Speakers – 2018 2019-10-30T14:55:13+00:00

Speakers 2018

Meet the Rockstars

Speakers of TechBhubaneswar 2018

TechBhubaneswar thanks to all its esteem speakers for their immense contribution to make the event successful. The mega conference was held on 9th December 2018 at hotel Mayfair convention.

Welcome Note and Keynote Speakers

Chinmoy Panda – President at Mindfire and DateTheRamp

Chinmoy Panda has had several years of experience in the global software industry, employed with companies like Adobe Systems Inc, Interra Inc, James Martin & Co and Cadence Design Systems before he started Mindfire in year 1999 and DateTheRamp in year 2015. He has an approved United States patent in the areas of document analysis, document understanding and Internet search techniques. He had earned his BE in Computer Science from BITS Pilani and his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad

Session: Welcome Note

How to festoon an idea into a process is what he will be explaining in his session.

The session will be a brief explanation of the idea behind starting and nurturing of TechBhubaneswar. He will also convey what you can achieve by joining hands with TechBhubaneswar. Being the technical person,he will be sharing his insights on future of technology and possibilities.
As TechBhubaneswar is a day-long conference, he will also narrating the agenda and schedule. The content that he will deliver will be a wrapper of whole TechBhubaneswar event.

Nataraj Narayan – MD & President AutonomiQ Inc

Dr. Nataraj has 25+ years of experience & has recently joined AutonomIQ as Co-founder President & Managing Director. He has joined from KPIT, where he was the Global CIO and the Head of the IMS Business. As the head of the IMS business, he was instrumental in growing the IMS practice to over 10% of their annual revenues in a very short period of time.

He is cumulatively headed 200+ Mn $ business. and a very early adopter of technology (Digital & Cloud). He has received several prestigious awards and that includes top 50 world-wide CIO’s award by Info week, Innovation award from Times, Editor & Chief (Robinson), Global CIO award & Hall of Fame from IDG media & several others.

Prior to KPIT, Nataraj was Global CIO , Senior Vice President & part of leadership in Hexaware , Mindtree (Aztec), Ericsson, Hughes & Wipro. Customers respect him for his innovative business models, depth of technology and flawless execution.

He has been recently honored with Mahatma Gandhi Leadership award and same will be felicitated in British Parliament on 25th October.

Session: Autonomous Testing – Integral part DevOps Platform

Cloud platform that uses AI and machine learning to autonomously test, release and deploy software, thereby increasing velocity of software releases without compromising quality.

The pre-built integrations to common web applications and SaaS providers, customers can instantly create test cases, generate test scripts and test data, and execute tests. Using deep-learning and AI algorithms, new Age tools detects changes, enables self-healing for test assets and provides advanced diagnostics.

Bharadwaja Choudhury – Design & Delivery Expert, Novartis Healthcare

With 15 years of experience in delivering enterprise level IT solutions to business, Mr. Bharadwaja is working with Novartis Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. He leads delivery enterprise level digital solutions driving the business transformation programmers.

Prior to working with Novartis, he has worked with global Organizations like Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd., Computer Sciences Corporation and Tech Mahindra (formerly Satyam Computers) catering to clients across the globe from Asia-Pacific to Europe and Americas.

With a great passion towards technology, Mr. Bharadwaja believes the real strength of it is realized only when technology is leveraged for the welfare of the humankind. At a personal level, he is involved in Philanthropic activities for the wellbeing of the society.

Session: Artificial Intelligence with Robotic Process Automation Promises a Great Future

Business Organizations have rolled out their process automation programmers with structured data and rule based processes. Now, the time has come to take the process automation to the next level. This is where Artificial Intelligence concepts come into picture to the content centric activities to bring in the intelligence piece to the automation.

Business operations where there is semi-structured/unstructured content, need of human intelligence for decision making, AI concepts like Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning and Computer vision skills are introduced to solve the problems. With the availability of the data, higher computing power and talented resources, business is all set to next leap and take automation to a higher-level altogether.

