H.S. Jamadagni is a Professor in the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE, formerly Centre for Electronics Design and Technology, CEDT), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He received Masters and PhD degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from IISc. He was the chairman of DESE during 1996 â€“ 2009. He teaches in the areas of embedded systems, communication networks, wireless sensor networks, and VLSI design. His current research work is in application of DSP in communication systems, application of IT in health care, conservation and development, as well as computing architectures for high-speed wireless networks. He has active and vibrant collaboration with several Industries including Intel, TI, Boeing, Xilinx, and Freescale and educational institutions such as EPFL, Switzerland. He has many publications in areas of his work.
Nagesh Singh is an entrepreneur in the area of education and healthcare. He started out in the corporate sector and worked with companies like Fujitsu, HCL, Hughes India and Gilat Satellite Networks before starting his first venture in 2005 that dealt with delivery of online degree and certificate programs from several top universities in the US. His second venture dealt with experiential education for healthcare professionals in alliance with INHL. Courses were offered via linked distance learning classrooms with practical sessions in leading hospitals across South Asia, the Middle East and the US.
He leads FICE Education that delivers technology leadership programs for students in alliance with top global technology companies and universities. He also leads Edunet Foundation that delivers technical skilling and entrepreneurship programs to students around India. He continues to be involved with an education consulting firm in the United States. He lives in Gurgaon, India.
Pradeep Gnanapragasam is an astute sales and business professional with versatile and enriched 11+ years of experience across an array of products and industries. Prior to joining FICE he was part of the business development team at HP India and Wipro. Pradeep possess specializes in enterprise sales, business development and customer relationship management. He holds an engineering degree with specialization in Information Technology and Masters from IIM Bangalore. Pradeep is based in Bangalore, India.
Suryender is a post graduate in Robotics and Automation with more than 8 years of experience in end-to-end technical solution development through design thinking, problem validation by empathizing, forming strategies leading to proof of concept-(POC) development and product definition.
He played a key role in establishing ten Atal Tinkering Labs (prototype “tinker labs”) at distinct locations across India, in collaboration with Intel and Niti Aayog - Govt. of India, under Atal Innovation Mission.
He led the Advanced Innovation and Design Program in collaboration with with the Innovation Acceleration Group at University of California Berkeley Executive Education (UC Berkeley) that enables educational institutions and innovators to co-create technology with customers and develop job skills aligned to the 4th industrial revolution.
He has also led Intel Innovation challenge 2016 and Intel Higher Education challenge 2017 and numerous other Innovation and Rapid prototyping camps.
A staunch believer in the principles of learning, implementation and sharing, he has delivered over a 100 workshops and seminars on embedded systems, the Internet of Things, data analytics, Machine learning, and HPC where he has engaged with more than 5000 participants, nurturing their technical and entrepreneurial skills through unprecedented interactions enabling development of innovative solutions.
Over the years he has guided and mentored innovations across domains like renewable energy-based vehicles, smart platforms, water/power quality monitoring, healthcare and retail solutions. He lives in Bangalore, India.
Vaibhav is a Senior Program Manager with Edunet Foundation and leads the program implementation team. He handles multiple client projects, all focused on post secondary and higher education. He has worked with leading technology companies like Texas Instruments in the past and is proficient in dealing with large and complex projects. Vaibhav is based in Bangalore, India.