Dr. Deepak B. Phatak
Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering - IIT Mumbai
He graduated in electrical engineering from Indore and then completed his M. Tech. and Ph. D. in computer science. He has been with IIT Bombay since 1971. He has served in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and was the department head from 1991-94. He also served as the first Dean of Resource Development for IITB from 1995-98. He was the founding head of the Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology (KReSIT) which was set up in 1998 at IITB. He was appointed to the Subrao Nilekani Chair in January 2000. He also headed the S. J. Mehta School of Management from July 2004 to June 2005.
His research interests are in the areas of data bases and information systems, software engineering, system performance evaluation, IT enabled education and IT strategy planning. His primary research inclinations are in technology application and deployment.
Mr. Pradeep R. Rathi
Managing Director of Sudarshan Chemical Industries
His association with Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd. is over 30 years.He is Master of science (Chem. Engg.) MIT, USA and an Masters of Business Administration (Columbia) USA. He is actively involved with Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association. In the past he has been the Chairman of Dyes & Dye Intermediate Sub-committee as well as Chairman of Planning and Development & Exports Sub-committee. He was the Chairman of the Western Region and the Chairman of Foreign Trade Sub-committee of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Agriculture.
Mr. Atul Jayawant
President Corporate IT & Group CIO - Aditya Birla Group
Mr. Jayawant heads the Group Information Technology team at Aditya Birla Group - that works closely with businesses, corporate functions and partners providing strategic direction and thought leadership to the Group's IT initiatives. He is responsible for formulating and administering IT policies covering standards, information security and governance and to drive the innovation and transformation agenda for the Aditya Birla Group. Mr. Jayawant was earlier head of IT at Hindustan Unilever Limited.