Diptiman & Debojyoti – Executive IT Architect & Chief Architect, IBM, Lead Architect – Blockchain, IBM

Diptiman Dasgupta is an IBM Executive IT Architect, Open Group Distinguished Architect and IBM Senior Inventor with 21 years of Industry & Research Experience in Enterprise Architecture (EA), SOA, Enterprise Integration (EI), Blockchain and Digital Platform. In his current role he is Chief Architect for Blockchain Technology Practice in IBM India Client Innovation Center (CIC). As Chief Architect for Blockchain, and primarily focusing on Technology, Innovation Selling & Delivering Blockchain PoCs/Projects and scaling up the same for IBM Global Clients & Clients in India/SA. Diptiman is also a member IBM Academy of Technology, IBM\’s most prestigious technical forum and IBM Senior Inventor with multiple patents Filed and granted in USPTO. Diptiman is having extensive speaking experience externally in forums like NASSCOM, CII and universities & premier institutes like IIM. In recent times he conducted more than 10 lectures on Blockchain including one in Berlin Cloud University.

Debojyoti is a Lead Architect and thought leader in the IBM Cloud and Blockchain application space. Debojyoti has 14+ years of experience in successfully enabling organizations meet their business objectives, using Business Process Automation and Re-engineering.

He is recognized for his unique ability of successfully spearheading engagements from conceptualization to realization. Debojyoti is currently leading multiple Blockchain Projects across the Globe primarily with FinTechs, Supply Chain and Telecom Solutions. Debojyoti is an Active member of Linux Foundation and Hyperledger Fabric Project, TMForum & MEDICI Debojyoti is an IBM Certified Educator, Mentor and Speaker. He has presented in multiple cloud and blockchain events across the globe. Debojyoti also participates on Academy of Technology initiatives in Blockchain space and thus collaborate with different IBM brands.

Debojyoti is a co-founder of a Public Blockchain Community (Bengal Blockchain Believers) with more than 1000 members and thereby contributes in creating a Blockchain ecosystem.

Session: Blockchain Technology Adoption in Indian Telecommunication Industry

Blockchain is often seen as a technology for financial sector, but India is leading the Blockchain revolution in Telecommunication Sector. Pesky commercial calls and SMSs are a big problem for Indian Telecom subscribers. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has notified new regulations on Unsolicited Commercial Communications (UCC) to Curb Pesky Calls, There is also a draft regulation issued on running Mobile Number Portability process on Blockchain. This is first of a kind step in India where a regulator is embracing a technology like blockchain, for regulatory compliance purposes. Blockchain is known as technology for building trust through systems and hence eliminating intermediary, in the proposed session we will explore the blockchain features that promote trust and privacy in the context of Telecommunication Industry.

The other notion about Blockchain technology is it do not scale well, but in Indian Telecom context scale is a fundamental requirement, we will also explore scalability aspects of a enterprise blockchian implementation in the proposed session.

Rahul Verma – Founder & CTO of Test Mile and Talent Reboot

Rahul Verma is a testing entrepreneur from India. He is the Founder of Test Mile, CTO at Verity and Community Proxy for STeP-IN forum. He is the creator of two free and open source test automation libraries: Arjuna – a Python based modern test automation engine and Daksha – a Java based test automation framework. He is the author of RahulVerma.net, core creator of Certified Selenium Engineer certification, co-creator of CMAP certifications and one of the authors of ISTQB foundations syllabus.

He is an advisor and researcher for SALT – School of Applied Learning in Testing. An awarded thought leader for his contributions to Indian testing community, he is known for his practical and unified view of software testing. His software testing experience includes building test automation frameworks in Python and Java, web security, white box testing and web performance testing. His research work focuses on object oriented design patterns applied to test automation and extending them into general purpose models. He has presented, published articles and educated thousands of testers in the said areas. His testing ideas and work are deeply influenced by his exposure and interest in poetry and spirituality.

Session: Altered Bell Bottoms of Future Tech

The key objective of the session is to bring some of the recent advancements in technology to the participant’s attention so that they can start exploring the same after the session.

Key Speakers – Software Testing

Deepak Kumar Nath – CEO & Founder, Global Tech Promoters

The Leading Ethical Hacker, Cyber Security Professional, Innovative Entrepreneur, Corporate Trainer, Tedx Speaker, Growth Hacker. The Security Researcher who found Bugs & rewarded with Hall of fames from Microsoft, Facebook, Blackberry, Sony, Mastercard and many more companies. Awarded with Youth of Odisha and Youngest Innovative Entrepreneur of Odisha. Trained all most 35000+ students, Professionals, Developers, IPS Officers, Police Officers etc. He is Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified EC-Council Instructor, Certified CISCO Instructor, Certified Penetration Testing Engineer, CISSO, Certified CISCO Cyberops Expert, and many more.

