2019 Judges

Sourav Mukherjee | Senior Data Architect | Capgemini America | Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States | Information Technology | Information Technology Software Background and Experience: Sourav Mukherjee is a Senior Database Administrator and Architect based out of Chicago. He has more than 13 years of experience working with the Microsoft SQL Server Database Platform. His work focuses on Microsoft SQL Server started with SQL Server 2000. Being a Consultant, he has worked with different Chicago based client projects. He has helped many companies in designing and maintaining their high availability solutions and providing query performance tuning to improve the overall SQL Server performance. He is passionate about SQL Server Database and the related community and contributing to articles in different SQL Server Public sites and Forums helping the members. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science followed by a master’s degree in Project Management. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. In Information Technology. He is an MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) certified since 2017, MCP, MCTS, MCDBA, MCITP, TOGAF, Prince2, PMP, and ITIL Certified. He writes articles and blogs on Scholarly journals and other social media platforms.

Daniel Nocella | CISO | Bank Bice | BUENOS AIRES, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Others… | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance Background and Experience: Master in Business Administration with extensive experience in Technology Areas, leading working groups and managing IT security, data processing, IT consulting, software implementation and systems audit projects both in Argentina and Latin America in companies of different industry segments. Excellent planner and organizer of actions and activities, with a global vision of the architectures and designs of the solutions, aligning with the evolution of the organization’s business. Practical, committed to the results and their times, high learning capacity of different technologies and products.

Ahmed Rauf Essa | Co-Founder | Telemart | Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan | Marketing | Retail Background and Experience: Ahmed Rauf Essa is a business graduate from IOBM. During his education, he started Telemart at the age of 23. Telemart is now considered to be among the Top 3 E-commerce companies in Pakistan and the only one to have an omnichannel presence with its retail stores & franchises across Pakistan. Ahmed Rauf Essa is the only Pakistani entrepreneur to win 8 Global & 2 National Awards at the age of 27. He has been a jury member for 10 Global Awards & was also selected as Rising Star by the world retail congress. Ahmed Rauf Essa was also featured in Forbes “30 Under 30” List 2019.

Sanjay Jain | Director | International Star Wealth Management | Green Park Main, Delhi, India | Management | Diversified Services Background and Experience: Specialties: Entrepreneurial Practice development, New Initiatives, Distribution System Model: Lead thru learning, experience, qualification and Partnership. Experience: 27 years across functions of Global Assets, International Markets, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & IT. An practicing leader and communicator with interpersonal, leadership, analytical and relationship management skills relevant to multi country environment. Insightful and rich experience of over 26 years across functions of Manufacturing, Engineering, EAM, Supply Chain & IT. Established as Manufacturing Practice Strategist. Possess demonstrated capabilities in strategy design, Sales growth, Domain capability, Business Value chain enablement, Account Management, Delivery Management, and Resource Planning. A keen strategist, planner and implementer with expertise in devising Process and Business-IT roadmap aimed at enhancing Wealth, sustained profitability of operations and improved business performance. Motivated by internal standards of performance to build organisations. Exposure in Profit target based business growth

Les Goldberg | Owner/Principal | Les Goldberg Public Relations | Santa Ana, California, United States | Public Relations | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations Background and Experience: Les Goldberg, APR is an award-winning journalist and public relations practitioner with a half century of experience. His firm, Les Goldberg Public Relations, was founded 34 years ago as one of Southern California’s pioneer public relations agencies specializing in technology Les’ client list includes Toshiba, Sony, D-Link Wireless, USA Wireless, Freedom Innovations, Flex-Foot, Heritage Museum of Orange County, Bell Micro, American Cancer Society, TV Ears, American Legion and Inland Technologies. Les holds a Certificate in Public Relations from UCLA, bachelor’s degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge and accreditation (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America. He is former president of the PRSA Orange County chapter and a Distinguished Service Award recipient. He also has served as adjunct professor of public relations at UCI, Chapman University and California State Universities in Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles and Dominguez Hills. In addition to running his agency and teaching, Les writes for senior publications, including his popular “The Gadget Geezer” column which appears in Senior Reporter. As a full-time journalist, he was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Glendale News-Press, Culver City Star-News, Stars & Stripes Europe, OC Metro, OC Home & Outdoors and Digital Photographer Magazine. .

Satish Kumar Boguda | Software Engineer | Applexus Technologies | Sandiego, California, United States | Information Technology | Information Technology Services Background and Experience: Satish Kumar Boguda is a multiple award winning senior software developer who lives his life at the intersection of people and technology.
He has been designing, developing and managing innovative technology solutions for Fortune 100 clients in Oil and Gas, Utilities, Production, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sales, Finance, Healthcare, Transport and Energy.

As a technology expert, Satish has featured as a jury member at various international competitions across the globe.His research papers on innovative technology solutions are published in high impact journals and are widely accessed. He is a specialized with more than 100 certifications including SAP Technical SME, Data Scientist, Scrum Master, Product Owner, ITIL V3.0, Machine Learning and a Data Science Executive.

