( Department of Engineering, Technology & Architecture ) , Amity University Dubai.
Dr. Piyush is a recognized technology leader, educationist and distributed systems researcher. He had earned his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Manchester, U.K . He had served as a senior faculty of computer science and software engineering at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and Griffith University, Brisbane in Australia.. With an overall experience of 35 years in the ICT industry and CSE academia, Dr. Piyush brings with himself distinguished and well-recognized thought leadership in the areas of enterprise & solutions architecture, cloud- & IoT-based software systems, system integration, and mobile-enabled applications. Dr. Piyush had extensively contributed to R&D and innovation management and to the end-to-end solution architectures for business applications using mobile services, sensor networks and e-commerce platforms at companies like IBM, Ericsson, Pitney Bowes, and DELL. He has consulted on various enterprise architecture assignments for Fortune 500 companies such as Daimler AG, Lufthansa, Vodafone, etc. He had held several research grants from the Australian Research Council and well-funded projects in peer-to-peer distributed computing from Microsoft Australia and other private companies.
Prof.(Dr). Samir El-Masri
Chief Executive Officer,Digitalization.cloud
Professor of Digital Technologies
Certified Blockchain Expert , Certified Digital Transformation Expert
Author of the online ( Certified Digital Business Leader ) course
Holds a PhD in IT from National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France and experience in software development with more than 25-year experience in ICT industry. Worked as an IT senior program manager/Director for more than 5 years in France, 3 years in Japan, 10 years in Australia and 8 years in Saudi Arabia, 4 of which with GE eHealth and Oil & Gas Digital. Currently Senior consultant in Digital Transformation for several international companies in the region. Prince2 certified and managed over 100 software development projects in different industries. Prof.Dr.Samir recognized as well known international keynote speaker and digital technologies expert.Recently he has selected by the Silicon Valley based Engagement Alliance of Science & Technologies (EAST) among the top 50 world experts in Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain to work on future global projects. As an expert of Big Data Analytics, Digital Health, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Data Science, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, IOT and Industrial Internet of Things. Microsoft Azure, Technical GE Predix (Cloud based industrial Internet platform) leader, managing large development and data science team in MENAT using Scrum/Agile methodology. He is providing training and consulting services to large organizations (Oil & Gas, Banking, Telco, Education, Healthcare, Power, Retail, Media, Government…) and helping them with digital transformation and AI enabled by the convergence of the new emerging digital technologies.
Invited Industry Panelist
Regional General Manager
Tata Consultancy Services( UAE, Kuwait & Oman)
He is seasoned business leader with more than 23 years of experience across general management, strategy, business development and management. Earlier, he has led business in South Asia, South-east Asia & South Africa and built business in US & UK for the organizations he has worked for. He has been with TCS for more than 10 years in senior leadership roles. Building, motivating & leading teams while collaborating with internal & external stakeholders to deliver results is his strength. He is growth focused, with a keen business sense and a knack of sensing opportunities and converting them. He was selected for the Tata – Michigan Ross Executive Leadership Program which he completed last year. He is a MBA, an Associate of Insurance Institute of India (AIII) and has done Oxford Fintech Program from Said Business School, University of Oxford.