Dr. Sandhya Chintala Executive Director IT – ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM Vice President NASSCOM
Dr Chintala brings to this ecosystem 37 years of experience to facilitate talent transformation and acquisition for this Industry body. As a strategist Dr Chintala has in close collaboration with the IT-BPM industry and other relevant stakeholders contributed to the design and development of the Sector Skills Council for NASSSCOM.
Dr Chintala has a rich background in international and national education management. Her role at NASSCOM includes providing the roadmap for IT-BPM industry’s/ NASSCOM’s education initiatives; programs with a vision to develop education strategy, capacity building, assessment & evaluation; the development of industry standards to facilitate a quality talent pool, liaising between industry, academia and government, making India the preferred global destination for all IT and ITeS requirements.
Stephen Ashworth President and CEO, International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) Read More
Stephen Ashworth President and CEO International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®)
With nearly three decades of experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, Stephen brings a diverse background of organizational, strategic and collaborative leadership skills to IIBA. Stephen joined IIBA in March 2014 as the President and CEO to guide IIBA and reshape the future of the global business analysis community.
In his role, Stephen leads a team of over 30 global staff to support the delivery of key activities, services and resources to over 28,000 Members and over 110Chapters.
In addition to owning and operating several businesses, Stephen is an accomplished author and recognized leader on issues relating to higher education, curriculum and leadership.
For over six years Stephen was a senior leaderwith Junior Achievement of Canada in a variety of roles, including acting President and CEO. During his time with Junior Achievement, Stephen was involved in a variety of aspects of the organization’s operations, corporate partnership, financials, education, program development, communications and events.
In 2013, Stephen received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedication and commitment to helping prepare youth for their future success.
Stephen is committed to helping reshape the future for IIBA, its Members, Chapters, Partners and the global BA community.
Jon Buttriss CEO BCS Learning & Development Read More
Jon Buttriss is CEO of BCS Learning & Development and has spent 30-years achieving success in the international information technology, skills and development industries. Passionate about success, he has a genuine fascination with the integration of learning and technology for the long-term benefit of people and the development of organisations.
Having built his first computer as a 10 year old, Jon started his working career as a simulations programmer working on a range of industrial and military projects. He moved to leading transformational change programmes at Abbey. By integrating technology and the latest technologies, Jon’s team successfully changed the speed and efficiency of sales, compliance and product training to Abbey’s retail network and helped deliver real growth to the business.
With the advent of the internet Jon took the opportunity to move international and through various global board director positions he took advantage of the opportunities the internet and the new markets it enabled, creating over 630% growth in Thomson NETg’s top line. Latterly Jon was MD at REED Learning where he was able to use his analysis, leadership and portfolio skills to successfully implement a £30m outsourcing contract to deliver all of RBS learning and development requirements in the UK. This provided cost savings to RBS of over 46% in 2013.
Alain Arseneault Director Corporate & Business Development International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) Read More
Alain Arseneault Director Corporate & Business Development International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®)
As a recognized leader, Alain is a senior management professional with over 16 years of experience in both IT and business. Throughout Alain’s career, he has established and managed strategies, standards and practices covering various areas of business analysis, project management and change management.
Prior to joining IIBA as Acting, President and CEO in 2013, Alain was a committed volunteer with the organization for seven years. During this time, Alain was Chair of the Board, Vice-Chair of the Board, Chair of the Nominations Committee, and held several positions in the areas of strategic planning, marketing and communications.
In Alain’s previous roles at BMO Financial Group, Alain provided leadership and functional management to a team of professionals that managed the enterprise processes for project management and business analysis, as well as supporting strategic and operational improvements initiatives.
For over 16 years Alain owned a small consulting firm in the food and hospitality industry.
As a Member of the Senior Leadership Team at IIBA, Alain oversees the organization’s corporate and business development, which includes strategic engagements and alliances with organizations, governments, academia and professional associations. Alain is a proud member of the business analysis community and is committed to further building the recognition of the profession.
Kathleen Hutton Director Chapters & Member services International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) Read More
Kathleen Hutton Director Chapter & Member Services International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®)
As an effective leader with over 10 years of experience in volunteer management and 20 years of experience in training and development, Kathleen brings a wealth of experience to IIBA.
