CTO & Director, Elliot Systems
Chairman, IEEE Pune Section
Girish Khilari is a technological expert, with more than 30 years of global hands-on experience with diverse technologies, data, information, products and more importantly people. His experience in the industry allows him to be proficient in Engineering, Technical Support Services, Professional Services, Business and Strategic leadership. Through his experience, Mr Khilari has refined his soft-skills and leadership skills consistently. He has special interests in the fields of R&D, Software engineering, Cloud Engineering Operations and holds rich experience in managing end-to-end product portfolios with “Concept-to-Market” and “Life-Cycle” phases.
With experience in managing and leading current-gen engineering teams globally, he has worked and collaborated in countries like UK, Australia, Japan and the USA. He has great insights on systems programming, application software development, software engineering, cloud operations, budget planning, program management, and engineering process improvements. Mr. Khilari has been serving as the Chair of IEEE Pune Section from January 2020.
CEO & Managing Director, Chairman of Biodesign Innovation Labs
Gautham Pasupuleti is the CEO, Managing Director & Chairman of Biodesign Innovation Labs. Biodesign Innovation Labs is a medical device and healthcare company based in Bangalore. A student of the Instrumentation and Control Engineering at Anna University, Chennai, he has led highly technical team of Engineers, Researchers, Doctors, Designers, Domain experts and public health professionals as part of development of innovative and affordable intensive care/critical care medical devices that save lives for patients with respiratory illnesses. He has also led research at MIT Media Lab Initiatives in developing Ophthalmology devices in collaboration with LVPEI Eye hospital and publishing their work in AI based technologies for better eye care and early cancer detection. He also founded a startup called CornealX, an AI based eye care startup which is now part of Biodesign Innovation Labs for developing AI based tech for healthcare applications.He was awarded by Forbes India “Ultimate Pioneers of Change” in 2020 for his role in Innovation, leadership and impact in healthcare.
Professor in the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics, Universitat de València
Isidre March Chordà, holds a PhD in business and economics, and is the Professor at the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics, Universitat de València, as well as a visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, USA. He has been the Director in multiple roles, inclusive of: The research line in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Master´s degree in Creation and Management of Innovative firms as well as research projects in innovative performance and technology-based companies management. He has authored many papers on Technovation, Journal of Business Research, Management Decision, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Drug Discovery Today, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, etc. He has also served as the Director of 6 Ph.D thesis in various topics related to Innovation Management, firm´s performance, Technology-based firms, Seed Accelerators.
Co-founder and CIO at Triquetra Healthcare and Technology Pvt.Ltd, Bengaluru, India
Joseph Machnaim, an Engineer, Co-founder and Chief Information Officer at Triquetra Healthcare and Technology Private Limited, in Bengaluru, India. With 22 years of experience and professional accomplishments in Technology & Leadership roles at GE Aviation & GE Global Research, Joseph has 5 patents in Aircraft engine design and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He has also led teams in AI hybridization through incubation and AI application in GE across industries such as Aviation, Power and Global Research. He is an active tutor and an insightful mentor to young engineers. He founded and led the ASME Gas Turbine Group in 2011, and has been an active member of ASME India, serving many crucial roles during his tenure. A man of many accolades to his name, Mr. Machnaim co-authored three international journal papers on futuristic 3D design concepts and also has been the recipient of several GE Internal Awards in both Technical and management categories.
Health Tech Advising/Consulting & Population Health & Health Systems Science Faculty
Dr. Joel Reich is a health tech advisor & consultant and has taught graduate level Population Health, Healthcare Economics and Health Care Leadership at the Jefferson College of Population Health, University of New Haven and Frank H. Netter School of Medicine. He has had several important roles throughout his career such as Chair of Emergency Medicine, Medical Director of EMS, and Chief Medical Officer of Eastern Connecticut Health Network, a community health care system, and interim Chief Medical Officer of Commonwealth Care Alliance for Medicare-Medicaid “Social ACO” organization. With his master’s degrees in Medical Management, Health & Medical Informatics and Technology & Human Affairs, he’s been passionate about population health, innovative care and payment models, healthcare system transformation, care management, and health technology application for as long as he can remember. He has also presented at national seminars on several topics including Health IT/telehealth, quality improvement and accountable care.
Founder and CEO at FDHint, LLC
Florence D. Hudson is the Executive Director of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University as well as the Founder & CEO of FDHint, LLC, a global advanced technology and diversity & inclusion consulting firm. She has also Founded the National Student Data Corps, which was created as a part of the NSF Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub headquartered at Columbia University to teach data science fundamentals to students across the United States and around the world. She serves on Boards for Princeton University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Stony Brook University, Blockchain in Healthcare Today, the Neuroscience Outreach Network, Union County College Cybersecurity Advisory Board, and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. She is renowned as a global thought leader, consultant, speaker and author. She has also conducted a TED talk, entitled “Sustainability on a smarter planet”. She has also worked as an independent reviewer for the National Science Foundation(NSF), US Department of Energy, and US Department of Defense.
Founder/Chief Executive, Briteyellow Ltd
Mr Nonyelu is a technology entrepreneur and expert product designer with a strong drive for software, telecom, and industrial design. With over 30 years’ experience in technology and innovative product development across sectors from software, technology, and health and fitness. As software solution architect he led Briteyellow’s InnovateUK ‘3DCloud’ collaborative R&D project, BriteLocate3D, a patent pending interactive 3D indoor positioning and navigation application. Prior to Briteyellow, he headed European Business Development for US software companies including Critical Path Inc, United Messaging and Vertel Corp. He also headed European business development for UK technology leader Bodycote Plc, and UK premium business market development for Cable and Wireless telecoms. He also chairs the Biztech Technology forum, which is a regional peer-to-peer group bringing together technology leaders with Local Authorities and Universities including Cranfield University, Open University, and University of Bedfordshire and the South East Midlands Local Economic Partnership (SEMLEP).
H/F Director of Scientific Research & Honorary Professor
Dr. Antonio Hyder is the Director of Scientific Research at Hackers and Founders, (H/F) Palo Alto, California, USA. H/F is the world’s largest community of technology startups with 300,000+ members in over 60 countries. At H/F he globally contributes to the development of technology ecosystems from a scientific research/policy perspective. Dr. Hyder has taught for more than 20 years in technology marketing and international marketing nourished by his distinctive integrated industry and research trajectory which led him to become an early lecturer in Internet and digital marketing. Dr. Hyder has delivered research seminars and keynote speeches at reputed research institutions such as the University of Nottingham, Tokyo Institute of Technology, ESAN University in Lima, Sri Lanka’s National Science Foundation and Stanford and has authored more than 50 research contributions. His extensive knowledge has made him an advisor to various governments and is an active participant in the world’s leading scientific conferences as a chair, author and reviewer.
Małgorzata Kujawska, Ph.D., D.Sc., Associate Professor at Poznan University of Medical Sciences.
Malgorzata Kujawaska is an experienced Principal Investigator of projects implemented within international cooperation. Her current research project is “New graphene-based approach targeting the prion-like propagation of α-synuclein in Parkinson’s disease.” She has also won The Polish Intelligent Development Award 2020 in the category of Scientist of The Future, and also the recipient of of the 2020 Matsumae International Foundation Research Fellowship Program. She has completed workshops on entrepreneurship and design thinking at Stanford University within the prestigious government program “Top 500 Innovators” and International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences (Technische Universität Dresden). An author of several scientific journals, Dr. Kujawska is in the Top 1% of reviewers for pharmacology & toxicology and cross-field, according to Publons (Web of Science). She is also involved in promoting health innovations within Pirx Club.
Professor, Institute of Sports Sciences, University of Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
With numerous publications to his name, Kuo Chia-Hua is a World Class Professor (recognised in 2021) by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, Indonesia. Excelling in Exercise Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Kuo has always had a keen interest in Human Performance, Sports Nutrition, Human Metabolism and Aging. He is currently working as a Scientific Reviewer/Advisor for the Prince Faisal Bin Fahd research grant (LDI), International Academy of Sport Science & Technology (AISTS), Lausanne, Switzerland. With a wealth of academic experience, he has also held important roles such as being the Dean of Research and Development for the University of Taipei, Chair for the Institute of Sports Sciences, Director for Research Institute for Sports Science, and Director of Computation Center. Professor Chia-Hua has conducted various international lectures and has an extensive list of published books and journals.
Professor, College of IT Engineering, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
Head, Intelligent Systems and Control Division of School of Electronics Engineering
Dr. Kalyana C. Veluvolu, is currently the Professor at the College of IT Engineering, Kyungpook National University, South Korea. His primary focus is on smart medical robots and EEG based human/bran computer interface applications. Dr Veluvolu is also the Head of the Intelligent Systems and Control Division of School of Electronics Engineering and the director of the research lab leading interdisciplinary research groups in intelligence, robotics, sensing systems and health-care. He is currently the Associate Editor for Journal of The Franklin Institute, Systems Science and Control Engineering Journals. He has been on technical/program committees of several international conferences. Dr. Veluvolu is also a senior member of IEEE. He has earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has also authored or co-authored more than 120 journal articles and conference proceedings. He was awarded the 2020 KNU Academic (Life time) Award for research excellence and the 2017 Excellent Research Award awarded by Ministry of Education.
