Leading Businesses - 2022
Elethia Symposium is a youth led educational forum which is affiliated with top, respectable NGOs like UN75, Teach For India, Cuddles Foundation, Clubfoot India Initiatives Trust, Childline India Foundation, Robin Hood Army, Smiles Foundation, Rescue Foundation, World For All Animal Care And Adoptions, Pray For Stray, Spark A Change, Bombay Natural History Society, Seva Mandir, Health Ashram. They have also previously partnered with House of Candy India, Starbucks Coffee India and Fix A Flix Box. Furthermore, their partnerships also extend with the UN Ocean’s Day, Oceanic Global, Captain Earth and Lonely Whale, which are organizations in the USA.
ARC ONE (PVT) LTD
"“ARC ONE” the name signifies change and the ever-evolving trajectory of man.
A company built from scratch with the joint efforts of two partners in October 2020 and later developed by our current CEO Jasintha Jayasekera, who has had a long journey within the field and has worked tirelessly alongside a great team in servicing a clientele all across the country in various sectors including automotive, educational, finance, banking and insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and government with tailor-made solutions.
TBLS Edu Federation
They are a team working towards revamping the way people look at education and creating opportunities for potential individuals across the nation with the primary aim- empowerment.
Students, professionals and individuals from any field have the right to make well informed choices about their careers and their overall quality of life, and so we serve. They believe in leaving no stone unturned in order to reach out to people who are yet to discover themselves. They recognize themselves as a visionary educational and talent-building organization that can help individuals to develop a skill for life.
Trailblazers (TBLS), stand for the pioneers that change the direction of wind. They want people to feel empowered and confident in themselves, and they believe that can be achieved through quality training and real-life exposure in a non-judgmental and unbiased environment. Education is the greatest power to overcome the challenges we face as a country, and at TBLS they are here to grow with all in this journey through skill-development.
Simprosys Infomedia is an Ad-Tech team that enables merchants of Shopify and WooCommerce platforms to optimize the product marketing on Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Ads. Simprosys is a top-level partner of Google, Microsoft, and Facebook for marketing solutions. Such Partnership at the top-level itself is a rare achievement to have as a single entity.
Currently, Simprosys Supports more than 65000 merchants globally. Integration developed by Simprosys for the Shopify platform currently ranks in the top 10 on Shopify App Marketplace which has more than 6500 such integrations. These 6500 integrations are for all kinds of business operations of Shopify merchants, not just marketing.
SwiftAnt FZ LLC
An IT Services and Consulting firm, SwiftAnt was founded in 2007 with its headquarters in McKinney, Texas. In a span of more than 14 years, they have provided us with more than 200 success stories across the globe. SwiftAnt stands on the pillars of digitalization, simplicity, specificity and collaboration. The venture has a wide network and operates in India, USA, UAE and Kenya. Furthermore, their global clientele includes USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, Kenya, Zambia, Mali, Benin, Cameroon & Comoros. Their products & solutions are used by government and enterprises in detecting fraud and increasing the revenue accordingly. They strive to provide consumers with the best services. They have also aided the government during the challenging times of covid by providing food to patients in hospitals.
Whitepaper Solutions Private Limited
Whitepaper Solutions was founded on three key pillars: as an Analyst, as a Consultant and as a Partner. They strive to orchestrate a synergy between these pillars by analysing our clients’ business processes, consulting on technology, and partnering with clients to deliver unmatched business value.
At Whitepaper Solutions, they use their KPI-driven approach for any initiative, be it an internal project, building an application for a customer, or while engaging with a new partner. This has helped their customers and partners realize business value in their investments and trust in them.
They help their customers to operate effectively by modernizing their underlying application infrastructure, integrating applications with cloud-managed services, re-architecting applications to cloud-native technologies, and supporting the infrastructure to ensure business continuity.
They help our clients identify, categorize, prioritize, and develop a migration roadmap based on their business criticality, desired scalability, and fitment with emerging technologies and trends.
Business Growth Leaders 2022
His journey started at the age of 19, from the shop floor, overseeing the production of metal beds. Today, he is amongst the first shop fitters to be awarded as one of India’s Top 100 Retail Minds by the Asia Retail Congress in 2018 & 2019. Huzefa Merchant is a prominent voice for change in India’s retail landscape. His innovation of the SMART SHOP FITTING has won award for the most innovative retail solution by Times Group in 2018 & by ET Now in 2019. This innovation has been built around electrified tracks that provides power to LED embedded in display accessories and shelves as well as touchscreen with endless isle software. Huzefa is also a recipient of the Young Achievers Award organized by the Golden Globe Tigers, which was held in Kuala Lumpur in 2018.
Suman Anjoy’s professional journey began as the Lead Community Services in Eyecare Industry, which was later followed by handling the leadership positions of P&L in the luxury eyewear retail industry. For the last 16 years, she has contributed successfully as a growth catalyst in the board rooms of leading brands of eyewear and eyecare industry. Throughout her journey, she has bagged various accolades in several organizations, in several verticals such as sales, leadership and entrepreneurship. The year 2019-2020 marked the kick-start of her entrepreneurial journey. She founded the Amazing-U.com. Even though the start-up was born during the covid-19 pandemic, it has achieved very promising appreciations from various corporates. Amazing-U.com is India’s first dedicated social HR & entrepreneur support portal. This unique social HR Platform is created to support & rehabilitate anyone who has a history of physical, medical or psychological anomaly or disability. Their vision is to create more Success stories and more unique entrepreneurs. They aim to create a society where no one is abandoned due to the fear of ability of creating a successful future by means of job or business.
Right after completing her education back in 2014 from the Queen Mary University of London, Bijetri Roy has been donning various hats. She started as a banking and finance advisory lawyer at a boutique law firm in Mumbai, India has now evolved into a commendable entrepreneur. She is currently a managing director and chief strategist at the Institute for Pioneering Insightful Research and Edutech solutions in Economics & Law (Ins-PIRE). She is a passionate woman who aspires in imparting knowledge and skills to others. She is also the founder and Editor-in-chief of Inspire Spectrum, a digital magazine which is inspired by Ins-PIRE. Bijetri is also a passionate writer.
Jagdish C Belwal
Jagdish is a seasoned CIO turned entrepreneur and angel investor. He is a global thought leader and expert at Technology Anchored Business Transformations. His leadership experience spans across multiple industries. He has set up the automotive world’s largest CRM at Tata Motors making it a global benchmark in customer relationship practices. He has transformed Tata Motors’ IT and made it an industry wide digital leader. His transformational work has been featured multiple times in Gartner EXP research. As CIO of APAC and EMEA regions at GE Transportation, he has spearheaded digitalization of GE’s $2.6B joint venture with Indian Rail. Jagdish is also an active Angel Investor through CIO Angel Network. He is recipient of multiple awards like CIO Power List, CIO 100, CIO 50, Digitalist, CSI National Awards, Enterprise Architecture Award, and a Best Global Implementation Award. He is also the founder of Jagdish Belwal Advisory, a start-up which helps businesses in achieving unprecedented growth through holistic technology interventions.
Stanley Deepak Natarajan
Stanley Deepak is an entrepreneurial leader with over 20 years of experience in providing strategic direction to IT services and product companies in the areas of international sales and marketing, new market positioning, market expansion and driving operational efficiencies across the organization. He has a diverse experience working with industries such as Banking & Finance, Insurance, Travel & Hospitality, Media & Entertainment and Retail. He has also been enabling SaaS organizations drive growth through sales and Customer Success efficiencies. He has worked extensively in markets across Europe, North America, Middle East and Australia. With a strong ability to adapt and work under a multitude of business environments and across different levels of an organization, he has created long lasting impacts across companies, partners, teams and individuals across the globe. Stanley is an astute communicator and adept at establishing relationships. He is an avid reader but also uses his free time to work with underprivileged kids and counselling the youth through his own NGO based in Bangalore.
