Abdul Samad is an Embedded Consultant who works on state of the art technologies in embedded systems, IoT and analytics. He received his Masters of Technology in VLSI Design from CDAC Noida. He has worked with (and mentored) several innovator teams using 8,16 and 32 bit microcontrollers. He has also conducted several workshops and seminars in top engineering colleges around India. Abdul lives in Bangalore, India.
Abhishek Kumar Srivastava has more than 8 years of academic, research and industrial experience in field of Real Time Embedded Systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Embedded Linux and Computer Vision. He is an active IEEE professional member. He earned his M.S in Embedded Systems from Manipal University (MAHE), Manipal. He completed his thesis work at CSIO, Chandigarh (CSIR Lab) where hee worked on a CSIR funded project “Anaesthesia Delivery Workstation”. Prior to his present stint with FICE, he had worked as an Assistant Professor in Embedded Domain at Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Lovely Professional University. Abhishek lives in Bangalore, India.
Amit is passionate about transforming society and promoting inclusive growth. He is engaged as a Program Manager with specific focus on youth entrepreneurship and rural digital literacy. He holds a doctorate in the field of diagnostics and personalized medicine. Prior to FICE, he spent more than eight years managing research activities at the prestigious Centre for Genomic Applications. Amit is also the founder of Connecting Dreams Foundation, a FICE supported initiative focused on rural digital literacy and inclusion. He spends his spare time in travel, photography and sports.
Gaurav Prabhakar, Embedded Consultant, has worked with and mentored several innovator teams in the field of embedded system and IoT using 8,16 and 32 bit microcontrollers. He has helped deliver several workshops and seminars at multiple IITs and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. He did his Post Graduation Diploma (ECE) with specialization in Embedded System from CDAC. Prior to his current stint, he worked as a Research Engineer in Robosapiens Technologies Pvt. Ltd. His areas of interest are Robotics, Embedded systems and Internet of Things. Gaurav lives in Bangalore, India.
Professor H. P. Khincha helps guide strategy and direction at FICE. He also serves as the Chairman of Karnataka Innovation Council and is a Professor at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is known worldwide for his research work in electrical engineering. During his 45 year career at IISc., Professor Khincha has worked as Chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering, Divisional Chairman, Electrical Sciences, and CEO of Society for Innovation & Development (SID). He serves as a member on various committees constituted by the Government of India. He also has an active industry and business connection and is on the Board of Directors of many companies. Professor Khincha was formerly the Vice Chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka, and the Chairman of IEEE Bangalore section.
H.S. Jamadagni is a Professor in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE, formerly Centre for Electronics Design and Technology, CEDT), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He received Masters and PhD degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IISc. He was the chairman of DESE during 1996 â€“ 2009. He teaches in the areas of embedded systems, communication networks, wireless sensor networks, and VLSI design. His current research work is in application of DSP in communication systems, application of IT in health care, conservation and development, as well as computing architectures for high-speed wireless networks. He has active and vibrant collaboration with several Industries including Intel, TI, Boeing, Xilinx, and Freescale and educational institutions such as EPFL, Switzerland. He has many publications in areas of his work.
Hayavadan V Panchamukhi, more popular as Panch amongst colleagues and friends, has over 30 years of experience in leading cross functional teams at global telecom and product companies. He has hands-on experience in coaching and leading technology transfer, product development, business and strategy development initiatives. Prior to joining Sapience and FICE, he was part of the core leadership at Tata Telecom (now Avaya Global Connect), Contech Software, Wipro GE Medical systems and Sasken Communication. Over the last 10 years, he designed and delivered specialized boot camps to nurture program readiness for designers, developers and test engineers as a co-founder of Vimarshana Technology Solutions. He is a passionate student of disruptive technologies and fascinated by innovators trying to catch up with nature’s infinite potential. He likes to read books ranging from fiction to philosophy as he believes in story telling as an effective means of enabling learning and inherent abilities.
John Danner is a Senior Fellow at the Lester Center, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. An experienced management consultant and entrepreneur, he has advised senior executives of multi-billion-dollar international enterprises on strategy, value management and business growth, as well as management teams of emerging ventures on competitive positioning, marketing and product strategy. His clients include leading companies in healthcare, energy, entertainment, food products, telecommunications and information and startups in energy management, e-commerce and supply chain integration. He has designed and successfully launched several new business initiatives for client organizations over the past twenty-five years. He is a senior moderator for The Aspen Institute, and conducts seminars on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship around the world.
Jonathan Rajiv is a Program Manager with more than 5 years of experience. His area of expertise is event management, fund raising and vendor management. Prior to joining FICE, he worked with CMCA Bengaluru as a member of their program management team. He also worked as a Media Analyst at REPUCOM Media Analyst India. He holds a Masters degree in Social Work. He spends his spare time in travelling and trekking. He lives in Bangalore, India.
Jyoti Baswal is a management professional with almost a decade of work experience. Her professional skills include account management, expense management solutions, business relations, troubleshooting and marketing management. Prior to her present stint, she worked with American Express. She is a commerce graduate with a PG in Finance. She loves music, food and is a shopaholic. She lives in Gurgaon.
