Speaker Bio's:  

Ajay Nawani
Head Presales, Cyberoam
Ajay Nawani has over 21 years of experience in IT industry. He has worked extensively heading Cyberoam presales (technical) team for US, Europe, Africa, Middle East & APAC countries. Currently he is involved in suggesting appropriate Cyberoam solution as well as handling presales/technical queries alongwith closely working with development team in evolving the product. With his vast experience and expertise he has been consulting Cyberoam clients for their security requirements and henceby solving security needs for BFSI, Defence, Manufacturing, Education, etc. verticals. He alongwith his team has till now trained more than 3000 security engineers with CCNSP programs across the globe. His educational and professional training goes long to name a few like DHT, CCNA, CVA, MCP, Bsc. (IT), etc. He has been eminent speaker in various national as well as international forums on security as a network security expert.
Nandkishor Dhomne
CIO, Manipal Health Enterprises
Nandkishor Dhomne has graduated in Computer Science from Nagpur University in the year 1991 and further completed his Masters Degree in Computer Applications from Delhi. He has also done his MBA in IT & Systems. He carries an overall experience of more than 20 years in managing IT function for various industry verticals. He has worked for the reputed organizations like Hindalco Industries, GMR Group, CONCOR, NIIT etc. Presently he is working with Manipal Group as a CIO for Manipal Health Enterprises (MHE) & managing IT function for 15 group Hospitals. He has implemented & stabilized TrakCare HIS at Manipal’s flagship hospital at Bangalore and currently working on completing the HIS & SAP implementation across the other group Hospitals. His key focus areas are – IT Strategic Planning & Roadmap for digital hospitals, Hospital Applications Implementation/Integration, SAP Rollout, central helpdesk, Streamlining IT Infrastructure and Data Centre Operations, MPLS connectivity across group hospitals, Business Dashboards, Patient Portal & echo system integration.
Sudesh Agarwal
CIO, Landmark Group, India
Sudesh Agarwal has a distinguished career of over 25 years in leading corporate and heading the Information Technology functions. His areas of expertise are IT Strategy and Business Alignment, BPR, Enterprise Performance Management, IT Services, implementation of Enterprise Wide Applications, Strategic Cost Reduction, System Audit, IT Security, Supply Chain & Logistics and Human Capital Management. He is a winner of some of the prestigious IT awards like Top 100 CISO Award by Infosecurity in 2011, Edge 2010 by InformationWeek, CIO Ingenious 100 award in 2009, CIO Bold 100 award in 2008 organized by International Data Group. He specializes in "IT‐Business alignment" and turning around IT functions from pure operations to forging strategic business relationships, which was successfully executed in most of my roles.
Prasad C.V.G
CIO, ING Vysya Bank
Prasad CVG is a dynamic professional with 27 years of Techno-banking experience, most of the experience being with technology firms servicing Banks. Has been in the CIO role in the current assignment since Feb 2006. He has helped companies solve IT related problems. From 2004 – 2006, he was heading a commercial start-up venture that was part of ANZ IT subsidiary in India. Successfully commercialized two of the Banking software products. From 1992-2004, he was in a number of senior management roles in ANZIT (100% owned subsidiary of ANZ Group) heading software development groups for various business units. Had a stint of 4 years in Bull S.A (France) during 1988 – 1992 and was instrumental in the roll-out of major projects across Bull’s European subsidiaries in 7 countries. Started his career as a Software engineer in 1983. He has done his BE from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India.
S. Francis Rajan Premkumar
Vice President – ICT, Bangalore International Airport
Francis Rajan has 27 years of industry experience. He has done his B.E. and M.B.A. He is certified with COBIT and ISO 27001 & ISO 20000 trained. He was awarded with “ IT User Award 2010 NASCOM & CNBC TV 18“, “Laureate” award in the Computerworld Honors Program and IDG USA June 20th and CISO Award 2011.
Subbarao Hegde
CTO, GMR Group
Subbarao Hegde is a smart & dynamic IT professional with 26 years of experience in heading the Information Technology functions. He has done his B.E. and M.I.E. with specialisation in Computer communication Network. He has focused on "being-digital" in his work-life with self –discipline so as to drive radical transformation in work culture in an organization. His focused areas for technology enablement are on 5 strategic themes viz. Transform to Process driven Organization, Create a Learning Organization, Develop People as Asset, Enhance strategic Control and Enhance Collaboration. He was one of the initiator in branding “dot (.) Coop” as a top-level domain for world co-operative organizations, separate identity for cooperative organizations when he was a CIO in GCMMF (Amul the Taste of India) . He was awarded by international IDG –CIO, USA for “IT Excellence“ in Supply Chain Management & Customer Management. He is instrumental in creation of WAWA (Work Anytime, Work Anywhere) architecture for businesses to enable people and business partners to work across boundaries and time-zones seamlessly. His contribution towards interoperable Unified communication platform has been recognised as Silver EDGE award in world INTEROP 2010 conference by UBM. He has elevated to the grade of Senior Member of the IEEE - USA, which is the highest professional grade and approx. 7.3 % out of 3.65 lacs members have achieved this grade (Year 2005).
