Stephen Chin is a Java Technology Ambassador at Oracle specializing in UI technologies and co-author of the Pro JavaFX Platform 2 title, which is the leading technical reference for JavaFX. He has been featured at Java conferences around the world including Devoxx, Codemash, OSCON, J-Fall, GeeCON, Jazoon, and JavaOne, where he twice received a Rock Star Award. In his evenings and weekends, Stephen is an open-source hacker, working on projects including ScalaFX, a DSL for JavaFX in the Scala language,Visage, a UI oriented JVM language, JFXtras, a JavaFX component and extension library, and Apropos, an Agile Project Portfolio scheduling tool written in JavaFX. Stephen can be followed on twitter @steveonjava and reached via his blog:http://steveonjava.com/
Josh Long is the Spring developer advocate, an editor on the Java queue for InfoQ.com, and the lead author on several books, including Apress, Spring Recipes, 2nd Edition. Josh has spoken at many different industry conferences internationally including TheServerSide Java Symposium, SpringOne, OSCON, JavaZone, Devoxx, Java2Days and many others. When he's not hacking on code for SpringSource, 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 scalability, BPM, grid processing, mobile computing and so-called "smart" systems. He blogs at joshlong.com and on Twitter.
Pinal Dave is a Developer Evangelist for Pluralsight. He has written over 2300 articles on the subject on his blog at a http://blog.sqlauthority.com. Along with 8+ years of hands on experience he holds a Masters of Science degree and a number of certifications, including MCTS, MCDBA and MCAD (.NET). He is co-author of three SQL Server books - SQL Server Programming, SQL Wait Stats and SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers. His past work experiences include Technology Evangelist at Microsoft and Sr. Consultant at SolidQ. Prior to joining Microsoft he was awarded Microsoft MVP award for three continuous years for his contribution in the community.
Miko Matsumura is VP of Marketing and Developer Relations at Hazelcast, a venture backed startup out of silicon valley that seeks to disrupt the database world through providing compact and easy to use in-memory software that re-imagines Enterprise Software Architecture to be fully distributed and elastic. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Platform Marketing & Developer Relations at Kii Corporation.
Miko's career spans over 15 years of entrepreneurial technology leadership, having built and led technology platform marketing and product organizations across a wide range of software organizations from startup to billion-dollar levels. Miko is based in silicon valley and has created shareholder value through buying and selling many companies. He is a Limited Partner with Focus Ventures, a VC firm with over a half billion dollars under management.
Previously, he was Chief Java Evangelist for the Java Platform at Sun Microsystems. He has worked extensively with software startup companies, raising more than $12 million in capital for silicon valley and overseas startups. He has worked extensively with investment bankers, venture capital firms and startups in an advisory capacity.
Matsumura holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a master's degree in neuroscience from Yale University. Matsumura was named at Cloud Expo 2009 West as one of the World's 30 Most Influential Virtualization Bloggers.
Simon Guest is a Distinguished Engineer at Neudesic, where he works with organizations to develop innovative solutions using mobile, cloud, and Web technologies.
Prior to joining Neudesic, and named as one of "Microsoft's Key Employee Losses of 2010" by eWeek, Simon was with the Redmond-based company for almost 10 years, as Senior Director of Technical Strategy, leading the Platform Architecture Team, and as Editor-in-Chief of the Microsoft Architecture Journal.
Before joining Microsoft, Simon held architect-level positions at many organizations, including Zoho Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup; Conchango, a UK based consultancy; and GEC in its semiconductor manufacturing division.
Simon was born in England, and holds a Masters Degree in IT Security from the University of Westminster, London, and a Higher National Certificate in Software Engineering from Plymouth College. Simon is a certified IT Architect (CITA-P), a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), and a regular speaker at conferences worldwide, including being awarded a place on Sun Microsystems' "Speaker Hall of Fame" on two occasions. In addition to speaking, Simon enjoys writing, is the author of numerous articles, patents, and books, and maintains an active blog at http://simonguest.com.
Jeff Prosise makes his living writing apps for Microsoft platforms and teaching others how to do the same. With expertise in HTML5, Windows, and Windows Phone, he travels the world enlightening audiences about tools and techniques for creating rich apps. A former engineer who discovered after college that there's more to life than computing loads on mounting brackets, today Jeff's passion is for mobile development and the Microsoft Web stack. He works closely with Microsoft product teams in Redmond, WA, to track the latest advances in these technologies. Jeff has written nine books and hundreds of magazine articles, in addition to prolifically blogging about his latest adventures, passions, and discoveries in programming.