K. Rajanikanth served as an Advisor, Principal and Professor in Information Science & Engineering at the M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT), Bangalore. Prior to his long stint at MSRIT, he served in multiple capacities at Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Science, Warangal and at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has been associated with the Visvesvaraya Technological University as a member of the Academic Senate, Staff Recruitment Committee, VIAT Implementation Committee, Faculty Advisory Committee, Finance Committee and the Investment Sub-Committee. He was Chairman of the Board of Studies in CS/IS/MCA. Dr. Rajanikanth continues to serve VTU in different capacities. He has also been a founder, Chairman and Technical Director at Electro Systems Associates Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. Dr. Rajani Kanth holds a Ph.D. from the School of Automation at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Karthigeyan R works as a Senior Program Manager. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Application from Anna University. He is a result-driven professional with more than 20 years of experience in working with different sectors. His core areas of expertise include program management, planning, evaluation, curriculum enhancement, advocacy and relationship management. He lives in Bangalore.
Krishna Kumar is a Senior Program Manager with expertise across domains like marketing, university relations, operations and business development. Prior to joining FICE, he worked with technology companies like IBM and HP, charting out operations and marketing strategies for enhancing business volumes and profitability. He holds an MBA from South Asia University, London and is a university gold medalist. Krishna is an active volunteer at IEEE, ESSCI & TIE-Bangalore. When not working, he enjoys playing tennis and riding his motorcycle. He lives in Bangalore, India.
Manjit is a National Manager(Technical) at Sapience Consulting. She closely works with corporate and academic partners for development of upgraded academic curriculum. She has conducted multiple workshops on Analog Design. She has delivered several technology webinars. She holds a Master’s degree in Digital Signal Processing with distinction. Prior to her current stint, she worked for 5 years as an Assistant Professor with Lovely Professional University. During her stint at LPU, her specialization areas were Analog System Design, Digital Signal Processing and Digital Image Processing. She guided several PG and UG students in their thesis, minor and major projects. She has also published multiple papers in national and international journals. Her area of interest are PCB and Schematic design, Embedded and IOT based solutions.Manjit lives in Bangalore.
Mridula Vijaykumar is a Senior Consultant (Power Electronics) and a trainer. She completed her M.Tech. (EEE) in Power Electronics from Amrita University, Coimbatore. Her interest areas are Power Electronics, Power Quality, and Renewable Energy. Prior to her present stint, she worked as an Assistant Professor (EEE Department) at Ahalia School of Engineering & Technology, Kerala for two years. She was also associated with an online engineering education portal as a subject matter expert. As a trainer, she imparted trainings to faculty and students in “Power Management Solutions” at many institutions including NITs and IITs.
Nagesh Singh is an entrepreneur with multiple businesses that focus on education. Foundation for Innovation and Collaborative Education (FICE) delivers ubiquitous, high quality, experiential learning to children and youth. FICE works with leading engineering colleges around India and help them enhance the entrepreneurial ability and employability of students. FICE has adopted more than 40 villages around India - through schools there - that now leverage technology to improve their lives especially when it comes to education, healthcare and sanitation. Sapience Consulting works with more than 2000 Tier-2 engineering schools in India on curriculum upgrade and faculty development. MakeSense Labs develops new content and service delivery platforms in the area of Data Analytics and Machine Learning. University Central works with leading US universities and helps them take their formal and non formal programs to global markets. Nagesh worked with several leading Indian and multinational technology companies before starting his entrepreneurial journey. He lives in Gurgaon, India.
Poornima Phadke works as a project manager and subject matter expert with FICE. She studied Computer Science. She had a diverse career and is extremely adaptable to the requirements of her work environment. She has more than 10 years of experience with customer centricity, training and managing projects end-to-end. In her free time, Poornima loves spending time with family, reading and listening to music. Poornima lives in Bangalore, India.
Pradeep Gnanapragasam is an astute sales and business professional with versatile and enriched 8+ years of experience across an array of products and industries. Prior to joining FICE he was part of the business development team at HP India and Wipro. Pradeep possess specializes in enterprise sales, business development and customer relationship management. He holds an engineering degree with specialization in Information Technology. Pradeep is based in Bangalore, India.
Ravi Chugh is an innovative and detailed oriented client servicing and project management professional with the knowledge of design and technology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration having expertise in marketing, event management and relationship management. He spends his spare time in travelling and photography. He lives in Gurgaon, India.
Suryender Kumar Sharma is a lifelong learner who is passionate about technology. He believes in the three principles of Learning, Implementation and Sharing. He had guided and mentored numerous innovative technical projects across diverse domains like smart platforms, water/power quality monitoring and e-commerce solutions. He is presently working on different Intel Architecture based processors like Intel Quark and Intel Atom. His areas of interest include embedded systems, the internet of things, image processing, machine learning and artificial Intelligence. Prior to his stint with FICE, he worked for several years in different organizations in multiple capacities. He was the co-founder of Robotics and Intelligent Systems Community, a student organization, that seeks to enrich the technical and entrepreneurial skills of engineering students. He lives in Bangalore, India.
Vishal Vashist is a business development and relationship management professional with more than 13 years of experience in education and banking verticals. He is a management graduate with specialization in marketing and sales. He lives in Gurgaon.