List Of Speakers

Dr Richard Mark Soley

As Chairman and CEO, Dr. Soley is ultimately responsible for all of the business of the OMG, including Board activities and oversight of the OMG's neutral and open Technical Process. Richard serves as a valuable resource for a broad range of topics ranging from predictions and trends in the industry to the details of CORBA and UML (based on his original leadership as the OMG's original Technical Director for the first eight years).

Mr. Sridhar Iyengar

Sridhar Iyengar, an IBM Distinguished Engineer at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, is a technical leader at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Sridhar leads the the Cognitive Applications and Solutions Research agenda for IBM. His work brings IBM's innovative Cognitive, Mobile, Big Data Analytics & Internet of Things technologies composed as Applications & Solutions to IBM customers. Sridhar has extensive experience working with teams in IBM and with the world's leading system integrators helping implement best practices, tools and architectural guidelines. His technical areas of expertise spans Software Engineering, Databases & Data Analytics, Modeling, Middleware and Application/Solution Frameworks. Sridhar is also an industry standards leader and has pioneered several core Architecture, Modeling, Middleware and Data Interchange standards at OMG.

Dr Suresh C Misra

Dr S C Misra has retired as a Professor of IIT Kharagpur in September 2013. He had held the post of the first Director of the Indian Maritime University, Visakhapatnam campus from 2009 till 2013. Apart from teaching naval Architecture to students, Prof Misra has been involved in design of ships and boats and other water based infrastructure. He has worked in the areas of inland water transportation and coastal and short sea vessel movement. His research interests include sustainable and safe development in transportation sector.

Topic     : Transport Sector in Smart Country Development
Abstract  :
India has embarked on an ambitious plan of development of Smart cities following urban development strategies of Europe and the West. Use of new technologies in improving standard of life with sustainable development in various sectors including transport sector is the essence of smart development. Can we have an integrated smart transport system in a single city alone, or is it to be developed in a larger region and finally, the country as a whole? Movement of people, cargo and goods, energy sources etc is carried out using transport infrastructure and devices such as roads, trains, air, water and pipe lines. Whereas there has been some development in infrastructure of road, rail and air, there has been very little development in the water sector. The paper discusses modern technologies in the transportation sector and the need for integrating the various modes of transportation which may lead to safe and sustainable development joining the whole country in a single network.

Mr. G V L Satya Kumar

Education : B.Tech, IIT, Chennai, Electronics and Commn. Engg..1990
MBA, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia

Profession : Chief Commercial Manager(Freight Marketing), Central Railway, Mumbai - current
Dy, Chairman, Visakhapatnam Port : 2009-2014
Director(Planning), Railway Board
Director(Finance Directorate), Railway Board
Head of Railway Operations in Waltair Divison, Palghat Division and Madurai Division

Shri C D Malleswar

Sri Chengalvala Durga Malleswar, Outstanding Scientist and Director, Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) Visakhapatnam, was born on 18th July 1956 in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Prior to appointment as Director he was Associate Director of NSTL Visakhapatnam. He holds MS in Electronics and Communications from IIT Chennai, MSc (Tech) Radar Engineering from Andhra University, M. Phil in 'Defence and Strategic Studies', from the University of Madras. He is a graduate of the 45th course of the prestigious National Defence College, New Delhi.

A leading Weapon Launch Control Systems expert, his contributions are towards development in critical areas of weapon Fire control systems, embedded and real time systems, along with associated systems for avionics. He specialized in System Engineering of torpedoes and has contributed to both subsurface and on board systems. Majority of products and projects lead by him are first of their kind in India and inducted into service leading to achieve self-reliance

He is the recipient of DRDO Scientist of the Year Award for 2007 from Prime Minister of India and DRDO Technology Group Award (2004). He is a Life Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and member IEEE. He is presently the Chairman of IETE, Visakhapatnam.

Dr Sudhir Krishna

Dr. Sudhir Krishna was a member of the Indian Administrative Service since 1977, till superannuation in June 2014 as Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, where he was in-charge of urban planning, infrastructure development and urban transport. He was Chairman of the Metro Rail Corporations of Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Kochi and the Urban Mass Transit Company, a PPP venture.
He has held senior positions in the Central Government in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Fertilisers, Finance Commission and LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussooriein and in Karnataka, as Metropolitan Commissioner, Bangalore, Principal Secretary, Public Works, Ports & Inland Water Transport, Commissioner Commercial Taxes, Director Sugar, Divisional Commissioner etc.

