Dr. Muktesh Chander

Dr. Muktesh Chander graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Delhi University in first class with distinction.  After doing one year specialization in Statistical and Quality Control and Operations Research from ISI, Madras, he joined Bharat Heavy Engineering Limited as a Quality Control Engineer and received several awards for improvement in the quality and productivity.

In 1988 he joined Indian Police Service and has remained posted to several places including DIG Goa and Addl. Commissioner of Police, Crime, and Traffic Delhi and IG Daman Diu. He has served as Centre Director of National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre of India. He was specially selected as United Nation Police Observer and has monitored, trained and advised police in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Europe for one year. He has also done Hostage Negotiation course at Louisiana State Police Academy, USA and Law Enforcement Executive Development Course with FBI, Los Angeles, USA. Dr. Muktesh Chander also holds a law degree from Delhi University, Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Cyber Laws from Amity Law School and Masters Degree in Criminology & Police Science. He has also earned Ph.D. in Information Security Management from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He was awarded prestigious Chevening Cyber Security Fellowship at Cranfield University, UK.

He has been awarded President’s Police Medal for meritorious service, President’s Police Medal for distinguished service, Police Medal for Hard Duty, UN Service Medal with a bar and 50th Anniversary of Independence Medal.

He has written a number of articles on Cyber Crime, Cyber Security, Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and related topics, which have been published in various prestigious journals and newspapers. He is a resource person for several premier institutes like Rajasthan Police Academy, Gujarat Police Academy, Gujarat Forensic Science University, National Crime Records Bureau, Bureau of Police Research and Development, National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, CBI, Indian Law Institute, Delhi Judicial Academy etc., His papers on Cyber Terrorism, Social Media: Analysis of New Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Law Enforcement Agencies, and Information Security were selected for the 35th,  44th  and 46th  All India Police Science Congresses in 2004, 2015 and 2018 respectively. He was member secretary of the Joint Working Group which formulated “Guidelines for Protection of National Critical Information Infrastructure in India”. He has also served as Centre Director of Cyber Division of National Technical Research Centre under Prime Minister’s office.

He is life member of Computer Society of India and an elected Fellow of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (IETE) as well as The Institution of Engineers India. He has been awarded by IETE with Hari Ram Toshniwal Award 2013. He is also life member of India Society of Criminology and Indian Society of Victimology.

Recently he had addressed International Symposium on Cyber Crime Response, jointly organized by Interpol and Korean National Police Agency in Seoul and on Cyber Security of Smart Cities in UK.

Apart from this Dr. Muktesh Chander holds a license of Amateur Radio. He is also life member of Amateur Radio Society of India.

During his spare time he plays on flute and mouth organ and listens to classical and semi classical music. He regularly performs in various programs of Delhi Doordarshan and other musical events. He has released two CDs of Bollywood songs on flute.

He is currently posted in Delhi Police as Special Commissioner, Operation (DG  rank).

Mr. Rainer Schmidt

Rainer Schmidt born in 1958. Degreed engineer for information technology (TU) worked in several leading management positions in the telecommunication industry so for KRONE (Germany) and ADC (USA).

Today Rainer Schmidt is working as business development manager for industrial cabling for the HARTING Electronics GmbH, Marienwerderstr. 3, 32339 Espelkamp.

Schmidt is active in international standardization so e.g. in IEC SC65C (IEC61918, IEC61784-5 series), Cenelec TC215 (EN50173 and 50174 series) and TIA TR-42. Schmidt is chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC25 and member of SC 25/WG 3 (ISO/IEC11801 series).

Mr. Atul Arya

Mr. Atul Arya is the Head of Energy System Division at Panasonic India. In his current role, he is spearheading Panasonic’s ambition to be a leader in the Energy Storage Market – a bourgeoning segment with immense potential – in India and other emerging countries.

For over two decades, he has honed his skills in multi-cultural environments and various markets, among which are India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and China. His experience with Manufacturing, Data Centers and T&D sector with many global companies.

Dr. Rahul Walawalkar

Rahul Walawalkar is President & MD of Customized Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. He leads the Emerging Technologies practice for Customized Energy Solutions globally with focus on energy storage, renewables, demand response and smart grid technologies. Rahul is Executive Director of India Energy Storage Alliance. He was a Board member for Energy Storage Association, USA during 2009-15. In 2014, he was nominated as part of Standing Committee on Energy Storage and Hybrid systems by MNRE. He is leading MOVE initiative of IESA with a goal of building robust ecosystem for EV manufacturing in India. Rahul holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mr. Sandip Sinha

Sandip Sinha is Vice President , Head – Renewable Segment at ABB India Limited .As segment responsible for renewables, he focuses on the end user sector of renewables, to build knowledge of customers and their applications, enhance customer engagement and to promote the complete ABB portfolio offering.

Sandip has completed bachelor of electrical engineering from Bangalore University and MBA from IIT Delhi. He has nearly 24 years of extensive industry experience, which includes 20 years in ABB where he has held various management positions in the field of, Manufacturing, Testing, sales and Marketing, project management and services primarily in Energy Automation and communication domain.

Mr. A M Devendernathan

A M Devendranath, Chief Operating Officer in Feedback Consulting. Dev is an Electronics Engineer and has over 25 years of experience in the Indian Industry and has been associated with the aspect of studying and researching the Indian industry closely for the last 24 years. He has been part of over 1300+ engagements in Feedback spanning across Electricals & Electronics, Energy, Power, AC&R, and Engineering products and services. He has handled and overseen a wide range of B2B assignments encompassing various industry verticals in India and select global markets for the leading Indian and International corporations. He has been playing a pivotal role in Feedback’s delivery process and is a key member of the Management Council at Feedback Business Consulting. He currently heads the Operations of the Consult Division of Feedback Business Consulting.