Praveen Kotturu | Director | KPMG | Montvale, New Jersey, United States | Information Technology | Business Products and Services Background and Experience: Technology leader for the Enterprise Transaction Services organization within KPMG Digital Nexus (US technology organization) responsible for Application development & systems administration. Leads the organization responsible for 24/7 support of Application development, system administration, user administration, domain,architecture, application database support, application integration (MW), enterprise application monitoring, mobile app support, data-center coordination, and enterprise batch monitoring across the Enterprise Transaction Services business application portfolio. Business application portfolio comprises of these core business functions: ERP Solutions, Marketing, Finance and Accounting, HR, Enterprise Data Warehouse, Enterprise Business Intelligence, Audit, and Resource management. Trusted technical adviser to the client service delivery teams working on client pursuits, delivery, innovation, and discovery in the areas of: ERP, digital transformation, technology implementation, application migrations, and intelligent automation.

Santanu Baruah | Vice President | Goldman Sachs | Jersey City, New York, United States | Information Technology | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance Background and Experience: Santanu is a Digital Experience expert at Marcus by Goldman Sachs (www.marcus.com). Marcus is the Consumer Bank by Goldman Sachs that provides Loans and Deposit Account services, along with its recent foray into Personal Finance Management ( Clarity Money mobile app ) and Apple Card. Santanu manages an international team to lead the Marketing Technology group at Marcus which is responsible for providing Website, Digital Marketing, Content Management, Emails, Direct-Mails, A/B Testing and other critical marketing-related solutions for all the product lines of Marcus. Santanu is a Subject Matter Expert in the Adobe Marketing Cloud that has the right tools to help business teams make data-driven decisions by measuring customer behavior at different parts/pages of the website Marcus.com ( primary website for the banking products ) Santanu also evaluates vendors, new technologies, software, new hires, etc. for addition to Marcus for growth. In the past, Santanu has developed Software for clients like Intel, JP Morgan, etc. for other consulting firms before Goldman Sachs.

Ghada Amer | Vice President | Arab Science and Technology Foundation | Shiekh Zayed, Giza, Egypt | Management | Engineering and Technology Background and Experience: Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Research & the V.P. the ASTF She holds few more positions within her profession, like the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Benha University, the CEO and the Co-founder of ASTF innovation Lab, the ex-Head of Electrical Engineering Department at Benha University and the CEO of the Global Awqaf Research Center. because she believe on the important of R&D and innovation for community, she create an entity for research and training called ASTF Innovation Lab, to create the Ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship among Arab countries, in 2016 she selected to be one of the Rolex Enterprise Awards for Innovation Jury members. She was names in Jan 2014 as one of “Top 20 Influential Muslim Women Scientist in the World”, by on Muslim-Science Magazine. And named as the “Personality of the Year”, from Muslim Science magazine, United Kingdom 2015, Also she ranked the first place for the 50 most prominent leader in entrepreneurship of the Arab woman in 2014 issued by the Sayidaty magazine, and in 2016,2017 she named one of the “the 500 Most Influential Muslims in 2016”, in the field of science and technology, by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.

Larry Goldberg | Evangelist | Sapiens Decision | Raleigh, North Carolina, United States | Management | Information Technology Software Background and Experience: Larry Goldberg is the co-founder, Evangelist and Senior Vice-president of Sapiens Decision, responsible for corporate and product strategy. He was Co-founder and Managing Partner of Knowledge Partners International LLC, which was acquired by Sapiens to form Sapiens Decision. Larry has nearly fifty years of experience in building technology based companies on four continents. Commercial applications in which he played a primary architectural role include such diverse domains as healthcare, supply chain, property & casualty insurance, financial services and enterprise modeling tools. He has been the business lead and/or business sponsor on many major projects in both the public and private sector, and is a trusted adviser to senior executives of major corporations. Larry is a leading international authority on business requirements: he is the co-author of the best-selling book “The Decision Model: A Business Logic Framework Linking Business and Technology” (Auerbach, New York 2009), one of the seminal works that inspired the Decision Management movement. Larry was an author of Decision Modeling and Notation (DMN), an Object Management Group (OMG) specification, an emerging industry standard. With his co-inventor, Barbara von Halle, he is the patent holder of The Decision Model (#8,073,801) and together with several others, The Event Model (#9,823,905)

Stephane Gervais | Executive VP Strategic Innovation | LACROIX Group | Saint-Herblain, Loire-Atlantique, France | Others… | Engineering and Technology Background and Experience: Stéphane Gervais has more than 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry as global marketing, business development, innovation, project management, and product designer. He has worked for multi-national companies in Europe and in Asia in the consumer and industrial segments. Stéphane also has experience in emerging technologies and new markets. His current position is Executive VP Strategic Innovation at LACROIX Group : Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT), new technologies, electronics, autonomous vehicle and smart city are some of his favorite’s topics. Stéphane holds a Doctorate degree (Ph. D) in Electronics from the University of Bordeaux (France) and an MBA degree from Newcastle University, Australia. He holds patents and wrote numerous papers..

