People – Achievers

Chetan Garga

Managing Director- Allstate India

Chetan Garga joined Allstate on November 5, 2012, bringing an enviable combination of technology leadership and financial service experiences.

He has more than twenty-five years of experience in Financial Services and IT Product Development with more than 15 years in building technology solutions in Europe and Asia’s key financial districts, as well as setting up operations for multinationals firms in India.

Before joining Allstate, Chetan served as Senior Vice-President of Wealth Management and Banking at SunGard in India, where he managed teams in India, China and Tunis.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Chetan is also a Sloan Fellow from London Business School and an alumni interviewer for their Sloan program. He completed an Executive program at the Kellogg School of Management.

Championing the belief of ‘giving back to the community’ Chetan has been proactively involved in social initiatives such as micro finance and supporting schools for the less privileged. He’s also an active sportsman, coach to his children, an avid traveler, and a wine and food connoisseur.



Founder and Managing Director
WYSE Biometrics systems Pvt. Ltd
Mr. Y. D. Wadaskar is an electronics engineer, has over 25 years of experience in design and development of embedded systems, cryptography and system software of various products. He founded WYSE Biometrics systems Pvt. Ltd, Pune, in 1993, which is in the business of design and manufacturing of electronic authentication products such as piracy prevention, web security and recently forayed into the field of fingerprint based Biometrics. He has successfully brought the first Indian designed and manufactured Biometric device in the year 2002. He has been awarded the Indian patent on network based biometrics device, while another patent on biometric payment application is pending.

Mr. Wadaskar is actively promoting and working on Biometrics in India and is currently working as the Convener of Biometric Working Group in Bureau of Indian Standards.

Vikrant Vartak

Vikrant is the Managing Director of The Senate Business Center. He is also the founder of Mavens and a partner in Gifts Galore.

Endowed as one of Pune’s most prominent workplace solution providers with 45 plush plug-n-play office suites spread across 21,000 sft across two locations (Erandwane & Wakad), The Senate offers its clients a complete ecosystem for growth through its unique platforms: Business Centre, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development & Fun & Fitness. The Senate offers initiatives like Talk Shows, ClubSenate, Reading Lounge, Recreation Centre & Sports Week. The Senate offers 250 seats across two locations, 6 meeting & conference venues and a banquet hall. The Senate has recently been ranked amongst top 10 startup coworking spaces in India by a Bangalore based magazine called SiliconIndia StartupCity.

Vikrant’s brainchild Mavens is a pioneer CEO Peer group. Mavens is engaged in fostering entrepreneurship through various initiatives like Mavens Huddle, Mavens Deep Dive, Mavens Good Read, Mavens Pathshala, Mavens Bioscope, Study Tours etc.

Vikrant, an evangelist in entrepreneurship, devotes his substantial time & effort towards entrepreneurship development. He has been arranging a highly popular event called The Senate Talk Show for the last 3 years in which successful entrepreneurs from Pune get interviewed. So far 17 Talk Shows have been conducted out of which 11 have been hosted by Vikrant as an interviewer. These Talk Shows get covered by The Economic Times and have marquee sponsors like Citibank, Deustche Bank, Bajaj Alllianz etc.

Prior to making his entrepreneurial foray, Vikrant has spent over 15 years in industry, out of which 11 years has been in ERP consulting with organizations like Oracle Corporation, Satyam Computers and Patni Computer Systems. His last stint was with Satyam’s Oracle practice as General Manager with responsibility for delivery and presales for North America.

Vikrant is an Engineer and an MBA (Finance & Operations) from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management. He has 4 international certifications – PMP, CPIM, OCP-DBA and OCP-Developer. He is a Chess enthusiast, an avid reader and an enthusiastic networker.

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Leena Madan,
Chief Operations Officer – geoAMPS
Leena Madan is the Chief Operations Officer of geoAMPS. As COO, Leena is actively involved in each aspect of company operations. She is responsible for day-to-day client facing; oversees Quality Control, Help Desk and Project Delivery, Administration, Marketing and Product Support teams. She joined geoAMPS after working in a variety of industries, including advertising, marketing, government and insurance. She has more than 15 years of experience and a proven track record of implementing large-scale projects geared to information centralization, process efficiencies and customer service. Leena holds a Master’s Degree in Communications. In 2013, Leena was named one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women of Ohio.