Kathleen joined IIBA in July 2014 as Executive Vice President of Chapters and Member Services. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Kathleen oversees the new Chapter and Member Services portfolio and leads the delivery of key activities, services and resources to over 28,000 Members and 113 Chapters.
Prior to joining IIBA, Kathleen was the National Director, Volunteer Services with Junior Achievement of Canada, and was responsible for the development and implementation of key volunteer, education and corporate partnership programs to support Chapters locally, nationally and internationally for one of the largest youth non-profits in the country.
Kathleen is a proud supporter of volunteerism and Chapter integration, and she is committed to helping to showcase and support IIBA Members, Chapters and Volunteers around the globe.
Ashish Mehta Vice President, Global Practice Head – Business Analysis NTT DATA Read More
Ashish Mehta Managing Director India & APAC & Global Thought Leader International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®)
Ashish Mehta is a seasoned leader with over 23 years of experience in leading global IT consulting and business analysis practice. A recognized thought-leader in the business analysis, Ashish has worked with clients globally to establish highly effective Business Analysis and IT Consulting disciplines, enabling the delivery of solutions to business and technical problems. Ashish leads IIBA’s Global Thought Leadership initiative to ensure relevance of business analysis in fast paced business and technology environment. Ashish is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
In his previous assignment, Ashish was a Vice President and Global Practice Head – Business Analysis at NTT DATA Inc. where he established a unique business analysis practice model – a $50M book of business with 350 consultants. Ashish has consulted in multiple domains like BFSI, Healthcare, Retail, Airline, Travel, Manufacturing and Public Sector.
Awarded by IIBA for his dedication and commitment to business analysis profession, Ashish has volunteered with IIBA for a decade in different roles including Global Board of Director. His efforts have resulted into exceptional expansion of IIBA in India Region in the areas of corporate and individual memberships, chapters and academic collaborations. A committed and passionate business analysis visionary, Ashish frequently authors, advises and speaks on business analysis at various conferences internationally, and is dedicated to the growth of the business analysis profession
Ramesh KV Managing Director, Global Accelerating Application Services Accenture Read More
Ramesh KV Managing Director, Global Accelerating Application Services Accenture
Ramesh is a Managing Director at Accenture, in the Accelerating Application Services program currently focusing on Automation Engineering Services. Ramesh is an early adopter of Design Thinking for Application Services leveraging his multi-disciplinary skills to create value for clients. In his previous role based in New York, Ramesh was responsible to grow the Application Services business for Insurance in North America. Ramesh’s unique expertise of Industry and Outsourcing helps him bring the ‘Industry Expertise’ dimension into Application Services across Industries. With 20+ years of experience in IT services for Financial Services, Ramesh has driven many strategic initiatives for Accenture including delivering AO, SI and Packaged solutions targeting transformational outcomes for clients globally.
Ranjana Narawane Managing Director, Communication, Media and Entertainment Industry Capability Accenture Read More
Ranjana Narawane Managing Director, Communication, Media and Entertainment Industry Capability Accenture
Ranjana has handled diverse responsibilities in her 30+ years of professional career in IT. She has extensive Product Development as well as IT Services experience and is a Supply Chain expert, focused on the Communication Media and Technology (CMT) Industry of businesses.
She has managed delivery of huge portfolio of Global client engagements helping clients transform their businesses and make them Digital ready and Cloud enabled. In her current role, she is the Industry Capability lead for Communication Media and Technology (CMT) at Accenture-Technology to enable effective understanding of clients challenges and provide differentiated solutions for the businesses.
Anubha Kapoor Associate Director, Industry and Business Analysis Capability Accenture Read More
Anubha Kapoor Associate Director, Industry and Business Analysis Capability Accenture
Anubha currently leads the Industry and Business Analysis capability development at Accenture Delivery Center for Technology in India. She has over 17 years of IT experience spanning across industry delivery, business analysis and capability development. She has played diverse roles including industry expert and lead Business Analyst while working with multiple fortune 500 clients within Financial services. She is very passionate about the importance of business analyst role in the IT space and has been involved in building several BA assets and offerings, frameworks and operating models centric to business analysis practice within Accenture.
