Subramanyam Gorti, Founder & CEO, has been an accomplished leader & technology professional for 30 years in the IT industry. He has an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of IT support for businesses, both as a service provider for IT managed services and as an enterprise customer. With his longstanding experience in driving IT operations with people, process, and technology in leadership roles in leading companies like GE, Reliance, and IBM across different geographies, he is a proponent of standards-based computing and process-driven IT services. He extensively worked in end-to-end IT service management with frameworks such as ITIL, ISO/IEC, and Six Sigma, apart from cybersecurity, business continuity, and IS Lead Audit for effective governance, business compliance with privacy regulations, and mitigating risks to bring value to the business. He addressed the actual use of information technology in organisations by applying the frameworks and optimising delivery excellence with a focus on analysis, the design of processes, tailoring tool support, and setting up process-oriented organisations in the IT eco-system.
He is a postgraduate in commerce and management studies and a law graduate focusing on cyber legal consulting, cyber forensics, and legal research in the field of cyber laws with a Diploma in Cyber Laws.
Subhashish Biswas, Principal Consultant, is a leader with expertise and an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of technology. He has hands-on experience in the information security domain and is a technology professional with over 28 years of experience in architecting and implementing business transformation activities involving cutting-edge technologies like AI and IOT.
Cybersecurity Legal Counsel & Adviser for Cyber Law & Cyber Security, Privacy Law, Adjudication, Cyber Crime Law, AI & ML, IT Act 2000 compliance, Data Privacy, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Social Media & Facebook Abuse, Computer Forensics, Ethical Hacking, etc. He is a trainer and provides expert opinion in the matters of ethical hacking, digital forensics, cyber forensics investigation, memory forensics, data and evidence recovery, electronic evidence, cyber risk management, cyber fraud, digital signatures, etc. He is a Master in Computer Applications and also a Bachelor of Law.
Sumit Chowdhury is a global thought leader with specialization in the fields of smart cities, telecom, and information analytics. He is a business leader, entrepreneur, and best-selling author, having led large, hyper-growth multinational telecom and consulting companies in the US, Australia, and India. He has worked on the technology-based transformation of companies and is now focused on sustainable solutions for smart cities and Internet of Things. He is a visiting faculty member teaching Smart Cities at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. He provides mentoring and funding to entrepreneurs in areas like M2M, Internet of Things, smart cities, health care, mobile internet, and career services.
He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Management from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as his B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur. He is the founder of GAIA Smart Cities and engages in strategic consulting using Global experts in Smart Cities. Gaia will connect people, process and things across heterogeneous networks to create a complex, adaptive, and intelligent ecosystem.
Srinivas Mahankali is an experienced top management professional with over 30 years of experience. He is experienced in architecting and implementing business transformation activities involving cutting-edge technologies like Blockchain, AI, & IOT. Innovation, Marketing, Disruption, Networking & Collaboration, Mentoring and Start-Ups are the areas that excite him. He is passionate about Smart cities and the convergence of disruptive technologies in furthering sustainable environments and healthy and happy lives for global citizens. A continuous learner and an avid reader, he loves to keep abreast of the latest developments in technology and management.
He has authored several books on technology, like Blockchain: The Untold Story, Blockchain for Non-IT Professionals, and Blockchain and Smart Cities. He also co-authored books like Secure Chains (Cyber Security & Blockchain), AI and ML-powered Agents of Automation, Blockchain Consortiums, the Business Model of the Future, etc. He also authored non-technology books like Successful Organisations in Action, Corona Wars, Think 3, Act Now, Write Now, Blockchain for Non IT Professionals, etc. An example-driven approach.
He is the Principal Consultant for Blockchain and emerging technologies at the Government of India and the NASSCOM promoted company, NISG (National Institute for Smart Government).
He is an alumnus of IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore and is pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration from SP Jain Global School of Management. As the inaugural Program Director of India' first University certified part-time Post Graduate Program in Blockchain Technology at Amity University, he has mentored a number of Blockchain students across the world.