Speakers at ADCOM 2022

Dr. V. Kamakoti,
Director – IITMadras

Dr. Kamakoti Veezhinathan is the current Director of the IIT Madras, and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science Engineering, IIT Madras.  He took over as the Director from Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi. Dr. Kamakoti, is credited with leading the efforts for SHAKTI (microprocessor), India’s first indigenous RISC-V processor development program.

Dr. Kamakoti previously served as a Head of India’s National Taskforce on Artificial Intelligence, and is a leading expert on technological consultations. He is a member of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB), and is routinely appointed on key panels for technological consultations regarding national security.

Apart from being a noted scientist, Dr.Kamakoti has a keen interest in organic farming, and actively pursues Carnatic Violin recitation. He is also heading the IIT Madras Music Club as its President.


Dr. V. Kamakoti

Dr. Satish Jamadagni,
Senior Vice President, Reliance Jio

25 years of industry experience in the telecom domain covering Devices, Networks, Platforms and Services. I have led teams contributing towards product development and delivery, develop standards and essential patents for key organizations such as Reliance Jio, Motorola, Samsung.

Member of the following industry bodies (past/present):
– Past Vice Chairman of TSDSI (Telecom Standards Development Society of India) for two terms, was also the chair of the working group (SGN) responsible for the 5Gi specification and early 6G efforts for 4 years.
– Active member of 3GPP, O-RAN, GSMA and GTI (Global TDD Initiative)
– Previously Co-Chair of the Asia Regional Operators Group; Small Cell Forum (SCF)
– Previously on the board of the International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium (IMTC)

Over 200 granted patents in the wireless platform domain, Over 30 publications in the Wireless/Telecom platform area and active contributions to various standards bodies.


Dr. Satish Jamadagni,

Dr. Sandeep Alur
Director, Microsoft Technology Center, India

As a Technology Leader at Microsoft, Sandeep Alur heads ‘Microsoft Technology Center’, an Experience Center focusing on helping Customers accelerate their digital transformation journey. Being a passionate techie, and an evangelist at heart, he loves technologies that have a profound impact on human lives. A ‘Thought Leader’, a ‘Trusted Adviser’ and a meticulous implementer on the ground, he believes that the next big leap is in ‘Data Science’, and the power of ‘Generative AI’ will elevate Customer Experience to greater heights. Sandeep holds a Bachelor’s degree in ‘Mechanical Engineering’ from RVCE, and a Post Graduate degree in ‘Data Science and AI’ from ISB, Hyderabad.


Dr. Sandeep Alur

Dr. Debabrata Das,
Director, IIITB

Dr.Debabrata Das is serving as Director of IIIT Bangalore (IIITB). Before joining IIITB in 2002, he had served at G S Sanyal School of Telecommunication at IIT Kharagpur and later at Kirana Networks in New Jersey, USA. He is Project Officer of National Mission for Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems in the areas of Advanced Communication System, from DST, Govt of India. He was PI of multiple sponsored projects from Intel, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Motorola Research, Tejas Networks, Nokia, Govt. of India, in the areas of Broadband Wireless MAC/QoS/Energy-saving, IMS. His main areas of research interest are IoT and Wireless Access Network’s MAC, QoS, Power saving. Dr. Das received his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.


Dr. Debabrata Das

Prof. Alex P James,
Dean – Digital University Kerala

Biography: Professor Alex James received the Ph.D. degree from the Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. He works as a Professor of AI hardware at School of Electronic Systems and Automation, and Dean (Academic) at Digital University Kerala. He works in the broad area of brain-inspired systems, memristive systems, intelligent semiconductor devices, analog circuits and imaging systems. He is Prof-in-charge of Maker Village that supports over 80+ hardware startups. He is Chief Investigator of the centre for Intelligent IoT Sensors, and India Innovation Centre for Graphene, developing new products to the market. Dr. James was the founding chair for IEEE Kerala Section Circuits and Systems Society. He is a member of IEEE CASS Technical committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems, IEEE CASS Technical committee on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and Memristor Array Computing, IEEE Consumer Technology Society Technical Committee on Quantum in Consumer Technology (QCT),  Technical Committee on Machine learning, Deep learning and AI in CE (MDA) , Member of BCS’ Fellows Technical Advisory Group (F-TAG) and Member of SIG on Electronics for Agrifood. He was an editorial member of Information Fusion, Elsevier, and is an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Neuroscience (Section: Neuromorphic Systems), IEEE ACCESS, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence (2017-18) (Guest associate editor),  IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems 1 (2018-present) and IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems (2022-present). He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Life Member of ACM, Senior Fellow of HEA, Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS), and Fellow of IET (FIET).


