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Rajan S. Mathews
Director General of the industry association body – Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) representing the GSM-based service providers in India. He has been associated with various telecom firms in India as well as abroad.
Most recently Mathews was the COO of US operations and Corporate CFO and V.P. of Telargo, where he oversaw the company's US operations and financial, accounting, treasury, tax, administrative and HR functions. He has also served as President of Telephone Systems International and V.P. and CFO of Call Sciences Inc and held various senior executive positions with AT&T wireless. Earlier, he also had a stint with the research firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers as a senior consultant

Dr. Abhijeet Gangopadhyay
e-mail: [email protected]
Dean and Prof. Human Resource, Organizational Behaviour
PhD (Kolkata), PG Dip (IIT, Kharagpur), MA
Former founding Dean, Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM Indore)
Former Dean, School of Management & Labour Studies,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS).
Director, Central Labour Institute, Ministry of Labour, DGFASLI, Mumbai
Prof. in Behavioural Sciences, SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad Scientist, Defence Research & Development(DRDO), Ministry of Defence, New Delhi
Worked as the national expert with International Labour Organization(ILO) and Asian Productivity Organization(APO), Tokyo.

Dr. Manish Gupta
Managing Director, Technology Division at Goldman Sachs
He was the Director of IBM Research - India and Chief Technologist for IBM India/South Asia. He lead a team developing breakthrough technologies underlying innovation in Services, Software and Systems, and was co-leading the IBM Research activities across the world in the Mobile Web area.

Dr. Manish received a B. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Delhi in 1987 and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. He has co-authored over 70 papers, with over 3000 citations in Google Scholar, in the areas of high performance compilers, parallel computing, and Java Virtual Machine optimizations, and has filed eighteen patents. 

Dr. Manish has received two Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards and the Gerstner Team Award for Client Excellence at IBM, and has been invited to give keynotes at several international conferences and workshops.

Dr. B.C. Chhaparwal
e-mail: [email protected]
MD (Paed.), DCH, FICP (USA), FACN (USA),
FIAP, MAMS, FIAMS, Emeuitus Prof. Of Pediatrics, MGM Medical College
Former Vice Chancellor (1996-2004)
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
Acting President - May-June 2001
Medical Council of India, Vice President- (1995-2001) Medical Council of India. Member- (1989-2006) Medical Council of India. National President - (1994-1995) Indian Medical Association.

V. P. Chandan
e-mail: [email protected]
Director, Aegis
Consultant, World Bank
Former President, Qualcomm India
Additional member (Telecom), Railway Board Director, PCL & GCEL Vice Chairman, Indo- French Technical Association Member, Governing Council, ERDCI, Ministry of IT Member, SACFA, Minister of Communications Bachelor of Technology Banaras Hindu University Varanasi (BHU) India Masters of Technology Indian Institute of Technology Delhi ( IIT) India S. Eng & EIEE (UK), FIRSE (UK), Sr. MIEEE (USA), FIRT, FIRSTE, FCIL & T ( India), FAIMA, FIETE & FIE ( India)

S. P. Shukla
President – Group Strategy and Chief Brand Officer
Mr. Shukla is a Member of the Group Executive Board at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
and as President is responsible for Group Strategy. He is also the Chief Brand Officer for the Mahindra Group.
A B.Tech from IIT BHU & MBA from IIM Ahemdabaad, he has over 31 years of rich & varied experience in managing large projects & operations.
Mr. S.P. Shukla has been a pioneer in the Indian Mobile Industry with many 'firsts' to his credit. This includes launch of first SMS, first Prepaid and first mobile internet modems (data cards) in India. As probably the longest serving top executive in the cellular industry since its beginning in1995, Mr. S.P. Shukla has been in the founding teams of Essar Cellphone (now Vodafone Essar), Reliance Telecom GSM, Reliance Infocomm CDMA & Reliance Communications GSM.

Vivekanand V. Kulkarni
e-mail: [email protected]
LLB, PGDM (MBA) IIM Ahmedabad
B.Tech (Hons.) IIT Kharagpur
Prof., Corporate Finance, Accounting and Law
Former Head Corporate Banking, Deutsche Bank (AG), Mumbai
Former CEO, Abhinav Co-op Bank, Mumbai
Management Consultant to Govt. of Gujrat, Gandhinagar
Former Head of Profit Centre (Export Oriented Units) at SBI Mumbai

Jagdish Mitra
Chief Executive Officer
, CanvasM ( a wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Mahindra)
Jagdish leads CanvasM to become the leading VAS enabler for the global communications industry. Jagdish holds extensive experience in the areas of business development, IT project management and marketing in the global information services market.

