloud-based software spanning Microsoft and Amazon. Balaji spent the initial part of his career in RDBMS technology working on multiple versions of the SQL Server RDMS, focusing on the relational engine (query processor, T-SQL parser/normalizer) and was also involved in integrating the .NET runtime with SQL Server. Balaji joined Amazon in 2011 and has led multiple teams in Transportation Technology involved in both core transportation execution functions and more recently data analytics, monitoring and intelligence systems. Balaji has an M.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. He is an avid reader and likes traveling to places of historical interest.

Balmukund Lakhani

Balmukund Lakhani

Balmukund is currently working with Microsoft SQL Server Support Escalation Services (AlwaysOn Specialty). During his 9 years long journey with Microsoft, he was also a part of Premier Field Engineering Team for 18 months. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, he worked as SQL developer, SQL DBA and also got chance to wear his other hat as a ERP Consultant in Ahmedabad. He is passionate for technology, learning and sharing his knowledge. He is an active blogger on www.SQLServer-Help.com to share his knowledge with world. He is a husband, father, author, blogger, mentor, speaker on SQL Server technologies and MSDN SQL forums moderator. He has spoken at various external events including TechEd (2011, 2012 and 2013), SQL Saturday and the Bangalore SQL User Group Meetings and provided internal trainings. He is also active forum member on Microsoft SQL Server forum. He loves helping others on issues related to SQL Server product via internal SQL Forums, MSDN forums and SQL Bangalore Facebook page. He recently published a book on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn - Paperback, Kindle which is the only book about single technology. He believes "there's a solution to every problem and a reason for everything".

Bhaktavatsalam Pamidipati

Bhaktavatsalam Pamidipati

Bhaktavatsalam Pamidipati has senior experience in the areas of Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, NLP, Cloud, and SAAS. He is currently a senior manager at in HP Big Data R&D in Bangalore and previously was a senior Engineering Manager at IBM. He has in-depth experience in research, innovation, development & delivery of cutting edge solutions of HP Big Data products. Leading initiatives of systematic inventive thinking (SIT), training, coaching and building centres of excellence in India groups.

Bharani Subramaniam

Bharani Subramaniam

Bharani is a lead consultant at ThoughtWorks. In his 16yr journey of software development he has designed, built and maintained systems for Banking, Media, and Retail domain. His passion has always been dealing with data and abstracting and solving the problems elegantly. Currently Bharani is working on real time analytics solutions for retail and he tries out multiple solutions as the big data landscape evolves over time.

Bhupesh Rathod

Bhupesh Rathod

Bhupesh is java practitioner with 12 years of experience in designing complex and high performance applications. He has been involved in development of applications that cater through Java, system integration and data analytics for 8 clients in 5 countries across 3 continents. Apart from Java he keeps himself busy in learning new technology. In free time he moves around city and captures stills.

Bikramaditya Singhal

Bikramaditya Singhal

Bikramaditya is a Big Data and Analytics enthusiast! Core member of the Big Data CoE team he is a Senior Data Science Analyst with Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. He is passionate about finding simple and efficient solutions to business problems by applying statistical tools/techniques and Machine Learning algorithms. His technical interests include Hadoop, Spark, Scala, R, Python etc. Currently his work focusses on building decision support systems which bring in a wealth of varied insights for the businesses involved, by consolidating data from discrete data sources and processing them using the Apache Spark environment. With around 6 years of consolidated experience on technical as well as business aspects of IT, his previous experiences include working with Microsoft and co-founding a startup. You can find him on twitter @bikramsinghal

Brij Bhushan Mishra

Brij Bhushan Mishra

Brij is an avid blogger, author, speaker and technology geek. He is currently associated with an MNC as an Architect. He is awarded Microsoft MVP four times in a row. He regularly speaks at different user groups, conferences, colleges on various Microsoft technologies. He has written various articles on Code project and other community portals. He shares his knowledge and learning on his personal blog at http://codewala.net. Some of his blog posts have been featured on the ASP.NET Microsoft official website and other various online communities. Other than his community activities, he loves exploring new places with his lovely wife and son. Youcan get in touch with him via his blog and on Twitter at @code_wala

Pratik Patel

Chaitra Nagaraj

Chaitra is working as an Architect in the Avanade group of Accenture. She is an alumini of GIDS and has presented various sessions at the summit over the years. She has presented in various other conferences including Microsoft Teched and Microsoft Virtual Techdays. She has been a Microsoft MVP previously. She is currently focusing on digital technologies including Cross platform mobile app development, Windows Universal app development, Internet of Things Platform, Cloud computing technologies like and Windows Azure, Predictive analytics with Machine Learning. She is a frequent speaker in Community groups such as BDOTNET and Global Windows Azure conference. Chaitra has a total of 13 years experience and has worked on various flavours of .NET technologies.

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris is the founder of the original CloudFoundry.com, an early Java PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for Amazon EC2. He spends his time investigating better ways of developing and deploying software. Chris has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA.

Debarchan Sarkar

Debarchan Sarkar

Debarchan Sarkar (@debarchans), a GIDS Alumni, is a Support Escalation Engineer in the Microsoft HDInsight team and a technical author of books on SQL Server BI and Big Data. His total tenure at Microsoft is 7+ years, and he was with SQL Server BI team before diving deep into Big Data and the Hadoop world. He is an SME in SQL Server Integration Services and is passionate about the present-day Microsoft self-service BI tools and data analysis, especially social-media brand sentiment analysis. Debarchan hails from the "city of joy", Calcutta, India, and is presently located in Bangalore, India for his job in Microsoft's Global Technical Support Center. He owns and maintains his Big Data Learnings group in Facebook and is a speaker in several Microsoft internal and external community events like GIDS and Microsoft Azure conference. Apart from his passion for technology, he is interested in visiting new places, listening to music, meeting new people, and learning new things.

