In leadership roles in alliances and marketing in the tech sector with SAP, Computer Associates, and start-ups with a background in public policy & information systems and deep exposure to farming. He has an MPA from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, B.E. (Chem) & M.E. (Systems & Information) from BITS Pilani. His most recent stint was at The/Nudge as Managing Director, Alliances & Government partnerships.
17+ years in leadership roles in the corporate sector at ITC, EY & Times Internet in Business Development & Partnerships, including a stint at The/Nudge in the development sector. He has been a hands-on farmer for ~4 years. He has an MBA from IIM Calcutta and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Osmania University.
Experience of more than 22 years in building businesses across E-commerce, FMCG, Retail, and Fashion industries in India. He has anchored leadership roles in Sales strategy, Distribution & sales management, BTL marketing, and large-scale marketing implementation across organizations like Amazon India, ITC Limited, and a couple of entrepreneurial ventures. He has a business degree in Management from the Indian School of Business (ISB) with a major in Strategic Marketing and Change Management and a Master’s in Business Economics from the University of Delhi. He is a part of the founding team of Boundless Minds – a company engaged in building emotional intelligence solutions for children.
Prof S Sadagopan is Chairman, BoG, IIITDM-Kancheepuram, and the Founding Director, IIIT-Bangalore (1999 to 2021). He obtained his MS & Ph.D. Degree from Purdue University, USA in 1979 and his BE (Hon) Degree from Madras University, India in 1973. He taught for 25+ years at IIT Kanpur, IIM Bangalore, IIT Madras, and IIIT Bangalore, and short teaching assignments at RUTGERS, USA, and AIT, Bangkok. He serves on the boards of Bharat Electronics, Neyveli Lignite Corporation, Indian Renewable Energy Agency, IIIT Bhubaneswar, IIIT-Delhi, and IBAB. Prof. Sadagopan is a Member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission, Chief Minister’s Vision Group on IT, NASSCOM Regional Council, and ISA Executive Council. He is the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society, Bangalore Chapter, and a Member of ACM India Council. He is also a Member of the WWW Conference Committee (W3CC). Prof. Sadagopan is a Fellow of the UK’s IET (formerly IEE), Computer Society of India, and Institution of Engineers (India). Prof Sadagopan was recently feted by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Basavaraj Bommai at the recently concluded Bangalore Tech Summit (Nov 2022) with a Silver Jubilee Felicitation acknowledging his significant contribution to the domains of Policy, Industry, and Technology.
IAS [Retd.] – Mr. N. SIVASAILAM holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi, an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, a Masters in Social Policy in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics and a PG. Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law from NLSIU, Bangalore. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1985 and superannuated in April 2020. He last served as Special Secretary (Logistics), the Department of Commerce in the Government of India.
Most recently, served as a Visiting Professor at IIIT, Bangalore, India, and was deputed to serve as the first Director of MIIT, Mandalay from 2015 till 31st March 2022. He is the Co-Founder & Chairman of Radix Learning. Prior to Radix Learning, Raja was the CEO of Ascendum Systems. Before this, he served as a Professor of Computer Science and Dean of Distance Learning at BITS, Pilani. He has also served as Director and Secretary in the prestigious International Board of Standards for Training, Performance & Instruction. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics, a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science.
Partner at PSA, with over a decade of experience in advising domestic and international clients on diverse aspects of business and commercial laws, cross-border and domestic M&A, joint ventures and investments, general corporate & governance, regulatory, data protection and privacy, and labor & employment matters. She is an IAPP Certified International Privacy Professional (Asia). She is a member of the ITechLaw Association, the Vice-Chair of the IWIN Committee, and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. Arya has also published various articles in reputed international and national journals on contemporary legal topics and regularly contributes to her firm’s publications with a significant focus on data protection laws.
Sandeep is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-founder of Data Science Wizards (DSW). Before DSW, Sandeep was the CTO and board member at Ashnik. Sandeep brings 25 years plus of Industry experience, with 20 plus years in open source and building open source and Linux business models with 15+ years of Strong EA experience in creating reference architecture, architecture framework, data flow diagrams, and solving complex business problems. Prior to Ashnik, Sandeep worked at IBM and Redhat. He has been active in open-source technology for over 20+ years. He is a member of OSI and Linux Foundation and Community Moderator Alumni at opensource.com. Sandeep earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from Shivaji University, India.
Founder & CTO of Dhiway, a startup that helps organisations enable frictionless data exchange in a cost-effective way while embracing the best practices of scalability, security and privacy, harnessing the power of the open source. During his career, Satish has been responsible for developing many large-scale, high-impact systems, enterprise products, promoting open source adoption, and mentoring teams of technology professionals. His interests are mainly focused on the areas of distributed systems, identity, and the development of emerging initiatives toward building a more user-centric web.
Pradeep is a Senior Business Professional with a track record of working with boards and senior managements’ supporting strategy, growth, and global operations of large businesses across industries – Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Media, Financial Process Outsourcing, Manufacturing, Retail, Real Estate, and Start-Ups. His experience includes corporates like BPCL, Zee Telefilms, Accenture, Fidelity, Himatsingka Seide Limited, Blackbuck, Brigade Properties, and EPIC in Hongkong. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of India’s first Layer – I Blockchain Platform “Dhiway Networks”. He is also the Managing Partner at Octane Advisory & Financial Services LLP a consulting company that helps incubate startups and has helped incubate companies in the Aviation, Agritech , Eductech, insurance, retail, and logistics space. He actively advises several Boards and Family Management’s on various strategic issues. Pradeep is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost and Management Accountant.