Speaker Bio:  

Beat Schwegler
Director - Platform Strategy Group, Microsoft Corporation
Beat is part of Microsoft’s Platform Strategy Group which is developing the strategies relating to platform services and service-based applications. He started to focus on cloud computing in 2008 and just loves the opportunities it provides to businesses of all sizes. In his 10 years at Microsoft, Beat was responsible for cloud platform adoption among developers in Western Europe and provided advice on software strategy and architecture across Europe Middle East and Africa. Before joining Microsoft, he was an independent architect and developer and was involved in a wide variety of projects, ranging from real-time building control systems, best-selling shrink-wrapped products to large scale CRM and ERP systems.
Vishnu Bhat
Vice President and Global Head - Cloud, Infosys
Vishnu Bhat, Vice President and Global Head for Cloud, has been with Infosys for 19 years. Vishnu leads the Cloud practice at Infosys and is driving the vision of delivering a trusted cloud ecosystem for its clients. Previously, Vishnu led the System Integration unit at Infosys. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Infosys Australia. As the COO, he integrated an acquired subsidiary, building a strong footprint in the market. He has also headed the Global Development Centre in Toronto and delivery operations for Canada.
Rajasekharan Vengalil
Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
Raj has been a part of the IT Industry for more than 9 years and works as a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft. He has worked on a wide range of Microsoft products & technologies ranging from VC++, MFC and Win32 programming to the latest developments on the web front, JavaScript and .NET. His current focus is on advances in web development and building rich internet applications. His work responsibilities include driving awareness and excitement around Microsoft technologies designed to deliver superior online user experiences. Prior to joining Microsoft he worked with a software services company consulting on their development projects. When he’s not tinkering around with a computer he can be found reading, playing tennis, listening to music or playing FPS games.
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.
Ravi Gururaj
VP Products, Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix Systems
Ravi Gururaj is Vice President Products in the Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix Systems Inc. and has over twenty years of technology product development, management and marketing experience. Ravi is a member of the Citrix CTO Office, is responsible for regional coordination of the Citrix Startup Accelerator Program in India and serves on the Citrix India R&D engineering leadership team. He is Charter Member of the Bangalore Chapter of TiE and is a frequent speaker on the topics of enterprise-grade virtualization, cloud computing, and entrepreneurship and industry, academic and community events. Ravi joined Citrix Inc. in 2010 through the acquisition of VMLogix Inc, a Bain Capital Ventures & Trilogy funded cloud computing start-up which Ravi founded here in Bangalore. Ravi received an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was elected a Baker Scholar, and graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar in the Management and Technology (M&T) program.
Sunil Sarat
AVP & Head - Cloud Services, Microland
Sunil is responsible for creating and delivering Cloud & associated Services at Microland for over 2 years now. In his 13 year stint at Microland, he played various roles including handling P&L, Service Delivery, New Services creation, Solutions and Automation. He is a techie and holds many technical certifications in the areas of systems/network/storage/security and non-technical certifications such as PMP, ITIL, CISSP, CISA as well. He has authored blogs, articles, white papers and holds an MBA in marketing.
Shriranga Mulay
Senior VP, Engineering and Head R&D, Netmagic Solutions
Shriranga currently heads Netmagic’s engineering team at the R&D center in Pune and has been the chief architect of Netmagic’s cloud services platform. He also lead the operations team at Netmagic before he took over the current role. Shriranga has over 24 years of experience in engineering and IT services industry. Prior to Netmagic he worked with Datapro Information Technology Limited where he led the national support team for their email services. He has played instrumental role in the design and implementation of internet email and fax gateway for X400 based email services and online domain registration service while at Datapro.
Munish Kumar Gupta
Practice Lead – Architecture for Hi Performance Apps, Wipro Technologies
Munish is having overall 15 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.
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.
Rajagopalan Sundararajan
Senior Solution Architect, Wipro Technologies
Rajagopalan is a practicing Senior Solution Architect with special interest on high performance applications, distributed real time systems, enterprise java technologies, enterprise applications and cloud application platforms. He is an avid learner of new technologies and applies them in solving real customer problems. Currently he experiments with PaaS platforms like CloudFoundry & OpenShift and evaluates their enterprise adoption.
Haroon Rasheed
Chief Technical Advisor, Esquare Info
Haroon has over 12 years of experience with hardcore software products & services companies. Currently he works as an independent consultant serving multiple Enterprise customers & tech start-ups. Prior to this, he spent 5+ years as Sr.Architect at Xora, Inc (#1 Market leader in mobile workforce management) where he architected highly scalable SaaS products. He has a patent in M2M space on "Remote tracking of assets and self diagnosis"
Chandravadan Prajapati
Delivery Manager, L&T Infotech Ltd., Innovation Lab
With over 16 years of experience in L&T Infotech, he has IT delivery experience with specialization in program & project management, solution architecture & deployment and business development. After completing his engineering graduation he joined L&T Infotech and, has worked in diverse technology and domains. In his current capacity as Delivery Manager, Innovation Lab he has carried out more than 10 IPs development.He is also an iCMG Architect Essential certified.
Sreekanth Iyer
Executive IT Architect, IBM Security Systems
Sreekanth Iyer is an Executive IT Architect in IBM Security Systems CTO office and works on developing IBM’s Cloud Security Technical Strategy. He is an Open Group Certified Distinguished Architect and the chair of the Bangalore Chapter of the Association of Enterprise Architects. He has over 18 years’ industry experience and has led several client solutions across multiple industries. His key areas of work include Information Secuirty, Cloud Computing, SOA, Event Processing, and Business Process management. He has authored several technical articles, blogs and is a core contributor to multiple Open Group as well as IBM publications.
Ramgopal Subramani
VP - Engineering, Perfios Software Solutions
Ramgopal is the Head of Engineering at Perfios Software, a leading cloud based Personal Finance Management product for the Indian Market. Prior to joining Perfios, Ramgopal was leading the SaaS and Cloud Engineering practice at Mindtree, working closely with cloud platform provider such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure in developing services, framework and evangelising cloud technology to software product companies as their outsourced product engineering partner. Ramgopal has worked for last 19+ years on various product including database, integration platform, B2C and enterprise software.
Sambit Samal
Director, Product Management– Cloud Engineering Group, Yahoo! Inc
Sambit is part of Yahoo’s Cloud Engineering Group which is developing cloud products and services which powers Yahoo properties and applications. He started on cloud computing in 2008 when he joined Yahoo!. In his 3 years at Yahoo, Sambit was initially responsible for product management of Yahoo's structured storage platform named Sherpa(PNUTS). This was followed by other cloud platforms in the ares of Unstructured storage, Search, User data, Edge and Messaging etc. Before joining Yahoo, he was a product manager at Microsoft, focussing on SQL Server.