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Information Technology Awards Judging Committee

Chair:     

Arvind KumarArvind Kumar, Advanced ERP Solution Architect/Information Technology Manager
Derex Technologies, Portland, Oregon, USA

Arvind Kumar has held various positions in engineering, manufacturing, and information technology. He has 20 years of enriched experience in designing niche solutions in SAP/Big Data, SAP HANA and IT Projects across the globe. He is a pioneer in analysis, design, development, testing, and implementation of customized ERP (SAP), Big Data, and Hadoop solutions for new implementations and upgrades. He is experienced in delivering complex solutions in various IT/SAP projects using expert-level skills. Arvind earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and an MBA in System Management in India.
   Arvind Kumar began his Information Technology career in 1998. From there, he progressed through several IT leadership roles in diverse industries and technologies. Arvind Kumar is a technology expert and passionate problem solver. He is SAP Order to Cash, SAP Procurement, SAP HANA and PMP Certified. His Articles on “MAP R and Hive” and “IOT” have been widely referred to by small and large-scale industries. Arvind also won “Best of IBM” and “Expert Author Award” from IBM. Based in the United States, Arvind is the proud father of two young children.
   On being appointed Chair of this committee, Arvind told us: "As a member of the Judging Committee for the New Product Management Awards last year, I was highly impressed by the number of new, efficacious products and techniques that are being developed. I look forward to some equally impressive entries in the IT categories this year.”

COMMITTEE:

Tarun Bahadur, Vice President
Nomura Securities, New York, New York, USA

Nehal Bharodia, Senior Analytical Consultant
SAS Institute Inc., Cary, North Carolina, USA

Satish Boguda, Software Developer
Applexus Technologies, Federal Way, Washington, USA

Michal Cenkl, Director of Innovation and Technology
The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Sai Sharan Donthi, Assistant Vice President
Credit Suisse, New York, New York, USA

Siddha Ganju, Solution Architect
Nvidia, Santa Clara, California, USA

Greg Gomel, Founder
The Gomel Group, Plano, Texas, USA

Arnav Gupta, Lead Full Stack Developer
Cognizant Technology Solutions, Denver, Colorado, USA

Steve Iffie, President & Chief Technical Officer
GlossiveTech, San Diego, California, USA

Joe Jessen, Chief Solutions Officer
otham Technology Group, Montvale, New Jersey, USA

Sripathy Kannappan, Senior Consultant
Cambridge Technology Inc, Irving, Texas, USA

Shashank Kaul, Principal Architect
VERSA Integrated Solutions, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Pratik Kothari, IT Delivery Manager
John Deere, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Anoop Kumar, Senior Program Manager
HCL America, Sewickley, Pennsylvania, USA

Paritosh Maheshwari, Solution Design IT Specialist
Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Rishit Mishra, Manager
PwC, Dallas, Texas, USA

Sriram Nandiraju, Senior Software Engineer 
Techno-Comp Inc, Somerset, New Jersey, USA

Suhas Pande, Lead Full-Stack Developer/Solution Architect
State of Oregon (consultant), Portland, Oregon, USA

Supriya Pande, Software Developer
File & ServeXpress, LLC, Irving, Texas, USA

Ioannis Saratsidis, President
PC Pal Global, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Michael Ulicki, Vice President, Global Infrastructure
Johnson Controls, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, USA

Sasank Vemana, Lead Developer
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA