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 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 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 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.