Speakers


Prof. Alison Clear
Associate Professor and Programme Leader
Eastern Institute of Technology, Auckland

Alison Clear is an Associate Professor and Programme Leader at the Auckland campus of the Eastern Institute of Technology. She has an extensive academic and professional career that has involved academic leadership in research, scholarship, teaching and curriculum development nationally and internationally and an extensive publication record in national and international conferences and journals in computing and information technology.

Her research interests include Women and Computing, ICT in developing countries, elearning implementation and the development of computing education. Alison is an invited international keynote speaker, has been a member of the international ACM Educational Council, member and vice chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education and Fellow of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals (IITP) and Fellow of the Computing and Information Technology Research and Education in New Zealand (CITRENZ). She is currently leading an international research project CC2020 of 36 people from 20 countries to redefine the computing curricula for 2020 forward.


Prof. Pankaj Jalote
Director and Professor
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi

Pankaj Jalote is the Director of IIIT-Delhi (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi). Earlier he has been an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland College Park, Chair Professor at IIT Delhi, and Head of Computer Science Department at IIT Kanpur. He has also been Vice President at Infosys for 2 years, Visiting Researcher at Microsoft in Redmond for 1 year, and Interim Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University (DTU) for six months.

He has a B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur, MS from Pennsylvania State University, and Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of five books, some of which have been translated in Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc, and the Indian edition of his text on Software Engineering was adjudged the bestselling book by the publisher. His main area of interest is Software Engineering. He has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Intl. Journal on Empirical Software Engineering, and IEEE Trans. on Services Computing.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE and INAE.


Mr. Amit K Gupta
Founder & CEO
GT Silicon Pvt Ltd

Amit K Gupta has been innovating in the electronic industry for over 15 years. He is an alumnus of IIT Kanpur, IISc Bangalore and IIM Bangalore from where he completed B.Tech., M.Sc.(Engg) and EGMP respectively. He has produced an award winning thesis at IISc and has many research publications to his credit. He has founded GT Silicon Pvt Ltd, a niche IoT company.

Amit has received DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation (IIGP) Award for the innovative shoe-mounted indoor positioning sensor which his venture GT Silicon co-developed with its R&D partner KTH University, Sweden. He has also been awarded with the TiE-UP Young Entrepreneur Award. Under his leadership, GT Silicon has been adjudged as the Top 10 Most Promising Startup of 2015 by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Since the launch, GT Silicon has distributed products to research groups across 25+ countries. The products have been selling under the brands "oblu" and "Inertial Elements".