Speakers

Speakers

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Scott Davis

A GIDS veteran in his seventh straight year at the show, Scott Davis is author of the book Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java and two ongoing IBM developer Works 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.

Miko Matsumura

Miko Matsumura

Miko Matsumura is Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc. His 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.
Earlier, Miko 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. He was named at Cloud Expo 2009 West as one of the World's 30 Most Influential Virtualization Bloggers.

Bob McWhirter

Bob has been with Red Hat for 9 years, working on a variety of polyglot projects on the JVM. He currently leads the Research & Prototyping group within the Middleware division.He also co-leads the WildFly Swarm project, attempting to bring the worlds of microservices and enterprise Java together.

Anuvrat Rao

Anuvrat Rao is the Head of Product Partnerships in India & Southeast Asia. He currently leads Google's Mobile web efforts in the region working with top partners on progressive web apps using mordern Wed capabilities. Prior to his current position, Anuvrat worked on Youtube APAC strategy running cross functional projects spanning content, marketing, sales, and product in the region. Prior to Google Anuvrat was a strategy consultant with OC&C in London and holds Masters in Engineering, Economics & Management from Oxford University.

Edson Yanaga

Edson Yanaga is Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat, focused on empowering developers worldwide to deliver better software faster and reliably. He has been nominated as a Java Champion and currently is also a Microsoft MVP. Professor, author, blogger and frequent speaker in many international conferences talking about Java, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Microservices and Software Craftsmanship.

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad is an experienced software architect focusing on Enterprise Java. He is participating in the Java Community Process as a member of the Expert Groups for JSR 368 (JMS 2.1), JSR 371 (MVC 1.0), JSR 375 (Java EE Security API). He is also a member of the NetBeans Dream Team. He has been working with Java since the beginning and has over the years tried out everything from lightweight mobile applications to large scale enterprise applications. His experience covers all aspects of designing architectures based on a variety of technologies including standard Java EE as well as more lightweight frameworks such as Spring and a variety of open source products
Ivar is always focusing on quality and on using the right tools and technologies for the right task to optimize the software development process. Ivar is a frequent speaker at international developer conferences.

Mihir Mehta

Mihir specializes in Architecting, designing and developing high volume internet websites, distributed systems and enterprise software and has great expertise in large scale systems. Currently he is the Senior Director of Customer Engagement and Value Added Commerce for PayPal Building a platform for engagement and apps to increase transaction velocity. Previously he was with eBay, responsible for building eBay's product development organization in Chennai India from ground up and building domain expertise in areas of strategic importance to eBay.

Raju Gandhi

Raju Gandhi

Raju Gandhi is a Java/Ruby/Clojure developer and a programming language geek. He has been writing software for the better part of a decade in several industries including education, finance, construction and the manufacturing sector. Raju has a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio University. In his spare time you will find Raju reading, or watching movies, or playing with yet another programming language. He is affectionately known as looselytyped on Twitter.

Sébastien Blanc

Sèbastien Blanc is Java EE engineer with 12 years of experience. He works at Red Hat and focus on Open Source libraries for Mobile in the Enterprise. Besides his "heavy" JavaEE profile (middleware, banking and insurance products) Sébastien spends a lot of time playing with Hybrid Mobile Apps and connected objects. He believes that Mobile Web/Hybrid Apps are the future and tries to evangelize this through different conferences (Devoxx, JUDCon, JavaOne, SpringOne).

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Amarpreet Singh Bassan

Amarpreet Singh Bassan (amarpb@microsoft.com) is a Microsoft Data Platform engineer specializing on Microsoft Azure and Big Data. Amarpreet is a subject matter expert in SQL Server Business Intelligence Suite and is currently dedicating all of his time in diving deep into the open source world, specifically the Apache Hadoop framework and Spark. Amarpreet is currently working on a technology called HDInsight which is Microsoft's distribution of Hadoop on Microsoft Azure. He is the co-author of and Mastering SQL Server 2014 Data Mining with Packt Publishing. Amarpreet is a technology geek and wants to remain on top of the latest technology suite. During his free time, Amarpreet likes to watch cricket and listen to music.

Arati Deo

Arati is Senior Manager for Machine Learning and Software Development at Amazon. She currently leads a Data Science team which builds Machine Learning and Data Science solutions for amazon.in businesses, along with software engineering teams working on local commerce initiatives in India. Arati has been at Amazon since 2005, and in earlier roles, has led the A9 India team working on Sponsored Links solutions and led Machine Learning applications development for Amazon's Seller Services organization.
Arati has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University, Houston. Prior to Amazon, she worked for FICO in San Diego, CA, where she has helped to build predictive software solutions for credit card fraud detection, credit risk applications and healthcare fraud detection. Throughout her career, Arati's core technical experience has been in applying data mining and machine learning techniques for predictive analytics products.

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".

Deepali Shukla

Deepali is a Senior Manager Technology in SapientNitro, with a focus on CMS and CXM technologies. Deepali has experience in multiple technology products including enterprise vendors like Adobe Experience Manager, HP Autonomy Interwoven, etc. and Open-source packages like Drupal and WordPress. Her experience ranges from supporting package evaluations and architecture design, to architecting, implementing and supporting technology solutions for clients. Having more than 12 years of IT experience, she likes to consider herself as a developer of digital experiences that cater to consumer needs.

Ganesh Iyer

Ganesh Iyer

Dr Ganesh Iyer, (Engineer, Technology Evangelist, Researcher, Professor, Blogger, Photographer and Dancer) currently works with Progress Software Development as QA Architect. He is also a visiting faculty at IIIT-Hyderabad. He has received his PhD degree from National University of Singapore in 2012. He has several international publications including book chapters, journals and conferences. He has presented several number of talks, workshops on various technologies (Cloud, Mobile, IoT, Agile Quality Analysis) at different venues including Progress Exchange at Orlando, USA (2014), PUG Challenge (Boston, USA, 2015 and Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015), Decoding DevOps (Bengaluru in 2015) and many other technology events both in India, Europe and USA.

Ilayaperumal Gopinathan

Ilayaperumal Gopinathan

Ilayaperumal is a developer at Spring team in Pivotal. He is one of the committers of Spring XD, Spring Cloud Dataflow and Spring Cloud Stream eco system of projects. Prior to joining Spring team, he worked with VMware vFabric, Cloud Foundry and Hyperic products. As an open source enthusiast, he has organised and presented in meetups/tech-talks related to Spring projects.

Karthic Rao

Karthic Rao

Karthic is a volunteer for Free Software Movement Karnataka (part of Free Software Movement India) for the past six years. He has contributed to a bunch of Golang based Open source projects and is an early contributor to CaddyServer, a HTTP/2 based automatic HTTPS webserver. Karthic has just started out working with the team at Dgraph, an Open Source, Scalable, Distributed, Low Latency, High Throughput Graph Database. He is part of the early engineering team at Adoriabs, a Santa Clara based startup working on re-imagining audio experience.
Karthic is an avid blogger and keyboardist performing for various bands. Karthic is also a prolific speaker at various conferences, including Gophercon 2016. You can read his tech writings onhttp://www.hackintoshrao.com and http://www.medium.com/@hackintoshrao

Mayur Shah

Mayur Shah

Mayur Shah has 20 years of Enterprise Software Experience. Mayur has primarily been involved with Application Integration, Security and Middleware technologies. Mayur currently leads Pre Sales, Customer Success and Technical Product Marketing aspects at WaveMaker. At WaveMaker Mayur focusses on Rapid Application Development, API Management and Docker Cloud Management technologies. Prior to this Mayur has been involved in product ownership at Informatica, Cisco and BEA Systems. Mayur started his career as a Developer and over the years moved to Technical Marketing, and Product Management. Mayur is a holder of 2 Patents on RFID Management. When Mayur is not working he likes to listen to fusion music and read techbiz blogs.

Narayanan K Ramakrishnan

Narayanan is a Senior Technical Strategist within Systems Integration Practice at SapientNitro, India. In his thirteen years of professional journey, he has gained experience working in IT as a developer, business analyst, technology strategist, trainer and mentor. He has worked on various projects in Web, Windows, DW, Content Management and Enterprise technologies space across various domains. Presently, he is leading web ecommerce development using Java/Play platform for a hospitality client and also other technology training initiatives within the practice.

Poorna Vaidyanathan

Poorna is a technical architect at PayPal, focusing on Risk and Compliance Platforms. With over 13 years of experience in Finance and Payments domain, Poorna is passionate about architecting and building distributed, scalable and highly available platforms. Prior to Risk, Poorna had been working on merchant services domain as a developer responsible for large scale partner integrations, and developer and architect in core payments domain responsible for post payments platform revamp to improve performance and scalability.

Rahul Gupta

Rahul Gupta

Rahul is a technology-driven professional with 12+ years of experience in building and architecting highly scalable and concurrent, low latency business critical distributed infrastructure. His expertise lies in Big Data and Real Time Analytics space where he specializes in big data governing technologies and Enterprise Architecture. Rahul is an expert in working with decision makers across different business verticals within an organization and guiding them in right decision making through in-depth technical understanding, analysis and evaluation procedures to bring home critical deals with high business values.

Rajkumar Rangaraj

Raj is an Escalation Engineer with the Developer Support Internet team in Microsoft and has been supporting IIS and ASP.NET for more than eight years. He is SME on IIS, ASP.NET, MVC, and WCF. He interacts with Product Group of IIS and ASP.NET technologies to enhance the Product Quality. Over past years he has interacted with hundreds of Developers, MVPs and Premier customers through various technical conference like Microsoft Web camp, Developer Day, Developer Workshops, GIDS.NET, MVP Group Interaction sessions and other online Webinar series.

Ruhani Arora

Ruhani is a technology enthusiast, who works with Microsoft India as a Technical Evangelist. Her role at Microsoft includes working with depth customers, students and developers to help them build Windows apps powered by Azure. A computer engineering graduate from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi University, Ruhani is an avid reader and loves to keep abreast with the latest technological developments around the globe.

Santanu Sinha

Santanu has more than a decade of experience in building high performance distributed systems such as flipkart's checkout and geo-search and OLA' real-time cab tracking and data platform. He currently works for PhonePe. He is the maintainer for a bunch of open source projects including flipkart foxtrot(analytics) and ranger(service discovery).

Saurabh Kirtani

At Microsoft, Saurabh Kirtani works as a Technology Evangelist and enjoys getting developers on-board with various technologies. He works majorly on IoT solutions, web development (JavaScript, HTML/CSS3, RWD, ASP.NET MVC) and Azure. He is an active speaker at various developer camps and popular tech conferences in India. Other than technology, he likes to travel to scenic locations, follow cricket and watch some comedy/suspense TV shows. You may reach out to him on Twitter at @saurabhkirtani. He blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saurabhkirtani/.

Shiju Varghese

Shiju Varghese

Shiju Varghese is a Solutions Architect focused on building highly scalable Cloud native applications with a special interest in APIs, Microservices, Containerized applications, and Distributed systems. He currently specializes in Go, Google Cloud and Docker. He provides consulting and architecture guidance to various organizations for building highly scalable back-end systems and Microservices using Go. He has been a mentor for many Indian start-ups for the successful adoption to Go ecosystem. Shiju is a pragmatic minimalist who focuses on real-world practices for architecting solutions. He worked extensively in C# and Node.js before adopting Go as the primary technology stack. He has spoken at numerous conferences including GopherCon India. He has authored a book on Go and currently authoring another book on the same technology.

Shwetank Dixit

Shwetank Dixit

Shwetank is PM of the browser extensions platform in Opera as well as part of Opera's Developer Relations team. Over the years, he was worked to evangelize open web standards and cutting edge web technologies. He has written technical articles and his thoughts on technology have been covered in a variety of publications (like the Times of India, The Hindu, .Net Magazine, DeveloperFusion, Dev.Opera and more) and regularly talks at various developer conferences around the world, having given more than 80 talks in more than 10 countries. He is also part of the W3C Mobile Web for Social Development Group, and in his off-time you can see him research the effects of technology, as well as technology policy on the world, especially developing economies.

Srikantan Sankaran

Srikantan is a Senior Program Manager with the TED Team and works with ISVs that build solutions under verticals like manufacturing, retail, healthcare and government. He recently moved from the MCS Bangalore where he worked as an Architect and Senior Consultant on diverse projects encompassing SharePoint, Project Server, .NET Technologies, Windows 8 App Development, BizTalk Server and Azure. He has also worked as a Partner Solution Architect, collaborating with the leading SI partners in India like Infosys, Satyam, HP, and Mindtree. He has worked with organizations in manufacturing and maintenance from EPC project consultants to multinational IT service companies in areas spanning ERP implementation, application development and enterprise application integration.

Swamy Sambamurthy

Swamy is a Principal Automation Engineer in Data & Analytics group at AppDynamics. With an over-all 10 years of experience, he has been working extensively on Petabyte scale big data systems for the past 4 years. He has extensive experience in building test automation frameworks/tools to test batch and real time Data platforms/products and Data Quality. He was a speaker in Hadoop Summit 2016 - Brussels.

Vineet Kumar

Vineet is a Senior Technologist at Sapient, working mainly on Content Management solutions but his interest goes just beyond domain and technology stacks. He is very keen to learn and try new technology trends and still likes to code whenever he gets an opportunity. He loves to play with his son (4 years) in his free time.

Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford was born in the Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, but left when he was only six months old because it was just too damn cold. He turned his back on a promising career in television when he discovered computers. He has worked in learning systems, small business systems, office automation, games, interactive music, multimedia, location-based entertainment, social systems, and programming languages. He is the inventor of Tilton, the ugliest programming language that was not specifically designed to be an ugly programming language. He is best known for having discovered that there are good parts in JavaScript. This was an important and unexpected discovery. He also discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format, the world's most loved data format. And he works at PayPal.

Sandeep Alur

Sandeep Alur has over 16 years of industry experience providing technology and architectural guidance to Enterprise customers. His experience ranges from dotcom days to the next generation distributed and cloud computing technology era. He has architected solutions across the Microsoft Technology Suite and is a stern believer of his own philosophy, which says "Enterprise architecture is an evolution and it grows with innovation". At Microsoft, he leads the Technical Evangelism Charter for India, and works with the Start-up & ISV ecosystem to provide them a platform to build solutions on the Cloud Platform. With the current decade dominated by explosion of devices and services, he considers 'Cloud platform' to be a great host for businesses to scale. You can follow him on twitter @saalur.

Aditee Rele

Aditee has worked extensively with enterprise customers in India and Abroad, architecting and designing large scale enterprise solutions on Microsoft Stack with specific expertise in the Retail, Pharma and Manufacturing domain. At Microsoft, Aditee leads technical evangelism for India and is responsible for driving adoption of Microsoft products & technologies for Devices, Apps and Cloud. In her role, she works with the developer ecosystem to help them build world-class solutions on the Microsoft Stack. In addition, she also works with large enterprises, small business, start-ups and ISV's to provide strategic and technical guidance and to help them realize the potential of mobility and cloud for their businesses to fuel innovation. Aditee is a proponent of women in technology and is passionate about helping women build and sustain long term careers in IT and also provide a platform for Women to be successful in their Entrepreneurial journey.

Benoit Lagae

Benoit Lagae

Benoit Lagae is a Java developer by nature who has branched out towards .NET in recent years. After a higher education in linguistics, he rediscovered his earlier fondness of programming and loves to connect the two as often as possible. He has been a support engineer for iText Software since 2014, focusing on performance, document conversion, fonts, and writing systems. When not at work, he specializes in finding terrible names for his private software projects.

Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan Wielenga is a speaker at many conferences and an author of books, focused on Java EE, JavaScript, and NetBeans IDE. He is a JavaOne Rockstar and has spoken at all kinds of software developer conferences, especially on Java and JavaScript. He works for the Oracle Developer Tools organization, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, focused on developer technologies such as Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit and NetBeans IDE. He is an expert on the NetBeans APIs and on the framework underneath it, which is the NetBeans Platform, used as the basis of software at NATO, NASA, and many other large organizations. He recently published "Beginning NetBeans IDE for Java Developers", published by Apress, August 2015.

Jeff Scott Brown

Jeff Scott Brown

Core member of the Grails development team, Jeff is a Principal Software Engineer and Grails Practice Lead with OCI. 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.

Mike Keith

Mike Keith has been an object-oriented programming, enterprise, distributed systems and persistence expert for over 20 years. He was an active member of the enterprise Java (Java EE) platform expert group as well as many of the Java EE sub-specification expert groups. He has represented Oracle on numerous other committees and standards groups and is a reknowned author, speaker, and JavaOne Rock Star. He currently spends all his time as a cloud service architect at Oracle and has been fully engaged helping to create the Mobile Cloud Service.

Reza Rahman

Reza Rahman

Reza is a long time consultant now working at CapTech Consulting. He has been an official Java EE technologist 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 Devoxx. 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.

Simon Ritter

Simon Ritter

Simon Ritter is the European CTO of Azul Systems. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K.
Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Labs and then Novell, Simon moved to Sun in 1996. At this time, he started working with Java technology and has spent time working both in Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition he focused on developer outreach for the core Java platform, Java for client applications and embedded Java. Now at Azul he is helping people to understand Azul's Java virtual machine technologies and products.

Anand S

Anand S

Anand is the Chief Data Scientist at Gramener.com. He and his team explore insights from data and communicates these as visual stories. Anand also builds the Gramener Visualisation Server -- Gramener's flagship product. 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.

Ashish Sahu

Ashish works as a Windows AppConsult Engineer at Microsoft. He has been working with Microsoft for about 10 years and made a transition from working on Windows Services for UNIX to Windows Phone/Store development a few years back. His current profile involves working with developers to assist them in making better design and architecture decisions to improve the usability and performance of apps.

Bharanidharan Kaliyaperumal

Bharanidharan has 10 years of experience in building and designing scalable web applications. He works as an architect at SapientNitro. He enjoys being a polyglot programmer dealing with various technologies. He is passionate about Java, Node JS, fault-tolerant Micro-services, Cloud Computing, Infrastructure as a code, Machine learning to name a few.

Deepthi Anantharam

Deepthi is an engineer from the University of Bangalore and an alumnus of the International Institute of Information Technology - Bangalore. Currently, she is a Technology Evangelist with Microsoft Corporation India. She works with developers and IT professionals focusing on SQL Server, Business Intelligence and related technologies on premise as well as on cloud. Earlier, she has worked with several startups on BI in retail and banking domain.

Gaurav Aggarwal

A Computer Science BTech from IIT Madras and PhD from University of Maryland, Gaurav has over eight years of experience in building computer vision and machine learning solutions both in academic and industrial settings. Gaurav has 35+ research papers in international conferences and journals he has written as part of his research career. He founded a technology start-up called Fashiate that was acquired by Snapdeal where he currently works in the capacity of Senior Principal Scientist and heads Multimedia Research Group. Follow Gaurav on twitter @fooobar

JanakiramMSV

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 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 recognized by Google as the Google Developer Expert (GDE) for his subject matter expertise. He is awarded the title of Regional Director by Microsoft Corporation.
Janakiram is a regular contributor to the Forbes Technology section. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst with Gigaom Research analyst network where he analyzed the cloud services landscape. He is also a contributor at The New Stack and TechRepublic. Janakiram is an adjunct faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data, Cloud Computing, Containers and DevOps and to the students enrolled for the Masters course.
Janakiram has worked at world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. His last role was with Amazon Web Services as the Technology Evangelist where he joined them as the first employee in India. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools. At the time of leaving Microsoft, he was a Cloud Architect focused on Microsoft Azure.

Lohith G N

Lohith G N

Lohith has around 15 years of industry experience on Microsoft Technology stack. He has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional title for last 5 years in a row for his expertise in Web Technologies using ASP.NET. He is a Production Engineer by education but got in to Software engineering thanks to FORTRAN. He speaks in various Technical Conference in India which include TechEd, GIDS, MODS, jsFOO to name a few. He is regular speaker in local user groups and heads Bangalore Dotnet User Group. BDotNet is a premiere user group in India and one of the active user groups.

Monojit Basu

Monojit Basu

Monojit Basu is the Founder and Director of TechYugadi IT Solutions & Consulting, Bangalore. Before setting up TechYugadi, Monojit worked in senior product management and technical architecture roles in various software product organizations including Sun Microsystems, webMethods and IBM. Monojit has played a key role in development as well as in customer success of many innovative enterprise software platforms, including highly available J2EE application server, SOA platform, Application Life Cycle Management platform and Big Data technology platforms. He has spoken at several conferences in India, China and the US, including JavaOne, IBM Innovate, and NASSCOM-IIMB workshops. Monojit is a Cloudera-certified Hadoop Developer.

Pavan Kolamuri

Pavan Kumar Kolamuri is Senior Software Developer at Inmobi. He has been working on big data technologies for nearly 4 years now. He has deep knowledge of the Hadoop ecosystem, especially Falcon, Oozie, YARN, HBase. He is Apache Falcon Committer and also spoken at Apache Big Data Conference 2015.

Prabhakar Mishra

Prabhakar Mishra is a Product Manager with ComponentOne where he builds products for the web stack. He has worked on developer components for fair part of his career covering most of the developer tools platform. In the past he has been involved in writing software for front and mid office application for finance and energy industry.

Rajdeep Dua

Rajdeep Dua is Director Developer Relations at Salesforce. His area of focus is to evangelize and advocate Salesforce App Cloud to developers. His area of expertise is Heroku Connect, Force.com REST. He has over 16 years for experience in R&D and Developer Relations at Salesforce, VMware, Google and Microsoft. He is also the author of upcoming book on Docker Networking.

Ramkrishna Chatterjee

Ramkrishna Chatterjee works as a Digital Platform, SOA & Integration Architect at Happiest Minds' DTES group. He brings to his role expertise in understanding and defining Digital Platform & SOA Roadmap, SOA architecture and governance, SOA Administration & Deployment Architecture, conducting SOA and integration platform evaluation, technology maturity evaluation, production issue fixes,SOA environment stabilization, SOA Services Design and Development. His technical expertise includes Microservices Architecture, Cloud Foundry SOA & Integration Suite and ESB Products.

Salil Kalia

Salil Kalia

Salil works at TO THE NEW Digital and has over 10 years of software development experience. He is a DataStax certified Cassandra trainer and carries a deep understanding on NoSQL/BigData concepts. He has spoken at few conferences including IndicThreads and some local meet-ups. His work includes a variety of BigData technologies like - Zookeeper, Kafka, Druid, MongoDB, HBase, Hadoop, Spark, etc. He uses Java, Groovy eco-systems for the development purposes. For the last few years, he has been working on Digital Marketing / Ad-Tech industry projects - building highly scalable software solutions. Salil loves traveling and exploring new places/cultures around the world.

Sanu Nandan

Sanu is a Support Escalation Engineer with the Developer Support Internet team in Microsoft and has been supporting IIS and ASP.NET for more than three years. He is an expert on IIS, ASP.NET, and System.NET. 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 has delivered workshops and trainings on Managed Debugging and ASP.NET to developers in different conferences like Developer Day, Microsoft Web Camp etc.

Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Development and Visual Studio and development technologies. He leads the Windows App development team at Cleartrip, Bangalore. He is an author, technical presenter and a Geek. He is a co-author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using HTML and JavaScript" for Apress publication. Senthil is actively involved in the local developer communities and is also one of the active member of the Bangalore .NET User Group (BDotnet). He is a regular speaker in local User Groups and Conferences and has presented in conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit, Microsoft DevCamps and WebCamps.

Sruthisagar Kasturirangan

Sruthisagar is a Senior Specialist - Infrastructure and has over 14 years of systems engineering experience. He has helped large clients in designing and migrating their applications to self-scaling infrastructure on Cloud. He specializes in designing versatile infrastructure focusing on the non-functional requirements of an application. He has vast exposure in migrating various applications to cloud. Sruthisagar believes in being productive, enterprising and yet, has a happy life, giving enough time to his family.

Siva Rama Krishna

Siva Rama Krishna is a Principal Product Manager at Oracle India Pvt Ltd. He received MCA degree from Madras University. He has close to 17 years of IT experience with his core expertise on Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies, Oracle Engineered Systems and Oracle PaaS. He has been the pioneer technologist for Oracle Exalogic in India, where he successfully concluded a lot of complex engagements and helped customers adopt the technology starting from the initial conception to the eventual production rollouts. He has been active in the area of Continuous Delivery and DevOps, contributed in developing assets for Oracle Developer Community. His experience also includes Sales Consulting for clients across APAC region.

Subhas Samanta

Subhas is Director of Data Technologies at PayPal where he heads a Team of Data Technologists to solve BigData problems. He is a strong Technology leader who is helping Paypal Build its Nextgen DataLake & Analytics solution. Subhas has a B Tech Degree from IIT - Kharagpur and works for the Data Technology Group at Paypal. He has worked all his Career on Data, right from the days Data was at its infancy to this day and has seen the evolution of data technology from small RDBMS to present day BigData and Inmemory solutions. Prior to PayPal Subhas has worked with companies like AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft etc dealing with Huge volume and scale of Data.

Tim Pettersen

Tim is a veteran Atlassian developer with almost a decade of service across the JIRA and Bitbucket teams. He speaks and blogs about developer workflows, Git, continuous integration/deployment, Java, JavaScript, and Atlassian's developer tools. You can find his writing on the Atlassian developer blog or tiny bite-sized pieces of Git, Java, and Atlassian trivia on twitter as @kannonboy.

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.

Bill Scott

Bill Scott

Bill has always been passionate about software engineering (30 years). And just as passionate to understand how humans interact with software. For a long time he couldn't decide if he was an engineer or a designer. He finally gave up trying to classify himself and just decided to live in both worlds as much as possible.
Bill is currently VP, Next Gen Commerce at PayPal. Previously he led Merchant Engineering, Payment Products and User Interface Engineering there. At Netflix and Meebo he led User Interface Engineering and at Meebo he also led the UX Design team. He is co-author of the O'Reilly book Designing Web Interfaces and a regular conference/workshop speaker on topics on all aspects of design & engineering. Previously he has consulted for startups and fortune 500 companies, co-wrote one of the first JavaScript Ajax libraries, launched the public design pattern library at Yahoo and wrote one of the first games for the Macintosh in 1985.
His thoughts can be found at http://looksgoodworkswell.com. Follow him on twitter @billwscott

Bruno Lowagie

Bruno Lowagie

Bruno Lowagie is the original developer of iText, an innovative PDF library that has grown into a global software company. As an active member of the ISO and PDF communities he has authored several books about iText as well as worked with the community to continually improve PDF functionality. When he is not working in the PDF world, Bruno spends much of his time with his wife and two sons.