Session: Hack 2 Xplore | The Technical Session on Cyber Security

My session will be on OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities MS SQLI DIOS, query injection with live smart hacking techniques CMS exploitation ( WordPress, woocommerce Exploitation ). vulnerability assessment & live hacking techniques ( SQLi, CSRF, XSS etc ). The other things I will demonstrate will be bug bounty with live techniques & research ( Live Bugs in Google Web Apps ) and PCI DSS compliance & PA DSS compliance intro to SIEM live exploitation in web apps of reputed organizations

Somen Das – Cyber Security Consultant, TCS

A seasoned cyber security professional, Somen has more than 13 years of experience in cyber security, application development and design acquired from various organizational roles and research jobs in the industry. He is experienced in managing vulnerability programs for large enterprises having over hundreds of web applications & more than thousand infrastructures IT assets.

Though he started his career as a .NET developer but ever since his transition to Cyber Security, he has successfully graduated from one role to the other and is managing multiple projects and research work in Cyber Security space. Somen is currently working as a Cyber Security Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services. He also kick started the OWASP Bhubaneswar Chapter in 2010 and is the chapter leader.

Session: NOScan Vulnerability Detection

The first step towards addressing software security vulnerabilities knows that they are present. In this talk I will present one of the modern approaches to detect system/application vulnerabilities without performing any active scans. I will present the fundamental difference between vulnerability detection using an active scan vs NOScan approach. How can a cost-effective vulnerability detection mechanism be setup using Free and Open-Source tools like GLPI and IVA (available in Github). The session will include practical demonstration on how to use the tools mentioned above.

Satya Prakash Tripathy – Global Head, Test Engineering Solutions, Mindtree

Satya has 17 years of IT industry experience with multiple IT Services organizations, including a decade long stint with Cognizant. Currently he is working with Mindtree as a Director in Testing. In his primary role, he heads the Testing Pre-sales group. He is also responsible for Mindtree’s Testing business in MEA and India regions. Additionally, he manages the Alliance and Partnership with tech companies on behalf Mindtree Testing.

Apart from a corporate life Satya has couple of startup failure experiences under his belt. He still dreams for an entrepreneurial journey.

Satya is a 2001 batch Engineering graduate from Utkal University and has done an Executive Management Certification Program from IIMB.

Session: Test Automation – Now and Future

This session will provide an all-round experience of Test Automation. It will provide a view of how automation should be done, particularly in the DevOps landscape. It will talk about some of the best practices that the automation engineers should know. In this ever-changing technology scenario this session will also talk about the future of test automation.

Lightning Talks – Software Testing

Gurunath Reddy G – Security Analyst, TCS

Gurunatha Reddy G, a passionate Ethical Hacker by profession and by passion. He is currently is working as Cyber Security Analyst at Cyber Security Practice COE, TCS Bhubaneswar. A proud graduate from Department of Mechanical Engineering, JNTU Pulivendula, he worked in different roles starting from Developer to being Security analyst. A certified AWS Cloud developer, he has worked with various startups in reporting security vulnerabilities and helping them to make world better place. He loves to listen and discuss about Cyber Security, Startups and new Innovation. You can catch up with him at his twitter IM.

Session: Designing For Cloud | The Secure way

In this lighting talk, speaker will focus on Designing for cloud keeping security in mindset. He will cover latest breaches which were caused by misconfigurations in cloud environments. With his real time experience in working with AWS cloud, he will walk through common security misconfigurations in AWS cloud and tips and tricks for finding those issues. At the end, he is open to thought provoking questions and interesting innovative thoughts on Cloud Security.

Satyajit Biswal – Security Analyst, TCS

A highly motivated individual with expertise in various domain of cyber security like web, mobile and network security. Have 4+ years of experience in carrying out information security assessment of critical infrastructures and applications, reviewing internal security controls of various organizations. Currently working as a Lead Security Analyst for TCS Cyber Security Practice.

Session: How to detect open source components (Wappalyser)

The session will be around
• Various vulnerabilities that an open source components pose to an application. (OWASP A9)
• Overview of the benefits for early detection of these vulnerabilities.
• Demo using Wappalyser in finding the common security vulnerabilities in open source components.

Kumar Sourav – Senior Test Software Engineer at Mindfire Solutions

Kumar has worked in different organizations and different projects as a Test Automation Engineer. Now, he works as a Sr. Software Test Engineer at Mindfire Solutions. He have had the opportunity to work in different kind of automation frameworks, and developed few frameworks for clients as well. Creating sustainable, reusable, robust, and scalable frameworks is one of the things he takes most interest in. Exploring new tools and technology that can be incorporated in test automation for a better automation experience is another thing that he spends his time in.

