Keynote Speakers


1.Name : Mr. Siva Sai N

Designation:  Entrepreneurial product technology leader with keen business sense and a flair for design.

Company: Active Intelligence Pvt 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 Defence and Homeland Security, Number Plate recognition for Chinese and HK cars at land border crossing, and Advertising and Content optimisation Algorithms.

Led Conversational AI platform for 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.Name :  Ankit Saran

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

Company: Deloitte

About :

20+ years of global consulting experience in building data analytics (AI) and technology enabled businesses
Driving large Business / Technology transformation engagements for Fortune 500 companies across industries: Financial Services (FSI) | Life Sciences (LS) | Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) | Public Sector
Thought leader and subject matter expertise in AI – Data & Analytics space and enjoys trusted client advisor relationships
Known to build high performance teams, have an extremely strong followership and recognized mentor to many.


3.Name :  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.
Specialties: 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.Name : Sumant Kulkarni
Designation: Director & Head of AI (R&D)
Company: Zensar Technologies

About: 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

5. Dr. D.P.Kothari

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

Designation :Assistant Professor
Qualification :Ph.D.(Computer Vision) from Delhi Technological University
M.Tech.(Signal Processing) from Netaji Subhash Institute of Technolgy , Delhi
Postdoc. (Deep Learning) from University of Alberta , Canada
B.E.(Electronics & Communication) from Govt. Engineering College, Ajmer
Contact Detail :Dept. of Electronics & Comm. Engineering,MNIT, Jaipur-302017

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.

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