Invited Speakers at CCEM 2015

Mr. T V Mohandas Pai

Mohandas Pai(Mohan)

Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services and Aarin Capital

T.V. Mohandas Pai is the Chairman of Manipal Global Education. He used to be a Member of the board of directors of Infosys,and Head – Administration, Education and Research, Financial, Human Resources, and Infosys Leadership Institute. Mohan was an integral part of the Infosys team that enabled the first listing of an India-registered company on NASDAQ and the first sponsored secondary offering of American Depositary Shares by an Indian company. He joined Infosys in 1994 and served on its Board from May 2000 onwards. He was the Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 2006 and was instrumental in transforming Infosys into one of the world’s most respected and widely known software service companies. He was voted the ‘CFO of the Year’ in 2001 by IMA India. He won the ‘Best CFO in India’ award from Finance Asia in 2002, and ‘Best Chief Financial Officer in India’ in the Best Managed Companies poll conducted by Asia Money in 2004. He has recently joined as the Chairman of the Board of Manipal Global Education Services.

Mohan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore, and a Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from Bangalore University. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), and a Trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation, the body that oversees the International Accounting Standards Board.

Mr. Hari Vasudev

Hari Vasudev

Senior Vice President, Engineering at Flipkart

Hari Vasudev is Senior Vice President of Engineering, IT & Analytics for Supply Chain vertical in Flipkart. He was the head of Yahoo! India R&D and was leading Yahoo! Answers and Yahoo! Groups as well. Hari has held various leadership positions within the Platforms and Search teams at Yahoo. Prior to the current role, Hari led the Cloud Platform Group at Yahoo! India R&D and has led various Hadoop initiatives focused on managing big data, including strategies for storage, analysis and reporting. Prior to Yahoo, Hari managed engineering for the Kodak Easyshare Gallery (also known as Ofoto). He has also worked with other technology companies in the Bay Area. Hari has a master's degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Detlef Straeten

Detlef Straeten

Distinguished Engineer,Member IBM Academy of Technology
IMT Germany TI&A Hybrid Cloud Solution Architecture - Global Technology Services

Mr. Straeten is a Distinguished Engineer in IBM Global Services and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He held several technical and consulting positions during his international IBM career working on new communication system infrastructures for Inter-/Intra- and Extranets, introducing new infrastructure technologies and services into the market. During his career he was on an international assignment in the United States, France and Thailand working as a lead architect to define and evaluate technology frameworks for Service Provider, e-sourcing, eUtility, GRID and Cloud solutions. He is part of various IBM Technology Offices defining IBMs service business as well as technology strategy. In 2012 he took a sabbatical from IBM to work for KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) on Service Science in the area of new impact based sourcing models. Before joining IBM he was a research staff member at the German Research Center for Computer Science.

Title: Workload Automation Pattern: An emerging SLO oriented Hybrid Cloud orchestration approach
Abstract: New Hybrid Data Center capabilities are characterized by their ability to deploy and adjust capacities & structures quickly to the need of Workloads supporting complex, multi-tier business applications. Complex automations will be needed to implement IT delivery and IT management best practices addressing the full lifecycle of a workload-specific IT service provided. This talk will report back on an IBM Global effort to analyze different practices, characterize the resulting Patterns in various dimensions and provide a framework to allow joint development and collaboration.
What will attendees Learn from this session: Highly automated and hybrid IT delivery needs to reflect on fit-for-purpose DC Services setup and management. One-size does not fit all. Best Practices in that space need to be coded in patterns to allow for quick reaction, investment protection and composability. This space needs collaboration between consumer, provider and producers of pattern.

Dr. Venkat Rangan

Prof. Venkat Rangan

Vice Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

P. Venkat Rangan is an Indian computer scientist. He is the current vice chancellor of Amrita University. A pioneer of research in Multimedia Systems, he was the founder and director of the Multimedia Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering.By the age of 33 he was one of the youngest full professors at University of California, San Diego. Dr. Rangan also founded Yodlee Inc. and served as its CEO, for which in 2000, he was selected as one of the 25 best entrepreneurs by the President of the US and featured on the July 2000 cover of Internet World Magazine.He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Dr. Venkat Rangan has been the recipient of President of India’s gold medal from Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1984. As a Ph.D. student in Computer Science he spent a year at Cornell University, before moving to University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley he secured the top-most rank in the qualifying exams for graduate studies. In 1988, his Ph.D. thesis at University of California, Berkeley was judged as the outstanding Ph.D of the year by IBM.

Dr. R. Nagaraja

Dr. R. Nagaraja

Managing Director, Power Research and Development Consultants (PRDC), India

Dr. R. Nagaraja completed his B.E. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Mysore University in the year 1986. He obtained his M.E. degree from Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore India, in the year 1988 specialized in Computer Applications to Power Systems and Drives. He worked for M/s. MACMET India Ltd., Simulation Division, Bangalore, India for 4 years from 1988 to 1991, heading the Power System group. Dr. Nagaraja was awarded doctorate for his work titled “Development of algorithm for applications in energy control centers” by world-renowned Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He started M/s. Power Research & Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd. at Bangalore in 1994. Dr. Nagaraja is the brain behind the architecture, design and development of the MiPower™ – Power system analysis software – PRDC’s flagship product widely used by Electric utilities, Industries, Consultants and Universities / Engineering colleges globally.

