Jury Members:  

Sangamesh Upase
Deputy Control of Finance, Karnataka Government
Sangamesh Upase is holding Deputy Control of Finanace Karnataka government. Upase is a KAS 2006 batch, and joined and worked in several departments of Karnataka Government. Previously he has been working as Asst Controler of Finance BBMP , Chief Account Officer Department of Forest, Chief Account Officer Karnatka Legal Authority, and Chief Account Office Karnataka Renewal Energy. Upase is also involved in entertainment industry.
H.C. Shivakumar
Advocate , SMS Associates
H.C. SHIVAKUMAR, Advocate is the Senior Partner of SMS Associate with over 30 years of experience as an Advocate he has acquired specialization and expertise in the field of scrutiny and investigation of title deeds, conveyancing etc., Mr. Shivakumar is in the panel of Advocates of LIC Housing Finance Ltd, Karur Vysya Bank Ltd., and The South Indian Bank Ltd., with a specialization in Real estate, he is also the legal advisor & consultant for Jain Group of Institutions, Alliance Business Academy Group of Institution, Sri. Kumaran’s Group of Education Institutions, Hebron Properties Pvt. Ltd and various other institutions.
Pradeep Shankar
Editor-in-Chief, SiliconIndia

Pradeep Shankar is the Editor-in-Chief of SiliconIndia, a14-year old media firm that publishes two technology & business magazines—one in the U.S and the other in India. Over the last one decade, he has been instrumental in steering content for SiliconIndia.com, which has today emerged as the most trusted source for news and information for professionals. The portal has a global ranking of No.4 in the IT News & Media category. In addition to the online content & magazines, he steers over 100+ professional conferences across India.

Previously, he was the Editor of the SmartTechie, a monthly magazine for Indian IT professionals. By capturing insights from the experiences of senior technology professionals and experts from across the globe, the SmartTechie way help several IT professionals across India shape their careers. Prior to that, while working in the U.S., he launched IndiaLiving, a lifestyle magazine for the Indian American community.

He regularly interacts with corporate executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, analysts --- both in India and the U.S., which makes him look at developments in Indian industry from a global perspective.

He has immense passion to contribute to India getting smarter by being instrumental in providing content and events, which brings out best of Indian professionals.

Dr. S. Muralidhara PhD. (IISc)
Associate Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering, BMS College of Engineering

Dr. S. Muralidhara has over 24 years of experience in the field of teaching and consultancy. A PhD. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, he is involved in R&D works for the past 8 years and has contributed towards several international journals.

Dr. Muralidhara has also been a part of several national and international conferences relating to his field. He is also a Member, Board of Studies of BMSCE, Autonomous scheme and a life member of Indian Society of Technical Education and Indian Concrete Institute. Dr. Muralidhara has research interest on the field of fracture properties of concrete, acoustic emission techniques in the evaluation of Fracture process on concrete, health monitoring using acoustic emission technique and several others.

Christo Jacob
Managing Editor, SiliconIndia, SiliconIndia
Christo Jacob is the Managing Editor of SiliconIndia & CIOReview that is published from India and U.S. Over last seven years, he has been instrumental in steering content for the magazine and has taken the success of the magazine to new heights.