Prof. Alex P James

Dr. Ramesh Vaddi,
Associate Professor at SRM University AP

Dr. Ramesh Vaddi (SM’17) completed Ph.D. in microelectronics and VLSI from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India in 2011. He was a senior research fellow at National University of Singapore during 2018-19, postdoctoral scholar at Pennsylvania State University, USA during 2013 and postdoctoral research fellow in the school of electrical and electronic engineering, Nanyang Technological University during, 2011-2012. At Penstate, he was involved in the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) sponsored projects “Centre for Low Energy Systems Technology (LEAST) and NSF sponsored Nanosystems Engineering Research Centre for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST). Dr.Vaddi has worked as an assistant professor in IIIT Naya Raipur and Shiv Nadar University, India and presently he is an associate professor in ECE Department at SRM University, Amaravati, AP, and India. He has published research outcomes in several top IEEE conferences and peer reviewed International journals in the devices and circuits and has about 50 research publications and 2 USA patents to his credit. His research interests include Post-CMOS devices for energy efficient VLSI Designs, Hardware security for IoT, VLSI Accelerators and In-memory computing architectures for Deep Learning.


Dr. Ramesh Vaddi,

Prof. Bidyadhar Subudhi

Professor, School of Electrical Sciences

Dean (Research & Development)

Department of Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology – Goa

Area of Specialization
System & Control Theory, Robust and Adaptive Control, Control of Photovoltaic system and Microgrid, Active Power Filtering, Wide Area Control of Power System, Control of autonomous underwater vehicles

Prof. Bidyadhar Subudhi

Pramod Gummaraj
CEO, Aprecomm

November 9Pramod Gummaraj is a tech innovator and chief executive officer (CEO) at Aprecomm, a pioneer in democratising network intelligence with artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled products. Gummaraj brings to Aprecomm his extensive experience in intelligent network systems, connected cars, and wireless communications.


Pramod Gummaraj

N. Kishor Narang
Principal Design Strategist & Architect
Narnix Technolabs Pvt. Ltd.

Technology Philanthropist; Innovation, Standardization & Sustainability Evangelist

Kishor is Technology Advisor, Mentor, Design Strategist & Architect in Electrical, Electronics & ICT with over 45 years of professional experience in education, research, design and consulting running an Independent Design House – NARNIX since 1981. Over 30 years of hardcore Research and Design Development Experience in Solutions, Systems, Products, Hardware, Software & Firmware (Embedded Software) across diverse technology & application domains, and over 10 years of Consultancy Experience to different segments of business & industry. He has over 350 Research & Design Mentees in the Electronics, ICT & STI Ecosystems. Currently, he is mentoring many Deep Tech & Disruptive Tech Startups.

For the last 10 years, he has been deeply involved in standardization in the electrical, electronics, communications, information technology and cyber security domains with a focus on identifying gaps in standards to bring harmonization through standardized interfaces to ensure end-to-end Interoperability. With focus on ubiquity & comprehensive interoperability in Digital Infrastructures, he has been pursuing applied research in last Mile Communication and 5G Communication Architectures developing some unique approaches resulting in National & Global Standards.

He has been leading national standardization initiatives at BIS, the Indian national standards development organization, in Smart Cities, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Energy, and Active Assisted Living as the Chairman of the Smart Infrastructure Sectional Committee L TD 28, along with contributing to multiple other SDOs and initiatives. Globally, he is Vice Chair-Strategy and Project Leader of two international standards in IEC SyC Smart Cities, a Co-Editor of the ISO/IEC JTC1/WG 11 Four Standards, and a member of the Steering Committee of OCEANIS, beyond proactive contributions in many committees in global SDOs.

N. Kishor Narang

Dr Kalpit Desai
Entrepreneur, AI / ML Strategist

Dr Kalpit Desai is an Entrepreneur, AI / ML strategist and thought leader having helped more than a dozen organisations realise the true potential of AI. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Dr Kalpit has built AI-powered products and solutions for a broad range of domains including healthcare, energy, manufacturing, defense, retail, automotive etc.

Dr Kalpit received PhD (2006) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA,

with focus on machine learning for healthcare. He has several patents and peer-reviewed publications in international journals and conferences to his credit. He is also a member of the Startup & Technology Committee at CAHO and an active participant in various forums around AI and ML including ValleyML, DataHack Summit etc.

Driven by the passion of building a better tomorrow using data and AI, Dr Kalpit founded Datakalp in 2018, where he has built Palan – a unique platform that automates protocol training and compliance across numerous use cases in hygiene, wellness and safety verticals.

Dr Kalpit Desai