Yogesh Khandelwal
President & CEO – geoAMPS

In addition to being the President & CEO, Yogesh Khandelwal is also the founder and inspirational leader or geoAMPS. He is an engineer with a diverse background in technology across various industries. With more than 20 years of experience in database customization and implementation, his leadership helps companies implement standardized processes, bringing efficiency and optimization to land rights and infrastructure asset management. He holds Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Toledo and The Ohio State University. Yogesh was honored with selection to Forty Under 40 in Central Ohio for 2013. Business Journal newspapers also named him to Who’s Who in Energy for 2013 and 2014. More recently, Yogesh was named an Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.

S. Ramprasad

Xpanxion India Offshore Center

Revving his way to over 25 years of industry experience, Ram brings an innovative approach to his role as President at Xpanxion. In his near 17-year tenure, he has been responsible for heading up a team to create market-leading business solutions that adopt and stay ahead of the latest technologies, while building a company based on strong values and a culture of innovation excellence. Prior to his time at Xpanxion, Ram headed up IT at Bharat Forge, setting up a successful Dot Com company while he was there.

Outside of Xpanxion, the Harley Davidson riding, photography enthusiast has shown a keen interest in academic work. Holding a Master’s degree in Mathematics, he has served as a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the National Defense Academy, as well as a visiting faculty member at the Department of Mathematics at his alma mater, Pune University.

Ram is now a member of the Board of Studies, Mathematics Department, at Fergusson College, in India. In addition, he is an executive committee member of the Software Exporters Association of Pune (SEAP), of which he was once President, and executive council member of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, in Pune. When taking time out, Ram can be found in a modern art museum or listening to Indian Classical music.

Prashant Pansare

Managing Director – Inteliment

As a disruptive innovator, Prashant’s strengths lie in identifying and investing in next-generation technologies. He believes in encouraging intrapreneurship within the organization.

As one of the most inspiring data analytics innovators, Prashant has been recognized by many international awards & accolades, some of them include – Analytics Innovation by SAP, EFQM’s Business Excellence Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, by WORLDCOB, USA, Deloitte’s India Technology Fast 50.

Under his leadership, Rubics Labs, a new age technology product start-up, is set to be at the forefront of technology innovation in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Industry 4.0 and Business Analytics.

Prashant is also the Founder and a Global CEO of Inteliment Group, a niche and well-respected global Business Analytics company.

Prashant is a frequent contributor to industry publications, a featured speaker at industry conferences, advisor to start-ups, mentor to young entrepreneurs and a visiting faculty at leading B-schools.

Girish Gaitonde,

CEO and Founder-Xoriant Corporation

Xoriant Founder and Chief Executive Officer Girish Gaitonde’s experience spans engineering, marketing, finance and business development in the technology and services industries. Under his leadership, Xoriant has become a leading product engineering, software development and technology services firm with expertise in emerging technologies and high-performing teams that deliver innovative solutions for both technology companies and enterprises, from startups to the Fortune 100.

In 1990, Girish founded TekEdge Corporation, a software services company focused on delivering solutions for technology firms in Silicon Valley. Over the years, TekEdge grew in size and expanded its service portfolio to incorporate additional services, industries and geographies. In 2000, the company changed its name to Xoriant as it expanded into outsourcing, and has continued to grow rapidly since. Today, Xoriant is spread across the U.S., UK, India and Singapore and is the partner of choice for mid- to large-sized technology companies and Fortune 100 enterprises.

Prior to founding TekEdge, Girish held marketing, financial and engineering management positions at Arix Corporation, AT&T Corporation and Intel Corporation.

Nitin Deshpande

President, Evolent Health International

Nitin Deshpande leads Evolent Health International based in Pune, India. After founding Evolent’s office in Pune, Nitin has successfully managed and developed the local team to support nearly all Evolent products and services, including product development, client delivery, IT support and health plan operations. Nitin brings over 37 years of experience in software for health care, manufacturing and systems management domains, including executive leadership roles at several software and services companies.

