NK is one of the global thought leaders in revenue management and an icon of Kerala's IT industry. A technology evangelist with over 26 years in the industry, NK shaped the wave of customer-centric software platforms and solutions for pricing and billing, particularly in transaction-intensive verticals. He pioneered the concept of relationship-based pricing – an idea industry analysts now acknowledge to be the key to balanced pricing dynamics.
NK founded SunTec Business Solutions and continues to lead the organisation as its President and CEO. He made SunTec one of the global leaders in revenue management and business assurance space in the financial and telecom industries. Under his leadership, SunTec forayed into offer management, loyalty and relationship based pricing.
SunTec has won several global awards, including the Celent Model Bank, Red Herring Global 100, Deloitte Technology Fast India – 50 and Deloitte Technology Fast Asia-Pacific – 500 and is considered as a leader in enterprise products.
NK has delivered numerous talks across global forums such as SIBOS, 3G Mobile Forum, Indian Banking Summit, Gartner Summit etc. He is a widely read writer and writes for many leading technology newsletters and blogs. NK holds master’s degrees in management and physics.
Alex is responsible for Global Center Operations, Corporate quality, Information Services, Real Estate & Facilities Management, Global Travel, Purchasing & Assets for UST Global. Alex also holds the role of country head for India. He brings in significant experience in setting up offshore development centers and managing mergers and acquisitions while holding leadership positions in Global 1000 companies across North America, Australia and Asia Pacific. Before joining UST Global, he served as Vice President and Director for IT consulting companies in USA, Japan, Australia, Europe and India.
Alex holds several important positions in Government agencies, academic institutions and trade bodies in India. He is currently a member of the State council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Kerala State. He is a Board Member of the ICT Academy, a company set up by the Government of Kerala to enhance the training and competency of students and faculty. Alex has been recognized by the US Consulate , Chennai for his efforts in promoting US-India trade.
Joe is one of the youngest leaders of the IT industry in Kerala. He heads the Corporate Services function for Cognizant India and is responsible for the overall administration of all the 60+ Cognizant campuses in India. He leads a team of over 11,000 personnel. Joe also heads the Cognizant Cochin Development center, with over 3300 professionals. He has been part of the CIO leadership team leading transformational IT initiatives for Cognizant. Joe has been with Cognizant for over 18 years and spent close to 12 years in the US, where he held multiple leadership roles in the North America Sales and Business Development teams.
He was on the National Board of the Round Table India from 2013 to 2014 and has served on the Managing Committee of the Kerala Management Association from 2013 to 2015. Joe is an ICF accredited Management Coach. In 2015, he was awarded the CEO Leadership Excellence award, the highest honor at Cognizant. He secured his Engineering degree from Calicut University, MS from BITS, Pilani and MBA from Johnson School, Cornell University.
Vijay Kumar leads the India & Middle East operations of Testhouse – an IT consultancy headquartered in London,UK and specializing in software quality and IT risk mitigation. His responsibilities include expanding the current operations in India, Middle East, US and Africa. Vijay is a co-founder and serves on the Board of InApp – a software development company headquartered in Palo Alto, USA. He has over 15 years of industry experience and through aligning strategy, people and technology, he has been instrumental in building high performing teams that drive sustainable growth.
Vijay was on the National Board of Round Table India for two years, heading the HRD and Leadership Development function, where he organised over 40 workshops across15 cities in India and abroad. These included orientation for National and Area Boards, Train the Trainer programs, Leadership development, Communication and Team building workshops. Vijay is currently a member of the Executive Council of the British Business Group, Chennai. He also serves as the Honorary Consular Warden for the British Deputy High Commission, Chennai. An active Freemason, his hobbies include Golf and Badminton.
Vijay graduated from the College of Engineering, Trivandrum and did his M.B.A at the School of Management Studies, at the Cochin University.
Fondly called ABK, Balakrishnan has nearly 30 years of experience in the IT industry. He has taken Geojit Technologies through a path of sustainable growth and profit. Starting with the set up of IT infrastructure at Geojit Financial Services, his strategy and vision took GTL to the CMMI level 5 company it is today.
His strong expertise in Financial Services domain together with his passion for innovation has resulted in GTL achieving many industry firsts over the years. With various national and international awards to his credit in both management and technology, he manages the IT strategy development for the parent group of companies and its implementation at GTL.
He started his career with Keltron and joined in National Informatics Centre in 1991.
Rafeek Mohammed built one of the most respected organisations in Technopark - PIT Solutions Pvt Ltd, an established IT service provider since 2000 with primary offices in Switzerland and India as well as subsidiaries the USA and UAE. He is the chief strategist who drives the development and expansion of PIT Solutions in the Asia and America region. Today, PITS employs a strong pool of 250+ in-house skilled professionals.
Rafeek has vast experience in finance and insurance sectors, in which PITS several successfully executed major projects under his leadership. Prior to co-founding PIT Solutions, he worked with major multinational companies in India, United States and Europe. His long-term vision is to develop innovative products that can complement PITS' offerings in the services sector.
A mentor to a handful of start-ups, Rafeek also heads the Business Focus Group of GTech and is currently working with the Government of Kerala to devise a new partnership between Kerala and chosen Governments in the Middle East, in the filed of IT.
Rafeek holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Advanced Computing from C-DAC.
In his current role, Renjith strives to spread GTech’s reach and services across the state. He works alongside the Leaders of the industry in the state and elsewhere, Entrepreneurs, CXOs, People's Representatives, Diplomats, Senior Bureaucrats, Trade Commissions, Trade Bodies and Media, among others. He also coordinates and executes the various initiatives GTech undertakes.
The highlight of Renjith’s stint with GTech is that he transitioned the organisation from ‘a group of Technopark companies’ to a strategic grouping of technology companies, covering all IT parks in the state. He serves on the Management Advisory Committee of the ICT Academy of Kerala and Governing Council of the Research & Development wing of the Kerala Police CyberDome.
In his early career, Renjith worked in different roles with some of the leading media houses in the national and regional space. He is a post-graduate from the Asian College of Journalism, the premier media school in the country. Renjith is a communications strategist and story teller.