In 2000, Jeff co-founded Wintellect to provide .NET consulting and education services to developers everywhere. He has taken his passion for software development to the masses by remaining actively involved with the developer community. He is a long-standing Microsoft MVP and one of the first 18 people worldwide to receive the Silverlight MVP designation. Jeff has presented at conferences and community events around the world, including Microsoft TechEd US and Europe, Microsoft PDC, DevWeek, Microsoft TechDays, and Microsoft DevDays.
In his off-time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. He is also known to go out of his way to get wet in some of the world's best dive spots and to spend way too much time building and flying R/C jets.
Vinod Kumar has worked with SQL Server extensively since joining the industry over a decade. Working on various versions from SQL Server 7.0, Oracle 7.3 and other database technologies - he now works with Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) as Technology Architect. With extensive database, BI and application background, he currently helps customers maximize on the investments on technologies to solve real world business and technology integration problems. He has worked on various roles and projects involving development, migration, deployment, networking, architecture, testing, packaging, R&D for services and product based companies.
Before joining Microsoft, he was Microsoft MVP SQL Server for more than 3 years. In his previous avatar inside Microsoft as Technology Evangelist (SQL Server), he was a well-known speaker at Technical conferences such as Microsoft TechEd, MSDN, TechNet, GIDS and a regular speaker at SQL Server User Groups.
Vinod has more than 14+ years in computers and database systems since earning his Engineering degree from College of Engineering, Guindy - Chennai. He has published numerous articles in SQL Server on multiple sites and currently writes most of his learning (technical and non-technical) over his site and blog at: http://blogs.ExtremeExperts.com. Feel free to follow on Twitter (@vinodk_sql). Vinod is also an author of two books: SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers for all Database Developers and Database Administrators & SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Joes 2 Pros®: A Tutorial for Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery using AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
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.
Anand is Chief Data Scientist at Gramener, a data visualisation & analytics company. Anand has advised and designed IT systems for organizations such as the Citigroup, Honda, ICICI, IBM, Oracle, RBS, SAP, Tesco, etc. Anand has an MBA from IIM Bangalore and a B.Tech from IIT Madras. He has worked at IBM, Lehman Brothers, The Boston Consulting Group and Infosys Consulting. He blogs at s-anand.net.
Uma Narayanan is a Principal Consultant with Neudesic having more than 12 years of experience in developing applications using Microsoft stack. Her major is SharePoint, however she is equally passionate on mobility. She participated as a proctor for the Windows 8 App Fest in Bangalore, that received recognition from Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of participants in such an event. She has published apps to the store and built LOB applications for business. She is a regular speaker on Windows 8 events hosted by Microsoft. She has been a part of app marathon events on both Windows Phone and Windows 8 App development. She also conducts sessions on the Hyderabad Techies forum.
Pushpendra Singh is a Principal Consultant at Neudesic, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner. He has been developing application on several .NET technologies including Windows Azure, Asp.NET MVC, WCF, Web Api, WPF, Silverlight, KnockoutJs, etc. for over 8 years. For the last couple of years he has been extensively involved in designing, developing and performance tuning of windows azure applications and has also been delivering talks on Azure Architecture, Design and Application Lifecycle Management in various Tech Days organized by Microsoft. Pushpendra is a technology enthusiast and likes to put the Azure platform's resilience to test in his free time.
Amit R S Bansal is a Technical Director at eDominer Systems & Peopleware India. He leads the SQL & BI practice at eDominer with a much focused team providing consulting, training, content development & SQL support services to more than 120+ SQL Server customers globally. A veteran in SQL Server & related technologies, he is one of the most sought after consultant, trainer, writer, speaker & evangelist on SQL Server. A seasoned speaker; he frequently speaks at major events and conferences including Microsoft TechEd North America & Microsoft TechEd Europe. His last two sessions at TechED North America 2012 & TechED Europe 2013 were top-rated. Over the last 10 years, he has worked on countless SQL Server projects, consulted, trained & mentored more than 6000 IT professionals on SQL Server, delivered more than 450 workshops for 120+ SQL Server enterprise customers. Amit is the first and the only Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server in India (outside Microsoft). He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awardee on SQL Server.
Amit is also the founder of www.SQLServerGeeks.com and has played an instrumental role in energizing the SQL community in India. You can know more about Amit on www.amitbansal.net.
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. 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. Praveen also plays the role of an acting CTO for a few software companies.
Sandeep Chanda is a Director of Solutions at Neudesic, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold Certified Partner. He has been working on several Microsoft Technologies (including but not limited to .NET, Azure, BizTalk, SharePoint and Dynamics CRM) for the past ten years, building large scale enterprise applications spanning multiple industries. He is a technology enthusiast and a speaker at various corporate events and public webinars. He has authored several articles on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 in DevX, and is the Author of the books Windows Identity Foundation Cookbook by PacktPub, and Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 Databases by Apress. Most recently he has been involved in evangelizing aspects of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and developer collaboration using Team Foundation Server 2012 and was the speaker on the subject at the Great Indian Developer Summit 2012. He is currently co-authoring a book on Dynamics CRM Marketing Automation with PacktPub. Sandeep holds an MS degree in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani and his areas of interest include Service Oriented Computing, Cross Platform Mobility, Pervasive Computing, Haptic Devices and Cloud Computing.
