Speaker Bio's:  

General Manager - MCSRDC, HAL
Bhattacharya has more than 35 years of experience in Design, development, integration of airborne subsystems and system for defense service use. He contributed significantly in the domain of Electrical System of aircraft including LRU design and Avionic System design and Software embedded system. More than 15 certified system and LRUs are in his credit of design. He led the team of design engineers for electrical system design for Advance Light Helicopter and Light Combat Aircraft including the design and certification of LRUs e.g. Static Inverter, Filter Transformer, Alternator Control & Protection Unit, Generator Control & Protection Unit, Transformer Rectifier Unit, AC&DC Master Boxes, Synchro Amplifier, Lighting Box, Ground Power & Protection Unit and Fuel content gauging probe. He designed Switching type Airborne Static Inverter and Real Time Digital AH meter for Battery first time in the country. He is also recipient of Raksha Mantri’s Award of Excellence for successful design, development and final operational clearance of DARIN II Mission Computer OFP (Operational Flight Program) software.
Virendra Gupta
SVP & Business Line Head, Huawei Technologies
Virendra has over two decades of experience in the telecom industry, of which more than 11 years have been with Huawei. As 2012 Lab Business Line Head, Virendra has overall responsibility for the Business Line to ensure high quality, on time delivery of deliverable’s to customers in line with R&D centers objectives. Under his leadership, 2012 Lab BL has delivered world class components and platforms in these domains for global markets with wide deployment across the world.
Avnish Kumar
AVP - Integrated Engineering Solutions, Mahindra Satyam
Avnish is a senior engineering leader with almost 2 decades of experience in product engineering solutions for Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Embedded and Media & Telecom domains. In his career, he has built & managed global practice/delivery units, managed multiple geographies & created market focused solutions in Mobile & Consumer Devices domain. He has led productization of some of the emerging consumer devices like Android Smartphones/Tablets with 3D display support, Android Touch Displays for consumer appliances, IP-Set-Top Boxes, Android Set-Top Boxes, GoogleTV, Connected TV, Media Adapters, Media Gateways, Home Gateways, Cloud Services Integration on Smart Devices etc. for global markets. Avnish has been experienced in end to end software product life cycle for consumer devices eco-system supporting key Semi vendors, ODMs & OEMs. Avnish has been also involved with product development for Wireless Networks Elements across different technologies - GSM/GPRS, UMTS, CDMA 1x, 2000, iDEN, WiMAX & 4G-LTE.
Rajeev Mathur
Country Head - India, Coverity
Rajeev is an industry veteran, having worked in the past with leading technology companies for almost two decades. Prior to joining Coverity, Rajeev worked as a National Sales Manager with MathWorks India for several years and helped setting up the sales operations with significant business revenues from Automotive & Aerospace market. He also worked as a Strategic Account Manager with Wind River Systems for their sales operations in India and grew revenues in multi-fold. Prior sales roles included positions with Trident Infosol in Bangalore and CG-CorEl in New Delhi. Rajeev began his career as an electronics engineer, and then transitioned to sales engineer roles before moving to sales management.
Sheela Prabhakar
Director - Video Networking Systems & Solutions Business Unit, Ittiam Systems
Sheela has rich Development & Engineering background with domain expertise and experience spanning across Embedded Systems Architecture and Design (Product design, Hardware and Software architecture), FPGA / ASIC Design, Digital Signal Processing (for Communication, Multimedia - Speech and Image Processing, Media Streaming) and Communications (Data Communication for Military / Para-military, Wireline, Wireless, Satellite Communication Technologies, Baseband Communication Systems, 2G, 3G Cellular Networks). Prior to joining Ittiam, Sheela has held Technical Management Position at Lucent Technologies India (Bell labs Development Center) and started her career in R&D at Bharat Electronics.
Ramakrishna Rama
Director - Software Engineering, Dell
Manjuprakash Rama Rao
Director, Tyco International
Manju has over two decades of experience Telecom, VOIP and Digitial Video and Triple play domains. Manju has worked in semiconductor industry for 15 years developing embedded software and applications in networking, VOIP and digital video applications. His Expertise lies in Software and Systems Development in areas of Video transcoder,VOIP, PacketCable, DOCSIS, MPEG2 TS, Settop box, IPSTB, Placeshift and DMA devices, Complex System Integration and Media frameworks. Prior to Tyco, He was associated with Texas Instruments, L&T, Mitel Semiconductor and many more.
