THE JURY

Mr. V. P. Chandan
Mr. V. P. ChandanDirector, Aegis; Director, Punjab Communications; Consultant, World Bank; Former President, Qualcomm

Mr. Chandan is one of the pioneers of telecom revolution in India. He has been a key-player in bringing CDMA technology in India and making it commercially lunched. Dr. Abul Kalam and Mr. Chandan were instrumental in the privatization of Internet in India. Recognising his contribution to the field of Electrical Engineering, the award of “Outstanding engineer” for the year 2004 was conferred on Mr. Chandan by Delhi International Branch of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (U.K.). Under his patronage and able guidance Aegis School of Business and Telecom has emerged as leading telecom management schools in Asia Pasic region.

He has worked as Additional Member (Telecom), Railway Board, Director, PCL & GCEL, Vice Chairman, Indo- French Technical Association, Member, Governing Council, ERDCI, Ministry of IT, Member, SACFA. Vice Chairman PTCIF, etc. He is Master of Technology in Communications and Radar Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT) Delhi, India; Bachelor of Technology from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU);. He is CEng & FIET(UK); FIRSE (UK); Sr. MIEEE (USA); Sr.MCSI; FIRT, ; FIRSTE; FCIL & T ( India); FAIMA; FIETE; & FIE (India).

Mr. Rajan Mathews
Mr. Rajan MathewsDirector General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)

Director General of the industry association body – Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) representing the GSM-based service providers in India. Mathews brings along a rich knowledge of finance and administration along with his extensive experience in the Indian telecom industry. He has been associated with various telecom firms in India as well as abroad.

Most recently Mathews was the COO of US operations and Corporate CFO and V.P. of Telargo, where he oversaw the company’s US operations and financial, accounting, treasury, tax, administrative and HR functions. He has also served as President of Telephone Systems International and V.P. and CFO of Call Sciences Inc and held various senior executive positions with AT&T wireless. Earlier, he also had a stint with the research firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers as a senior consultant

He has worked as Additional Member (Telecom), Railway Board, Director, PCL & GCEL, Vice Chairman, Indo- French Technical Association, Member, Governing Council, ERDCI, Ministry of IT, Member, SACFA. Vice Chairman PTCIF, etc. He is Master of Technology in Communications and Radar Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT) Delhi, India; Bachelor of Technology from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU);. He is CEng & FIET(UK); FIRSE (UK); Sr. MIEEE (USA); Sr.MCSI; FIRT, ; FIRSTE; FCIL & T ( India); FAIMA; FIETE; & FIE (India).

Mr. Hemant Joshi
Mr. Hemant JoshiPartner, Deliotte

Hemant is a Partner in Deloitte Haskins and Sells (DHS), India. He is the TMT India Leader. His clients are spread across industries like – telecom, technology, engineering and automobiles. He has more than 25 years of experience in Assurance and Accounting Services and includes international experience in the Middle East and the USA. Hemant has extensive public company audit experience and has, over the years, served as audit partner on some of India’s – and the worlds – largest and most reputed companies. He has successfully led the IPO of one of the India’s largest mobile service provider. He currently serves reputed listed / multinational telecommunication, information technology and manufacturing companies.

Hemant has published several articles, thought papers on telecom in leading magazines and newsletters. Under his leadership, Deloitte has been strategic knowledge partner for several institutes in telecom domain. Currently Hemant is responsible for running the Accountancy page of Hindu Business Line on behalf of Deloitte; which is now appearing for the last one year on monthly basis.

He has worked as Additional Member (Telecom), Railway Board, Director, PCL & GCEL, Vice Chairman, Indo- French Technical Association, Member, Governing Council, ERDCI, Ministry of IT, Member, SACFA. Vice Chairman PTCIF, etc. He is Master of Technology in Communications and Radar Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT) Delhi, India; Bachelor of Technology from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU);. He is CEng & FIET(UK); FIRSE (UK); Sr. MIEEE (USA); Sr.MCSI; FIRT, ; FIRSTE; FCIL & T ( India); FAIMA; FIETE; & FIE (India).

Dr. Abhijit Gangopadhyay
Dr. Abhijit GangopadhyayDean, Aegis School of Business and Telecommunication, Founding Dean, IIM Indore

Dean and Prof. Human Resource, Organizational Behaviour, Aegis. Prof. & Dean, School of Management & Labour Studies, Former Dean, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS). Founding Dean, Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM Indore) Director, Central Labour Institute, Ministry of Labour, DGFASLI, Mumbai Prof. in Behavioural Sciences, SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad Scientist,Defence Research & Development(DRDO),Ministry of Defence, New Delhi Worked as the national expert with International Labour Organization(ILO) and Asian Productivity Organization(APO), Tokyo. PhD (Kolkata), PG Dip (IIT, Kharagpur), MA ;

Mr. Sougata Mukherjea
Mr. Sougata MukherjeaHead, Telecom & Mobile Research department in IBM India Research Lab

Sougata Mukherjea leads the Telecom & Mobile Research department in IBM India Research Lab. His research interests include Middleware technologies and its applications to Telecom, Analytics and Visualization. He has several patents as well as multiple publications in reputed Computer Science conferences and journals in these research areas. His group has developed many innovative technologies in the Telecom and Mobile domain some of which have been integrated into IBM products or licensed to customers. Sougata received his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in Computer Science. Prior to joining IBM Sougata worked in Research & Development for several companies in the Silicon Valley (California) including NEC Research, Inktomi and BEA Systems.