Brent Beer has been a passionate user of Git and GitHub for a number of years beginning in university and later moving out to San Francisco to work as a web developer. He now enjoys spending his time helping people learn to use Git and GitHub to their full potential as a member of the GitHub Training team.
Nish is a C# fanatic and has been writing softwares for web & windows platforms for almost a decade now. He is a Microsoft MVP in IE and had been advocating on client side MVC frameworks over a year. He is passionate about spreading C# & Xamarin love by helping developers build 100% native mobile applications for iOS, Android, Windows Phone & Windows Store Apps. Xamarin's mission is to make it fast, easy and fun to build great mobile apps. You can follow his adventures on twitter @nishanil.
Sachin Hejip is the Sr. Director of Engineering at Hyderabad responsible for the engineering of many of Progress's Cloud products and components part of the Pacific product platform. Previously, Sachin has been at Pramati where he was the Architect for the Pramati IDE as well as the Pramati Web Container that was part of their J2EE stack. When not involved in technology and computing, has a keen interest in biking.
Chaitra has vast experience working on different flavours of Microsoft technologies from 2002. She has been a Microsoft MVP in the ASP.NET area for the past seven years and a frequent speaker in several events covering Microsoft computing technologies. Chaitra is also an alumnus of Great Indian Developer Summit. A core member of the Bangalore .NET User Group, Chaitra's current focus is on Web and Windows Azure. Chaitra currently works as a Software Architect with Schneider Electric, Bangalore.
Luanne loves coding and got her start at the tender age of 7 with her Atari 800. She still has it in her basement in the hope that it will live again. Nowadays, she mostly uses Java, bakes when she can, and eats way too many chocolates. Luanne is passionate about Neo4j and has been playing, working with and advocating it for a couple of years. She can be followed on twitter at @luannem and at her blog thought-bytes.blogspot.in.
Regunath is a Solutions Architect and Open source committer. His areas of interest are Distributed Systems, Big Data, Text Mining and Data Stores. His experience as an Architect includes: Building the World's largest biometric identity platform in Aadhaar, Customer facing Mobile and Web platforms at India's leading e-Commerce company - Flipkart. Most of Regunath's work in recent years has been around OSS - using it to build large scale systems and in contributing projects back to the community. Some of his OSS work is downloaded and used worldwide: Phantom (https://github.com/flipkart/phantom),Trooper (https://github.com/regunathb/Trooper), Insight (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mindtreeinsight/). For his active projects on github, look up: https://github.com/regunathb.
Prabhjot is CEO of BSP Technologies India and Founder of Econsultancyfzc Dubai and India. Prabhjot specializes in corporate training and app development, having developed expertise lately both as a trainer and developer over Devices and Services Application Pattern.
Mani has been working with Amazon for the last 6 years in various areas of Kindle (Kindle Cloud Services, Kindle Content and Device Software). Currently he is driving innovation on New Kindle Paperwhite and Fire OS which powers Kindle Fire tablet devices. He has been instrumental in growing the Kindle Chennai Team in the last 5 years. Prior to Amazon, he worked with Microsoft for 7.5 years (on Microsoft Outlook, SQL Server).
Senthamil has been with Amazon for the last 8.5 years and has worked with various Teams. For the last 5 years he has been leading 'Whispersync' - Amazon's proprietary synchronization platform for Kindle. Prior to Amazon, Senthamil worked in semiconductor start-ups in the Bay Area.
Raja joined Amazon recently and works with the Transportation Team. Prior to joining Amazon, he worked with Siemens Communication for 1.5 years and Microsoft for 14 years. In his first 7 year stint at Microsoft, he worked on Windows OS components like 'Services for Unix' and 'Windows Management Instrumentation'. In his second stint of 7 years at Microsoft, he worked on Web Services related to Windows OS like 'Live Mesh', 'Windows Live Developer Framework' and 'Windows Store'. He holds a B.Tech Computer Science degree from IIT Kharagpur. His areas of interest include Analytics, High Scale Web Services and Web Services Architecture.
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.
Abhishek Gayakwad is a senior developer at ThoughtWorks with more than 9 years of experience in design and development of enterprise applications. For the past couple of years, he has worked primarily on Hadoop solutions - both at the core framework and applications level. He has broad knowledge in many ecosystem components like MapReduce, Oozie, Hive, Sqoop, Mahout. Of late, he has been working with clients who are migrating their existing solutions to the Hadoop ecosystem. He is a big data enthusiast and enjoys learning and solutioning with various distributed systems and machine learning.