He holds a PhD in Federal Studies, from Jamia Hamdard, Delhi, Master of Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (USA) and MSc (Physics) from Benaras Hindu University.

He has published several books and articles on issues relating to public administration, decentralised planning and public finance. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada.

Mr. G Subramaniyam

G S Subramaniyam, Chief of Bureau, The Hindu, Visakhapatnam. Head the team of reporters in The Hindu in Visakhapatnam.

With expertise in core domain of journalism and mass communications, have exposure to many verticals having handled corporate communications for a number of enterprises. Have a Masters degree in mass communications and another in economics. Worked in development sector and associated with a number of social enterprises.

Mr. Ajay Rotti

Ajay Rotti is a Partner at Dhruva Advisors LLP and is based out of Bengaluru. Dhruva Advisors is a boutique advisors firm offering a wide range of services in the tax and regulatory space to clients in India and around the world. Prior to co-founding Dhruva Advisors, Ajay was a Partner with KPMG in their International Tax practice in Bangalore. He has also previously worked with BMR Advisors and Ernst & Young. Ajay has more than a decade of experience in the tax and regulatory.

Mr. Vishal Chahal

Vishal Chahal is an Executive IT Specialist on Business Analytics in the India Software Labs. Vishal has over 15 years of experience, specializing in Advanced Analytics, Advanced Visualization, DataWarehous and Data Integration technologies.
He has architected Business Analytics solutions for multiple customers across various industries. In his current assignment he is responsible for architecting IBM Signature and Growth solutions using IBM Business Analytics software, mainly using SPSS, Cognos, DB2, Websphere product portfolio.
Vishal is Level 3 certified IT specialist in Business Analytics from Open Group.

Mr. M.P. Dubey

Mr. M.P. Dubey, is Joint Director of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Government of India, set-up with an objective to implement STP scheme, manage Infrastructural facilities and provide other services like technology assessment and professional training. He is also acting as Head & Officer-in-Charge of the centre for the growth and development of IT & ITES industry in Visakhapatnam. He was also actively contributed in the progress of IT/ITES Industry in Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and National Capital Region (NCR-Delhi) during his earlier posting at those places.

His recent contribution is to creating a special interest group for Industry-Academia interface for GAP ANALYSIS and creating a Domain Specific Innovation and Incubation Center for IT/ITES on Maritime, Petroleum and Power. His recent initiative is to create a group on promoting Vizag SMEs (TradeNet: As B-to-B model) and also a facilitation cell for IPR which will impact the Indian Software Industry in terms of shifting from offshore/outsourcing to product based software & hardware development.

He has written more than 20 International research papers including presenting the research papers in the International conference / Journals in the theme area of "SMEs (IT & ITES) impact in the Global Economy".

His Recent, in the "Domain Specific Innovation", his paper/working model were deliberated/presented in International forum at US, Australia, Iran, Vietnam, including India.

Dr. P.S Avadhani

Dr. P.S Avadhani distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, presently the Principal of Andhra University College of Engineering (A), Visakhapatnam. He received his Master's degree and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Kanpur).His research focus is on Computer Algorithms, Public Cryptographic Algorithms, Data and Network Security.

Dr. P. S Avadhani has published about 200 refereed scientific papers.He has supervised the dissertations of 15 doctoral students.Invited by Microsoft Corporation to Malaysia to attend a conference on .Net Technologies, June 2004.Served as member of National Board of Accreditation of AICTE and inspected various Engineering Colleges all over India as a member of NBA. Delivered Invited talks at many National and International Conferences and chaired many sessions at National and International conferences in India and abroad.