Deepak Saini

Deepak Saini

Deepak Saini is a Platform (Java) expert at Sapient Global Markets. With more than 14 years of experience in designing and implementing software systems for asset management companies, he is a key member of SGM's Solutions, and Data Analytics teams. Currently his work focuses on driving business impact through data search and analysis.

Dhanashree Dalal

Dhanashree Dalal

Dhanashree is a Technology Architect at Accenture as part of Digital group. She is leading Front End Development practice at India Delivery Center. As practice lead she is responsible for getting PoCs and PoVs created on niche technologies. She acted as delivery lead for multiple clients from different domains for pioneering projects in niche technologies. She is also involved in doing tech arch reviews for FED projects.

Durjoy Patranabish

Durjoy Patranabish

Durjoy is a senior vice president - Analytics at Blueocean Market Intelligence. He has over 15 years of experience in various areas of business services and a deep understanding of outsourcing. His experience includes IT services, KPO and Analytics services, BPO and back-office services for global brands and regional leaders. He has been involved in setting up, establishing and growing service operations across multiple cities, in offshore locations (India, Philippines), managing various business functions. His experience also includes a successful entrepreneurial stint and merger and acquisition activities. In the past, he has been instrumental in growing Capital One's outsourcing footprint in Asia, and was responsible for managing the Analytics practice in India for RedPill. Before joining blueocean, he was the European Sales leader for Analytics services at IBM. He has an engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi and a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management.

Gagan Achar

Gagan Achar

Gagan Achar is a Senior Product Manager at Akamai. In his current role, Gagan is responsible for the product strategy and development of Akamai's Marketplace, where customers can instantly try and buy Akamai solutions on the go. At Akamai, Gagan has spent time in various roles including service delivery, pre-sales, managing a services line and most recently, Product Management and Strategy.

Gagan is an Information Science graduate from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore and he started his professional career as a software engineer with Lucent Technologies.

Gagan Agrawal

Gagan Agrawal

Gagan Agarwal is a Senior Principal Engineer at Snapdeal. He has close to 10 years of experience in the Software industry and has worked in domains such as e-commerce, e-Governance, Document and Content Management, Customer Communication Management, Media Buy Management etc. Gagan has mainly worked on Java/J2EE and Big Data related technologies. He has experience of processing over 12 TB of data daily with Big Data technologies like Hadoop, Cascading, Pig, Kafka, Hbase, Phoenix etc. Currently he is heading Personalization and Recommendation team at Snapdeal. He has been speaker at various conferences like Indic Threads - Delhi, Dr. Dobbs - Pune, Nasscom Annual Technology Conference - Noida etc. In his free time he loves to explore new technologies and keep himself updated with the latest trends.

Gopal Kempaiah

Gopal Kempaiah

Gopal R Kempaiah is the Country Manager-Technical at IBM Systems Business Unit, manages India-South Asia territory. Gopal has over Twenty 29 years of experience in the I.T. & Systems development and delivery. He has worked on a wide variety of assignments in Computer Hardware, Networking, Software Development, Project Management, Software Quality Assurance, Training, Consulting and Mentoring. He has led many successful software development projects in the area of Telecom, Food Processing, BFSI, Supply chain, Manufacturing and Publishing. He specializes in helping clients with adopting good software and systems Engineering Practices and Methodologies. He leads Systems Middleware team to make customer successful, propagating systems & software development best practices.


Before IBM, Gopal has worked at Rational Software Corp as technical leader, Cisco Systems as Senior Software development manager and DDE ORG Systems as Senior Systems Engineering Manager. He carries a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering from BMS Engineering College, Bangalore.

Gurpreet Luthra

Gurpreet Luthra

Gurpreet is a technology lead at ThoughtWorks and a programmer for about 13+ years, most of which has been in Java and the Web. For the last one year he has been working on a large scale Scala platform. Gurpreet is passionate about Open Source Software and is always on the lookout for opportunities to apply his technical skills to make a positive human impact. He has also been a mentor at the Google Summer of Code for the Open Source MifosX micro finance platform. More info:( http://techie-notebook.blogspot.in/)

Jean Guyader

Jean Guyader

Jean is a principal engineer at Coho Data, a storage and networking company that leverages the power of SDN to provide scale-out enterprise storage.

Jeff Scott Brown

Jeff Scott Brown

Core member of the Grails development team, Jeff Scott Brown, is a Senior Software Engineer with Pivotal. Jeff has been involved in designing and building object oriented systems for over 15 years. Jeff's areas of expertise include web development with Groovy & Grails, Java and agile development.

Jitendra Ajmera

Jitendra Ajmera

Jitendra Ajmera is a senior researcher in the Watson Group at IBM India. He is currently part of the research team that is driving innovations based on the Watson Technology. His current work focuses on conversational dialog systems, structural and unstructured data analysis, knowledge acquisition and representation, information retrieval, natural language processing and statistical modeling. Prior to this, Jitendra worked on Social Media Analytics with a focus on brand reputation management, customer tracking and modeling, Sentiment Analysis and Customer engagement over Social Media Channels.Jitendra has published over 30 peer reviewed articles in international conferences, resulting in more than 1000 citations. Jitendra graduated with a PhD from IDIAP/EPFL and obtained his BTech (EE) from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Josh Long

Josh Long

Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate at [Pivotal](http://gopivotal.com). Josh is the lead author on 4 books and instructor in one of Safari's best-selling video series, all on Spring. When he's not hacking on code, he can be found at the local Java User Group or at the local coffee shop. Josh likes solutions that push the boundaries of the technologies that enable them. His interests include cloud-computing, business-process management, big-data and high availability, mobile computing and smart systems. He blogs on [spring.io](https://spring.io/team/jlong) or on [his personal blog](http://joshlong.com) and [on Twitter (@starbuxman)](http://twitter.com/starbuxman).