Balmukund is currently working as Sr. Technical Advisor - SQL Server Support team (AlwaysOn Specialty) with Microsoft India GTSC. During his 8 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"
Amit Bahree is a published author, inventor, and a SME on the development and architecture of distributed and mission critical systems with over 17 years of experience. He also provides technical and thought leadership for continuous and distributed development and integrations crossing geographically disparate teams. Amit comes from a product development background, and has extensive experience across most of the Microsoft stack. He has also been involved with research on embedded and real-time systems with both commercial and academia research projects. In addition to publishing various Whitepapers, MSDN articles and Webcasts, Amit has also co-authored the book 'Pro WCF' (APress). He is also a public speaker and has presented at a number of events over the years.
Amit is currently a Senior Director with Avanade where as part of the CTIO Office he focuses on Enterprise Architecture, Innovation, and Mobility. You can find him usually on his blog (http://desigeek.com) or on twitter (@bahree). Amit has a Masters in Software Engineering from University of Oxford and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from University of Pune.
Pramod is a developer at ThoughtWorks mainly involved in design and development of Data driven applications. He actively participates in various academia and applied research activities and is currently a Visiting Faculty at the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Banglaore. He is a machine learning and distributed computing enthusiast who closely works with applications involving different kinds of structured and unstructured data processing problems. He is currently working on a data product being developed involving data transformation of different kind, enhancing search by employing various text processing/machine learning techniques and modelling a text processing platform to perform different operations on generic unstructured content. He in the past has published works in Data Mining and Machine Learning applying to various Computer Science problems including Network Intrusion Detection Systems, Information Retrieval and Language Processing.
Debarchan Sarkar (@debarchans) is a Senior Support Engineer on the Microsoft HDInsight team and a technical author of books on SQL Server BI and Big Data. His total tenure at Microsoft is 6 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 a speaker in several Microsoft internal and external community events. Apart from his passion for technology, he is interested in visiting new places, listening to music, meeting new people, and learning new things because he is a firm believer that "Known is a drop; the unknown is an ocean".
Deb joined amazon 2.5 years back in the Transportation Team. In the initial stage he worked with the Transportation Concession Team which aims in reducing transportation concession. Now he is working on Network Intelligence Team where they are trying to understand the transportation network. He completed his bachelors in computer science from Jadavpur University and then pursued Masters from IIT Bombay with specialization in Natural Language processing. His areas of interest include Web Services and Natural Language Processing.
Arindam worked on many different technologies in the area of Telecom and Datacom for over a decade and then moved to Big Data and Descriptive and Predictive Analytics. He specializes on all classes of NoSQL datastores, Big Data frameworks - Hadoop, SPARK and Machine Learning and Node.js. He uses Python for ML during his free time.
Rajan Punchouty is a Senior Specialist at Sapient Global Markets. He is a Java Architect with rich experience in the financial services industry and has deep expertise in building real time, low latency, high availability server applications. His current areas of interest include Object Oriented Java Script and its usage beyond browser. Previously, he has worked with several investment banks including Lehman Brothers, Nomura, Citi bank, UBS and other asset management companies.
Shivam Tripathi is a distinguished developer who is passionate about exploring Microsoft Technologies. He is presently associated with Sapient Global Markets working primarily on real time trading applications. He has hands-on experience on WPF, ASP.net with MVC, SignalR, Redis, and Windows applications. He has contributed to the design, development, migration and deployment of several government and nongovernment applications in previous ventures and has significant experience in areas like digital security and biometrics.
Nitin leads the Technology Capabilities team in India for Sapient Global Markets. He is responsible for driving technology innovation and thought-leadership, growing the technology community, and supporting sales, delivery and talent development efforts. In the last 13 years at Sapient, Nitin has architected, designed and implemented trading and risk management solutions for various financial and energy services firms across the world. Nitin has extensive experience with Java and Data Warehousing technologies and has been focusing on rationalizing Big Data technologies relevance in the financial and energy services space. His current areas of interest include Big Data Technologies, NLP, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
With over 14 years of software architecture design, integration and development experience in finance, insurance and retail domains, Manoj is adept in Microsoft technologies like .NET, Windows store applications, SharePoint etc; and is an expert in designing and developing both web and thick client applications. In his current assignment, Manoj is providing technical leadership and expertise to a globally distributed team for designing and developing a complex equity trading platform using WPF technology.
