Speaker Bio's:  

Vijaykumar Natarajan
Director – Product Engineering, Citrix
A seasoned technologist, leader and entrepreneur with a strong track record for conceptualizing, architecting, developing and delivering products ranging from middleware to modern web based consumer applications. Currently leading a global team developing a business portal product that enables enterprises and service providers deliver cloud based services on demand to their end customers, at Citrix.
Dr. Kumar Saurabh
Chief Architect - Cloud, Mahindra Satyam
Dr. Saurabh has several years of industry experience with companies like Mahindra Satyam & IBM. Currently he is a Sr. Consultant – Cloud Computing and Virtualization at Mahindra Satyam. He was a Technical Consultant with IBM and worked on Sizing for IBM hardware platform and servers. He is an author of more than 20+ research papers published in various International, National journals and proceedings. He has been invited as a speaker for several international and national forums. He has authored the books: Unix Programming – The First Drive and Cloud Computing –Insight into New-Era Infrastructure published by Wiley-India.
Dr. Dinkar Sitaram
Senior Technologist, HP India
Dr. Dinkar is a senior technologist at HP Systems Technology and Software Division and he is the author of the book Moving to the Cloud - Developing Apps in the New World of Cloud Computing. He is currently focused on driving cloud and storage technologies as part of the HP Storage Division. Prior to this, he was part of the HP UNIX server division, and worked on file system strategies and high reliability for servers. He was also previously responsible for Patents and University Relations at HP Systems Technology and Software Division. He is the author of over 20 patents.
Dr. Ram Kordale
Director of Engineering, Cloud Computing, Yahoo!
Dr. Ram has over two decades of work and research experience in large companies and startups. He is currently building the core of the next generation Cloud Computing Infrastructure in Yahoo that will be responsible for the deployment, monitoring and management of software on the hundreds of thousands of servers in Yahoo&rsquot;s data centers. Having received his Ph.D. in "Scalable sharing in Large Scale Distributed Systems", his experience includes building high performing, highly scalable video servers that leveraged a large scale Content Delivery Network.
Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni
Principal Research Scientist & Associate VP, Infosys Labs
Dr. Srinivas heads the software engineering research in Infosys Labs. His primary research interests include Service architectures, Cloud Directed Security , and Preventive Software Maintenance. He has a granted US patent and several filed patents. He has a book by Wiley press and several publications in leading conferences and journals in areas of Software engineering, SOA, Web 2.0 and AI. He has spoken at several international and national forums as invited speaker. He is the ACM bangalore chairperson and a founding member of ACM India council.
Sharda Tickoo
Subject Matter Expert - Cloud Security, Trend Micro
Shraddha is a Subject Matter Expert for Virtualization and Cloud Security products offered by Trend Micro. She works closely with the Sales, Marketing, and Technical Specialist Teams to provide Consultancy and best practices for implementing Virtualization and Cloud Security. She also works with Enterprise customers and helps them in deploying Cloud security solutions in the best possible manner.
Vivek Pandey
Elite Developer & Architect, CloudBees
Vivek has fifteen years of experience working with key Web technologies. Prior to CloudBees, he spent ten years at Sun Microsystems as the Dynamic Language Lead for Glassfish, ensuring enterprise-grade deployment and scalability of languages and frameworks such as Ruby/Rails, Groovy/Grails, Python/Django, Scala or Lift on Glassfish. Vivek was also a lead engineer in the architecture and development of Sun Web Services Platform known as JAX-WS, which went on to become one of the best OSS Web Services stacks on the market. He was also a lead developer and committer on various open source projects such as WSIT, Metro, JAX-WS RI, WOM (WSDL ObjectModel), Hudson, JAXB, GlassFish and GlassFish-Scripting. Vivek also owns the GlassFish gem project on RubyForge and has represented Sun in the WS-I Basic Profile and W3C WSDL 2.0 working groups.
Ezhil Arasan Babaraj
Director, CSS Corp Labs
Ezhil Arasan Babaraj is primarily into research and development. He is the director of CSS Corp Labs, which is a R&D division of CSS Corp, focusing on Cloud Computing, Mobility & Social Networking. CSS Corp’s vision is to be the uncontested global leader in designing, deploying, optimizing and managing scalable information and communications technology and processes to enable our customers to achieve high levels of performance, efficiency, innovation and value. One of his favorite platforms is Cloud Computing and its related technologies. He has been involved in the cloud computing research from its early stages and he has built various Intellectual Properties (IPs) that becomes a key differentiator for CSS Corp’s Cloud Computing services. Ezhil and his team actively into developing and maintaining various open source and commercial tools for the Cloud Platforms such as AWS, Eucalyptus…etc. CloudBuddy, hybridfox, CloudSmartand Arecord.net are their R&D Labs key innovative technologies on the Cloud Computing. He is currently focusing on building hybrid cloud solutions for enterprise using various open source tools and Public Cloud technologies.
Pranab Dash
Systems Engineer, VMware
Pranab is a firm believer and a strong advocate of Open Source Software. He specializes in Java/J2EE and related technologies. During his 9 years of software design and development career, he has written several reusable frameworks and has built highly scalable and transnationally performing BFSI applications. He works as a Systems Engineer at Vmware for the vFabric product line.