Satya is a 2001 batch Engineering graduate from Utkal University and has done an Executive Management Certification Program from IIMB.

Session: Automation with headless browser

Browser without a browser – Automation of web application is done to fulfill different needs. Rendering the GUI, parsing CSS, and other UI elements can take a up a lot of processing power and bandwidth, and might not be necessary for a lot of requirements. What if we can avoid that.

Panel Discussion: Will AI Kills Human Jobs

Key Speakers – Futuristic Technology

Jayant Rajwani – Developer, Intellibot

Jayant is a young programmer who has already been into programming for more than a decade now, He started developing software since his school days by making his school library software, selected as Microsoft student partner 3 years in a row, then started working with Mindfire immediately after college, 2 years later joining intellibot where he is still working as the lead developer for the intellibot ai platform. He’s also known for his contributions to Mozilla, and other tech communities. Heis also worked for central government building some of their IT software.

Session: How RPA and AI together will transform the future

Staring with what is Robotic Process Automation, I’ll be covering the advancements which will cover how with the help of AI we have advanced in parsing random data and finding meaningful information quicker.

Bikash Sundaray – Solutions Architect, Ericsson

Bikash Sundaray is working with Ericsson as a solution architect. He has over 9+ Years’ of experience in software development and largely dealing with cutting edge technology such as IoT, DevOps, Machine Learning etc.

He is very innovative and passionate in write code in Python, PHP, Java, C#, TypeScript, NodeJS and JavaScript. He is a official Google machine learning facilitator.

Session: Phone Calling AI Bot

Robotic Process Automation is not taking jobs, it’s upgrading them! and my session details will cover as below;

1. Understanding Chatbot and its domain
2. Different phases required to Build one Chatbot
3. Use DialogFlow to create Chatbot
4. Use Rasa to create Chatbot
5. How I did, Phone calling Chatbot
6. Chatbot in DevOps
7. Live Demo

Suraj Sahoo– Director & Co-Founder Invincix Solutions

Suraj Sahoo, Director, Technology Anchor & Co-Founder at INVINCIX Solutions PVT LTD. Has been conferred with Microsoft MVP 2016-17, 3 times C-sharp corner MVP & Dzone MVB. An entrepreneur, social and technical evangelist. Founder of Instablood & Traahi.

Session: Making Machines Dream

The session is going to be a story telling of how we have reached to a level where we realise the Machines can also dream. How the algorithms we build for the machines to learn, is acting like the brain to the Machine. The base is to understand how a Machine becomes a human brain dreaming and acting.

Lightning Talk – Futuristic Technology

Roohul Amin Khan – IOS developer, Blockchain enthusiast at Mindfire

Love coding and things which puts mind under exercise. Always ready to explore new technologies and ideas capable of producing useful products valuable to the society.

Technology is what drives me to work and innovation is what keeps me going.

Programming, Innovative ideas, Startup business and technologies are things that attract me the most. Being involved in a challenging task makes me feel alive.

Session: InterPlanetary File System

The internet as we know it today, has some fundamental issues with it. Even its not the way it was planned to be. We can’t afford to ride to our future with lots of promising technologies like blockchain, AI, ML, IOT and many more with these issues. What are those issues and how IPFS can help in overcoming some of them, Let’s find out more in the session.

Somen Das – Cyber Security Consultant, TCS

A seasoned cyber security professional, Somen has more than 13 years of experience in cyber security, application development and design acquired from various organizational roles and research jobs in the industry.

He is experienced in managing vulnerability programs for large enterprises having over hundreds of web applications & more than thousand infrastructure IT assets. Though he started his career as a .NET developer but ever since his transition to Cyber Security, he has successfully graduated from one role to the other and is managing multiple projects and research work in Cyber Security space. Somen is currently working as a Cyber Security Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services. He also kick started the OWASP Bhubaneswar Chapter in 2010 and is the chapter leader

Session: Breach Risk Prediction: Risk Modeling with AI & Machine Learning

Security teams constantly struggle to identify the weakest links in the most valuable systems. This is evident across the globe, with increasing number of enterprises joining the breached club. In this presentation we will take a brief dive at can breaches be avoided? Can a breach be predicted with help from modern age technologies like AI & Machine Learning?