Shriram Padale | Partner – CEO’s Team | MarketsandMarkets™ | Pune, Maharashtra, India | Management | Consulting Background and Experience: Shriram completed his Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.) with specialization in Finance and Strategy from Indian Institute of Management (I.I.M.) which is recognized as the best B-school of the country with Institute of National Importance status. He is presently working as Associate Partner in Founder’s Strategy Team, MarketsandMarkets™ and his tasks are focused on strategic organizational initiatives, management consulting, business administration, project management, performance management, brand management etc. MarketsandMarkets™ is the world’s largest revenue impact company, presently serving over 8000 organizations which include 80% of Fortune 2000 organizations. He is directly working with CEO & other CXOs of organization for tasks involving various global teams of organization. Shriram also held honorary judge positions at 16th International Business Stevie Awards® Vienna and 11th Annual 2019 Golden Bridge & Innovation Awards San Francisco.

Valerie Touze | Co-founder and COO | Edoki Academy | Paris, Paris, France | Business Development | Education and Training Background and Experience: Valérie has an international background: she grew up in Canada where she studied Business, did her Masters degree in Lyon, France and started her career in the UK where she worked as a Management Consultant. After a few years of consulting, Valérie went back to France where she trained to become a Montessori teacher and then taught in an international Montessori school for 8 years. In 2012 she co-founded Edoki Academy, an award-winning educational mobile app publisher. Today, as COO she manages their Business Development and Customer Experience activities.

Moonmoon Chakraborty | Sr. Consultant ERP | Cognizant Technology Solutions | Chicago, Illinois, United States | Information Technology | Information Technology Software Background and Experience: Moonmoon Chakraborty has more than 11 years of experience in professional services and dynamic consultants on the overall design, configuration, delivery of software, data solutions to meet customer requirements. She is also engaged in Data Management practice with a deep focus on Data Architecting, Data Modeling, Data Integration, Data Conversion, and Data Quality. She has experience working with different database platforms such as Oracle, Teradata, PostgreSQL, DevOps, and AWS Cloud. Her passion is to interact with business teams, oversight and direction to project and technical team members in all stages of the implementation lifecycle and translating client desires into a solution.  Moonmoon is based out of Chicago. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sc & Engineering and a Master Of Science in Information Technology. She is certified with many Oracle database certifications, Prince2 Foundation, and practitioner, Agile Scrum Master, ITIL foundation and expert. She takes many initiatives at work, establishing strategic objectives, project plans, milestone and make a dramatic improvement in business while meeting the project objectives and deadlines.

Jennifer Amin | | Walker Sands | Chicago, Illinois, United States | Marketing | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations Background and Experience: As account director, Jennifer leads media strategy for marketing and ad technology companies ranging from start-ups to enterprises. She’s passionate about identifying her clients’ business and marketing goals and then developing PR strategies to meet them. Jennifer leads a team of talented account executives, media relations specialists and writers who are adept at securing coverage that add value for clients. Jennifer’s favorite past projects include Episerver’s Reimagining Commerce survey-based whitepaper, Strike Social’s thought leadership program and newsjacking Chipotle company updates for Kobie Marketing. Jennifer has called many places home but moved to Chicago after earning dual bachelor’s degrees in communications and international & comparative studies from the University of Michigan. She is currently pursuing an MBA from Loyola University.

Yidi Tang | Aerodynamicist | L.A. Turbine | Valencia, California, United States | Product Development | Engineering and Technology Background and Experience: I’m an aerodynamicist with years of experience in Engineering & Technology field. I have strong background in Aerodynamics, Numerical Solutions, Thermaldynamics and Turbomachinery. Besides, I’m an enthusiast for public relations, environment protections, advanced technology development, etc.. I have worked in both academical and industry environment which gives me different angles to evaluate different ways to tackling problems. I’m more than happy to learn from those outstanding people sharing their thoughts and idea, while I can give them feedbacks based on my knowledge and experience.

Karlijn Marchildon | Head of Communications | VanMoof | Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands | Public Relations | Consumer Products and Services Background and Experience: Karlijn Marchildon is Global Head of Communications & PR at VanMoof. After working as a strategist in advertising, she is now getting the next billion on bikes leading VanMoof’s global in-house PR and Communications team. VanMoof is a bike meets tech company from Amsterdam creating smart, electric city bikes full of integrated tech, designed to remove all barriers to give you the most effortless city A to B. Founded in 2009, VanMoof has brand stores worldwide (Amsterdam, Berlin, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Taipei, and Tokyo) with riders buying online across the globe. Over 10 years, their bikes have won multiple international accolades, including the EUROBIKE award, RED DOT Design Award, and Fast Company Innovation by Design Award.

Deependra Kushwaha | Vice President | BNP Paribas | Edison, New Jersey, United States | Finance | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance
Background and Experience: Deependra is a Vice President and heading US Basel III Reporting for BNP Paribas. He is results oriented and dynamic leader with great acumen for business, ability to build team cohesion and inspire individuals to strive towards even higher levels of achievement. He has rich experience of risk and regulatory working on a critical role with some of the biggest financial institutions across the globe (US, Europe, Asia pacific and India). He has led multiple credit risk and regulatory capital related engagements and proven track record of success in working cross functional teams including the risk, finance, regulatory reporting and IT functions. He has exceptional client relationship, advisory services, management skills, and the ability to relate and interface easily with all levels in a business.