Piyush John has an experience of more than 19 years in managing various strategic projects like Brand Transition, ERP & CRM implementations, Digital Transformation and Outsourcing projects for insurance carriers. He is known for his program execution skills across multiple roles like Customer Success, Delivery Management. Additionally, he has also setup PMO & Delivery Assurance teams. Piyush holds various certificates like PMP, CSPO, CSM, PROSCI Change Practitioner, Six Sigma and Cybersecurity certification from IIT Kanpur. Piyush also has an interest in blogging and often writes on various topics. Piyush has worked for brands like Oracle, ING Life, ICICI Prudential, NTT, AOL & Vymo and he currently works as Director - Program Management with Beyontec solutions, a global insurance technology solution provider addressing all aspects of the insurance business.
Muthuraja Nanayakkara is a prominent name in Scandinavian IFS circles. He is a veteran of IFS Academy and IFS global support organization. Muthuraja is a proud alumnus of University of Moratuwa which is one of the prestigious universities in Sri Lanka. He is also a Charted Global Management Accountant and Associate member of the Charted Institute of Management Accountants (UK). Muthuraja is currently the CEO of SEBSA world, a Systems Integrator that provides services related ERP suites. The Services provided by SEBSA® includes implementation, upgrade, support services, modifications, configurations, user training and end user support.
Jushak Rahman Chukkan
Jushak Rahman Chukkan is a brilliant business leader with more than a decade of experience. He commenced his career journey in the UAE as a structural Engineer in 2009. Due to his competency, he worked in various roles and garnered exposure in various business functions within this period. His experiences include executive management, team development, business administration and development, and operational management. He is known for his agility in decision making, adaptability to changing business environment and reliably delivering value to the stakeholders. To this effect, he is currently the Chief Operating Officer in Abu Dhabi Precast LLC in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
A deep learner with an unquenchable quest for new experiences, Gaurav began his entrepreneurial journey at Avataar, an AI & Computer Vision platform focussed on spatial visual discovery, which used life-size 3D content, to create a virtual replica of the physical world. With Avataar, Gaurav has set out to deliver meaningful & delightful enhancements to visual experiences by deploying 3D Computer Vision and AI technological advancements of Avataar’s proprietary platform. His passion for the consumer tech space started with his role as a tech investment banker at Deutsche, where he became part of boardroom discussions of leading internet companies and learnt about building products at scale.
Abhinav G Pandey
Abhinav G Pandey has a “hands-on” experience in many sectors. His 12-year experience involves various sectors, such as the banking and financial services, healthcare & life-sciences, telecom, oil & gas, energy & utilities and metals and mining sector. This technological leader and consulting expert specializes in Asset & IP creation, Tech & Strategy consulting, B2B & B2C Product and Portfolio Management and much more. Academically, Abhinav has pursued his MBA from IIM-L and his PhD from the Toulouse Business School in France.
Prateek Shrivastav is a multi-dimensional leader with 22 years’ experience. He has donned various hats as a Managing Director, Digital Evangelist, Strategist, Architect and a Practice Leader. He has delivered large Digital Transformations for Future 100 Clients and has also helped in architecting and leading large Cloud Implementations, building Digital Practice of 700+ professionals and evangelizing Next Hyper Personalized Customer Experience Solutions. In the Digital Experience and Marketing Services, he has also made innovations by providing AI and Augmented Reality solutions. His rich experience includes working for companies such as Accenture, TCS and Infosys. Not only this, but his experience also spans across various client facing roles in geographies such as US, UK and Finland.
Recipient of Indian Achievers Award & GTA Appreciation Award ( Gyeonggi-do Taekwondo Association under Gyeonggi Province South Korea ) Rajib Chakraborty is a seasoned, gregarious, exemplary professional and philanthropist per excellence. He is an Ex Corporate Banker having experience in Domestic and International Banking services over a period spanning for more than 10 years. He took a giant leap to make a marked change in the lives of the hapless, hopeless BPL population when his brain child in the form of charitable Karma Moksha Nirvana Foundation gestated and blossomed out in the year 2014. Rajib's pioneering work is encompassed in three verticals namely, eradication of the nefarious habit of smoking, making provision for medical assistance to the underprivileged segment of our society mainly Dentistry and actively participating in relief work for victims of natural disaster with home state having been scorched by the likes of Amphan & Yash bringing in untold misery & suffering to thousands rendering them homeless, sans food, potable water for many days. Rajib plans to associate himself with new verticals like creating new job opportunities for young impressionable minds by stressing on skill development which can prove to be more important than just bookish knowledge.
Swapnil is a global leader who strategizes, executes and operationalizes transformative initiatives to deliver valuable business outcomes. He specialises in building forward-looking, strategic and purpose-oriented teams and organizations, which are high performing and efficient in delivering impactful outcomes. Currently working as the CDO for a prestigious company, he is responsible for managing the technology and business transformations. He serves as a cross functional change agent to build and expand the digital platforms and innovation eco-system within the organization. Swapnil also excels in delivering digital platform products across customer experience, product innovation, cloud infrastructure, data and analytics, authorization and access management, API and events.
Sanjeev Bhatt is a living example that hard work defines success. He is the owner of the multi-national SME brand Radico, the only company in the world that focuses on natural & organic hair colors. Started from Japan in 1992, today his brand is present in more than 100 countries. The grave health concerns which artificial colors produced was eliminated by the introduction of Radico, the first company in the world to get organic certification for hair colors. The brand’s presence can be seen in USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Japan and much more. The success story of this Indian based MNC can be read in the management books of India as a case study for students to learn and grow.
Jonathan Muyumb Ditend
A serial entrepreneur, Jonathan Myumb Ditend Holds a Bachelor Degree in International Business Communication and Master’s Degree in Diplomacy from the UK in 2013. He is a young executive who has been developing niche expertise in the business and strategy sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the past years, he has acquired substantial experience in project finance as business consultant in the successful firm ProximA Law. He has a passion to develop new activities that contribute one way or another to the development of the country. Along with his contribution in development of the country, he has also developed many businesses. He believes that there is always room for improvement and hence looks for opportunities to create, develop and grow.
He started his career as a simple software developer moving to Manager Projects, then proceeded to become Director-Technology in a French company, and now Founder & Managing Director of his own company, STAD Enterprises. With a Master's Degree in Computer Science & experience of nearly 30 years in the IT industry, he is a seasoned leader and has been instrumental in setting up start-ups and building high-performance teams. He has worked with esteemed clients like Airtel, Canon India, Adidas, ITC, Accor Hotels etc. in the past. After having vast experience, he created his company STAD Enterprises to make use of the latest technologies in solving the business needs of clients in Europe and India.
With an experience of two decades in hospitality, after working globally for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, the Taj Hotels and the CG Hospitality Global, Parikshit Sen Gupta is currently a Global CFO with an expertise in M&A and Board Advisory, Travel Tech Start-up and is also a member of the global hospitality insights investment forum based out of UK. He is currently based out of Dubai and has played several leadership roles such as the CFO, VP, Global Supply Chain Head, SBU, Finance Head. With a passion about travel and tourism, Parikshit also has a keen interest in technology. he has played a key role in M&A, expansion etc, across Europe, Asia with the Shangri-La Group in the capacity of VP Finance for investments more than USD 1 Billion. He got his first taste of a startup during the onset of COVID for time-strapped residents who want effortless local breaks by way of a mobile application that simplifies holiday bookings based on users’ personality and moods. It is an inspiration, information, and booking, all-in-one platform for travelers. The AI segment of the platform makes decision-making easy, intuitive, and engaging. For the tourism industry, it is the perfect platform to understand domestic tourism.
With a “hands-on” experience in setting processes and building teams, Saurabh Agarwal has a passion about bringing technologies into different processes and for solving business problems. An IIT graduate, he heads the operations of Cacti Global, an end-to-end “Talent-as-a-Service (TaaS)” platform, which connects top talent with global opportunities who are skilled, flexible and ready to adapt to ever-evolving work culture. His tremendous skills have helped the company in generating revenue of more than $1 million in just a span of 2 years. Prior to Cacti Global, he has worked in Product and Project Management in several e-commerce companies.manufacturing industry- including being Regional Legal Counsel Asia-Pacific for ATOS, a French Information, Communications and Technology multinational corporation heading all legal & compliance matters for the Australian continent, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia and other countries in the APAC region.
Prakash K P
KP Prakash has a unique expertise in the nexus between content and technology with over 15+ years of visible achievements in cross-functional teams. He has a demonstrated history of working in e-learning and IT industries from start-up to acquisition. He is skilled in Strategic Planning and Project Management and in delivering measurable outcomes in the e-learning and IT industries. KP Prakash is an outstanding entrepreneurship professional with an industry adaptable focus in Information Technology and Communications and In-depth Experience in Project Management, E-Learning Platforms, Integrating/customizing the learning management system (LMS) for all industries, Big Data Analytics, Educational Platforms, Cloud Computing (AWS), and Innovative and Intelligent (ML) Learning Environment.
Neha Singh began her career 11 years ago in software development, with a project in the healthcare vertical. Further she moved towards a corporate in the investment and banking domain, where she worked with large-scale data-driven application. Her global exposure began when she bagged an opportunity to work in Singapore with a S/W services provider. In 2018, she moved to Netherlands to explore the logistics and supply chain industry, the designing and warehouse development integration systems.
While working as a senior architect, her focus aligned with business analysis, system design and people management. All this while, she also was involved in coding, and then in 2019 she joined Tucson Technology. Today, she works in the same firm as a Product Director where her prime focus is to help in building a Cloud-Native Application which sits on top of an innovative supply chain solution platform. Tucson Technology, since its introduction in 2019, has worked with several clients belonging from Europe, Asia and Australia. The firm will launch itself in the North American market in 2022. They have their offices in London, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore and Hyderabad.
Mothilal de Silva
Dr Mothilal De Silva is the Co- Founder, CEO of the Internet Plus Asia, a co-creation platform for tech start-ups in Asia. Prior to this he has worked for a number of telecommunications and IT companies in Asia and Pacific regions for over 20 years, where he served various roles of CEO, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Corporate Officer, Chief Operating Officer and VP.
A turnaround specialist and a strategist, he served as the Group CEO of Telecom Fiji Ltd, where he was responsible for turning the company around and showing growing profit for 4 consecutive years. He is also a recipient of three GSMA Global awards, International Asia Pacific Quality Award, Asia CSR award and a catalyst for turning around many Asian Telcos. Academically, he obtained a Doctor of Business Administration from PPA Business School, Paris. He also has a MSC in IT from Keele University UK, MBA from Post Graduate Institute of Management, SL and BSc (Production Engineering) SL.
Highly performance-driven management professional with rich experience of close to 25 plus years in the MedTech industry, Gaurav Agarwal currently serves as the Managing Director of IITPL. He is also the co-founder of Innvolution Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., which is currently among the top 15 MedTech manufacturers in the country out of nearly 1000 manufacturers. With a 20 plus years of experience in nurturing, leading, and scaling up start-ups in India, he has led or mentored over half a dozen start-ups successfully in his professional life. A prolific public speaker, he has lectured at various academic institutions of excellence across India. Gaurav is also Part of the executive advisory team at IBSC international biomedical skill consortium.
He has Mentored several bio incubators across India such as MUTBI (Manipal University), Sagar university bio incubator, Shri Chitra bio incubator amongst others. He has also worked
extensively with various IITs such as IIT Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur, and Chennai on projects ranging from the bioresorbable scaffold, ventilator oxygen concentrators, AI-driven algorithms in the field of x-ray signal processing to name a few.
Gouri Prasad is a highly accomplished, multifaceted, and result-driven leader with comprehensive work experience and commendable strengths in the area of Data and Advanced Analytics, cloud (Azure, GCP, AWS). A key player in building large accounts for the companies he was a part of, Gouriprasad has built relationships with large customers which has promoted business growth up to 7times. His commendable work has garnered him various awards.
With 14 years of experience in business consulting, program management and process improvements across a range of industries and domains, Sweta Pittala is a strategic thinker who can define capabilities that organizations require to achieve superior commercial and customer outcomes. She is a thoughtworker with management consulting experience in Global Markets. She has excelled herself in leading, mentoring and coaching teams to magnify their contributions. Sweta enjoys applying data insights to business problems.
With more than 22 years of international achievement, this award-winning digital leader is passionate about business model disruption leveraging innovation and technology. With multiple patents signed under his name in the AI and ML Space, Aashish Chandra pursued his MBA from the prestigious Stanford University GSB. An active speaker at CXO events, Aashish is recipient of several reputed industry awards too.