Rajeev D. Nair Managing Director, Banking Industry Capability Accenture Read More
Rajeev D. Nair Managing Director, Banking Industry Capability Accenture
Rajeev Nair is Managing Director with Accenture Technology, leading Banking Industry capability practice in India Delivery Centre. Rajeev has over 20 years of overall industry experience with Banks, Banking platform providers and Technology services. His specialization is on Payments, Retail & Commercial Banking. All through professional journey, Rajeev was close to key banking markets & regulations and kept speed with transformation strategies, regulatory impacts and technology solutions. In his current role, key focus is on industry capabilities & solutions leveraging technology for client business outcomes & outperformance.
Mohanakrishnan P Director – Analytics & BPM NASSCOM Read More
Mohanakrishnan P Director - Analytics & BPM NASSCOM
Mohanakrishnan heads the Analytics & Business Process Management vertical at NASSCOM. Mohan is responsible for augmenting the capabilities of BPM and Analytics industries, build and position India as an innovative country, and identify and strengthen the enablers for the Industry to successfully compete in the global market. He has the onerous task of guiding the industry achieve its goal of US $50billion by 2020.
Mohan has over 20 years of corporate experience and expertise in developing strategies for outsourcing and offshoring for large global organizations. He is excited about technology, the convergence across platforms, and the value it can create for the stakeholders.
Prior to NASSCOM, Mohan held leadership roles in global companies such as Minacs, TCS, and RR Donnelley. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, a Cost & Management Accountant having done his bachelor’s degree in Commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore.
George Mathew Chief Technology Officer Fractal Analytics Read More
George Mathew Chief Technology Officer Fractal Analytics
George Mathew is the Chief Technology Officer at Fractal Analytics, a global analytics firm that helps Fortune 500 companies gain competitive advantage through a deep understanding of consumers and better data driven decisions. Fractal Analytics delivers insight, innovation and impact, using the combined strength of analytics and technology. In his previous role, George was the VP of Engineering & Delivery, and the Managing Director of the India operations of Exeter Group, a business and technology consulting firm headquartered in Boston, USA. His area of engineering specialization, spanning 18 years, is in building highly scalable, enterprise-grade technology products, as well as executing complex IT projects across diverse platforms for large clients.
His industry leadership experience includes being the past Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce, Karnataka Chapter and a member of their National Executive Board. He is also the current Co-Chairman of the NASSCOM Karnataka Regional Council.
George has completed his MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad and his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from NIT, Tiruchirappalli.
Sriram Krishnamoorthy Sr. Director – Analytics Flipkart Read More
Sriram is currently leading the Supply Chain Analytics practice @ Flipkart aimed at leveraging technology and advanced analytics to provide a differentiated service offering.Prior to Flipkart badri was • Leading delivery function within HP Global Analytics which supports different HP BU’s / Geographies in the areas of marketing, sales, supply chain, procurement, finance, HR and eCommerce
Anmol Nautiyal Director, IBM Cloud Integration IBM India Lab Read More
Anmol Nautiyal Director, IBM Cloud Integration IBM Middleware
Anmol Nautiyal is Director, IBM Middleware for India & South Asia. In this role, Anmol leads IBM's India based Laboratories focusing on developing digital platform software for today's emerging enterprise workloads. Anmol is passionate about bringing innovation for businesses & communities. Earlier, Anmol has led Social Business & Smarter Workforce business in India & South Asia and helped organizations to attract and keep the best people, cultivate new leaders and capitalize on their collective intelligence by applying human insights, social tools and workforce analytics to transform the way they work.
In his more than 17 years of career, Anmol has held various leadership roles across business areas of software product development, services, strategy, sales & marketing in India, UK and USA. Anmol is an alum of Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad & National Institute of Technology.
Amar Harolikar Senior Assistant Vice President Decision Analytics EXL Services Read More
Amar Harolikar Senior Assistant Vice President Decision Analytics EXL Services
Amar Harolikar is an experienced analytics practitioner and delivery leader, with over 15 years of analytics experience in banking domain. In his current role as Delivery and Solutions Leader (Asia-Pac) at EXL Service, Amar is responsible for leading deliveries for one of top 3 banks in South-East Asia and for providing solution support across the region. Prior to EXL Service, he has worked with Wipro, Fidelity, Genpact and Standard Chartered Bank in their analytics divisions. Across his analytics career, Amar has conceptualized, structured and executed multiple analytics initiatives with quantifiable and signed-off impact on bottom-line. He has leveraged this experience to lead teams that have contributed substantially in creating analytic impact across
organizations. Amar is a Chartered Accountant and also holds additional qualification of Cost and Management Accountant.