Sivasankari Ramamurthy

Sivasankari (Siva) is a Senior Manager, Technology with Sapient Global Markets, Bangalore. She has over 15 years of technology and consulting experience in software product development and providing technology based solutions in the areas of Hedge Fund Administration, Securities Trading (Financing of Trades, Back Office Operations related to Settlement and Clearing of Fixed Income Securities and Prime Brokerage C&S), Insurance and BPM.
Siva possesses multiple skill sets, having worked with MS Technologies, C++ and Object Oriented s/w development work in Java and J2EE Technologies, XML and Web services. She has worked as a Project Lead/Consultant responsible for the delivery and quality of projects.
She leads the Women's Leadership Network at Sapient Global Markets and is active in programs promoting Gender Diversity and empowering women in their career growth. She is also active managing key CSR projects.

Breandan Considine

Breandan Considine

Breandan Considine is a software engineer and developer advocate at JetBrains, where he enjoys building plugins, writing technical content, speaking about developer tools, and learning from other developers. As a Java developer, he has written machine learning software for ad networks, speech recognition tools for developers, and has spoken at conferences from Shanghai to Sao Paulo to San Fransisco. He enjoys thinking about language education, natural language processing, and new modes for human-computer interaction, particularly in low powered environments such as mobile phones and wearable devices. When he is not writing software, Breandan likes to play badminton, read and travel.

Graham Dumpleton

Graham is the author of mod_wsgi, a popular module for hosting Python web applications with the Apache HTTPD web server. He has a keen interest in Docker and Platform as a Service (PaaS) technologies, and is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation and Member of the Apache Software Foundation. He is currently a developer advocate for OpenShift at Red Hat.

Kiru Samapathy

Kiru Samapathy

Kiru Samapathy is a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks and has over 9 years of technology consulting experience. She has helped clients achieve tangible business outcomes through implementation of best practices in DevOps such as Automated Testing, Continuous Integration, Infrastructure as Service and Containerisation. Her core expertise includes Microservices, Continuous Delivery, and Cloud. She also has a keen interest in functional programming languages and in the ways these languages can solve complex problems with simpler solutions.

Paul King

Paul King

Dr. Paul King has been contributing to open source projects for nearly 30 years and is an active committer on numerous projects including Groovy, GPars and Gradle. He has worked in numerous roles helping customers wanting to embrace new technologies, harness best practices and innovate. Paul speaks at international conferences, publishes in software magazines and journals, and is a co-author of Manning's best-seller: Groovy in Action, 2nd Edition.

Rohit Bhardwaj

Rohit Bhardwaj is a Principal Cloud Engineer / Architect at Kronos Incorporated and has nineteen years of extensive experience in architecture, design and agile development. Rohit is an expert in application development in Cloud architecture and development with HTML5, NGINX, Node JS, Apache Camel, Drools, Sprint, Hibernate, RabbitMQ, Cassandra, Redis, Ruby, Groovy, Rails, web portals, Struts, Oracle 11g, SQL Server 2005, Mongo DB, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), REST, Cloud Computing, RIA, Android, Web Services and SOAPUI. Rohit is Sun Certified Java developer for Java 1.5 Platform. Rohit has done MBA from Babson College in Corporate Entrepreneurship. Rohit did his Masters in Computer Science from Boston University and Harvard University. Rohit is on twitter @rbhardwaj1

Abdias Michael

Abdias Michael

Abdias Michael is making his debut at this edition of GIDS. He has been working on ASP.NET and XAML in GrapeCity DeveloperTools as a Senior Software Engineer. A keen blogger, Abdias openly expresses his love for web application frameworks like Knockout, Angular etc and gets his share of happiness by working on robust solutions to solve business scenarios for customers.

Anand Katti

Anand is a Big Data architect with SapientNitro, based out of its Bangalore office. He has over 16 years' experience in architecture, design & development of data platforms. He has extensive experience in data warehousing, business intelligence and big data technologies. He has worked on Hadoop, Spark, Python and Tableau for implementing big data solutions.

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh is a Senior Consultant at Thoughtworks currently focussed on mobile development on Windows Phone and Android. Previously he has worked on web development and devops as well. Usually C# is his weapon of choice but he loves experimenting with Scala as well. He loves using open source software in .net to deliver high value to clients. He is keen on leveraging learnings from functional programming languages and tools to make application more robust against failure. He also holds keen interest in devops and continuous delivery. Ashutosh has spoken previously at GIDS as well as other user groups. He also loves french fries.

Brij Singh

Brij is a Sr. Technology Evangelist (Open Source solutions) with Microsoft. Brij has a decade worth of experience in both Microsoft technologies as well as with open source technologies. Brij has architected highly scalable and reliable solutions using Open source technologies.

Evan Johnson

As a front-end engineer working at Amazon.com for the past 2.5 years, Evan builds new features and implements latency reduction initiatives for the India search experience. Prior to this, Evan worked on Junglee.com - another Amazon.com India product that allows users to buy and sell used goods. Since beginning his career 5 years ago he has developed a passion for bringing modern customer experiences to lower end devices and networks. Outside of work, Evan is passionate about teaching courses on various front-end technologies.

Gautam Pradhan

Gautam Pradhan leads a talented team of analysts and developers at Sabre who solve airline industry problems with Operations Research and Analytical solutions. He has 10 years' experience in building and implementing decision support systems that use data, analytics, forecasting and optimization to improve airline profitability. He has also helped establish advanced analytical services that are essential to maximize the ROI of such systems during their usage. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Madras during which he worked on the usage of customer choice models in transportation problems.

Jaya Vashisht

Jaya has over 9 years of experience in software development lifecycle including analysis, designing of framework, implementation and maintenance to improve efficiency of financial business operations. She has extensive experience in Institutional Trading applications specifically for equity and derivatives. Jaya has closely worked with Compliance and Legal team for supervisory monitoring of trading activities.

Maninderjit Bindra

Maninderjit Bindra (Mani) is an Architect who has designed and implemented several high volume, business critical applications and APIs using open source software. He has experience across diverse technology areas including, open source and Microsoft technologies. He is a certified mongodb DBA, Microsoft Azure Specialist, MCP and SJP.

Naresh Agarwal

Naresh is VP of Engineering and heads the AppDynamics India R&D Center. Previously, he was heading Big Data Platform and Data Infrastructure engineering at InMobi. He has 15+ years of experience in large scale data management & analytics and is passionate about large scale data problems and distributed systems. He has led engineering for Petabyte scale Big Data Systems and have been working in Big Data space over last 6-7 years. He holds Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from IIT Delhi.

Paviya George Chemparathy

Paviya is a Senior Associate with Sapient Data Analytics Capabilities team. She is passionate about predictive analytics using R and Python. She has worked on predictive models on time series data, text analytics and various machine learning algorithms for regression and classification problems. She has over 10 years of experience in IT Consulting. Prior to getting into data analytics, she was involved with implementing commodities trading and risk management (TRM) solutions.

Pracheta Budhwar

Pracheta has been in the IT industry for 12+ years & currently work as Technology Evangelist at Microsoft. In her current role, she leads the IT Implementer evangelism charter for the subsidiary. With a rich background of providing technology and architectural guidance to Enterprise customers, Pracheta has worked on products ranging on Windows Server family right from NT days, Exchange Server, System Center and Lync Server to latest developments on Virtualization, Private Cloud & recently Microsoft Azure. Pracheta has performed multiple roles like infrastructure management, pre-sales & consulting. A regular speaker at Microsoft events and other industry tech summits.

Rajendran Dandapani

The "Seven Year Itch" saw him leave Xerago to pursue his lifelong ambitions of building an educational entertainment software. After joining Zoho Corporation in 2004, he built and launched Jambav, a portal for dozens of tools and games for parents and children, with a special focus on children with special needs like dyslexia, Asperger's, and autism.
ToonDoo from Jambav, arguably the fastest way to create and share comic strips online, is a particularly noteworthy gem in that collection. And, that's when the iPhone ushered in a mobile revolution in the world of software.
In the past five years, he's been happy-surfing the leading wave of this tsunami, building innovative mobile experiences for Zoho's suite of products on the cloud.
Leading a mobile-first mindset and conceiving Apps and services that echo a strongly-held conviction about "Big Data + Small Apps", he manages and guides a team of seventy-five developers, artists, and visual designers spearheading Zoho to the forefront of the mobile revolution.
Beyond work, he is a contra-academician at heart. Feeling strongly that the education system in India needs a reboot, he now walks the talk, doing his small bit by 'free-schooling' his 15-year-old son at home.

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

Ranganathan has nearly eleven years of experience developing awesome products and loves to works on full stack - from front end, to backend and scale. Though he graduated as a civil engineer, Ranganathan has worked with a few software companies, tried two startups and at present works for ThoughtWorks as Technology Lead, where he is contributing to open source products. He runs one of the top technology meetups in Hyderabad - Hyderabad Scalability Meetup. He is very interested in exploring Big data technologies and is a regular speaker. He has recently spoken at Apache Big Data Europe 2015, GIDS 2015, and many other meetups and conferences.

Sanjay Manwani

Sanjay Manwani has a multi-decade experience in all aspects of software development, across the globe. He has been managing and working closely with Database technologies for the past 10 years. He has been a speaker at multiple Indian and international events. He currently manages the MySQL India team which; together with the worldwide development team, is involved in development, quality and sustaining of the MySQL database. He also leads the MySQL Enterprise Backup product which is a part of the MySQL Enterprise offering.

Sarath Gollapalli

Sarath Gollapalli is a Technology Architect with about 13 years of work 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)", "Data Science Associate (EMCDSA) Certification ", "Certificate in Accelerated Engineering from International School of Engineering, INSOFE, Hyderabad" and "TOGAF 9 enterprise architecture", he has hands on statistical programming languages like R and Big Data Technologies like Greenplum, Hadoop and related.

Shalin Mangar

Shalin Shekhar Mangar 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.

Sunanda Balla

Sunanda Balla is working as Data Scientist for Broadridge Financial Solutions. She has vast experience in Research & Development and has extensive background in Academia. She worked extensively in in the areas of Optical Character recognition, image and video analytics in big data environment . She holds M.E in Computer Engineering.

Sonal Goyal

Sonal is the Founder and CEO at Nube Technologies (www.nubetech.co), a predictive analytics and big data startup which makes tools for data wrangling and analytics. Nube's product Reifier is used by enterprises to deduplicate CRM data, link data from different sources and get 360 view, sort ecommerce product catalogs, perform AML and KYC checks, build MDM systems and discover opportunities to cross sell. Reifier is built on Apache Spark and leverages machine learning to fuzzily match near similar entities and records. Sonal is the lead architect and developer for Reifier. She is a repeat international speaker in major conferences world wide like Spark Summit and Strata Hadoop World. Previously, she also open sourced HIHO for Hadoop ETL and Crux reporting for Hbase at Github. Sonal holds a BTech from IIT Delhi.

Sudhir Rawat

Sudhir spent 11 years in industry in various role like development, consulting, extensive troubleshooting and speaker. He works extensively work on Data platform. He delivered talk in various conferences on various topics like BI, Big Data and IOT. He delivered talk on Hadoop performance in SQL PASS 2015, Seattle and on IOT in Future Unleashed 2015, Mumbai. He also delivered sessions on another platform like Microsoft Tech-ed INDIA, Microsoft Azure Conference, Great Indian Developer Summit, SQL Server Annual Summit, Reboot (MVP) etc. His certification includes MCITP, MCTS, MCT on SQL Server Business Intelligence and MCPS on Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions. He love to contribute to his personal and teams blog.

V Chandramouliswaran

Mouli is an accomplished analytics leader with over 12+ years of experience, with a proven record of leveraging data to provide analytical solutions, work with global teams, coach and motivate employees and train people to think analytically.
Mouli has a PhD in Statistics from The Wharton School and Today, leads the Business Analytics function for Risk and is responsible for Risk Performance Assessment for the Chief Risk Officer organization; Loss Forecasting; Strategic Analytics and Reporting and Tools Infrastructure. Mouli is also the Site Lead for Risk in Chennai and responsible for the well being of over 160 people.
Prior to PayPal Mouli spent 4 years working at a start-up investment bank building quantitative trading strategies for the India capital markets. Before this Mouli spent two years at American Express where he lead the Loyalty Analytics team for the US market.

Vishal Mangwana

Vishal is a Technical Strategist within Integration Specialized Group at SapientNitro, India. In his eleven years of professional journey, he has gained experience in Framework Design, Integration Patterns and Middleware products. He has worked on various projects in Mobile, API Gateway, Enterprise Service Bus, Content Management and Enterprise technologies space across Telecom & Ecommerce domains. Presently, he is leading Platform, Security and core foundational framework development for the web ecommerce project for a hospitality client.

Amod Malviya

Amod is an engineer with diverse interests. Some might better recognise him for his work as Flipkart's CTO till mid 2015, where he built a world class technology team and helped Flipkart grow. He is a strong proponent of the open source world and a strong believer in the technology potential of India. His professional career has been mostly into distributed systems, and has seen product exposure in enterprise as well as consumer internet domains.

Shail Maniar

Shail Maniar is Vice President and Managing Director at Sabre and has more than 22 years of experience in engineering, management and delivery of large-scale technology applications and operations. He has extensive experience in building and leading global technology teams across North America, Europe and Asia. A result oriented and passionate leader with a proven track record of driving execution of product road-maps and consistent high performance and business value to customers. His areas of expertise include strategic and technology planning; high transactional, SaaS based and scalable travel app development; change management and transformation; customer championship and leadership across APAC; setting-up off shore GDC's across APAC; and building, developing and mentoring high performance global engineering teams.