Farah Al obaidi | Head of media department | Sahara communications | Dubai, , United Arab Emirates | Corporate Communications | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations Background and Experience: Head of Media Relations, SAHARA Communications Farah Ahmed is the Head of Media Relations Department at SAHARA Communications. Farah joined SAHARA as Executive Account Manager in June 2007 , before being promoted to Senior Account Manager in January 2010. In January 2013, Farah become Head of Media Relations Department. Since this time she has consistently demonstrated outstanding capabilities as a high-level decision maker and has been a driving force for strategic public relations with a wide variety of clients throughout the region. As part of her role Farah has also been developed and demonstrated outstanding communications and management skills, these include preparing monthly media calendars about event and ongoing activities, arranging interviews to promote our clients internally and internationally, highlighting news stories, briefing media team to come up with media pitching ideas, leading a team of Media Relations Officers, photographers, advising consultants and coordinating with media officials, in addition to reporting to and briefing top management while acting in an advisory role to Senior Consultants. Prior to joining SAHARA Communications, Ms Ahmad gained 6 years’ experience in accounting, procurement, and Administrative resource management. During her early career Farah developed skills in coordination, planning, and resource controlling – including finance tracking.

Rui Amorim | CEO | Ecopaint Corporation | Maia, Porto, Portugal | Customer Service | Environmental Products and Services Background and Experience: 1999 graduated from ITT Technical Institute. 2000 began work on sustainable building development. 15 training courses in europe. In recent years it has received several international awards

Christine DeJoy | Director of Public Affairs | Conner Prairie | Fishers, Indiana, United States | Public Relations | Non-Profit or Government Organizations Background and Experience: Passionate about today’s ever-evolving media landscape, this former US network television publicity and marketing professional has spent more than 18 years working on many popular broadcast programs both in the realms of public relations and social media producing. Currently, she serves as Director of Public Affairs at Conner Prairie, a Smithsonian Affiliate in Fishers, Indiana.

Virginia Scripps | CEO | Press Kitchen LLC | Santa Monica, California, United States | Public Relations | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations Background and Experience: Virginia Scripps brings an entertainment and journalism background to Press Kitchen agency locations in Santa Monica and NYC. Landing her first job at J. Walter Thompson and rising to Jr. Copywriter, she earned an Addy nomination and an Art Directors Award for her “Go Full Tilt” campaign for Snowbird Ski Resort. Following a prestigious Columbia University Film MFA program, her thesis film screened at Toronto International Film Festival, Houston WorldFest and others. Virginia held PR posts at FX Network and Sundance and also took the stage as a panel moderator at NATPE and AICP. Virginia launched Press Kitchen in 2000 with an unwavering goal: to provide superior written materials, better depth of knowledge on topics covered and excellent personalized service to clients. Her awards include the Bulldog Gold Award for Boutique Agency of the Year, Women’s World Awards for Boutique Agency and PR, and finalist honors for The Drum Creative Awards.

Ernst Demmel | Director Strategy | Netural GmbH | Linz, Upper Austria, Austria | Social Media/Digital | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations Background and Experience: Digital Strategist and Creative for 20+ years.
Lisa George | Managing Director | Iris PR | dubai, , United Arab Emirates | Public Relations | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations Background and Experience: Lisa George is a Middle East based PR Consultant with over 15 years experience in the region. Recognized by PR Week as among the most influential PR professionals around the world in their ‘Global Powerbook’, she has also contributed to PRCA practice guide ‘Reputation Management: The Future of Corporate Communications and Public Relations’, published by Emerald Publishing, UK. She is the Managing Director of award winning PR agency Iris PR and has effectively developed and managed traditional and social media campaigns for thought-leadership initiatives, media and community relations. Over the years she has provided strategic PR counsel in the Middle East for multi-national and regional clients from technology, corporate, consumer, finance and healthcare sectors. Few of the names include Hult/Ashridge Executive Education, IMD business school, Ferrari, Meltwater, Panasonic, Epson, SanDisk, BMW, Qatar Airways and others

Tanushree Gupta | Project Manager | SoftClouds LLC | San Diego, California, United States | Management | Information Technology Services Background and Experience: An accomplished product leader with over 8 years of software product development and management experience in the IT Industry. Carrying an undying passion for project/product management – defining, evangelizing, delivering and launching pioneering products and solutions. Delivering quality software products and applications to meet business, market and customer needs. Utilizing blended onshore/offshore delivery model, Product Engineering methodologies and Best Business Practices.

