Keynote Speakers


1.Mr.Siva Sai N

Designation:  Senior Vice president-AI platform.

Company: Active Intelligence PTE Ltd.

About :

Entrepreneurial product technology leader with 25 years of experience, keen business sense, a flair for user experience and passion for  hardware. Amateur Road Racing Cyclist.

Designed and Deployed a wide variety of AI based products over the last 2 decades including: Prediction systems for public transport for Singapore LTA, Image recognition based IED detection for Defense and Homeland Security, Number Plate recognition for Chinese and HK cars at land border crossing, and Advertising and Content optimization Algorithms.

Led Conversational AI platform for Active AI over the last 4 years. Laid the long term vision for the product and created measurable objectives for the engineering team. Developed trusted partnerships with flagship customers to understand business requirements, translate them into product roadmap, and design one of the most mature NLP pipelines in the market.

2.Mr.Ankit Saran

Designation:  Managing Director, Consulting – AI – Data & Analytics Leader (US | India)

Company: Deloitte

About :

Ankit Saran has 20+ years of global consulting experience in building data analytics and technology enabled businesses. He has been shaping and driving Enterprise agendas via large technology enabled (Digital, Data/Analytics and Cloud) transformations for 50+ fortune 500 clients across industries – Financial Services (FSI) | Life Sciences (LS) | Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) | Public Sector
He has served in many leadership roles in many markets, offerings, and geographies over the years to incubate, manage and scale global business to drive outcomes (growth, scale and cost related benefits). He is a thought leader and subject matter expertise in AI – Digital, Data/Analytics & Cloud space and enjoys trusted client advisor relationships.
He is known to build high performance teams, have an extremely strong follower ship and recognized mentor to many.


3.Ms.Anjanita Das

Designation:   Associate Director – AI & Analytics ( Digital Business – RCGTH & MLEU )

Company:  Cognizant

About :  

Anjanita is a dynamic result oriented professional with blend of Data Science, Analytics Consultancy, Business Analytics and project & people management experience comprising of 17 + years from project scoping to entire execution, in several successful shared services organizations in India in technology, Consumer Goods, CPG, Retail, Travel, Hospitality & MLEU sectors
Anjanita has extensive practical experience in analyzing 360 degree unified view of customers, customer segmentation(based on value, demographics, life stages, attitude and preferences), Customer journey, Churn prediction, predicting next most logical product for customers as well as predicting preferred channel to target the right customers at right time. She has widely worked on predicting who will be the most valued customer based on customer’s first online/Retail transaction.
Anjanita also has rich experience in formulating and implementing light listening, deep listening, loyalty analysis, competitive landscape analysis & sentiment prediction models using Social media data for different brands/domains. She also has worked in Marketing Media spend as well as channel optimization.


1. Customer Analytics, CRM, Business Intelligence, Analytics Consultancy & developing strong client relationship.
2. Predictive Modeling, OLS, Marketing Mix modeling, Pricing Analysis, Segmentation, Discriminant Analysis and Forecasting
3. Experienced in designing analytical frameworks for key business problems across industries, Project Management & providing thought leadership & coordinate, lead and manage team/people
4. Quick & efficient learner with positive attitude & willing to take up challenges

4.Dr.Sumant Kulkarni

Designation: Director & Head of AI (R&D)
Company: Zensar Technologies


Data Science enthusiast with 13 years of experience.
Working on buildings machine learning-based enterprise solution for problems involving NLP and computer vision, recommender systems and predictive systems.

Research Interests:

1. Information Extraction
2. Social Network Analytics
3. Information Retrieval
4. Cognitive Computing
5. Question Answering
6. Computer Vision


He is an educationist and professor who has held leadership positions at engineering institutions in India including IIT Delhi, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur and VIT University, Vellore. Currently, He is with Electrical Engineering Department as Hon. Adjunct Professor. As a recognition of his contributions to engineering education, he was honored as an IEEE Fellow.[2] Previously he was Vice-Chancellor at VIT University.[citation needed]. On his 75th Birthday (07.10.2019), he was given the title of “Electrical Professor” by all his research scholars, faculty and well-wishers and a personal website of him was launched titled The 75th birthday also marks his 50 years of professional experience.

