Vivek Misra

Vivek Misra is the VP of Product Strategy at AdAsia and plays a key role in defining and leading the AI roadmap for the fastest growing technology firm in APAC. Prior to this, Vivek has spent several years in programmatic adtech as well as data science in various consultative, commercial and value architect roles. Vivek loves technology, running and all things related to NASA / space exploration.

Priyanka Halder

Priyanka Halder holds a B.Tech & M.Tech (Dual) degree in Electrical Engineering, from IIT Kharagpur, and MBA in Strategy & Finance, from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. She has eight years of experience in Sales & Marketing Analytics, and has led multi-million dollar client engagements with Fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies.

Tanmay Bakshi

Tanmay Bakshi shares his knowledge through YouTube at “Tanmay Teaches”. He also the host of the IBM Facebook Live Series, “Watson Made Simple with Tanmay”. He is on a mission to help at least 1,00,000 aspiring coders learn and innovate through open-source coding, and take them to the next level - Artificial Intelligence. He has been using Cognitive Computing, Cloud Computing, and IoT, to augment human capabilities in the fields of Healthcare, Special Needs, Education, Entertainment, and Business.

Ramkumar Narayanan

Ramkumar (Ram) Narayanan is a global leader focusing on data driven, digital product innovation spanning consumer and enterprise markets. He was till recently the General Manager of eBay Product Development Center, India and global head of Monetization Products responsible for generating the revenues for eBay. And prior to that, he was the Vice President of Global Product Management in Yahoo! where he was accountable for leading Product Management, Product Marketing and User Experience Design globally covering Search, Commerce, Advertising, Small Business and Emerging Markets.


Dr. Anish Roy Chowdhury is currently a Data Scientist at HP Inc. working in Supply Chain Analytics. Anish is also a highly acclaimed public speaker with numerous best presentation awards from National and international conferences and has also conducted several workshops in Academic institutes on R programming and MATLAB. Currently he is evangelizing Analytics and Machine Learning in India by conducting Workshops and Guest Lectures and actively promoting Analytics learning through social media like Facebook and LinkedIn.


Dr. Jacob Minz did his BTech in CSE from IIT Kharagpur in 2001. He is currently employed in Synopsys (India) Pvt, Ltd, Bangalore, as a Staff R&D Engineer. He also has an avid interest in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Techniques to solve large-scale problems. He is primarily involved in evangelizing this area of research through the online forum IDLI - Indian Deep Learning Initiative, and wants India to step up its research activities, to ramp up its AI capabilities.

Ravi Baskaran

Ravi Baskaran is a product manager by profession – in humble and relentless pursuit of the best opportunities and solutions for products, to achieve the right outcomes for the business and its customers. He has built a company in his past and worked at Nokia/AMD/Lucent/Altisource in leadership roles. He has delivered multiple products to the markets used by millions (& perhaps billions) of people worldwide.

Rohit Ghosh

Rohit Ghosh is a young Data Scientist, who graduated from IIT Bombay in 2014. He is currently working as a Deep Learning Scientist at, an AI startup in healthcare. Rohit focuses mostly on R&D areas in computer vision part of Deep Learning. In addition to vision, he also keenly follows developments in reinforcement learning (mostly related to trading strategies) and cryptocurrencies.

Aditya Narayanan

Aditya Narayanan is a class XII student of Inventure Academy, Bangalore. He likes to do programming related work, and alongside, he plays the guitar, and loves playing sports. He would love to engage in conversations with other youngsters who are learning about AI and share his past experiences. He can be contacted on his outlook email: and on Twitter @AdityaN110006

Komal Prajapati

Komal Prajapati is an 2010 IIT Madras graduate, having a significant stint at Microsoft. He is the founder and CEO of Fabulyst, an AI startup in Fashion. "When it comes to fashion, the biggest doubt for the consumers is to understand how any style shown on a model would work for them. In stores, there are salespeople and friends to help with purchase decisions. You have Fabulyst, as your assistant for online shoppping", says Komal.

Rohit Yadav

A customer experience evangelist, Rohit Yadav helps companies identify and make the best use of their key performance indicators and generate insights to improve their customer experience. He has over 5 years of analytics consulting experience with Fortune 500 global firms across industries to monetize value from Analytics. He is a regular writer on Big Data technology, analytics and customer centricity for various leading forums like Analytics India Magazine, KDnuggets, Data Science Central, CX Journey,,, Datafloq and

Ankur Gupta

Ankur Gupta is a deep retail enthusiast and an acknowledged expert in everything retail. He has been an entrepreneur for 12 years in retail and software. A gypsy at heart, he is either reading or travelling in his free time. His latest interests are Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. Ankur's an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), BHU and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.

Tirthajyoti Sarkar

Dr. Tirthajyoti Sarkar is a Principal Engineer with ON Semiconductor based out of Sunnyvale, CA. He works on technology R&D of high-performance MOSFETs for power electronics applications. Tirthajyoti is seeking answers to the important questions of our generation related to energy efficiency in data centers, Cloud infrastructure, IoT devices, and E-vehicles. And he thinks those answers could be found by applying evolving techniques of machine learning and data science to the domain of semiconductor/electronics design. Tirthajyoti has a Ph.D. from University of Illinois. He is a senior member of IEEE, widely published author on semiconductors and power electronics, and inventor of multiple US patents.

Krishnan Rangarajan

Dr. Krishnan Rangarajan is currently a Professor in Computer Science & Engineering department at Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA, and he is also a senior IEEE member. He has many years of experience in academics and industry. Previously, he has worked with Motorola India, TCS, CAIR and CMC Ltd. He is an AI enthusiast and guides a number of projects in Software Engineering, Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence. He has more than fifty research publications in reputed conferences and journals.

Jacques Ludik

Dr. Jacques Ludik is a smart technology entrepreneur, AI expert, investor & ecosystem builder and currently Founder & President of Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA), Founder & CEO of Cortex Logic, Founder & CTO of Bennit AI, Founder of Data Science Academy, & Director at The Student Hub (ERAOnline). He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (AI) with many publications and has 25+ years’ experience in Machine / Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Data Science and its applications. Dr. Ludik has also founded an Analytics/AI software company, CSense Systems where he was Executive Director (Joint MD, CTO, & COO) for about 14 years, that provides software, services & solutions to customers world-wide in a range of industries (financial, mining, chemical, manufacturing, etc.) via an international reseller & solution partner network. The company was sold to General Electric (GE) in 2011. At GE he held various leadership roles for 4+ years including Big Data & Analytics Leader and Director of GE Intelligent Platforms. Jacques was also Senior Lecturer & Researcher at Stellenbosch University, where dozens of his papers on AI were published in Journals and International Conferences as well as a book published by Cambridge University Press (UK). He also has a patent filed for Knowledge Fusion. Jacques holds a B.Sc (Cum Laude), Hons.B.Sc. (Cum Laude), M.Sc. (Cum Laude), and PhD degrees from Stellenbosch University.