Ananta Shamal
Director - Product Development, Symphony Teleca
Ananta has 15 years of IT experience and currently working as Director, Product Development with Symphony Teleca Corporation. He has been working on Cloud Technologies for more than 2 years and has delivered successfully many cloud based applications based AWS, Azure and Force.com Platforms. As part of STC Business and Technology consulting group, he leads a team that helps ISVs and Enterprises to adopt Cloud Technology in a systematic and profitable manner and develop proof-of-concepts to demonstrate the potential benefits to clients.
Giridhar L V
Head of vmUnify - Enabling Unified Clouds, MindTree
Giridhar has been in the IT industry for more than 17 years. He is currently the head of vmUnify – a solution that Enables Unified Clouds. Prior to MindTree he has worked in Novell India. In his career he has led teams that have developed Backup and Recovery Solutions for Windows / Linux and NetWare; NFS Gateway development for NetWare and bed side ECG monitor development. His areas of interest included Virtualization, File Systems, Operating Systems and Entrepreneurship. He is also an author of 2 patent pending applications.
Munish Kumar Gupta
Practice Lead – Architecture for Hi Performance Apps, Wipro Technologies
Munish is having overall 14 years of IT experience. In his current role, he is a Practice lead for Architecture for High Performance Applications(AHiPA), with focus on Application Performance Engineering, Solution Architecture with focus on building applications with low latency and high through put. His focus areas are on newer open source technologies like Hadoop, Couchdb, Mongodb, Redis, Scala and concurrent libraries like Akka. He lead teams that for work on Proof of Concepts to evaluate & demonstrate potential use cases to clients.
Shyam Kumar Doddavula
Principal Technology Architect, Cloud Computing CoE, Infosys Labs
Shyam works as Principal Technology Architect at Infosys. He is leading the research work in Cloud and Big Data areas at Infosys Labs and has been involved in the architecture and development of several Cloud and Big Data solutions. He did his MS in Computer Science from Texas Tech University and has around 15 years of experience in enterprise application development. He has over 5 patents pending and several publications.
Ravi Kuppanna
Head - Infrastructure Cloud Services, Capgemini
With over 20 years of experience in the Infrastructure Management and Data Center Services space, Ravi currently heads the Infrastructure Cloud services in India for Capgemini where he is responsible for the portfolio management, engineering and go to market strategies for as-a-Service offers in the Cloud world. Capgemini is one of the steering committee members of the Open Data Center alliance that is working actively to shape the future of cloud computing and to define an open and interoperable standards for the Cloud; Ravi is one of the contributing members in the management workgroup for the ODC, which currently boasts over 300 multinational corporations as members.
Praveen Ramachandra
Sr. Architect, Yahoo!
Praveen has 17 years of experience in software industry, he has extensive knowledge in architecting and designing multi tier cross platform, performance intensive applications. He has worked in fast paced startup companies e.g. WhoWhere? Inc. (acquired by Lycos Inc.) and in large global corporations e.g. Yahoo, Citigroup.He has been a crucial part of architecture community leading and mentoring teams, developing core platforms using current technologies.He delivered UGC Cloud product (Concept, Architecture and Design), a company wide initiative built on top of Y! Cloud & Grid technologies.
Harish Ganesan
Co founder & CTO, 8KMiles
Harish is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-Founder of 8KMiles and is responsible for the overall technology direction of its Cloud and BigData business and services. Harish holds a management degree from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Master of Computer Applications from Bharathidasan University , India.
Jerish Joseph
Sr. Technical Architect, Dell Services
Jerish is a Senior Technical Architect with Cloud & Emerging Technologies Center of Excellence, Technology & Innovation Center at Dell International Services with focus on Cloud Computing. His expertise areas include application assessment and migration to Cloud Platforms, cloud reference architectures, high performance architecture with Hadoop and NoSQL databases. He has strong technical knowledge with multiple cloud provider APIs and platforms viz.Amazon EC2, VMware Vcloud, and Openstack. With strong architecture and design background in Java/J2EE solutions, his other interest areas include open source frameworks and performance engineering.
Raj R Raman
Raj R Raman, Managing Director - Cloud Services, Cisco
Raj Raman is a Managing Director within Advanced Services Group - Cisco, Bangalore India. Raj relocated to India in 2009 to incubate the Global Cloud Operate/Optimize Practice for some of Cisco - new Cloud Services such as Collaboration as a Service(CaaS) and Remote Infrastructure Management. Earlier, Raj was the CTO for Cisco - Linksys Small Business Group at San Jose, California . Raj has a MS in Computer Science from Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette USA.
Sanjiv Jha
Enterprise Architect, HCL Technologies
Sanjiv holds 16 years of experience in developing big data and high performance chemical/bio informatics software, storage, and backup software, highly scalable and available infrastructure for serving web site content and mobile applications. An experienced leader with a proven track record in strategy definition, execution, product development architecture and solution presales. He is an MBA from Santa clara university. He is currently technical head for online emerging business unit of software engineering service group of HCL.