With more than a decade’s experience in building profitable and sustainable e-commerce businesses, Anurag is an excellent multi-tasker with an expertise of customer service. Anurag is an excellent sales professional with hands-on experience in generating revenue for the company and retaining customer loyalty.
For the past 9 years he has headed the Techies Infotech, which experts in project management, team building, goal-setting and empowering entrepreneurs of fashion e-commerce start-ups. A certified mentor at Start-up India, Anurag has scaled and sized some of the largest government projects such as the UHBVN (Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam) and the Chandigarh Traffic Police Portal Development.
Not only this, Anurag has also contributed to the upscaling of several retail businesses and healthcare companies. With commendable decision-making skills, he has also spearheaded globally successful brands including Adventure HQ, Forever21, Cozmada, Yo Treasure and Modern Electronics (AE).
Noran El Bosseli
A business professional with a working experience of more than 15 years in the Health & Beauty sector, Noran El Bosseli has helped a variety of brands belonging in the same niche to launch, grow and enter new markets. Her journey can be associated with some of the industry’s product & electronic gurus such as L’Oréal, Dabur India, PHILIPS as well as new market entrants such as Emami International. She has worked extensively in the Health & Beauty sector in her home country Egypt as well as other markets in the EMEA region: UAE – KSA – Lebanon – Algeria – Morocco - Turkey -France. During her career path, she has helped in growing brands of various segments such as hair care 7 styling, skin care, color cosmetics, male grooming, fragrance and electronic beauty. In 2020, she founded Bosyard Consultancy which specialized in the health & beauty sector, where she visioned to build a cosmetic enterprise which would become a hub to SMEse
Jaksic has more than 20 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry as an IT professional. He has lead transformation initiatives across Asia-Pacific, USA, UK and the Middle East. Damir has worked in a variety of IT Management positions in WSP, Balfour Beatty, Parsons Brinckerhoff and others. Apart from the various roles he had played, Damir has been successful in creating an environment where staff can grow and achieve personal development. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. He currently heads the IT Division in the KEO International Consultants, a 57-year-old creative enterprise, which contributes to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.
Deepak Hindurao Patil
A serial entrepreneur and a believer of the power of technology, Deepak Patil has scaled successful start-ups. He has been a core team member of the PoCRA Digital Innovative Lab, a Government of Maharashtra and World Bank Project, who’s outlay was 600 million USD. The journey from a farmer’s son to a successful CIO has taught Deepak to always remain grounded and connected to the core beliefs of the social ecosystem. He always abides by his six principles- honesty, humility, innovation, courage, passion and perseverance. An expert at launching technology programs that safeguard data and drive innovation, Deepak is a visionary and strategic leader with a repeated success in leading enterprise IT operations, developing architecture and optimizing data analysis.
Arul is a reputed result-driven professional with 17 years of experience in heading administration, facility and project & operations management by registering cost-saving and attaining excellence at minimal cost and time parameters. He is skilled in HRM, Procurement, Facilities Operations and Facility Management. Arul has a working history in the ITES, Edutech and Fintech industries all around the globe. Academically, Arul has pursued his MBA from the University of Greenwich, London, UK.
Gulshan has been with Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions for over 5 years, an alumnus of ICAI with about 19 years in the trade, brings a unique mix of business and technology to solve industry problems. In addition, he has completed the Executive General Management Program from IIM, Bangalore.
Gulshan is also responsible for defining the technology roadmap, thought leadership and the partner ecosystem development. He was instrumental in conceptualizing and developing the ‘Digital Workshop’, a unique workshop management system by Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, designed to act as an end-to-end solution for automotive workshops.
Shailendra C Mruthyunjayappa
With an experience of over 2 decades in the banking technology and data analytics, Shailendra C Mruthyunjayappa currently works as the President of Verisk Financial | Fintellix. His area of expertise includes banking technology, data management, data analytics, risk & regulatory technology, and digital regulations. He is a certified independent director and fellow of IOD, and also a startup advisor and mentor at NASSCOM DeepTech Club. Academically, Shailendra has completed his Bachelor of Engineering from Kuvempu University and Leadership Program from IIM Calcutta along with various certifications in leadership, project management and contract law.