Prior to joining Evolent, Nitin was President of Allscripts India, where he set up and scaled a new office in Pune. Before joining Allscripts, he led BMC Software India as President and CEO, and was previously COO of Geometric Ltd. Nitin received his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and his Post Graduate Diploma (Systems) from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Prasad Khandkar

Founder-Director & Member of the Board, Winsoft Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.

High Quality software solutions for financial enterprises.

Solutions for – asset management companies, financial product distributors, depository franchisees (“DP”), securities brokers, insurance broking and banks/non-banking finance companies, and of late, smart trading tools for equity markets.

Our solutions are in the areas of – financial product distribution front-office & back-office, CRM, digital content management including on small devices, paperless workflows, client data management and digital security middleware – to name a prominent few.

– Strong technology capabilities,
– high level business problems analysis capacity
– long-term customer partnerships
– Value for money for your precious IT budgets, alway.

Specialties: Financial distributor automation software, On-line (internet-based) systems for retail financial products sales, complete business automation for Depository Participants, financial workflow systems, and SmartTrader+ … tools for the ‘smart’ equities trader.

Dinesh C. Paliwal

President and Chief Executive Officer
HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Dinesh joined HARMAN in 2007 and has transformed the company into a customer-centric and innovation driven technology leader, expanding the company’s business in high-growth emerging markets, instituting best-in-class operating processes that have resulted in significant top and bottom-line growth, and positioning the company as the premier tier one partner to automotive companies around the world. In addition to serving as president and CEO, Dinesh served as chairman of the Board of Directors of HARMAN from 2008 to March 2017 when the company was acquired by Samsung Electronics for US $8 billion.

Dinesh has worked and lived in six countries on four continents, including the United States, China, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia, and India. Prior to joining HARMAN, he spent 22 years with ABB Group (NYSE:ABB, a $50 billion global energy and industrial leader), where he last held the dual role of president of ABB Group with responsibility for the company’s global P&L, and chairman and chief executive officer of ABB North America. Most notably, he achieved profitable growth for the multi-billion North American operation following 18 years of losses.

Moving to Beijing in 1994, Dinesh established ABB’s operations in China and North Asia, where he subsequently grew the region’s business ten-fold in four years. After becoming the youngest executive to join the ABB management board in 2001, Dinesh was tapped by the board to run the global Automation division, representing more than half of ABB’s sales. As president of the division reporting directly to the chairman, Dinesh posted 14 consecutive quarters of top-line and earnings growth.

In addition to the HARMAN Board, Dinesh serves on the boards of Nestlé, Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY), and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). He is a member of the CEO Business Roundtable and serves on the corporate advisory boards of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Wilson Center, and the India Business Advisory Council of Lincoln Center. He also serves on the board of directors of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) and the Business Advisory Council of the Farmer School of Business, Miami University.

Previously, Dinesh served on the board of directors of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:JCI), ADT Security Services (NYSE:ADT), and Embarq, now CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE:CTL), and served as chairman of ABB India Ltd. (a publicly-listed company with a multi-billion dollar market capitalization). He also has served as chairman of the U.S. National Foreign Trade Council and on the boards of the U.S.-India CEO Forum, the U.S. China Business Council, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He served for three years as economic advisor to the governor of Guangdong Province, China.

Dinesh is regularly recognized by the business community, industry, and the media for his role in driving innovation and social progress. In 2018, Dinesh was named to Motor Trend’s Power List, in recognition of his instrumental role in HARMAN’s transformation. In 2017, Dinesh was named to the inaugural Recode 100, which recognizes the year’s most influential people in tech, business and media. In addition, B’nai B’rith International honored Dinesh with its Distinguished Achievement Award, and he was named an Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipient by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), one of the nation’s most prestigious awards, which celebrates patriotism, tolerance and diversity.