Surya Narayan Barik– Software Engineer, ProcessMAP Corporation

Surya is a self-learn software engineer currently working with ProcessMAP India, R&D team. He has the ability to arrange complex things in such fashion they looks so easy. He loves to observe real life problems closely and try to build up solution using technology.

He believes learning Programming language is the easiest things to do. He understand iOS app dev, Android app dev, WatchOS app dev, Swift , Kotlin , Objective C , Computer vision , Python , Javascript, Augmented Reality and Blockchain .

Session: Mobile Augmented Reality | Changing reality with ARKit and iOS Apps

I will be demonstrating iOS AR apps to address some real life problems. Also i will be explaining Why Mobile AR and How .

Key Speakers – Opensource & Cloud

Gaurav Kumar Arora – Founder Director, Ovatic Systems

Gaurav Aroraa has an M.Phil in computer science. He is a lifetime member of Computer Society of India (CSI), an advisory member of IndiaMentor, certified as a Scrum trainer/coach, XEN for ITIL-F, and APMG for PRINCE-F and PRINCE-P. He is an open source developer, and the founder of Ovatic Systems Private Limited. Recently, Gaurav awarded as ‘Icon of the year – excellence in Mentoring Technology Startups’ for the year 2018-19 by Radio City – A Jagran Initiative for his extraordinary work during his career of 20 years in the industry in the field of technology mentoring.

Session: Empowering Business & Developers alike, with Microservice Architecture

Microservices architecture makes applications robust and scalable. It also empowers business & developers alike. Let’s enrich our applications and take them to the next level with Microservices

Dev Raj Gautam – Project Manager at Braindigit IT Solution

Dev Raj is a Senior Project Manager (Technical) at Braindigit, he designs the architecture of solutions, makes the important technical decisions, writes reusable software components for the team and provides mentorship in the team. He also manages his teams, clients and projects in Agile Methodology.

He is an avid machine learning enthusiast who is learning the mathematics, statistics and information science to blend with the computer science (programming knowledge) he already has for years.

Having worked in DOTNET Technologies for the last 9 years in domain of application and database development which includes Web and Desktop Development addition to knowledge domain. He works with python and ML.Net and a bit of for Machine Learning Stuffs to provide solutions for enterprise applications

Session: From C# into Machine Learning

This will be a technical talk session with Pre-Prepared Short Demo (5 minutes) to cover the topic. This topic and gist of the session is to focus on understanding what it takes for a software engineer to get into Machine Learning.

Ayush Agrawal- Founder and CEO, LectureNotes

Ayush Agrawal is the founder of a product which is loved by engineering students throughout India and Pakistan. Starting from a mild beginning, his product is now used by over 1 Million users every month. A businessman by birth, an Electrical Engineer by degree and a CEO by role of LectureNotes, known for his positive and optimistic attitude, his dynamic range of acquaintances and a sense of adventure that knows few bounds.

Session: Futuristic Website Development – PWA and Offline Accessibility

The session will start with an Introduction to PWA and how PWA can help developers improve the user experience and following a demo which will demonstrate converting an existing dynamic website to a PWA with service worker, caching of assets and user information and making the entire website available for offline access. Sending and displaying of push notification will also be a part of the demo.

Karan Shaw- Cognitive Engineer at Nexright Software Solutions

AI, ML, IOT & Robotics Enthusiastic, Cognitive Engineer @ Nexright Software Solutions Pvt Ltd & Founder of Trybotics.com
Session: Scale Your Business Using Artificial Intelligence And Cognitive Science

How to Solve Complex Challenges of Natural Language Processing:

  •  Automated parsing, tokenization, part-of-speech tagging, and lemmatization.
  • Ability to use special tags, qualifiers, and operators in linguistic rules that take advantage of part-of-speech tagging, tokenization, lemmatization (allows for more precision or better recall/abstraction capabilities), and detect misspellings.
  • Merge or split topics automatically generated by the machine (unsupervised machine learning) to create user-defined topics (subject-matter expertise to refine automated AI output).
  • Text summarization, text data segmentation, text parsing, and mining, topic modeling, text rule development, and scoring, text rule discovery, term mapping and topic term mapping, conditional random field and search.

The business benefits of NLP explained Chat Bots, Sentiment analysis, Automatic Summarization, Question Answering, Contextual extraction, Machine-generated topic detection

Sweta Nalini Sabat- Application Security Consultant at TCS

Working as security program manager for american multinational conglomerate company. Have total 11+ years of experience in IT industry including several domains of information security, application security, security consulting, software development, .Net and Content Management.