A technology evangelist with decades of experience, Ravi is forever looking to apply technology led solutions to previously unthought-of situations. In his current role at SapientNitro, Ravi leads the Experience Technology and Emerging Analytics and the Advanced Data Sciences domain in India.
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.
Sailesh has 15+ years of experience in the web experience development space. One of the early adopters of HTML5, he has been responsible for architecting several responsive and mobile web application. Sailesh is an integral part of the global interactive development standards steering organization at SapientNitro. In his current role as domain lead for Virtual Experience Technology in India he is involved in delivering new age multichannel experiences.
Govind works in MTC, Bangalore. He has experience in product development & consulting. Presently he helps customers adopt Azure and Data platform to address their business challenges. His areas of expertise include developing applications and finding/fixing bottlenecks. He believes in constant learning and sharing his knowledge with his peers. Data is what excites him and he has worked with customers across reqular and other data stores. He blogs occasionally at http://govindkanshi.wordpress.com.
Snehit is a Product Manager at ComponentOne - a division of GrapeCity. In his current role, he has been looking for innovations to help the developers look at desktop applications development using ComponentOne's WinForms controls in a different perspective. For close to a decade that he has spent in the software industry, Snehit has handled different roles from QA engineer to dabbling with virtualization solutions and automation testing.
In his free time, he likes to talk about .NET technologies in various college institutes, imparting what he has learned to undergraduates, so they can be better prepared for the industry they wish to join. He is both excited and nervous about his first presentation in GIDS.
Puneet is an Escalation Engineer with the Developer Support Internet team in Microsoft and has been supporting IIS and ASP.NET for more than nine years. He is SME on IIS, ASP.NET, COM, COM+, Web Services, WCF and App-Fabric. He is a debugging ninja and possesses strong troubleshooting skills for all Microsoft web based developer technologies. He is a developer with the team that built the Debug Diagnostic tool that developers and IIS administrators use to troubleshoot performance and crash issues in web applications. He has delivered sessions on Windows Azure Web sites in Windows Azure Conference recently
Nazeef is an Escalation Engineer with Developer Support Internet team in Microsoft and he is supporting ASP.NET for more than 8 years. He is an expert on Windows internals and TCP protocol analysis and solves technically challenging and business critical issues for Microsoft customers and partners. He has delivered workshops and trainings on Windows Debugging and ASP.NET MVC to Microsoft Premier Customers.
Raj is working as a Support Escalation Engineer with Microsoft IIS/ASP.NET team for over 6 years and supported ASP.NET, MVC, AJAX, ASP.NET Services, WCF, ASP, HTML 5.0, IIS and MS SQL Server technologies. He has in-depth knowledge of web development covering almost every aspect of Software Development life-cycle. He has strong troubleshooting acumen and delivers quality solutions to complex business problems. He had delivered trainings on ASP.NET MVC to Microsoft customers and is excited to step into the Azure space and is currently exploring Windows Azure Websites.
Sudhir has garnered around 10 years of experience in the IT industry after completing his Masters in Computer Application and MBA (IT). Before joining Microsoft, he worked on different technologies like Java, .net, Oracle, SQL Server and Business Intelligence. In his current role, Sudhir works as Technical Advisor in Microsoft's Big Data Support team. His areas of focus include Microsoft Business Intelligence suite and Big Data. He is passionate about the magic (Analytic and Mining) that can be done on data that can help business to deliver great results. His list of certifications include: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified IT Professional and Microsoft Certified Trainer in Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence. Sudhir is active on various forums such as Tech-ed India, Reboot, social community and various colleges and business units.
Parag has spent over 15 years in the high-tech industry as an accomplished product manager, business leader and product strategy professional. He has delivered successful products and built lasting strategic partnerships in telecommunication, wireless networking, web commerce, e-Commerce, and consumer electronics markets.
He is the head of Amazon AppStore for Android, India and does all the above and more, for Amazon AppStore for Android in India. AppStore provides a large global eCommerce platform with proven monetization benefits for Android developers, and lets users download a large global selection of apps on one of the most trusted marketplaces in the world. So, if you have an idea or a mobile Android app, he would love to work with you and help you to reach our 200MN active subscribers in almost 200 countries
Varun got involved into with Lucene through the Google Summer of Code 2011 program. He currently contributes to the Apache Lucene/Solr projects. He worked at a startup called Unbxd which provides search as a service for eCommerce. He was heavily involved in building their search engine. He currently works at LucidWorks Inc. on Apache Solr along with providing support for the smae to their clients.
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.
