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Chair:

Alyssa Dver, CEO & Co-Founder
American Confidence Institute, Westborough, Massachusetts, United States

A self-described Confidence Crusader, Neuro Nerd and Success Equalizer, Alyssa leads the American Confidence Institute, which has so far unlocked real confidence in over 350,000 smart, hardworking people. Delivering SHRM and ICF-accredited training including top-rated keynotes, self-coaching workshops, eclasses, and coaching certification programs, clients include the US Air Force and US Tennis Association, Spotify, Wayfair, Panera, Dell, Staples, and dozens more.  

Supporting her mission to bring more confidence to the world, Alyssa is a TEDx and Boston Best Speaker, Real Confidence podcaster, and Thrive Global contributor.  Her 7th book, “Confidence is a Choice: Real Science. Superhero Impact.” is an International Book Award finalist and was endorsed by experts at Harvard Medical School, Wharton’s Neuroscience Center, Yale’s Office of Diversity, UC Berkeley Executive Education, and other top academic and business leaders. Ongoing, Alyssa teaches at UPenn’s Innovation Center, advises at MIT’s Trust Center, and coaches both individuals and small groups of entrepreneurs and executive leaders.

With a commitment to make diversity, equity, and inclusion a reality, Alyssa founded and chairs the ERG Leadership Alliance, the largest association of employee group leaders.  What fuels her confidence?  Her unusually patient husband, two very tall sons, and their quirky - but really cute - rescue pooch.

Committee

Bhaskar Ahuja, Founder
Originscale, New York City, New York, United States
Bhaskar Ahuja is a serial entrepreneur with experience ranging from technology to CPG to e-commerce. He is revolutionizing the way we can do business with a remodel of the global supply chain. With his company Originscale, he is utilizing modern technology to bring absolute transparency, trust, and credibility to the global supply chain.

Srikanth Ambatipudi, IT Internal Auditor Consultant
Erie Insurance Company, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Srikanth has more than 22 years of experience working with organizations like General Electric and TATA Consultancy Services and is currently working with Erie Insurance Company as their IT Internal Auditor Consultant. Srikanth provides dedicated leadership in IT Internal Audit, Cybersecurity Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC), and has extensive experience in conducting risk-based IT audits and audits to achieve regulatory compliance. Prior to working in this field, he worked in the areas of design, development, maintenance, and support of Finance IT Systems. Srikanth is also skilled in developing and executing audit plans, risk assessments, risk mitigation and risk treatment plans with special emphasis on helping organizations identify risk areas and implement controls and remediation plans in line with business strategy.

Ravindra Babu Alla, Technical Delivery Manager
CompuGain LLC, Herndon, Virginia, United States

Vanessa Brooks, Education & Enablement Manager
FedEx / TNT, Atherstone, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Vanessa studied Sociology at Richmond College, UK. Her career spans over 26 years. During that time, Vanessa has gained broad experience working in Operations, Customer Service, and Sales, and has held several leadership positions, leading teams up to 200 strong across the organization. She was involved in external benchmarking to understand best in class, award-winning proposals, and structures that support market share growth. She has helped to shape the organization with strategic positioning, structure, and methodology to leverage changes in customers' business models and buying trends. Vanessa is based in the UK, married, and works across Northern Europe.

Christian Borchert, Founder & CEO
Blue Elephants Solutions Pte. Ltd., Singapore, Singapore
Christian Borchert is an innovation and thought leader in learning and knowledge retention technologies. He is founder and CEO of Blue Elephants Solutions Pte. Ltd, a company focusing on AI-driven micro knowledge retention solutions and Learning Games for web or mobile. Repetition leads to habits, habits to actions, and actions to success.

Yasin Cat, Regional Aftersales Manager
TürkTraktör, Bursa, Turkey

Oguz Gencer, Trainer & Consultant
O&G Training and Development, Istanbul, Kadiköy, Turkey
Oğuz Gencer graduated in Political Science with a minor in Sociology. Afterwards, he completed a Master's degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Currently, he is studying Psychology at one of the top universities in Turkey. During his professional life, he has worked in leading corporate academies in Turkey like Allianz Insurance and Aras Cargo, and has contributed to several learning and development projects. Currently, he is conducting training mostly in Conflict Management and working on different projects for corporate academies. In addition to these studies, he is working as an ICF coach and is conducting individual and team coaching workshops with professionals and university students.

