Kishor Himane

Kishor-Himane-300Kishor Himane is Director at PTC Software India Pvt. ltd. (PTC), a wholly owned subsidiary of PTC Inc. Kishor heads the Development Center for PTC Global Services enablement functions and is also jointly responsible for Development Programs on Technology Platform (IoT, Data Analytics, Digital Twin) for PTC Global Services. Kishor has been with PTC since 2006 and is credited with establishing the Pune Development Center and driving the innovation initiatives for PTC GS enablement functions. Kishor has conducted several sessions on IoT Awareness within PTC, as well as at Industry (PMI) and Academic (IOTA Conference at MIT, Pune) forums.
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Abhimanyu Prabhavalkar

Abhimanyu-Prabhavalkar-300Abhimanyu Prabhavalkar is Vice President of Oracle’s Platform As A Service (PaaS) Research and Development organization and is currently developing Oracle’s IoT Cloud Service and analytics platform. He has 20+ years of software product development & global management experience. He is passionate about building enterprise grade software products/solutions and high performance teams required for the delivery of these products. Abhimanyu has been a technology evangelist and has presented on various software technology topics around the world. He is excited about the possibilities that IoT has to offer and he is busy conceptualizing solutions for the real world enterprise problems using IoT.

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Kedar Sovani

Kedar-Sovani-300Kedar Sovani has 14 years of experience in Linux kernel, Systems software and IoT. He  was the former maintainer of Fedora-ARM project. His technical articles on popular kernel websites have helped numerous developers learn advanced concepts in kernel programming. He has mentored several engineering projects. For the past 7 years, he has been working in the Wi-Fi IoT at Marvell. This work is currently powering millions of IoT devices deployed in the field. Kedar works as a Senior Manager at Marvell. He has spoken at, and a regular speaker at Geep and IotPune.
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Gurpreet Sachdeva


Gurpreet-Singh-Sachdeva-300Gurpreet Sachdeva is a Technology Executive with around 19 years of experience working on some of the most challenging technologies related to Communication Software, Enterprise Computing and Cloud Computing. Gurpreet did his B. Tech (C.S.) from NIT, Kurukshetra and M.S. (Software Systems) from BITS, Pilani. He is currently working as Director – Technology with Aricent, Gurgaon. Being a keen Java enthusiast, has worked in Java EE Technology with almost every major application platform ranging from Tomcat to JBoss, Oracle Application Server and WebLogic. Exposure to working with large distributed multicultural teams in a highly dynamic environment, involving an onshore/offshore model. Gurpreet is an invited speaker in prestigious conferences like Oracle – Java One and co-founder of Delhi – NCR – Java User Group.
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Shripad Agashe

Shripad-Agashe-300Shripad has more than 17 years of IT experience in executing projects for a broad range of business problems for various large organizations including several Fortune 500 companies. He specializes in Performance and Scalability of compute intensive applications. He is also interested in distributed computing and loves reading “The Morning Paper”. He currently works as a tech lead at ThoughtWorks. Read more

Girish Kolapkar

Girish-Kolapkar-300Girish Kolapkar is Software Specialist-Test Automation at SAS Research and Development (India) with special interests in Agile methodologies and continuous integration, adoption of automaton throughout the delivery lifecycle. Girish has 10+ years of experience in test automation using SAFS framework implementations for IBM rational Robot, Rational Functional Tester, Image based testing, Selenium WebDriver, Mobile Automation .He is currently working with testing HTML5 (SAPUI5) based applications using open source Selenium+ tool.  Furthermore I am an enthusiast about learning modern software engineering patterns, approaches and architectural styles and their impact on software quality and testability.
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Rishabh Jain & Harkesh Kumar

Rishabh-Jain-300Rishabh Jain is a Big Data Consultant for #Fame. He has 6 years of freelance experience in the field of software development. Developed applications for domains like ‘fashion and lifestyle’, and ‘entertainment’. Aim at creating multi-tenant scalable applications. Implemented big data stack for solving real-time information needs for social platforms like #fame and Thoughtbuzz.






Harkesh-Kumar-300Harkesh Kumar Lead Developer for #Fame, responsible for designing and developing micro services for various modules. Prior to #Fame, Harkesh developed scalable applications for domains like ‘insurance’ and ‘travel’.








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Pushkar Kulkarni

Pushkar-Kulkarni-300Pushkar Kulkarni is a member of the IBM Runtime Technologies team in India Software Lab, Bengaluru. He has worked on the IBM Java’s Just-In-Time compiler in the past and is currently involved in customer-reported problems and bugs IBM Java’s standard classes library. He is enthusiastic about programming languages and likes to try out all kinds of them – old and new, practical and esoteric.
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Navin Kabra

Navin Kabra is currently co-founder & CTO at, a startup focused on helping companies filter job candidates based on evaluation of actual job-related skills. He is also one of the creators of, a portal for the tech community in Pune, India, and, one of the largest start-up showcases in Pune. He has worked for large companies (like Veritas/Symantec, Teradata), and small; he has worked in India and in the US; seen a successful exit, and a dotcom failure; done product development and done research; he’s written consumer software and enterprise software. He’s been a developer, an architect, a researchers, and a manager (but hated it). Navin has a PhD in CS from University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA, and a B.Tech. in CS from IIT-Bombay. Read more

Navneet Karnani

Navneet-Karnani-300Navneet is the founder of Mandrake Technologies. He has over 20 years of experience building applications. Over these years, he has significant expertise working on teams building management servers for Data Center management applications. He is a technology enthusiast and am keen on evaluating emerging technologies for production use.
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Praveer Gupta

Praveer-Gupta-300Praveer Gupta is currently working as a Senior Software Consultant. He has worked with ThoughtWorks and Deloitte and has provided consulting for customers from a wide variety of industry domains. He has primarily built solutions using Java technologies. Praveer believes that today technology plays a big role is solving problems in every field.
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