Senthil Kumar
Sales Engineering Manager, Coverity
Senthil is responsible for Customer-facing technical activities. He has over 17 years of IT experience in the areas of Software Quality Assurance, Embedded and Application Software Development for Transportation, Automotive and Networking industries. Before moving to Coverity India office in 2012, he has worked in Japan for 15 years; of which he has spent over 3 years with Coverity Inc. Tokyo Branch as Sales Engineer. Prior to joining Coverity Inc. Tokyo Branch, he has worked with Japanese leading automotive manufacturer for more than a decade, where he helped in setting up and running a Source Code Verification team  for Electronic Control Units Source Code using different technologies.
Narasimha Prabhu
Product Engineering - Embedded Systems, Tech Mahindra
Narasimha started his career as R&D engineer in Center for Development of Telecommunication (CDOT). He headed the development of large Switching Systems ( MAX-XL) which has revolutionized telecommunication scenario in India. He was recognized by Government of India for his contribution. In career spanning over 24 years, he has made significant professional contribution in the area of Telecom Embedded Systems design both in hardware and software domains. He has worked in various organizations in India and abroad. Currently he is heading Embedded Systems group in Tech Mahindra. His professional interests include – Optical Networking, Embedded Systems, M2M, Carrier Ethernet, Mobile Communication. He is an accomplished Public Speaker. He was the past President of Daffodils Toast Masters club – public speakers forum. He was the finalist in the prestigious Economic Times contest – “Power of Ideas – 2009”
Harikumar Santhibhavan
R&D Manager, Nokia Siemens Networks
Hari is an alumnus of IIM, Bangalore. He has 15+ years of industry experience working in organizations such as Indian Space Research Organization & Hewlett Packard Software. Formerly Director and head of Small Cells Business Unit at Alcatel-Lucent, he is currently R&D Manager at Nokia Siemens Networks.
Abhay Samant
R&D Manager, National Instruments
Abhay has over 15 years of experience in the areas of RF, wireless communications and signal processing. Prior to this, he has played multiple engineering and management leadership roles. Abhay’s research interests include hybrid, reconfigurable, MAC-PHY technologies for wireless communications, low-cost rural communication systems, channel modeling and developing creative technologies for making learning fun. Abhay’s research areas also include application of communication signal processing techniques onto real-time high performance computing architectures and development of scalable and flexible test-bed architectures for rapid prototyping and development of new communication algorithms. Abhay has multiple patents in the areas of GPS, WLAN and Signal Intelligence. He is co-author of the book, LabVIEW for Signal Processing and has published numerous conference and journal papers.
Sajal Kumar Das
Senior Member Technical Staff, ST-Ericsson
Sajal is Senior Member Technical Staff at ST-ERICSSON, Bangalore. He has received M.Tech. degree from IIT, Kharagpur. Over last 15 years, he has extensively worked on 2G & 3G mobile receiver algorithms and system development. Implemented several innovative algorithms related to receiver baseband processing and protocol stack. Previously worked for Texas Instruments, BEL-CRL, Lucent Technologies and Nokia R&D center on cellular systems modem design & development. He has also published 2 Technical Books, ‘Mobile Handset Design’ from WILEY publishers, & ‘Microwave signals and systems engineering’ from Khanna publishers. Have published more than 25 technical papers and have filled more than 20 patents in mobile communication field. He is also a member of 3GPP mobile standardization group.
Sanjay Razdan
Group Engineering Manager & Group Head, Samsung India Software Operations
Sanjay is working with Samsung since 2004, total experience of 15+ Years in Embedded Development, 3G, LTE, Middleware etc.
Kiran Kumar S
Field Applications Manager - Military & Aerospace, GE India - Intelligent Platforms
Kiran is Field Applications Manager with M/s. GE Intelligent Platforms, and is responsible for bringing awareness in the latest technologies and the solutions associated with Embedded computing in Defense & Aerospace. Kiran possess more than 16 years of diverse experience in Embedded computing in the field of Aerospace, Defense & Industrial Automation. Kiran completed M.Tech in VLSI & Embedded Systems from VTU.