Jose P Babu

Jose P Babu

Jose is a Sr. It Specialist with IBM Rational having 20 years of broad and dynamic experience in IT industry providing solutions to the customers with hands on experience in architecture, design, process development and guidance. He is having an excellent track record in initiating and fulfilling the customer requirements by demonstrating, training, conducting workshops and proof of concepts on different Software Development and Process Automation tools.


He has implemented IBM Rational software solutions in numerous customer locations. Have excelled as a team member and managed teams in different organizations. Certifications on Rational Software Architect, OOAD & UML with Rose, Functional Testing with Robot, Java and IBM IT specialist accreditation.

Kashi Reddy

Kashi Reddy

Kashi serves ThoughtWorks, Inc. as a technical consultant in the creation of large-scale enterprise business solutions. He has extensive experience in Agile/XP software development best practices including test-driven development (TDD), continuous integration, pair programming and refactoring. His technical skills include Java, .NET and Ruby technologies.

Lohith G N

Lohith G N

Lohith GN is a Microsoft MVP in the area of ASP.NET/IIS. Microsoft has awarded MVP status to Lohith from last 4 years in a row. He is a Production Engineer by Education and Software Engineer by Profession. He has over 14 years of experience in the industry. He is well versed with Web & Windows application development. He is an active member of Bangalore DotNet User Group or BDotNet as it is popularly known as. BDotNet is one of the most active User Groups in India. He is one of the leads for BDotNet and is a regular speaker.

Madhan Ponnusamy

Madhan Ponnusamy

Madhan is a senior .net developer in Sapient Consulting who has worked with various investment banks. He is primarily into the B2B solution space. He is a technology enthusiast who loves to experiment and doesn't revel in working in the same technology for long. Though he has designed and developed many data processing solutions using .net (WPF, WCF, SSIS, SSRS), he has also gotten his hands dirty with Java, Groovy scripts and a little bit of Spring Batch. After all, experimenting is the key to good taste, isn't it? If you don't see Madhan developing something, you can spot him watching a good sci-fi movie because he believes a good thought-provoking movie will give him new ideas.

Mahadev Vagvala

Mahadev Vagvala

Mahadev is a Senior Software Development Engineer in the Transportation Technology team and has worked multiple key architectural and algorithm initiatives in Transit Time systems and Network Intelligence which enabled us to improve accuracy of our learning systems, and to completely automate prediction run process and generate change recommendations to network configuration. Prior to Amazon, Mahadev has worked in SAP labs for 5 years, where he worked on a Social Search and Analytics platform focused on building social graphs for application in ad and product recommendation systems.

Mani Doraisamy

Mani Doraisamy

Mani Doraisamy is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Cloud Platform. Mani is a hands-on technology architect and has been building middlewares ranging from rule engines to machine learning products for 15 years. He's the founder of Guesswork - a vertical machine learning service that focuses on mining customer information. He also co-founded OrangeScape and created two cloud products: Visual PaaS and Kissflow (the top workflow app on Google Apps Marketplace). Before that, Mani was the Technical Lead of Selectica Foundation Services, the technology platform for Selectica's eInsurance product - which was acquired by Accenture.

Manish Sharma

Manish Sharma

Manish has over 12 years of experience in the industry and is currently working on Azure and IOT. Before joining Microsoft he developed .NET based Geo-Spatial/Non-Spatial web products and worked in Telecom, eCommerce and Commodity trading domains. He has also developed an Artificial Intelligence based pricing engine for Telcos.

Mayur Tendulkar

Mayur Tendulkar

Mayur Tendulkar was awarded as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional on Windows Phone Development and currently works as Developer Evangelist with Xamarin. Before this, he was working as a Local Type Inference (for outsiders: Consultant) at Zevenseas, Pune (India). As a Local Type Inference, he has worked on various technologies like .NET, ASP.NET, Windows Mobile/Phone, SharePoint, HTML5, JQuery and currently Windows Phone/8. He has been an active volunteer/member of Pune and Mumbai User Groups. He was a Microsoft Student Partner and Lead from 2008-2010. He has delivered numerous sessions at various colleges and corporate trainings at vario us organizations. He has been a speaker at Microsoft Community Days, TechDays, Virtual TechDays, DevCons, and many others. He loves listening to 80s/90s Angrezi and Bollywood songs. He always say that, "My first crush is .NET, first love is Windows Mobile. But I'm married to Windows Phone and having an affair with SharePoint".

Mohammad Saboor

Mohammad Saboor

Mohammad works as a lead Software designer and developer in Sapient Global Markets, and has specialized in developing trading platforms for Fixed Income Trading. He has developed services requiring real-time processing over streaming data. His area of expertise is in trading desk automation. He has been the designer and architect behind smart order routing, Algorithmic trading and Real-time Hedge Strategy neutralization. His area of interests are High Frequency Trading, Algorithmic Trading, FIX Trading, Forex trading and Complex event processing. He has also co-authored a white paper on "Designing and Developing Complex Event Processing Applications" and showcased the "Real-time decisioning using ESPER CEP" at TechGig.

Mrinal Chatterjee

Mrinal Chatterjee

Mrinal is a product and technology enthusiast with over 23 years of industry experience. He has delivered world class platforms in enterprise and consumer solutions by working with fortune 100 companies and startups. Prior to Amazon, Mrinal was co-founder and CTO of ShopClues.com where he developed India's first Managed Marketplace Platform enabling over 100 thousand merchants to sell online. Prior to ShopClues, Mrinal has worked for 16 years in Silicon Valley startups like Contenix.com, rownine.com (acquired by Beyondtherack.com), Tablus Inc. (acquired by RSA/EMC) and established companies like Epihpany and Oracle. Mrinal graduated from IIT Bombay and lives in Bangalore with his wife and dog Sparky (Miniature Schanuzer).