Raman Mehta

An Experience technologist with more than 14 years of experience, delivering web-based products and solutions. He has a good track record of building successful cross-functional teams, with the ability to inspire at various technical expertise levels to deliver with quality and on time. Raman has extensive experience in developing front-end frameworks for websites and web mobile-based applications. He is a strong advocate of Web standards and Accessibility standards.

Burr Sutter

Burr Sutter is responsible for Red Hat's developer experience. Burr is currently an Oracle Java Champion, and was previously president of the Atlanta Java Users Group and founder of the DevNexus conference. Burr has spoken at numerous developer events from Brazil to Beijing and has traveled throughout the US and Europe presenting to developers on numerous topics.

Heather VanCura

Heather VanCura

Heather leads the JCP Community and Program Office. In her role she is responsible for the day-to-day nurturing, support, and leadership of the community. She represents the JCP as an international speaker at conference around the world, and oversees the JCP.org web site, JSR management, community building, events, marketing, communications, and growth of the membership. She is also a leader of the community driven Adopt-a-JSR programs. In 2014, Heather became Spec Lead for JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, as part of the ongoing JCP.Next effort. Heather is passionate about Java and developer communities. She enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.

Marty Hall

Marty Hall

Marty Hall is president of coreservlets.com, a training and consulting company focusing on server-side Java technology, and front-end development with JavaScript and jQuery. In addition to long Java development and consulting experience, Marty has an extensive background in teaching and training, having given training courses on Java (now using Java 8), JSF 2, PrimeFaces, Android, JavaScript, jQuery, GWT, and other Java EE topics in Japan, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Mexico, Puerto Rico, India, Cambodia, Norway, and dozens of US venues. He has taught onsite at Google, General Motors, VeriSign, Symantec, the US Federal Reserve Bank, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, Learjet, the US Navy, the Australian Treasury Department, Telenor Norway, and dozens of other organizations around the world. JavaU @ JavaOne
A popular and entertaining speaker, Marty has also spoken at conferences and user groups around the world, including GIDS Bangalore, Comdex, the Web 2.0 Expo, and six times at JavaOne, most recently in 2015. Marty is also adjunct faculty in the Johns Hopkins University part-time graduate program in Computer Science, where he directs the Java and Web-related concentration areas.
Marty Hall is also the lead author of six popular Java EE books from Pearson, including Core Servlets and JSP, and is the co-author of the upcoming JSF 2.3 edition of Core JSF. He has also produced training videos for Pearson on JSF, PrimeFaces, Java 8 lambdas and streams (for those that know Java 7), general Java programming using Java 8 (for those new to Java), JavaScript, and jQuery.
Although based in the USA, Marty is well known in India. He has spoken twice previously at GIDS, and has given intensive Java EE training courses in both Bangalore and Hyderabad. In addition, several of his Java EE books have been reprinted in India.

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.

Sau Sheong Chang

Sau Sheong Chang is the Director of Global Consumer Engineering for PayPal, managing teams that deliver consumer-focused products for PayPal. Previously, he was the Director of HP Labs Singapore, responsible for managing a team of research scientists and engineers focusing on researching and developing cloud computing and Big Data technologies for HP. Before joining HP, he was the Chief Technology Officer for Garena and Director of Engineering for Yahoo! Southeast Asia. Sau Sheong has been doing software development for 20 years, mostly in web application development. He is active in the Ruby and Go developer communities have have contributed to open source projects and spoke at meetups and conferences. Sau Sheong has also published 3 programming-related books, mostly on Ruby and is working on a 4th book titled "Go Web Programming".

Abhishek Narain

As a Technical Evangelist, Abhishek helps developers adapt to cloud technologies. He works on Cloud Architecture and Internet-of-Things, Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development, ASP.NET MVC and Web Game Development. Previously, he was a consultant at Microsoft, working on ASP.NET, Azure, Windows Phone, and Client web technologies. He is a regular speaker at TechEd, .NET User Groups, Open Source User Groups. Prior to Microsoft, Abhishek was working at Infragistics - a leading UI/UX company. He has worked extensively on HTML5 and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award while working outside Microsoft.

Anup Nair

Anup heads India Operation for Sumo Logic, where he built various Engineering teams ground up. Prior to Sumo Logic, Anup was at Adobe where he was instrumental in building and managing some of the 1.0 cloud products for the Video Platform Group. He has worked for variety of startups, and has more than 10 years of experience building enterprise systems, of which last 6 years have been around building cloud native applications. He started his career all the way from dabbling Windows kernel code to date solving some interesting problems around large scale system.

Avinash Kolluru

A graduate from BITS-Pilani with over 7 yrs of experience in building scalable web application backends. Currently, a Staff Engineer at AppDynamics in Services Platform group, where he is leading the micro services architecture and is responsible for building common services across different product lines. Prior to this, he played similar roles in Fiberlink (a SaaS based Mobile Device Management company now owned by IBM) and Aruba Networks. He also enjoys building Android applications and have contributed to few consumer apps like CollageFlow(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.collageflow.android) and few others that are still in beta.

Debarchan Sarkar

Debarchan Sarkar

Debarchan Sarkar (@debarchans) is a GIDS alumni and Microsoft Data Platform engineer specializing on Microsoft Azure and Big Data. Debarchan is a subject matter expert in SQL Server Integration Services and is currently delving deep into the open source world, specifically the Apache Hadoop framework. Debarchan is currently working on a technology called HDInsight which is Microsoft's distribution of Hadoop on Microsoft Azure. He is the author of various books on SQL Server and Big Data including Pro Microsoft HDInsight with Apress SQL Server 2012 with Hadoop with Packt Publishing and Mastering SQL Server 2014 Data Mining with Packt Publishing. Debarchan is a social media enthusiast, he owns and maintains several technical groups and communities on Azure and Big Data. During his free time, Debarchan likes to watch cricket, listens to music and loves to explore new places as he firmly believes that known is a drop, the unknown is an ocean.

Gandhali Samant

Gandhali is a Sr. Technology Evangelist at Developer experience and evangelism group, Microsoft India and her areas of expertise include Microsoft Azure, Windows platform & .Net technologies. She has been working with Microsoft's products & technologies for over 14 years. Gandhali has previously worked with several MNCs in India and abroad, primarily in the insurance and retail domain. In her current role as a Certified Azure Solution specialist, she helps partners, customers and developers in building world-class solutions on Microsoft cloud platform. A graduate in computer engineering from the University Of Mumbai, Gandhali holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Florida Institute Of Technology. You can connect with her on twitter @s_gandhali and her blog link is http://blogs.msdn.com/b/gsamant/

Gurpreet Sachdeva

Gurpreet Sachdeva

Gurpreet is a technology Executive with near to two decades of experience working on some of the most challenging technologies related to Communication Software, Enterprise Computing and Cloud Computing. Gurpreet did his B. Tech (C.S.) from NIT, Kurukshetra and M.S. (Software Systems) from BITS, Pilani. He is currently Director of Technology at Aricent, Gurgaon. A keen Java enthusiast, Gurpreet has worked in Java EE Technology with almost every major application platform ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, Oracle Application Server and WebLogic. He has exposure to working with large distributed multicultural teams in a highly dynamic environment, involving an onshore/offshore model. Gurpreet is an invited speaker at prestigious conferences like Oracle Java One, co-founder of Delhi - NCR - Java User Group and a regular blogger.

Kahnu Mohanty

Kahnu is a technologist with more than 16 years of industry experience. His primary technology focus area is .NET and Microsoft technologies and has deep insight into various other technologies including industry trends. He is passionate about upcoming technologies and the changing landscape of technology implementations in various domains like retail, travel, entertainment and fashion. He keeps himself busy by evaluating exciting tools and products that bring a new perspective. He is in Sapient since the last 10 years and is currently engaged with the Tesco account.

Mayank Jain

Mayank currently works as senior research developer in SapientNitro Kepler Lab. He has more than 6 years industry experience working on cutting edge technology;He likes to spend most of his time working on problems involving how to make computers see and think using computer vision and machine learning. He has several international publications and patents in his name and awarded multiple times for his contributions.
He is proficient in multiple software development technologies : C/C++, Python , Caffe, OpenCV, PCL, Qt, ROS, and AWS and many others.

Naga Kiran Manyala

A Computer Science BTech from IIT Naga Kiran is a Developer Advocate Engineer in Developer Relations at Salesforce. His area of focus is to evangelize and advocate Salesforce App Cloud to developers. His area of expertise is Apex, Visualforce and Lightning Design System. He has over 6 years for experience in Salesforce domain support and Developer Relations at Salesforce, Dell and HCL.

Pinal Dave

Pinal Dave

Pinal Dave is a technology enthusiast and independent consultant. He has authored 11 SQL Server database books, 19 video courses and have written over 3500 articles on the database technology on his blog at a http://blog.sqlauthority.com. Along with 14+ years of hands on experience he holds a Master's of Science degree and a number of certifications, including MCTS, MCDBA and MCAD (.NET). His past work experiences include Pluralsight Evangelist, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft and Sr. Consultant at SolidQ.

Pragya Mittal

Pragya Mittal is SDET at Inmobi. She has been working on big data technologies for nearly 2 years now. She has worked on core pipelines at Inmobi and also has been extensively contributing to Falcon and Oozie from past one year. She is Apache Falcon Committer and also spoken at GraceHopperConference 2015.

Rajesh Kumar

Rajesh Kumar works with Web Technologies. He has eight years of software development experience. Currently, he works with a UK-based e-commerce major developing Web Services/APIs using Microsoft, node technologies. He also evaluates various cloud services that could help, scale with ease, the always-on demand e-commerce application's web services. His hobbies include reading, programming, driving and cricket.

Ravi Kishore Valeti

Ravi Kishore Valeti is a Lead Member of Technical Staff at Salesforce and has 10 years of Product development experience with 2+ years of experience in monitoring & alerting for HBase@Salesforce. He co-designed, developed and took to production, Monitoring & Dashboards solution for better visualization and operation of HBase@Salesforce. Currently, he's working on a centralized Big Data Monitoring and alerting solution for Big Data-As-A-Service for Salesforce internal use-cases.

Sanjeevi Moorthy

Sanjeevi is a chief engineer at PayPal, with rich experience in building Scalable, Highly Available, and Distributed Systems for fraud management in payment industry. He is leading risk re-platforming initiatives to adapt Sharding, Archiving, NO-SQL solution patterns. He always look for engineering excellence which helps to deliver the world class enterprise systems.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish Chakravarthy is a freelance software developer living in India. He has been programming and teaching for a living since 1997. Sathyaish's areas of expertise is programming applications targeting the .NET framework using C# and VB.NET. He started his career programming Visual Basic 5.0 with the Win32 API. Sathyaish has authored .NET programming courses for WintellectNOW and is on his way to completing his first course with Pluralsight. In addition to technical training programs, Sathyaish also conducts motivational workshops on goal-setting.

Shashank Srivatsavaya

Shashank Srivatsavaya is a Senior Developer Advocate Engineer at Salesforce India Developer Relations. His area of focus is evangelizing the Salesforce App Cloud to developers in India, with expertise in Apex, Visualforce, Lightning and various Salesforce APIs. He has over six years of experience predominantly at Salesforce with brief stints at Wipro Technologies and SumTotal Systems.

Shweta Gupta

Shweta is Manager Technology at Sapient Global Markets with over 10 years of experience in software architecture design, application integration and development in the Finance domain. She is adept in Microsoft technologies like .NET, SQL, WCF & WPF. She has extensive experience in the areas of Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), Patterns and Iterative Design Methodologies. Highly skilled in Logical Analysis and Quality Assurance, Shweta is known for her quality work. In her current assignment, she provides technical leadership to the team for designing and developing a Data Transport Layer using BizTalk Server as the integration platform.

Sonam Raju

Sonam Raju is Senior Developer Advocate at Salesforce. She works closely with developers in India on advocating Force.com and Salesforce App Cloud. She has over five years experience in Salesforce platform and has worked in various developer facing roles in Salesforce.

Sukriti Sharma

Sukriti is a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft India and her focus areas in technology are Microsoft cloud and mobile technologies like Azure Websites, VMs, Notifications Hub, Mobile Services, Azure Mobile Engagement etc. She has also worked on .NET, C# and XAML and mobile app development for Windows. Her role includes working with Microsoft Partners and ISVs to assess and review architecture solutions for the cloud and advise them on how to better adopt cloud technologies and how to architect solutions for the cloud.

Vikas Bodke

Vikas Bodke is a Senior Associate at SapientNitro with over 8 years of development experience. He comes from Java/J2ee background and has worked on the full stack from UI development, middleware to persistence layer. Currently, Vikas is involved in developing a platform on cloud, and has worked closely on implementation of the Infra as Code. He loves to code and explore various programming paradigms.

Yagnik Khanna

Yagnik builds cloud and infrastructure @ Snapdeal. He enjoys talking about distributed system and playing chaos monkey with production systems.

scott davis

Scott Davis

A GIDS veteran in his seventh 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.

Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford

Douglas Crockford was born in the Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, but left when he was only six months old because it was just too damn cold. He turned his back on a promising career in television when he discovered computers. He has worked in learning systems, small business systems, office automation, games, interactive music, multimedia, location-based entertainment, social systems, and programming languages. He is the inventor of Tilton, the ugliest programming language that was not specifically designed to be an ugly programming language. He is best known for having discovered that there are good parts in JavaScript. This was an important and unexpected discovery. He also discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format, the world's most loved data format. And he works at PayPal.

