Mr. Sandeep Shekhawat
Director of Engineering at Walmart Global Tech, USA
Topic: Smart Retail: How AI + IoT are revolutionizing the Retail Industry
Sandeep is a Director of Engineering at Walmart Global Tech, USA leading their Associate productivity team. Prior to this he was with Facebook/WhatsApp, Apple and Yahoo, with a total of 15 years of industry experience. He completed his Masters in Computer Science from Cornell University and his undergraduate from BITS Pilani, Pilani. His expertise is in areas of enterprise AI + Internet of Things for Smart Retail. At Apple he applied the biggest retail application of IoT, he built and scaled IoT applications for millions of devices at Apple. More recently he has been furthering the IoT solutions and their applications at Walmart Retail stores(one of the largest Retailers by footprint) to help enable efficient store operations by collecting data from devices and machinery in the stores.
Dr. Deepayan Banerjee
Advanced R&D Engineer
Keysight Technologies, Gurgaon India
Dr. Deepayan Banerjee is an Advanced R&D Engineer at Keysight Technologies, Gurgaon India. He is involved in the designing of RF front-ends for next generation Keysight Oscilloscopes, Network Analyzers, and other upcoming 6G measurement equipment.
Before joining Keysight Technologies, Dr. Banerjee was working as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University in the United States of America where he was involved in two major projects from the DARPA and the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Centre. Dr. Banerjee’s research focus during that period was mostly on metasurface antennas for Low-Earth-Orbit satellites.
Dr. Banerjee holds a Ph.D. degree on the domain on RF and Microwave Engineering with an expertise on multi-band passive circuits and RF power amplifiers. During his Ph.D. tenure at IIIT Delhi, he was also working as a Visiting Research Scholar at one of his collaborating labs at the University of Calgary, Canada. Dr. Banerjee’s research output includes more than 20 peer reviewed and published papers at reputed IEEE journals and leading conferences. His professional collaborations are well-known around the globe with notable leads at Duke University, USA, University of Calgary and University of Alberta, Canada, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, SUSTech, China.
Apart from the professional aspect, Dr. Deepayan Banerjee is actively involved in Amateur Radio operations in India and the United States. He has a full-fledged amateur radio station at home which is used to monitor radio transmissions, threats, natural disasters, and support operations at times of crisis.
Mr. Aninda Sankar Sukla
Lead Sr. Data Scientist
Aays Analytics, India
He is a Lead Sr. Data Scientist and Consultant with strong theoretical skills and a passion for Data science having an overall 6.4 + years of work experience in the Data Science domain. Among which he served at TCS Research and presently accociated with Aays Analytics. He also been part of few research projects at IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bombay. He has given talks previously at various institutions like Techno India group, VIT group ,IEM group. Also presented research publications at various international conferences like CODS- Comad. He also has done his master’s from BITs pilani in Data Science.
As a data scientist his Responsibilities included building POC related to the data science domain for clients, creating IPs like Publishing Papers, doing research and coming up with new ideas that can be used as business driven solutions.