Ranendra Datta
VP IT, SABMiller India
Ranendra Datta is the CIO for SABMiller India since 2007 and is also responsible for the Asia business process improvement project. He has varied experience in the field of IT having over 21 years of experience.He has been responsible in formulating and implementing various business and technological improvements projects including setting of shared services. Learned to create, harness and leverage large technological investments and changes in order to excel in providing appropriate business solutions. In past had worked in GlaxoSmithkline and is a Post Graduatein Computer Applications with MBA.
Rajendra K Bandi
Associate Professor, IIM Bangalore
Dr. Rajendra K. Bandi is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Prof. Rajendra K Bandi has over 23 years of experience, both in the industry and in academia. Prior to joining IIMB, he has taught at the Colleges of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, USA and Georgia State University, USA. Prof Bandi was also a Visiting Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain and at the Hanoi School of Business, Vietnam. His case titled "Service Delivery in Remote Customer Support: A BPO Case" received the "Best case Award" at the 16th AIMS Convention. He also received "Best Elective Award" for the course titled "Information Systems Analysis", at IIM Bangalore, and was ranked among the top 10 faculty on Executive Education Program Participants’ feedback. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Panel, Department of IT, Government of Karnataka and guides several departments in their e-governance initiatives He is currently the chairperson of ERP Implementation Committee at IIM Bangalore, and in this role is spearheading the implementation of an enterprise system for IIM Bangalore. His research interests are in the Social Impacts of Computing, IT & Strategy, IT in Government, Enterprise Systems, Software engineering, and the Changing Role of the CIO. He has published several papers in international journals and presented papers at many international conferences. His most recent work was on the global relocation of e-work / outsourcing and was supported by the European Commission.
Jayesh Chakravarthi
SVP & Country Head - Technology, Fidelity India
Jayesh Chakravarthi is Senior Vice President and Country Head for Technology, at Fidelity India. He is responsible for executing off-shore IT engagements for Fidelity globally. Prior to joining FMR India, jayesh has spent 20 years working for various IT companies. He served the last five years as Vice President at MindTree Consulting. Prior to MindTree, Jayesh worked for Sun Micro Systems for 6 years as Director for India operations. Prior to Sun, Jayesh spent 8 years with Wipro in various capacities. Jayesh received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics and masters in business administration in 1987. Widely traveled, jayesh’s other interests include teaching and writing.
Sethumadhavan Srinivasan
Director (Strategy & Marketing), Huawei India
Sethu is leading the Strategy & Marketing function in Huawei India, and has 21 years of experience in managing strategic telecom projects covering R&D, Networks Engineering, Services, Sales & Marketing. Prior to joining Huawei in early 2008, he served Alcatel-Lucent for 12 years where he headed Radio & Wire-line business divisions for South Asia, besides serving European 3G carriers and enterprises during his stint at Alcatel HQ in Paris. He has been extensively involved in development of codecs for radio & optical transmission systems in his previous stint at Philips/PKI Germany. In his present role, he focuses on new technologies and business models for enterprise and retail markets and drives the strategic end-to-end IP Transformation helping Operators win in the next-generation broadband and Fixed-Mobile Convergence. He plays a key role as Solutions Architect drawing blueprints for next-generation network architectures catering to 3G, BWA and future LTE evolution for ICT converged services.
Gaurav Mohan
VP Channels & Head - Mumbai Region, Huawei India
Gaurav is an Engineer, MBA with 19 years of extensive industry experience spanning Sales & Marketing in organizations like Microsoft, IBM, Motorola, Ericsson – contributing to growth of industry driving profitable revenue and business models. Having led sales of IT systems & solutions, Consulting and Telecom Infrastructure, Gaurav specializes in Indian IT & Telecom space. In his current role as VP – Channels & Head of Mumbai Region, he leads Huawei’s channels & regional sales team. He & his team focus on strengthening channel business, expanding reach, introducing Huawei products and technologies and enabling new marketing initiatives.
Raghu Belur
VP, LifeSize Communications India
Raghu Belur joined LifeSize Communications in July 2006 and serves as the Vice President of Engineering responsible for Engineering functions based out of India. Raghu has over 20 years of technology leadership experience in both technical and managerial roles in the US as well as in India. Raghu was responsible for the establishment of the LifeSize subsidiary in India and has led the delivery a number of innovative products that have helped establish LifeSize as an end to end provider of video communications solutions. Prior to LifeSize Raghu held a variety of technical and managerial leadership roles at Motive (now a division of Alcatel-Lucent), Tivoli Systems (now a division of IBM), Motorola and LSI Logic. Raghu has a Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication and a Master degree in Computer Science.