Muhammad Danish Ghaziani | General Manager | MDK CORPORATION | KARACHI, SINDH, Pakistan | Sales | Automotive, Transportation, Storage, and Logistics Background and Experience: Assign different targets and plan strategy for Teams woking in serval international Region. Create an environment oriented to trust, open communication, creative thinking, and cohesive team effort Provide the team with a vision of the project objectives Motivate and inspire team members Lead by setting a good example (role model) – behavior consistent with words Coach and help develop team members; help resolve dysfunctional behavior Facilitate problem solving and collaboration Strive for team consensus and win-win agreements Ensure discussions and decisions lead toward closure Maintain healthy group dynamics Intervene when necessary to aid the group in resolving issues Assure that the team members have the necessary education and training to effectively participate on the team Encourage creativity, risk-taking, and constant improvement Recognize and celebrate team and team member accomplishments and exceptional performance.

Anil Garg | | 1966 | Warrenville, Illinois, United States | Management | Information Technology Services Background and Experience: Specialization in Cyber Security, Identity and Access Management (IAM), Systems Security (secure architectures, network security, secure programming languages, system verification), algorithmic solutions, Privileged Password Security, Cloud Security, NERC/CIP Compliance, Bulk Electric System (BES) Cyber Security, and policy issues. Managing the cross functional software engineering teams for Solutions. Designed and Developed IT solutions for Utility, Research, Insurance, Telecom and Transportation industries. SME/Architect for IAM Solutions for IdentityIQ, IdentityNow and SecurityIQ Products. Expert in Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability aspects of Cyber Security, Develop Road Map and Assessments for Cyber Security Programs. Presenting to C-Suite.

Morris Gheeyong | R&D Director of Morris Cookies Science & Development OU | Morris Cookies Science & Development OU | Kuusalu vald, Harju maakond, Estonia | Product Development | Food & Beverage Background and Experience: with more than 20 years in food development experience, Morris has developed and certified an Acrylamide-free baking solution.

Aman Dhall | Head of Communications | Policybazaar.com | Gurgaon, Haryana, India | Corporate Communications | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance Background and Experience: Corporate Communications Head at Policybazaar.com. The company, through its group companies, operates across financial services and healthcare sector. The fellow brands include Paisabazaar.com, docprime.com, and Policybazaar.ae Prior to my role at Policybazaar.com, I established and ran a venture in the sport & development space for three years. During the time as an entrepreneur, developed & executed a sport development project in the tribal areas of Odisha. I have served as a business journalist in leading publications of The Times of India Group for six years. I was Principal Correspondent at The Economic Times, India’s largest business daily, when I left journalism, editing the two personal finance pages in the Sunday edition, and writing news stories & features on BFSI space. As a Journalist, I reported on diverse sectors including Automobiles, BFSI, Defence, IT, Retail, Real Estate, Oil & Gas, and politics. Also, worked with the international marketing team and the brand team to prepare country supplements, industry-specific events, and advertorials.

Gary Goh | Assistant Brand Director | Maxi-Cash Group Pte Ltd | Singapore, Singapore, Singapore | Marketing | Retail Background and Experience: Gary has over 15 years of experience in the fields of marketing communications and brand management, with more than 10 years specializing in the luxury retail industry. Prior to his current role, Gary was the country lead for Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa, overseeing three functions – Resort Marketing, Travel & Leisure Sales & In-Resort Media. He was previously helming the Marketing, PR & Communications functions at Ralph Lauren, for the South East Asia region. In 2013, he led the marketing department at Norbreeze Group, overseeing all regional marketing and communications plans for Pandora, Cath Kidston, Philip Stein, Bering and Timberland (timepieces). Gary spent over 6 years with Goldheart Jewelry, spearheading numerous memorable campaigns and developed a stellar reputation in the local jewellery industry. In 2012 and 2010, he was appointed the coveted position of Chairman and spokesperson for Singapore JewelFest, Asia’s most prestigious jewellery festival. He also served at the Singapore Health Promotion Board where he managed multi-million dollar marketing campaigns, driving public awareness and behavioural change. Gary started his career at Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore. Gary graduated from the University of Canberra, Australia, with a Master of Marketing Communications & a Bachelor in Professional Communication (advertising & marketing).

Isaac Adaikaladoss | General Manager | TATA Consultancy Services | SANTA CLARA, California, United States | Human Resources | Others… Background and Experience: Isaac Adaikaladoss Is An Ardent People Champion With Extensive Experience Of About 20 Years In Human Resources In Us, Europe And India. He Has A Keen Interest In Developing And Engaging Talent To Excel. He Has Built His Expertise In Diverse Fields Of Coaching Teams And Its Leaders, Managing Employee Relations And Building Hr Design For Employee Delight. Isaac Holds A Masters Degree In Industrial Social Work From University Of Madras, India.

Jonathan Tan | Managing Director | UnaBiz Pte Ltd | Singapore, Central Singapore, Singapore | Management | Telecommunications Background and Experience: Jonathan oversees UnaBiz’s business relationships with ecosystem partners, clients and resellers in Singapore. UnaBiz is Asia’s first dedicated IoT network. We are the exclusive network operator of the Sigfox network in Singapore and Taiwan. Licensed by IMDA as a Facility-Based Operator (FBO) in Singapore, UnaBiz owns and deploys nation-wide carrier grade network infrastructure in Singapore and Taiwan to enable physical devices to connect to the cloud. This public network is launched, enabling qualified channels and customers equal access to the IoT network to promote a vibrant and competitive market place. Formerly head of sales for Singtel’s Global Fixed Satellite Business, Jonathan has 24 years of ICT broad-based experience in IoT, telecom, satellite, smart city solutions and infrastructure. Jonathan holds a Degree with Honours in Computer Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Priority to this, Jonathan was part of the pioneer team of EdgeMatrix, Singapore internet and mobile solutions between 1997-2002.

