Speakers' Bio


Transforming Business Intelligent for everyone

Vinod Kumar M, Technology Evangelist,
Microsoft India

Vinod Kumar works as a Technology Evangelist with Microsoft India specializing primarily on SQL Server. With the love and passion for SQL Server he wants to help the community to maximize their investments on SQL Server by utilizing the product in the right way in their design, development, architecture and deployments. He has been working in the industry on various Microsoft technologies for over eight plus and has been MVP - SQL Server for more than three years before joining Microsoft.

     Kumar has been a regular speaker at several Microsoft events like TechEd, MSDN, TechNet and such others. He is also involved with the local Microsoft Communities and has helped them in every single opportunity available. Apart from SQL, his part-time love is around Office suite of products with which he plays a lot. Kumar codes, writes actively and shares his findings with the global developer and administrative community at his web space, www.ExtremeExperts.com and blogs about technology at http://blogs.sqlxml.org/vinodkumar. He has also been writing actively on many of the SQL Server Worldwide communities.


Integrating Business Intelligence into Line-of-Business Applications

Gunaranjan Vasireddy,Lead Consultant-BI&IM practice,
Wipro Technologies

Gunaranjan Vasireddy has over 11 years of experience with about 10 years in the Data-warehousing arena. He has been part of many end-to-end data-warehousing projects and has worked on all phases of the project starting from requirements gathering to design, development, testing and implementation. He has worked on various tools including Informatica, BODI (Business Objects Data Integrator), IBM DataStage, Embacadero DT-Studio, Business Objects and SAP-BW/BI. He has been working on projects for clients in the Utility Industry for over 7 years. Currently he is working as Technical Lead in a Data Migration project for leading UK Water Utility client. Vasireddy is also TOGAF-8 certified.



Implementing MDM for BI and Data Integration

Srinivasan C Ganesan, Senior Program Manager (AVP-IT),
GE Capital

A Business Intelligence Management Professional, Ganesan has over 19 years of experience with MNCs like General Electric, Ford Motors, LEVI STRAUSS & various clients in the banking, finance, healthcare & manufacturing industries. He has extensive experience in managing delivery of software solutions and worked complex global projects, leading project teams (consisting of employees, specialists, vendors and consultants), with a good understanding of cross-geo work styles and ethics to forge and manage relationships of a multi-cultural team.



Best Practices for Data Warehousing

Raghavan Madabhushi, Head - SOA DW, Bodhtree Consulting

Raghavan Madabhushi heads SOA Data Warehousing at Bodhtree Consulting. He has over 12 years of experience in ERP, BI-DW, EAI, SOA, Web 2.0 implementations with strong project and product management expertise. An Oracle/ Microsoft Certified Professional, he is a specialist in data warehouses and J2EE based SOA implementations with vertical focus of Pharma, Healthcare, Retail and Media. Madabhushi has been instrumental in building SAAS based products in spend data management and BI using open source technologies. An avid blogger, he regularly blogs on service oriented data warehousing concepts.



BI Design and Implementation Challenges

Srinath Vellore, SAP BI/BW Corporate Trainer

A SAP BI/BW consultant, Vellore has more than 12 years of professional IT experience which includes training experience of 4.4 yrs in SAP BI 7.0 and BW 3.5. He has in-depth expertise in concepts such as Requirements Analysis, Data Modeling, Data Cleansing, Transformation, Integration, Data import and Data export applying Ralph Kimball's Data Modeling. Before becoming as an independent trainer, Vellore has had stints at Gbans, HCL, Softpro Systems, Celltech Systems, Spectra Innovative Solutions and IETE where he extensively worked in Telecom, Healthcare, Entertainment and Insurance verticals. Currently, he trains at some of the prominent organizations that include Virtusa, Ness technologies, Capital IQ, Satyam Computer Services, Verizon and Sankya Infotech.



Emerging Trends and Technologies in the Business Intelligence Market

Srinivas Thiagarajan, Head - Business Intelligence Practice, Intelligroup

As the head of BI practice at Intelligroup, Srinivas Thiagarajan manages all BI opportunities across the globe, right from identification of need to delivery of solutions and services across multiple platforms like Microsoft, Business Objects and Cognos. With a strong reference base of Fortune 500 companies across BI platforms, verticals, and geographies and a highly skilled, globally deployed/deployable team, his vision is to become one of the leading players in delivering customizable, made-to-order/packaged solutions and services to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

     Thiagarajan has over 15 years of experience in the industry during which he has worked for leading IT firms like Wipro and Ramco. An engineering graduate from Mumbai University, he also hold s an MBA from IIM Bangalore.



Design approaches for real-time BI

Ramesh Loganathan, Managing Director (and VP-Products), Progress Software India

Starting his career way back in 1990 Loganathan has worked with WTI, Informex, Pramati, and also as a multi TR consultant in the U.S. Prior to Progress, he was responsible for driving the entire product development lifecycle at Pramati. There, he also accomplished the setting up of the technology consulting division from scratch. At Progress, he will steer the complete product development work from the company's development center.

     Outside work, his time is spent in teaching and mentoring students. Loganathan is an adjunct faculty at the IIT, Hyderabad, and actively works with BarCamps and Hysea where he promotes student entrepreneurship. Post his IT career he sees himself working as a full time faculty at a University. As an avid reader, he cherishes fictions from his favorite authors Lee Child, Arthur Hailey, and Dan Brown.

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