Yaroslav Kholod, Co-founder and Director of Programmatic Operations
Admixer, Kiev, Ukraine
With over ten years of experience in online advertising, Yaroslav has been an instrumental member of the Admixer team since its very beginnings. He spent five years building the business’s publisher-side operations before shifting his focus to the programmatic ecosystem in 2016. He is responsible for the growth of Admixer’s demand and supply-side offerings and ad-serving solutions, and is developing comprehensive user-friendly services for customers across the industry.
 

Mukesh Mahajan, Solution Director
Krypt Inc, San Jose, California, United States
Mukesh Mahajan is a thought leader at SAP Digital Supply Chain & Global Trade Services. He assists multinational companies in their journey of Supply Chain & Global Trade transformation. He is on the steering committee of a number of Global Trade & Supply Chain projects at fortune 500 companies advising customers on their projects. He was a speaker at SAP Sapphire 2019, and at the 2016 SAPInsider Conference, and he has had a number of speaking sessions with customers & SAP in 2020 & 2021.

Thanasis Papapostolou, Founder - Operations Manager
AIP Consulting, Thessaloniki, Greece
Thanasis is the founder of AIP Consulting, an international Market Research company with a focus on Customer Experience Management services and technologies. Furthermore, he delivers training to middle and upper management executives in the fields of Leadership, Negotiations, and Sales. Additionally, he offers Coaching and Mentoring services and tools to Startups and Executives. Prior to that, he served in Sales Management positions for various global FMCG & Retail companies for 15+ years.
 

Mona Taman, Vice Chairman & Professor of Education Technology and e-Learning
Future Leaders International Group, Alexandria, Egypt
Dr. Taman is a Professor of educational technology and e-learning. She s also General Coordinator of the Sheikha Fadia Al-Sabah Innovations Competition in Egypt, Head of the International Education Sector of the African-Asian Union, and a consultant in education technology and development at Guidepoint, and L.E.K, an American global consultancy. She his also a Member of the Arab Society for Materials Science at the Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University, Egypt.  A consultant in thinking skills and concentration; a Certified International Practitioner and Lecturer in Neuro Linguistic Programming and a certified trainer from Depono Middle East Center in Thinking Skills, she has more than 18 years experience in education technology and training.

Rohan Tiwari, Software Engineering Manager
Google, Seattle, Washington, United States
Rohan is a seasoned people leader with a strong background in software engineering. He has experience in building diverse teams in different geographic markets. He has worked for startups, mid-size as well as large firms, which gave him well-rounded exposure to challenges faced by organizations at different stages of their growth cycle. He leads by enabling and firmly believes that people are the most important assets of any successful business. Rohan holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Rohan grew up in India where he developed a strong interest in computers. He moved to the USA to pursue this interest and build a career in technology by starting his career as a software engineer. He became a people manager by choice and now takes great pleasure in helping his team achieve success and lead happy lives.

Sharada Tyagi, Sr. Data Governance Analyst
Republic Services Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Sharada Tyagi is a  Senior Cloud Data Engineer with over thirteen years of experience in building, maintaining and supporting data frameworks for enterprise data activities.  She has in-depth knowledge and experience working in the role of Cloud Data Governance Engineer helping the company build its modern data architecture platform, proof of concept in building a data lake, MPP cloud data warehousing solutions for ingestion, storage, access and consumption of new and existing data in the cloud. Her past experiences include working as a Senior Business Intelligence Data Analyst drawing business insights from data through complex analysis, data mining, and visualization with respect to descriptive analysis and predictive analysis by using modeling, applying mathematical theory, statistical tools, optimization techniques, algorithms and simulations to business data.

Subra V., Senior Software Engineer
Google, New York, New York, United States

Cathy Vasilev, Chief Operating Officer and Sr. Vice President
www.redoakcompliance.com, Cedar Park, Texas, United States

Madhusudhana Yelurim Technical Project Manager
Info services LLC, Livonia, Michigan, United States
Madhusudhana Rao Yeluri is a Technical Project Manager with more than 21 years of IT experience in analyzing, designing, planning, budgeting and execution of enterprise applications and IT products with the best of results according to company vision, budget, and deadline. He has successfully executed and delivered various highly scalable and highly available solutions for large complex projects in multiple domains such as Telecom, Finance, Utilities and e-Commerce for Fortune 500 companies. Madhusudhana is a certified PMP and PMI-Agile Practitioner.

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