Bill Scott

Bill Scott

A GIDS veteran in his seventh straight year at the show, Bill has always been passionate about software engineering (30 years). And just as passionate to understand how humans interact with software. For a long time he couldn't decide if he was an engineer or a designer. He finally gave up trying to classify himself and just decided to live in both worlds as much as possible.
Bill is currently VP, Next Gen Commerce at PayPal. Previously he led Merchant Engineering, Payment Products and User Interface Engineering there. At Netflix and Meebo he led User Interface Engineering and at Meebo he also led the UX Design team. He is co-author of the O'Reilly book Designing Web Interfaces and a regular conference/workshop speaker on topics on all aspects of design & engineering. Previously he has consulted for startups and fortune 500 companies, co-wrote one of the first JavaScript Ajax libraries, launched the public design pattern library at Yahoo and wrote one of the first games for the Macintosh in 1985.
His thoughts can be found at http://looksgoodworkswell.com. Follow him on twitter @billwscott

Amod Malviya

Amod is an engineer with diverse interests. Some might better recognise him for his work as Flipkart's CTO till mid 2015, where he built a world class technology team and helped Flipkart grow. He is a strong proponent of the open source world and a strong believer in the technology potential of India. His professional career has been mostly into distributed systems, and has seen product exposure in enterprise as well as consumer internet domains.

Miko Matsumura

Miko Matsumura

Miko Matsumura is Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc. His 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.
Earlier, Miko 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. He was named at Cloud Expo 2009 West as one of the World's 30 Most Influential Virtualization Bloggers.

Sandeep Alur

Sandeep Alur has over 16 years of industry experience providing technology and architectural guidance to Enterprise customers. His experience ranges from dotcom days to the next generation distributed and cloud computing technology era. He has architected solutions across the Microsoft Technology Suite and is a stern believer of his own philosophy, which says "Enterprise architecture is an evolution and it grows with innovation". At Microsoft, he leads the Technical Evangelism Charter for India, and works with the Start-up & ISV ecosystem to provide them a platform to build solutions on the Cloud Platform. With the current decade dominated by explosion of devices and services, he considers 'Cloud platform' to be a great host for businesses to scale. You can follow him on twitter @saalur.

Bruno Lowagie

Bruno Lowagie

Bruno Lowagie is the original developer of iText, an innovative PDF library that has grown into a global software company. As an active member of the ISO and PDF communities he has authored several books about iText as well as worked with the community to continually improve PDF functionality. When he is not working in the PDF world, Bruno spends much of his time with his wife and two sons.

Shail Maniar

Shail Maniar is Vice President and Managing Director at Sabre and has more than 22 years of experience in engineering, management and delivery of large-scale technology applications and operations. He has extensive experience in building and leading global technology teams across North America, Europe and Asia. A result oriented and passionate leader with a proven track record of driving execution of product road-maps and consistent high performance and business value to customers. His areas of expertise include strategic and technology planning; high transactional, SaaS based and scalable travel app development; change management and transformation; customer championship and leadership across APAC; setting-up off shore GDC's across APAC; and building, developing and mentoring high performance global engineering teams.

Bob McWhirter

Bob has been with Red Hat for 9 years, working on a variety of polyglot projects on the JVM. He currently leads the Research & Prototyping group within the Middleware division.He also co-leads the WildFly Swarm project, attempting to bring the worlds of microservices and enterprise Java together.

Aditee Rele

Aditee has worked extensively with enterprise customers in India and Abroad, architecting and designing large scale enterprise solutions on Microsoft Stack with specific expertise in the Retail, Pharma and Manufacturing domain. At Microsoft, Aditee leads technical evangelism for India and is responsible for driving adoption of Microsoft products & technologies for Devices, Apps and Cloud. In her role, she works with the developer ecosystem to help them build world-class solutions on the Microsoft Stack. In addition, she also works with large enterprises, small business, start-ups and ISV's to provide strategic and technical guidance and to help them realize the potential of mobility and cloud for their businesses to fuel innovation. Aditee is a proponent of women in technology and is passionate about helping women build and sustain long term careers in IT and also provide a platform for Women to be successful in their Entrepreneurial journey.

Sivasankari Ramamurthy

Sivasankari (Siva) is a Senior Manager, Technology with Sapient Global Markets, Bangalore. She has over 15 years of technology and consulting experience in software product development and providing technology based solutions in the areas of Hedge Fund Administration, Securities Trading (Financing of Trades, Back Office Operations related to Settlement and Clearing of Fixed Income Securities and Prime Brokerage C&S), Insurance and BPM.
Siva possesses multiple skill sets, having worked with MS Technologies, C++ and Object Oriented s/w development work in Java and J2EE Technologies, XML and Web services. She has worked as a Project Lead/Consultant responsible for the delivery and quality of projects.
She leads the Women's Leadership Network at Sapient Global Markets and is active in programs promoting Gender Diversity and empowering women in their career growth. She is also active managing key CSR projects.

Raman Mehta

An Experience technologist with more than 14 years of experience, delivering web-based products and solutions. He has a good track record of building successful cross-functional teams, with the ability to inspire at various technical expertise levels to deliver with quality and on time. Raman has extensive experience in developing front-end frameworks for websites and web mobile-based applications. He is a strong advocate of Web standards and Accessibility standards.

Anuvrat Rao

Anuvrat Rao is the Head of Product Partnerships in India & Southeast Asia. He currently leads Google's Mobile web efforts in the region working with top partners on progressive web apps using mordern Wed capabilities. Prior to his current position, Anuvrat worked on Youtube APAC strategy running cross functional projects spanning content, marketing, sales, and product in the region. Prior to Google Anuvrat was a strategy consultant with OC&C in London and holds Masters in Engineering, Economics & Management from Oxford University.

Benoit Lagae

Benoit Lagae

Benoit Lagae is a Java developer by nature who has branched out towards .NET in recent years. After a higher education in linguistics, he rediscovered his earlier fondness of programming and loves to connect the two as often as possible. He has been a support engineer for iText Software since 2014, focusing on performance, document conversion, fonts, and writing systems. When not at work, he specializes in finding terrible names for his private software projects.

Breandan Considine

Breandan Considine

Breandan Considine is a software engineer and developer advocate at JetBrains, where he enjoys building plugins, writing technical content, speaking about developer tools, and learning from other developers. As a Java developer, he has written machine learning software for ad networks, speech recognition tools for developers, and has spoken at conferences from Shanghai to Sao Paulo to San Fransisco. He enjoys thinking about language education, natural language processing, and new modes for human-computer interaction, particularly in low powered environments such as mobile phones and wearable devices. When he is not writing software, Breandan likes to play badminton, read and travel.

Burr Sutter

Burr Sutter is responsible for Red Hat's developer experience. Burr is currently an Oracle Java Champion, and was previously president of the Atlanta Java Users Group and founder of the DevNexus conference. Burr has spoken at numerous developer events from Brazil to Beijing and has traveled throughout the US and Europe presenting to developers on numerous topics.

Edson Yanaga

Edson Yanaga is Director of Developer Experience at Red Hat, focused on empowering developers worldwide to deliver better software faster and reliably. He has been nominated as a Java Champion and currently is also a Microsoft MVP. Professor, author, blogger and frequent speaker in many international conferences talking about Java, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Microservices and Software Craftsmanship.

Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan Wielenga

Geertjan Wielenga is a speaker at many conferences and an author of books, focused on Java EE, JavaScript, and NetBeans IDE. He is a JavaOne Rockstar and has spoken at all kinds of software developer conferences, especially on Java and JavaScript. He works for the Oracle Developer Tools organization, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, focused on developer technologies such as Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit and NetBeans IDE. He is an expert on the NetBeans APIs and on the framework underneath it, which is the NetBeans Platform, used as the basis of software at NATO, NASA, and many other large organizations. He recently published "Beginning NetBeans IDE for Java Developers", published by Apress, August 2015.

Graham Dumpleton

Graham is the author of mod_wsgi, a popular module for hosting Python web applications with the Apache HTTPD web server. He has a keen interest in Docker and Platform as a Service (PaaS) technologies, and is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation and Member of the Apache Software Foundation. He is currently a developer advocate for OpenShift at Red Hat.

Heather VanCura

Heather VanCura

Heather leads the JCP Community and Program Office. In her role she is responsible for the day-to-day nurturing, support, and leadership of the community. She represents the JCP as an international speaker at conference around the world, and oversees the JCP.org web site, JSR management, community building, events, marketing, communications, and growth of the membership. She is also a leader of the community driven Adopt-a-JSR programs. In 2014, Heather became Spec Lead for JSR 364, Broadening JCP Membership, as part of the ongoing JCP.Next effort. Heather is passionate about Java and developer communities. She enjoys trying new sports and fitness activities in her free time.

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad is an experienced software architect focusing on Enterprise Java. He is participating in the Java Community Process as a member of the Expert Groups for JSR 368 (JMS 2.1), JSR 371 (MVC 1.0), JSR 375 (Java EE Security API). He is also a member of the NetBeans Dream Team. He has been working with Java since the beginning and has over the years tried out everything from lightweight mobile applications to large scale enterprise applications. His experience covers all aspects of designing architectures based on a variety of technologies including standard Java EE as well as more lightweight frameworks such as Spring and a variety of open source products.
Ivar is always focusing on quality and on using the right tools and technologies for the right task to optimize the software development process. Ivar is a frequent speaker at international developer conferences.

Jeff Scott Brown

Core member of the Grails development team, Jeff is a Principal Software Engineer and Grails Practice Lead with OCI. 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.

Kiru Samapathy

Kiru Samapathy

Kiru Samapathy is a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks and has over 9 years of technology consulting experience. She has helped clients achieve tangible business outcomes through implementation of best practices in DevOps such as Automated Testing, Continuous Integration, Infrastructure as Service and Containerisation. Her core expertise includes Microservices, Continuous Delivery, and Cloud. She also has a keen interest in functional programming languages and in the ways these languages can solve complex problems with simpler solutions.

Marty Hall

Marty Hall

Marty Hall is president of coreservlets.com, a training and consulting company focusing on server-side Java technology, and front-end development with JavaScript and jQuery. In addition to long Java development and consulting experience, Marty has an extensive background in teaching and training, having given training courses on Java (now using Java 8), JSF 2, PrimeFaces, Android, JavaScript, jQuery, GWT, and other Java EE topics in Japan, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Mexico, Puerto Rico, India, Cambodia, Norway, and dozens of US venues. He has taught onsite at Google, General Motors, VeriSign, Symantec, the US Federal Reserve Bank, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, Learjet, the US Navy, the Australian Treasury Department, Telenor Norway, and dozens of other organizations around the world. JavaU @ JavaOne
A popular and entertaining speaker, Marty has also spoken at conferences and user groups around the world, including GIDS Bangalore, Comdex, the Web 2.0 Expo, and six times at JavaOne, most recently in 2015. Marty is also adjunct faculty in the Johns Hopkins University part-time graduate program in Computer Science, where he directs the Java and Web-related concentration areas.
Marty Hall is also the lead author of six popular Java EE books from Pearson, including Core Servlets and JSP, and is the co-author of the upcoming JSF 2.3 edition of Core JSF. He has also produced training videos for Pearson on JSF, PrimeFaces, Java 8 lambdas and streams (for those that know Java 7), general Java programming using Java 8 (for those new to Java), JavaScript, and jQuery.
Although based in the USA, Marty is well known in India. He has spoken twice previously at GIDS, and has given intensive Java EE training courses in both Bangalore and Hyderabad. In addition, several of his Java EE books have been reprinted in India.

Mihir Mehta

Mihir specializes in Architecting, designing and developing high volume internet websites, distributed systems and enterprise software and has great expertise in large scale systems. Currently he is the Senior Director of Customer Engagement and Value Added Commerce for PayPal Building a platform for engagement and apps to increase transaction velocity. Previously he was with eBay, responsible for building eBay's product development organization in Chennai India from ground up and building domain expertise in areas of strategic importance to eBay.

Mike Keith

Mike Keith has been an object-oriented programming, enterprise, distributed systems and persistence expert for over 20 years. He was an active member of the enterprise Java (Java EE) platform expert group as well as many of the Java EE sub-specification expert groups. He has represented Oracle on numerous other committees and standards groups and is a reknowned author, speaker, and JavaOne Rock Star. He currently spends all his time as a cloud service architect at Oracle and has been fully engaged helping to create the Mobile Cloud Service.

Paul King

Paul King

Dr. Paul King has been contributing to open source projects for nearly 30 years and is an active committer on numerous projects including Groovy, GPars and Gradle. He has worked in numerous roles helping customers wanting to embrace new technologies, harness best practices and innovate. Paul speaks at international conferences, publishes in software magazines and journals, and is a co-author of Manning's best-seller: Groovy in Action, 2nd Edition.

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.

Raju Gandhi

Raju Gandhi

Raju Gandhi is a Java/Ruby/Clojure developer and a programming language geek. He has been writing software for the better part of a decade in several industries including education, finance, construction and the manufacturing sector. Raju has a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio University. In his spare time you will find Raju reading, or watching movies, or playing with yet another programming language. He is affectionately known as looselytyped on Twitter.

Reza Rahman

Reza Rahman

Reza is a long time consultant now working at CapTech Consulting. He has been an official Java EE technologist 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 Devoxx. 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.