Sudhir Subbaraman VP Consulting Services, Business Head – Products and Innovation CGI India Read More
Sudhir Subbaraman VP Consulting Services, Business Head – Products and Innovation
Mr. Subbaraman currently serves as the Business Head of CGI India’s Products(Solutions) group based in Bangalore, India.
In his role as business head, Mr. Subbaraman is responsible for revenue growth, governance, delivery, strategy and operations for the overall business unit. Solutions group at CGI India is 2000+ members supporting more than 70+ IP/Solutions across US, Canada, Europe and APAC geographies. Mr. Subbaraman has been very instrumental in growing the business unit by about 200% in the last few years and is currently driving the next phase of activities including building Product management and Consulting services capabilities. Mr. Subbaraman is also responsible for driving Innovation across APAC and has been active member working with NASSCOM and several Indian Government bodies on various initiatives around policies and other opportunities.
Prior to joining CGI, Mr. Subbaraman worked with Revenue Solutions Inc (RSI) and CGI out of USA focusing in public sector in all engagement aspects. In his past role with RSI, he was the Program manager for a multi-million dollar critical account managing teams across South Carolina and California on a benefits-funded model. Mr. Subbaraman has a strong track record of producing business results throughout his career spanning 19 years. Through this stint, Mr. Subbaraman has always emphasized the value of close government-enterprise partnerships and worked closely with many government bodies.
Mr. Subbaraman has completed his Engineering in Mechanical from National Institute of Technology, Warangal (formerly known as REC, Warangal). He also holds a masters degree in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University, USA and an MBA with highest honors from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business specializing in Strategy and Finance.
Robin Jose Global Head – Data Science & Innovation EMC Read More
Robin Jose Global Head - Data Science & Innovation EMC
In a career spanning 18 years, Robin held many leadership roles in large technology companies. His focus areas are Analytics, Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things, Cloud Computing. He was recognized as “India’s Top 25 Digitalist Thought Leaders” in SAP ACE 2015Awards. He frequently writes for magazines, and is an active speaker at national and international events.
Kingshuk Banerjee Director, Business Analytics and Strategy Consulting, Global Business Services IBM Read More
Kingshuk Banerjee Director, Business Analytics and Strategy Consulting, Global Business Services IBM
Kingshuk Banerjee is currently a Director in Business Analytics and Strategy practice of IBM GBS. Kingshuk leads a Center-of-Competence (CoC) in Advanced Analytics and Watson (AAW) .
The AAW-CoC is a pool of globally deployable analytics consultants, with subject matter expertise in areas of prediction, prescription and cognition. Kingshuk earned his Doctorate in Engineering Management, and Masters in Telecommunications from The George Washington University, Washington D.C. He completed his basic degree in Computer Engineeing from Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine. He attended South Point High School in Calcutta. Kingshuk is certified by Cornell University, New York in Executive Leadership methods and techniques. Kingshuk loves reading and traveling. He travels round the world on IBM business extensively. Kingshuk is based in Bangalore.
Natarajan Radhakrishnan Corporate Trainer & Start Up Advisor Read More
Natarajan Radhakrishnan Corporate Trainer & Start Up Advisor
Natarajan Radhakrishnan, (Nat) is a corporate trainer specializing in the areas of Leadership and Consulting Skills. Nat has over 27 years of experience in consulting and financial services. He pioneered the concept ‘global consulting execution’ model and also industrialized the model in his earlier organizations. Nat is a thought leader in the areas of Digital business transformation and Business-IT alignment.Nat was earlier Senior Vice President and India CEO of Capgemini Consulting (CC). In this role, he was responsible for managing the consulting business unit, leading and implementing an innovative consulting delivery model and building client centric solutions and consulting methodologies. Nat was represented in the Global Leadership Committee of Capgemini Consulting.
Prior to joining Capgemini group, Nat was the VP & Offshore Leader for Cognizant Business Consulting (CBC). Also, Nat had stints at iNautix Technologies (BNY group) and the Deutsche Bank group. Prior to his consulting stint, Nat spent many years in the investment banking sector in areas like brokerage and offshore fund management.Nat obtained his MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI), a not-for-profit professional body formed by members associated with the London Stock Exchange.An avid sports fan, Nat avidly watches Formula 1, Golf and Cricket. A self-confessed networker, Nat makes for a great conversationalist with his deep love for books and journals on management and leadership!
