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Kailash Jayaswal is the Vice President of Technical Services and IT Advisor at Choice Solutions, Ltd. He has completed his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, New Delhi and M. Tech. from the University of Massachusetts. He has more than 24 years of experience at technical and management levels in various companies such as IBM, Cisco Systems, Roche Bioscience, Siebel (now Oracle), Yahoo, and Caterpillar. He has also provided training to various technical support groups in HP-UX, AIX and Solaris. He has been involved in implementation of several large-scale server and storage consolidations, server virtualization and disaster recovery projects. He is the author of a leading book titled “”Administering Datacenters: Servers, Storage and Voice over IP”” published in 2005 by John Wiley and Sons, New York. His other published works include articles on Sun Systems Management and Web Administration. He has also been actively involved in teaching courses on IT Deployments to industry professionals and IT application to Undergraduate Engineering Classes at the University of Massachusetts. He has written on IT Products and taught them to Systems Administrators and Sales Engineers at IBM, Cisco and Yahoo.
Jagannath Kallakurchi is one of the founders and CEO & Managing Director of Choice Solutions Ltd. He has completed his B. Tech and M.Tech. from IIT, Roorkee. He has 25 years of extensive IT experience and possesses a rare combination of strong technical and management skills along with an eye to meet clients’ needs. He had been instrumental in establishing a highly-talented server, storage and network consulting division within Choice Solutions Ltd. He has single-handedly led the company in setting up large-scale IT deployment projects for varied clients, such as Barclays, IIIT, Ministry of Defence, Lanco and State Bank of India.
Donald J. Houde is currently serving as the Vice President of Client Implementation Services and Executive Consultant at Choice Solutions, Inc. As a corporate and IT executive, Donald Houde has enjoyed more than 25 years of C-level leadership, IT managerial and solution architecture experience. He has specialized in Applied Physics, Business Operations Financial Management, Real Estate Law, and Information Technology. He is a highly requested advisor on information security, privacy, and confidentiality best practices, as well as a frequent and acclaimed public speaker on education, technology, security, organizational, and leadership topics.
Dr. Deven Shah Currently working as a Professor and Principal in one of the oldest engineering colleges affiliated to the Mumbai University. He is an Open Source Evangelist and pioneered Open Source based content in the engineering studies at the University level. In the year 2009, he created a Private Cloud by using the Open Source Technology in the college to demonstrate how to set up a Virtual Computing Lab. He has received IBM awards for his work on SOA security and the IBM Drona Award (2009). His projects have been selected in the top 20 best projects in the IBM’s Great Mind challenges for four consecutive years. He has authored several books on topics like security, networking, Linux, etc. He is a certified Vulnerability Assessor and has developed various courses by using Open Source Technologies for leading computer institutes in India. He has also carried out various government-funded projects on Security and Cloud Technologies.
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