Jiten Agarwal is founding member, and chairman of Expedien and Cambridge Education Development with 20+ years of experience in Industry in various management positions. Previously, Mr. Agarwal worked with Ernest and Young, Cap Gemini, and Business Objects Americas in various management positions for several years.
Jiten serves on board of several technology and non-profit firms in North America. Jiten has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, B.S. and M.S. in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology.
Prof. John F. Cady
Prof. John F. Cady is Clinical Professor, and Executive Director of Kelley Executive Partners (KEP), Indian University. Prior to it, John held various positions including Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education, and Associate Dean at Fuqua Business School, Senior Lecturer at Sloan School of Management, MIT, and Assistant/Associate Professor at Harvard Business School.
John is an experienced academic working in the areas of marketing and business strategy, and talent development. John has authored four books, dozens of refereed professional articles, and written over 50 case studies. An entrepreneur, John co-founded The Center for Executive Development in Cambridge, MA and has served as a consultant for scores of Fortune 500 corporations.
John is MBA & Ph. D. from University of Buffalo, SUNY and BA from State University of New York.
Prof. S. K. Kak
Prof S. K. Kak is a renowned academician, researcher and distinguished Professor and currently the Vice Chancellor of Jaypee University of Information Technology. He completed his term as Vice Chancellor of Mahamaya Technical University (MTU) recently. Prior to it, he was Vice Chancellor of Meerut University, and Professor, Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology, BHU for 20+ years.
He has been adviser and consultant to various Public & Private sector companies like UPTRON, CEL, SSID, and ECIL. Prof. Kak was also member of the Payload Design Team of ISRO for GSAT and INSAT-3B satellites. He has contributed to countries major effort in Electronic Warfare SAMYUKTA and Missile development programs NAG & PRATHVI. He was appointed as Independent Director on the Board of BSNL by the president of India in 2008 and served till 2011.
He has over 40 years of experience in research (Communication Engineering, Communication Systems, Optical and Fiber Optic Communication, Data Networks, Signal Processing and AI Engineering & Expert Systems), Industrial, administrative and consultancy to several national and international organizations. Currently he is interested in using IT & ICT for expanding literacy and Education in rural areas through Distance Education and Web based Education.
Rajev is an accomplished business leader with 20+ years of industry experience driving strategy, innovation and business growth on a regional & global scale with consumer goods major, Unilever. In addition, Rajev Shukla is an Investor and Senior Board Advisor in Private Equity & Venture Capital, focusing on technology & consumer opportunities. He is also individually engaged in the start-up and entrepreneurial eco-system as an investor, mentor and board member for technology start-ups and consumer ventures in Singapore, India & USA.
In his last industry role, Rajev led Global Strategy, Business Development and M&A for Unilever. In prior roles, he has led the transformation and turnaround of Unilever's business in SEA & ANZ, and has been responsible for the global transformation and acceleration of mega brands like Pond's, Lifebuoy, and Fair & Lovely. He is also credited as the architect of Unilever Indias Modern Trade Strategy, building an integrated business system from scratch early in his career.
Rajev is an IIT-IIM Alumnus, with a MBA from IIM Calcutta (1993) & Bachelor of Technology, Electronics & Communications Engineering, from IIT-BHU (1991)
Prof. D. S. Chauhan
Prof. Durg Singh Chauhan is former Secretary General of Association of Indian Universities and presently Vice-Chancellor, GLA University. He is a former Vice-Chancellor, U.P. Technical University, Uttrakhand Technical University, Lovely Professional University, and Jaypee University of Information Technology. He is Member of AICTE (Council) and has been member, University Grants Commission; all the universities he has served brought them at international scene by his specific contributions. He served at IIT, BHU since 1979 till April, 2013 as Assistant Professor to Professor and served as Director, KNIT, Sultanpur.
Besides many other contributions, the social service was his mission throughout his life and engaged in improvement of tribal areas specifically since three decades. He has been admired for his number of contributions in society. Best Engineer Award by Institution of Engineers, Lucknow (2001). He has produced 32 Ph.D. including 2 D.Sc. and 175 research papers published in International Journals and National Journals and Conferences. Chairman, Advisory Committee of 4 Deemed Universities. Jointly, authored 4 books and 100 articles published in technical magazines and newspapers. He has been member for IIT/NIT Council, Govt. of India. Member Search Committee of half dozen universities of various States. Member IEEE, FIE (Institution of Engineers, India), Life Member, ISTE, Member ACM, Member SIAM, Academic of International Bodies.
Prof Chauhan is an alumni of B.H.U., N.I.T., Tiruchirapalli, and IIT, Delhi. He did his post-doctoral work at Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt Maryland, USA.