S. Varadarajan Global Head for Banking Financial Services TCS Read More
S. Varadarajan Head for Banking & Financial Services Practice TCS
S. Varadarajan (Varada) is Global Head for Banking & Financial Services Practice at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Varada has about 24 years of experience and has held various Management positions in IT, Operations and Products. His rich BFS experience spans across multiple areas of Banks & Financial Institutions like Retail, Transaction Banking, Private Banking, Capital Markets.
He has successfully led multiple transformation engagements focusing on improving the readiness of Banks & FIs for future growth, business process simplification and margin improvements. Varada has played a leading role in acquisitions and integration for CGSL and TKS. He also consolidated, led and grew the Investment Banking & Capital market operations.
As leader for BFS Practice, Varada is responsible for improving domain competence of TCS BFS associates, for enhancing TCS BFS brand and bringing the power of collaborative knowledge in each engagement / customer interaction. As part of his role, Varada interacts with the Banks & FIs globally and champions thought leadership.
Varghese Cherian Offshore Head – Technology Services UST Global Read More
Varghese Cherian Offshore Head – Technology Services UST Global
Varghese Cherian is responsible for Technology Services, in UST Global, primarily focusing on defining and delivering the services UST Global takes to the market, driving innovation and providing solutions to Fortune 500/Global 1000 clients. His experience spans multiple verticals including Retail, Financial services, Manufacturing, Healthcare Imaging and Aeronautics. His role includes interfacing with clients and customers to understand and define problems and use technology to solve them; he works with tech vendors, startups, academic organizations to build partnerships as well as identify investment opportunities; he works with analysts and marketing teams to define services and brand the company; and advises client CxOs on technology and methodologies. His current interests include innovation, customer experience and design thinking, application of AI and ML to traditional services, domain specific system architecture and process models and enterprise architecture. He is also a regular speaker and a panelist at international technology conferences. In his free time he spends time with his family and friends. He is also an avid musician and conducts an acapella choir.
Arun Subramani Managing Director Accenture Read More
Arun Subramani Managing Director Digital Solutions Lead, Global Delivery Network Accenture
Arun leads Digital Solution Design across Accenture’s Global Delivery Network. He is responsible for designing innovative solutions for Accenture clients and their Digital initiatives, along with building the right team of experts and setting up the right processes within Accenture. In the fast changing world of Digital, this requires staying abreast of what’s happening in the market and the ever changing digital ecosystem, in order to leverage and bring to bear the best of what’s out there in digital technologies and push the boundaries further. In prior roles at Accenture, Arun has managed Delivery Portfolios for a suite of clients and has personally been involved in both building client relationships and implementing global transformation projects.
Badri Setlur Partner, Business Consulting Cognizant Read More
Badri Setlur Partner, Business Consulting Cognizant
Badri is a partner and heads consulting for enterprise applications in Cognizant. He has over 24 years of international experience as management consultant, manufacturing industry specialist and business consulting in IT services.
Prior to Cognizant, Badri was with IBM for 7 years leading automotive, aerospace & defense industries, and global subject matter expert in automotive. He was associated with KPMG Consulting, leading team of consultants for delivering quality service, maintaining strong client relationships, business development, and effectively managing projects in manufacturing and SCM area.
He has spent over 10 years in the USA, initially studying, and then working in executive position for automotive component manufacturer, and business consultant working with various global automotive OEMs. He has an engineering degree in mechanical, masters in industrial engineering, MBA from Michigan State, and Executive Leadership Certification from Cornell University.
Krishna Durbha Senior Director Cognizant Business Consulting Read More
Krishna Durbha Senior Director - IME Cognizant Business Consulting
Krishna has over 23 years of experience in Consulting, Marketing, Product Management and Sales. He has built business consulting practice in South East Asia and led large business transformations programs for B2B and B2C markets involving core platforms like CRM, Order Management, Billing, BI, etc. With a focus on operationalizing Customer Experience Management and Analytics he has built service lines in Asia, North Americas and Europe. His functional expertise includes Operations, Sales, Marketing, Customer Acquisition, Go To Market, Analytics, Channel management and of course Business Analysis.