Girish (@girishdshirur) is a Senior Technical Staff Member(STSM) and an Master Inventor in IBM India Software Lab. He joined IBM US way back in 1997 to work on IBM's Speech Recognition Software, called ViaVoice. Since then he has held various senior technical lead roles in a number of WebSphere stack product development, including WebSphere enterprise middleware, security appliance and advanced telephony. In 2011, Girish relocated to IBM India Software Lab to kick-start the incubation division in called, Emerging Technology Institute. He successfully led the creation of many incubations in the area of Mobile, Cloud and Appliance products. Currently, he is the Architect for IBM's flagship Mobile platform, IBM Worklight and leads the India Mobile development team.
During his nineteen-years of software-development career, Girish has built large portfolio of IP. He has six patents issued in his name and number of others filed at patent office. He has presented in various forums Worldwide including IBM IMPACT, Business Agility Conference, Tech Forums, Annual MobileApps Conference, etc. and has contributed to many various external publications, including PCQuest, Forbes India, DeveloperWorks, blogs etc. He was also featured on a national television program as IBM's Mobility Expert.
Girish holds a Masters in Computer Science, and an MBA with specialization in IT, both from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, US.
Narendra Bhandari is the Director for Asia Pacific of the Intel Software and Services Group - Developer Relations Division at Intel. In this role he focuses on developing the software solutions market across Asia Pacific. Narendra drives engineering, marketing and business relationships with Software Organizations, Academia and software developers in the region across consumer and enterprise segments.
Narendra joined Intel in 1993 and has worked in the areas of systems software, CAD tools and 3D graphics. After returning to India from the United States in 1998, he was the general manager of the Internet Solutions Group, working with e-business solution providers. Narendra also awarded the highest honor for groups, the "Intel Achievement Award (IAA)" for delivering high-performance graphics software.
He has written technical papers in IEEE and ACM publications. Narendra earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Bangalore University in 1990, followed by a Master's degree from Arizona State University in Computer Science. He has also undertaken project and research work at Centre for Development of Telematics CDOT and at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chennai in the areas of supercomputing and telecom infrastructure.
Raghavendra is responsible for evangelizing various Internet of Things (IoT) aspects on Intel Galileo Development Platform. He is passionate about solving problems beyond technology boundaries. Hence he worked on multiple technologies during his 13+ years of industry experience. He is currently working as Technical Marketing Engineer (TME) for Developer Relationships Division @ Intel.
Shwetha Doss is a Sr. Application Engineer at the Software and Service group at Intel Corporation working on enabling application on Intel Ultrabooks and the next generation Intel core processors. 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.
Premchander Rao is a Linux and Multimedia Specialist having 11+ years of experience in development of Embedded S/w for Mobile and Multimedia System On Chip (SoC), at Intel. He have started working on Mobile Application development and ISV Enabling.
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.
Devaprasad is a master certified architect from the open group of enterprise architects and has spent 14 years at IBM. He started his career as a Java Virtual Machine developer developing algorithms and constructs of garbage collection, class loading and host programming interfaces for unix platforms. As an architect, he has worked with many customers world wide to deliver end to end service oriented solutions in the financial services, business transformation outsourcing and retail sectors. Devaprasad was one of the core member of Airtel Bharti Governance Advisory Council and led the architecture of federated SOA Governance. In his current role he leads software architectures and development of analytics components in WebSphere software. He is also responsible for how analytics on the cloud empowers various IBM Software products and solutions. Dev is a published author and has 9 patents.
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.
Anirban Dey (aka Andy) is the Managing Director of SAP Labs India. Based in Bangalore, Andy is responsible for accelerating customer-driven innovation out of Labs India facilities in Bangalore, Gurgaon and Pune.
Before being named MD of SAP Labs India in January 2013, Andy was the Vice President of In-Memory Platform Technologies in Bangalore, with responsibilities covering Research, Development and Quality Certification for SAP HANA, SAP's flagship product in the In-Memory space.
Andy has been with SAP since 2008, and has over 15 years of expertise in technology and applications development. Prior to SAP, he led the engineering and product management functions in the Enterprise Applications Division at the headquarters of Oracle in USA
Andy earned his engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and Masters in Engineering from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA and an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
His hobbies include algorithmic and statistical trading techniques and exploring various financial markets and marrying the two worlds to formulate innovative trading strategies. He is a golf enthusiast.
Sriram Kadambi is a MobileFirst solution architect and has spent 5 years at IBM. He started his career as an AS/400 administrator and later on moved into managing other platforms like linux solaris etc;. As an architect, he has worked with many customers world wide to deliver end to end solutions in the financial services, business transformation outsourcing and retail and automotive sectors. He has built practices from scratch and led teams to successful implementations on various domains like requirements engineering to the most recent one on mobility. In his current role he leads the engagements on MobileFirst suite of solutions at IBM. Sriram is an Engineer by profession and holds a bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics.