Have worked as Application Security Consultant for Cyber Security Practice and involved in various aspects of application security architecture & design reviews, vulnerability assessment, code security review etc.

Have always strived for streamlining the lifecycle of vulnerability management for various clients and provided them with appropriate remediation consultation. Also have experience in project management cycle, creation of project plans and cost estimates.

Session: Open Source Software Security

The objective of the session is to highlight and make aware about the risks involved in usage of Open Source Software. There would also be a short demo of a utility Dependency- Check that identifies third party libraries/dependency files and checks if there are any known, publicly disclosed, vulnerabilities.

Naibedya Kar- Project Lead, Mindfire Solutions

Naibedya Kar is having 12 years of experience in software development and team managements. Currently he is working with Mindfire Solutions, Bhubaneswar as a project lead.

Session: Advance features in Chrome Developer tools

In the lightning talk I will show some cool features present in chrome developer tools that every developer can use for day to day developments.

Motivational Talks

Dr Pankaj Dwivedi, Medical Director at K M hospital Raipur

Dr. Pankaj Dwivedi is an eminent orthopedic surgeon who is the Medical Director and head of the department of Joint Replacement and Trauma surgery at K M hospital Raipur, previously he was the HOD Joint Replacement and Trauma surgery at Apollo hospital, Bhilai. He is the author of the acclaimed novel “The Possibility” and a famous Inspirational speaker not motivational.

Educated at two of the most premier medical institutes of India he has diligently pursued his career in medicine for over 13 years now (from finishing MBBS). He pursued his MBBS at KMC Mangalore, Manipal Academy of higher education, and his post-graduation at COEO (Centre of excellence in orthopedics) Apollo main hospital Chennai in orthopedic and reconstructive surgery.

When faced with death, disease and misfortune amongst the fellow human beings on a daily basis one really has only two choices either to numb oneself and detach from the surroundings or to seek a higher purpose, a deeper meaning into this phenomenon of life. He (the author) was blessed with the latter.
Session: Find yourself before trying to find your passion or purpose

Our entire life is spent chasing success, accolades and excellence, from kindergarten upwards the entire system is wired to reward success (be it higher grades, gold medals, achieving targets or meeting deadlines) and looking down upon whatever is outside this definition(of success). But oddly enough the most important ingredient necessary to seek this elusive entity of success is hidden away from all of us.

It’s as if it were a conspiracy a conspiracy against “you” and her in lies the clue. We are coerced to believe that the most important ingredients for a fulfilling life, a successful career and joyful relationships lie somewhere outside ourselves in the form of a skill set, knowledge, certification, activity or behavioural modification. Hence we never bother to have a date with the most important person in our lives … “our self”

Siddharth Rajhans, Principal Policy Officer, United Nations, New York

Siddharth Rajhans is a Harvard educated first generation technology entrepreneur, a Silicon Valley Technocrat and product expert, management researcher, TEDx and motivational speaker and Pioneer of the Outernet Technology in India and the Asia Pacific Region.

Siddharth has been a student of the prestigious Harvard Business School at Harvard University in the US and has distinguished himself professionally with his illustrious career spanning across Silicon Valley and Singapore with tech giants, in varied roles across product management, innovation, developer relations and supply chain.

Siddharth is currently a Principal Policy Officer for the United Nations in New York and has worked as a Product Manager for Apple in Singapore and spearheaded Apple’s Everyone Can Code project – which paved way for his keynote as the first Indian at the WorldWide Developers Conference in June 2016. Siddharth is an Apple WWDC Veteran and has been a popular figure at Apple’s WorldWide Developers Conference every year.

He also heads his startup called “Spacify” as a co-founder and CEO, which has been working to provide satellite-powered internet or “Outernet” in Singapore and parts of rural India as part of the Digital India initiative.

Session: How to achieve unprecedented success in the tech domain

Siddharth will speak about his personal journey and experiences that have shaped him as a person and professional that he is today. He picks up from where he left Tech Bhubaneswar in 2016 as the first keynote speaker and shares the experiences he has had after that – including an academic stint at Harvard University on full scholarship – followed by a recent assignment with the United Nations working on the Sustainable Development Goals – Agenda 2030. This way Siddharth will weave his story and share how he was able to come across these opportunities and capitalized on them when the opportunity came knocking finally.