Prof. Janat Shah is the Director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur since 2011. He obtained his B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1980, and is a Fellow in Operations Management from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (1989). After graduating from IIT Bombay, Prof. Shah worked with Neeka Tubes Ltd., as Planning Manager from 1980-82 and with Jaydeep Engineering Pvt. Ltd. in Ahmedabad as Joint Managing Director from 1982-85, then did his Fellow programme in Operations Management from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1989.nnBefore joining IIMB, Prof. Shah was Assistant Professor of Production and Operations Management with the Institute of Rural Management in Anand from 1989 to 1991.
Prof. Gaurav S. Sukhatme is Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). He holds the Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in Computer Science and serves as the Executive Vice Dean at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He obtained his B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1991, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1993 and 1997 respectively.nn nn
Mr. Abidali (Abid) Z. Neemuchwala is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Wipro Limited. He overseeing more than $8 billion in revenue and over 182,000 employees serving clients across six continents. Mr. Neemuchwala obtained his master’s degree in Industrial Management from IIT Bombay in 1992 and bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication from Nation Institute of Technology, Raipur.nnMr. Neemuchwala has over 27 years of experience in the IT services industry with deep operational knowledge and broad strategic insight in building and scaling businesses. In 1992, he joined Tata Consultancy Services where he served for 23 years. Mr. Neemuchwala joined the organization during a time of acceleration for the nascent Indian IT services industry. He led and contributed to several impactful programs pioneering third-party quality certifications, process excellence programs, establishing global delivery models, scaling growth across service lines and delivering outsized results across business units including growing TCS’BPO business to over $2 billion in the span of few years.
Dr. Mayuresh Kothare is Chairman, and R. L McCann Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at Lehigh University, United States.nnDr. Kothare earned his B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from IT Bombay in 1991 with a silver medal MS. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, in 1995 and 1997, respectively.nnHe was a Research Assistant with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland during 1994-96; a Visiting Scholar in electrical engineering at Purdue University (1995) and chemical engineering at the City College of New York, New York (1997); and a Postdoctoral Researcher with Mobil Oil Corporation (1997-98). His primary professional experience began as Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University (1998-2003), Associate Professor (2003-08), Professor (2008-12), and Chairman of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (from 2012). He has held a Visiting Professor appointment in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins (2008-12). He has conferred the title of Guest Professor (2012-15) at East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai.