Dr Babu Sebastian
Dr Babu Sebastian is the former Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University. An academic and administrative career spanning over three decades, starting with an enriching and eventful 18 year long stint as a college teacher at St. Thomas College Pala, Kerala, one of the premier colleges in Kerala, with a rich history and tradition and as a University Research Guide and an author. As Director, (SIET) State Institute of Educational Technology, Govt. of Kerala for over 11 years he was the key person behind successfully Implementing Free and Open Learning Web Portal, Full-fledged e-learning project, On-line student aptitude test and Educational Audio and video Programme for Broadcasting, and also developed Dynamic e-book and Audio-visual e-book for e-learning project and produced more than five thousand educational Videos, Audios and Interactive Multimedia programmes.
Dr Thomas Joseph
Dr Thomas Joseph is the former Professor Of Strategy and International Business at IIM Udaipur. He is a Ph.D holder in Corporate strategy from IIM Bangalore. He has 18 years of industry experience and Continues to work with governments, corporates and NGO’s in strategy formulation and implementation. Dr Thomas gave a new direction to UAE Exchange as HEAD Strategy and was responsible for its transition to a nimble. customer focussed organisation that clocked growth much above industry growth rate. SPEED, the strategy initiative he had designed and implemented won accolades and was adjusted the best initiative for the year by the prestigious Michigan University, USA.
Dr Jagathy Raj VP
Dr. Jagathy Raj is a Ph.D holder in Industrial Engineering and Management from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. Currently working as Professor in Operations and Systems Management at School of Management Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Dr. Jagathy Raj did his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from University of Kerala and M.Tech (Electronics) and MBA (Systems and Operations Management) from Cochin University of Science and Technology. He is equally well-versed in both Engineering and Management related areas. He has more than 28 years of teaching and 22 years of research experience in Engineering and Management related areas.
Dr Rajasree MS Dr Rajasree was the Director of Indian Institute of Information Technology Management –IIITMK. She is a Ph.D holder in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. She has been serving the academic community for the past 26 years in teaching, research and taking leadership roles in several academic activities such as introduction of new courses at the Post Graduate level, curriculum design, conduct of university examination etc. Her research interests include Distributed and Object Oriented Software Engineering, Cloud Computing and Pattern recognition. She also contributes to the conceptualization and implementation of information systems for the government being a member of various technical committees. During her tenure as Director of IIITMK, she was responsible for anchoring a large number of IT projects and capacity building initiatives for e-Governance at the state and national level. She has a good number of publications in international conferences and journals and has also served in the programme/technical committees of a large number of national/international conferences.