Advisory Group

Our Advisors
Mr Dinesh Chand Sharma
Chair Advisory - India m2m + iot Forum, Director – Standardization, Policy and Regulation, Seconded European Standardization Expert in India (SESEI)
Mr Dinesh Chand Sharma

Chair Advisory - India m2m + iot Forum, Director – Standardization, Policy and Regulation, Seconded European Standardization Expert in India (SESEI)

Prof MP Gupta
Co-Chair Advisory - India m2m + iot Forum, Dhananjaya Chair Professor & Head, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi
Prof MP Gupta

Co-Chair Advisory - India m2m + iot Forum, Dhananjaya Chair Professor & Head, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi

Dr BM Baveja
Principal Advisor - India m2m + iot Forum, Scientist G & Group Coordinator, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology

Dr B.M. Baveja holds a B.Tech Electrical degree from IIT Delhi and two post graduate degrees from England, one in

Dr BM Baveja

Principal Advisor - India m2m + iot Forum, Scientist G & Group Coordinator, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology

Dr B.M. Baveja holds a B.Tech Electrical degree from IIT Delhi and two post graduate degrees from England, one in Electrical Engineering from London University and another in Public Management from Birmingham University, UK. Dr. Baveja has a Doctorate (PhD) degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Hyderabad. Dr Baveja has about 30 years of experience of managing technology, policy, promotional and infrastructure requirements of the country in Information Communication Technologies and Electronics during his tenure with Government of India, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY).

India m2m + iot Forum 2019
First Advisory Group Meeting 23 August 2019, New Delhi, India
India m2m + iot Forum 2019

First Advisory Group Meeting 23 August 2019, New Delhi, India

Mr Abhishek Sharma
Founder and MD, Beyond Evolution Tech Solutions Private Limited (BETS)
Mr Abhishek Sharma

Founder and MD, Beyond Evolution Tech Solutions Private Limited (BETS)

Mr A K Mittal
Advisor, Telecom Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI)
Mr A K Mittal

Advisor, Telecom Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI)

Mr Alok Srivastava
Managing Director - India & Southeast Asia, IoT BU, Cisco

I have 25+ years of experience in Management Consulting, IT Led Business Transformations, Enterprise Solution Sales and Professional Services across

Mr Alok Srivastava

Managing Director - India & Southeast Asia, IoT BU, Cisco

I have 25+ years of experience in Management Consulting, IT Led Business Transformations, Enterprise Solution Sales and Professional Services across Telecom, Media, Utilities, Consumer Products, Retail and Manufacturing industries. I helped launch multiple new businesses, most notable being in the areas of - IoT, Mobile Wallet and Smart Cities.
Companies Represented: Senior Leadership Positions in Reliance Group, Accenture, IBM, SAP, Amdocs and Fujitsu-ICIM.
Specialties: IT Enabled Business Transformation, Digital / IoT Technology Solutions, Large Systems Integration Projects, New Business Launch.

Mr Ashish Pachory
Mangement Consultant, CIO Advisories
Mr Ashish Pachory

Mangement Consultant, CIO Advisories

Mr Ashutosh Mayank
Principal, Lumis Partners
Mr Ashutosh Mayank

Principal, Lumis Partners

Mr Bipin Pradeep Kumar
Co-Founder, Gaia Smart Cities
Mr Bipin Pradeep Kumar

Co-Founder, Gaia Smart Cities

Mr Derick Jose
Co–Founder & CPO, Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics
Mr Derick Jose

Co–Founder & CPO, Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics

Dr Geetha Manjunath
Co-founder and CEO, NIRAMAI
Dr Geetha Manjunath

Co-founder and CEO, NIRAMAI

Prof Jagan Shah
Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
Prof Jagan Shah

Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)

Mr Jim Clarke
EU Strategic Liaison Manager Telecommunications Software and Systems Group, Waterford Institute of Technology
Mr Jim Clarke

EU Strategic Liaison Manager Telecommunications Software and Systems Group, Waterford Institute of Technology

Mr Kalyan Siva
CEO, 5C Network

Kalyan Sivasailam is the CEO of 5C Network. Kalyan started 5C Network when one of this colleagues was admitted into

Mr Kalyan Siva

CEO, 5C Network

Kalyan Sivasailam is the CEO of 5C Network. Kalyan started 5C Network when one of this colleagues was admitted into a hospital in Bangalore and the MRI scan report took 2 days to come.

