Aruna Schwarz
CEO
Bangalore, India

Aruna has more than 20 years of experience in Product Management, Business Development and Marketing with leading Telecos and Content Management solutions vendors. Her most recent experience was at Rosebud Technologies – a content management solutions vendor in Paris, France, where as Head of Marketing for Europe, she was responsible for developing and launching a suite of Content Management products.

Her experience also includes the launch of the B2B products in France for 9Telecom (a Telecom Italia subsidiary in France) as Head of the SME Marketing Group, Business Development & Product Head for the Internet turnkey solutions for the Schlumberger and Cable & Wireless joint venture for EMEA, and marketing and product management roles at Cable & Wireless and BT in the UK.

A native of India, Aruna has an MA in Economics from Bangalore University and an MBA from Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK. She has spent all her career in Europe (UK & France) and is now based in Bangalore, India.

Pierre Fraisse
CTO
Lyon, France

Pierre has worked in the field of document management, search, semantic and XML related technologies for over 25 years.

As the CTO of Datox for over 20 years, Pierre headed the R&D team building content management, archiving, image and video processing, categorization and text mining solutions for the media sector.

Pierre started his career as a researcher in mathematics at the CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research) and had published in many international journals on Graph Theory and Combinatorics. A native of France, Pierre holds a PhD in Engineering and Mathematics from Université Paris XI Orsay, and holds a graduate engineering degree from the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.

Maria Shiao
VP Business Development
London, UK

Maria has more than 20 years of experience in IT & Telecoms Sales and Business Development (hardware, software and services).

Her most recent accomplishment was building Cisco’s Internet of Things strategic partnerships in Smart Cities, Smart Grid, Industrial Automation and Transportation in Europe.

Prior to Cisco, Maria was a Client Executive and Business Development Executive at IBM, managing key Telco accounts, and building new business streams for IBM in areas such as cloud, and Next Generation Networks. Maria started her career as an ASIC designer at Bell Laboratories and France Telecom R&D, and then moved on to partner, sales, business development, strategy, and country GM roles at AT&T, IDT, and subsea cable operator FLAG Telecom. A native of Spain, Maria holds a BS (Hon.) in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University (NY), a Master’s degree in Electronics from Telecom ParisTech and an MBA (Hon.) from ESSEC Business School (Paris).

Sandeep Raizada
VP Operations
Bangalore, India

Sandeep has over 25 years of experience in managing delivery centers and customer projects across multiple locations in the US, Europe & Asia.

His experience in Business Process Consulting covers multiple domains like Manufacturing, Textiles, Publishing, Consumer Products, Telecom, Steel and Transportation. Most recently, he was at Logica/CGI, responsible for Industrialization of Application Development Services across all technologies. At HCL Technologies he was responsible for taking the SAP practice to the Global Partner status and its acquisition of 660 million USD Axon.

He has also managed key accounts at HP & Siemens AG. He started his career at ABB as a process automation engineer working on mathematical modelling and control systems. A native of India, Sandeep holds a BE in Electrical Engineering.