Dinesh also has been recently honored by global nonprofit Breakthrough for his contributions to advancing women’s causes, and The T.J. Martell Foundation, which recognized him with its Music Innovation Award.

In 2015, Dinesh was named to Yahoo Finance’s short list of five-star CEOs and in 2014 was named to Fortune magazine’s “Business Person of the Year” list. In 2012, Dinesh was inducted into the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma, and the Asian American Business Development Center presented him with the “Pinnacle Award.” In 2011, the American India Foundation (AIF) honored him for “Corporate Leadership.” In 2010, Ernst & Young named him “Entrepreneur of the Year” for the New York region, and the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) honored him with “Indian American Achiever” Award.

Dinesh holds a master’s in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Roorkee), master’s degrees in Applied Science and Engineering, and Business Administration from Miami University of Ohio. In 2019, the board of trustees of Miami University also conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws to Dinesh for his ongoing efforts and contributions toward advancing the University’s leadership in business, technology, innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Pravin Waghmare

President and Chief Executive Officer – Prescient Technologies

A veteran in CAD/CAM and Algorithmic software development with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Pravin is passionate about Mathematics, Algorithms, and Engineering. It is this passion that is seen in the very DNA of the organization, Prescient Technologies, he founded in Dec 2000.

For over last 25 years he has developed a large number of algorithms in a variety of areas like CAD, Reverse Engineering, Image Processing, Vision Systems, Machine learning etc.

Pravin, who is an IIT Bombay alumni, greatly enjoys working on the real-life challenges faced by the R&D teams in a variety of industries. He believes that every problem is an opportunity and is always keen to find an innovative solution to the problem.

As a hands-on leader, he is very much involved in the several critical initiatives of the organization and is often found working with the teams solving their challenging problems. He also works as a mentor and a guide for many University students pursuing their engineering degree.

Suresh Katta

Founder and CEO- Saama Technologies

Suresh founded Saama Technologies in 1997, well before the collective global corporate conscience was aware of the extraordinary opportunities – and significant challenges – inherent in “big data.” Today, under Suresh’s visionary stewardship, Saama successfully harnesses and applies the power of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning to its award-winning, proprietary analytics platform. By solving the life science industry’s pain points using a Data & Analytics driven disruptive approach, Saama enables pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to bring better drugs to market faster and cheaper than ever before. Under Suresh’s leadership, Saama’s LSAC cloud platform was named by PM360 as one of the Most Innovative Products of 2017 and Frost & Sullivan recognized Saama’s RWE solutions for technology leadership in 2018.

As one of the world’s most inspiring data analytics innovators, some of the recent industry recognitions for Suresh include PM360 ’s 2018 ELITE Entrepreneur and as one of the PharmaVOICE 100 Most Inspirational Leader. Suresh leads a talented global team, all of whom have D&A (data & analytics) in their DNA. Under Suresh’s guidance, the Saama team combines their love of mathematics for solving complex, data-intensive problems with an unyielding commitment to helping clients achieve enterprise-level views of their raw data for actionable business outcomes.

Shaji Philipose

Vice President & General Manager, India- CompuCom Systems

As Vice President & General Manager for India, Shaji Philipose leads all of CompuCom’s operations in India and is responsible for oversight and direction of our strategy, growth and delivery of services out of India.

Shaji has more than 16 years of experience in Information Technology (IT) and IT Enabled Services. Before joining CompuCom, Shaji served as Global Head of the End-User Services/Service Desk business for Wipro Technologies. He was responsible for growth and delivery of the Service Desk across 18 locations globally, and was instrumental in consolidating and growing this business from 500 FTEs to more than 2,000. Prior to Wipro, Shaji held various leadership and management positions at IBM, Sutherland and Genpact.

Shaji holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Bangalore University. He is passionate about social causes supporting nature/sustainability and the prevention of animal cruelty.

Paul Black

Chief Executive Officer- Allscripts

Paul Black is the chief executive officer and a director of Allscripts. As CEO, Paul guides the company’s vision to fulfill its global commitment to build Open, connected communities of health.