Zachary Thacher | Principal | Thacher Interactive | New York, New York, United States | Marketing | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations Background and Experience: FPO
Jennifer Ann Mapa | Community Manager | Young Arab Leaders | Dubai, , United Arab Emirates | Management | Non-Profit or Government Organizations Background and Experience: Jennifer Mapa is the Community Manager of Young Arab Leaders. She is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experiences working from local to multinational organizations in the fields of telecommunications, pharmaceutical marketing, training and development, events management, entrepreneurship, and non-profit. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from United Kingdom. With her current role, Jennifer gains the opportunity of working with remarkable leaders from the government and private entities in the UAE and across the globe to support the entrepreneurial ambitions of the youth through mentorship, workshops, internships, competitions, and others.

Moyosola Onileere | Digital Marketing Manager | Lineate | New York, New York, United States | Marketing | Information Technology Software Background and Experience: Moyosola is the Digital Marketing Manager at Lineate, a leading custom technology solutions company in New York City. She has more than 10 years of digital marketing experience, with a proven track record of success. Moyosola has operated at many ends of the digital industry — from conceiving and implementing a customer service hub through social media at the largest cable TV provider in Africa, Multichoice Nigeria; to managing all digital marketing initiatives and generating successful results at the award-winning PR agency, Makovsky, and a global digital solutions provider, Theorem Inc. In her current role, Moyosola identifies and executes innovative digital strategies, increasing the value of the marketing department by making it revenue generating. She currently runs all marketing campaigns from concept to execution and uses data to help make better business decisions to improve Lineate’s values, mission and legacy. Moyosola engages in activities beyond her job responsibilities to help improve the condition of others in surrounding communities. Moyosola has always believed in giving back to the community, and has devoted her time to mentoring and engaging the youth in self-development and career readiness success.

Celinda Palm | PhD Candidate | Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University | Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | Others… | Non-Profit or Government Organizations Background and Experience: Palm holds a MSc in “Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development”, and a BA in Fashion Studies both degrees from Stockholm University. Prior to returning to academia, she spent 20 years working in the fashion industry with a special focus on textile, fashion and design. She has both founded and co-founded sustainability consultant businesses and advises businesses in sustainability, strategy and the multi-scale processes of transformative change. For several years now, she has worked as course leader for an undergraduate orientation course on sustainable development and global change. Palm is also a lecturer in the field of sustainable fashion at both fashion businesses, high schools and at Swedish universities.
Pencho Penchev | president B.A.B. | Bulgarian Association of Bartenders | varna, varna, Bulgaria | Business Development | Food & Beverage Background and Experience: president of Bulgarian Association of Bartenders. 30 years experience in hospitality industry .

Arthur Pinault | Founder | SOStech | Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, France | Operations | Business Products and Services Background and Experience: Co-founder of SOStech, a start-up created in order to fight against digital inequalities by the formation of individuals to new technologies.
Doudou Sidibe | Professor of Management | Novancia Business School/ESIEE Paris | Noisy Champs, Seine-Saint-Denis, France | Management | Education and Training Background and Experience: Doudou Sidibé is a Professor-researcher at ESIEE Paris. He Holds a doctorate in international relations at the University Jean Moulin Lyon 3. He teaches negotiation, geopolitics, political communication and “business diplomacy”. He is involved in several higher education institutions such as Novancia Business School, the University of Paris-Est Marne-La Valley, ENA Rabat (Morocco), the National Assembly of Cameroon in collaboration with ENA in France, the Schiller International University Paris-Campus, the University of Roehampton in London, Ecole de Guerre de Paris in collaboration with ESSEC Business School. He used to be a visiting scholar at The Institute of African Studies Columbia University, at SAIS Johns Hopkins University (2015) and at CPASS Georgetown University (2006). He is the scientific coordinator of the International Biennial on negotiation. He is author of several books and articles. He is member of several academic associations such as IACM (International Association for Conflict Management), ICAM (International Conference for Advanced Management), PIN (Processes in International Negotiation). He is member of the scientific committee of Revue Négotiations.

Mats Pettersson | CEO | Sensative AB | LUND, Sverige, Sweden | Management | Information Technology Software Background and Experience: Entrepreneur and executive manager with 30 years experience from mobile phones and smart things. CEO and co-founder of the innovative and fast growing IoT company Sensative AB. Former experience as Vice President at Sony Ericsson Mobile Phones heading the global System & Technology team, Head of Portfolio and Product Planning for Ericsson Mobile Communications and Head of Product Development for the same company.