D. P. Kothari has served as Advisor to the Chancellor at VIT University, Vellore, and prior to that he was Head, Centre for Energy Studies at IIT Delhi (1995–97) and Principal, Visvesvaraya Regional Engineering College, Nagpur (1997–98). He has also been Director i/c, IIT Delhi (2005) and Deputy Director (Administration), IIT Delhi (2003–06). D. P. Kothari is most popularly known for his contributions to the advancement of engineering education in India. He has published and presented over 842 papers in national and international journals and conferences. He has authored and co-authored 60 books including Power System Optimization, Modern Power System Analysis, Electric Machines, Power System Transients, Theory and Problems of Electric Machines, Renewable Energy Sources and Emerging Technologies, and Power System Engineering. His research interests include: Optimal Hydro-thermal Scheduling, Unit Commitment, Maintenance Scheduling, Energy Conservation (loss minimization and voltage control), and Power Quality and Energy Systems Planning and Modelling.[7]He is currently an Honorary Adjunct Professor in VNIT, Nagpur.

The University Grants Commission presented him the UGC National Swami Pranavananda Saraswati Award for 2005 on Education for his scholarly contributions. He is the recipient of the National Khosla Lifetime Achievement Award 2005 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, National Award for Science and Technology from the Uttar Pradesh government in 2001 and the Eminent Engineering Personality award from the Institution of Engineers (India) for the year 2001. The World Management Congress, New Delhi, gave D. P. Kothari the Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘Educational Planning and Administration’ in December 2009.Dr. D. P. Kothari was selected to receive the Best Professor of the Year 2013 by Association of Scientists, Developers and Faculties.

He received Excellent Academic Award at IIT Guwahati by NPSC-2014. In 2016, he has received 9 Life Time Achievement awards by various agencies on 19 February, 4 March, 11 March, 18 March, 20TH March and 25 March 2016, 20 April, 14 May 2016, 20 June 2018 respectively.

6.Dr.Kuldeep Singh

Dr. Kuldeep Singh has received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Vision from Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, India and M.Tech. degree in Signal Processing from Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, New Delhi.He has worked as postdoctoral fellow at University of Alberta, Canada, where he was involved in development of deep learning based functional prototype for agriculture applications. Before joining MNIT, he has worked at Central Research Laboratory of Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) Ghaziabad as Scientist from Jan 2007 to Mar 2019. During his stint at BEL, he has worked on various projects of national importance. He was involved in software development of various C4I systems for Indian & foreign defense forces. He has been awarded R & D Excellence award at Bharat Electronics Ltd. in 2009 and 2011. He is reviewer of various IEEE transactions, Elsevier & Springer journals.

7.Dr.Aniruddha Dey

Dr.Aniruddha Dey received his B.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering) from West Bengal University of Technology (now Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology), Kolkata, India, in 2007, M.Tech (Information Technology) degree and Ph.D. (Computer Science and Engineering) degree from Jadavpur University, India, in 2010 and 2018, respectively. Dr. Dey has been a faculty member of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Bankura Unnayani Institute of Engineering, since 2019. He is a recipient of Project Fellowship (UGC Major Project) in March 2011 and Senior Research Fellowship (Under State Government Fellowship) at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India since October 2012 to October 2017 during Ph.D. He is a also recipient Project Linked Person in Indian Stastical Institute on 2018. He is a member of the Institute of Engineers, India and IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning Technology. He has published more than 5 research papers in reputed refereed (Scopus/ SCI) International Journals and more than 12 papers in international conferences. He has handled one R&D projects from the IEI, India. His research interests include face recognition and detection, machine learning and image Processing. He got “Honorable Mention” award in PhD Symposium of CICT-2019 at IIIT-Allahabad, Dec. 2019.and “Best Thesis” award in PhD Symposium of SoCTA-2019 at NIT-Patna, Dec. 2019.

8.Dr.Arun Prakash

Dr. Arun Prakash received his BE from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, MJP Rohilkhand University, India in 2001, M.Tech. in Digital Communication from APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, India in 2006 and PhD from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, MNNIT Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) Allahabad, India in 2011. He was a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Waterloo, Canada during September 2008 to February 2009.

Dr. Prakash worked as Lecturer in the Department of ECE at Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad from 2010 to 2012. From 2012 to 2018, he worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE at MNNIT Allahabad. Presently, he is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of ECE at MNNIT Allahabad.

