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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Kiran Nair

Strategic Industry Collaboration and MBA Administrator,
Associate Professor ,
Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM), UAE

Dr. Kiran Nair has over nineteen years of experience in marketing, management, human resource management, and supply chain logistics management as an International Marketing Professional. His track record demonstrates his expertise and mastery in the field of Marketing and Management. Throughout his professional career, he made every effort to maintain excellence, which aids in the achievement of a company's strategic goals. He has taken advantage of every opportunity to pursue excellence and work on the bottom lines by honing his dependable management and interpersonal skills.
From planning and mentoring to becoming an international faculty member, he enjoys taking on challenges that put him to the test and help him learn something new. His sales and marketing experience has nourished his human skills to the point where, when working as part of a team, he produces an interactive workforce with active networking that boosts productivity.
He is designated as a Director and an Associate Professor of Management, allowing him to hold multiple responsibilities and a multi-disciplinary network due to his expertise in management and supervision of a department that aligns with the University's vision statement. He understands how to create course materials, review project reports, conduct extensive research, and create individualized academic action plans. He works with strategic department heads to coordinate and reports to the Dean of Management.He is designated as a Director and an Associate Professor of Management, allowing him to hold multiple responsibilities and a multi-disciplinary network due to his expertise in management and supervision of a department that aligns with the University's vision statement. He understands how to create course materials, review project reports, conduct extensive research, and create individualized academic action plans. He works with strategic department heads to coordinate and reports to the Dean of Management.
He is designated as a Director and an Associate Professor of Management, allowing him to hold multiple responsibilities and a multi-disciplinary network due to his expertise in management and supervision of a department that aligns with the University's vision statement. He understands how to create course materials, review project reports, conduct extensive research, and create individualized academic action plans. He works with strategic department heads to coordinate and reports to the Dean of Management.
He is certified in Individual Motivation, Brand Management, Retail Management, and Sustainable Business Strategy.

Dr. Anwar Ahmad

University of Nizwa
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
Nizwa , Oman

Professor Dr. Anwar Ahmad is an Environmental Engineer and currently Professor in the College of Engineering and Architecture and Deptt. Of Civil Engineering, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman. Before, he was appointed as a Professor, in King Saud University 2012-2018. Also worked in University Malaysian Pahang (Faculty of Engineering and Earth Resources) in 2009- November 2011; Jamia Millia Islamia University 2000-2007.
More than 100 research paper published in high impact journal and conferences, NATURE Index J. published, 15 patents (Two US Patents), five gold medal, three silver and two bronze, 67 national and international conferences attended, edited proceedings and Documented Research reports
More than 47 Ph.D and Master students completed degree under his supervision. He completed more than 35 projects national international levels and actively involved in many collaborations with industries, universities and academicians.
He is organized a number of training program and symposia for the benefits of practicing engineer and professionals.
Current research areas: Wastewater electrolysis for bioenergy, electricity, hydrogen and sustainable energy production, established industrial high demand research center (national innovation center, sustainable design and design renewable sources energy), Industrial ecology and sustainability approach for energy and materials decarbonation flow production and environment, Assessment carbon sustainable development

Dr. Eng. Deni Shidqi Khaerudini,

Research Center for Advanced Materials
National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN),Indonesia

Dr. Deni is a Senior Research Scientist Research Center for Advanced Materials, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia. He has also been a faculty member at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universitas Mercu Buana, since 2017 to present. He received his Dr. Eng. in Energy Conversion Engineering, specifically on solid oxide fuel cells, from Hirosaki University, Japan in 2016. He received various awards including the 2015 doctorate student research excellence award from the President of Hirosaki University. Dr. Deni has 14 patents, 1 licensed (commercialized) patent, 1 trademark, 1 industrial design, and has published over 70 scientific papers with an h-index of 11 with more than 300 citations.