Namitha Sudhakaran

Namitha Sudhakaran

Namitha has 15 years of industry experience in various domains like telecom, health care, cloud etc. Currently she works as a cloud platform architect in the Advanced Technologies Group of Wipro. Namitha has recently been dabbling with Big Data and Machine Learning and has presented a paper on Big Data using Spark. Her technology interests include Java, Spring, Scala, Cloud Platforms and Big Data.

Narayanan K Ramakrishnan

Narayanan K Ramakrishnan

Narayanan is a Senior Technical Strategist within the Systems Integration Practice at SapientNitro. Over the last ten years of his professional journey, he wore several hats, as a developer, business analyst, technology strategist, and as a trainer and mentor. His experience spans work in Web, DW, Content and Enterprise technologies. Presently, he is leading LOB application development in Microsoft.net platform, advanced data visualization strategy / discovery for an insurance client and technology training initiatives within the practice.

Naresha K

Naresha K

Naresha works as a Technologist with Channel Bridge Software Labs. He has been developing enterprise software for more than 8 years. He is passionate about learning new technologies and applying them to solve business problems. Currently he is leading the engineering of mobility solutions for retail enterprises at Channel Bridge. His recent works have been extensively on Groovy. Naresha is the founder organiser of Bangalore Groovy Grails Meetup. He has been a speaker at several conferences including Selenium Conf, Functional Conf and Grails Conf India. Follow him on twitter at @naresha_k

Nazeef Mallick

Nazeef Mallick

Nazeef is an Escalation Engineer with Developer Support Internet team in Microsoft and he is supporting ASP.NET for more than 8 years. He is an expert on Windows internals and TCP protocol analysis and solves technically challenging and business critical issues for Microsoft customers and partners. He has delivered workshops and trainings on Windows Debugging and ASP.NET MVC to Microsoft Premier Customers.

Nigel Wright

Nigel Wright

Nigel is based in Auckland, New Zealand and works within the HP Helion Cloud team as an expert technologist. Nigel comes to the Helion team with a background in IT Operations, Infrastructure, and software development. Nigel's 14 years in the IT industry have cemented the importance of simple, effective consumption models for users and the 'operational realities' of any new technology. Nigel has a strong interest in data analytics, agile methodologies, automation and DevOps culture.

Nish Anil

Nish Anil

Nish is a C# fanatic and has been writing softwares for web & windows platforms for almost a decade now. He is Xamarin's first Developer Evangelist for India and a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#. He works out of Bangalore and is passionate about spreading C# & Xamarin love by helping developers build 100% native mobile applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone & Windows Store Apps.

Nishant Kulkarni

Nishant Kulkarni

Nishant D Kulkarni is a Sr. Cloud Solution Architect (Bluemix). He is part of System Integrators Lab (SIL) focusing on Cloud Platform Services. Nishant is a Open Group Certified Master Certified IT Specialist. Nishant worked on multiple technologies within IBM, starting with Integration, BPM, SOA, Mobile and Cloud. He hold a Masters degree in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication. Nishant's areas of expertise include J2EE, Mobile, BPM, SOA, Integration & Cloud. He has presented in many IBM conferences on SOA, Integration, BPM, J2EE, Mobility, Security, Best Practices etc. Nishant worked extensively with IBM Customers on large solutions in Mobile, SOA, BPM and Cloud. Nishant is identified as subject matter expert (SME) on Blumix platform and working closely with WW Global System Integrators.

Niyam Bhushan

Niyam Bhushan

Niyam is one of India's leading design professional with over 32 years of both national and international experience. Niyam is currently conducting workshops in partnership with NASSCOM, in User-Interface Design and UX. As a consultant, he has trained highly-skilled teams of developers, and quality-assurance teams, in the field of digital graphic design and production at Apple, Adobe, Xerox. As an approved vendor to Google, Niyam consulted Google on the design and technical specifications for Indian font design, and in the process solved various challenges that confront Indic font design and computing. He conducted several design and production workshops for design professionals at Living Media for their international projects; at the world's largest publishing house: Dorling Kindersley, at Thompson Press; as well as leading ad agencies and publishing houses across India.

He has worked on user-interface projects for clients as diverse as European Union (EU), various United Nations agencies, social development agencies, a few Fortune 100 companies; and more. He frequently advises the Government of India on guidelines and recommendations for user-interface design, and also frequently consults with C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) on various other areas of his specialization as well. Niyam was the Contributing Editor to LinuxForYou magazine for 8 years, Contributing Editor to HindustanTimes Tech4U on technology; Former Editor of PCWorld India, and Former Editor and CEO of Chip Magazine India. As a trainer, he has taught over 10,000 people since 1996 in his various fields of expertise.

Palanidaran Chidambaram

Palanidaran Chidambaram

Palani leads the Kindle Authoring tools and Kindle's File Format Teams at Amazon. He has been with Amazon for 8 years and has worked on various Kindle applications and devices (Kindle Periodicals, Kindle Personal documents, Kindle file formats, tools for authors). He enjoys building software, which provide great value to customers, impacting millions of Kindle users. He is passionate about influencing the younger generation through digital content and believes that plays a big part in education in India. He is an avid reader, gamer, board game geek and trekker in his free time. He holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from CEG, Anna University.

Parag Paithankar

Parag Paithankar

Parag Paithankar has close to 16 years of IT experience spanning across the software ecosystem from product development to partner management. In his current role at Intel® Parag is working with ISV partners across APJ & driving Intel® RealSense™ evangelism. Before joining Intel, he was working with Microsoft® for close to 7 years in various roles, technical & non-technical. Being a developer since the early days of ZX Spectrum, Parag was introduced to ZX Basic, assembly and C since the age of 16. He has been a Systems Programmer for a very significant time of his IT career and is still very passionate about writing system utilities to improve user productivity.