In consumer technology firms he has managed 100 million+ customer base and revenues in excess of US$2 billion. He has set up profitable digital properties in Internet and Mobile Value Added Services that involved Product Management, platforms, applications, content procurement, Digital Content Management Platforms, Mobile Advertising etc.
Has been a consultant with global firms including Infosys, Deloitte and large corporates like RCOM, Sify, Whirlpool, Toyota, Ranbaxy, Lucent & Telsyte. An Engineer from NIT, Surat and an MBA from Indian IIM, Ahmedabad, he also has an executive MBA from Leeds University Business School and is PMP certified. He is a Chevening Scholar (Govt. of UK) and an Endeavour Scholar (Govt. of Australia). He has contributed to publications on Digital Media, Product Management, Customer Value Management, Enterprise Business and Value Added Services and been a speaker at Global conferences and has been a member of Government Regulatory Subcommittees and on the board of the Mobile Marketing Association APAC.
Somak serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals, providing guidance to Forrester's vendor and end user clients. He focuses on the IT services industry, helping clients navigate this fast-changing market and maximize the business value of their technology investments. As a senior analyst, he helps clients to understand the key dynamics in the application services market and to make smart technology sourcing decisions. His research coverage includes sourcing and delivery for digital experience services, the evolving offshore value proposition, and issues pertaining to captives.
Sanjay Kumar Head – Capability Development ITC InfoTech Read More
Sanjay Kumar Head – Capability Development ITC Infotech
Sanjay Kumar is the Head of Learning and Development at ITC Infotech. Prior to his current role he was heading the Domain & Solutions Group for BFSI Practice at ITC Infotech. He has over 25 years of experience in information technology and operations. His business & technology experience spans across Retail Banking, Insurance, Wealth Management and Trading Systems.
Prior to ITC Infotech, he has worked in financial and transportation fields across the world. Some of the key assignments he has handled are:
HCL Technologies – Head Solutions Consulting Group, Capital Markets.
MphasiS, India – Head of Global Consulting Group.
Capital One Services, USA – Technology liaison – International Business Team
WESTPORT, Kelang Multi Terminal Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia – CIO.
Citibank, India (Global Consumer Bank) – System Manager for Retail Banking, India & Singapore
Sanjay has completed MBA (Finance) from Wharton Business School, Pennsylvania in 1993 and Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Instrumentation & Mechanical) from BITS, Pilani in 1986.
Ashu Potnis Vice President Product Management TopTeam Analyst Read More
Ashu Potnis Vice President – Product Development Top Team Analyst
Ashu Potnis began his career 28 years ago typing COBOL code on mainframe “character mode” screens. In 1996 he co-developed SQL Navigator, a wildly popular tool for Oracle databases.
In the past decade Ashu has been busy simplifying and explaining requirements management, Use Case modeling and agile processes in his training and consulting assignments that have taken him across four continents. An electrical engineer by training, Ashu guides product direction at TechnoSolutions Corporation based in Vancouver, Washington, USA.
Surendra Saxena Founder and Managing Director Vellicate Technologies Read More
Surendra Saxena Founder and Managing Director Vellicate Technologies
Surendra Saxena is the Founder and Managing Director of Vellicate Technologies. He is a recognized thought-leader, strategist and consultant with a unique combination of technical skills and business acumen.
He has 30 years of experience in growing and managing IT businesses, leading large, global, distributed, multifunctional teams and managing/driving complex change initiatives in both product and services organizations. Surendra has delivered numerous trainings and helped several corporates and professionals overcome challenges of delivering complex business transformation programs.
Sandeep Srivastava Product Manager Microsoft Read More
Sandeep is a 10+ year veteran has lead product planning for billion dollar product portfolios such as SharePoint, Office 365, Office and now Visio. In Visio currently his team looks after Visio Desktop. In the past as a serial entrepreneur he has a telecom, quant trading and e-commerce (shaadi.com) based startup to his credit. He is a Computer Science Engineer from IIT Bombay.
Saurabh Gaur, CBAP Principal Program Manager Microsoft Read More
Saurabh Gaur, CBAP Principal Group Program Manager Microsoft
Saurabh is heading the Microsoft Visio product team. Saurabh has ~15 years of extensive experience in the software development industry, where he has led a team of Business Analysts for a top tier hedge fund, driven process re-engineering and application portfolio management projects for leading financial services organizations, and led several software product development initiatives. He has studied at the Indian School of Business (ISB), IIT- BHU, and loves data and process visualization.
