Conference Advisory Committee


Manoj Patil,Cognos Development Team, India Software Labs
IBM Software Group

Manoj Patil leads the Cognos Product development teams at the IBM India Software labs. His teams are responsible for engineering and product development activities.

    Manoj is known for his strong management and technical skills coupled with good judgement, strong values. He has an excellent track record of building strong product engineering teams. Prior to Cognos, Patil held responsibilities of Senior Manager, Design Engineer, Software Engineer at various MNC like IBM, Sony and Wipro.



Arvind Gupta

Head - Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing, 3i Infotech Limited

Arvind Gupta heads the Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management Practice at 3i Infotech. He has worked for companies such as Citibank and Oracle Corporation, USA, and management consulting firm, Ernst & Young, USA, and has also consulted major Fortune 500 companies around the world. Gupta was also on the Board of Directors of, and e-enable technologies, New Delhi, before it became a subsidiary of 3i Infotech. His areas of expertise include e-Commerce, Business Intelligence, Supply Chain Management and Technology Strategy & Planning.He is an active member of TiE and Nasscom.

     Gupta is an electronics engineering graduate from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU). He has subsequently completed his Masters in Computer Science and MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and also holds a Ph.D in Technology Management.



Indira Munjuluri
CoE & Operations Head, Business Intelligence &
Performance Management (BI & PM) Practice, Satyam

Indira Munjuluri has 19 years of experience in the IT industry with a strong background in Center of Excellence Management and Operations Management. Munjuluri is the Steering Committee Member of the Business Intelligence group in Satyam as a key technocrat and a leader in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.

     She keeps a tab on the latest technology trends in the BI & PM space with deep understanding on BI & DW technologies deployed at customers sites. This expertise has helped customers manage and drive various technology initiatives successfully and prepare as well as roll-out roadmaps to help align customer's technology vision with the BI vision. As the CoE Head with strong understanding of various technologies, Munjuluri has been at the crux of providing technology directions and recommending the appropriate hardware and software to customer organizations. She is also involved in peer group mentoring of members on various aspects of the DW & BI technology like ETL, OLAP and Analytics.As the Operations Head, Munjuluri takes care of the complete delivery and resource operations for the BI & PM practice, globally.



Rajeev Raghunath
Advisory Board Member, Creative Probers

Rajeev Raghunath is Advisory board member for Creative Probers, enabling the company to reach new heights.Prior to CP, Raghunath has held well-acclaimed positions in firms like Oracle India and Oracle Redwoodshores. He also held responsibility of a Director of the Global Marketing Shared Services Division from 2003 to 2008.

     As the Manager of the Global Services Division, Raghunath led various projects including projects for Fortune 500 companies doing Consulting services from Oracle India. From 2001 to 2003, the MBA graduate Raghunath was a part of the Applications development team at Oracle HQ.

     Raghunath did his Executive General Management Program from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore also has Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from T.A.Pai Institute of Management, India. He also has a Bachelors in Engineering from Bangalore university to his credit and is also a certified Project Management professional (PMP) from PMI USA.



Dr. Gopala Krishna Chitta

Founder & CEO of INSTA Intelligence Technologies Ltd

"Gopala Krishna Chitta, as Founder and CEO of INSTA, formulates strategic goals for the company and leads corporate initiatives. The company provides techno consulting solutions to clients globally.

     Chitta has more than 25 years of software industry experience. His profile is a mix of strategy and execution in a variety of functional areas. He is also the driver of development of new products and services. Prior to this, Chitta was with Satyam Computer Services, and had spent over 6 years in various senior management positions with the primary responsibility of managing the business and global delivery management.

     He had also spent a year as Vice President and Head Operations with a Dotcom start-up company and built the organization from scratch and gave it a strategic and business focus.

     Chitta is a certified management consultant from Institute of Management Consultants of India. He is also a Chapter member of IMCI, Hyderabad and a Charter Member of TiE, Hyderabad. Chitta has an MBA in Strategic Management from Osmania University and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Strategic Management with research in Corporate Governance."
     He has published lot of research papers in leading magazines and conferences and is also on the advisory panel of various organisations for strategic initiatives.



Simson P

Practice Director, HCL (Advisory Committee)

Simson P is the Practice Director at HCL, Business Intelligence Services. Simpson has been responsible for building the business intelligence practice since 1999 in HCL providing Consulting and Delivery of several DW/BI projects in US, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia including the large Data warehousing end to end projects. He started his career with HCL 25 years back as an analyst responsible for Application software development for various clients in Mumbai. As Lead Technology Consultant/Advisor from 1997-98, Simson was responsible for Data Warehousing Projects and Product development for Banking and Credit card Industry in U.S. Simson was also the Regional Systems Engineering Manager, when he was responsible for Application software development and support for several clients in South West Region, India.



Gurpreet Singh
CEO-DEFTeam Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

As the CEO of DEFTeam Solutions, Gurpreet Singh is responsible for the overall business strategy, sales and delivery of services to the company's clients in chosen markets. The company provides support and consulting services on Open Source Pentaho Business Intelligence platform, providing custom developed BI solutions which include Data extraction and Datamart creation, Reporting, and Dashboard and OLAP/analytics by utilizing onsite/offshore software development model. It also specializes in offshore outsourcing consulting in Software development and BPO and provides Managed Staffing services in IT/BPO industry.

     Singh has a global experience of 18 years in areas like IT outsourcing services, offshore software development, business process outsourcing and product marketing in Business Intelligence and Application Servers. He has worked for Wipro Infotech Ltd., HCL Technologies America, Silverline Technologies, and Pramati Technologies, in sales, account management and business development positions in international markets of the U.S., Middle East, UK and India.

     Singh has an M.B.A., specializing in Marketing from P.A.U. and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.



Soumendra Mohanty
Lead-Accenture Information Management Services (AIMS)
Accenture Delivery Center for Technology in India

Soumendra Mohanty is a Senior Executive and leads the AIMS practice at Accenture's India Delivery Center. He also leads the assets and thought leadership initiatives across the technology capabilities at Accenture's India Delivery Center.

     Mohanty has over 10 years of experience working on large business integration programs for several Fortune 500 companies.His experience includes application management, strategy development, technology planning, business and technical systems design, development and implementation, and business process reengineering.He has extensive experience in managing large systems integration programs, and transforming/mobilizing large outsourcing engagements in the DW/BI Space.
     Mohanty has authored numerous journal and conference papers in the fields of data management and business intelligence. He recently authored a book, A Practical Guide to Data Warehousing Design and Implementation published by Tata McGrawHill. He is a regular speaker at many international conferences such as CII Keynote Speaker, Informatica World Conference, Business Objects World Conference and Teradata User Conference.

     He has received his Masters degree in Computer and Applications from the College of Engineering and Technology, Orissa.

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