Pavan Podila

Pavan Podila

Pavan is the Director of Technology at Sapient Global Markets, where he focuses exclusively on Financial apps for the Desktop, Web and Mobile platforms. He has been specializing in Front-end Applications for over 12 years and has worked with a variety of UI technologies and tools on Windows, Mac and Linux. Pavan is also the creator of QuickLens, a Mac App for UI Designers and Developers. He authored WPF Control Development Unleashed and was a Microsoft MVP (2008 - 2011). He is also a contributing author for TutsPlus where he writes articles and creates video courses on Web Development.

Pinal Dave

Pinal Dave

Pinal has been a part of the industry for more than eleven years. During his career, he has worked both in India and the US, mostly working with SQL Server Technology right from version 6.5 to its latest form. Pinal has worked on many performance tuning and optimization projects for high transactional systems. Additionally, he holds many Microsoft certificates. He has been a regular speaker at many international events like TechEd, SQL PASS, MSDN, TechNet and countless user groups.Pinal writes frequently writes on his blog http://blog.sqlauthority.com on various subjects regarding SQL Server technology and Business Intelligence. His passion for the community drives him to share his training and knowledge.

Prabhakar Mishra

Prabhakar Mishra

A Product Manager at ComponentOne, Prabhakar Mishra is leading the component development on the web stack. An enthusiastic promoter of developer components, he has been involved with most of the Microsoft's developer technologies for fair part of his 11 year old career. In the past he has been involved in writing software for front and mid office applications for finance and energy industry.

Pracheta Budhwar

Pracheta Budhwar

Pracheta has been in the IT industry for more than 11 years. Currently, she works as a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft India. She leads the IT professional evangelism charter for the subsidiary. With a rich background of giving technology and architecture guidance to enterprise customers, Pracheta has worked on Windows Server family starting with NT, Exchange Server, System Center, Lync Server to latest developments like Virtualization, Private Cloud & Microsoft Azure. In her brilliant career she has held a number of roles like infrastructure management, pre-sales & consulting. She is a regular speaker at Microsoft events and other industry tech summits.

Prajod Vettiyattil

Prajod Vettiyattil

Prajod is a technical architect working in Wipro's Open source group. His responsibility includes building solutions using Big Data tools like Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, MongoDB and Cassandra. Current projects include Video analytics and Network Behaviour Anomaly Detection, using Big Data tools. Prajod has presented on technology topics, at multiple open source conferences. He also has experience with multiple open source products like Hadoop, Pig, Spark, Storm, Kafka, ActiveMQ, Mule ESB, Camel, WSO2. Prajod has designed and implemented architectures for multiple enterprise clients in India and abroad. His other interests include reading, photography, listening to soft music and travelling.

Pranab Mazumdar

Pranab Mazumdar

Pranab is an Escalation Engineer and is aligned with the SQL group for past 10 years. He has a vast experience primarily in SQL Server Engine and Performance areas. He has created or contributed to training courses and KB articles / Whitepapers for the Microsoft Knowledge base. He works very closely with the SQL Server Product Team to fix bugs within the SQL Server Product thereby making SQL a better and Preferred RDBMS. He holds a number of Microsoft certifications like MCAD, MCSD,MCDBA,MSCE, MCTS , MCITP and MCT since 2005. Pranab has been a speaker in TechEd, SQL Saturday , SQL Talks, and other Community UG Events.

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel is the CTO of Atlanta based TripLingo(http://www.triplingo.com/). He wrote the first book on 'enterprise Java' in 1996, "Java Database Programming with JDBC." He has also spoken at various conferences and participates in several local tech groups and startup groups. He's in the startup world now and hacks iOS, Android, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Rails, and .... well everything except Perl.Pratik's specialty is in large-scale applications for mission-critical and mobile applications use. He has designed and built applications in the retail, health care, financial services, and telecoms sectors. Pratik holds a master's in Biomedical Engineering from UNC, has worked in places such as New York, London, and Hong Kong, and currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

Praveen Bohra

Praveen Bohra

Praveen Bohra is an industry-renowned Technologist with 18+ years of IT experience across business and technology domains. Over the years, he has worked in both product development and consultancy engagements. Praveen is Expert-Platform (Interactive Applications) at SapientNitro, leading the Mobility Group in India. In his current role, Praveen focuses on interactive applications for mobile and digital display channels.

Praveen Srivatsa

Praveen Srivatsa

Praveen Srivatsa is a veteran in the software industry who has been in the software engineering field since 1994. He has worked with enterprises like CITIL (now Oracle Financials), ADITI Technologies and Orbit-e Consulting. He started off on his own in 2004 and offered training and consulting on Microsoft technologies. Praveen is recognized by Microsoft as a Regional Director (one of about 140 worldwide, who are external experts whose opinions are valued by Microsoft) since 1999. He was also recognized as a Most Valued Professional (in recognition of his contributions to the community) between 2006 and 2012. He is on the iNETA speaker bureau and has delivered technology sessions at various events worldwide including at Microsoft events like TechEd, DevDays, Virtual TechDays and product launch events. His sessions are highly rated and well attended. His session at TechED, Atlanta on moving a 100TB application from Oracle to SQL is on Channel9. Praveen also plays the role of a consulting CTO and Chief Architect for a few software companies.

Raghavendra Ural

Raghavendra Ural

Raghavendra is an evangelist and a speaker. In the past, he gave talks on IOT, Windows 8 Sensors, HTML5, Intel XDK and Intel Perceptual computing. His IT journey started 14 years back. During this journey he worked on various web and enterprise technologies. Currently he is responsible for evangelizing various Windows 8 topics, HTML5 and other Intel tools and SDK. Raghavendra enjoys meeting people, sharing knowledge, understanding technical challenges and providing solutions. He is currently working as Technology Evangelist for Developer Relationships Division @ Intel. You can reach him on twitter: @raguralLinkedIn: in.linkedin.com/in/ragural/

Rahul Gangwar

Rahul Gangwar

Rahul works as Sr. Technical Consultant in Microsoft India. He has around 11 Years of industry experience with 9 Years in Microsoft. Rahul's focus is on Web Development, Cloud Computing and Identity & Access. In the current role Rahul works with more than 800 Microsoft Partners across World and leading a Global Council for Cloud & Security within Microsoft.

