Speakers

Here are some of the speakers who will be presenting in the summit this year

Kinesh Doshi

Kinesh Doshi

Founder/CEO

Kinesh has about 20 years of IT leadership, business strategy and execution experience. He has worked in a range of industries and built teams of up to 400 resources for large clients such as Deutsche Bank, Citibank, Symyx, SAS, Churchill Downs, Bausch, Microsoft, etc.

Ash Bijoor

Ash Bijoor

Chief Technology Officer

Ashutosh (Ash) has 25+ years of experience in the technology sector mostly focused around innovation and emerging technologies with customers ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of industries including high tech, engineering, software, BFSI, etc.

Ramesh Narasimhan

Ramesh Narasimhan

Managing Director – India

Ramesh Narasimhan heads India operations for projects and CDL-based services for Accion Labs.
Ramesh has over 15+ years experience in IT and has worked with multinational clients, mentoring and grooming a highly technical team.

 

Sameer Kanwar

Sameer Kanwar

General Partner – Basil Partners

Sameer has over 23 years of experience in the IT Industry with a focus on Global Business Development, Alliances, Marketing & Analyst Relations and Strategy for IT Products & Services.

Nitin Agarwal

Nitin Agarwal

Cloud Architect & CEO, Motifworks

Nitin has 20+ yrs of hands-on execution and leadership experience and is an expert of all-things-Microsoft with strong expertise in Azure platform and transformation best-practices. Currently, he leads the strategy and execution of Motifworks, an Accion group company focused on cloud transformation.

Saurabh Periwal

Saurabh Periwal

Architect, Director - Delivery

With 12+ years of deep hands-on IT experience and expertise in leading edge technologies, Saurabh architects and oversees the delivery of a number of our client projects/products.

 

Rao Haridasu

Rao Haridasu

Head, Solutions and Strategy, GAVS Technologies

Rao has over 20+ years of industry experience with 360-degree exposure to Information Technology – defining strategy, business development, pre-sales, strategic operations, large program execution and relationship management. He is a boundaryless leader with ability to lead cross-functional teams across geographies.
Puneet Chaddah

Puneet Chaddah

Director and Co-Founder at Relevance Lab

Over 25 years of exp in working with large enterprises and start-up situations with the focus predominantly on Software Product Development.  He has led teams of 2000+ product engineering teams spread across India, Eastern Europe and Israel delivery locations running 50+ labs for Product companies.

Bhavish Sood

Bhavish Sood

Managing Partner

Bhavish is an investor, startup advisor and ex-Gartner analyst with a unique perspective on the future of technology and the new wave of innovation. He delivers this perspective in an interesting and visual way!

Dwaip Chowdhury (DC)

Dwaip Chowdhury (DC)

Chief Architect – Cloud Services

DC has 20+ yrs of IT delivery experience, most recently he focuses on digital transformation technologies such as ML, AI, advanced analytics, etc. Currently DC oversees the design and architecture of a number of our client projects.

Jane Poojari

Jane Poojari

Technology Evangelist/Director

Jane has 13+ years of hands-on IT experience and currently focuses in emerging technologies such as Advanced UX, Conversational UI/Chatbots, Big Data/NoSQL, Microservices and platform development. 

Haroon Ahmed

Haroon Ahmed

CEO Infoglen

Haroon Ahmad is an innovative technology leader, specializing in CRM and Salesforce.com technologies. He heads Infoglen, an Accion subsidiary focussed on Salesforce.com practice. Haroon has helped define and implement Salesforce/CRM strategies and roadmaps for companies like Google, Youtube and Dell to maximize their capabilities and results.  

 
Aswani Karteek

Aswani Karteek

Practice Director - Data & Analytics

Aswani Karteek a passionate data solutions architect with deep expertise in dealing with data of all shapes and sizes with a track record in providing solutions for technology, retail, financial services, healthcare etc.

Amy Halter

Amy Halter

VP – Operations

Amy is responsible for HR and Operations activities within the US organization. Amy has 10+ years of experience in operations management, primarily in the hospitality industry.

Subramani J

Subramani J

UX/UI Architect, Design Thinker

With 13+ years of experience in UX/UI passionate about studying how technology transformations are helping human and business, how product revolutionizes when technology and design solutions intersect each other. 

Raunak Khatri

Raunak Khatri

Team Lead

Raunak is an enthusiastic software developer excited to learn and implement new technologies.  He has over 5+ years of experience in software development and has worked hands-on with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Blockchain technologies. He is currently working on the Accion breeze platform. 

Bikramjeet Nath

Bikramjeet Nath

Team Lead

Bikramjeet has 8+ years of experience in solution architecture and overall project management for a wide range of our customers. Focussed on emerging technologies, he currently manages a team of developers, quality analysts, business analyst and designers across locations.

Pooja Salot

Pooja Salot

Senior Software Developer

Pooja is a self-motivated software developer with 5 years of experience in Web Development. She likes to explore, experiment and implement new technologies and techniques and strive to better herself as a developer. She has worked on MEAN Stack,Queuing mechanisms like KAFKA and PHP frameworks.  