Prior to moving into this role, Jagdish was the head of the Global Managed Services function in Tech Mahindra where he helped build strategic relationships and business with key telecom accounts worldwide for the company. Jagdish holds a masters degree in Computer Applications from Birla Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of London.

Dr. Sougata Mukherjea
Sougata Mukherjea leads the Telecom & Mobile Research department in IBM India Research Lab. His research interests include Middleware technologies and its applications to Telecom, Analytics and Visualization. He has several patents as well as multiple publications in reputed Computer Science conferences and journals in these research areas. His group has developed many innovative  technologies in the Telecom and Mobile domain some of which have been integrated into IBM products or licensed to customers. 

Sougata received his  Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in Computer Science. Prior to joining IBM Sougata worked in Research & Development for several companies in the Silicon Valley (California) including NEC Research, Inktomi and BEA Systems. 

Sandip Biswas
Director, Deloitte
Former Head Managed Services, Reliance Communications
He is founder member of Alcatel-Lucent Managed Solutions [ALUMS – 500+ M$ company], a JV between Reliance & Alcatel-Lucent - is a pioneering effort and first of its kind in the global telecom business domain.

He wWon the prestigious Global Telecoms Business [GTB] Award for Best Business Innovation - presented in London – Sep 2008.

Dr. Arun K Pande
Head, TCS Innovation Labs - Mumbai
Tata Consultancy Services

Vijay K. Aggarwal
Former Wholetime Director & CEO Reliance Infratel
Vijay is a Business Leader with over 36 years of diverse experience in Telecom and Electrical Industry and has successfully led profit centre responsibilities with leading Indian Transnationals Reliance, Bharti and L&T. Vijay has been instrumental in establishing Green Field Technology Projects viz India’s 1st CDMA Network and Basic Service Operations in MP for Bharti and NLD Network & ILD Voice Network for Reliance Communications. Reliance achieved #1 position in ILD voice and NLD under his leadership.
He was actively involved in TEMA in its formative years and served in various capacities - Executive Member, Treasurer & Secretary General. Vijay presented a number of strategic papers on Telecom industry, Telecom Regulatory Environment and opportunities for growth in India & abroad. Vijay is an Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer from Delhi College of Engg., Delhi University and holds MBA (Marketing) from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University.

Dr. Major General V. S. Karnik (Retd.)
PhD in Management
MBA, M Phil, MSc
Former Chief Instructor, Indian Military Academy (IMA)
Rich military experience with blend of academic and corporate training

  Dr. Rajan Saxena
Dr. Saxena is the former Director and a Professor of Marketing, Indian Institute of Management, Indore, the sixth and youngest IIM set up by the Government of India, Ministry of HRD in 1997.
Under the leadership of Dr. Saxena, initiatives have been taken to position IIM Indore as the country's premier management school. A Ph.D. in Marketing from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Dr. Saxena has been actively involved in teaching marketing and management, consultancy, research, and training since 1972.
Recent publication: Marketing Management is one of the most insightful books into the changing market and thought leadership for future developments in India.
Dr. John L. Selman
Ph.D (Education), Tucson University
Master's in Management), Troy University
M.A. Education, University of Alabama
B.A., University of Alabama
Servied in a variety of positions including: vice president, provost and vice provost, and Dean at --
Servied in positions including: Dean, Associate Dean at Big Bend College, Washington state, USA and Europe.

Dr. Ramesh Sharda
Dr. Ramesh Sharda is Director of the Institute for Research in Information Systems (IRIS) , ConocoPhillips Chair of Management of Technology, and a Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the College of Business Administration at Oklahoma State University. He received his B. Eng. degree from University of Udaipur, M.S. from The Ohio State University and an MBA and Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research has been published in major journals in management science and information systems including Management Science, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Interfaces, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Computers and Operations Research, and many others
Dr Sonia el Kahal Maclean
MBA Director, School of Management, University of Surrey
BA, DMS, MA (Sussex); Dphil (Sussex), ECM (San Jose USA).
Teaching areas: MBA Programmes: Strategy in a Global Context ; Research Methods ; Action Case consultancies and MBA Projects.
General Research Interests: International Organisations (UN), Globalisation of Business ; Political Risk ; Business in Asia Pacific ; E-Commerce Management
Administrative Responsibilities: Responsible for the academic and curriculum development of Surrey MBA Programmes, including overall management and quality assurance.