Rajagopal

Rajagopal A

Rajagopal A works as an technology innovator for Intel. He is passionate about enriching lives of every person on the planet with digital innovations from Intel. He enables the community and partner ecosystem to develop breakthroughs with amazing new Intel® RealSense technology. He currently works at Intel with 13 years of software experience after his Masters from IISc with a B.Tech for IIT Madras.

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

Ranganathan has nearly ten years of experience of developing awesome products and loves to work on full stack - from front end, to backend and scale. He works for ThoughtWorks as Senior Consultant. He has two startups before joining ThoughtWorks. He runs the one of the top technology meetups in Hyderabad - Hyderabad Scalability Meetup. He is very interested in exploring Big data technologies (like Hadoop, Cassandra, Apache Spark, MongoDB, Redis, Apache Kafka, zoo keeper, pig, hive, etc), solve the data scale needs with these technologies, and presents his learnings in meetups. When away from keyboard, he loves exploring, meeting people, and learning new skills.

Regunath Balasubramaniam

Regunath Balasubramaniam

Regunath works at Flipkart where he is Principal Architect for Commerce and Supply Chain platforms. He also leads Flipkart's open source initiatives and is committer on a number of projects. Prior to Flipkart, he architected and built Aadhaar - the world's largest biometric identity platform. His area of primary interest is large scale distributed systems. More about him: https://github.com/regunathb/. Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RegunathB

Reza Rahman

Reza Rahman

Reza is a recovering independent consultant and now Java EE evangelist at Oracle. He is the author of the popular book EJB 3 in Action. Reza is a frequent speaker at developer gatherings worldwide including JavaOne and NFJS. He is an avid contributor to community sites like JavaLobby and TSS. Reza has been a member of the Java EE, EJB and JMS expert groups. He implemented the EJB container for the Resin open source Java EE application server. All views voiced are squarely mine alone, not Oracle's.

Robinjith Kalpaka

Robinjith Kalpaka

Robinjith Kalpaka is an Engineering Manager at "HP Software - Big Data", Bangalore. His experience ranges across multiple technologies and domains - low-level programming, embedded systems, application development, mobile technologies, enterprise software, content backup, web content management systems, Cloud. Currently he heads the WCM (TeamSite, LiveSite, OpenDeploy) R&D team in Bangalore.

Sajan John

Sajan John

Sajan is an Experience Technologist by profession. Having done his masters in Computer Applications from Bangalore University, he has spent his last 12 years developin- having completed numerous implementations of Responsive Design and complex JavaScript applications. With interests in hardware and expertise in JavaScript - his focus is to push the limits of technology by amalgamating the two. He has tools like JS Tech Radar, JS Search engine and leap motion controlled car (to name a few) to his credit. An avid Apple fan and a voracious reader of everything technology, he is also an active contributor to the world of Open Source and can be found on twitter as @sajanjohn.

Sanjay Manwani

Sanjay Manwani

Sanjay Manwani is a 20+ year veteran in computer technology. He has been managing and working closely with Database technologies for the past 10 years. He has been a speaker at multiple events. He currently manages the MySQL India team, which is involved in all aspects of MySQL development.

Santanu Sinha

Santanu Sinha

Santanu is an architect at flipkart in the commerce platform currently working on discovery systems like search and recommendations. His interests lie in real-time analytics, data driven workflow engines and large scale distributed systems. He is the architect and lead dev on Foxtrot, which is now used by multiple teams inside and out of flipkart. He is a strong proponent of open source software and believes in collectively solving problems to serve the greater good.

Sarath Gollapalli

Sarath Gollapalli

Sarath Gollapalli is a Technology Architect working with Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd. with about 12 years of experience in IT, Product development in Java / J2EE technology space. His experience ranges from designing & developing Java applications to building Enterprise systems. He is currently working extensively in building Enterprise reporting and data analytics systems in financial services space. He is also focused on Big Data Analytics both from a volume, processing time perspective and exploring business opportunities and insights in the data from data science perspective. Certified in "Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop CDH4 (CCD-410)" and "Data Science Associate (EMCDSA) Certification", he is hands on with statistical programming languages like R and Big Data Technologies like Greenplum, Hadoop and related.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish a freelance software developer living in India. He has been programming since 1997 and teaching since 1993. Sathyaish has authored courses for WintellectNOW and is currently working on his first Pluralsight course. His area expertise is the .NET framework. Specific interests include the C# language, dynamic code generation, code DOM's, Roslyn, Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL), Reflection, Reflection.Emit, dependency injection, LINQ, and the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR). He is more interested in the middle-tier than in user interfaces. You can follow him on twitter @sathyaish.

Sathyamoorthy Sridhar

Sathyamoorthy
Sridhar

Sridhar has spent fifteen years developing, integrating and managing webservices. Sridhar came to DreamFactory from webMethods where he managed the embedded webservices management team. Prior to this, Sridhar worked at Infravio where he led and managed the Sprint webservices integrations team in both India and the US. Sridhar has a BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. In his free time, Sridhar likes to tinker with his computer or stay immersed in a good book.

Saurabh Kirtani

Saurabh Kirtani

Saurabh Kirtani is a Technical Evangelist in the Developer Experience and Evangelism team at Microsoft India. He works on Microsoft technologies like the .NET Framework, C# language, Microsoft Azure, IoT solutions (using Galileo) and Windows app development. He has worked on client-side web development using JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, HTML and CSS3. Apart from technology, he likes to follow cricket and lawn tennis, watch comedy/suspense TV shows, and spend time on Quora.

