Parag Kulkarni, PhD, is CEO and Chief Scientist, EKLaT Research, Pune. Dr. Kulkarni is an entrepreneur, machine learning expert and innovation strategist. Through his consultations and innovative leadership, he has turned around fortune of more than one dozen start-ups in last two decades. He is pioneer of concepts systemic machine learning and systemic knowledge innovation. He is visiting researcher and faculty at various B-schools and technical schools of repute, including IITs, IIMs, Masaryk University, COEP, etc. Besides being the co-author of more than half a dozen books, he has also authored two books, namely, Knowledge Innovation Strategy and Reinforcement and Systemic Machine Learning for Decision Making as well as more than 220 research papers. Dr. Kulkarni is co-inventor of half a dozen patents as well. He has delivered more than 100 keynote addresses and numerous talks on machine learning, strategy and managing start-ups to deliver extraordinary impact on strategic perspective of thousands of researchers and professionals. He has worked very closely with Grassroots innovators and contributed to Grassroots innovations through his refreshing novel ideas in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning. His areas of interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, business and knowledge innovation and data mining.
Sarang Joshi, PhD, is Professor at Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT), Pune. He was the chairman of board of studies and member of academic council, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), formally Pune University. Professor Joshi’s areas of interest include visualization, virtualization algorithms and data processing.
Meta S. Brown is President of A4A Brown Inc.—a boutique consultancy that helps technical people to communicate with executives and clients. She is the author of Data Mining for Dummies, and creator of the storytelling for Data Analysts and Tech Workshops. Her areas of interest include business analytics and text analytics.