2nd International Conference on Innovative Mechanisms for Industry Applications (ICIMIA)

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ISBN : 978-1-7281-4167-1

Chief Guest

Sri. B. S. Bindhumadhava

Chair Elect Bangalore Section, IEEE
Senior Director & Centre Head CDAC

Guests of Honor


Harsha Chatturvedi
co-founder of EOX Vantage (EOX)

As the co-founder of EOX Vantage (EOX), Harsha has been focused on bringing Efficiencies and Operational Excellence to EOX, its customers, and the world. Harsha has 25+ years experience in Consulting, Operational Excellence, Enterprise Business Solutions, Business Intelligence, and Process improvement. 

His work with companies such as Fidelity, American Airlines, and  i2 Technologies, has made him an expert in applying business intelligence to Operational Excellence. Harsha has 4 patents in supply chain market place process improvements and has several patent pending in the areas of Big Data, IoT and Business Operating Systems’. 


Harsha graduated with an MBA from southern Methodist University (SMU) Dallas, a Masters in Computer Science from Louisiana State University (LSU) Baton Rouge, and a Bachelors in Engineering from Bangalore University (BU)


Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni

Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni

CTO and Co-Founder, CityMandi

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence focused starting up

Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni was awarded the title of "Eminent Engineer" by the prestigious and renowned organization "Institution of Engineers" (IEI). The award was given to Dr. Srinivas Padmanabhuni in recognition of his experience and contributions to the profession of Computers at the 32nd Annual convention of IEI His vast experience in the computing field, including marquee area of Artificial Intelligence (AI), brings a unique blend of academic, research and industry orientation, a rare combination. Srinivas Padmanabhuni is a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence. Srinivas Padmanabhuni co-founded CityMandi.com a next generation AI enabled smart B2B startup in Agri Tech focused on farm to fork. He has been the past president of ACM India, the top professional organization of computing professionals. He is the chief Mentor for Tarah technologies an AI consulting and training company. He specializes in areas of software engineering, AI and Machine Learning. Earlier, he was a Principal Research Scientist and Associate Vice President at Infosys where he overlooked the university innovation ecosystem, alongside research and innovation group in Infosys Labs. He has won several other awards including the excellence award for Innovation at Infosys, Research excellence award at University of Alberta, and Merit award at IIT Kanpur,
He is a Ph.D in AI from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, specializing in AI. Prior to Ph.D. he secured his B.Tech from IIT Kanpur and M.Tech in CS from IIT Bombay

His interests: AI, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity.
He has to his credit:
Seven granted patents
Multiple additional patents in process
One published book by Wiley
100+ refereed international publications
400+ invited talks across eight countries
15000 + students lectured on AI, and related topics

Keynote Speakers


Mohanmmad S Obaidat

Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS
Founding Dean and Professor, College of Computing and Informatics, University of Sharjah, UAE
Past President and Chair of Board of Directors of The Society for Modeling ad Simulation International, SCS
Inductee of SCS Hall of Fame-Life Achievement Award
Recipient of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communication Software
Technical Achievement Award for Contribution to Cybersecurity, Wireless Networks, Computer Networks and Modeling and Simulation
Founding Editor-in-Chief, Security and Privacy Journal, Wiley
Editor in Chief, International Journal of Communication Systems, Wiley
Editor, IEEE Wireless Communications
Editor, IEEE Systems Journal

Short Biography:
Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat is an internationally known academic/researcher/scientist/ scholar. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA. He has received extensive research funding and published To Date (2019) about One Thousand (1,000) refereed technical articles- About half of them are journal articles, over 70 books, and over 70 Book Chapters. He is Editor- in-Chief of 3 scholarly journals and an editor of many other international journals. He is the founding Editor-in Chief of Wiley Security and Privacy Journal.