Prior to joining Allscripts in 2012, Paul spent more than 13 years with Cerner Corporation in various executive positions, retiring as Cerner’s chief operating officer in 2007. Paul’s career started with IBM Corporation where he spent 12 years in a variety of leadership positions in sales, product marketing and professional services.

Paul has served on multiple publicly traded, private company and nonprofit boards of directors for companies in healthcare information technology, patient monitoring, healthcare services, health care delivery, healthcare device and consumer Internet marketing.

In Kansas City, Paul spent 16 years as chairman and as an executive officer of Truman Medical Centers, an academic safety net health system. He currently is on the board(s) of Netsmart, the Advancement Board University of Kansas Health System and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Iowa.

Prasad Thutupalli
CEO- Intelizign

Prasad brings to Intelizign 18+ years of sprawling experience in this domain/industry. Having very high expertise in the area of software development and Engineering services. Prasad has executed projects in varying capacities ranging from a Solution Architect to a Senior Delivery Manager. With a Post-Graduation in Machine Design, his commendable knowledge of Software Development methodology has given Intelizign the advantage of expertise in implementation using an Onsite/Offshore model. Prasad has been responsible for about 25 implementation projects world-wide including Europe and USA. The projects that he has been involved includes Aerospace and Defense, Consumer Product Goods and Heavy Machinery.

Ramesh S. Lokre, CEO

Ramesh S. Lokre,

CEO, Saicon Consultants Inc

Ramesh has considerable expertise in growing large organizations, and putting in place the infrastructure to scale. He brings over a 20 years of experience in consulting and managing large outsourcing deals for Fortune 500 companies. He began his professional career at iGate Global, where he was involved in design, development, implementation and management of large software projects for Fortune 500 companies. Ramesh left iGate to join Wal-Mart in their Information System Division as the core member of Cash Office automation. He was responsible for the implementation of point of sale (POS) system. Later on he has joined Capgemini as a Sr. ERP consultant and was responsible for the implementation of various ERP clients for their business needs.
Ramesh has received a Master’s Degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai and holds a MBA from university of Pune,India.

Rajeev Khanolkar
President and Chief Executive Officer

Rajeev brings over 25 years of experience in technology and IT management to his role as a President and Chief Executive officer of SecurView. His strong background in management, engineering, mathematics, and entrepreneurialism has helped launch SecurView and develop a strategic partnership with Cisco Systems.

Rajeev pioneered the Security Information Management space (SIM) in the late 90’s and co-founded netForensics, Inc., a leader in the SIM market, as a spin-off from NetCom Systems—a company he co-founded with Niten Ved in 1995.

While at netForensics, he was responsible for leading the company from inception to a global leader in Internet security information management. He was instrumental in raising $32m in venture funding for netForensics during the growth phase of the company. Under his leadership, the company won many technology and business leadership awards between 2001 and 2005. netForensics was listed as the fastest growing technology company in New Jersey by Deloitte in 2004 and again as one of the top 10 fastest growing companies in 2005. Rajeev was instrumental in the setting up of many key business relationships on a worldwide basis including Cisco (OEM), HP and Deloitte.

Rajeev served as CEO of netForensics from May 1999 to Sept 2005, after which he returned to NetCom Systems as President, where he was responsible for building the company’s India operation and driving the company’s managed security services strategy, which resulted in the spin-off of SecurView.

Prior to founding NetForensics, Rajeev helped NetCom Systems achieve strategic partnerships with global organizations like Computer Associates, Cisco Systems and IBM.

Previously Rajeev held a number of senior management positions at Xecute Information Systems, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association and General Electric Corporation Turbine Generators.

He holds a Master of Science in Thermodynamics from the University of Birmingham, Great Britain and a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. Rajeev is also a Charter Engineer Member of Institute of Engineering, UK

Dr. Anand Deshpande

Founder, Chairman and Managing Director- Persistent Systems

Dr. Anand Deshpande is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Persistent Systems since its inception and is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy and management of the Company.

Anand holds a B. Tech. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

As a true technology visionary, Anand’s strengths lie in identifying and investing in next-generation technologies and encouraging internal entrepreneurship to ensure that Persistent Systems stays at the forefront of technology innovation.

Anand has been the driving force in growing Persistent Systems from its inception in 1990, to the publicly-traded global Company of today. He has been recognized by his alma mater, IIT Kharagpur, as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2012 and by the School of Informatics of Indiana University with the Career Achievement Award in 2007.

Prior to founding Persistent Systems, Anand began his professional career at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, California, where he worked as Member of Technical Staff from May 1989 to October 1990.

Anand has served numerous positions at various professional and non-profit organizations viz. NASSCOM’s Executive Council, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) India, where he was the first President, SEAP (Software Exporters’ Association of Pune) and Pune Chapter of CSI (Computer Society of India), CII’s Pune Zonal Council and as a Trustee in the Computer History Museum.

Currently, he serves as a Trustee of Persistent Foundation, Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council in the School of Informatics of Indiana University, and Member of the Executive Committee of MCCIA.

Keshav Murugesh

Group Chief Executive Officer- WNS

Keshav Murugesh serves as Group Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of WNS. Based in Mumbai, Keshav is responsible for executing the business strategy, and directing the overall performance and growth of the organization. He is also the Chairman of Nasscom* and was the Chairman of the Nasscom Consumer Interest Protection Task Force. Keshav is a Member on the Board of WNS Cares Foundation that focuses on community-related projects, especially education for lesser-privileged children in WNS locations globally. Prior to WNS, he has held several leadership positions in global companies, including President and CEO, Syntel Inc. and ITC Ltd. (an affiliate of BAT Plc). Keshav is a social evangelist, who introduced the first-ever Cyber Crime educational series for the Mumbai Police through WNS and Nasscom. He was the founder Chairman of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) India, now known as Enactus, a global organization involved in educational outreach projects in partnership with businesses. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a recipient of the prestigious Chartered Accountants Business Achiever award, 2013. He has been honored as an ‘Outstanding CEO’ at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards, 2015. He has also won the coveted ‘India Disruptor of the Year’ award at the CNBC-TV18 India Business Leader Awards, 2018.

Pratul Shroff

Founder & CEO- eInfochips

As founder & CEO of eInfochips, Pratul has steered eInfochips from its humble beginnings in 1994 to a top-notch Product and Semiconductor Engineering Services Company today.

For 10 years, Pratul worked for Intel and Daisy Systems in the USA. At Intel, he was a part of the 80186 processor design team, and was one of the founding engineers at Daisy Systems.

Pratul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani (India) and a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Cornell, USA. He has also earned an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (India).

Pratul believes in giving back to the society. He is a trustee at Calorx Foundation, a trust that contributes to the educational sector for the local ecosystem in Gujarat, India. In 2011, he founded Dr. K.R Shroff foundation and initiated Project VIKAS, a program to uplift the teaching standards in rural schools (impacted 100+ schools and 10,000+ students). He also contributes to initiatives like Visamo Kids (a foster home for ~100 underprivileged children) and Yuva Unstoppable (Computer education to 100+ rural schools).

Amit Mahajan

Founder & Chief Executive Officer- Xcaliber Infotech

Amit Mahajan serves as Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Xcaliber Infotech Pvt. Ltd. He has been active in IT industry for last 21 years and has been the driving force behind various large size designs, deliveries & implementations in USA and across the globe.

Amit was the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Xcaliber Technologies LLC based out of Atlanta, Georgia in the United states for 7 years which was a venture funded corporation. Xcaliber Technologies had offices in United State and India.

He is the inventor and the brain behind the SmartChk Diagnostics solution. SmartChk has been globally implemented in the United States, Europe, China & India. Blancco Technology Group acquired Xcaliber Technologies LLC and SmartChk product portfolio in March 2016 for an undisclosed amount.

Before founding Xcaliber Group which includes Xcaliber Infotech, he held senior leadership roles within multiple Fortune 500 companies, wherein he played responsible role of Chief Architect and Director to name a few.

His varied experience, understanding of the solution journey from discovery of problem or need to improvise to reality of having a working solution has been a tremendous asset for Xcaliber in all our initiatives and offerings to customers.

His understanding of the complex user experiences of mobile-first consumers and his problem-solving approach has been a driving force. Touted as an “engineer of the future” Amit constantly raises the bar on what it takes to meet society’s growing and demanding mobile needs.

Michael Mascarenhas
Vice President, India Operations- Adaptive

Michael is responsible for managing all operational aspects of Adaptive’s Indian subsidiary, Adaptive Softech Pvt. Ltd., based in Pune, India.

Michael has over 11 years’ experience in various aspects of Information Management, specifically in the areas of providing enterprise wide metadata management solutions for clients. Prior to joining Adaptive, Michael worked with Capgemini, India and eBay, India. Specifically he was responsible for delivery of metadata catalogues, assuring end-to-end data lineage and business glossaries.

Michael has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Pune University, India and Diploma in Computing from NIIT Pune.

Anil Singhal

Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board


Anil Singhal co-founded NetScout in June 1984 and has served as NetScout’s Chief Executive Officer and as a director on the Company’s Board since inception. In January 2007, Mr. Singhal was appointed Chairman of the Board, and has been serving as NetScout’s President, CEO and Chairman since that time. In his current role, Mr. Singhal is focused on providing strategic leadership and vision, as well as setting operational priorities for the Company’s management team. Mr. Singhal’s vision of “traffic-based instrumentation” has guided NetScout’s product direction and focus for the past three decades, helping to shape the evolution for the industry in the process.

Under Mr. Singhal’s leadership, NetScout has grown substantially during the past three decades, completing its initial public offering in 1999 and reaching nearly $400 million in revenue in fiscal year 2014. He is credited with numerous innovations in the field of network traffic monitoring and analysis that have helped us gain several industry accolades. During the past decade, Mr. Singhal has also been an instrumental part of a number of strategic acquisitions that have fortified and enhanced our technology, customer base, and go-to-market capabilities. Mr. Singhal has earned notable recognition for his entrepreneurial success, including the TiE (The Indus Entrepreneur) Boston Lifetime Achievement in 2013, Enterprise Bank’s 2013 George L. Duncan Award of Excellence, and Ernst & Young’s New England Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997.

Mr. Singhal holds a BSEE from BITS, Pilani, India and an Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


Founder and CEO- Paysquare Consultancy Ltd.

Rakesh Jain is the CEO and founder member of Paysquare. With his experience and vision, Rakesh has developed Paysquare as one of the preferred destinations for payroll outsourcing. With the right investments in technology and advocating a strong process centric culture, Rakesh has been able to achieve over 750+ satisfied customers. His transparent approach and high level of integrity has earned him accolades from several clients.

Prior to starting Paysquare, Rakesh has worked with organizations like L&T, Kimberly Clark and Tata Technologies. Rakesh is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (Secured 17th Rank across India), Institute of Company Secretaries of India (Secured 19th Rank across India) and Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India

Ganesh Moorthy

President & Chief Operating Officer, Microchip Technology Inc.

Mr. Moorthy was named the President of Microchip in February 2016. He served as Chief Operating Officer since June 2009 and as Executive Vice President from October 2006 to May 2009. From November 2001 to October 2006 Mr. Moorthy served as Vice President of several Microchip divisions. Mr. Moorthy holds an M.B.A. in marketing from the National University, Sacramento, Calif.; a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.; and a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Bombay, Bombay, India.


Shrikant Rasane
Co-Founder & Director,

SEED Infotech.
Shrikant Rasane is the co-founder and Executive Director of SEED Infotech. He has a strong passion for technology and has played a key role in developing the technical strength of SEED Infotech in terms of latest software, hardware, network infrastructure and instructional system design techniques for improved training effectiveness. He is the strategic brain behind the company’s technology, business and people ventures.

In his leadership the company has garnered the partner status of few of the high rung technology principals like Microsoft, Oracle, and Redhat etc. He holds mastery over the art of rapport building and has extraordinary articulation skills, which are evident in the long term relationships that SEED Infotech enjoys with a number of national and international IT companies.