Seema Sissiqui | GM & Head Corporate Communication | Schneider Electric | GURGAON, Haryana, India | Corporate Communications | Energy & Utilities Background and Experience: Seema is a Public Relations professional who is currently Head of Corporate Communication and Public Relations, for Schneider Electric in India. In her previous roles, she has lead the PR and Corporate Communication function at Dassault Systemes India prior to which she was part of Brand and Communications team at PwC India. She is also a visiting faculty at the Mass Communication Research Center (MCRC) at Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi. Seema has a Master’s degree in Applied Communication from Coventry University UK. Following the degree she worked in the London, in Social Care, for about 2 years before moving back to India. Seema has previously also taught in the Aligarh Muslim University in the Department of English, at the beginning of her professional career. Seema comes from the city of Lucknow and lives and works in Delhi.

Ulf Lindström | Creative Director | Life of Svea | Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden | Creative | Media & Entertainment Background and Experience: + 20 years as a creative in music business with several awards and platinum records. 12 years as a creative in film and advertising with several awards from the media business.

Julia Schifter | VP Strategy Analysis | TIPA Corp. | Hod HaSharon, Israel, Israel | Management | Environmental Products and Services Background and Experience: Experienced Business Development Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the packaging industry. Skilled in International Business, and Business Strategy.

Akshat Gupta | Pricing Strategy; formerly Director of Monetization Strategy at Salesforce | Stripe | San Francisco, California, United States | Management | Information Technology Software Background and Experience: I am a technology professional with over 10 years of experience in different realms of strategy from Corporate Strategy, M&A, Sales, Product and now Pricing. Currently, my role is Pricing Strategy for Stripe’s payments and software products. Prior to Stripe, I led Monetization Strategy for Salesforce’s Platform & Verticals business and did Corporate Strategy & M&A for Microsoft. I started my career in management consulting (working for Bain & Company), where I got a chance to advise clients in various industries on diverse set of business challenges. In my spare time, I advise startup founders/ CEOs on Product, monetization, and go-to-market challenges, which is something I am really passionate about. My undergrad is in engineering from Delhi University and I have a graduate degree in business from Stanford University.

Charanya Kannan | Consumer Insights and Strategy Lead | PayPal | Cupertino, California, United States | Management | Consumer Products and Services Background and Experience: Charanya Kannan leads Consumer Insights and Market Research Strategy for PayPal in California. Charanya has an MBA from Harvard Business School, where she graduated with honors and also has a degree in Marketing and Engineering. She has close to 10 years of experience in Strategy and Operations, working across multiple geographies like India, South Korea, and the United States. She was previously with the leadership program of the Tata group in India and Korea, where she was the youngest woman and the only woman to hold a leadership role in the 2500+ company, where she drove their International Strategy resulting in the company’s expansion across 3 geographies. She is a classically trained corporate strategist as she spent 2 years in the prestigious management consulting firm, BCG. She delivers guest lectures in several business schools and events.

Josh Fulton | CEO | eSquared Communications | Tempe, Arizona, United States | Management | Telecommunications Background and Experience: CEO -FOUNDER 20 years eSquared 25 years in Software, Telecom & Wireless Technology 9 years winner of the Inc 5000 fastest growing businesses

Ben Friedman | Co Founder & COO | Hargol FoodTech Ltd | Misgav, Misgav, Israel | Management | Food & Beverage Background and Experience: Ben Friedman is serial Agriculture, Food & Nutrition entrepreneur. His passion is bettering the world’s hunger & improving the health of children. Ben has held varied executive positions within several International & Israeli companies over the last 20 years. Ben is a 13-Time international innovation award winner! Ben is the COO & Co-Founder at Hargol FoodTech, a startup company, dedicated to the development and production of alternative protein ingredient from edible grasshoppers (edible insects, entomology). Ben is the CEO & Founder at Haozer & Houser, a consultancy firm’ help startups, SMB’s and mid-market companies optimize their use of resources by providing business solutions integrated with industry leading management and related tools & services. Ben holds a Master of Science from New York University Ben is a director of International Innovation at Eurasian Business Union, a member of American Friends of Rabin Medical Center, Honored Member of Continental Who’s Who, and volunteer at American Israel Friendship League

Christopher Jarvinen | Partner | Berger Singerman LLP | Miami, Florida, United States | Others… | Legal Background and Experience: Christopher Andrew Jarvinen is a partner on the Business Reorganization Team of Berger Singerman LLP. Mr. Jarvinen has been elected to the American College of Bankruptcy, American Law Institute, and the International Insolvency Institute. He received his law degree from Boston College Law School, his undergraduate degree in Economics from Brown University, graduate degrees in theological ethics and religion from, respectively, Harvard Divinity School and Yale Divinity School, a Global Executive Master of Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo (FGV-EAESP) and both a Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership and a Master of Science degree in Major Programme Management from the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford. He has also served as an adjunct professor of business at FGV-EAESP teaching courses focused on international legal management. Mr. Jarvinen recently received a Fulbright scholar grant and served in residence at the Bankruptcy Law & Restructuring Research Center of the Chinese University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.