Dr. Shri Ajai Garg

Senior Director, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology
Government of India

An Engineer by qualification and a champion of Information Technology by choice, Dr. AK Garg is a seasoned technocrat and a key strategist who likes to see himself as a relentless disruptor and always at the forefront of initiatives shaping up the contemporary digital narratives.
As a proactive digital leader, Dr. Garg is spearheading many mission-critical digital transformation initiatives at MeitY apart from being a key contributor to various technology oriented and trade& commerce related strategic forums of GoI. As a Director in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, Dr. Garg is tasked with the responsibilities of managing key divisions. He heads the International Cooperation Division which has a mandate for promoting International Trade and Cooperation, driving IT/ITES sector apart from managing the responsibilities of e-Commerce and Startups, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and IPR Divisions and MeitY website.
A keen planner, strategist and implementer, Dr.Garg is passionate about promoting innovation driven startup-entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country especially in the realm of emerging technologies. The forward looking and dynamic MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) - a singular collaborative platform for the tech startup community towards building meaningful synergies in the Indian startup landscape has been one of his significant achievements. Creating a holistic framework for the nascent deep-tech startup ecosystem in the country has been a key differentiator for MSH.
Some of the other critical activities instituted by him that is contributing to developing new models of accelerated growth and structural transformations include Startup Accelerator of MeitY for Product Innovation, Development and Growth(SAMRIDH), a scheme to support existing and upcoming Accelerators to select and accelerate potential product based startups to scale up, theme based incubation centres, a clutch of Centres of Excellence (CoEs) in diverse areas of national interest, Accelerator Programmes and short term technology initiatives centered around Covid distress - helping onboard startups to work grounds up seamlessly and turn innovations into actionable results.
Dr. Garg is also an intricate part of the initiatives in the country for augmenting the Indian IT/ITES sector and underpinning the impact of Industry 4.0. He was part of the core team that had devised the National Software Product Policy 2019 (NPSP-2019) for creating a robust software product industry in the country.
Apart from his responsibilities at MeitY, Dr. Garg is a key contributor to various technology oriented and trade & commerce related strategic forums of GoI and global consultation groups. He has contributed as a lead negotiator in a number of significant global forums, including UN, RCEP, G-20 and WTO.
An alumnus of IIT Kanpur, Dr. Garg has authored more than 20 Research Papers that were published in prominent International Journals and has to his credit 2 Patents. Dr. Garg is a regular speaker at workshops, conferences, symposiums and forums in India and abroad dealing with startups, entrepreneurship, innovation & IPR, e- Governance, emerging technologies and evolving digital paradigms.

Dr. Christopher Abraham Ph.D, FCIM

CEO & Head Dubai Campus
Sr.VP at S P Jain School of Global Management
TEDx & International Conference Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Christopher Abraham has three Post Graduate qualifications in HRM, Business Administration (Marketing), Labor & Administrative Law and is a PhD in Business Administration (Design Thinking & Innovation). He is a Certified Design Thinker from IDEO/Stanford and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM), UK. He has thirty-four years’ experience in management consulting, marketing, and management education in India, Singapore and the UAE.
Currently he is the CEO & Head – Dubai campus and Sr. Vice President (Institutional Development) at the S P Jain School of Global Management, a Forbes Top 10, Economist & FT Top 100 ranked Business School, with campuses in Dubai, Singapore, Mumbai and Sydney. He has been a visiting Professor at many leading universities in Australia, USA, Canada, Singapore and UK. Earlier in Dubai, he headed the Executive MBA Program of XLRI, Jamshedpur, one of Asia’s top business schools.
His areas of competence are Innovation, Design Thinking, Behavioural Design, Neuroscience of Decision Making, Future of Education, Science of Happiness, Leadership, Marketing & Strategy.
A much sought after 3 x TEDx and international keynote speaker, he has successfully presented in numerous global forums and has also conducted many consulting and executive development assignments for global organizations, including The World Bank, The Executive Council (Govt. of Dubai), Emirates Airlines, SEWA (Government of Sharjah), Aramex, DHL, P & G, LG, AW Rostamani (Nissan Auto) etc.

Mr. Abdy Taminsyah ,

CEO and Founder
MonsoonSIM, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

short biography: Abdy is the Founder and President of MonsoonSIM, a Business Simulation and Experiential Learning platform currently used by over 200 academia for over 90000 learners globally. Abdy believes in advancing education through technology. He is passionate about creating a level playing field for all education institutions through innovative transformations. He and his team have come up with a unique "horizontal experiential learning model" (click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9DgEUgK99M to learn more) that is now implemented fully in MonsoonSIM. Abdy is a frequently invited speaker in various international conferences on Business Simulation and Experiential Learning. Countries include USA, Australia, UK, Canada, India, Estonia, Ukraine and China. Abdy is an entrepreneur with 30 years of enterprise software development experience. Throughout his career, Abdy had worked for global software vendors SAP, IFS and Unisys holding various executive positions in Los Angeles, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Abdy graduated from the University of Southern California with a Masters in Computer Engineering

Dr. Rajeev Agrawal,

Senior Director,,
Lloyd Institute of Engineering and Technology, India

Has an illustrated experience of more than 28 years in teaching and research, holds a B.E. degree, M. Tech. degree in System Engineering. He received Ph.D. from School of computer & System sciences, JNU, New Delhi. He was visiting professor at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA under a joint research projects in the area of Remote Patient Monitoring & Medical Imaging in the year 2010 and 2011. He has also visited Georgia Tech. University Georgia, USA. He is working in collaboration with different professors in the field of Medical Imaging.

