Speakers

 

Deepthi Ravula

CEO,
WEHUB

 Deepthi Ravula is the CEO for WEHUB, Government of Telangana initiative to promote foster Women Entrepreneurship.She was born and brought up in Hyderabad, Telangana.
She has done her engineering from Hyderabad and has attended graduate school at CSU, San Diego. She has 14 years of experience working California, USA in area of Communications. She was the Joint Director for Electronics (Business and Semiconductor) for the State of Telangana from 2016-18
 Prior to joining the Department of Electronics, Deepthi had worked in Nokia, San Diego designing Audio Acoustic Circuits. She did protocol design at Palm Inc. in Sunnyvale, Atheros in Santa Clara, Qualcomm and Litepoint (Teradyne) in Sunnyvale. In her roles, she has worked on Audio Acoustic Design, Cellular Technologies all the way from GSM to VoLTE, Connectivity technologies such as BT, WIFI, NFC, ZigBee. She worked as an RF application engineer AE, handling all Pre-and Post-sales support, Technical Marketing, Business Development. She was involved in training customers ranging from PRC(China), India, Europe, South America to USA.
  She is an ardent advocate for women in STEM and also conceptualized a networking series at WE Hub for early career women professionals for continuation of women in the workface.

Aruna Rajan

Head of Technology and Science,
Content Intelligence in Advertising,
Amazon.

 Aruna Rajan heads an advertising team in ads generation and intelligence, she says "am an old and not yet-jaded science leader who likes to build diverse teams of scientifically minded engineers, designers, and data professionals, and we work with artists, creatives, sales, marketing, operations, and business teams to change the way businesses work. Business after the internet is not the same : instrumentation, measurement, inference, and prediction are essential for survival - science is back in business now! She helps rethink businesses scientifically, paying attention to the details and untold narratives in data. She has built programmatic intelligence in IT, telecom, payments, fulfillment, ads, agriculture, eCommerce, and fashion that power discovery, traffic, marketing, and conversions apart from curtailing fraud and abuse. I'm also passionate about bringing social change - thinking scientifically and empathetically to build enterprises that serve the underserved. Aruna enjoys what she does with Magasool, her agricultural enterprise to work with small and marginal farmers -nothing has built more perspective.

Charu Srinivasan

Partner Director of Engineering,
Microsoft.

Charu Srinivasan is Partner Director of Engineering in the Cloud & AI Division at the Microsoft India Development Center (IDC). Over the span of more than two decades at Microsoft, she has worked on several technologies such as database replication, server virtualization, data protection, disaster recovery and cloud computing.

Arati Deo

MD Machine Learning/AI,
Accenture.

 Arati Deo is the Managing Director, leading India Practice for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Inclusion and Diversity at Advanced Technology Centers in India. She has 25+ years of experience in the field of Machine Learning and Data Science. Her key expertise lies in developing AI and predictive software systems for industry applications.
 Arati has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (specializing in Robotics) from Rice University, Houston.

Aparna Mangari

Head Data Science and Analytics,
Novartis.

 Aparna is the Global Head of Data Science and Analytical team for Patient Safety function at Novarties. She is a senior IT management professional with over 20 years of experience across various industries like Pharma, Telecommunication, Healthcare, Energy and IT consulting.
 In here current role, she is responsible for developing talent and curious, inspired culture. Her vision is to leverage 'Science of Data' to transform 'Data' into 'Information' and 'Information' to enhance safety surveillance of a drug and monetize data assets.
 Aparna has a master's degree in Computer Applications from Hyderabad Central University and Executive General Management from IIIM Bangalore. Her Passion and strengths are to mentor, coach and develop talent. She would like to spend time with her family and travel during her spare time

Vidhu Beohar

Sr Manager-Data Science,
Microsoft.