Sebastien Blanc

Sébastien Blanc

Sébastien Blanc is JEE engineer with 10 years of experience. He works at Red Hat and focus on Open Source libraries for Mobile in the Enterprise. He believes that Mobile Web/Hybrid Apps are the future and tries to evangelize this through different conferences (Devoxx, JUDCon, JavaOne, SpringOne).

Senthil Kumar B

Senthil Kumar B

Senthil works as a Technical Lead at Trivium eSolutions Pvt. Ltd. A .NET developer, speaker, mentor and a geek, Senthil is also Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He regularly speaks at various conferences, User Group meetings, Road Shows, and at User Group meetings in Bangalore and Chennai. Senthil is currently focussing on Microsoft technologies that include ASP.NET MVC, Winforms, Microsoft Azure Cloud platform and Windows Phone or Windows Store App Development. You can read his blog at http://www.MobileOSGeek.com and reach him via twitter @isenthil

Shalin Shekhar Mangar

Shalin Shekhar Mangar

Shalin is an Apache Lucene/Solr committer since 2008 as well as a member of the Lucene/Solr project management committee. He worked at AOL for five years on vertical search, content mangement systems, social/community platforms and anti-spam systems as well as AOL WebMail's Inbox Search system which uses a highly customized version of Apache Solr to service tens of millions of users and more than a billion index/search operations a day. He currently works at LucidWorks Inc. on Apache Solr and LucidWorks Search mostly on the SolrCloud side of things and is charged with pushing SolrCloud to it's limits.

Sharad Agarwal

Sharad Agarwal

Sharad is a Apache Hadoop committer, PMC member and is active in hadoop community for over 7 years. He was part of the founding team of Hadoop2 and has authored most of the YARN runtime. Sharad is the founding member, committer and PMC of Apache Lens project. He is also Apache Avro committer and worked on Avro during its early days.

Currently he drives the Data Platform architecture at Flipkart. Prior to that he worked at InMobi and Yahoo in Hadoop development team. He holds Bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Delhi.

Shwetha Doss

Shwetha Doss

Shwetha Doss is a Sr. Application Engineer at the Software and Service group at Intel Corporation working on enabling application on the next generation Intel(R) core processors and Intel® RealSense technology. Previously at Intel, Shwetha was a technical consultant on the Intel Performance team, where she worked on optimizing the ISV application for Intel architecture. Shwetha holds a master's degree from the Portland State university.

Sivaramakrishnan Narayanan

Sivaramakrishnan Narayanan

Dr. Sivaramakrishnan (Siva) Narayanan works on Hadoop, Hive and Presto internals at Qubole with special emphasis on making them behave well in the cloud. Previously, he worked at Greenplum Inc (now, part of Pivotal Inc) where he made significant contributions to the Greenplum Parallel Database, especially in the areas of query optimization and workload management. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University. Siva has several patents and has published many papers in academic conferences in the area of large-scale scientific data management. He also dislikes 100 word minimum requirements on Speaker Bios and referring to himself in the third person.

Souvik Basu

Souvik Basu

Souvik is a full stack developer with about 12 years of experience in the industry. He worked for a long time on WPF and Silverlight based projects. For the past few years Souvik has been spending a major time on HTML5 and UI development. He is passionate about front end technologies. Souvik has worked with companies like ThoughtWorks, Avaya and Symantec in past and currently leading a technical team in ecoInsight. He has spoken on Silverlight and HTML5 technologies in GIDS before. When he is not coding he is outdoors chasing wildlife with his DSLR in the National Parks of Southern India.

Praveen Bohra

Srikanth Sundarrajan

Srikanth works at Inmobi Technology Services, helping architect and build their next generation data management solution. He is the brain behind Apache Falcon and has shepherded the project from ideation to a top level project at ASP and currently VP of the Apache Falcon project. He has been actively involved in various projects under the Apache Hadoop umbrella including HDFS, MR, Oozie. He has been working with distributed processing systems for over a decade and Hadoop in particular over the last 7 years.

Srinivasa Acharya

Srinivasa Acharya

Srinivasa is an Engineering Manager with Hewlett-Packard working on OpenStack based products for last 4 years. Srinivas has a rich set of experience in Systems Management, Virtualization and Cloud domain. Srinivas is an ardent OpenStack enthusiast and works on evangelizing OpenStack within HP and India. He has been awarded HP Helion Most Valuable Professional ( MVP ) for his contributions in evangelizing OpenStack. He is a regular speaker and participant in OpenStack India User Group meetups, speaks at various technical institutes to motivate students to take up OpenStack based Projects, contribute to the OpenStack upstream . His main interest lies in OpenStack Ironic, the Baremetal provisioning Engine and Heat, the Orchestration project.

Srinivasan Sengamedu

Srinivasan Sengamedu

Srinivasan works with the Machine Learning Team at Amazon. He is working on applications of machine learning to a diverse set of problems. In the past, he has used machine learning to solve problems in web advertising, analysis and ranking of web content including multimedia, analysis of user generated content like comments, etc. He has published and patented in these areas. Prior to Amazon, he has worked with Komli Media and with Yahoo Labs. He holds a PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Sudarshan Iyengar

Sudarshan Iyengar

With over 18 years of software industry experience, Sudarshan has worn various hats over the years including Pre-sales, consulting, Technical services and Software Development. His areas of expertise and interest include Information Management, Big Data, Cloud and emerging technologies. He is an accomplished trainer having conducted many internal and external trainings. As an engineering manager at HP Software Big Data R&D center in Bangalore, he currently leads a team of engineers building and maintaining innovative products in the Information Management and Big Data domain.

Sudhir Kakkar

Sudhir Kakkar

Sudhir is a Senior Technology Architect at Accenture working in the Advanced Technology and Architecture group. He has been involved in Architecting, designing and implementing complex software solutions for niche clients. As a Product Architect he has led the enhancement, customization, performance tuning, maintenance and support of software products for several large customers across the globe.