Karl Herleman

Karl Herleman

Sr. VP of IT, Strategy and Innovation, Management Science Associates

Mr. Herleman has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology industry.  Prior to joining MSA, Karl was the Chief Information Officer and Vice Provost for Miami Dade College, Chief Enterprise Architect and Group Vice President of Gartner’s Strategic Technology Group, Operations Manager and Senior Architect at Titan Corporation, and Senior Engineering Manager at VERITAS Software. 

Shahid Shaikh

Shahid Shaikh

Technology lead, Author/Blogger

Shahid has 5+ years of hands-on IT experience and currently focusing on solving critical problems using blockchain and decentralized applications.

Venugopal Reddy

Venugopal Reddy

Director Delivery

Venu has 20 years of software industry experience in software development, delivery management of application development, maintenance and delivery service lines. He has been working with large enterprises and specializes in media, healthcare, manufacturing, e-Learning & life sciences domains. 

Chinmay Dalvi

Chinmay Dalvi

Team Lead

Chinmay has in-depth experience in web-development. He likes exploring emerging website application trends and has been developing front end application consistent for all major browsers and devices in accordance to statndards for projects. He is currently working on Accion Breeze platform.

Hemesh Thakkar

Hemesh Thakkar

Solutions Architect

Hemesh has extensive experience in designing and architecting software solutions for a wide range of customers ranging from silicon valley startups to blue chip enterprises. He successfully leads high-performance teams focused on emerging technologies at Accion.  

Vaibhav Satam

Vaibhav Satam

UI Architects

Vaibhav is a passionate javascript developer focusing on delivering high performant applications. He likes to study algorithms in his free time.

Kerrie Hoffman

Kerrie Hoffman

GAVS Technologies Advisor

Kerrie Hoffman specializes in business growth and digital transformation. Kerrie introduces clients to tools, techniques and the necessary framework to drive personal and business growth. With experience in multiple Industries, Kerrie has worked a variety of roles including CIO, Operations, Supply Chain and Sales.  Kerrie is currently owner of FocalPoint Business Coaching, a Hoffman Advantage LLC Company.  

Vikram Singh

Vikram Singh

Vikram Singh is a user experience strategist based in Mumbai, India. He leads his design consultancy called Maya Studios that provides design leadership to startups and enterprises, helping them setup and institutionalize UX processes and practices. Vikram is a firm believer of “learning by doing” and has a hands on approach to learning and design.

Vikas Aditya

Vikas Aditya

COO, Accion Labs

Vikas is an entrepreneur, distinguished operations expert and an authority in software solutions and business strategy. Vikas champions product and marketplace innovations that drive results for a lasting impact. As COO of Accion group of companies, Vikas is focused on increasing operational efficiencies, create a culture of collaboration and putting the foundation for Accion’s rapid growth.

Nikhar Bhandari

Nikhar Bhandari

Technical Architect

Nikhar is a BigData Architect and Manager with over 10 years of experience into IT industry. His expertise includes in building Data-Lake and Data-Mart Designing on Hadoop platform. He likes to follow a structured approach broken down into digestible phases to deliver business value to customers.

Rajesh N M

Rajesh N M

QA Lead

Rajesh comes with an experience of over 12 years in Software testing. He is highly skilled in automation techniques, frameworks for the fast pace agile environment. Good hands on experience in API automation. High passion to share experiences and also up-skilling to bring others on-board & implement automation. 

Sanket Harad

Sanket Harad

Lead - Quality Analyst

Total 6+ years of experience in Software Development and Software Testing, Test Automation, Project Transition, and Quality Assurance. He has delivered projects with multiple domains, platforms, applications, technologies across Globe. He has good knowledge and demonstrated experience of Software Testing Life Cycle, Software Testing Methodologies (both Manual and Automation)

Chandesh Manjarekar

Chandesh Manjarekar

Senior Software Developer

Chandesh has in-depth experience in web, hybrid mobile apps & software development using latest javascripit technologies. Eagerness in exploring and learning emerging technologies. He is currently working on Accion Innovation Centre (AIC).
Shishir Shrivastava

Shishir Shrivastava

Senior Software Engineer

Shishir is passionate for coding, solving real time problems and has good experience on Hybrid Mobility, Web Frontend and Backend Frameworks, IOT, Chatbots, Big Data and Blockchain. He is a technology geek, loves to learn newbie and open-source technology.

Sunil Lulla

Sunil Lulla

Senior Software Developer

Sunil is a passionate web developer with more than 3 years of experience in web development. He is enthusiastic about the problem solving & in trend technologies having expertise in MEAN, Python & Chatbot frameworks.

Anand Shah

Anand Shah

Technical Delivery Manager

Anand is a Technical Delivery Manager at AccionLabs. He has 18 years of rich experience in Technical Delivery & Program/Project Management. Highly Experienced in Leading Agile Teams and using Agile methodology of development using SCRUM.