 Vidhu works for Microsoft as a Senior Product Manager in Hyderabad. She has around 15 years of industry experience during which she has primarily worked on Customer Analytics, HR Analytics, and People Analytics.
 Vidhu has filed 6 patents with US Patent Office (USPTO)  in the areas of machine learning and natural language processing.
 Vidhu holds a master’s degree in Computer Science Application and has attended an Executive Program in Business Analytics from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.

Deepa Suresh

Director Media Analytics,
Intel.

Deepa Suresh is the Director in the Network Platforms Group at Intel-Bangalore. She has around 20+ years of experience in the domains of Media , Broadcast and OTT Streaming. The key focus areas in the last few years has been Cloud Transcode on scale, OTT Streaming, Automotive, Media and Network Analytics and Immersive Media (AR/VR).

Sushmita K

Data Scientist,
Gramener a data science company.

Sushmita holds a computer science engineering degree and a PGD Data science from Manipal Academy of higher studies. A young passionate data scientist.

Ms Radhika Mamidi

Asst. Professor,
IIIT Hyderabad.

Experienced researcher and teacher with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Corpus Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Linguistics, and Natural Language Processing. Strong education foundation with a MA, MPhil and PhD in Linguistics from University of Hyderabad. Career is built in Computational Linguistics with a focus on Machine Translation, Dialogue System, Sentiment Analysis and Understanding Humour.

Snigdha Borra

Sr. Data Scientist & Business Consultant,
Optum.

  Snigdha has over 12 years of experience. She is also an experimental entrepreneur and is currently the co founder of an AI based HR platform provider called Cred-Confirm.

Archana Moturi

Lead Data Scientist ,
Insofe.

 An MBA in Strategy from the University of Strathclyde Business School, UK and B.E. in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Osmania University. She has worked on various large scale data science problems and works closely with the Data Scientists in delivering the data science solutions from the definition of solution architecture to the implementation of the projects.

Dr. Shruti Mantri

Associate Director, ISB,
Institute of Data science.

 Chevening Cyber Security Fellow for the year 2017 and; a result oriented academician and scientific researcher with 18 years of experience in strategizing, designing, modeling and developing secure IT computing framework and solutions for scientific problems. Proven track record in risk analysis, vulnerability assessment, design, development and implementation of secure controls and network architecture.
 She is a member of Machine Intelligence Research Labs (USA), Internal Association of Computer Science and IT (IACSIT), Singapore, IEEE, Association of Women in Engineering (WIE), ACM, Indian Rough Society, and Higher Education Forum. She is the author of the book, “Emerging GIS Applications for Emergency and Disaster Management” and recipient of Distinguished Professor Award 2017 by Computer Society of India.

Sruthi Rallapalli

Senior Data Scientist,
Optum.

 Sruthi has done B.Tech (Honours) Computer Science Engineering and Masters in Artificial Intelligence from IIIT Hyderabad. Specialist in Natural Language applications, Semantic information extraction and analysis, Computational Linguistics, Machine learning, Machine Learning applications to real life problems, Programming/Scripting in Java, Python and Perl.

Sudeepthi

Data Scientist,
TCS.

 Sudeepti has been in IT for around 14 years, working in data centric roles – like advanced analytics, data warehousing and data life cycle management. She is currently working as a Data Scientist in TCS. As part of her Analytics experience using SAP tools, she worked with multiple industries and clients across the globe. She is currently driving development of a cognitive visualization tool. She and her team worked on improvising store merchandising and promotions/marketing strategy for several Retail customers. They also successfully built models in Warranty Analytics like early prediction of product failures for their Manufacturing clients. She attended a course from IIT Hyderabad in Data Science in 2014.

Sudha Devi

Data Scientist,
Deloitte.

 She has more than five years of experience with good exposure to various domains in Industry.
 Currently, she is part of the Hux product team at Deloitte's Customer and Marketing practice, developing Decisioning pipelines.
 Sudha has worked for multiple clients leveraging machine learning and predictive modeling to improve strategic decision making.
 She has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from JNTUH University. Her passion is reading books and drawing sketches. She likes to spend her leisure time with her pet dog, Lucy.