Regional Head of Retail Technology - Digital Transformation
Joe Chui, has amassed 20 years of knowledge and experience in the field of Business Management, Consulting, Digital Transformation and Training & Development in MNC in Asia Pacific. He has been conferred with crucial roles such as President, Global Head of Consumer Technology, Regional Retail Technology, Head of Retail & Marketing, Ecommerce Director, Head of Project Management & Business Analysis, Head of Training and Principal Consultant. Through his experience, he has great background knowledge in Digital Business Strategy, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, Omnichannel Strategy, IT Management, Project Management, Business Requirement Analysis and Agile Transformation
In addition to being a Psychotherapist, Certified Master NLP Practitioner and Philosophy Advocate, Professor Chui also has published various books and articles related to in digital transformation, strategic management, project management and business analysis, leadership, HR management and transforming businesses.
Professor, Computational and Mathematical Department, Universit´e de Caen, France.
Professor Alain Bretto, a Ph.D. in Mathematics, has an accomplished career with various roles such as Head of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Universit´e de Caen, Visiting Professor, Northern Kentucky University and Visiting Professor, University of California Irvine (UCI). Professor Bretto has also served as the Scientific Advisor to Saint-Etienne metropole, Expert to the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Expert to the National Science Foundation, USA and also Member of the Academie Des Sciences Et Belles Lettres De Caen. He has a special interest in Graphs and Hypergraphs Theory, Geometrical Aspect of hypergraph Theory, Applications to Computer Vision and Image Processing. He was elected as a member by the Académie des Sciences, Arts et Belles-Lettres de Caen. Professor Bretto has supervised and was part of the jury for various theses, where he defended 10 theses and 2 are in progress. He has published over 80 high-quality articles and 5 books of international standards.
Associate Professor of Marine Biology (Aquatic Ecophysiology), Retired of Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute
Professor Shahla Jamili earned her Ph.D in Marine Biology (Ecophysiology), Faculty of Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran in the year 1997. She has held the key position as Director of Scientific Information and Communication for 15 years. Her vision is to support excellence in research with appropriate sources and facilitate effective stewardship and curation of information and data generated by the research community at the Iranian Fisheries Science Institute. With the responsibility of the overall management of IFSRI library, she oversees the purchase of books, journals and electronic resources in marine sciences. Professor Jamili has led various international projects such as Digitization and indexing from Aquatic Sciences Reports of Iranian Projects in ASFA, in 2018 and Digitization and indexing in ASFA of Iranian PhD Theses (Aquatic Sciences), in 2015. She has also won various awards for her contributions in the field including the Best Researcher from Basij Asatid, in 2014.
Adjunct Professor and Research Scholar, Swiss School of Business
Ms. Durga Rathinasamy is a research scholar and Adjunct Professor at the Swiss School of Business Management. She attained her Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology from Madras University and later on completed the Senior Management Program with IIM Ahmedabad. A veteran of the FinTech space, she has developed her expertise in the BFSI and the FinTech industry with over 18 plus years of experience in the sector. She has also had experience in leadership roles at major retail and investment banks of the US & Europe managing key applications. Ms. Rathinasamy has led diverse FinTech portfolios, worked on complex projects and programs focusing on cloud, big data, data warehousing, data analytics aligned with the goals of the business. As a successful woman in a leadership role, Ms. Rathinasamy is passionate about nurturing younger women and students as well as develop the soft skills and leadership skills required to have a successful professional career.
Assistant Professor, Department of Network and Computer Security, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, USA
Dr. Zahid Akhtar is currently working as the Assistant Professor in the Department of Network and Computer Security at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, USA. Dr Akthar received his Ph.D. Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Cagliari, Italy. He has held various key positions in top universities from around the world like University of Memphis, USA, and worked as Postdoctoral Fellow at INRS-EMT – University of Quebec, Canada (2016-2018), University of Udine, Italy (2013-2016), Bahcesehir University, Turkey (2013), and University of Cagliari, Italy (2012-2013), respectively. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Access journal, a Senior Member of IEEE as well as a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is also a recipient of the Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Biometrics Journal in 2014, Outstanding Paper Award at the International Conference on Internet in 2017, Best Industry-Oriented research work award at National Seminar on Physics and Technology of Sensors in 2007 and many such accolades to his name.
Research Scholar, Swiss School of Business Management, Geneva
Kusumapriya Talluri is a Research Scholar at the Swiss School of Business Management at Geneva. She is currently pursuing a Doctoral program on Digital Health Literacy as a CSR. She has experience in the Health Sector Management sector with a Master’s Degree in Bio-Technology and Operations Management. She has built her knowledge and experience through various advanced certifications from International Universities and Organizations which has provided her expertise as a Health System Analyst. She has led projects of business development through strategic planning, training and building the capacities of individuals. An Alumni of MIT-Harvard Medical School Entrepreneurship, she has been providing technical support to various organizations and projects while she was involved in the certification programs. She has also built her knowledge in areas like Health Entrepreneurship, Intra/Inter Heath systems advocacy and evidence- based health systems management and approaches with inclusive focus on integrated Development.