He has provided technical leadership on different aspects of software development and conducted several sessions on technology architecture, product development, code quality improvement, performance engineering and analytics. His experience spans across multiple industries like Freight and Logistics, Communications Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Insurance and Financial Services.

Sudhir Rawat

Sudhir Rawat

Sudhir Rawat is a Support Escalation Engineer. His areas of focus include Microsoft Business Intelligence suite and big data. He is passionate about the magic (Analytic and Mining) that can be done on data to enable businesses deliver great results. He is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified IT Professional and Microsoft Certified Trainer in Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence. He is an active member on forums like Tech-ed India, Reboot, SQLServerGeeks, Global India Developer Summit and various colleges and business units. He blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/biblog/and http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bigdatasupport/

Sukriti Sharma

Sukriti Sharma

Sukriti Sharma is a Technical Evangelist with the developer experience and evangelism team at Microsoft India. Before moving to Azure, she primarily worked on Microsoft technologies like C#/XAML, Windows 8 and Windows Phone app development. Recently her focus has been Azure Websites and Azure Mobile app development. Sukriti holds a degree in electronics and communications from the Manipal Institute Of Technology.

Sunkada Narendra Rao

Sunkada Narendra Rao

Narendra works as a Technology Solutions Specialist on Dev Tools with Microsoft India. He has been in the industry for close to 11 years. He has spent considerable amount of his time with various Application Life Cycle Management Tools in the IT Industry. Narendra has spent close to 2 years extensively working on Microsoft technologies including Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Online and Azure. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications and is passionate about helping customers successfully adopt Microsoft Tools for the Application Life Cycle Management.

Tushar Sharma

Tushar Sharma

Tushar is a technical expert at the Siemens Research and Technology Center in Bangalore, India. His work involves researching and providing consultation on software design, refactoring, design patterns, code and design quality, design smells, and change impact analysis. He runs internal training sessions on topics related to software design and refactoring.
Tushar's research into so's degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), Chennai, India, where he specialised in design patterns and refactoring. He was the Local Publicity Chair for the IEEE Software Experts Summit 2014, held in Bangalore. He has co-authored two books: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 7 Programmer Exams 1Z0-804 and 1Z0-805, published by Apress in February 2013; and Refactoring for Software Design Smells, published by Morgan Kaufmann in November 2014.

Ujjwal Kumar

Ujjwal Kumar

Ujjwal Kumar is a Technical Evangelist in Microsoft's Developer Experience & Evangelism (DX) group. He focusses on cloud computing - Microsoft Azure, mobile games, apps and IoT based solution architecture, design and development. In the current role he works with business, startups, enterprises, partner organizations and assists them in adoption of latest platforms and technologies. He is also a founder of "India Gamers Community", co-founder of "IoT community", an avid technologist and a prominent speaker. Prior to current role, he worked as Partner Consultant and development platforms Worldwide Specialization Lead at Microsoft. He has around 13 years of industry experience and he has been with Microsoft for close to 9 years.
He has extensively worked on C++, C#, Microsoft Azure, Windows Internals, Robotics Studio, Game development, Image processing and IoT.

Vasant Manohar

Vasant Manohar

Vasant works on conversion technologies involving scans and PDFs. He has a Bachelors in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani and an MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of South Florida, Tampa. He specializes in computer vision, image processing, and pattern recognition. He has 6 pending patents with the USPTO and more than 25 technical publications in journals, international conferences, and workshops. Vasant believes in a culture of high-risk/high-payoff initiatives and engages with academia to steer such projects which when solved, can create a huge impact to Amazon's customers.

Vineet Reynolds

Vineet Reynolds

Vineet Reynolds Pereira is a senior software engineer at Red Hat, working on JBoss open-source projects with emphasis on improving developer productivity. In his current role, he works on JBoss Forge, JBoss Web Framework Kit and JBoss Developer Studio. He works on the scaffolding and Java EE code generation features for JBoss Forge, and on JavaScript and Cordova quickstarts in the JBoss Web Framework Kit. He is the current maintainer of TicketMonster, an example application for JBoss. He's worked in several fields including application prototyping and design, domain driven design, application security, application integration, integration testing to name a few.

VinodKumar

Vinod Kumar

Vinod Kumar, a veteran at GIDS, currently works at the MTC as Technical Architect. He has been helping customers take technology decisions for their high performance enterprise software. He is a regular speaker in all Microsoft conferences for the past 12+ years on databases, application tuning, and performance tuning topics. He has been an MVP in SQL Server for more than 3 years before joining MS. He is author of two books (one on SQL Server Interviews Questions and the second book on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn) and writes at various sites and on his blog. He also is part of local .NET and SQL Server communities in Bangalore.

Wriju Ghosh

Wriju Ghosh

Wriju Ghosh works in Microsoft India as Sr. Technical Consultant with 14+ years of industry experience. He works with developers help them design and develop cutting edge applications using Microsoft products. He mainly works on .NET, Microsoft Azure, Windows Phone, Windows Store Apps. Wriju's Blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wriju and he is a Channel9 podcaster at http://channel9.msdn.com/niners/wriju. In past Wriju has presented on many forums like Great Indian Developer Summit, Tech Ed India, TechDays, Virtual Tech Days, MSDN Webcasts. Also travelled to Australia for delivering Cloud Strategy to Enterprise Customers few times.

YukteshChintamadaka

Yuktesh Chintamadaka

Yuktesh looks after the Strategy and Execution of the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program in India. IBM Global Entrepreneur Program (GEP) is for Technology Startups and offers Cloud Credits consisting of IBM SoftLayer and Bluemix in addition to offering cutting edge technology support, Joint go to market and connection to ecosystem of investors, incubators and entrepreneurial organisations.


He was previously responsible for handling Academic Initiatives in the Andhra/Telengana region. Yuktesh Influenced and mentored more than 10,000 students and faculty on IBM Cloud- IBM Bluemix platform

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