Mentors


Dr. J.B Simha

CTO, ABIBA Systems


Dr. Jay B. Simha as the CTO of ABIBA spearheads research, development and product & technology innovation. Dr. Simha comes with over 15 years of significant experience in R&D and business intelligence & analytics consulting. He has implemented several large scale systems for telecom, BFSI and manufacturing industries in business intelligence and analytics. Prior to working with ABIBA, he worked with Siemens, on medical data analysis, algorithm design and data analysis. He holds a post graduate degree in Mechanical and Computer Science. He also has a doctoral degree in Data Mining and Decision Support from Bangalore University. He had post-doctoral collaboration with Louisiana State University, USA. His interests lie in business visualization, predictive analytics, big data, social media analytics and decision support.

Ratnakar Pandey

India Head – Analytics & Data Science, Kabbage, Inc


Ratnakar Pandey has over 15 years of experience in data science and machine learning fields. Currently he is heading the India analytics and data science teams for Kabbage, Inc where he is leading models development activity across customer life cycle – customer acquisition and engagement, fraud prevention and risk based underwriting policy development. Before joining Kabbage, Inc Ratnakar was part of the data science leadership team in Citigroup, Target, Texas Instruments and other leading technology brands in India. He is a winner of several prestigious awards including Project Excellence Award from Citigroup and Annual Leadership Award from Target, a leading US retail chain. Ratnakar holds an MBA from ISB Hyderabad, MS from University of Arkansas, and BTech from HBTI Kanpur.

Dr. Angshuman Ghosh

Senior Manager - Data Science and Marketing, Grab (Singapore)


Dr. Angshuman Ghosh is a data science and strategy leader with over twelve years of experience in retail, media and tech domains. He is currently Senior Manager – Data Science and Marketing at Grab, a Singapore-based technology company that offers ride-hailing, ride sharing, food delivery service and logistics services. In his last job at Target, a Fortune 500 company with over a $70 billion revenue, he was Lead Data Scientist, leading data science and analytics projects for Target US stores using cutting edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning etc. Before joining Target, he was leading strategy and analytics at Star TV, part of the Twenty-First Century Fox – a Fortune 500 ranked global media giant. He has earlier headed strategy and analytics function for Spice Group and managed Fortune 100 clients for Wipro Technologies. Dr. Angshuman is an MBA topper & PhD from XLRI Jamshedpur and a Computer Engineering graduate from IIEST Shibpur. He is a member of prestigious Harvard Square Leaders Excellence and American Marketing Association.

Amaralingeswara Rao Kaka

Program Director, IBM Digital Business Group


Amaralingeswara Rao is an experienced leader in a variety of software product development and other professional services in techlogy domain. Currently he is a Program Director at IBM Digital Business Group. His previous roles and responsibilities focused on product development, quality assurance, support and lab services for leading global brands. Winner of the ‘Best People Manager’ award from IBM India, Amaralingeswara Rao’s key professional interests are optimising operational, technical and delivery efficiency of teams by optimally utilizing people skills. A veteran in offshore project setup and management, his recent assignment in Russia reviewed the current IT infrastructure for an upcoming city administration team and provided recommendations for e-Governance implementation. His professional specialities include people management, financial planning, master data management, information integration, data warehousing, big data, and analytics.

Sayandeb Banerjee

Co-Founder and CEO, TheMathCompany


Sayandeb is a veteran in Indian analytics domain and he has been in the industry from its nascence. He has worked both as part of the large enterprises setting up analytics capabilities, as well as service provider working with various enterprises. Sayandeb was one of the founding members of GE Capital’s analytics division. In over 18 years of experience, he has spearheaded multiple analytics transformations for organizations; he was the head of delivery responsible for setting up a 5000 plus team for a pure play analytics organization. Sayandeb has played several intrapreneurial roles like designing training and pedagogy, establishing hiring practices, innovation, marketing and communication.

TheMathCompany, which he founded, builds global analytics centres with teams working together as one with full business and organizational context. These team can solve a variety of problems, creating assets and being empowered to operationalize the insights creating billions of dollars in business impact. He is a Post graduate in Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).


