Dr Puneet Agarwal

CTO, Zensar Technologies


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Puneet Agarwal is the Chief Technology Officer at Zensar Technologies Ltd. He is responsible for the innovation charter of Zensar, and manages ZenLabs, the applied research centers of the company. His unit is also responsible for delivery of AI and Blockchain based solutions to customers via a community of data scientists he mentors.

Dr. Agarwal has worked in the IT Services industry for 24+ years, and has extensive exposure to many verticals such as: BFSI, Consumer Services, Hi-Tech & Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Governments, Utilities, Shipping and Logistics, Telecom etc.

He has published 50+ research papers in IEEE, ACM affiliated conferences, in the area of Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Graphs, Time-Series, and Software Engineering. He has also filed 30+ unique patents. He has served on the program committee of reputed conferences such as ACM-KDD in the recent past.

He has a Ph.D. degree from IIT Delhi, in the area of Knowledge graphs, Natural Language Processing, Distributed Parallel Processing, and Deep Learning, and a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Trichy.

Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhya

PhD, IEEE Fellow, Senior Director & Head of Strategic Applications, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc

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Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyay is the Senior Director and Head of Strategic Applications within the Mobility & Wireless Infrastructure Business Unit of GLOBALFOUNDRIES, USA. His work is currently focused on hardware architecture & technology evaluations for emerging RF and MMWave applications.


Prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES, he was with IBM Microelectronics and with Intel where he worked on different areas like RF Design Enablement, Silicon Photonics, signal integrity in RF & Mixed signal SOC’s. Dr. Bandyopadhyay represents Globalfoundries in different industry consortia and alliances on RF/mmwave applications and is an IEEE Fellow and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Electron Devices Society.

Dr. Tarun Sen

Managing Director, Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Information Systems,

Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics, Virginia Tech.

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Tarun K. Sen, is Managing Director of the Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics (PGPBA) and Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech. Since September of 2017, as Managing Director PGPBA (under the Office of Outreach and International Affairs), he has led several programs in the US and in India. Along with NMIMS in Mumbai India, he recently led the development of an MTech. program in Data Science that is being offered in Mumbai. 

He leads the design and development of programs of various durations in data analytics programs that are currently being offered in Chennai, Mumbai, and Newport News Va. Sen joined Virginia Tech in 1985 and spent 25 years as a Professor and Associate Dean responsible for the Pamplin College of Business’ Graduate, MBA, and International Programs. He taught in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, the Northern Capital Region MBA program, and the fully online Masters of Information Technology (MIT) program. He led the successful launching of Pamplin’s first executive MBA program in the Washington, D.C. area, the MIT program in India, and the professional MBA program offered in various locations in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his tenure, the Pamplin MBA program was ranked 35 in the USA by Financial Times and the Pamplin College of Business had over 350 students in study abroad programs across the globe.

His passion for programs in data analytics comes from his long association with research and education in the applications of analytical and data models to address business problems. Sen was active in funded research and published in leading journals, including Management Science, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Decision Support Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. He has been on the editorial review board of the Journal of Information Systems and has participated in several National Science Foundation SBIR review panels. While in academia at Virginia Tech he developed various data driven analytics systems including a contamination management system for the US Department of Energy, a performance management system for Virginia Department of Social Services, and a graph-based model management system for g mathematical models for a broad spectrum of business applications. He has over 30 publications, presented at over 25 national and international conferences, workshops and forums, has been a member of over 30 university and international committees, developed and taught 15 courses in the applications of data and analytical models to business problems. He has supervised several doctoral students during his academic career.

In 2002 Sen co-founded Entigence Corporation, a business intelligence consulting company in the Washington DC area and Bangalore. Entigence Corporation is a professional services company focused on providing data analytics strategies and solutions to higher educational institutions and industry. He continues to advise on new data analytics initiatives at Entigence Corporation. His current research includes the implementation challenges of university faculty systems and machine learning applications in industry.

He has a Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of Iowa, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Bangalore, India, and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, India.

Lebanon, and Blacksburg, Virginia under funding from the New River Mount Rogers Workforce Development Bureau.

Hitesh Mehta

MD at Fiber Optika Technologies and Business Head at Fiber Optic Sensing Solutions.

Speaker Bio:

Mr Hitesh Mehta is the co-founder of  Fiber Optika Technologies Pvt Ltd and Managing Director of Eagle Photonics, a company working in area of telecom services. He has 27 years of experience in Fiber Optic communication & Telecom  industry, ranging from Production, R&D, Business Development, Project Management and consultancy. Hitesh Mehta received his M.Tech degree from IIT-Delhi in the year 1995. He started his career with Optel Telecommunication & later during his tenure at TVS he established Nortel Network’s Component Division, Virtual Photonics and Lightwave Micro’s photonics business. He Co-founded Eagle Photonics in 2002 and Fiber optika Technologies in 2008. Eagle Photonics has created its own space in area of telecom system integration and training.

Hitesh Mehta is past Chairman of IEEE Bangalore Section. He served as Coordinator for continuing education program for working professional (PROFICIENCE) at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for 4 years. Hitesh Mehta received DST- Lockheed Martin Gold Medal for Innovation,Alexender Graham bell Award for innovation,  Economic Times-Power of Ideas award. He has filed 12 Domestic and International patents. He is fellow of IETE, Senior member of IEEE and member of Communication and Photonics society of IEEE.

Dr. Faruk Kazi

Dean of Research Development & Consultancy, VJTI, Mumbai

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