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Sundar Iyer
Managing Director & Telco/Utilities Platform Businesses

Experience: 23+ years commercialising emerging technology solutions from Finland, Silicon Valley and Israel in Asia-Pacific in the utility and telecom verticals


Education: B.E(EEE)(1st Hons) (Auck) MBA (Exec) (Dist) UNSW)


Languages: English, French, Tamil

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Jay Shah
X-Vertical & Quality Engineering

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Experience: 15+ years as an agile program/project manager/scrum-master across multiple verticals and countries.


Education: Bachelor of Engineering (Gujarat University)  MBA (MBS)


Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Chris Panopoulos
Energy, IoT, Business Development &
End to End (E2E) Product Development

Experience: 15 years + experience in Industrial engineering, product development and business development in energy, manufacturing, IoT and B2B offerings.


Education: Masters degree from Central Saint Martin UAL London in Industrial Engineering


Languages: English & Greek

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Sang Soo Jeong
Telecommunications, Electronics Manufacturing, Edge Computing, NFV/SDN

Experience: 25+ years leading teams in Communication, Entertainment Solutions, Sales Management, Telecommunication and Device Manufacture and Business Strategy.


Education: Masters Engineering (Computer Science)

HanYang University, Seoul


Languages: Korean, English

Location: South Korea (Seoul)

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Yoshio Matsunaga
IoT/M2M, AI, Digital Marketing, VR/AR, Wearables, Embedded, Digital Education

Experience: Helped >10+ high-tech start-ups successfully enter the Japanese market.  


Education: Double major in Entrepreneurship and Industrial Organizational Psychology, City University of New York


Languages: English &  Japanese

Location: Tokyo, Japan

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Kim Giliam
Biotechnology

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Experience: 20+ years commercialising biotechnology in major global markets

Education: B.Sc (Hons) (Monash) MBA (Entrepreneurship and Leadership) (QUT)

Languages: English

Location: Brisbane, Australia

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Raj Ramanujam
 Customer Experience Management

Experience: 25+ years in customer experience management and contact center strategy to execution, team leadership


Education: Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial)(Pune) MBA (Massey, NZ)


Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil & Marathi

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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Kalyan Dasgupta
 Senior Commercial Advisor

Experience: 28 years’ experience in both financial and management accounting, with strong commercial acumen to drive business growth and strategic pursuit leadership. Total deal signings of >$2.5 billion in Australia/NZ region over the last 14 years.


Education: CA (Aus), FCCA, ACMA, CGMA, CPA, BBus(Acc) Com


Languages: English, Bengali

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Mark Netto
 Clean Energy Business Development

Experience: 23+ years in Sales, Business development and Entrepreneurship, with the last 15 years working in the Energy Sector across Europe, EMEA, Asia and Australia.

Education: B.E(Mech)(1st Hons), SCEM  


Languages: English

Location: Melbourne, Australia & Singapore

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Sami Makelainen
 Emerging Technologies

Experience: 25+ years in emerging technologies and Horizon 2/3 trends from Finland, United States and Australia. 

Education: MSc Computer Science (University of Helsinki) 


Languages: English, Finnish

Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Alvin Tan

Business and Partner Ecosystem Development

Experience: 10+ years in business and partner ecosystem development for platform companies in the logistics, healthcare, privacy management and cloud domains. 

Education: BBA (Marketing, Entrepreneurship)

(University of Missouri) 


Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Malay

Location: KL, Malaysia

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