Dr. P. S Avadhani is the recipient of the BEST RESEARCHER AWARD for the year 2005-2006 from Andhra University, BEST ACADEMICIAN AWARD for the year 2009-2010 from Andhra University, DISTINGUISHED ACADEMICIAN AWARD for the year 2011 from Pentagram Research Centre, CHAPTER PATRON AWARD for the year 2011 from Computer Society of India. He is having the Life Time Membership with many Professional Bodies like the Computer Society of India, Indian Science Congress Association of India and many others. He was the member of Boards of Studies for many universities including North East University - Shillong, JNTU Kakinada, JNTU Hyderabad, JNTU Ananthapur, Sri Venkateswara University, Adikavi Nannaya University and many others. Recently he is elected unanimously as the Vice-Chairman, Computer Society of India, Visakhapatnam Chapter

Mr. Murali Desikan

Murali Desikan joined Sankhya Technologies in 1996 and has successfully led and managed several compiler and debugger projects at Sankhya. As an Architect and Solution Manager of System Software Solutions, Murali leads a team of engineers working on parsers, compilers, simulators and debuggers. Murali holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Madras University.

Mr. Gopi Kumar Bulusu

Gopi Kumar Bulusu is the CEO and Chief Technologist at Sankhya Technologies Private Limited. He is an acknowledged expert in the areas of distributed computing and embedded systems. His team received the Lockheed Martin India Innovation award in the year 2008 and the DST-Lockheed Martin Innovation award during 2009. He holds 5 granted US patents in addition to several pending patent applications in the field of computer science.

He holds a Masters in Computer Science from Arizona State University (1992-93) and a Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from College of Engineering,Guindy (1990).

Dr Saswat Bandyopadhyay

Saswat Bandyopadhyay, is a Civil Engineer with advance qualifications in Urban Planning and Infrastructure Management. His doctoral research work focuses on Climate Change and Urban Vulnerability in India. He is presently a Professor and Head of Infrastructure Planning programme at the CEPT University.Saswat Bandyopadhyay has over 20 years of experience in the Urban Development sector in South Asia with a focus on City Development Planning and designing of environmental infrastructure.

Since 2007, he has been spear heading Urban capacity development activities in several Indian JNNURM cities in India, extending support in City development Planning and Infrastructure prioritization. As a Team Leader, he has been involved preparation and appraisals of several city and comprehensive development plans across various regions of India. He has also leaded the roll out of National Urban Capacity development initiatives such as RTP and RCBH under the JnNURM by Government of India. He has also been involved in several pan-asia pilot initiatives such as Green Cities Toolkit in Asia, Localisation of CIIPP Toolkits in India & Nepal, piloting of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Assets based City Development strategies and Sustainable Tourism Assessment Toolkit for India.

Prof. Saswat has also worked extensively in the field of Urban lakes and water resources management studies in South Asian context such as environmental management plans and strategies for East Kolkata wetlands, Bhoj wetlands among others. Prof. Saswat has also been a member of the working group set up by Planing Commission of India for 12th Five year in 2012 as well as an expert committee member for National Development Council (NDC) Sub-Group on Urbanisation. He is presently member of the Expert Committee set up by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for Green Delhi. Prof. Saswat has worked in India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, Nepal and in Pacific Island Countries.

Dr N.Sridharan

Prof Dr. N Sridharan is an Economist turned Urban and Regional Planner. He is the Director of SPAV. He has been a Professor and Head of the Department of Regional Planning at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi where he has been teaching since 1990. He has a PhD from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia in Urban Planning, a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional planning, and Economics, in addition to Postgraduate Diplomas in Town and Country Planning and Financial Management.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of urban and regional planning as advisor to various state governments and Central Government. He has been a technical member of FICCI and a part of the think tank for Andhra Chamber of Commerce and Industry. His specialization includes Urban Governance & Poverty, Corridor development, Regional development, Infrastructure financing and Coastal area Planning. He has been a visiting research fellow at the University of Amsterdam, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, University of Paris-7, University of Cologne, University of Hamburg, Germany, University of Florence - Italy, Global urban Studies Institute (GLOBUS) - International Academy at Freie Universitat - berlin, Germany and University of Queen's, Belfast. He is in the Editorial Board of some of the leading Planning Journals and a regular reviewer for Journal of Urban Studies, Habitat, Cities, and Environment and Urbanisation. He is Technical member of the Dadra, Naga Haveli (DNH). Union Territory of India, Planning Board since 2009 onwards.

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