Pradeep Pendse Prof and Dean for IT/e-Business/Business Design Welingkar Institute of Management Read More
Pradeep Pendse Prof and Dean for IT/e-Business/Business Design Welingkar Institute of Management (WeSchool)
With a total of about 30 years of experience which has included stints as an IT Consultant/CIO/Entrepreneur for nearly 15 years, and concurrently as a passionate teacher (for 20 years) - Dr Pendse describes his purpose in life as ‘helping others succeed”.
He is a BE, MMS, PhD and at present as a Dean at WeSchool, he leads IT/e-Business area and Co-Leads the Business Design & Innovation area. He is also the CIO and CISO at WeSchool.
He has been a pioneer and a thought leader in several ways
• Lead the first MBA level program on e-Business (Digital Business) – 2002
• The first course on Business Analysis started in 2006
• The first Indian author to write a book on Business Analysis (PHI -2008) – his recent edition of the book has just been released (2015).
• The first MBA level program on Business Design and Innovation- 2008
• The co-founder of the IIBA Mumbai Chapter (proposed) – 20010
He is a passionate and well known teacher in the areas of Business Analysis, MIS, IT Strategy, IT Project Management & Innovation Management and has served as a Visiting faculty at over 20 leading institutes including VJTI, JBIMS, NMIMS, SP Jain Institute, TISS and several others. He has helped set up/develop BA and related practice areas such as Business Value of IT, IT Project leadership in several companies and have trained over 10000+ IT professionals.
Sonal Srivastava UX Researcher Microsoft Read More
Sonal, currently a UX researcher at Microsoft, has 5+ years' experience in Design, ethnography and UX. She’s managing research for MS Office mobile apps, several mobile productivity efforts and Visio. In the past (Samsung), she has worked extensively for B2B verticals like education, retail and healthcare, developing technological and digital solutions in these domains. She is a Masters in Design specializing in Design Thinking and Research from NIFT, New Delhi.
Mukesh Deshpande Director – Data and Analytics PricewaterhouseCoopers Pct. Ltd. Read More
Mukesh Deshpande Director – Data and Analytics PricewaterhouseCoopers Pct. Ltd
Mukesh has more than 17 years of experience in Business Development, Consulting, Practice Development and Partner Management in the areas of Information Management, Big Data and Cloud. His industry experience is from multiple geographies including USA, Europe and India and in multiple domains particular from large Banking, Insurance and Telecom clients. In recent role Mukesh is responsible for driving technical solutions across multiple clients using the recent technologies related to big data, analytics and cloud.
Currently Mukesh works as a Chief Architect in PwC’s Data & Analytics practice. Mukesh is involved in solutioning large and strategic deals, review and definition of Information Management architecture for PwC’s marquee clients, help customers define their analytics road map and solution vendors, define analytics as a service solution and establish the platform, etc.
Sayantan Mondal Principal Consultant – Data and Analytics PricewaterhouseCoopers Pct. Ltd. Read More
Sayantan Mondal Principal Consultant – Data and Analytics PricewaterhouseCoopers Pct. Ltd.
Sayantan is principal consultant in PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd. and has close to ten years of experience in consulting and implementation of Enterprise Performance Management and Analytical Solutions. He started his career in consulting with PwC and has experience in a wide variety of engagements - starting from advising clients on IT roadmap to implementing complex enterprise wide projects with very large accounts.
Sayantan had been part of large transformation projects like re-architecting and re-design of tax services offering at global level. The initiative involved a gradual shift from spreadsheet and email based services to interactive web and mobile based services where the customer can easily take care of regular cases and tax consultants can focus on critical / high risk issues. Sayantan had also been involved in several business intelligence and enterprise performance management solutions for various customers across the globe and had been part of the journey where traditional reports and regular charts gave way to interactive interfaces and finally to visualisations that are connected to the vast information repository that companies have about their users and interfaces that leverage machine learning to customise themselves for users.
Aparna Kondapalli Sr Business Consultant L&T Infotech Read More
Aparna Ramesh K Sr Business Consultant L&T Infotech
Aparna has over 20 years of experience in Consulting, Marketing and Business analysis. She has played critical roles in successfully delivering business applications, policy admin systems and data warehouse in insurance & financial services areas. She is also actively involved in mentoring BAs and is responsible for training & development of the BA Competency Center in L&T Infotech.