Rohit Bhardwaj

Rohit Bhardwaj is a Principal Cloud Engineer / Architect at Kronos Incorporated and has nineteen years of extensive experience in architecture, design and agile development. Rohit is an expert in application development in Cloud architecture and development with HTML5, NGINX, Node JS, Apache Camel, Drools, Sprint, Hibernate, RabbitMQ, Cassandra, Redis, Ruby, Groovy, Rails, web portals, Struts, Oracle 11g, SQL Server 2005, Mongo DB, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), REST, Cloud Computing, RIA, Android, Web Services and SOAPUI. Rohit is Sun Certified Java developer for Java 1.5 Platform. Rohit has done MBA from Babson College in Corporate Entrepreneurship. Rohit did his Masters in Computer Science from Boston University and Harvard University. Rohit is on twitter @rbhardwaj1

Sau Sheong Chang

Sau Sheong Chang is the Director of Global Consumer Engineering for PayPal, managing teams that deliver consumer-focused products for PayPal. Previously, he was the Director of HP Labs Singapore, responsible for managing a team of research scientists and engineers focusing on researching and developing cloud computing and Big Data technologies for HP. Before joining HP, he was the Chief Technology Officer for Garena and Director of Engineering for Yahoo! Southeast Asia. Sau Sheong has been doing software development for 20 years, mostly in web application development. He is active in the Ruby and Go developer communities have have contributed to open source projects and spoke at meetups and conferences. Sau Sheong has also published 3 programming-related books, mostly on Ruby and is working on a 4th book titled "Go Web Programming".

Sèbastien Blanc

Sèbastien Blanc is Java EE engineer with 12 years of experience. He works at Red Hat and focus on Open Source libraries for Mobile in the Enterprise. Besides his "heavy" JavaEE profile (middleware, banking and insurance products) Sèbastien spends a lot of time playing with Hybrid Mobile Apps and connected objects. He believes that Mobile Web/Hybrid Apps are the future and tries to evangelize this through different conferences (Devoxx, JUDCon, JavaOne, SpringOne).

Simon Ritter

Simon Ritter

Simon Ritter is the European CTO of Azul Systems. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K. Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Labs and then Novell, Simon moved to Sun in 1996. At this time, he started working with Java technology and has spent time working both in Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition he focused on developer outreach for the core Java platform, Java for client applications and embedded Java. Now at Azul he is helping people to understand Azul's Java virtual machine technologies and products.

Abdias Michael

Abdias Michael

Abdias Michael is making his debut at this edition of GIDS. He has been working on ASP.NET and XAML in GrapeCity DeveloperTools as a Senior Software Engineer. A keen blogger, Abdias openly expresses his love for web application frameworks like Knockout, Angular etc and gets his share of happiness by working on robust solutions to solve business scenarios for customers.

Abhishek Narain

As a Technical Evangelist, Abhishek helps developers adapt to cloud technologies. He works on Cloud Architecture and Internet-of-Things, Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development, ASP.NET MVC and Web Game Development. Previously, he was a consultant at Microsoft, working on ASP.NET, Azure, Windows Phone, and Client web technologies. He is a regular speaker at TechEd, .NET User Groups, Open Source User Groups. Prior to Microsoft, Abhishek was working at Infragistics - a leading UI/UX company. He has worked extensively on HTML5 and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award while working outside Microsoft.

Amarpreet Singh Bassan

Amarpreet Singh Bassan

Amarpreet Singh Bassan (amarpb@microsoft.com) is a Microsoft Data Platform engineer specializing on Microsoft Azure and Big Data. Amarpreet is a subject matter expert in SQL Server Business Intelligence Suite and is currently dedicating all of his time in diving deep into the open source world, specifically the Apache Hadoop framework and Spark. Amarpreet is currently working on a technology called HDInsight which is Microsoft's distribution of Hadoop on Microsoft Azure. He is the co-author of and Mastering SQL Server 2014 Data Mining with Packt Publishing. Amarpreet is a technology geek and wants to remain on top of the latest technology suite. During his free time, Amarpreet likes to watch cricket and listen to music.

Anand S

Anand S

Anand is the Chief Data Scientist at Gramener.com. He and his team explore insights from data and communicates these as visual stories. Anand also builds the Gramener Visualisation Server -- Gramener's flagship product. 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.

Anand Katti

Anand Katti

Anand is a Big Data architect with SapientNitro, based out of its Bangalore office. He has over 16 years' experience in architecture, design & development of data platforms. He has extensive experience in data warehousing, business intelligence and big data technologies. He has worked on Hadoop, Spark, Python and Tableau for implementing big data solutions.

Anup Nair

Anup heads India Operation for Sumo Logic, where he built various Engineering teams ground up. Prior to Sumo Logic, Anup was at Adobe where he was instrumental in building and managing some of the 1.0 cloud products for the Video Platform Group. He has worked for variety of startups, and has more than 10 years of experience building enterprise systems, of which last 6 years have been around building cloud native applications. He started his career all the way from dabbling Windows kernel code to date solving some interesting problems around large scale system.

Arati Deo

Arati is Senior Manager for Machine Learning and Software Development at Amazon. She currently leads a Data Science team which builds Machine Learning and Data Science solutions for amazon.in businesses, along with software engineering teams working on local commerce initiatives in India. Arati has been at Amazon since 2005, and in earlier roles, has led the A9 India team working on Sponsored Links solutions and led Machine Learning applications development for Amazon's Seller Services organization.
Arati has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University, Houston. Prior to Amazon, she worked for FICO in San Diego, CA, where she has helped to build predictive software solutions for credit card fraud detection, credit risk applications and healthcare fraud detection. Throughout her career, Arati's core technical experience has been in applying data mining and machine learning techniques for predictive analytics products.

Ashish Sahu

Ashish works as a Windows AppConsult Engineer at Microsoft. He has been working with Microsoft for about 10 years and made a transition from working on Windows Services for UNIX to Windows Phone/Store development a few years back. His current profile involves working with developers to assist them in making better design and architecture decisions to improve the usability and performance of apps.

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh Raina

Ashutosh is a Senior Consultant at Thoughtworks currently focussed on mobile development on Windows Phone and Android. Previously he has worked on web development and devops as well. Usually C# is his weapon of choice but he loves experimenting with Scala as well. He loves using open source software in .net to deliver high value to clients. He is keen on leveraging learnings from functional programming languages and tools to make application more robust against failure. He also holds keen interest in devops and continuous delivery. Ashutosh has spoken previously at GIDS as well as other user groups. He also loves french fries.

Avinash Kolluru

A graduate from BITS-Pilani with over 7 yrs of experience in building scalable web application backends. Currently, a Staff Engineer at AppDynamics in Services Platform group, where he is leading the micro services architecture and is responsible for building common services across different product lines. Prior to this, he played similar roles in Fiberlink (a SaaS based Mobile Device Management company now owned by IBM) and Aruba Networks. He also enjoys building Android applications and have contributed to few consumer apps like CollageFlow(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.collageflow.android) and few others that are still in beta.

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".

Bharanidharan Kaliyaperumal

Bharanidharan Kaliyaperumal

Bharanidharan has 10 years of experience in building and designing scalable web applications. He works as an architect at SapientNitro. He enjoys being a polyglot programmer dealing with various technologies. He is passionate about Java, Node JS, fault-tolerant Micro-services, Cloud Computing, Infrastructure as a code, Machine learning to name a few.

Brij Singh

Brij is a Sr. Technology Evangelist (Open Source solutions) with Microsoft. Brij has a decade worth of experience in both Microsoft technologies as well as with open source technologies. Brij has architected highly scalable and reliable solutions using Open source technologies.

Debarchan Sarkar

Debarchan Sarkar

Debarchan Sarkar (@debarchans) is a GIDS alumni and Microsoft Data Platform engineer specializing on Microsoft Azure and Big Data. Debarchan is a subject matter expert in SQL Server Integration Services and is currently delving deep into the open source world, specifically the Apache Hadoop framework. Debarchan is currently working on a technology called HDInsight which is Microsoft's distribution of Hadoop on Microsoft Azure. He is the author of various books on SQL Server and Big Data including Pro Microsoft HDInsight with Apress SQL Server 2012 with Hadoop with Packt Publishing and Mastering SQL Server 2014 Data Mining with Packt Publishing. Debarchan is a social media enthusiast, he owns and maintains several technical groups and communities on Azure and Big Data. During his free time, Debarchan likes to watch cricket, listens to music and loves to explore new places as he firmly believes that known is a drop, the unknown is an ocean.

Deepali Shukla

Deepali Shukla

Deepali is a Senior Manager Technology in SapientNitro, with a focus on CMS and CXM technologies. Deepali has experience in multiple technology products including enterprise vendors like Adobe Experience Manager, HP Autonomy Interwoven, etc. and Open-source packages like Drupal and WordPress. Her experience ranges from supporting package evaluations and architecture design, to architecting, implementing and supporting technology solutions for clients. Having more than 12 years of IT experience, she likes to consider herself as a developer of digital experiences that cater to consumer needs.

Deepthi Anantharam

Deepthi is an engineer from the University of Bangalore and an alumnus of the International Institute of Information Technology - Bangalore. Currently, she is a Technology Evangelist with Microsoft Corporation India. She works with developers and IT professionals focusing on SQL Server, Business Intelligence and related technologies on premise as well as on cloud. Earlier, she has worked with several startups on BI in retail and banking domain.

Evan Johnson

As a front-end engineer working at Amazon.com for the past 2.5 years, Evan builds new features and implements latency reduction initiatives for the India search experience. Prior to this, Evan worked on Junglee.com - another Amazon.com India product that allows users to buy and sell used goods. Since beginning his career 5 years ago he has developed a passion for bringing modern customer experiences to lower end devices and networks. Outside of work, Evan is passionate about teaching courses on various front-end technologies.

Gandhali Samant

Gandhali is a Sr. Technology Evangelist at Developer experience and evangelism group, Microsoft India and her areas of expertise include Microsoft Azure, Windows platform & .Net technologies. She has been working with Microsoft's products & technologies for over 14 years. Gandhali has previously worked with several MNCs in India and abroad, primarily in the insurance and retail domain. In her current role as a Certified Azure Solution specialist, she helps partners, customers and developers in building world-class solutions on Microsoft cloud platform. A graduate in computer engineering from the University Of Mumbai, Gandhali holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Florida Institute Of Technology. You can connect with her on twitter @s_gandhali and her blog link is http://blogs.msdn.com/b/gsamant/

Ganesh Iyer

Ganesh Iyer

Dr Ganesh Iyer, (Engineer, Technology Evangelist, Researcher, Professor, Blogger, Photographer and Dancer) currently works with Progress Software Development as QA Architect. He is also a visiting faculty at IIIT-Hyderabad. He has received his PhD degree from National University of Singapore in 2012. He has several international publications including book chapters, journals and conferences. He has presented several number of talks, workshops on various technologies (Cloud, Mobile, IoT, Agile Quality Analysis) at different venues including Progress Exchange at Orlando, USA (2014), PUG Challenge (Boston, USA, 2015 and Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015), Decoding DevOps (Bengaluru in 2015) and many other technology events both in India, Europe and USA.

Gaurav Aggarwal

A Computer Science BTech from IIT Madras and PhD from University of Maryland, Gaurav has over eight years of experience in building computer vision and machine learning solutions both in academic and industrial settings. Gaurav has 35+ research papers in international conferences and journals he has written as part of his research career. He founded a technology start-up called Fashiate that was acquired by Snapdeal where he currently works in the capacity of Senior Principal Scientist and heads Multimedia Research Group. Follow Gaurav on twitter @fooobar

Gautam Pradhan

Gautam Pradhan leads a talented team of analysts and developers at Sabre who solve airline industry problems with Operations Research and Analytical solutions. He has 10 years' experience in building and implementing decision support systems that use data, analytics, forecasting and optimization to improve airline profitability. He has also helped establish advanced analytical services that are essential to maximize the ROI of such systems during their usage. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Madras during which he worked on the usage of customer choice models in transportation problems.

Gurpreet Sachdeva

Gurpreet Sachdeva

Gurpreet is a technology Executive with near to two decades of experience working on some of the most challenging technologies related to Communication Software, Enterprise Computing and Cloud Computing. Gurpreet did his B. Tech (C.S.) from NIT, Kurukshetra and M.S. (Software Systems) from BITS, Pilani. He is currently Director of Technology at Aricent, Gurgaon. A keen Java enthusiast, Gurpreet has worked in Java EE Technology with almost every major application platform ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, Oracle Application Server and WebLogic. He has exposure to working with large distributed multicultural teams in a highly dynamic environment, involving an onshore/offshore model. Gurpreet is an invited speaker at prestigious conferences like Oracle Java One, co-founder of Delhi - NCR - Java User Group and a regular blogger.

Ilayaperumal Gopinathan

Ilayaperumal Gopinathan

Ilayaperumal is a developer at Spring team in Pivotal. He is one of the committers of Spring XD, Spring Cloud Dataflow and Spring Cloud Stream eco system of projects. Prior to joining Spring team, he worked with VMware vFabric, Cloud Foundry and Hyperic products. As an open source enthusiast, he has organised and presented in meetups/tech-talks related to Spring projects.

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 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 recognized by Google as the Google Developer Expert (GDE) for his subject matter expertise. He is awarded the title of Regional Director by Microsoft Corporation.
Janakiram is a regular contributor to the Forbes Technology section. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst with Gigaom Research analyst network where he analyzed the cloud services landscape. He is also a contributor at The New Stack and TechRepublic. Janakiram is an adjunct faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data, Cloud Computing, Containers and DevOps and to the students enrolled for the Masters course.
Janakiram has worked at world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. His last role was with Amazon Web Services as the Technology Evangelist where he joined them as the first employee in India. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools. At the time of leaving Microsoft, he was a Cloud Architect focused on Microsoft Azure.