Opinder Bawa is the VP of IT and CIO at University of San Francisco, where he is responsible for institution-wide technology advancement. Just prior he was the CTO for UCSF and CIO for UCSF School of Medicine. In these roles he provided leadership in technology, innovation, planning and delivery of solutions and services across research, education and patient care.
Bawa is well known in Silicon Valley for building high quality technology teams, providing meaningful vision and creation of industry-wide recognized products. He has more than 20 years of experience in business solutions, client engagement, information technology, innovative approaches and business development. He is often called upon for guest addresses at industry events and featured in articles.
Prior to UCSF he held leadership and staff roles at Boston City Hospital, The SCO Group, Acta Technology, 3Com Corporation, Citibank, Toshiba, IBM and Metaphor. Bawa has also been a board member of technology startups and a seed investor.
Bawa holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from City University of New York and a master's degree in business and information technology from University of Phoenix.
Gautam is the Executive Director at Cambridge Education Development. He has more than 30 years of successful corporate experience behind him as leader of various global MNCs. Beside co-founding SandBox India Inc, a market entry consulting company which he recently hived off, Gautam has been in helm of affair with organizations in positions like Regional Director & Head Operations of MMD Philips, (JV between Philips, Netherlands and USD13 billion TPV group) for India, SAARC, Middle East, Africa & Central Asia Region, Head of India operations of ViewSonic Corp, USA, Country Head, ZEBRA Technologies Corp,USA in India.
He has also headed the Marketing operations of ACi ( Asia ) Ltd, wholly owned subsidiary of Allied Computer Plc UK as its CMO.
Gautam started his career with Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co.Ltd., and later moved on to occupy top positions in companies like Eastman Kodak, TechNova-Agfa etc. He completed his Masters in Business Management and has participated in various Management Development Programs with IIM, Lucknow, Marketing Management in Micro, Small & Medium Scale Enterprise with Govt of India and several institutes internationally.
Jeff is a software industry senior executive and angel investor/advisor. Jeff is currently President of Crunch.io, a collaborative software platform for advanced analytics. Jeff has been focused on Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Enterprise Data Management. His previous positions include CEO of Insightful, a public analytics company, Vice President of Marketing at Acta, COO at Expedien, and Worldwide Director of Marketing at Business Objects Americas and Informix. During his tenure as CEO of Insightful, stock price of it doubled. He participated in Business Objects, IPO and helped orchestrate a 20 X public stock price increase of a DBMS company (Informix)
Jeff is MBA from Harvard Business School, Harvard University and B.A. in Computer Science from Williams College
Michael has enjoyed more than twenty years of high tech corporate sales and marketing roles in senior positions, working in the UK, South Africa, and the Silicon Valley area of California, USA. With international experience at Global 100 organizations, Michael has a unique perspective on the role that sales and marketing plays as an organization aims to transform itself. Mike has 20+ years of experience in global sales leader roles at firms such as Business Objects, Embarcadero Technologies, VMWare, IBM and Adaptive Selling
Michael has sold his own multi-million dollar deals, working across the entire customer hierarchy, with comfort in discussing business value with executive leaders.
Having trained sales teams on Solution Selling, SPIN Selling, the Complex Sale, and a variety of presentation and communication skills, Michael has an all-round perspective of the strengths and weaknesses of each. And with more than fifteen years in strategic corporate marketing roles, mostly for Silicon Valley-based companies, Michael has the rare blend of experience that can significantly improve sales performance. Michael is an alumni of University of London.
Varun Bhutani is the Vice President, Business Development at Cambridge Education Development. His career profile encompasses several years of experience in corporate sector globally. Prior to CED, Varun worked with organizations like JPMorgan, ING Group, Infosys etc. in various management positions across US, Europe & Asia Pacific.
Key highlights from his career include delivering on strategic projects for the top management of an international financial institution in the critical period for the industry between 2008 and 2010, leading the APAC sales for a growing analytics enterprise, being the founding member of a manufacturing consulting enterprise and a technology enterprise and being selected for the International Leadership Development Program of a leading European bank.
In the past, he has been a founder of a unique venture ‘Trihund’ aimed at enhancing & facilitating employability. He has been a visiting faculty of various educational institutes across India and has personally instructed over 2000 students from Engineering & MBA streams on topics of entrepreneurship, geo-politics, marketing and finance.
Varun earned his B. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Varanasi and MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) – Calcutta.
Neil has served in executive level roles within the online education & training industry at companies like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kaplan University, & Corporate Executive Board for last 10 years. Neil Khaund is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Kennedy Education. Previously, Neil was the VP of Corporate Development at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where he was responsible for new market development of their core digital programs.
Prior to HMH, Neil was the Managing Director at Kaplan University where he was responsible for the growth and development of key verticals like B2B solutions & Kaplan’s online K-12 program.
Neil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Statistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as well as a M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.