Taunia Kipp | EVP, Global Marketing & Chief Communications Officer | Kaseya | Miami, Florida, United States | Marketing | Information Technology Software Background and Experience: With over 20 years’ experience driving business development, product marketing and public relations for high-growth tech companies in the areas of ecommerce, digital entertainment, IT management and IT managed services, Taunia Kipp’s passion for technologies and a mission to drive the success of the business customers who consume these technologies has led her career-long dedication to developing awareness for innovative solutions that change the way professionals do business. In her current role, Kipp leads global marketing and communications for Kaseya, the leading provider of complete IT Management Solutions for managed service providers and internal IT departments. Prior to Kaseya, she led Competitive Velocity Business Solutions, serving tech-sector clients in global markets with product marketing, business development, public relations and competitive landscaping. She’s also served as COO/CISO for an ecommerce software and level 1 hosting provider and as VP, business operations for a global provider of video enablement technology serving customers such as ESPN and Disney – and as VP, partner development for a digital entertainment firm where she led technology partnerships with entertainment powerhouses such as 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal and Warner Bros. Early in her career, Kipp was a systems engineer for IT Managed Services and unified communications.

Darian James | Director of Catering & Conference Services | Sofitel New York | New York, New York, United States | Sales | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure Background and Experience: My Name is Darian James. Most people call me DJ. I’ve been in the hospitality industry for about 20 years. I started in operations on the banquet side then moved to Sales. I went to school at TU Tulsa University in Oklahoma and studied to get my private pilots license at Spartan College of Aeronautics. After 9/11 I focused on making hospitality management my career. I worked as a Director of Events/ Banquet Manager for 8 years at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel. After I moved into Catering Sales. I moved to NY in 2012 where I was the catering sales manager at the Eventi Hotel for 4 years. Now I’m at the Sofitel New York Hotel where I am the Director of Catering & Conference Services overseeing a team of 3. In my current role I book, oversee and execute all events and meetings. I also train and develop my junior sales team to be excellent sales managers. Together we managed and operate the catering department with the F&B Team.

Deependra Kushwaha | VP- Head of US Basel III | BNP Paribas | Edison, New Jersey, United States | Finance | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance Background and Experience: Deependra is a Vice President and heading US Basel III Reporting for Global large bank. He is results oriented and dynamic leader with great acumen for business, ability to build team cohesion and inspire individuals to strive towards even higher levels of achievement. He has rich experience of risk and regulatory working on a critical role with some of the biggest financial institutions across the globe (US, Europe, Asia pacific and India). He has led multiple credit risk and regulatory capital related engagements and proven track record of success in working cross functional teams including the risk, finance, regulatory reporting and IT functions. He has exceptional client relationship, advisory services, management skills, and the ability to relate and interface easily with all levels in a business.

Ajay Dubedi | CEO | Cloud Analogy Softech Pvt Ltd | Dover, Delaware, United States | Management | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet Background and Experience: Ajay Dubedi is the Founder and CEO of Cloud Analogy, one of the world’s most reputed and successful Salesforce Development Companies and Salesforce Implementation Partners. The company enjoys a robust presence and office in countries such as India, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Cloud Analogy has partners in 10+ developed countries. Ajay is a certified Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant, Salesforce Community Cloud Consultant, Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant, Marketing Cloud Email Specialist, and Salesforce Certified Administrator. He is also a certified Java Programmer and Java Web Component Developer besides being an eminent Blogger (https://www.ajaydubedi.com/). Ajay is also the Product Owner of the highly-successful Pin Tags app on Salesforce AppExchange.

Rajeev Bamra | Vice President | Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) | New York, New York, United States | Management | Consulting Background and Experience: Rajeev is a Director in KPMG’s Financial Services practice with extensive experience across many industries in delivering services as well as assisting companies improve the delivery of their general and administrative support services. His functional areas of focus span Finance and Accounting, Procurement and Customer Service and Logistics, Supply Planning, Customer Care, Information Technology, Human Resources and Analytics. Rajeev is part of the sales enablement leadership team supporting KPMG Intelligent Automation and is part of the leadership team involved in Blockchain product and service development where he led the Global Program Delivery for Blockchain in Financial Services. Rajeev brings comprehensive experience in various fields including market research & business analysis, consulting, program management and operations.
Nabanita Das | Middleware Architect | TCS | Chicago, Illinois, United States | Information Technology | Information Technology Software Background and Experience: Committed engineer in the middleware track. Have more than 11 yrs of IT work exp.

Premanand Dheenadayalan | AVP/Insurance Group Developer | AllianceBernstein | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Information Technology | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance Background and Experience: Premanand Dheenadayalan is a highly skilled professional working as an Assistant Vice President / Insurance Group Developer for Alliance Bernstein (www.alliancebernstein.com) for the past 4 months. In this role, he delivers oversight to ensure investment technology quality assurances relative to accounting, general ledger and cash balances meet the regulatory criteria for industry and governmental standards and practices. This oversight, in turn, enables the proper execution of investments by the firm’s Portfolio Managers on behalf of Alliance Bernstein’s clients. 0 direct reporting, 3 indirectly reporting.