Among his previous positions are Advisor to the President of Philadelphia University for Research, Development and Information Technology, President and Chair of Board of Directors of the Society for Molding and Simulation International, SCS, Senior Vice President of SCS, Dean of the College of Engineering at Prince Sultan University, Chair and tenured Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Science and Director of the MS Graduate Program in Data Analytics at Fordham university, Chair and tenured Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Graduate Program at Monmouth University, Tenured Full Professor at King Abdullah II School of Information Technology, University of Jordan, The PR of China Ministry of Education Distinguished Overseas Professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, China and an Honorary Distinguished Professor at the Amity University- A Global University. He is now the Founding Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics at The University of Shrajah, UAE.

He has chaired numerous (Over 160) international conferences and has given numerous (Over 160) keynote speeches worldwide. He founded or co-founded four international conferences. He has served as ABET/CSAB evaluator and on IEEE CS Fellow Evaluation Committee. He has served as IEEE CS Distinguished Speaker/Lecturer and an ACM Distinguished Lecturer. Since 2004 has has been serving as an SCS Distinguished Lecturer. He received many best paper awards for his papers including ones from IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, AICSA, CITS, SPECTS, DCNET International conferences. He also received Best Paper awards from IEEE Systems Journal in 2018 and in 2019 (2 Best Paper Awards).

He also received many other worldwide awards for his technical contributions including: The 2018 IEEE ComSoc-Technical Committee on Communications Software 2018 Technical Achievement Award for contribution to Cybersecurity, Wireless Networks Computer Networks and Modeling and Simulation, SCS prestigious McLeod Founder's Award , Presidential Service Award, SCS Hall of Fame –Lifetime Achievement Award for his technical contribution to modeling and simulation and for his outstanding visionary leadership and dedication to increasing the effectiveness and broadening the applications of modeling and simulation worldwide. He also received the SCS Outstanding Service Award. He was awarded the IEEE CITS Hall of Fame Distinguished and Eminent Award.

He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of SCS.

Raghunandan Manchenahalli

Raghunandan Manchenahalli, Director at Dell EMC

A result oriented technology manager experience in systems & application development in enterprise management products.  As an R&D engineering manager, I have successfully delivered projects with high quality, handled customer relationships, evolved technology adoption, managed cost control, established quality control processes and built a strong team of engineers through recruitment, training and talent management.
Experienced in developing enterprise class multi-tier applications and dealt with architectural issues related to performance, scalability, usability, serviceability and high availability. Incorporated CMMi level 3 processes in SDLC and was successful in arresting defect escape and achieved process efficiencies in risk management. Product engineering experience in enterprise systems.


Mohan Silaparasetty

Mohan Silaparasetty

CoFounder and CEO, Trendwise Analytics, AI and Deep Learning professional

Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning professional - Author,Speaker,Trainer
IIT Graduate with more than 20 years of Experience in the IT industry in a variety of leadership and technical roles.
Deep Learning with Tensorflow 2.0 - Video course - Packt Publishing
Hands on with python, Tensorflow and R.
Organizer - Bangalore Artificial Intelligence Meetup Group

Previous Experience

  • AI Consultant, Manipal Global
  • General Manager, IBM
  • Vice President, SAP Labs
  • Senior Consultant, SAP America 


Suhas Venkatesh - Program Manager, Fireeye Cyber Security

Strategic, Goal oriented, Focused, Target bound... People-centric, someone who invests in the development of people, process and organization goals and transforms to next levels.
Experienced people manager with an excellent work ethic and 15+ years of multinational experience, primarily in customer service and business operations, end to end Order management, License compliance, License support, pre-sales and analytics in highly reputed organizations like Fireeye, VMware and Oracle. Organized, flexible, adaptable, results-driven, development skills and have demonstrated extensive experience in successfully managing teams in India.


Dr. Ullas Nambiar

Senior Vice President, AI Research & Products

Mr. Ravi Madipadaga

Head-Corporate Research & Technologies
Siemens, India.

Dr. Arbind Kumar Gupta

Professor, Department of CSE, DSCE
Director, HeartHealth Tech Pvt. Ltd.


Important Dates:

Final Paper Submission: Closed
Registration Due: Closed
Conference Date: 5-7, March 2020

Technical Sponsor: IEEE Bangalore Section