Sachin is a Senior Manager in IBM in Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) group in IBM. Sachin is currently managing customer experience management suite team in India. Customer experience management technology lets organization see your digital channels experience through the eyes of your customers by experiencing your web and mobile business as they do. This innovative technology captures web and mobile experience passively and helps organizations understand and optimize customer experience. Sachin has more than 19 years of experience in software development and worked with leading consulting organizations in the past. Since past 7 years at IBM Sachin has been working on many leading IBM products like WebSphere portal, IBM Social networking product connections, Cloud and enterprise marketing. Since past two years Sachin has been also playing a role on an EMM evangelist and was responsible for promoting EMM Product awareness in Asia pacific region. He has organized EMM Regional User Group meetings for customers and partners in India. Sachin has done masters in engineering from IIT Roorkee.
Sunila Gollapudi works as a Technology Architect for Broadridge Financial Solutions Private Limited andis the author of Getting Started with Greenplum for Big Data Analytics. She has over 13 years of experience in developing, designing and architecting data-driven solutions with a focus on the banking and financial services domain for around eight years. She drives Big Data and Data Science practice for Broadridge. Her key roles have been Solutions Architect, Technical leader, Big Data evangelist, and Mentor.Sunila has a Master's degree in Computer Applications and her passion for mathematicsenthused her into data and analytics. She worked on Java, Distributed Architectures, and was a SOA consultant and Integration Specialist before she embarked on her data journey. She is a strong follower of open source technologies and believes in the innovation that open source revolution brings.She has been a speaker at various conferences and meet-ups on Java and Big Data. Her current Big Data and Data Science specialties include Hadoop,Greenplum, R, Weka, MADlib, Advanced Analytics,Machine learning, and data integration tools such asPentaho and Informatica.With a unique blend of technology and domain expertise, Sunila has been instrumental in conceptualizing architectural patterns and providing reference architecture for Big Data problems in the financial services domain.
Karthik is responsible for scaling the IBM Software Ecosystem in India / South Asia through developers, Students , IT Professionals, Start-up entrepreneurs, Academia, ISV, SI. Prior to this Karthik was responsible for growing the IBM Social Business and Collaboration Solution for IBM Software in India /SA. Karthik's previous assignment was as an entrepreneur in the education space, he Co-Founded ThinkVarsity Career School, offering Vocational training programs.Karthik has 21 yrs experience as a professional manager and entrepruener . Has worked with cos. like Wipro Infotech (4 yrs), Tata IBM ( 4 yrs) and Microsoft (~ 10 yrs), ThinkVarsity as an entrepreneur (~ 2 yrs), and is currentliy with IBM India for close to 3 yrsKarthik's core professional experience spans across sales / channel management, strategic partnerships, business operations, education management, product management / marketing, project management, P&L ownership, people management, coaching and counselling.Karthik is married and blessed with 2 kids . He is a keen Golfer and also avid user of Social media tools to manage his business and personal life.
Radhesh leads the Global Entrepreneur Program for IBM India and South Asia. He works with Startups in guiding them in IBM technology they can adapt and have a Go to Market. He is a mentor to various Incubation Centers and Engineering Universities. Prior to this he has been a Software IT Architect in IBM Software Group for over 12 years. He has developed complex architectural solutions involving a broad array of technologies including: Portal, J2EE, Content Management, Business Integration, Security, Database, Analytics, Smarter Cities, and Infrastructure Monitoring leading in many key wins for IBM.He also has been the Chief Architect of APDRP initiative in the Energy and Utility Space. His efforts lead to successful wins in 10 DISCOMs accruing a revenue of more than 15 Million USD for IBM Software. Close to 45 deployments designed by Radhesh are running successfully across various customers in India..
Vidya has been a part of SAP Labs India for the entire part of his professional career which spans 6 years to date. He has worked on a diverse set of projects in the field of Business Intelligence. Some of them include SAP Text analytics, SAP Business Objects, SAP Stream work, SAP Lumira etc.
He has also worked in various roles which include development , performance testing, product and project management.
He is currently working with the MD's office on strategic projects for SAP Labs India. One of the highlights of his career is leading the team that delivered SAP Auction Analytics solution to Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2014 IPL Player auctions.
Currently working on various key customer engagements as part of the MD's office which involves Big Data and custom solutions.
He is also a SAP Mascot and has been a SAP High Potential for the last 5 years.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering from VTU.
Vinod is Lead Architect for IBM's Cloud Computing offerings. Currently he works for IBM Cloud Application Services & Partner Marketplace offering. He has worked in architecting, deploying and running IBM's PaaS offering (IBM BlueMix) on Softlayer infrastructure cloud. He also provides consultancy and advisory services to our world wide clients on adoption of cloud technologies and is currently focusing on various applications and services on IBM Marketplace/IBM BlueMix/Softlayer platform. Vinod has more than 16 years of IT experience in cloud computing, networking and data communication domains. This spans across software design, development and testing.