Kuldeep Khandelwal

Kuldeep Khandelwal

Technical Lead

Kuldeep is an  architect by nature – SDET by profile, loves to provide automation solutions. He believes – You don’t need to know coding to become automation engineer (he transformed 5+ manual QA to automation engineer). He has successfully introduced code free automation to 4 projects at Accion labs. His First preference of coding language – Python

Tanmai Naik

Tanmai Naik

Senior Software Developer

Tanmai has good years of experience in solution architecture and web development. Focussed on emerging technologies, he has expertise in Javascript and Python.

Hitesh Dhruna

Hitesh Dhruna

Senior DevOps Engineer

Hitesh Dhruna has over 12+ years experience in IT Industry with strong expertise and emphasis on DevOps andContainerization Technologies. Extensive experience on Windows and Linux Automation.

Ujwal Yelmareddy

Ujwal Yelmareddy

Software Technologist

Ujwal has spent a lot of years in the banking industry as a software technologist employee, I have stumbled upon Accion Labs leaderships team in one of my meetings and made a transition as a Technology Consultant which opened up a completely new perspective of my career with opportunities to meet and work on solutions with very smart people.

Faisal Sayed

Faisal Sayed

Team Lead

Faisal has 6+ years of experience in solution architecture and project management. He has expertise in Javascript and Javascript based frameworks. Focused on rapid development and timely delivery, he currently leads his team on application lifecycle from intake to delivery.

Chetan Khatri

Chetan Khatri

Lead - Data Science, Solution Architect

Chetan is working in the field of Data Science and Machine learning on key projects at Accion. He is an open source contributor at Apache Spark, Apache HBase, Apache Spark – HBase Connector etc. open source projects.

Aseem Jain

Aseem Jain

Architect, Senior Developer

He is a author of Software Design Pattern Video Book (Packt Publications). Developer / Architect with full stack hands on development experience of 15+ years in IT industry. He works to create high level design and development to make working proof of concept based on requirements.

Ram Inturi

Ram Inturi

Senior Security Engineer

Ramu is a passionate and detail-oriented IT Security Professional with an all-around IT Security experience. He is an Ethical hacker and penetration tester. Ramu possesses expertise working in a hybrid delivery model with multiple clients/customers and managing cross-domain teams.

Ashok Venkatraman

Ashok Venkatraman

President NuStart Advisors and FinTech Advisor and Industry Lead - Accion Labs

2010 – 2014 Mastercard Worldwide – Vice President for global CRM and Contact Center platforms. Launched 7 contact centers handling six million calls per year, developed new mobile banking solutions in North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
2014 – 2018 Mastercard Worldwide – Chief Operating Officer for Mobile Wallet Company.
Acquired and integrated mobile wallet firm, catapulting global volume of digital wallet distribution to merchants and consumers. Head of Mastercard payment products, platforms, and APIs.
2019 – Present NuStart Advisors – President.
Helping startup founders scale new heights. Lead several activities in product strategy, market 
development, strategic partnerships and fundraising.

Relton Alexander

Relton Alexander

Delivery Manager

Relton Alexander has 13+ years of IT experience and expertise in leading Mobile and Web technologies. Relton Product architects and oversees the delivery of a number of our client products/accounts. Currently focuses in emerging technologies in setting up a COE for FinTech.

Pamela Norton

Pamela Norton

CEO/Founder Borsetta

Pamela Norton is an American entrepreneur, inventor, disrupter, social activist, and visionary who believes business and social impact are interdependent. Pamela is the Founder & CEO of Borsetta, a blockchain asset management platform creating a new “equity asset” class with an array of unique nano-markers to secure the asset. Borsetta’s patent pending technology connects the physical real-world asset class into the new decentralized economy of tokenized and securitized titled assets for the world. Pamela is also a pioneer in the development and launching of early stage disruptive technologies that create new and better services for consumers and businesses in the healthcare, telecommunications, transportation, and e-commerce sectors. Her clients ranged from emerging brands to Fortune 500 companies including United Airlines, IBM, AT&T and American Express. In 1999, Pamela co-founded an Internet access service for airports and other transportation hubs, which was acquired by a European communications conglomerate during the peak of the dot com market. Pamela is a sought after speaker and decentralized economy enthusiast, sharing her insights on blockchain technology, disruptive markets, sustainability, social impact and new funding models to empower women led ventures. Pamela holds a BS degree in International Business from Regis University and International Relations at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. Pamela begins an executive course for Scaling Ventures at Harvard University this spring.

Munawwar Sheila

Munawwar Sheila

Machine Learning Engineer

He started his career in mobile application development, then moved on to full stack role to put his heart into building more real-time web applications. Currently, he is in the role of Machine learning engineer , where he deep dives into messy data everyday mining massive datasets to extract actionable intelligence along with predictive analytics.

Abhash Sinha

Abhash Sinha

Associate Project Manager

Abhash has more than 3 years of experience in Project Management. He holds a good knowledge of agile/scrum principles and methodology with proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.