Our Advisory Board

The objective of our Advisory Board is to provide independent, objective guidance to the management at ITBirbal.com on the further development of the mission and value. Our advisory board members are highly respected experts, selected to provide a depth and range of experience in their field.  




Ahmed Hamouda 
Chartered Accountant from England & Wales UK, Ontario Canada
MBA from Georgia State University, USA. 

Ahmed started his career with PWC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) in London England. In 1980 he moved to Ernst & Young where he served for 30 years, first in Audit & Tax, before moving to management consulting where he built a diversified wealth of experience in North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Ahmed was promoted to Partner in 1997 and Managing Partner of the Cairo office in 1999 where he remained until retirement in June 2012. 


Anshul Gupta 
B. Tech. (Computer Science) from IIT Delhi
Ph.D. (Computer Science) from the University of Minnesota 

Anshul is currently working at Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM USA. His research interests include sparse matrix computations and their applications in optimization and computational sciences, parallel algorithms, and graph/combinatorial algorithms for scientific computing.

He has co-authored several journal articles and conference papers on these topics and a textbook titled "Introduction to Parallel Computing." He is the primary author of Watson Sparse Matrix Package (WSMP). 


Prof Ashwani Kumar 
B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
MS (Technology Management) from NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
MBA (Melbourne Business School)
PhD (IIITM)

Ashwani is a Professor – Business Analytics & Information Systems at Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He has fifteen years of academic work-experience (12 years at IIM Lucknow & 3 years at IIITM, Gwalior). He also has four years of Industry experience in the areas of Business Development (in companies like Hitachi); IT/ERP Consulting (executed projects for SAP Australia, among others) and as a co-founder of an IT start-up.

He has Designed and Developed new courses/ programs in Business Analytics/ Data Mining in collaboration with SAS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxvlSxaPTjk & http://www.sas.com/en_in/customers/iim-lucknow.html) and in ERP/ Enterprise Systems in collaboration with Microsoft.

His articles have been published in globally reputed international journals, primarily in the areas of Machine Learning/ Data Mining and its applications in CRM, Marketing and Finance.


Rajneesh Bhandari 
B. Tech. from IIT Delhi

Rajneesh is the founder of Cosmo Infrasolutions. He has over 10 years of experience with Industry leaders like Reliance, Birlas and Aksh Optifibre. Rajneesh is a first generation serial entrepreneur and has promoted four successful ventures in Telecommunication, Engineering Materials, Medical diagnostics and Gems .
His flagship company is one of the leading Telecom Infrastructure service provider spread across 14 states in India with a technical workforce of over 700 people.

Rajneesh avidly pursues Technology led Innovations and has six US patents to his credit. He has also developed technologies in the field of medical diagnostics particularly for evaluation of balance disorders . Rajneesh is on the governing board of Rajasthan Angel Investors Network ( RAIN) and president of TiE Rajasthan.


Ramakrishnan Sudarshanam 
Masters Degree in Commerce
Post Graduate Diploma in Systems Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Global CIO Certification

Ramakrishnan is currently working with United Breweries Ltd as Vice President – IT. Ramakrishnan has more than 25 years of experience in information technology and systems. He is well versed with most IT applications in India and has the ability to recommend IT systems taking into consideration the IT maturity levels in the organization and focusing on the core business objectives. This ensures successful implementation and an improved ROI on the investments.

He has successfully led United Breweries through one lifecycle of ERP and is now leading the implementation of the second ERP aligned to the process maturity and the increased IT awareness in the organization. 


Vasant Sanjeevan 
B. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Delhi
M.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech

Vasant is currently working with HGST, a subsidiary of Western Digital as a Site Director.

Vasant is a Silicon Valley high-tech executive with extensive experience in ERP as well as Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). He co-founded OpsDynamics, a services company with several marquee clients. In the past Vasant has also had product development and consulting roles at Oracle, Sun, Applied Materials, JDSU, Amdahl, Hitachi Data Systems and Xerox.

His specialties are in business analytics, order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, planning and execution systems, product strategy, product development, multi-tenant/on demand, BPM, global development, outsourcing and customer implementation experience.




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