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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mala Gupta

Mala Gupta

Mala is passionate about making people employable by bridging the gap between their existing skills and the required skills. In her quest to fulfil this mission, Mala has made preliminary progress by authoring two books to help IT professionals and students earn industry recognized Oracle Java certifications: OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification (Manning Publications, April 2013) and OCP Java SE 7 Programmer II Certification (Manning Publications, April 2015). Mala has over a decade and a half of experience working in IT, as a developer, architect, trainer and mentor.

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

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/

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Govind Kanshi

Govind Kanshi

Govind works out of Microsoft Technology center helping customers be successful. As part of his job he understands issues , challenges in creating new or emanating from existing platform. He ensures that he provides pragmatic solution and considers himself blessed to be trusted by his customers for such long time. He works on cloud and data platform based solutions.

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Remko de Knikker

Remko has over 10 years of programming experience and is now a developer evangelist for Haven, HP's Big Data and Analytics platform. He published several scientific papers about Semantic Web Services and worked at Microsoft, GTNexus, Reed-Elsevier, Yale Center for Medical Informatics and Atos.

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.

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.

Rajeev Pandey

Rajeev Pandey

HP provides the 'New Style of IT' to developers too! Whether it's the Cloud, Big Data or the Internet of Things, HP has great tools, platforms and solutions for today's developers. Let's explore how the recently announced HP Helion Development Platform allows enterprise developers to rapidly develop, deploy, and scale cloud-native applications through Cloud Foundry, Trove and OpenStack. We'll look at Haven OnDemand, a Big Data platform for enterprise developers that lets you store, manage, and analyze your data using core engines like Vertica OnDemand and IDOL OnDemand. We'll also explore how HP is using Link technology to help developers deliver rich digital experiences that make the space between physical and digital worlds get a lot smaller.

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).

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

Vineet Reynolds

Vineet Reynolds

Vineet Reynolds is a senior software engineer at Red Hat, working on JBoss open-source projects with emphasis on improving developer productvity. He's a contributor to the JBoss Forge and Arquillian projects, specifically the WebLogic Server container adapter for Arquillian and the scaffolding and Java EE code generation features for JBoss Forge.

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).

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

Srihari Srinivasan

Srihari Srinivasan

Srihari is Head of Technology - India at ThoughtWorks. Having been a developer and architect at ThoughtWorks for many years, Srihari had the opportunity to work on several enterprise applications with focus on building large scale systems based on service oriented architectures and domain specific languages. Currently, he is a Head of Technology with a particular passion for distributed systems and databases.

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.

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mala Gupta

Mala Gupta

Mala is passionate about making people employable by bridging the gap between their existing skills and the required skills. In her quest to fulfil this mission, Mala has made preliminary progress by authoring two books to help IT professionals and students earn industry recognized Oracle Java certifications: OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification (Manning Publications, April 2013) and OCP Java SE 7 Programmer II Certification (Manning Publications, April 2015). Mala has over a decade and a half of experience working in IT, as a developer, architect, trainer and mentor.

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.

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

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/

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Govind Kanshi

Govind Kanshi

Govind works out of Microsoft Technology center helping customers be successful. As part of his job he understands issues , challenges in creating new or emanating from existing platform. He ensures that he provides pragmatic solution and considers himself blessed to be trusted by his customers for such long time. He works on cloud and data platform based solutions.

Srinivasan Sengamedu

Remko de Knikker

Remko has over 10 years of programming experience and is now a developer evangelist for Haven, HP's Big Data and Analytics platform. He published several scientific papers about Semantic Web Services and worked at Microsoft, GTNexus, Reed-Elsevier, Yale Center for Medical Informatics and Atos.

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.

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.

Rajeev Pandey

Rajeev Pandey

HP provides the 'New Style of IT' to developers too! Whether it's the Cloud, Big Data or the Internet of Things, HP has great tools, platforms and solutions for today's developers. Let's explore how the recently announced HP Helion Development Platform allows enterprise developers to rapidly develop, deploy, and scale cloud-native applications through Cloud Foundry, Trove and OpenStack. We'll look at Haven OnDemand, a Big Data platform for enterprise developers that lets you store, manage, and analyze your data using core engines like Vertica OnDemand and IDOL OnDemand. We'll also explore how HP is using Link technology to help developers deliver rich digital experiences that make the space between physical and digital worlds get a lot smaller.

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).

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.

Vineet Reynolds

Vineet Reynolds

Vineet Reynolds is a senior software engineer at Red Hat, working on JBoss open-source projects with emphasis on improving developer productvity. He's a contributor to the JBoss Forge and Arquillian projects, specifically the WebLogic Server container adapter for Arquillian and the scaffolding and Java EE code generation features for JBoss Forge.

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).

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

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).

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

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.

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.

Srihari Srinivasan

Srihari Srinivasan

Srihari is Head of Technology - India at ThoughtWorks. Having been a developer and architect at ThoughtWorks for many years, Srihari had the opportunity to work on several enterprise applications with focus on building large scale systems based on service oriented architectures and domain specific languages. Currently, he is a Head of Technology with a particular passion for distributed systems and databases.

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.

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

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