Vidya Govindan
Product Line Manager, Infosys
Vidya has about fifteen years of experience in software engineering leading and contributing to architecture, design & development of products at Motorola, Intel, HP, Qualcomm & CareFusion. Her technical background spans mobility, embedded client manageability, remote support for storage, SAN & Healthcare M2M. She holds MS in Computer Science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign & MBA from Anderson School of Management, UCLA. Vidya is currently working at Infosys as a Product Line Manager working on an Infosys product focused on delivering digital experience.
Srinath S
Sr. Engineering Manager - Embedded Systems & Product Development, General Motors
Srinath is leading the Infrastructure team in General Motors & is responsible for development of GM internal software architecture. Currently, focused on the migration activities of the internal architecture to AUTOSAR. He has about two decades of experience in embedded systems and tools with more than a decade spent in automotive electronics.
Sambashiva Kumaraswamy
Sr. Technical Manager, Safran Engineering
Working as Sr.Manager, leading Department of Systems Engieneering in “Avionics & Embedded Systems Centre of Competence” for SAFRAN Engg services India. Over 12+ Years of experience in Realitime-safety critical Embedded systems software development, verification&validation for Aerospace applications. Associated in past with varied capcities for Net-kraft, ADA. Specializes in System engineering process outsourcing for Airframers. Instrumental in application of COTS tools & turnkey methodologies like OOAD,UML for highly complex Aerospace applications like FMS,mission software.
Harish Rajagopal
Architect: Media & Entertainment – Solutions Group, Wipro Technologies
Harish is currently an Architect with the Media & Entertainment Solutions Group, working on creating next generation solutions for the CE space for media devices. He is involved in Smart TV & set-top box development as well as cloud based back-end solutions. He has over a decade of experience in the Embedded space. Prior to joining Wipro, Harish has worked in Sling Media, where he helped in developing the Sling Box range of devices. He also has 2 patents to his credit. Harish completed his MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Bachelors in Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering, at the University of Kerala.
Guruprasad RP
Automotive Segment Manager, Freescale Semiconductor
Guruprasad is responsible for Transnational Automotive Tier1 business, driving OEM collaboration and deployment of application resources for growing Freescale’s automotive segment business in India. He has over 13 years of experience in the Semiconductor Industry. Previously, he has worked at ST Microelectronics for Industrial segment sales & key account management and has covered the consumer segment market at Sanyo Semiconductor Group, during his early career. Guruprasad holds an Electrical & Electronics Engineering degree from Mysore University followed by MBA Marketing degree from Newport University.
Pravin Bhandarkar
Senior Product Manager, Juniper Networks
Pravin has over 14 years of industry experience in software and networking. He is responsible for managing routing technologies and services portfolio across routing platforms at Juniper Networks. Pravin’s current focus is on delivering value to customers in different market segments via unicast protocols and services (BGP, IGP and L3VPN). Prior to Juniper, Pravin has worked at Cisco Systems, Tellium and Infinera.
Sri Krishnan
Vice President, Robert Bosch
Sri has rich experience in Automotive & Aerospace domains. He has been with core engineering organisations developing embedded software, hardware & products. He is with BOSCH Group since 1999. Initially Sri was leading teams in Car Multimedia software & hardware. Also he was responsible for product development for Indian market. Currently as VP Engineering he is responsible for Automotive Safety(Airbag, ABS & ESP), Car Mutltimedia(Navigation systems, Head Units, Radios), Engineering tools & Automotive Base software. He started his career with ISRO at the Satellite center at Bangalore. Sri krishnan worked at ISRO in satellite telemetry and payload data handling systems of Indian Remote sensing satellites program. Later at Aerospace systems Ltd, he worked on Navigation systems for defence applications. Sri krishnan also carries about 4 years of international experience at Germany and USA, responsible for coordination of software development, customer liaison and leading software process improvement initiative. Sri krishnan is leading the NASSCOM Automotive Special Interest Group as Chair person.
Tisni Kurian
Manager- Avionics Segment Business, Larsen & Toubro
At L&T Tisni has designed & developed embedded systems for defense & avionics applications. Currently he manages the business development group for the avionics segment. Prior to joining L&T, he has worked as a research engineer in the area of rover kinematics simulations at the Active Robotics Lab (A.R.L) in U.K. Tisni has authored research papers in the area of Agile Software Development that has been published in the International Journal on Agile Manufacturing and presented in International conferences in USA and India. He has also served as a reviewer for Springer -Verlag -International Journal on Requirements Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of Mission critical Software Design, Fuzzy logics, Agile Software development & A.I. He holds a M.S in Network Centered Computing from University of Reading, U.K.
Khasim Syed Mohammed
Lead Developer - Linux Open Source, Texas Instruments
Khasim started his career back in 2001 with Linux devices for Single board computers and TI DSP applications & solutions. In 2004, he joined Texas Instruments as a Linux Consultant through Wipro technologies. After spending last three years (2004 - 07) in TI head quarters (Dallas, Texas USA) as a Linux Consultant and Open Source Facilitator for Wireless software development & strategies, he moved back to India and joined as a Technical Lead for Open Platforms in DSPS/ Catalog applications division of TI. In last couple of years, Khasim has pioneered & lead various initiatives in TI to meet the increase in demand for Mobile Linux on TI chipsets & processors.
Darshan Konnar
GM - Engineering Tools & Methods, Robert Bosch
Darshan has around 17+ years of experience in the automotive domain. The experience spanning from development of SW engineering tools & methods, leading process consultancy team at Advanced Driver Information Technology (ADIT) a JV between Bosch & Denso, Group lead at development of Passive Safety systems leading project teams for US & Japanese OEMs. Prior to current responsibility as Department head at RBEI, Konnar was heading Group at Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany for Cross Divisional Group responsible for Product integration and system testing.
Guruprasad Mudlapur
General Manager, Robert Bosch
Guruprasad is currently heading HW & Semiconductor Engineering at Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions. He is responsible for Semiconductor designs, Chassis Control system ECU development and EMI/EMC activities. He has over two decades of experience in the Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors & Automotive domains. Prior to Bosch, he worked at Philips Components and NXP Semiconductors in Singapore and Netherlands.
Navanee Sundaramoorthy
Technology & Innovation Consultant, Xilinx & San Disk
Navanee Sundaramoorthy has been with Xilinx for 11 years and was most recently the Product Manager for Embedded Processing Platforms that has been used by 1000+ top electronics OEMs in the world. He was responsible for defining and delivering easy to use development platforms for embedded applications including boards, tools, hardware reference designs and software applications. The latest platforms use ARM Dual Cortex-A9 processors with Zynq-7000 devices and support wide range of software including Android, Linux, Windows CE and various Real Time OSes. Navanee holds five 5 patents in the area of FPGA-based Embedded processing. He has written many whitepapers and articles published in industry journals like EETimes, Embedded System Design. He has presented extensively in many invited industry conferences like ESC, online webcasts on Techonline and in panel discussions. Navanee holds an MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University, USA.
Rajkumar Srinivasan
Director, Visteon
Raj is having over 25 years of experience in automotive and consumer electronics product development. He is currently working in Visteon Technical and Services Centre as the Director for Software development and validation. Prior to joining Visteon he worked at the R&D of TVS Electronics and at the Communication Division of HCL.
Dr. Suma Aswatha
Practice Head, Mahindra Satyam
Dr. Suma is an engineering leader with over 14 years of experience in product engineering solutions for Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Media & Telecom and Embedded domains. Dr.Suma is currently the Practice Leader of Strategic Solutions Group in Mahindra Satyam’s IES division. In her career, she has managed global teams across multiple geographies and delivered market focused solutions in Mobile & Consumer Devices domain. Dr. Suma is instrumental in developing innovative solutions to some of the emerging consumer devices like Android Smartphones/Tablets, Android Set-Top Boxes, Google TV, Connected TV, Media Adapters, Media Gateways, Home Gateways, and Cloud Services Integration on Smart Devices etc. for global markets.
Pushparaj Dominic
Systems Architect, NXP Semiconductors
Pushparaj, M.Tech (IITB) has over 22 years of experience in various technology domains which includes Multimedia and Digital Radio. He has published few papers in international journals which and few US and European patents. He currently works as a Systems Architect in the domain of Digital Radio Mondiale Receivers at NXP Semiconductors, Bangalore.
Karthik S Srivatsa
Technical Manager - Active Safety SW, Delphi
Karthik has 11+ years of experience in product, project and people management roles and software development for Automotive Collision Avoidance Systems. I have experience working with Texas Instruments DSP processors, Dual-Core ARM/DSP processors and Renesas/ Freescale microcontrollers in multi-processor systems.