Dr. Nagaraja is a Senior Member, IEEE and currently representative for IEEE PES West Chapters under R-10. He was the Convener and Co-Chair of prestigious international event – ISGT (Innovative Smart Grid Technologies) Asia 2013 conference held at Bangalore.

Dr Srinivas H Sengamedu

Srinivas H Sengamedu

Sr. Manager, Machine Learning,Amazon

Srinivasan is a Senior Manager with the Machine Learning Group at Amazon. He is working on applying Machine Learning to diverse problems at Amazon. In the past, he has used Machine Learning to solve problems in Web Advertising, Analysis and Ranking of Web Content including Multimedia, Analysis of User Generated Content like comments, etc. He has published various articles, journals and has patents in the above mentioned areas. Before Amazon, he was with Komli Media, Bangalore and Yahoo Labs. He is a PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Title: Large-Scale Machine Learning Applications in the Real-World

Abstract: Big Data and Machine Learning have been one of the most exciting topics in the last few years. There have been several advances on scalable algorithms and systems to enable machine learning. Making machine learning work in practice has been getting a lot of attention recently. In this talk, I’ll give an overview of how Amazon leverages Machine Learning to solve day to day business challenges. Off-the shelf ML algorithms rarely work in practice and I will give some examples of the work that goes into making ML algorithms work in these applications.

Mr. Sridhar Sampige

Sridhar Sampige

Head of Services,Akamai

Sridhar Sampige has been with Akamai Technolgies Inc. for the past 5 and half years. He is currently the head of services for the India region managing the pre sales consulting team as well as having responsibility for the post sale implementation teams. The focus of his teams is primarily on cloud offerings such as security, performance and tackling the challenges of delivering high quality media at scale.

Prior to his current role, he was managing a services team for new customer acquisition for Americas and has also been a field Sales Representative as well as Pre sales engineer in his past avatars. Sridhar has been selected to be part of the exclusive Akamai Titan’s club - for technical and sales excellence - twice.

Prior to joining Akamai, he has worked on 2 startups in the education and retail space and has also worked with NGOs such as Janaagraha on the JaagoRe campaign.Sridhar completed his engineering from PESIT, Bangalore and a short-term business course from the London School of Economics.

Title: Solving the Grand Challenges of the Internet

Abstract: As the Internet becomes ubiquitous and millions of people, along with billions of devices come online, we are faced with solving problems at scale not faced before. The challenges of scale and quality aren’t new problems, but require new approaches to tackle in a scalable and efficient manner.

Given that Akamai Technolgies sits right in the middle of the evolving internet, since we handle 15-30% of the internet traffic at any given point of time, we have a unique insight as to how our hyperconnected world will shape our future.

The goal is to be resonant on every device out there, and by doing that, we can help make the Internet fast, reliable and secure

Dr. Shrutin Ulman

Dr. Shrutin Ulman

Leader Clinical Affairs and Outside-In Innovation,Phillips

Dr. Shrutin Ulman is a Medical Graduate with a specialization in Industrial Medicine and Occupational Health (MBBS, DOIH), a PhD is Micro-electronics and an MBA in Marketing. His research experience covers macro-modeling of healthcare based VLSI circuits and modelling fluid flow in cardiac valves. He has worked in the domain of mother and child care focusing on innovations for the emerging markets. He has 6 issued patents in the domain of neonatology covering neonatal jaundice care and management. He has authored several peer reviewed articles and papers, the latest being the paper selected for presentation at the FIGO conference, October 2015, the apex body of Obstetricians and Gynecologists globally. His present assignment at Philips Research India, focuses on regulatory compliance of medical device product development, especially on patient simulators and clinical studies. He is also responsible for facilitating partnerships with the healthcare research local ecosystem.

Abstract : Advances in digital technology from both the public and private sectors are making healthcare smarter and improving lives every day. Digital technologies are not only creating new health products, but ‘smart health’ is facilitating a change in how we manage our health. ‘Smart health’  is a  shift of focus from curative care to a broader view of wellness management and healthy living. One vision of the future, would be a world in which digital sensors scan your body, and communicate remotely with healthcare professionals, who are able to use massive  datasets to analyze the information. Smart healthcare can potentially address major challenges facing healthcare globally especially  rising healthcare costs, aging populations, skewed healthcare providers : patient ratio and improving healthcare system efficiency.

Vinay Y S

Vinay Y S

Vinay Y S, Flipkart, Principal Architect

Vinay is a highly passionate and creative computer science engineer with huge breadth of experience in various technologies related computer datastore, network, security, image processing, GPGPU, large scale Internet infrastructures, distributed computing, Internet applications. He is always interested in new challenging technologies that bring value to the end users.

Title: Building India's largest cloud platform and running Flipkart App on it
Abstract: We built the largest cloud platform from ground-up all the way from physical DC buildout to IAAS and PAAS platforms on it and migrated the largest live e-commerce app in India on to it - in less than 6 months. In this talk, you will learn about the challenges unique to India, cloud, e-commerce and us and how we overcame them.