Mr Kartik Gopal
IoT & Telematics Strategy Consultant
Mr Kartik Gopal

IoT & Telematics Strategy Consultant

Mr Klaus Pendl
First Counsellor – ICT, Delegation of the European Union to India
Mr Klaus Pendl

First Counsellor – ICT, Delegation of the European Union to India

Mr Manish Upadhyay
Co-founder LIQVID; Partner (Strg.) - EDUGILD; Advisor- CSF, NSDC & Ashoka Univ; Partner & investor - Augtraveler

Manish is a Co-founder of LIQVID (funded by Soft Bank & Gray Matters Capital) - a successful Edtech firm and

Mr Manish Upadhyay

Co-founder LIQVID; Partner (Strg.) - EDUGILD; Advisor- CSF, NSDC & Ashoka Univ; Partner & investor - Augtraveler

Manish is a Co-founder of LIQVID (funded by Soft Bank & Gray Matters Capital) - a successful Edtech firm and has been educated at IIT Delhi. He has over 23 years of experience in the elearning - Edtech industry.
He is also a Partner (Strg.) to EDUGUILD - an Edtech accelerator and is working towards nurturing - supporting the Edtech startups ecosystem in India.

Mr Manish Kumar
Senior Vice President - IT, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Limited (DIMTS)
Mr Manish Kumar

Senior Vice President - IT, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Limited (DIMTS)

Mr Narang K Kishore
Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolab Private Limited, Panel on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Mr Narang K Kishore

Mentor & Principal Design Architect, Narnix Technolab Private Limited, Panel on Smart Infrastructure, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

Mr Pashim Tewari
Technical Director, All India Institute of Local Self Government
Mr Pashim Tewari

Technical Director, All India Institute of Local Self Government

Dr Prabhat Ranjan
Executive Director, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)
Dr Prabhat Ranjan

Executive Director, Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)

Mr Reji Kumar Pillai
President, India Smart Grid Forum

Reji is the President of India Smart Grid Forum (www.indiasmartgrid.org) since its inception in 2011 and also the Chairman of

Mr Reji Kumar Pillai

President, India Smart Grid Forum

Reji is the President of India Smart Grid Forum (www.indiasmartgrid.org) since its inception in 2011 and also the Chairman of Global Smart Grid Federation. He is an internationally renowned expert with over three decades of experience in the electricity sector in diverse functions covering the entire value chain and across continents. He is spearheading a mission to leverage technology to transform the electric grid in India and light every home at affordable cost through sustainable developmental models. Reji played the pivotal role in formulation of the Smart Grid Vision & Roadmapfor India (August 2013)andthe launch of a National Smart Grid Mission (March 2015) by Government of India, issue of Model Smart GridRegulations (June 2015) by Forum of Regulators; and issue of Standards for Smart Meters (IS 16444 -2015 and IS 15959 Part 2) by Bureau of Indian Standards. He is presently advocating for a “Right to Electricity Act” that will ensure lifeline supply of electricity to all citizens in the country. His current areas of research include: WiFi as Last Mile Connectivity Solution for Smart Metering, Smart Gridsas Anchor Infrastructure for Smart Cities, Development of Smart City Maturity Model, Grid Interactive Buildings and Campuses (Smart Microgridsthat can participate in evolving transactive energy market), Future of Transportation; and Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Standards and Policies for India.

Mr Rajesh Mathur
Advisor, ESRI
Mr Rajesh Mathur

Advisor, ESRI

Mr R K Pathak
DDG (IC) Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India
Mr R K Pathak

DDG (IC) Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications, Government of India

Mr Sudhanshu Mittal
Director Industry 4.0 - NASSCOM
Mr Sudhanshu Mittal

Director Industry 4.0 - NASSCOM

Dr Sunil Patil
Managing Director, Indus Valley Technologies
Dr Sunil Patil

Managing Director, Indus Valley Technologies

Er Sanjeeb Kumar Patjoshi
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj
Er Sanjeeb Kumar Patjoshi

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Dr Subi Chaturvedi
President at YES BANK & Fr. UN IGF MAG Member
Dr Subi Chaturvedi

President at YES BANK & Fr. UN IGF MAG Member

Mr Sushil Kumar
Deputy Director General – Telecom Engineering Centre, Ministry of Communications, Government of India
Mr Sushil Kumar

Deputy Director General – Telecom Engineering Centre, Ministry of Communications, Government of India

Mr Vipin Tyagi
Executive Director, Centre for Development of Telematics (CDOT), A Government of India Enterprise
Mr Vipin Tyagi

Executive Director, Centre for Development of Telematics (CDOT), A Government of India Enterprise

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