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Hi Participants, Take a Look into Our Jury Members

Anant Krishnan,
Leadership Development Facilitator, Business Mentor & Executive Coach

Anant has spent over a decade actively mentoring and coaching people at mid and senior Executive levels – to anchor around their strengths, to identify & build sources of internal motivation, and augment their competencies & presence - to effectively deliver outcomes and grow their careers.

In addition to coaching Corporate Executives, Anant has been facilitating programs on Leadership Development in India and overseas - for global Consulting firms, Product organizations, Captives and core industry clients – around Strategic Thinking, Change Management, Influencing & Relationship Building, Consulting Skills, Executive Presence and Others.

Prior to this, Anant was a Managing Director @ Accenture. As a business leader with over 25 years of industry experience, he

• played a broad range of global & leadership roles - Business Development, Account Management, Complex Delivery, Business Unit Management and People Development
• engaged with clients across 3 industries – Insurance, Telecom and Consumer Packaged Goods
• set up and grew operations for captive clients Additionally, Anant also played the role of a leadership sponsor for Inclusion & Diversity and Leadership Development anchoring multiple programs on Leadership, Busines acumen and related areas

Vinod Venkateswaran
Senior Principal, Infosys Engineering Services

Vinod’s research and focus area is Internet Of Things (IOT), and its application across Automotive and Industrial Equipment industries. He has been advising clients on the digital transformation leveraging IOT, developing technology roadmaps, and implementation of next generation connected solutions. He has helped establish and run innovation centers of excellence for clients in the Connected Vehicles domain to experiment and rapidly prototype new technologies to identify risks/challenges and quickly scale to market

Vinod has been involved in managing and helping clients deliver multi-year connected services programs. He is part of the core team, which is defining the service offering, identifying ecosystem partnerships, assessing investment and defining the Go To Market strategy.

Vinod is a regular speaker at technology conferences and is an avid blogger. He is based out of Chennai, and has completed his engineering from BITS, Pilani and MBA from California State University, Sacramento.

Dr. L.N. Rajaram, a serial entrepreneur

Dr. Rajaram, a serial entrepreneur, graduated from IIT, Kharagpur with a B. Tech (Hons) in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering. He has a PhD from BITS, Pilani in Software Engineering.

He started his career in the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai where he worked on Defense Projects for the Indian Airforce and later went on to join the Defense Project Cell in New Delhi as a Joint Director, where he lead a team of engineers working on projects for the Indian Navy.

He turned an Entrepreneur in 1986, when he and his colleagues developed the first ever email software, that was used by several companies for their intra company communications. By 1990, his company had a combined user base of 10,000 users.

In 2012, Dr. Rajaram founded Kritilabs Technologies Pvt, Ltd, which went on to become NASSCOM’s best emerging IOT company in 2019 and the Best Start-up of the year of TIE. The company has served large Public and Private sector companies with its innovative IOT products. These patented products are designed and developed and manufactured in India by a team of fresh engineering graduates from Tier two cities of Tamil Nadu. The company has currently executed a large project involving 25,000 tanker trucks for a major PSU in the oil sector, to secure their fuel transportation to retail outlets.

Dr. Rajaram’s interests include Mentorship and Development of Entrepreneurs and SMEs. Dr Rajaram founded the Entrepreneurs Network of India in 2020.

Rashmi Mathur, Barclays

Experienced leader, IIMB alumni, who guides products from conception to customer engagement, working with business partners to generate strategic business value. Professional with solid experience in the areas of Data and Information Management, Product management, Software and Delivery Management with organizations like AOL, Integral, Novell, Visa, Barclays. Six Sigma Greenbelt certified driving optimization and left shift quality in engineering.

Expertise in Senior Management activities encompassing Portfolio Planning, Road Map Prioritization, Hiring, Mentoring, and Succession Planning. An experienced leader with a track record of building and running Open source, web technology, data, cloud, engineering, platform and architecture capabilities. Technically and commercially strong, outcome-oriented person focused on the delivery of practical real-world solutions.

Srinivasan Sundara Rajan, GAVS

Srinivasan Sundara Rajan has been in the technology industry for the last 28 years and has been continuously utilizing the emerging technologies for business capability needs of the industries.

He has been considered as one of the early evangelists of Cloud Computing and has been part of cloud thought leadership series as mentioned in MSDN Block along with the likes of CTO of NASA at that time. Due to his evangelism of cloud computing he has been recognized as one of the top 100 blogger world wide at that time.

Continuing with the technology innovation Srinivasan has been key in bringing up the usage of AI for IT Operations and is key incubator for GAVS flagship AIOPS product, which is recognized by Gartner and Other industry analysts.

Srinivasan has been constant speaker in academic events around the colleges in Chennai area mainly promoting Blockchain especially for healthcare innovation. He has also spoken in various NASSCOM events in the past .

Srinivasan holds a Master Degree in Computer Applications from Madras University and has achieved various industry information technology certifications from major vendors like Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, R3, IFPUG and Oracle. He has worked in other geographies mainly USA and Middle East apart from India.

Balaji, Congruent Solutions

Balaji Ganesan's main passion is Technology and he predominantly worked in development and implementation of IT based solutions, Systems Architecture, Application Software or Infrastructure Management.

Balaji Ganesan's has a vast experience in Enterprise Systems & Application Architecture, Performance tuning, Code Optimization, Root-Cause Analysis, Problem Solving, Coaching, Mentoring and Training, Software analysis, design and development

KR Krishnakumar

Mr Krishnakumar started as a Consulting Geologist after his MSc from IIT Bombay and MTech from IIT Kharagpur. After a 7-year consulting stint with Holcim Group, he moved on to lead IT for UltraTech Cement of Aditya Birla Group for 10 years. He was then moved to the Aditya Birla Head Quarters to lead multiple portfolios in the Corporate IT Function for 4 years. He moved on to become CIO for JSW Group for 5 years. Krishnakumar’s last assignment was with the TATA Group after which he is pursuing Management Consulting.

He has worked across diverse verticals like Mining & Metals, Cement, Power, Infrastructure, IT & ITES and Smart Cities. Recipient of Industry awards for his pioneering initiatives, he is passionate about innovation and people development.

He also currently focuses on helping enterprises that want to rethink their strategies and find solutions for organizational challenges thru ‘Design Thinking’ workshops. Enjoys being on the panel chaired by Dr Sylendra Babu IPS for mock interviews for finalists of Indian Civil Services exam. An avid nature lover, his interests include yoga, cycling, ocean swimming, horse riding, shooting and flying.