He has worked as Additional Member (Telecom), Railway Board, Director, PCL & GCEL, Vice Chairman, Indo- French Technical Association, Member, Governing Council, ERDCI, Ministry of IT, Member, SACFA. Vice Chairman PTCIF, etc. He is Master of Technology in Communications and Radar Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT) Delhi, India; Bachelor of Technology from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (BHU);. He is CEng & FIET(UK); FIRSE (UK); Sr. MIEEE (USA); Sr.MCSI; FIRT, ; FIRSTE; FCIL & T ( India); FAIMA; FIETE; & FIE (India).

Mr. Narayanan Madhavan
Mr. Narayanan MadhavanMr. Narayanan MadhavanSenior Associate Editor, Hindustan Times

Madhavan, senior journalist, columnist and editor, has more than 25 years of experience in journalism. He is currently Associate Editor running the business news pages of Hindustan Times, and writes a weekly column on technology issues, called Tech-IT-Easy. He has earlier worked in various capacities for Reuters, the international news agency, including Chief Technology Correspondent for India. He earlier worked for The Economic Times and Business Standard.
Though focused mainly on business and economic journalism with a strong exposure to information technology and the Internet, he has also covered or written on other issues including politics, diplomacy, cinema, culture, cricket and social issues.
He has covered India’s economic reform and the information technology boom from the
frontlines in Delhi and Bangalore during their crucial years and also covered leading events including general elections, nuclear tests and India-Pakistan conflict.

Mr. Satya Gupta
Mr. Satya GuptaNGN Guru

Chief Regulatory Advisor & Director Govt. Affairs at BT Global Services, SAARC
Member, Task Force for National Vocational Education Framework for Telecom at CMAI Association of India
Memeber, Committee for IPV6 Address Allocation Policy in India at Govt. of India
Chairman Broadband Working Group,Communications Convergence Committee at ASSOCHAM
Co-Chairman National Leadership Development Council at ASSOCHAM
Member Oversight Committee to Implement National IPV6 Plan at Govt. of India
Member, Action Plan Committee, WSIS-2011 at Govt. of India
Joint Secretary at ITU-APT Foundation of India
Vice President at ISPAI – ISP Association of India
Founder President at Association of Competitive Telecom Operators
Chief Regulatory Advisor & Director Govt. Affairs at BT Global Services, SAARC
Chief Regulatory Advisor & Director Govt. Affairs at BT Global Services, MNC , ATRIPG, India and SAARC

Mr. Bhupesh Daheria
Mr. Bhupesh DaheriaCEO, Aegis School of Business & Telecommunication Chief Organizer, Aegis Graham Bell Awards

Over 20 years experience as serial Entrepreneur in field of Telecom and Education. His career is focused on eradicating the birth penalty through offering quality education to the masses at affordable cost. He founded Aegis School of Business & Telecommunication in 2002 with the support of Bharti Airtel, India’s top telecom firm, for developing the next generation of leaders. In 2011 launched under his guidance launched first mMBA on tablet on Mobile University platform which was unveiled by Mr. Sachin Pilot, Hon’ble Minister of state for Communications & IT), Govt. of India. In 2013 designed and launched world’s first Masters in Enterprise Mobility to address the issues of Operator, System Integrator, Mobility Vendors, Enterprises and career aspirants. Mr. Daheria is founder and Chief Organizer of Aegis Graham Bell Awards is the largest and the only award for innovations in field of TIME (Telecom, Internet, Media and Edutainment).

In 2013, He launched mUniversity – An open market place and delivery platform for the masses. His mission to launch mUniversity is to make education accessible to all by eliminating geographical and financial constraints.

Mr. Bhoopesh Raghav
Mr. Bhoopesh RaghavPartner, Aegis Research and Consulting, CEO, ATP Networks

Currently providing consultancy support to state utility company in forays into telecom using OPGW network. Developing network business for growing companies in India and Africa. Earlier worked on international business in Reliance Communication, Tata Communications; developed ILD business for Idea Cellular and pan India network for Loop Telecom. He has rich experience of working in Africa and in management of submarine projects. Past: Chief Technical Officer, Glo Gateway, Globacom, Nigeria; Head NLD/ILD at Essar/ Loop; Advisor ILD at Idea Cellular ILD at Reliance Infocomm
Bhoopesh has an MBA from Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, India; M.Tech (Computer Sc.), School of Computer Sc, JNU, New Delhi and B.Tech (Electronics Engg), Institute of Tech.[IT, BHU], Varanasi, India.

Dr. Dilip PanditOver 25 years corporate experince in Analytics, Consulting, Strategy and Financial Services. Ph.D. in Finance Strategy, University of California; MS, Physics; MBA, IIFT- Delhi; AMP, IIM-A

Over 25 years corporate experince in Analytics, Consulting, Strategy and Financial Services. Ph.D. in Finance Strategy, University of California; MS, Physics; MBA, IIFT- Delhi; AMP, IIM-A