Niyam is one of India's leading design professional with over 32 years of both national and international experience. Niyam is currently conducting workshops in partnership with NASSCOM, in User-Interface Design and UX. As a consultant, he has trained highly-skilled teams of developers, and quality-assurance teams, in the field of digital graphic design and production at Apple, Adobe, Xerox. As an approved vendor to Google, Niyam consulted Google on the design and technical specifications for Indian font design, and in the process solved various challenges that confront Indic font design and computing. He conducted several design and production workshops for design professionals at Living Media for their international projects; at the world's largest publishing house: Dorling Kindersley, at Thompson Press; as well as leading ad agencies and publishing houses across India.
He has worked on user-interface projects for clients as diverse as European Union (EU), various United Nations agencies, social development agencies, a few Fortune 100 companies; and more. He frequently advises the Government of India on guidelines and recommendations for user-interface design, and also frequently consults with C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) on various other areas of his specialization as well. Niyam was the Contributing Editor to LinuxForYou magazine for 8 years, Contributing Editor to HindustanTimes Tech4U on technology; Former Editor of PCWorld India, and Former Editor and CEO of Chip Magazine India. As a trainer, he has taught over 10,000 people since 1996 in his various fields of expertise.
Palani leads the Kindle Authoring tools and Kindle's File Format Teams at Amazon. He has been with Amazon for 8 years and has worked on various Kindle applications and devices (Kindle Periodicals, Kindle Personal documents, Kindle file formats, tools for authors). He enjoys building software, which provide great value to customers, impacting millions of Kindle users. He is passionate about influencing the younger generation through digital content and believes that plays a big part in education in India. He is an avid reader, gamer, board game geek and trekker in his free time. He holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from CEG, Anna University.
Parag Paithankar has close to 16 years of IT experience spanning across the software ecosystem from product development to partner management. In his current role at Intel® Parag is working with ISV partners across APJ & driving Intel® RealSense™ evangelism. Before joining Intel, he was working with Microsoft® for close to 7 years in various roles, technical & non-technical. Being a developer since the early days of ZX Spectrum, Parag was introduced to ZX Basic, assembly and C since the age of 16. He has been a Systems Programmer for a very significant time of his IT career and is still very passionate about writing system utilities to improve user productivity.
Pavan is the Director of Technology at Sapient Global Markets, where he focuses exclusively on Financial apps for the Desktop, Web and Mobile platforms. He has been specializing in Front-end Applications for over 12 years and has worked with a variety of UI technologies and tools on Windows, Mac and Linux. Pavan is also the creator of QuickLens, a Mac App for UI Designers and Developers. He authored WPF Control Development Unleashed and was a Microsoft MVP (2008 - 2011). He is also a contributing author for TutsPlus where he writes articles and creates video courses on Web Development.