Dr. K. Kasturirangan
Former Chairman ISRO and
Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan is an Indian space scientist who headed the Indian Space Research Organisation. He is a former member of the Rajya Sabha and a former member of the now defunct Planning Commission of India. He was also the Director of the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. He is a recipient of the three major civilian awards from the Government of India: the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. He also serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Raman Research Institute Trust, Bengaluru.
Guest of Honour
Mr. Arun Jain
Chairman and Managing Director
Intellect Design Arena
Mr. Arun Jain is a Chennai-based Indian industrialist, investor and philanthropist. He is the chairman and managing director of Intellect Design Arena Limited, an IT software products company in the banking, financial services and insurance space which is listed in the National Stock Exchange as Intellect. He was also the founder, Chairman and CEO of Polaris Consulting and Services Ltd. (formerly known as Polaris Software Labs), an IT services company. On 4 March 2016, Virtusa Corporation acquired a majority stake in Polaris Consulting & Services Limited.
Prof. S. Sadagopan
Chairman, BoG, IIITDM Kancheepuram
Prof. Sadagopan, Director of IIIT-Bangalore is a product of Madras University, India and Purdue University, USA. He taught for 25+ years at IIT Kanpur, IIM Bangalore, IIT Madras and IIIT-Bangalore in addition to short teaching assignments at RUTGERS, USA and AIT, Bangkok. He has wide research interests that include Operations Research, Multi-criteria optimization Decision Theory, Simulation, Enterprise Computing, Programming Languages, Databases, Multimedia and e-Governance.
Prof. Banshidhar Majhi
Director, IIITDM Kancheepuram
Prof. Banshidhar Majhi received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics with honours from G.M. College under Sambalpur University in 1984. He completed Master of Computer Applications in 1988 and subsequently M.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering in 1998 both from REC Rourkela, Sambalpur University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering in 2003 from the same institute.