Jaya Vashisht

Jaya has over 9 years of experience in software development lifecycle including analysis, designing of framework, implementation and maintenance to improve efficiency of financial business operations. She has extensive experience in Institutional Trading applications specifically for equity and derivatives. Jaya has closely worked with Compliance and Legal team for supervisory monitoring of trading activities.

Kahnu Mohanty

Kahnu is a technologist with more than 16 years of industry experience. His primary technology focus area is .NET and Microsoft technologies and has deep insight into various other technologies including industry trends. He is passionate about upcoming technologies and the changing landscape of technology implementations in various domains like retail, travel, entertainment and fashion. He keeps himself busy by evaluating exciting tools and products that bring a new perspective. He is in Sapient since the last 10 years and is currently engaged with the Tesco account.

Karthic Rao

Karthic Rao

Karthic is a volunteer for Free Software Movement Karnataka (part of Free Software Movement India) for the past six years. He has contributed to a bunch of Golang based Open source projects and is an early contributor to CaddyServer, a HTTP/2 based automatic HTTPS webserver. Karthic has just started out working with the team at Dgraph, an Open Source, Scalable, Distributed, Low Latency, High Throughput Graph Database. He is part of the early engineering team at Adoriabs, a Santa Clara based startup working on re-imagining audio experience.
Karthic is an avid blogger and keyboardist performing for various bands. Karthic is also a prolific speaker at various conferences, including Gophercon 2016. You can read his tech writings on http://www.hackintoshrao.com and http://www.medium.com/@hackintoshrao

Lohith G N

Lohith G N

Lohith has around 15 years of industry experience on Microsoft Technology stack. He has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional title for last 5 years in a row for his expertise in Web Technologies using ASP.NET. He is a Production Engineer by education but got in to Software engineering thanks to FORTRAN. He speaks in various Technical Conference in India which include TechEd, GIDS, MODS, jsFOO to name a few. He is regular speaker in local user groups and heads Bangalore Dotnet User Group. BDotNet is a premiere user group in India and one of the active user groups.

Maninderjit Bindra

Maninderjit Bindra (Mani) is an Architect who has designed and implemented several high volume, business critical applications and APIs using open source software. He has experience across diverse technology areas including, open source and Microsoft technologies. He is a certified mongodb DBA, Microsoft Azure Specialist, MCP and SJP.

Mayank Jain

Mayank currently works as senior research developer in SapientNitro Kepler Lab. He has more than 6 years industry experience working on cutting edge technology;He likes to spend most of his time working on problems involving how to make computers see and think using computer vision and machine learning. He has several international publications and patents in his name and awarded multiple times for his contributions.
He is proficient in multiple software development technologies : C/C++, Python , Caffe, OpenCV, PCL, Qt, ROS, and AWS and many others.

Mayur Shah

Mayur Shah

Mayur Shah has 20 years of Enterprise Software Experience. Mayur has primarily been involved with Application Integration, Security and Middleware technologies. Mayur currently leads Pre Sales, Customer Success and Technical Product Marketing aspects at WaveMaker. At WaveMaker Mayur focusses on Rapid Application Development, API Management and Docker Cloud Management technologies. Prior to this Mayur has been involved in product ownership at Informatica, Cisco and BEA Systems. Mayur started his career as a Developer and over the years moved to Technical Marketing, and Product Management. Mayur is a holder of 2 Patents on RFID Management. When Mayur is not working he likes to listen to fusion music and read techbiz blogs.

Monojit Basu

Monojit Basu

Monojit Basu is the Founder and Director of TechYugadi IT Solutions & Consulting, Bangalore. Before setting up TechYugadi, Monojit worked in senior product management and technical architecture roles in various software product organizations including Sun Microsystems, webMethods and IBM. Monojit has played a key role in development as well as in customer success of many innovative enterprise software platforms, including highly available J2EE application server, SOA platform, Application Life Cycle Management platform and Big Data technology platforms. He has spoken at several conferences in India, China and the US, including JavaOne, IBM Innovate, and NASSCOM-IIMB workshops. Monojit is a Cloudera-certified Hadoop Developer.

Naresh Agarwal

Naresh is VP of Engineering and heads the AppDynamics India R&D Center. Previously, he was heading Big Data Platform and Data Infrastructure engineering at InMobi. He has 15+ years of experience in large scale data management & analytics and is passionate about large scale data problems and distributed systems. He has led engineering for Petabyte scale Big Data Systems and have been working in Big Data space over last 6-7 years. He holds Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from IIT Delhi.

Naga Kiran Manyala

Naga Kiran is a Developer Advocate Engineer in Developer Relations at Salesforce. His area of focus is to evangelize and advocate Salesforce App Cloud to developers. His area of expertise is Apex, Visualforce and Lightning Design System. He has over 6 years for experience in Salesforce domain support and Developer Relations at Salesforce, Dell and HCL.

Narayanan K Ramakrishnan

Narayanan is a Senior Technical Strategist within Systems Integration Practice at SapientNitro, India. In his thirteen years of professional journey, he has gained experience working in IT as a developer, business analyst, technology strategist, trainer and mentor. He has worked on various projects in Web, Windows, DW, Content Management and Enterprise technologies space across various domains. Presently, he is leading web ecommerce development using Java/Play platform for a hospitality client and also other technology training initiatives within the practice.

 Pavan Kolamuri

Pavan Kolamuri

Pavan Kumar Kolamuri is Senior Software Developer at Inmobi. He has been working on big data technologies for nearly 4 years now. He has deep knowledge of the Hadoop ecosystem, especially Falcon, Oozie, YARN, HBase. He is Apache Falcon Committer and also spoken at Apache Big Data Conference 2015.

Paviya George Chemparathy

Paviya is a Senior Associate with Sapient Data Analytics Capabilities team. She is passionate about predictive analytics using R and Python. She has worked on predictive models on time series data, text analytics and various machine learning algorithms for regression and classification problems. She has over 10 years of experience in IT Consulting. Prior to getting into data analytics, she was involved with implementing commodities trading and risk management (TRM) solutions.

Pinal Dave

Pinal Dave

Pinal Dave is a technology enthusiast and independent consultant. He has authored 11 SQL Server database books, 19 video courses and have written over 3500 articles on the database technology on his blog at a http://blog.sqlauthority.com. Along with 14+ years of hands on experience he holds a Master's of Science degree and a number of certifications, including MCTS, MCDBA and MCAD (.NET). His past work experiences include Pluralsight Evangelist, Technology Evangelist at Microsoft and Sr. Consultant at SolidQ.

Poorna Vaidyanathan

Poorna is a technical architect at PayPal, focusing on Risk and Compliance Platforms. With over 13 years of experience in Finance and Payments domain, Poorna is passionate about architecting and building distributed, scalable and highly available platforms. Prior to Risk, Poorna had been working on merchant services domain as a developer responsible for large scale partner integrations, and developer and architect in core payments domain responsible for post payments platform revamp to improve performance and scalability.

Prabhakar Mishra

Prabhakar Mishra is a Product Manager with ComponentOne where he builds products for the web stack. He has worked on developer components for fair part of his career covering most of the developer tools platform. In the past he has been involved in writing software for front and mid office application for finance and energy industry.

Pracheta Budhwar

Pracheta has been in the IT industry for 12+ years & currently work as Technology Evangelist at Microsoft. In her current role, she leads the IT Implementer evangelism charter for the subsidiary. With a rich background of providing technology and architectural guidance to Enterprise customers, Pracheta has worked on products ranging on Windows Server family right from NT days, Exchange Server, System Center and Lync Server to latest developments on Virtualization, Private Cloud & recently Microsoft Azure. Pracheta has performed multiple roles like infrastructure management, pre-sales & consulting. A regular speaker at Microsoft events and other industry tech summits.

Pragya Mittal

Pragya Mittal

Pragya Mittal is SDET at Inmobi. She has been working on big data technologies for nearly 2 years now. She has worked on core pipelines at Inmobi and also has been extensively contributing to Falcon and Oozie from past one year. She is Apache Falcon Committer and also spoken at GraceHopperConference 2015.

Rahul Gupta

Rahul Gupta

Rahul is a technology-driven professional with 12+ years of experience in building and architecting highly scalable and concurrent, low latency business critical distributed infrastructure. His expertise lies in Big Data and Real Time Analytics space where he specializes in big data governing technologies and Enterprise Architecture. Rahul is an expert in working with decision makers across different business verticals within an organization and guiding them in right decision making through in-depth technical understanding, analysis and evaluation procedures to bring home critical deals with high business values.

Rajdeep Dua

Rajdeep Dua is Director Developer Relations at Salesforce. His area of focus is to evangelize and advocate Salesforce App Cloud to developers. His area of expertise is Heroku Connect, Force.com REST. He has over 16 years for experience in R&D and Developer Relations at Salesforce, VMware, Google and Microsoft. He is also the author of upcoming book on Docker Networking.

Rajendran Dandapani

The "Seven Year Itch" saw him leave Xerago to pursue his lifelong ambitions of building an educational entertainment software. After joining Zoho Corporation in 2004, he built and launched Jambav, a portal for dozens of tools and games for parents and children, with a special focus on children with special needs like dyslexia, Asperger's, and autism.
ToonDoo from Jambav, arguably the fastest way to create and share comic strips online, is a particularly noteworthy gem in that collection. And, that's when the iPhone ushered in a mobile revolution in the world of software.
In the past five years, he's been happy-surfing the leading wave of this tsunami, building innovative mobile experiences for Zoho's suite of products on the cloud.
Leading a mobile-first mindset and conceiving Apps and services that echo a strongly-held conviction about 'Big Data + Small Apps', he manages and guides a team of seventy-five developers, artists, and visual designers spearheading Zoho to the forefront of the mobile revolution.
Beyond work, he is a contra-academician at heart. Feeling strongly that the education system in India needs a reboot, he now walks the talk, doing his small bit by 'free-schooling' his 15-year-old son at home.

Rajesh Kumar

Rajesh Kumar works with Web Technologies. He has eight years of software development experience. Currently, he works with a UK-based e-commerce major developing Web Services/APIs using Microsoft, node technologies. He also evaluates various cloud services that could help, scale with ease, the always-on demand e-commerce application's web services. His hobbies include reading, programming, driving and cricket.

Rajkumar Rangaraj

Raj is an Escalation Engineer with the Developer Support Internet team in Microsoft and has been supporting IIS and ASP.NET for more than eight years. He is SME on IIS, ASP.NET, MVC, and WCF. He interacts with Product Group of IIS and ASP.NET technologies to enhance the Product Quality. Over past years he has interacted with hundreds of Developers, MVPs and Premier customers through various technical conference like Microsoft Web camp, Developer Day, Developer Workshops, GIDS.NET, MVP Group Interaction sessions and other online Webinar series.

Ramesh Parthasarathy

Ramesh is a Technical Architect working on PayPal's cloud engineering team and focusing on areas of hybrid cloud and infrastructure management. Prior to this he was building scalable and reliable platforms for eBay applications with the emphasis towards SOA services monitoring and governance. He has worked in diverse areas including IP Multimedia subsystems (IMS), SOA/ESB, Java EE and e-commerce applications during his earlier stint at Sun Microsystems Inc. He has been a speaker at various conferences including Java One , and his research interests include load balancing and high availability.

Ramkrishna Chatterjee

Ramkrishna Chatterjee works as a Digital Platform, SOA & Integration Architect at Happiest Minds' DTES group. He brings to his role expertise in understanding and defining Digital Platform & SOA Roadmap, SOA architecture and governance, SOA Administration & Deployment Architecture, conducting SOA and integration platform evaluation, technology maturity evaluation, production issue fixes,SOA environment stabilization, SOA Services Design and Development. His technical expertise includes Microservices Architecture, Cloud Foundry SOA & Integration Suite and ESB Products.

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

Ranganathan Balashanmugam

Ranganathan has nearly eleven years of experience developing awesome products and loves to works on full stack - from front end, to backend and scale. Though he graduated as a civil engineer, Ranganathan has worked with a few software companies, tried two startups and at present works for ThoughtWorks as Technology Lead, where he is contributing to open source products. He runs one of the top technology meetups in Hyderabad - Hyderabad Scalability Meetup. He is very interested in exploring Big data technologies and is a regular speaker. He has recently spoken at Apache Big Data Europe 2015, GIDS 2015, and many other meetups and conferences.

Ravi Kishore Valeti

Ravi Kishore Valeti is a Lead Member of Technical Staff at Salesforce and has 10 years of Product development experience with 2+ years of experience in monitoring & alerting for HBase@Salesforce. He co-designed, developed and took to production, Monitoring & Dashboards solution for better visualization and operation of HBase@Salesforce. Currently, he's working on a centralized Big Data Monitoring and alerting solution for Big Data-As-A-Service for Salesforce internal use-cases.

Ruhani Arora

Ruhani is a technology enthusiast, who works with Microsoft India as a Technical Evangelist. Her role at Microsoft includes working with depth customers, students and developers to help them build Windows apps powered by Azure. A computer engineering graduate from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi University, Ruhani is an avid reader and loves to keep abreast with the latest technological developments around the globe.