He specializes in IT Infrastructure, Database & Web Technologies, has conducted more than 12,000 hours of training for students, professionals and corporates in the topics based on Oracle, Microsoft, Internet and Data-warehousing technologies and tools. Shrikant has more than 22 years of extensive experience that span across areas like technology training, business planing and management, strategic business planning and investments, IT infrastructure management and software development.

A regular in the IT circles of Pune, he believes in developing individuals by giving freedom of thought, opportunity to work independently and in suitably appreciating the results thus accrued.

He has done his graduation in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the Univeristy of Pune, and has masters of Technology in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai. He worked with DRDO as a researcher before co-founding SEED Infotech with his DRDO colleague.

A critical thinker, he has the rare ability to very quickly assimilate and present both sides of a coin, with extreme finesse.

Neville Patel
Chief Executive Officer at Qualitas Global Services B.V

Creative hands-on senior executive, entrepreneur, strategic thinker and technology enthusiast.

Highly experienced with start-ups, mobile technology, consumer products, e-commerce, creative strategy & marketing. Vast combined experience in offshore IT & development services, human capital management, sales & mobile services expertise.

With extensive international experience of launching leading edge businesses, Neville has worked in and across a variety of industries including Video Games, Mobile Games & Apps Testing, Software Testing, High Tech, Telecom, Advertising, Professional Services, Banking & Insurance in his over 20 years of career.

Founded Qualitas Global in August 2014 & grew it to a 550+ people team, diversifying business & services, totally bootstrapped.

Qualitas Global is considered gold standards in providing large Annotation & Tracking teams for Machine Learning in verticals like Autonomous Vehicles, Sports, Medical, Agriculture, Drone videos for security & survelliance amongst others. Our accuracy rate is close to 98% while Annotating millions of images monthly.

Managing Director & CEO- CYIENT

As Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Krishna provides the strategic direction for growth and is responsible for all operations.

Krishna initially joined Cyient as a Sales Manager for engineering services in Europe. He later moved to India, where he held dual roles of Marketing Manager, and Key Account Manager for the company’s aerospace vertical, as Marketing Manager, he worked with several key aerospace customers and was an integral part of many successful customer engagements. As Key Account Manager, he was responsible for relationship building and account management for several primary customers in engineering services.

Advancing into the role of Chief Operating Office, Krishna contributed significantly to Cyient’s consistent growth in terms of revenue, margin, customer and associate satisfaction.

Prior to Cyient, Krishna was with Altera Corporation, a leading semiconductor manufacturer in San Jose, California. He was responsible for the company’s flagship product line, APEX.

Krishna holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management, at Northwestern University.

Sunil Chandna
Founder and CEO, Stellar Data Recovery

He is a corporate professional with a career spanning over 25 years in diverse roles. Sunil has been steering the company up the growth ladder since 1993. He is responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and providing overall leadership for Stellar’s operations in India and abroad. Starting from a small 4 member team in New Delhi, he has scaled Stellar to 400+ strong team that serves customers globally.

In his current role Sunil is responsible for defining and delivering the business strategy and extending Stellar’s global leadership in ‘data care’ solutions, as the company focuses on its mission to provide the world’s simplest DIY data recovery and erasure solutions.

A Computer Science Engineering graduate from Pune University, Sunil drives the company’s strategic agenda to provide best-in-class data care solutions, with continued commitment to innovate best data services and solutions for consumers and businesses. He has driven the transformation and revitalization of the Stellar’s portfolio to become a focused data care leader globally through targeted associations, expansions & organic business development.

Sunil has been a part of several influential forums and events that aim at driving cyber security awareness and safeguarding data privacy. He has been featured by top global media organizations during critical cyber-attacks and for changing landscape in IT sector. Sunil leverages his global perspective to regularly share industry insights related to data privacy and data protection.

Nitin Patil

Director, Logix InfoSecurity Pvt. Ltd
Nitin is one of the Founder Directors of Logix and heads the Sales & Finance function. He has a degree in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai. He handles Sales for the West region and also looks after building vendor relationships.