Backed with extensive years of hands-on experience in mobile application development, Balagopal, the former Developer Champion and now the Developer Relations Manager at Vodafone Group, brings with him deep insights and expertise in the development of compelling applications for the mobile space. Supporting mobile application developers is his work, passion and hobby, on a personal note; he cools off by listening to music and enjoys long drives. Bala, having his own community and network of developer friends is a storehouse of solutions and a sure bet to extend your network.
Prakash has 19 years of global mobile industry experience that stretches across various domains; from participation in 3GPP standards - to implementing the early 3G protocol stack for commercial phones -to providing e2e and cross domain mobile and network solutions consultancy - to building 3rd party developer ecosystems for both mobile and network (3G- IMS, FMC, Location, Messaging, payment...) centric services with innovative hosting and business models.
Equipped with 12 years of APAC regional working experience, serving both Singapore ICT industry and doing direct selling to operators, he returned to India in 2007 to initiate and lead the process of building Nokia local and global developer ecosystem. During his 5 years Nokia stay, he successfully increased the active developers and publishers base with significant impact to Nokia App store.
His never ending passion to work with developers and brand partners resulted in the creation of strong local developer ecosystems across APAC and India. He designed several new developer programs and enhanced the developer support system to help developers with business consulting, business development, go-to-market strategies and monetization models. He envisaged and created "local relevant content and applications" sourcing frameworks to power Nokia App Store with more choice.
After a successful hard slog 3 year start-up stint, he joined Vodafone India in a new avatar and will once again work with developers to introduce recently launched Vodafone SDP and its underlying network based APIs.
So let's watch this new space that is making news and particularly what's in it for developers!!
Dhananjay is a Developer evangelist for Vodafone, currently handling the Direct To Customer portfolio & the Service Delivery Platform. During his 12+ year stint within the Telecom domain, he has had a hands-on experience spanning across verticals including Corporate Marketing, VAS, Retail Business Development, Sales, & Client Servicing. Prior to this, he was handling Mobile VAS conceptualization & business development for genres including Social Networking, Mobile Entertainment, and Contests & Premium Lifestyle products across traditional platforms. (VOICE,SMS,USSD)
In his previous stint with Vodafone Mumbai, Dhananjay a core member of the Retail Sales & Marketing Team handling the Vodafone Stores & Vodafone Mini Stores.
Dhananjay is now extensively working on Vodafone's developer portal - partner.vodafone.in which allows developers to register for access to Network and Payment APIs and use these to build prototype applications or extensions to existing apps that include powerful mobile communications and monetization features. The Vodafone Developer Portal includes a Forum for developer community collaboration, developer support, sample applications, guides on how to use the APIs, and access to both sandbox and (limited) live versions of the APIs for prototyping and testing.
When not involved in the developer portals, Dhananjay spends his time testing new apps & has a keen interest in reading up about innovative mobile technology.
Sunil Guttula is a co-founder of Bizosys, a Big Data product company focused on search and analytics solutions. Sunil has close to 2 decades of experience senior technology roles at established companies. He has developed software for mainframes to the current big data technologies and continues to code on his personal projects. At Bizosys, Sunil helps clients understand and realize the value of big data in their business.
Ujjwal Kumar works as "Technical Evangelist" at Microsoft India. He mainly works on games and apps, design and development targeting Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Azure platforms. Prior to this, he worked as Partner Consultant and Development Platforms Worldwide Specialization Lead at Microsoft.
He has over 11 years of industry experience and has been with Microsoft for close to 8 years. In the past, he has extensively worked on C++, C#, Windows Azure, Windows Internals, Robotics Studio, Game Development and Image Processing. In the current role, he works with business start-ups, enterprises, partner organizations and assists them in adoption of latest platforms and technologies.
Deepthi is an engineer from Bangalore University and an alumnus of International Institute of Information Technology - Bangalore. Currently she is working with Microsoft Corporation India as a Technology Evangelist. In her present role she works with developers and IT Professionals across India evangelizing Microsoft Technologies. Primarily she focuses on SQL Server, Business Intelligence and related technologies. She has a new found passion for App development on Windows 8 platform. Prior to Microsoft she has worked in different start ups in the BI space in retail and banking domain. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family, hang around with friends and loves to visit new places.
As a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft India, Abhishek helps developers adapt to the latest Microsoft technologies. He was previously a consultant with Microsoft focused on ASP.NET, Azure, Windows Phone, Client web technologies and Game development. He is a regular speaker at Microsoft TechEd, .NET User Groups. Prior to Microsoft, Abhishek was working at Infragistics - a leading UI/UX company.