Shamira Dias, has over 20 years of work experience under his belt, in the areas of Software Delivery Management, Agile Delivery Management, and Agile Coaching to name a few. He has worked in a variety of large, medium to small-sized process-oriented and agile/lean companies, by working in a number of positions including the position of an associate director at VIRTUSA, a NASDAQ listed IT company. Shamira has been running TIQRI (Pvt)ltd, a million-dollar global company with six offices across the world in Oslo, Stockholm, Sydney, Singapore, Vietnam & Colombo in the capacity of CEO for over three years. This venture kick-started in 2008 as Exilesoft which was later rebranded as TIQRI in 2017. TIQRI provides a range of technology solutions services covering Cloud Based Development & Maintenance, Mobile & Wearables, Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things, Enterprise Software Development, Business Intelligence & Analytics, User Experience Design and much more. Headquartered in Norway with its main business office in Sri Lanka, TIQRI operates branches in Singapore, Vietnam and Australia.
For over 15 years, Asif Zia has been garnering experience in technology & networking, leadership, management and entrepreneurship. He believes that connecting dots between technology, logic and innovation can validate successful business ideas. With an expertise in innovating technologies and bringing them to reality, Asif Zia currently leads the organization named CodeLabs Private Limited by playing the role of its Chief Executive. This software and consultancy-based company resides in Pakistan.
Neel is a seasoned leader who possesses impressive global experience in the advertising and marketing space. He has exemplified vast professional capabilities at L'Oréal, Vodafone and GroupM. Neel has been named under India’s Top 40 under 40 most disruptive minds for two consequent years. He has also served as the youngest media head of all times at L'Oréal an Vodafone. Neel’s venture Pixis, formerly known as Pyxis, is a California-based technology company that provides codeless AI infrastructure to enable customers to scale accurate data-driven marketing. The company’s AI model are deployed across an ecosystem of products and plugins. Pixis as a venture, aims to provide marketers with a robust plug-and-play AI products.
During his 19-year career, Hussein has worked with great companies and talents, due to which he has been able to demonstrate astute leadership, career growth, corporate success, strategic thinking. Over the past few years, Hussein has worked with the likes of WPP and Publicis overseeing some of their largest regional clients such as STC, Vodafone, Nokia, Visa and HSBC. He also sits on the Advisory Board of CMO Council Middle East and is an Advisory Director with The Customer Institute.
Hussein has also worked with some fantastic brands in senior leadership roles.
His core expertise lies in the Digital Marketing and Tech space, evolving over the years from a pure player marketeer. He initiated his career with some of the worlds' greatest communication companies and today, works as the GM for Digital and CX Transformation with Nissan Motor Co. for Africa, Middle East, India, Turkey, and Oceania overseeing some of the most dramatic customer transformations the company has had to go through in recent times.
With over 30 years of experience in the enterprise software development industry, Deepak Visweswariah is currently a leader in the technology industry.
He specializes in leading large engineering organizations, driving innovation and bringing products into the global markets. He has extensive experience in establishing Global In-house Centers (GICs) for multinational companies. Deepak has spent 18 years in the United States working for various companies like the i2 Technologies, Asdobe Systems, LSI Logic, Interactive Network etc, and is passionate about building next generation technology, transformative approach, business leadership and mentoring start-ups.
Pradeep Chandra Behara
Pradeep has worked in the Information Technology industry for 22 years, gaining experience in developing products for the fintech, food, retail and hospitality industries, UAV Design and Manufacturing, Battery Management Design Development and Manufacturing for Electric Vehicles and has a keen eye for detail in UI and UX of products. His expertise lies in strategic planning, organizational leadership and team building. Pradeep has diverse industry experience which gives him the flexibility and agility necessary to respond quickly to changing circumstances that help with strategic challenges. He is a global leader in the integration of business and information technology, with an extensive proven expertise in project management, business intelligence, electrical and electronics and IT security. He has experience leading major IT transformations and successful business transformations. As a seasoned business leader, he is also passionate about creating disruptive technology solutions that can bring transformation in society.
Pradeep is one of the founding fathers of Numel Solutions Private Limited, an independent organisation as a Design, Development and consulting agency for web and customer software development.