Sandeep Vijayaraghavan

Founder & CEO – AforeCybersec Technologies Pvt Ltd


An innovative cybersecurity lead and a network security professional with 17 years of experience, Sandeep has successfully delivered several projects on different domains for clients from IT/ITeS, Telecom, BFSI, and Government sectors. A crisis resolution expert with wide exposure in architecting infrastructure security solutions, he is a specialist in developing and implementing Security Operations Centre (SOC) strategies and IT Information Security and incident management solutions for enterprise customers. Sandeep is a cybersecurity forensics expert, with deep insight on Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Big Data security analytics, visualization and storage and endpoint detection and response systems. He has established Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) framework for leaders in power, energy, oil and gas sectors. A certified ethical hacker, Sandeep holds several industry recognitions, including CCIE, CISSP, RSA Envision, RSA DLP and RSA Archer eGRC Consultant, Radware and Websense certifications. With his deep knowledge and business expertise, Sandeep also has been a successful mentor at NIIT Limited and AITS for last five years, specializing in the field of cybersecurity.

Mahesh S Paradkar

Senior Manager, IBM Security Systems


Mahesh is a seasoned product engineering manager with 24+ years of industry experience and has been with IBM at India Software Labs for over 18 years. Mahesh heads the IBM Security Labs in Pune and has functional responsibility for a portfolio of Encryption and Key Management IBM Security products. Mahesh is also responsible for Development Integration of the newly acquired product iDNA from the company Agile 3 in IBM’s Data Security portfolio. He has worked on several field / customer facing roles in past like Lab Advocacy, Relationship Manager, Accelerated Value Leader and was responsible for resolving critical situations, customer dissatisfaction and building stronger relationships with key IBM accounts in the region often leading to business growth and sales. He is an avid contributor of IBM University Relations program and has played an instrumental role in establishing relationships with Academic Institutions, particularly in the western region by driving several initiatives such as Cloud Hackathon, Remote Mentoring, Faculty Development Programs, Shared University Research programs for e-Learning, Social Data Analytics and Cloud Computing in collaboration with the students and faculties at these institutions.

Mahesh has 6 filed and 6 published patents in the field of Technical Software Support, Social Network Analysis, Psychometrics and Cloud Automation. Mahesh was recognized with the “Second Plateau” invention achievement award in 2016. Mahesh has served on the Invention Review panel for over 8 years in ICS (IBM Collaboration Solutions), Cloud and Security areas and has been responsible for evaluating several patent submissions. Mahesh received the IDT Awards for the review work he did on Security IDT in 2015 and 2016. Mahesh has graduated in Mathematics (B.Sc.) and Computer Technology (B. Sc. (Tech)) from Mumbai University with distinctions and is pursuing his Masters in Software Systems through the BITS Pilani WILP program.

Jagdeep Singh

CISO, Rakuten India


A seasoned Information Security Professional with rich expertise in running large Information Security Programs, aimed at building robust information security posture for organisations. I am engaged in addressing existing and future security needs for the business, define Security Roadmaps & vision, and execute security strategy that aligns with business objectives.

At Rakuten Jagdeep helps build Information Security Strategy, Roadmap and oversee information security program execution for Rakuten India. He has built Global Security Operations Centre for Rakuten Group and its subsidiaries providing services and consulting ranging from on Incident Response, Vulnerability Management, and Zero Day Threat Advisory capabilities. He steers the Risk Assessment, Information Security compliance, and deeply involved in enabling Security Services from India to group companies as Security Compliant services. He has set up Cyber Security Centre for Innovation focussing on Security Product Engineering and Development, and have rolled out in-house SIEM, Threat Intelligence, Malware Investigation capabilities for group companies. He partners closely with the leadership to hire, mentor, train and manage the performance of the organisation’s leaders and colleagues.

Dr J.B Simha

CTO, ABIBA Systems


Dr. Jay B. Simha as the CTO of ABIBA spearheads research, development and product & technology innovation. Dr. Simha comes with over 15 years of significant experience in R&D and business intelligence & analytics consulting. He has implemented several large scale systems for telecom, BFSI and manufacturing industries in business intelligence and analytics. Prior to working with ABIBA, he worked with Siemens, on medical data analysis, algorithm design and data analysis. He holds a post graduate degree in Mechanical and Computer Science. He also has a doctoral degree in Data Mining and Decision Support from Bangalore University. He had post-doctoral collaboration with Louisiana State University, USA. His interests lie in business visualization, predictive analytics, big data, social media analytics and decision support.

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Dr. Jay Bharatheesh Simha

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Mr. Ratnakar Pandey

India Head Analytics and Data Science at Kabbage, Inc


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Mr. Prahlad Karnam

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Amit Modi

COO and Director - Sales , AforeCybersec


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Vikas Raina

CTO, Chief of Strategy, AforeCybersec


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