Salil Kalia

Salil Kalia

Salil works at TO THE NEW Digital and has over 10 years of software development experience. He is a DataStax certified Cassandra trainer and carries a deep understanding on NoSQL/BigData concepts. He has spoken at few conferences including IndicThreads and some local meet-ups. His work includes a variety of BigData technologies like - Zookeeper, Kafka, Druid, MongoDB, HBase, Hadoop, Spark, etc. He uses Java, Groovy eco-systems for the development purposes. For the last few years, he has been working on Digital Marketing / Ad-Tech industry projects - building highly scalable software solutions. Salil loves traveling and exploring new places/cultures around the world.

Sanjay Manwani

Sanjay Manwani has a multi-decade experience in all aspects of software development, across the globe. He has been managing and working closely with Database technologies for the past 10 years. He has been a speaker at multiple Indian and international events. He currently manages the MySQL India team which; together with the worldwide development team, is involved in development, quality and sustaining of the MySQL database. He also leads the MySQL Enterprise Backup product which is a part of the MySQL Enterprise offering.

Sanjeevi Moorthy

Sanjeevi is a chief engineer at PayPal, with rich experience in building Scalable, Highly Available, and Distributed Systems for fraud management in payment industry. He is leading risk re-platforming initiatives to adapt Sharding, Archiving, NO-SQL solution patterns. He always look for engineering excellence which helps to deliver the world class enterprise systems.

Santanu Sinha

Santanu has more than a decade of experience in building high performance distributed systems such as flipkart's checkout and geo-search and OLA' real-time cab tracking and data platform. He currently works for PhonePe. He is the maintainer for a bunch of open source projects including flipkart foxtrot(analytics) and ranger(service discovery).

Sanu Nandan

Sanu is a Support Escalation Engineer with the Developer Support Internet team in Microsoft and has been supporting IIS and ASP.NET for more than three years. He is an expert on IIS, ASP.NET, and System.NET. 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 has delivered workshops and trainings on Managed Debugging and ASP.NET to developers in different conferences like Developer Day, Microsoft Web Camp etc.

Sarath Gollapalli

Sarath Gollapalli is a Technology Architect with about 13 years of work 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)", "Data Science Associate (EMCDSA) Certification ", "Certificate in Accelerated Engineering from International School of Engineering, INSOFE, Hyderabad" and "TOGAF 9 enterprise architecture", he has hands on statistical programming languages like R and Big Data Technologies like Greenplum, Hadoop and related.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish Chakravarthy

Sathyaish Chakravarthy is a freelance software developer living in India. He has been programming and teaching for a living since 1997. Sathyaish's areas of expertise is programming applications targeting the .NET framework using C# and VB.NET. He started his career programming Visual Basic 5.0 with the Win32 API. Sathyaish has authored .NET programming courses for WintellectNOW and is on his way to completing his first course with Pluralsight. In addition to technical training programs, Sathyaish also conducts motivational workshops on goal-setting.

Saurabh Kirtani

At Microsoft, Saurabh Kirtani works as a Technology Evangelist and enjoys getting developers on-board with various technologies. He works majorly on IoT solutions, web development (JavaScript, HTML/CSS3, RWD, ASP.NET MVC) and Azure. He is an active speaker at various developer camps and popular tech conferences in India. Other than technology, he likes to travel to scenic locations, follow cricket and watch some comedy/suspense TV shows. You may reach out to him on Twitter at @saurabhkirtani. He blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/saurabhkirtani/.

Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar

Senthil Kumar is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Development and Visual Studio and development technologies. He leads the Windows App development team at Cleartrip, Bangalore. He is an author, technical presenter and a Geek. He is a co-author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using HTML and JavaScript" for Apress publication. Senthil is actively involved in the local developer communities and is also one of the active member of the Bangalore .NET User Group (BDotnet). He is a regular speaker in local User Groups and Conferences and has presented in conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit, Microsoft DevCamps and WebCamps.

Shalin Mangar

Shalin Shekhar Mangar 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.

Shashank Srivatsavaya

Shashank Srivatsavaya is a Senior Developer Advocate Engineer at Salesforce India Developer Relations. His area of focus is evangelizing the Salesforce App Cloud to developers in India, with expertise in Apex, Visualforce, Lightning and various Salesforce APIs. He has over six years of experience predominantly at Salesforce with brief stints at Wipro Technologies and SumTotal Systems.

Shiju Varghese

Shiju Varghese

Shiju Varghese is a Solutions Architect focused on building highly scalable Cloud native applications with a special interest in APIs, Microservices, Containerized applications, and Distributed systems. He currently specializes in Go, Google Cloud and Docker. He provides consulting and architecture guidance to various organizations for building highly scalable back-end systems and Microservices using Go. He has been a mentor for many Indian start-ups for the successful adoption to Go ecosystem. Shiju is a pragmatic minimalist who focuses on real-world practices for architecting solutions. He worked extensively in C# and Node.js before adopting Go as the primary technology stack. He has spoken at numerous conferences including GopherCon India. He has authored a book on Go and currently authoring another book on the same technology.

Sruthisagar Kasturirangan

Sruthisagar Kasturirangan

Sruthisagar is a Senior Specialist - Infrastructure and has over 14 years of systems engineering experience. He has helped large clients in designing and migrating their applications to self-scaling infrastructure on Cloud. He specializes in designing versatile infrastructure focusing on the non-functional requirements of an application. He has vast exposure in migrating various applications to cloud. Sruthisagar believes in being productive, enterprising and yet, has a happy life, giving enough time to his family.

Sunanda Balla

Sunanda Balla is working as Data Scientist for Broadridge Financial Solutions. She has vast experience in Research & Development and has extensive background in Academia. She worked extensively in in the areas of Optical Character recognition, image and video analytics in big data environment . She holds M.E in Computer Engineering.

Shweta Gupta

Shweta is Manager Technology at Sapient Global Markets with over 10 years of experience in software architecture design, application integration and development in the Finance domain. She is adept in Microsoft technologies like .NET, SQL, WCF & WPF. She has extensive experience in the areas of Service-oriented Architecture (SOA), Patterns and Iterative Design Methodologies. Highly skilled in Logical Analysis and Quality Assurance, Shweta is known for her quality work. In her current assignment, she provides technical leadership to the team for designing and developing a Data Transport Layer using BizTalk Server as the integration platform.

Shwetank Dixit

Shwetank Dixit

Shwetank is PM of the browser extensions platform in Opera as well as part of Opera's Developer Relations team. Over the years, he was worked to evangelize open web standards and cutting edge web technologies. He has written technical articles and his thoughts on technology have been covered in a variety of publications (like the Times of India, The Hindu, .Net Magazine, DeveloperFusion, Dev.Opera and more) and regularly talks at various developer conferences around the world, having given more than 80 talks in more than 10 countries. He is also part of the W3C Mobile Web for Social Development Group, and in his off-time you can see him research the effects of technology, as well as technology policy on the world, especially developing economies.

Siva Rama Krishna

Siva Rama Krishna is a Principal Product Manager at Oracle India Pvt Ltd. He received MCA degree from Madras University. He has close to 17 years of IT experience with his core expertise on Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies, Oracle Engineered Systems and Oracle PaaS. He has been the pioneer technologist for Oracle Exalogic in India, where he successfully concluded a lot of complex engagements and helped customers adopt the technology starting from the initial conception to the eventual production rollouts. He has been active in the area of Continuous Delivery and DevOps, contributed in developing assets for Oracle Developer Community. His experience also includes Sales Consulting for clients across APAC region.

Sonal Goyal

Sonal is the Founder and CEO at Nube Technologies (www.nubetech.co), a predictive analytics and big data startup which makes tools for data wrangling and analytics. Nube's product Reifier is used by enterprises to deduplicate CRM data, link data from different sources and get 360 view, sort ecommerce product catalogs, perform AML and KYC checks, build MDM systems and discover opportunities to cross sell. Reifier is built on Apache Spark and leverages machine learning to fuzzily match near similar entities and records. Sonal is the lead architect and developer for Reifier. She is a repeat international speaker in major conferences world wide like Spark Summit and Strata Hadoop World. Previously, she also open sourced HIHO for Hadoop ETL and Crux reporting for Hbase at Github. Sonal holds a BTech from IIT Delhi.

Sonam Raju

Sonam Raju is Senior Developer Advocate at Salesforce. She works closely with developers in India on advocating Force.com and Salesforce App Cloud. She has over five years experience in Salesforce platform and has worked in various developer facing roles in Salesforce.

Srikantan Sankaran

Srikantan is a Senior Program Manager with the TED Team and works with ISVs that build solutions under verticals like manufacturing, retail, healthcare and government. He recently moved from the MCS Bangalore where he worked as an Architect and Senior Consultant on diverse projects encompassing SharePoint, Project Server, .NET Technologies, Windows 8 App Development, BizTalk Server and Azure. He has also worked as a Partner Solution Architect, collaborating with the leading SI partners in India like Infosys, Satyam, HP, and Mindtree. He has worked with organizations in manufacturing and maintenance from EPC project consultants to multinational IT service companies in areas spanning ERP implementation, application development and enterprise application integration.

Subhas Samanta

Subhas is Director of Data Technologies at PayPal where he heads a Team of Data Technologists to solve BigData problems. He is a strong Technology leader who is helping Paypal Build its Nextgen DataLake & Analytics solution. Subhas has a B Tech Degree from IIT - Kharagpur and works for the Data Technology Group at Paypal. He has worked all his Career on Data, right from the days Data was at its infancy to this day and has seen the evolution of data technology from small RDBMS to present day BigData and Inmemory solutions. Prior to PayPal Subhas has worked with companies like AOL, Yahoo, Microsoft etc dealing with Huge volume and scale of Data.

Sudhir Rawat

Sudhir spent 11 years in industry in various role like development, consulting, extensive troubleshooting and speaker. He works extensively work on Data platform. He delivered talk in various conferences on various topics like BI, Big Data and IOT. He delivered talk on Hadoop performance in SQL PASS 2015, Seattle and on IOT in Future Unleashed 2015, Mumbai. He also delivered sessions on another platform like Microsoft Tech-ed INDIA, Microsoft Azure Conference, Great Indian Developer Summit, SQL Server Annual Summit, Reboot (MVP) etc. His certification includes MCITP, MCTS, MCT on SQL Server Business Intelligence and MCPS on Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions. He love to contribute to his personal and teams blog.

Sukriti Sharma

Sukriti is a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft India and her focus areas in technology are Microsoft cloud and mobile technologies like Azure Websites, VMs, Notifications Hub, Mobile Services, Azure Mobile Engagement etc. She has also worked on .NET, C# and XAML and mobile app development for Windows. Her role includes working with Microsoft Partners and ISVs to assess and review architecture solutions for the cloud and advise them on how to better adopt cloud technologies and how to architect solutions for the cloud.

Swamy Sambamurthy

Swamy is a Principal Automation Engineer in Data & Analytics group at AppDynamics. With an over-all 10 years of experience, he has been working extensively on Petabyte scale big data systems for the past 4 years. He has extensive experience in building test automation frameworks/tools to test batch and real time Data platforms/products and Data Quality. He was a speaker in Hadoop Summit 2016 - Brussels.

Tim Pettersen

Tim is a veteran Atlassian developer with almost a decade of service across the JIRA and Bitbucket teams. He speaks and blogs about developer workflows, Git, continuous integration/deployment, Java, JavaScript, and Atlassian's developer tools. You can find his writing on the Atlassian developer blog or tiny bite-sized pieces of Git, Java, and Atlassian trivia on twitter as @kannonboy.

V Chandramouliswaran

Mouli is an accomplished analytics leader with over 12+ years of experience, with a proven record of leveraging data to provide analytical solutions, work with global teams, coach and motivate employees and train people to think analytically.
Mouli has a PhD in Statistics from The Wharton School and Today, leads the Business Analytics function for Risk and is responsible for Risk Performance Assessment for the Chief Risk Officer organization; Loss Forecasting; Strategic Analytics and Reporting and Tools Infrastructure. Mouli is also the Site Lead for Risk in Chennai and responsible for the well being of over 160 people.
Prior to PayPal Mouli spent 4 years working at a start-up investment bank building quantitative trading strategies for the India capital markets. Before this Mouli spent two years at American Express where he lead the Loyalty Analytics team for the US market.

Vikas Bodke

Vikas Bodke is a Senior Associate at SapientNitro with over 8 years of development experience. He comes from Java/J2ee background and has worked on the full stack from UI development, middleware to persistence layer. Currently, Vikas is involved in developing a platform on cloud, and has worked closely on implementation of the Infra as Code. He loves to code and explore various programming paradigms.

Vineet Kumar

Vineet is a Senior Technologist at Sapient, working mainly on Content Management solutions but his interest goes just beyond domain and technology stacks. He is very keen to learn and try new technology trends and still likes to code whenever he gets an opportunity. He loves to play with his son (4 years) in his free time.

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.

Vishal Mangwana

Vishal is a Technical Strategist within Integration Specialized Group at SapientNitro, India. In his eleven years of professional journey, he has gained experience in Framework Design, Integration Patterns and Middleware products. He has worked on various projects in Mobile, API Gateway, Enterprise Service Bus, Content Management and Enterprise technologies space across Telecom & Ecommerce domains. Presently, he is leading Platform, Security and core foundational framework development for the web ecommerce project for a hospitality client.

Yagnik Khanna

Yagnik builds cloud and infrastructure @ Snapdeal. He enjoys talking about distributed system and playing chaos monkey with production systems.

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