Akansha Jain Sr. Business Analyst L&T Infotech Read More
Akansha is currently playing a role of business analyst for a large insurance services company. She serves as a liaison between Business SMEs and development & testing teams to determine project based activities. Her strength is in Agile methodology. Prior to this role, she has worked in projects with insurance companies and regulatory bodies, both domestic and international.
Adarsh Arun Halwe Business Architect Happiestmind Read More
Adarsh Arun Halwe Business Architect Happiestminds
Business Architect with 10+ years of experience in business process consulting, product management & designing and business analysis across Government, Retail and Media industries. Main areas of expertise are understanding the current AS-IS processes, transfer Internet technologies with SharePoint (.Net) as the primary platform.
Kavita is an experienced and passionate Business Consultant with close to 13 years of experience in Insurance and Financial Services Domain. She has worked as a business analyst with reputed customers in India , Asia Pac and UK on large programs. She leads Mastek’s Business Analysis COE to engage with BA Talent across Mastek. She strives to promote business analysis capability and thought leadership within the Business analysts community at Mastek.
Parag is a business consultant with over 9 years of experience in diverse domains such as Wealth Management, Government and Health. He has worked on large scale agile implementations and consulting engagements for reputed customers in UK, US and India. He has done MBA from Department of Management Sciences Pune University, and Bachelors in Engineering from Government College of Engineering Pune.
Praveen Udupa Founder and Managing Partner Skillumin Learning and Consulting LLP Read More
Praveen brings 17 years of rich experiences in all facets of Business Analysis and Design Thinking. Praveen is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) from International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) and Certified Professional in Requirements Engineering (CPRE) from International Requirements Engineering Board.
Praveen has a passion for training, coaching and consulting. With over 8 years of experience in training, Praveen completely believes in the philosophy of “experiential learning”. He has created (and delivered) several impactful “learn by doing” workshop, that have received very positive feedback from participants.
Over the last six years, Praveen has personally coached over 2500 students and professionals on various aspects of Design Thinking and Business Analysis. For a year in 2017, Praveen worked for IIBA as their Program Manager, tasked with the responsibility to develop course material for MBA students.
Praveen is also a co-author of very recently released whitepaper by IIBA i.e. Digital Business Analysis: Crossing the Chasm from traditional to digital world –IIBA Global Thought Leadership Series 2018
Hari works with the Automotive practice for Cognizant’s Manufacturing and Logistics unit from India. He has a strong experience in the Automotive Order to Delivery process and specializes in Supply and Operations Planning, Order Management, Fleet Management and Finished Vehicle Logistics.
Suresh Vickram Manager – Consulting Cognizant Read More
Suresh leads Automotive practice for Cognizant’s Manufacturing and logistics unit from India. He has a strong background in automotive demand planning and order management domain working with leading OEMs across US.He Specializes in Demand planning, Dealer management, Supply Chain Modeling Supply Chain Execution, Supply Chain Optimization and Business Analytics
Achinto Sengupta Executive Manager & India BSA CoP Lead – BSG Deloitte Read More
Achinto Sengupta Delivery Manager & India BSA CoP Lead – BSG, Global Technology Services Deloitte
Achinto is accountable for delivery and management of complex Global IT Consulting assignments and leading the Business Analysis practice for Global Consulting program at Deloitte.
At Deloitte, he is leading all phases of diverse technology and digital transformation, and implementation projects: working closely with product managers, project managers, and business stakeholders to manage requirements and feature development, aligning custom development to off-the-shelf vendor applications. He is currently playing a dual role of Technical Delivery Manager and a BSA CoP Leader. As a BSA CoP leader he is accountable for defining and introducing the guidelines, standards and processes (tools and methodologies) for all the BSA practitioners. Started as a Systems Engineer with General Electric as a client at Mahindra Satyam and developed software for their consumer finance solutions. He then moved to SunLife Financial after three years to lead their Business Analysis practice and provided IT consulting services for the insurance domain needs. He then joined Headstrong Consulting for a stint in the Investment Banking domain before joining the Deloitte family in 2011.
Achinto earned his Bachelors in Engineering (Computer Science) in India and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in UK.