Professor, Department of Computer Science, University Center Estacio of Bahia, Brazil
Helder Aragão is working as a Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University Center Estacio of Bahia, Brazil. He earned his Master’s Degree in Systems and Computing and has built a steady career in the sector. He has worked as the manager of the GIS Sector at Empresa Baiana de Águas e Saneamento (EMBASA) and has specializations in key topics like Distributed Components and Web, Education 4.0, Entrepreneurship and Creation of Startups. He is also currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Technology at the La Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana. Helder has also worked as a researcher for the GANGES Group at UNIFACS. Helder has held diverse roles such as being an E-learning teacher on the UDEMY platform, he has authored two books, he has experience in research topics like GIS, e-health, web systems, app development, and IoT. He is also the founderof the SmartLaudo Voice Platform.
Full professor, Deakin University, Australia
Dr. Jemal Abawajy is a full professor at Deakin University, Australia. A highly cited scholar in revolutionary emerging technologies such as quantum computing, cloud computing, fog computing, Internet of Things, and blockchain. He was ranked in the top 2% of most influential scientists by Career Impact (1960-2021) in Stanford University List, acknowledging his exemplary career performance. He has held key roles like visiting Professorship, Member of Academic Advisory Committee, and Academic Advisor in many universities. He is regularly appointed to assess competitive grants for granting agencies in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia, and Africa; and to assess numerous theses for many reputable institutions all over the world including University of Sydney (Australia), University of Leeds (United Kingdom), University of Manitoba (Canada), Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand) and Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (India). Dr Abawajy has been selected for a record four consecutive years to the Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) program aimed at tapping the talent pool of reputed international scientists to encourage their engagement with the institutes of Higher Education in India.
Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand
Aniket Mahanti is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Calgary Canada and is an educator, an author and a researcher, with more than 15 years of experience in the Information Technology sector. Aniket’s research expertise covers network science, data science, performance evaluation, social computing, and Internet measurements.
Professor, Indiana State University, USA
M Affan Badar has been a tenured professor at the Indiana State University, USA, since 2002 in the Applied Engineering & Technology Management department (AETM). He has also served as the chair of the Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management (IEEM) department at University of Sharjah (UAE). Prof. Badar earned a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering (IE) from U of Oklahoma (USA) in 2002, MS in Mechanical Engineering (ME) from King Fahd U of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia) in 1993, and MSc in IE in 1990 and BSc (Hons) in ME in 1988 from Aligarh Muslim U (India). Prof. Badar has published one edited book, two book chapters and over 80 articles in refereed journals and proceedings in the areas of lean manufacturing, design, reliability, quality, engineering economy, healthcare, and supply chain. He was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award at the IEOM conference in 2020. He was recognized with Outstanding Service Award and Outstanding Contribution Award at the IEOM conferences in 2021 and 2020, respectively.
Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Riverside, USA
Mohammad Sufian Badar, PhD is currently part of the Teaching Faculty in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Riverside, CA, USA. He has taken many courses in Computer Science, Engineering, and Computational Biology and developed an expertise in the subjects. Professor Badar also worked at Analytics Architect in CenturyLink for more than a year in Denver, CO, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in Engineering from Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA, USA and also holds a master’s degree in MSc in Bioinformatics from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India. He also served as a Lecturer and Head of the Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology in universities across India. He taught courses in the area of Computer Science, Computational Biology, and Bioengineering including Problem Solving Using Search, and Heuristic Search Techniques. He has published his research in conferences and highly reputed international journals. He has authored four chapters in books in Blockchain Technology, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning and Molecular Modeling Professor Badar is currently working on an algorithm for Face Detection, Recognition, and Emotion Recognition, including a device that, can correlate the physiology of the human body with the emotion recognition algorithm, giving us an accurate measurement of skin conductivity, temperature, heart rate, oxygen concentration in the blood, and the amount of stress hormones in the body, by using a Biosensor.
Professor (Europe Division), University of Maryland Global Campus
Professor Albert Schram works at the University of Maryland Global Campus, Adelphi, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in History and Civilization, Economic and Business History in 1994. From the outset, his ongoing research interest has been the role of business and universities in society, in particular the role of multi-national companies and large technological systems in national development. Lately, Professor Schram has been researching and writing about leadership in higher education and the role of universities in promoting innovation. The social and environmental impact it has on the students. He refers to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in management sciences, but also has expertise in health and environmental economics literature. He has published various articles and conducted lectures on environmental management and policy, cost-benefit analysis, behavioural economics, climate change and strategic management in higher education. He has worked on journals in various disciplines such as humanities, economics, science and engineering.