His research interests are in the area of wireless and mobile communication, Ad hoc networks, Vehicular Networks (Intelligent Transportation System-ITS), Cognitive Radio Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks. He has published more than 50 papers in international journals and conferences, contributed 04 book chapters on wireless communication and networking, and supervised 04 Ph.D. students. He is an associate editor of IEEE Access and a guest editor of Journal of Computer Networks and Communications. Dr. Prakash is a member of IEEE and IETE. Dr. Prakash worked as an ad hoc reviewer for 14 International journals and served as program committee member of several international conferences in the area of wireless communication and networking.

9.Dr.Tapas Si

Dr.Tapas Si holds B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University (formerly West Bengal University of Technology), M.Tech in Information Technology from National Institute of Technology Durgapur, WB, India and Ph.D in Engineering from the same university. He is currently an assistant professor in the department of Computer Science & Engineering in Bankura Unnayani Institute of Engineering, Bankura, West Bengal, India. He publishes 42 papers in the reputed international journals/conferences. He is listed in Who’s Who in The World 2016, USA. He is a member of IEEE, Soft Computing Research Society (India), Institute of Engineers (India) and Machine Intelligence Research Lab (USA). His research interests include machine learning, swarm intelligence, medical image processing, medical data mining.

10.Dr.Srinivas Padmanabhuni

Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni was awarded the title of “Eminent Engineer” by the prestigious and renowned organization “Institution of Engineers” (IEI). The award was given 2 Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni in recognition of his experience and contributions to the profession of Computers at the 32nd Annual convention of IEI His vast experience in the computing field, including marquee area of Artificial Intelligence (AI), brings a unique blend of academic, research and industry orientation, a rare combination. Srinivas Padmanabhuni is a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence. Srinivas Padmanabhuni co-founded a next generation AI enabled smart B2B startup in Agri Tech focused on farm to fork. He has been the past president of ACM India, the top professional organization of computing professionals. He is the chief Mentor for Tarah technologies an AI consulting and training company. He specializes in areas of software engineering, AI and Machine Learning. Earlier, he was a Principal Research Scientist and Associate Vice President at Infosys where he overlooked the university innovation ecosystem, alongside research and innovation group in Infosys Labs. He has won several other awards including the excellence award for Innovation at Infosys, Research excellence award at University of Alberta, and Merit award at IIT Kanpur,
He is a Ph.D in AI from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, specializing in AI. Prior to Ph.D. he secured his B.Tech from IIT Kanpur and M.Tech in CS from IIT Bombay.
His interests: AI, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity.
He has to his credit:
Seven granted patents
Multiple additional patents in process
One published book by Wiley
100+ refereed international publications
400+ invited talks across eight countries
15000 + students lectured on AI, and related topics
4 + startups

Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni is Chief Technology officer and Co-Founder of CityMandi, which is India’s first comprehensive AI enabled B2B wholesale online grocery business catering to restaurants, online kitchens and large corporate consumers alongside nurturing micro entrepreneurs at bottom of pyramid. Proud to have proven nobel laureate Prof. Abhijit Banerjee et al’s theories via social experiments on ground.

11.Mr.Amit Kumar Bairwa

Amit Kumar Bairwa is an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Manipal University Jaipur. He has completed his B.E. from the University of Rajasthan and M. Tech. from Rajasthan Technical University, Kota in Computer Science and Engineering. His area of interest is Algorithms, MANET, Network Security, and Linux. He published two books and researching various areas in MANET. He is an active member of ISTE and IEEE. He has also gone through various international certifications like CCNA, RHCE, and CEH. He is handling various real-time problems related to network and Linux based systems. He also published more than 20 research papers in reputed conferences and journals. During his tenure, he has enhanced the learning environment in the classroom, academic, and professional programs to cater to changing industry needs in a dynamic business environment through a good mix of theoretical and industry training modules. He worked with the academicians to develop and maintain high curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives.

12.Dr.Sandeep Joshi

Dr. Sandeep Joshi is a senior academician with experience in providing visionary leadership to students & imparting quality management education to a wide range of aspiring professionals. A qualified professional with B.E., M.Tech., and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering. He mentored and guided the students towards the successful future as Professor at Manipal University Jaipur, India. Possess profound knowledge of Computer Network, Network Protocol, Computer Network & Security, Advance Data Structure & Algorithms, Web Technology, System Software engineering, etc. with passion for learning. He always tries to keep myself up to date with the latest trends and techniques of the industry. During his tenure, he has enhanced the learning environment in the classroom, designed academic/ professional programs to cater to changing industry needs in a dynamic business environment through a good mix of theoretical and industry training modules and worked with lecturers to develop and maintain high curriculum standards, develop mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives.
He has  proven competencies in designing course curriculum and implementing innovative instructional methodologies and equipped to provide authoritative leadership to both academic as well as administrative personnel in the wider issues of running/ managing an academic institution of higher learning.

13.Thomas Poetter

Designation: CEO

Company: Compris Technologies AG


Thomas Poetter graduated from the University of Kaiserslautern in computer science with minors in ET and Business Administration, where he was then 2 years at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering in the field of IT architecture and requirements engineering. Working with DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) during his studies, Thomas was one of the first entrepreneurs who received in 1998 a 2 years’ startup stipend from the Fraunhofer society, in his case from the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE). Inspired by Fraunhofer’s success with MP3, Thomas achieved a comparable success with his patented innovations for watermarking text-based contents (eBooks, documents, web pages, etc.) and for secret inconspicuous communication. These are nowadays being used by IBM, SAP/Sybase, Amazon, Intel, Microsoft, Nuance, Fuji Xerox, AT&T, Certicom and many others.

Since 1998, his company has been doing innovative  IT product development + sales and IT consulting and with a focus on AI (artificial intelligence), NLP (natural language processing), CV (computer vision), IT architecture, IT security, code quality, MDA and development. His achievements are 8 granted software patents (text watermarking, secure, inconspicuous communications), 2 CeBIT Highlights (Secure and inconspicuous communications + multi-user online payments approvals using cash cards), 12 DAX30 corporations and over 30 international corporations.

14.Dr.Christopher Nugent

Chris is the Director of the Computer Science Research Institute and holds the position of Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He is based within the School of Computing and Mathematics at Ulster University.

He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Systems and D Phil in Biomedical Engineering both from Ulster University. Chris joined the University as a Research Fellow in 1999 and was appointed as Lecture in Computer Science in 2000. Following this he held positions of Senior Lecture and Reader within the Faculty of Computing and Engineering before his appointment as Professor of Biomedical Engineering in 2008. In 2016 he was awarded the Senior Distinguished Research Fellowship from Ulster University.

His research within biomedical engineering addresses the themes of the development and evaluation of technologies to support ambient assisted living. Specifically, this has involved research in the topics of mobile based reminding solutions, activity recognition and behaviour modelling and more recently technology adoption modelling. He has published extensively in these areas with papers spanning theoretical, clinical and biomedical engineering domains. He has been a grant holder of Research Projects funded by National, European and International funding bodies.

Chris is the Group Leader of the Smart Environments Research Group and also the co-PI of the Connected Health Innovation Centre at Ulster University.

15.Dr.Rima Ghose Chowdhury

As EVP and CHRO, Dr Rima Ghose Chowdhury leads Datamatics HR functions globally, which has more than 10,000 employees and operations in the US, India, Middle East, Europe, and the Philippines.

A seasoned HR leader and practitioner with over two decades of experience in Corporate and Academia, Dr. Rima has been instrumental in building Technology and Leadership capabilities in reputed global enterprises like IBM, Sony Pictures Networks India, Quinnox. In her previous roles, she has championed change management in the Technology and Culture space to bring in the right blend of Hi-Tech and Hi-Touch culture.

Dr. Rima has been an International Mentor for Middlesex University London, and is also a trained Trainer by Sony Pictures Entertainment, UK, on ‘Energy Project.’ She has received multiple HR Excellence Awards, including ’50 Most Influential HR Tech Leaders 2015’, at World HRD Congress, ‘Young HR Professional of The Year’ at Asia Pacific HRM Congress 2009. Dr Rima is an avid reader, writer, speaker/moderator, social worker and has authored multiple thought leadership articles.

In her past stint, she held the position of Professor and Head of Department – HR, at NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research. She also had the additional responsibility of leading and facilitating Management course delivery for the Indian Navy.

Dr. Rima is a Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Technology from Jadavpur University, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, and holds a Ph.D. in the Leadership domain from DY Patil University.

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