He has served Bipin Chandra Tripathi Kumaon Institute of Technology (Formely Kumaon Engineering College, Dwarahat,) Uttarakhand, (An Autonomous Institute of Uttrakahand Government ) India for more than 14 years in different capacities such as Head of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering and MCA. He was the in charge of Training & Placement and contributed to get the college accredited by companies. He has also worked as Co-ordinator TEQIP (World Bank Project). Incharge Library, Convenor BOS, Member faculty of Engineering Member BOS, Institute Professional studies, Kumaun University, Nainital. He also conducted a National Conference as a Joint Secretary and received a grant from AICTE for his project. He has also co- ordinated the NBA accreditation process in the departments.

Joined G.L Bajaj Institute of technology and management in the year 2008 as a Director when the intake was 300 in the budding stage. Scaled to an intake of more than 1700 and Ranked among Top 3 Private Institutes in UP out of 500 colleges. Lead industry tie-ups and engagements culminating in GLBITM having an amazing placement record with every major recruiter. Spearheaded more than 900 quality research publications (Scopus Indexed) of the institute in the last 2-3 years through well planned Strategy. Responsible for NAAC accreditation process & NIRF & QS I.GAUGE rankings, Instrumental in the signing of different MOUs with Industries and Organizations and setting up of Incubation Centre (MSME), Leading the OBE practices in GLBITM from last 3 years and achieving all UG departments Accredited

He is one of the mentors from AKTU for NBA accreditation for Mentee Institutions , Instrumental In Bringing Grants for Development of facility in Institute Under UP Start-Up Policy, Conference Grants, Consultancy Contributions to Research, Course Curriculum Development and Other activities of the Institute.

He has delivered many keynote addresses, invited lectures and guest lectures, FDP, faculty analysis and review in many institutes, university and colleges. He has guided several M.Tech project thesis and three of the scholar under his guidance has been awarded Ph.D degrees, presently guiding 08 Ph.D. scholars . His current areas of research are Performance Evaluation of Wireless, Fog and Edge Networks, Medical Imaging, Inferences using AI and Learning tools, applications of wireless Communications in Patient monitoring.

He has more than 85 publications in reputed International Journals with more than 30 SCI/SCIE/SCI Journal papers International Conferences, contributed chapters along with many paper presentations in National Conferences to his credit. His works on Ultrasound Medical Imaging has been cited by many authors of international repute. Some of his papers are judged as best viewed/downloaded papers in Springer and other Journals. He is a member of editorial panel of two national journals. He has published 08 patents. He is also one of the Editor of three Springer Lecture series books and is an Editor of Book on “Computational Intelligence in Healthcare Applications” by Elsevier, Special issue editor in IGI Publication. Associate Editor : International Journal of Advances in Applied sciences,. Honorary Rosalind Member of London Journal Press, Member of Editorial Board “Journal of Health Informatics Journal, SAGE.

He is well versed with Accreditations (NBA, NAAC QS-I-Gauge) and Rankings Framework and is closely working with Industries and Organizations to enhance students Employability skills. He was member of BOS, MTU, Noida, RDC member of MTU, Noida and UPTU. Member of academic council for the year 2018-1019 AKTU. Convener of one of the BOS , member of Governing Council E- Resource Consortium AKTU. Co-coordinator E-shoot (swayam prapha) AKTU ECE group. He also serves on the Advisory Board of two Private Universities along with two startup companies. He is senior member IEEE, member EU-India Grid Community, ISTE, and World Academy of Science Engineering & Technology (WASET) and life member of ICEIT.

He is one of the reviewers of IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Trans. Parallel and Distributed Computing, IEEE Trans on Networks and service management, Computer Communication Elsevier Publication, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Heliyon Journal Elsevier Publication,,Expert System with Application(Elsevier), Wireless Network, Springer publication, International journal of e collaboration, IGI publication . He has been invited to serve on the Technical Program Committee of more than 50 International conferences and Conference Chair for more than 14 International- national conferences.

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