DR. OMKAR RAI
Software Technology Parks of India
Dr. Omkar Rai is Director General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) and has got
wide experience in the matters of IT/ITES industry. He has worked in various capacities
in the Central Government departments before joining STPI. He is also on the Board of
Directors of MTNL-STPI IT Services Limited and National Internet Exchange of India
Dr. Rai has been educated from BHU, Varanasi, from where he also earned his Ph.D
degree in Statistics in 1991.
MR. SHARAD SHARMA
Sharad’s personal mantra is to lead big and small companies through orbit change. Sharad is one of the active technology angel investors in India with about two dozen investments.Details at https://angel.co/sharad-sharma
Sharad is a passionate evangelist of the software product ecosystem in India. He is the co-founder and Governing Council member of iSPIRT. He was the Chair of NASSCOM Product Forum and a member of the Executive Council from 2009-13. He has held a number of senior executive positions with leading technology companies. Most recently he was a SVP at Yahoo! and CEO of India R&D. Previously he turned around VERITAS operations in India. He also brought AT&T/Lucent R&D to India as an intrapreneur. Sharad is also an entrepreneur. He co-founded Teltier, now part of Cisco, and is currently the CEO of BrandSigma Inc.
Vice President Operations, Eaton
Viswanathan K (Vish) is the Vice President of APAC Corporate IT and head of Eaton Information Technology Center in Pune.
He was the founder of Biztro Partners, a boutique consulting firm that specialized in Cloud Computing Solutions. Prior to that, he was the vice president of Engineering and CIO at Yahoo! India R&D.
He has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry in Internet, Brokerage, Financial Services, Telecom and Manufacturing verticals. About 14 years of his professional career was spent in the US working for large multinationals.
Vish has an MBA from Nova Southeastern, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and MS in Computer Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo. He also has an MS in Electronics from University of Bombay.
MR. ANKUR AGARWAL
CEO, Clarion Technologies
In 2002 Ankur co-founded Clarion Technologies. Since being bootstrapped Clarion Technologies has grown to become a global player with 3 state of the art development centers and clients across much of the developed world. The experiences acquired along the way form the basis for many of the unique features of the Clarion approach.
Ankur is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and an active member of The India Angels Network (IAN) with angel investments in several companies in this capacity. After securing a Bachelor in Engineering from the Banaras Hindu University he cut his IT teeth with organizations like Infosys and eGain Communications before striking out on his own with Clarion Technologies.
MR.SUHAS A. KELKAR
Chief Technology Officer BMC
Suhas A. Kelkar is Chief Technology Officer (APAC) for BMC Software. He is also
responsible for driving the Incubator Team globally for BMC Software. Under Suhas' leadership BMC Software established
unique and differentiating incubation practices and it has led to accelerating innovation across BMC product portfolio.
Suhas and his team have multiple patents pending in the area of Cloud Computing, Social Media and Business Service Management.
Suhas joined BMC Software in 2009.Prior to joining BMC Software, Kelkar was Vice P
resident of Product Management at Digité. He has also worked for Rational Software/IBM, Serena Software,
and Philips Medical Systems. He has diverse experience in
architecting, designing, and delivering successful software products. Suhas
is also passionate about academia and start up eco- system. He
was associated with the University of Washington (Seattle)
Extension program, where he designed and delivered various software development courses. He ment
ored and delivered a course on Software Product Management at Symbiosis Center for Information Technology (SCIT)
and served as a SCIT advisory board member. Suhas is an active member of the
National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Product Forum,
which fosters and promotes software product ecosystem in India. He is also the founder and president of India Product Management
Association (IPMA), Pune chapter. Suhas holds a MS in Robotics from "Center of Intelligent Machines and Robotics" (CIMAR) at the
University of Florida. He also has an MBA from the School of Business atFlorida Institute of Technology.
Mukul Kumar co-founded PubMatic and leads the company's engineering team. Before PubMatic, Mukul was the Director of Engineering at PANTA Systems, a high-performance computing startup. Prior to PANTA, he was Senior Manager at Veritas India, joining the company as the 13th employee. He helped Veritas India grow to over 2,000 employees. Mukul has filed for 14 patents in systems software, storage software, and application software. He proudly proclaims his love for π and ability to recite it to 60 digits.
Mukul is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur with a degree in Electrical Engineering and resides in Pune, India.
MR.NANDKUMAR (NANDU) KULKARNI
Nandu Kulkarni is an independent consultant in Banking & payments technology & an angel investor,mentor/adviser to software product companies.
He was Senior VP with P&L responsibility for the retail Banking Products Division at i-flex solutions ltd.(now Oracle Financial Services Ltd.)Prior to that he has worked for TCS, Citicorp overseas software LTD.,Opus Software Solutions,mostly in the area of banking & payments.
He is a student of Indian classical music & has founded shadjamadhyam.com,a web portal dedicated to classical music.
Nandu has a B.tech from IIT Bombay & a P.G.D.I.I.M. from IIM Calcutta.